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Volume II, No. 5 March 20, 1951
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C.
Thursday Night Is "One Mad Night
Three Artists to Appear
In Final Concert Series;
Promises to Be the Best
A varied musical program is in
store for members of the Cliowau
ocncert a.ssociation when Helen
Clayton, soprano, Howard Jarrat,
tenor, and Moreland Korklianip,
pianist, appear in the ooilege au
ditorium, Thursday evening, April
Miss Clayton, a graduate of Tu-
!ane University and a voice stu
dent at Julliard Graduate School,
on her present tour will siiig in
28 staites. She has furthered her
voice study under opera Singer,
Karin Branzell. She has' appeared
in concert, oratorio, operetta, as
guest artist with outstanding or
chestras, and on radio. -During
World War II she served two
years in the Waves. Anothei ta
lent of the jioung and beautiful
artist is acting.
Teaming with her in three
groups of duets will be Howard
Jarrat, who studied voice at St.
Olaf College where he was a ten
or scloist with the famed college
choir and who holds a master’s
dt^ee from the American Con
servatory in Chicago. He has sei-v-
ed as head of the music depart
ment at Ohio Wesleyan Universi
ty, situdied with the American
Theatre Wing in New York, and
appeared in numerous concerts
and cperas. During- the last war
he served in the Navy where he
was in great demand as a solo
ist and entertainer. He also has
done extensive work as a tea
cher and lecturer on the history
oif music. Sports and furniture
making are his hobbies.
The pianist, Moreland Kort-
arnjp, also a JuiUard graduate,
tcured overseas for 16 montns as
one-half of a duo-piano team and
has made two transcontinental
concert tours in the United States
and Canada. She has appeared
as soloist on many radio and te
levision shews including Piano
and PhUco Playlhoi^se. Miss Kort-
fcamp will play two groups of sc-
To Speak at
Murfreesboro.—The 1951 Bacca-
lijarefute si>eaker for Chowan Col
lege has been procured.
Preisident B. D. Bunn inicrmed
ilhe Daily News tha* Rev. Sparks
W. Melton Of the PYee-mason
Baptist Church of Norfolk, Va.,
has accepted an invitaition to de
liver the Commenceim«nt Sermon
on Sunday, May 27.
“Dr. Melton is well known
throughout this community," said
Preisident Bunn, “and I am sure
itihe people will look forward to
hearing him at our Commence
lections at Chowan by composers [
I as Brahms. Debussy, Liszt, and i
1 Chopin. I
1 Miss Clayton and Mr. Jarrat i
I will sing in costume songs Ircm
I La Boheme, and the Merry Wi-
' dow. Frcm La Boheme the last
half of the first act will be given.
Costumes designed bj- the Metra-
politau Opera company will be
' worn, and a painted set exactly
' as it is at the MetropoUtan will
' be used.
; The program submitted [i.r the
Ch#«-an concert offers a variety
of popular and classical selecuons.
Sophomore Class Play, "One
Mad Night" , . , Mar. 22, 8;00.
Easter Holidays . . . March 23,
3:45-March. 28, 8:15.
Movie. Blondie Goes to College
. . , March 31, 7:30.
End of Mid-Semester . . , April
Helen Clayton. Howard Jarratt
I Concert . , . April 5.
student President Curtis Cope
land aimounces tha tthere will be
an ijnportant meeting oS the stu
dent council tonight at 6:30.
New representatives who have
been added to the council will be
present for the first time. They
were elected in order to increase
th number and efficiency of the
council. Additional members are
Fred Williams, Bill Thompson,
Donald Rose, Edsal Farless. Ray
mond Mieggs, Carolyn Griffin,
Mae Winslow, and Mary Ali?e
A nominating committee has
been appointed by the president
to study the scholastic standing
of freshimen who might be candi
dates for student government of
fices next year. A candidate mast
maintain a "C" average. On the
nominating committee are Mabel
Johnson, chaiiman, Betty LouisS
Smith, Raj-mond Mieggs, and Do
nald Rose. Elections wil be held
in the near future for offices next
The Chowan Colege sophomores i
will preser^l their annual olay, p.
three-act mystery comedy, "Ont
Mad Night” in the College audi
torium, Thursday night, March
22, at eight o'clock. I
Mary Jennings of Elizabeth Ci*,
ty and James Gillikin of Atlan
tic will play leading roles. The
feminine lead will be that of a
young girl who is fighting for her
life, and the male lead will lie
that of a young playWTight who
wants a little peace and quiet.
Other memibers of the cast are
Ryland Bi'adleiy, Bill Thtompson,
Ruth Taylor. Curtis Cop.-;Iand,
Ann Onley, Ellen Downs, Bobby
Dough, Colcn Ja/ckson and John
Long, Mabel Johnson, Shirley Da
vis, Sara Perry.
Mrs. Edwin P. Brown wha di
rected the sophomore play last
year is directing again this year.
The action of the play takes
place in "One Mad Night” when
Don Cutter and his Chinese va
let go to the Cutter manslcii, a
lonely house on the hill where
Cutter is to finish his play. The I
house, reputed to be haunted, has
been deserted for years. Cutter
finds some strange people living
in the house, including John Al-
den, Priscilla, Mr. Hyde, and Lady
Macbeth and a beautiful girl held
victim of the lunatics. Pi'om here
everj'thing happens; ghosts talk,
women scream, guests disappear.
James Gillikin who plays the
leading role plans to transfer from
Chowan later to study drama at
The proceeds from the play will
go for a gift to the college. Last
year the sophomores gave a
■water cooler, but ihe 1951 ci.iss
has made no plans yet as to what
Eugene Williams, class adviser,
in remarking about this year's
play says. "I think the play is
well cast and the perfonnarce
promises to be smooth and pro
fessional in nature.” Of the play
itself. Mrs. Brown says, "We have
a much better play this year than
last year, and the cast is shap
ing up vei'y nicely.”
May Day Being Planned
In memorj' of Hieir late mother,
Mrs. W. C. Riddick, her ciiildren
have presented to the college a
motion picture projector and ac-
I cctnjpanying equipment. The late j
I Mi's. Riddick was a gx'aduate of ^
I Chowan and her husband wai for ,
' many years a president of N. C,
I State College.
I The visual aid equipment: con-
I sists of a 16nun Bell-Hauser pro- |
I jector, botlh portable and long
I range loud speakers, a micro-
I phone, and as creen. The outfit
i will be used for classroom in.itruc-
tion as well as for recreational
E. J. Connelly, supervisor of the
college visual aid program^tates
that he will bring a full-length
film to the students each *\\'ed-
ne^ay night and short features
to be shown at convenient times.
The short feaurss are being pre
sented with no charge to tha stu
dents, however a small fee will
be charged for the full length
Trees and Plants
Set on Campus
Friends of Chowan have pre
sented the college with many
beautiful dogwood trees, shrubs,
and boxiwood plants.
The dogwood trees were given
by Wallace Sumner of. Como, and
the boxwoods are the gifts of va
rious friends. The dogwoods have
been transplanted along the col
lege drive directly in front of the
administration building- and along
the drive bisecting the center
road midway the campus.
The boxwoods were set out in
frontof the president's ho»ric. the
boys’ sottages, the administration
building, and the Scar'oorough
house. Sweet myrtles have been
set out at the cross drives of the
’’Approximately 60 s'x-inch box
woods and about 15 three-foot
boxwcoks, and 100 dogwoods have
ben added to make the already
beautiful campus even more beau
tiful. The campus now has in
bloom jonquils, camellias, quince,
The boxiwoods were set out un
der the direction of Mrs. Bynum
Brown and Mrs. Epii Benthall,
and the dogwoods under the su-
Plans are underway for the May
Day progi-am here at Chowan,
The date has been set ioi Satur
day, May 5. The committee is
considering as the theme for the
program, Robinhood and Sher
Tliis week nominations and
elections wil be held for the pur
pose of selecting tihe Queen and
her court. The queen will be so-
leoted on the qualifications of
bing the prettiest and most
queenly girl on the campus. The
court will be made up of the Maid
of Honor and six attendants.
Tlie committee in charge of
the May Day program includes
the following students; Una Fran
cis, Peggy Denton, Colon Jack
son, Bill Thompson, and Miss
Keeter, faculty advisor.
Faculty committeemen appcint-
ed by President B. D. Bunn to
aid Miss Keeter and the stu'lents
in working on May Day are Mrs.
Thigpen, costumes. Eugene w:i-
hams, publicity and Hazel Giif-
President Bunn states that :n
connection with May Day, invi
tations will be issued to seniors
of high schools in the area to at
tend the celebration.
pervision of Mr. Sumner.
Speakers Bring Good
Thoughts to Students
Among the speakers heard at
chapel recently have been C. W.
Duling, trustee of Hertford; W. H.
Evans, trustee chairman of Har-
rellsville; and William Futrell of
Mr. Duling- spoke of education
as being a process of being born
into a world of awareness of lan
guage, music and history, science,
and nature. He pointed out that
areas of awareness are always
“knocOdng at cur door” but that
blind spots to these awarenesses
—^truth and undersitanding — are
in all peo^ple. “Bdiucation”, he said,
"is also the process ol removing
Responsiibility and the Privilege
of Living" was Mr. Evans’ topic.
He emphasnzed the necessity of
developing talents and directed
his remarks especially to Chowan,
its adminiitration, faculty, and
stiidents. "To develop the best
in the student, it is necessary to
all ot uneitkdsuaefaiglits
all to untie their talents," he
Mr. Futrell introduced his to
pic by declaring his personal in
terest and love for the college.
His mother, three sisters, and wife
attended school here. He spoke
on the topic of tithing one’s time
as w-ell as money.
The Freshman Class will hold
call feeting today to hear the
report of the social committee in
regard to the type, date, and cost
Of a Preshman-Scphomore social
which is being planned.
Wayne Browning, class p’-esi-
dent, has appointed the following
on tJie committee to report: Ky-
ria Bimn, Betty Louise Smith, Sa
ra Perry, and Tommie Umphlett.
The committee is negotiating
plans to hold the social at the
Beechwood Country Club some
times in Aipril or May.
The Freshman Class adviser is
Miss Hazel Griffni.
What High School
A survey of one Preslunan Eng
lish Class at Ohowan College
shows that 13 high schools in
Eastern North Carolina and ■Vir
ginia are represented at the col
Frcm the 13 high schools, 196
students were graduated in 1950
and at present « per cent cr 85
are attending either a college or
a bxisiness college or a nurses'
44 or 215 per cent are mairied.
In the aimed services are 42
graduates, or 21 per cent.
Oiffice work,'clerking, and farm
ing are chiefly the fonms of em
ployment that 25 of the graduates
are engaged in.
for Visual Aids
"The movies on the campus of
Chowan College have been a fail
ure this far," states E. J. Connel
ly, director of the visual aid pro
Mr. Connellj- thinks that the
cause of the failure is due to a
lack of student cooperation but
to the fact that other duo ac-
tivitie.s are scheduled at the same
tiane. At the present time the au
ditorium has to be used for senior
play practice and intramural
sponts, and this creates a handi
When asked how this situ.ition
could be improved, Mr. Connelly
reccmmended that the .school ca
lendar be followed more closely.
Mr. Connelly is also recom
mending to the studenit councol
that next year the students' acti
vity fee be increased to covei the.
cost of films. This increase, he
says, will be almost negigibile.
Annual to be
Off Press in Mav
The March 1, deadline was met
by the annual staff when the ye.iv
book, the Chc-wancka, went lo
press, February 28. Dowd Pub
lishing company of Charlotte re
ceived the contract for the ->rint-
This year’s Chowanoka is a !ar.
ger annual than the 1950 edition.
Last year’s book contained forty-
five pages and the 1951 edition
will have sixty-fom-.
Betty Louise Smith, editor,
states that the annual will be
ready for distribution the latter
•part of May.
Memibers of the staff are Betty
Krider, Vance Stewart, Ann Jack
son, Mary Jennings, Brii-ison Paul,
Ellen Downs, Tommie Uin'phlett,
Ervin Manning, and Marjorie
'y W. A. ObseiT^esS
""Week of Prgyetu-
The Anne Hasseitine Young
Woman's Auxiliary nave lielcl
their regular meetings durini- the
Week of Prayer for Iloirni M:.'!-
sions was observed. The thenie of
the program was, SEE3CINTJ
JBSUS. Those who participated in
this program were: O'Neil Hurdle,
Betty Harris, Mabel Johiison.
Carolyn Griffin. Mary Spivey,
Peggy Denton, Nancy Dunning,
Marie Harrell, Aubrey Holland,
Bris Eure. Ruth Taylor, garali
erry, Ellen Downs, Eiizr.beth
Slate and Marjorie Ferry. ^