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VOL. IV, NO. 4 CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C., MAY, 1953 FOUR PAGES
Mrs. Rose Goodwin Pool
Leads Busy Life On The Campus
One of the busiest teachers on
Chowan’s campus is Mrs. Rose
Goodwin Pool, head of the music
department, teacher of voice, and
director of the glee club. Her
voice pupils and the glee club,
with several local concerts and
other appearances, as well as vis
its to other communities in East
ern North Carolina and Virginia,
have required much of her time.
However, she also has directed
the music at First Baptist Church,
served as chairman of the radio
hour, arranging for every Sun
day’s program; spoken at many
meetings; in fact, every day keep
ing a busy schedule.
Several years ago Mrs. Pool
wrote the harmony to the beloved
Chowan song, “Chowan, Mother
Dear.” This year when she needed
a white spiritual to complete her
group of spirituals, she wrote both
the words and music to the now
popular, “The Tomb It Couldn’t
Mrs. Pool is the widow of Dr.
Frank Pool, for many years head
of the Department of Religion at
Furman University, Greenville.
S. C. After his death she served
as a missionary in Cuba for sev
eral months. Since then she has
taught at Anderson College, An
derson, S. C., and Chowan. She 'P
a graduate of Meredith College
Honored At Lawn
Party By Freshmen
The Freshman Class entertained
the graduating class and faculty at
a lawn party Friday from 6 to 8
p. m. Guests were greeted by
Claude Ivey, class president, and
presented to the receiving line
composed of the faculty.
A program, arranged by Adviser
Henry L. Reeves, was presented
as follows: Alma Mater, “Tell Me
Way” and “Carolina Moon” by
guests led by Miss Nancy Rainey;
dramatic reading, “The Pie-
Sology Prof,” Frank Fawcett;
solo, “Carolina in the Morning,”
Eugene Herring; dramatic reading,
Vaughan Fowler; solo, “Because,”
Bobby Alligood; quartet composed
of Bobby Alligood, baritone;
Claude Ivey, first tenor, Billy
Jones, second tenor, and Hilliard
Greene, bass, “Coney Islang Baby,”
and “Evaline”; and solo, “Smoke
Gets in My Eyes,” Miss Rainey.
Refreshments were served at
the conclusion of the program.
Mrs. Frank Pool
and the W. M. U. Training School,
Louisville, Ky., and has studied
music under some outstanding
Her two children are her pride
and joy: Kenneth, who is head of
the Organ Department at South
ern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Ky., and Emily (Mrs.
William V. Costello), co-publisher,
with her husband, of the Chero
kee Scout, Murphy.
This story is written without
the approval or knowledge of Mrs.
Pool and, therefore, several im
portant facts might be omitted.-—
Members of the Student Gov
ernment Council of Chowan Col
lege for the next school term have
Hilliard Greene of Zebulon,
who has served as president for
the past few months, was re
Claude Ivey of Hopewell, Va.,
was elected vice president; Miss
Betty Lou Reinhardt of Hillsboro,
secretary; Miss Mildred Mizell of
Miss Gloria Cox of Conway was
elected editor of the school year
book, “The Chowanoka.”
Charles Fulcher of New Bern
was elected editor of the school
paper, “The Chowanian.”
James Stewart Is Elected
President Of The B. S* U.
Dr. Dowell To Address
Graduating Class Friday
ates. The Alm.a Mater will be the I meet at 9:30 a. m. with Mrs. Kelly
closing song. White of Nashville, Tenn., as
The Alumni Association will | guest speaker.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER—Dr. Spright Dowell, president
of Mercer University, who will give the address to the Chowan
College graduating class Friday, May 29, is shown in a striking
To Graduate On Friday
Phi Lambda Pi
The Phi Lamba Phi Society
held its regular meeting on Tues
day night. May 12, in the social
Officers for the year 1953-54
were announced. They are as fol
lows: president, Lonnie Harden;
vice president, Charles Middle
ton; secretary, Frances McDaniel;
treasurer, Imogene Finch; social
chairman, Judy English; program
chairmen, James Stewart and
Lottie Ross; sergeant-at-arms,
Plans were made for an annual
picnic to be held at the Scout
Pond in Scotland Neck on Thurs
day, May 21.
The Baptist Student Union of
Chowan has been busy this year
working to enrich the Christian
atmosphere on the campus. Fac
ulty, students, and visiting speak
ers participate in nightly vesper
The B. S. U. has sponsored two
revivals. The speaker at the first
was Dr. Wisner Hamilton of Wash
ington, and the second, Charles
Davis of Davis.
The following students have
been chosen to carry on the work
of the B. S. U. next year: Presi
dent, James Stewart, Hickory, Va.;
vice president, Charles Middleton,
Daytona Beach, Fla.; secretary,
Mildred Mizell, Palmyra; trea
surer, Mary Lou Harker, New
Bern; social, James Earl Taylor,
Gates; chorister, Joe Lang, Gates-
ville; and pianist, Imogene Finch,
Commencement exercises at
Chowan College are on May 24
and 29. The Rev. W. D. Morris,
pastor of First Baptist Church,
Scotland Neck, preached the bac
calaureate sermon on Sunday,
May 24, at 5 p. m. in the college
auditorium. Dr. Speight Dow
ell, president of Mercer Univer
sity, Macon, Ga., will deliver the
commencement address at gradu
ation on Friday, May 29, at 10:30
The bacca'aureate service be
gan with a processional,
‘ Arioso,” Bach. The Rev. Oscar
Creech, associate to the president,
offered the invocation, and the
congregation sang “O Worship
the King.” Scripture and prayer
were by the Rev. Warren F.
Taylor, college chaplain and pas
tor of the Murfreesboro Baptist
Church. The college glee club
sang “O Lord, Most Holy,” Franck,
and “Now Let Every Tongue
Adore Thee.” The speaker was
introduced by Dr. F. O. Mixon.
After the sermon by Mr, Morris,
the congregation sang “Lead
On, O King Eternal,” and the Rev.
Lonnie Sasser, pastor of Conway
and Mt. Tabor Baptist Churches,
oilered the benediction.
The graduation exercises will
open with the processional “Pomp
and Circumstance,” Elgar, by
Miss Virginia McQueen, pianist.
Mr. Creech will offer the invoca
tion, and the glee club will sing
“A Song in Thy Praise,” McCul-
lers, and “Hallelujah Chorus,”
iMessiah) HandelTwith Mrs. Rose
Goodwin Pool as director.
Dr. Mixon will introduce the
speaker. After Dr. Dowell’s ad
dress, a special announcement
will be made by Mrs. J. S. Penny
of Raleigh. Awards will then be
presented by Dr. Mixon, and di
plomas presented to the gradu-
We of the Y. W. A. feel that
this year at Chowan College has
been one that will long be re
In the past months our Y. W. A.
has been active in community
missions and vesper programs.
One of the most recent additions
to our Y.W.A. has been the prayer
meetings held each Thursday
night. These meetings are usually
conducted by one of the girls, but
we have had Mrs. Nell Davis as
an outside speaker.
On May 27, Mrs. Pool, our ad
viser, is entertaining the Y. W. A.
members at a swimming party at
the Scout Pond in Scotland Neck.
We have recently elected the
officers for the coming year.
Given On May 15
On Friday night. May 15, at 8
o’clock, the Chowan College Mu
sic Department presented a stu
dent recital in the college audito
rium. Th'is recital was directed by
Mrs .Rose Poole, voice teacher,
and Miss Virginia McQueen, piano
Piano solos were rendered by
Misses Edith Liverman, Lynn
Mixon, and Joyce Parker. Miss
Ann Timberlake, soprano, and
James Stewart, baritone, sang
several beautiful selections. Miss
Mixon also presented a violin
This recital was very much en
joyed by all.
Thirty-eight Chowan students
will receive diplomas or certif
icates at graduation exercises to
be held Friday, May 29, at 10:30
Receiving the dipoma for A. A.
degree will be: A. D. Liverman,
Jr., Murfreesboro; Doris Wilkins
and Frances Wilkins, Kinston; Bois
Bobbitt, Como; William Bryant,
Boykins, Va.; Marjorie Jenkins,
Woodland; Susan Parker, Mur
freesboro; Gary Smart, Frank
lin, Va.; Jacqueline Barnes, Boy
kins, Va.; Janet Liverman, Mur
freesboro; and Worth Croom,
Zebulon. The latter two also will
receive business certificates.
Receiving the one-year Business
Certificates will be: Margaret
Bridgers, Conway; Jean Bryant,
Boykins, Va.; Janet Burden, Roxo-
On Tuesday evening. May 19, at
8:15 o’clock, the glee club pre
sented a concert in the Chowan
College auditorium. This program
proved to be of unusual interest
and was enjoyed by everyone.
The concert was presented in
three parts. Parts one and three
were composed of beautiful sacred
music. Part two was of a lighter
nature and represented the glee
club in a garden singing party.
bel; Dorothy Mae Burgess, Con
way; Gloria Cox, Conway; Mar
tha Ann Grimes, Roanoke Rapids;
Betty Lou Hill, Murfreesboro; Joan
Howell, Gates; Libby Ann Jones,
Colerain; Earl Lassiter, Boykins,
Va.; Syrvillia Lassiter, Eure; Billy
Lee, Colerain; Rachel Little, Sea
board; Federal Mizelle, Colerain;
Mildred Mizell, Palmyra; Ethel
Inez Moore, Vanceboro; Bessie
Mae Pearce, Colerain; Eutha
Sharp, Harrellsville; Helen Smith,
Pantego; Bessie Spence, Branch-
ville, Va.; Mae Frances Stokes,
New Bern; Marian Umphlette,
Gates; James Earl Taylor, Cora-
peake; Barbara Underwood,
Branchville, Va.;; Edith Vick, Kel-
ford; Shirley Whitley, Murfrees
boro; Evelyn Lois Chitty, Mur
Soloists were Lottie Ross, C. E.
Thomas, Jean Ann Futrell, Dr.
Alton Parker, Mrs. Warren F.
Taylor, Nancy Rainey, Polly Con-
drey, and Bobby Alligood.
Some of the selections rendered
were “The Lord’s Prayer,” “The
Hallellujah C h o r u s,” “Sweet
hearts,” “My Hero,” and “O Lord,
This concert was very enjoyable
and displayed much talent on
the part of the glee club.
Glee Club Presents
Concert Here May 19