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Volume II, Number 4 February 13, 1950 Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C.
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On Honor Roll
The foUowins students made
the hOQTcr roll for the first term
of the I&50-51 .school 5'ear.
Stanley Modlin . of Ahoskie and
TJna Praoicis of Conway made the
“A" homer roll.
Ryland Bradley of Jackson,
Bobbie Dough of Baltimore. Md.,
Dmald Rose of Pantego, CaroljTi
Griffin of Rooky Mount, Marjorie
Perry cf Hertford, and Betty Lou
ise Smith of Holland, Va., made
the “B'’ honor roU.
Feb. 14—^Louisburg ra Chowan
Peb, 17—^Presb^'terian Jr. Col
lege vs Chowan (here)
Feb. 20—Concert by Frances
Feb 21—Wilmington vs Chowan
Feb. 24—Wilmington vs Chowen
Mar. 2—Girl’s Intramural Bas
Of all the things .vou wear,
you expre&sion is the most impor
FRANCES LEHNERT TO
SING HERE FEB. 20TH
'es at ChowmJ
The Reverend Mr. Chai’les W.
Duling of Hertiford has accepted
a position at Chowan College as
director of Public Relations. He i
has been on the field for the past
two weeks getting his office and
eciuipment set u®. His work as a
full staff member will begin Feb
Mr. Duling cotnes to Chowan
from The Hertford Baptist
Church. He received his A. B.
degree frcm Marshall College,
Huntington, West Virginia, a^d
his B. D. degree from Crozer
Theological Seminary, Chester,
Pennsyyvania. He did graduate
work in education at George
Peabody College, in psychology
and Einigaish at the University of
West Virginia, and in scciology
a tthe University of Pennsylva
nia. Prior to his entering the U.
S. Army as Chaplain, he was pas-
j.Burgaw Baptist Church.
His immediate task will be to
build the living endowment, or
ganize the alumni, and assist in
the enrollment of students.
Throughout the week, he will be
available as a. speaker for any
clubs and organizations who (}e-
sire him and for special services
The Chowan family Is fortu
nate in securing Mr. Duling’s ser
vices and feel that his coming to
the College will fill one of its
greatest needs. Mr. Duling is wel-
Seven meanbers of the world
government class went to Ra4eigh
Wednesday for the legislative
hearing on the proposed law, that
eighteen year olds be allowed to
The students went upon the in
vitation of Secretary of State
Thad Eure, a native of Winton.
Other colleges reipresneted at a
hearing wete Duke, N. C. State,'
senting opinion was offered rela-
and the University. Only one dis- '
tive to the proiposed law. ' |
Chowan students attending
were Ellen Downs, Lona Nell
Worrell, Stanley Mod'lin. Richard I
Baker, Bill Britt, Irvin Manning, ■
nnd “Pluggy” Hughes. |
corned by the .Vudent«, faculty, ■
and staff who assure him of their j
Annual to Go
To Press March 1
The annual, the Chowanoka, is.,
progressing very rapidly now. Pic
tures of indi.viduals were taken
by_ Hamblin’s Photographers of
Suffolk, Va., during the week of
Januai-y 29 to February 3. Pic
tures cf the senior superlatives
and faculty , members were also
taken durng that * time.
Flans have been made for the
group pictures to be taken on
Wednesday, February 14. These
will include the two societies, ball
teams. Woman’s Athletic Associa
tion, MonogTam Oiub, class offi
cers. Baptist Student Council and
all other organizations.
Proofs of the individual pictures
have been developed, chosen and
I'etumed to the studio.
A contract for publishing the
annual has been signed with the
Etowd Publishing Ccmpany of
Plans are being made for a
bigger and better annual than 1
that cf last year.
The dead-line for sending the,
annual to press is March 1 and |
the book should be completed the,
latter part Df May.
Betty Louise Smith of Holland
Virginia, has been elected editor
of the (Chowanoka to replace Ka
thryn Bryant who left schcol. El
len Downs is business manager
and Ernest Oonnely is faculty
The following ipeople have been
invited to speak in chapel Feb-
Peb. 14—Marvin Gibson, Mur
freesboro. N. C.
Feb. 16—Rev. N. B. Habel, Boy
Feb. 19—Dr. Raleigh Parker,
Northampton County Healht Of
ficer, Woodland, N. C-
Feb. 21—Rev. L. H. Dawson,
Chowan Association Missionary,
Hertford N. C.
“On Wings Of Song” best des-
cribe.s the career r f Frances Leh-
nerts, talen'.ed young mezzo-cnri-
tralto, who will sing here Tues
day evening, February 20. A grad
uate cum laude of the University
of Minnesota and winner of a
five-year fellowship at the Julli-
ard School, Miss Lehnerts has
been hailed by' audiences and
critics alike for her “glownig" per
sonality, high musicianship” and
■‘em.:tional warmth”- The New
York Times wrote, after her Town
Hall recital: "Her voice is a beau
tiful, rich, ample, easy flowing
and extensive in range.” Glenn
Dillard Gunn, well-known Wash
ington critic, wrote: "Miss Leh
nerts is a great singer. Her voice
is velvet, her command of styles
deft and certain, her personality
Recent highlights including
singing at Mexico City’s famous
opera house, Bellas Artes, with
Helen Traiibel in "Die Walkurie”
.... singing a leading rcle in
the American premiere of "Pe
ter Grimes” at the Berkshire Fes
tival in Tanglewood .... sing
ing the ardoous role of Aldagisa
in "Norma” in New York City .
. . . singing the role of DeUteh
to Ramon Vinay’s Samson . . . .
re-engaged as soloist at New
York’s Radio City music hall . . . .
opera and oratorio at the Chau-
tau^a^ Si.imiw 'Tffltlval . . . .
soloist in the Verdi Requiem with
the National Symphony in Wash
ington .... soloist with the New
York Philharmonic .... soloist
with the Minneaipolis SjTnphcny
under Dimitri Mitropoulos . . . .
concerts at Carnegie Hall and
Town Hall .... appearances as
soloist under Thor Johnson, Wil
liam Steinberg, Leonard Bern
stein, carlos Chaves and Alexan
Prances Lehnerts- is the only
singer to have given Vo-carillcn
recitals in this country. They took
place at Duke University in Dur
ham, N. C. Spotlighted on the
200-foot balcony of the Chapel.
Miss Lehiierts, accompanied by
Anton Bress at the 50-bell caril
lon, thrilled thousands of listen
ers. Last spring Miss Lehnerts
was elected an honorary citizen
Frances Lehnert, mezzo-soprano,
who will be heard here Febi aarv,
20, at 8:15.
of Jacksonville, Florida and pre
sented with the Key tTthe City.
Another singular honor was paid
. her when at a Charles'nn, S. C,,
I Flower show a camillia Irom 'he
I famous Mr.griolia Gardens was
I named "the Francr , Lehnerts.”
I Active a;H) in radic, Mis.". Leh-
; nert' has been heard on the Me-
I i.ropolitan Auditions of the Air;
on national hookups . ' the NBcj
Mu?ic Apprecia.tion Hour. CBS
Elncore Appearance and New
Voices in Song; natirual broad
casts on ABC; and television and
FM performances at the General
Music takes up most of Miss
Lehnerts’ time and interest, but
she likes to indulge her hobbies
whic^ include travel, collecting
unusual recipes, horseback riding
and th ecultivation of a garden
on the root cf her twelvestory
New York aipart'.nent house. She
has the rare gift of warming l.»e
hearts with her spontaneous
friendliness and charm. This is
reflected in the tribute paid her
by the critics after a recitaJ at;
Columbia University: "There is
an irrestible joy, exultation and
gladness in her voice which is
contagious. It leaves one cheered,
exhilarated and refreshed.”
Chowan Begins New
Term V/ith Changes
The spring semeS'ter arrived at i book stroe. He is replacing Mr.
Chowan with the majority cf the ' Martindale.
students back, ready and wait- I Several new courses have been
ing' to start their new work. There I added to the college cun'iculum
are two new ministerial students | this semester. They are Business
on campus. They are Bill Thctnp- ' Law. Economics, Tumbling and
son of Suifolk, Virginia, and C.
P. Bennett of Ahoskie.
Benjamin Martindale, head of
the Commercial Department, has
Softball, Tennis and Badminton,
Anatcny, Calculus, Journalism,
and Office Management. All these
new classes have a large enroll-
Playmakers Make Hit With
Tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet
left Chowan to take a position | ment.
in the Railroad Office in Rocky | The spring semester has staft-
Mount. In his place is a ed off with a bang ajid It looks
substitution teacher, Mrs. Ben as if much will be accomplishedi
Mann of Pendleton. She will be in the next four months,
replaced by Miss Anne RJdd on
Feb. 20. Miss Rudd, a graduate
of Appalachian College is frcm
Eugene Williams professor of
English, is now manager of the^
The sophcimore class had a call j
meeting last Thursday evening i
for the purpose of selecting su- I
perlativee who were as follows: |
Most intellectual girl—Una ^
Frances, Conway, N, C,
Most intellectual boy—Bobby
Dough, Baltimore, Md.
Most Studious girl—Anne On-
ley, Herifcrd, N. C.
^ost studious boy—Rylana Brad
ley, Jackson. N. C.
Prettiest girl—Ruth Taylor,
Most handsome boy—Buddy
Bass, Halifax, N. C.
Oirl—^Ijona Wo(rreir, C()le-
rain, N. C.
Ecy—Buddy Ba-s, Halifax,
N. C. I
Most likely to succeed:
Girl—^Una Francis. Ccnway
Boy—Bcbby Dough. Balti
Most talented girl—Ruth Tay
lor, Suffolk, Va.
Most Talented boy—Curtis
Copeland, Sulifolk, Va.
Most Athletic girl—^Betty Kri-
der. Mantec, N. C.
Most Athletic boy—Vance Ste
wart, Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Best-all-round-girl — Carolyn
Griffin, Rocky Mount, N. C.
son, Hertford, N. C.
Wittiest girl—EJen Downs, Win
ton, N. C.
Wittiest Bey—Jay Wilcox. En
field, N. C.
By JAIMES GILLIKIN
"Rc*neo and Juliet,” one of
Shakespeare’s most loved trage
dies was given in the college aud
itorium to a full house Thurs
day by the Carolina Playxnakers
cf the University of North Ca^
The play was brought to Mur
freesboro by (the Rotary Club.
John W. Parker, a native of Mur
freesboro, was 'the toui' manager.
It w'as through his help that the
Rotary Club was able to bring
the Playmakers here again for
the second consecutive year.
The Playmakers chose to give
the shakeapearan tragedy for one
big reason: There are no other
com/panies taking Shakeepeare on
the road this season, rne Caro
lina drama.tists have just finished
a successful run of "Of Thee I
Sing.” They will give "Ceaser and
Cleapatra” later on in the sea
The oomipany whicli appeared
here will be cn the road for two
weeks. Studies are supposed to be
done on the bus. There are no
teachers with them. According to
Miss Martin, "there has been lit
tle studying done so far.”
Tlie play was a big success. Mr.
Lee, superintendent of the Ri
verside Manufacturing Company,
said after the play, "I am just
as full of culture as a Christmas
Ann Martin, appearing here for
the second time, played Juliet.
She has been with the Pla>'makers
two years and played in "Unto
These Hills”- last summer and is
planning to work in it again this
summer. Slie played Juliet very
well with very much ease. Miss
Martin said, "I love the part and
ti is the most exciting and diffi-
oult pai't I have ever played.”
Miss Martin and the cast did not
receive the best support from the
Don Martin, who played Ro
meo is .fixxn Watei’bury, Connecti
cut. He has been in quite a few
Little Theatre groups and has
been with the Playmakers about
a year and a half. He also has
acted in "Unto These Hills.” He
will end this tour with a return
to the Navy.
Josephine Sharky, who played
the part of the nurse and did a
splendid job of it has been w'ith
the Playmakers twenty-four
years. She has done quite a bit of
professional work as well, having
been with the Ben Greet Players
and the Theatre du Vieux Co-
lombier, a Frenoh grcup. She is
the oldest pei'son on the tour but
says, "I love to work with the
The best supporting role was
enacted by Frederick Young, who
appeared as Mercutio, He handled
his part with as much ease as a
Barbara Skinner, the lady elec
trician and Lady Capulet in the
play, did a wonderful job of light
ing and without her the play
wouldi have been weakened great
A selection c,f new books has
been added to the librarj-. Among
these books are histories, books of
travel, biographies, English liter
ature. fine arts, sciences, and fic
Among the selection of books
there are ma.ny b;oks which
should prove of interest and value
to the students and faculty. Seme
of the most popular ones oi'e:
SPAIN IN HISTORIY, a short
history of Spain by James A. Har
rison THE LAST DAYS OF THE
WAR IN NORTH CAROUNA, a
history of the last ninety days of
the Civil War in North Carolina '
by Cornelia Phillips Spencer;,
THE LIFE OF WOODROW WIL
SON. -1856-1924, a biography giv
ing the life works of Wilson by
Josephus Daniels; CYRANO DE
BERGERAC, a pday wnich origi
nated on the French stage, by
Edmond Rostand: and DAVID
COPPERFIELD, an autobiogra
phical novel by Charles Dickens.
To Be Cast
Tlie Scphomore Class had a call
meeting Tuesday morning for the
purpose of selecting its play. It
was decided to give the play, "One
Mad Night,” a mystery fai-ce in
The play will be under the
direction of Mrs. Edwin P. Brown,
president of the Chowan Alumni
No definite date has been set
for the presentation of the play.
To know how to be silent ij
more difficult and more profit
able than to know hew to speals, r