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The Chowanian VOL. IV, NO. 3 CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C., APRIL, 1953 FOUR PAGES MILLIS B. WRIGHT Minis B. WrightTo Head New Vocation Department Here Millis Barnes Wright, native of Draffin, Ky., and more recently of Murphy, N. C., has been elect ed head of the Agriculture and Vocation Department of Chowan College. Recently the college bought a small farm of 54 acres adjacent to the 104-year-old college campus for the use of the Agriculture and Vocation Department. Mr. Wright will develop this new de partment, which will offer in struction in these two subjects from a practical point of view. This is designed to meet the need of young men and women who wish to return to the farm or de sire only a two-year college course to prepare them for farm life. The college also offers courses in pre agriculture for transfer students. The first steps in the develop ment of this department will be the erection of the vocation shop building and agricultural engi neering building. Mr. Wright was born in Draffin, Ky., on April 5, 1921. He comes here from Murphy, where he has been assistant county agent of Cherokee County placing special emphasis on 4-H work. His aca demic training and employment record fit him well for his new position, according to announce ment by the college. He studied civil engineering at University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; general agriculture at Clemson College, Clemson, S. C., and agronomy, receiving B. S. degree, at Clemson in 1952. He is a member of Alpha Zeta and Phi Kappa Phi frater nities and was selected as Who’s Who among students in American Colleges and Universities in 1951. Mr. Wright served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1939 to 1945. For three years he was employed as metal finisher B.S.U. Sponsors Easter Service Chowan B.iptist Student Union had a sunrise service at 6 o’clock on Thursday, April 2. The stu dents, gathered on the steps of the college, began the service by singing “The Old Rugged Cross”; then James St“wart led in prayer. The Glee Club sang “Christ the Lord Is Risen,” and Mildred Mi- zelle read the Scripture. Nell Davis gave a flannel-graph en titled “The Death and Resurrec tion of Our Lord.” The service ended with the cinging of the hymn “Christ Arose” and a prayer by Doris Wilkins. inspector by Kaiser-Frazer Cor poration of Willow Run, Mich. He and his family will move to Murfreesboro on May 1. Freshman Class Fills Vacancies The Freshman Class held a meeting in the auditorium March 31. Claude Ivey, class president, presided. The following officers were elected to fill the offices ■then vacant: vice president, Judy English of Aulander; and treas urer, Keith Roberts of Wendell. The class voted to raise funds by selling drinks at the baseball games. Lonnie Harden was ap pointed chairman of the commit tee to take care of this matter. The Robe To Be Presented At Chowan on April29-30 Dean Robert H. Woodland, di rector, has released the cast for "The Robe” which will be pro duced by the graduating class of Chowan College in cooperation with the Sock and Bustin Club and dramatics class April 29 and 30. Leading roles will be played by Frank Fawcett of Laconia, N. H., as Marcellus Gallio; Peggy Wiggins of Murfreesboro, as Di ana Gallus; arid Vaughan D. Fow ler of Franklin, Va., as Demetrius. Peggy Wiggins played the part of Mrs. Sandow in the Chowan College production last spring of ‘ One Foot in Heaven”; Peggy in “The Count” in 1952, and an Eng lish housekeeper in “Hobgoblin House” in 1951. She has played many interesting roles, including parts of Negroes, dignified Eng lish women, mentally unbalanced women and others. Frank Fawcett played leading roles in “Calm Yourself” and “Mississippi Melody” in Plymouth last year, and “The Valiant” in Laconia, N. H., a few years ago. He also has appeared in several short plays. “The Robe” is dramatized by John McGreevey from the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas. Others taking part will be: Dan Cottrell, Oxford; Marjorie Jen kins, Woodland; James Taylor, Gates; John Roger Griffin, Mur freesboro; Lindelle Ward, Wil- liamston; Charles Fulcher, New Bern; Lottie Marie Ross, Norfolk, Va.; Susan Parker, Murfreesboro; MargarPt Brid?ers, Conway; Gary B. Smart, Franklin, Va.; Bessie Lee Smith, Scotland Neck; Gloria Cox, Conway; Russell Gayle, Hopewell, Va.; Lois Chitty, Mur freesboro; Lamonte Weaver, Goldsboro; Nancy Rainey, Har- rellsville; Vance White, Bethel; end Maynard Leonard, Pinetops. Press Association Guest Here At Luncheon, Ground Breaking The Eastern Carolina Press As sociation was the guest of Chowan College at a luncheon on Sat- Hilliard Greene Heads Student Gov. Association Hilliard Greene of Zebulon was elected president of the Student Government Association of Cho wan a few weeks ago. A man of many talents, Hilliard has distinguished himself in many activities on Chowan’s campus. With several years’ experience in the printing plant of the Zebulon Record, he has assisted in setting up the new Graphic Arts Depart ment of the college and is instruc tor in hand composition. An outstanding athlete, he played end on the football team and center on the basketball var sity team. He was exceptional at catching passes in football. He was named the most valuable basketball player in the state fiom junior colleges. Other sports in which he is interested are golf and water skiing. He has served this year as chairman of the Men’s Judiciary of the Student Council and is re porter for the Freshman class. His hobbies are singing and oil painting. Hilliard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Greene of Zebulon and is a member of Zebulon Bap tist Church. urday, April 11. Later in the after noon, Sam Ragan, of Raleigh, president of the Eastern Carolina Press Association, and other mem bers participated in the ground breaking for a Graphic Arts De partment Building, which will be ready at the college next fall. The association reendorsed the Graphic Arts Department of Cho wan College and pledged con tinued support to it. A building 40 by 70 feet is to be constructed beside the shaded drive to the college. It will be one story and will contain class rooms, three offices, and a print shop. About $3,000 has been raised through the appeal for gifts on $21 for 100 concrete blocks. The graphic arts building is part of a $200,000 expansion program now under way. Those participating in the pro gram at the luncheon were; the Rev. Oscar Creech, Miss Addie Mae Cooke, Josh Horne of Rocky Mount, Dr. F. O. Mixon, and the Chowan College Glee Club. The faculty and students, as well as approximately 75 newspaper people, attended the luncheon. Those participating in the groundbreaking were: Dr. F. O. Mixon, the Rev. Oscar Creech, J. Mayon Parker, Sam Ragan, J. Roy Parker, and John Mc- Sweeney. Dr. and Mrs. Bela Udvarnoki were hosts at a tea at their home at the conclusion of a tour of Mur freesboro, in the afternoon. PLAYS DIANA—Peggy Wig gins of Murfreesboro, who has been chosen to play the role of Diana Gallus in “The Robe” at Chowan College April 29-30. IS MARCELLUS—Frank Faw cett of Murfreesboro, who will play the part of Marcellus Gal lio in “The Robe” at Chowan College April 29-30. Glee Club Called Upon To Give Concerts And Appearances The Chowan Glee Club under the direction of Mrs. Frank Pool, and with Miss Virginia McQueen as accompanist, had charge of the worship service at Scotland Neck Baptist Church April 12 at 8 p. m. The program consisted of “Soft ly Now the Light of Day”; “God in Heaven,” “O Be Joyful in the Lord,” “O Lord Most Holy,” “Praise to the Lord,” three white spirituals, “Go Tell It on the Mountains,” “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord,” “The Tomb It Couldn’t Hold Him,” “Blessed Is He that Com eth,” “Christ the Lord Is Risen,” “O God Be Merciful,” “Fairest Lord Jesus,” “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee,” “Charity,” and “Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee.” Soloists were: Nancy Rainey, Josephine Futrell, Jean Ann Fu- tsell, and Bobby Alligood. The Glee Club has made sev eral public appearances during this quarter. They gave a concert in Manteo on March 14 sponsored by the Roanoke Island Music Club. While there they toured historic Roanoke Island. On Sun day morning they sang in the Manteo Baptist Church, and on Sunday night at the Eureka Bap tist Church in Corapeake. Other appearances have been in Rocky Mount, Greenville, Roa- noks Rapids, South Mills, and Boykins, Va., High School Day at the college, at the Eastern Car olina Press Association meeting at tl:e college. They will sing in Williamston Tuesday, April 21, and at Ahoskie Baptist Church and on Chowan Radio Hour April 26. High School Day Attracts 156 Visiors To Chowan's Campus High School Day was observed at Chowan Friday, April 10, when 156 guests attended from many nearby and distant schools. Registration began at 10 a. m., and the morning program at 10:30. The assembly sang “On the Plains of Carolina,” and Hilliard Greene, president of the Student Govern ment Association, gave the ad dress of welcome. Dr. F. O. Mixon, president, presented the faculty, the visitors and the student body. The Chowan Glee Club sang “Chowan Mother Dear,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Anvil Cho rus” and “Go Tell It On the Mountain.” Frank Fawcett gave the dra matic reading, “The Snow Goose.” Under the direction of Dean Robert H. Woodland, the play, “Sunday Costs Five Pesos,” was presented. In the cast were Bobby Baggett, Nancy Rainey, Bois Bob bitt, Betty Lou Reinhardt, and Bertha Marquez. A barbecue luncheon was serv ed at noon. In the afternoon the Chowan Braves defeated Edwards Mili tary Institute, Maxton, 11-6, in a baseball game on the campus. All-Star Quartet Gives Concert Monday night, March 16, the Chowan Music Association pre sented its third and last concert of the season. A quartet composed of Miss Shirley Pringle, Miss Glyn Hill, Douglas Moore, Alvin Edmond son, and their pianist, Herman Allison, sang many beautiful songs. The audience enjoyed every song and especially “Some En chanted Evening” from “South Pacific” and the medley from “The Vagabond King.” The last two numbers on the program were a medley from “Oklahoma” and a medley from “Carousel.” After several encores the per formers had to take their leave. The program was a wonderful climax for the 1952-53 season.