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THE CHOWANIAN, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C.
Published Monthly by Students of Chowan College
Murfreesboro, N. C.
Gloria Cox Editor-in-Chief
Edith Vick Assistant Editor
Betty Lou Reinhardt Business Manager
Lottie Ross Religious Editor
Robert Earl Baggett Circulation Manager
Margaret Bridgers Religious Editor
Janet Burden - Feature Editor
James Earl Taylor Radio Editor
Charles Fulcher Sports Editor
Watson McKeel Assistant Sports Editor
Photographer Ekner Brinkley
Reporters JHilliard Greene, Jean Bryant, Elsie Leary,
Shelton Asbell, Bernard Rose
Faculty Advisors Mrs. Bela Udvamoki, Miss Addie Mae Cooke
I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains:
From whence shall my help come?
My help cometh from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper:
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day.
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep thee from all evil;
He will keep thy soul.
The Lord will keep thy going out and thy coming in
From this time forth and for evermore.
Proud Of Its Team
The 1952-53 Chowan College Basketball Team proved to be
probably the best team the school has ever had. Playing a tough
schedule of 23 games, Coach Appenzeller’s Braves held a 16-7
record. The basketball fans of Eastern North Carolina have been
singing the praises of this ball team. Each player was a star in
himself, but each cooperated with his fellow Brave to scalp the
opposition. Many times the spectators were held breathless by the
close contests, but whether win or lose, students and friends alike
pointed with pride to the Chowan Braves.
You have seen these boys every day, perhaps you have a few
classes with them. At any rate, you’ve seen them wandering around
the campus at one time or another. Playing at guard, we had two
remarkable players from Knightdale (incidentally, we are told that
basketball originated there), Pinky Lassiter and Aubrey Edwards.
Both proved to be valuable assets to the team. At center, we found
Hilliard Greene from Zebulon, who was selected the most valuable
player in the North Carolina Junior College Conference. Vance
White and Kenneth “Goose” Haswell were stationed at forward.
Vance, the smallest man on the team, proved that size doesn’t make
one great. Goose thrilled the fans with his amazing accuracy on
long shots and his ability to drive up under the basket for a lay-up.
Others wearing the Chowan blue and white were: Roy Futrell,
Watson McKeel, Buster Winborne, John Broadwell, Jerry Stokes,
Bobby Jones, and Carl Parker.
Cooperation is essential if a school is to be run successfully.
Everyone must cooperate with the leaders so they can manage the
school’s affairs satisfactorily. We must keep absences at a minimum.
Tardies, in most cases, could be eliminated. Do not be one of those
between-classes-chatterers who dash in their rooms just as the bell
Cooperation with our teachers means better grades and means
that we will know and understand the subjects we are taking. If
we prepare each assigned lesson, we will have no trouble with our
work. Cooperation on class means following instructions carefully
and listening attentively to the teacher. A student can learn more
by listening than by any other method of studying.
Let’s cooperate with our baseball team at our games this quarter.
The boys are playing hard, and your support will give them even
more incentive to win for Chowan. If you have never participated
in athletic competition, you do not know how much a little support
from the stands means. But to those boys out there representing
our Alma Mater, those cheers mean much.
Remember, cooperation in all fields of school work will give us
a happier and more profitable school year.
ROADBUILDING IN ARABI/
SAUDI ARABS are modernizing their country. A vigorous public
works program, made possiWe by oil royalties, includes a highway
system. The new stretch of asphalt roadway shown above connects the
Red Sea port of Jeddah with the Holy City of Mecca in western Saudi
Dean's List For The Year
Reveals Many Honor Students
Dean Robert H. Woodland re
ports that 40 students made the
dean’s list for the second quarter
which ended March 6. The highest
possible percentage of points ob
tainable at the college was made
by three young women: Janet
Liverman, Murfreesboro; Mrs. Nell
Davis, Davis; and Gloria Cox,
Others on the last, according
to their percentages, are: Betty
Lou Reinhardt, Hillsboro; Edith
Vick, Kelford; Irene Turner,
Jackson; Frankie Dees, New Bern;
Watson McKeel, Williamston; Mrs.
Inez Carter, Elizabeth City; Wil
liam Bryant, Boykins, Va.; Jackie
Davis, Conway; James Truett
Stewart, Hickory, Va.; Eutha
Sharp, Harrellsville; Charles Davis,
Davis; William Burkett, Wood
land; Bessie Spence, Branchville,
Va.; Imogene Finch, Merry Hill;
William G. Strieff, Milwaukee,
Wis.; the Rev. William J. Sheri
dan, Conway; Polly Condrey, Mur
freesboro; Frank Fawcett, New
Orleans, La.; Billy Sessoms Lee,
Colerain; Margaret Ann Bridgers,
Earl Lassiter, Boykins, Va.;
Aubrey Edwards, Knightdale;
Syrvillia Lassiter, Eure; Mrs.
Eleanor Askew, Milwaukee; Bois
Bobbitt, Como; Shelton Asbell
Windsor; Buster Winborne, Mur
freesboro; Glynn McFadden,
Ahoskie; Lonnie Harden, Rich
Square; Hilliard Green, Zebulon;
William Grant Dunning, Aulan-
der; William E. Carter, Elizabeth
City; Inez Moore, Vanceboro; Joan
Howell, Gates; John Parker,
Windsor; Claude Tarlton Ivey,
Hopewell, Va.; Robert Lassiter,
Students making the dean’s list
the fall quarter were: Mrs. Anna
Nell Davis, Davis, who made the
highest average in school; Wil
liam J. Bryant, Boykins, Va.;
Frankie Dees, New Bern; Gloria
Cox, Conway; James Truett Stew
art, Hickory, Va.; Betty Lou Hill,
Murfreesboro; The Rev. Charles
M. Davis, Davis; Bessie Elizabeth
Spencfe, 'Branchville, Vai; Mrs.
Ihez Carter, Elizabeth City; the
Rev. William Sheridan, Conway.
Polly Condrey, Murfreesboro;
Betty Lou Reinhardt, Hillsboro;
Edith Vick, Roxobel; William Geo.
Streiff, Milwaukee, Wis.; Janet
Liverman, Murfreesboro; Glynn C.
McFadden, Ahoskie; Mildred
Louise Mizell, Palmyra; Eutha
Sharpe, Harrellsville; Syrvillia
Lydia Lassiter, Eure; Gerald R.
Bonney, Norfolk, Va.; Imogene
Finch, Merry Hill; and Inez Moore,
By E. S. BONNERS, M.D.
(The doctor who writes this
article is a nerve specialist in
Chicago and Los Angeles.)
I attack the modern dance as a
leversion toward savagery. As a
medical man, I flatly charge that
modern dancing is fundamentally
sinful and evil. I charge that
dancing charm is based entirely
upon sex appeal.
I charge that dancing is the
most advanced and most insidious
maneuver preliminary to sex be
trayal. It is nothing more, or less,
than damnable diabolical animal-
The young girl enjoys the dance
because she is drugged by sug
gestive music and emotional over
stimulation into a drunkenness, a
trenzy that takes her back nearer
to the beast.
Do brother and sister dance
like that? Father and mother?
Mother and son? Why is the long
married husband wearied soon of
dancing with his wife?
I tell you the basic spell of the
dance is the spell of illicit physi
A man who has learned what
true love really is — something
more than physical — does not
willingly dance the modern dance
v/ith a woman he truly loves, nor
watch her dance with others.
We doctors know there are
mysterious currents, affinities
that seem almost chemical. I am
no prig, or prude (conceited and
especially proper), and so I tell
you frankly it is not safe to sub
ject even the strongest men and
v/omen to the subtle temptations
of the dance.
A trail of broken homes proves
The physical stimulation of the
dance with its fingerings of the
lowest and most primitive emo
tions, drugs the intellect and the
spirit.—Christian Victory Maga
In view of the above strong
statement from a worldly man, a
doctor and nerve specialist, we
marvel that some Christians can
still contend that dancing is all
right. From a moral standpoint
they should be against the dance.
From the Christian viewpoint
they should shun and hate it as
from the very pit of hell. “Where
come out from among them, and
be ye separate, saith the Lord,
and touch not the unclean thing;
and I will receive you.” (11 Cor.
6:17).—The Prairie Overcomer.
Though the foregoing two
itatements may seem “hard,” and
certain people’s indignation may
rise to fever pitch, because some
one has dared attack their “pet
sins,” we of the Bible Friend feel
that it is but a mild statement of
the facts. Common decency pre
vents speaking too plainly. As a
former dancing instructor de
scribed it: “Common words fail
to portray its devilishness, sub
tlety, wickedness, immorality and
exceeding sinfulness.” Our part
ing thought is this, friends:
“Don’t play with fire (from hell)
when you know beforehand you
will get burned!” — The Bible
Friend, 4500 W. Bdwy., Minneap
(This clipping was brought east
by a service man who read it on
the West Coast and thought
enough to preserve it. He gave it
to the Rev. Oscar Creech, who
passed it on to The Chowanian.)
Bor flowers that bloom about our
For tender grass, so fresh, so
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear and see
Father in heaven, we thank
For blue of stream and blue of
For pleasant shade of branches
For fragrant air and cooling
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank
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