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Volume 1 — Number 3
Murfreesboro, N. C., February 1954
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BUILDING OF MEN’S DORMITORY TO START IN FEW WEEKS
CONSTRUCTION TO START SOON—Above is the architect’s drawing of the new men’s dormitory, construction of which is expected to
begin in April. It is planned to be ready for occupancy in September. The building and furnishings will cost approximately $100,000 and a
fund raising campaign is now being conducted by the Board of Trustees and the administration of the college.
Honor Roll For Fall
Lists Many Students
Since college began on Sept
ember 9, 1953, many students have
buckled down to some hard study
ing. Their efforts have been well
rewarded as can be seen by the
honor roll for Chowan for the
fall quarter of 1953-54.
Those on the A honor roll are
Donald Blowe, William Burkett,
Inez Carter, Gloria Cox, Nell
Davis, Judy English, Betty Flythe,
Willie Lou Holloman, CHarles
Paul, Betty Lou Reinhardt, Bar
bara Jean Thorne. Mildred
Wheeler, David C. Williams, and
Tommie Ruth Worrell.
Those students on the B honor
roll are Betty Ruth Boyd, William
E. Carter, Polly Condrey, Charles
Davis, Marjorie Davis, Jose
Granda, Hilliard Greene, Patricia
Guthrie, Thomas Howard, Lonnie
Harden, Mary Lou Harker, Nell
Patsy Hoggard, Joe Lang, Anne
Marie Long, Frances McDaniel,
Branch McDaniel, Watson McKeel,
Mildred Mizell, Jean Carol Parker,
John Kirby Phillips, Nancy Rainey,
Jean Rogerson, Lottie Ross, Bessie
Lee Smith, Ella Jane Smith,
Rebecca Jean Smith, James Earl
Taylor, Nancy Catherine Taylor,
Marilyn Turner, Gene Udvarnoki,
Phyllis Wrae Ward, Lula Pearl
White, Eva Wrenn Williams, and
LET US SAY IT!
The Chowanian is a student pub
lication, printed by the Graphic
Arts students as a part of their
training. When it’s late or stories
old, we are sorry. And, like you,
we also make mistakes.
Teletypesetter Course Offers
Opportunities For Women
A class of young women at
Chowan College began last quarter
to learn the operation of the
Teletypesetter perforator, a unit
of apparatus that is used to per
forate paper tape for automatic
operation of typsetting machines.
Chowan Collese is the only
school in the entire South where
instructions are given for the oper
ation of this typewriter-like mach
ine, the invention of which has
opened up an entirely new field
of employment for women in the
newspaper field. There are only
seven other sources teaching the
perforator in the United States,
according to John McSweeney,
director of the Roy Parker Sshool
of Printing at Chowan College.
While the invention of the Tele
typesetter perforator, and the
operating unit which is attached to
a typesetting machine, is not ex
actly new, McSweeney said, their
use by newspapers throughout
this and other areas of the country
has increased extensively in the
last few years. This increase in
their use in North Carolina and
Virginia has created a great a de
mand for trained operators in
these areas, he said, adding that
the pay for fast, accurate per-
orator operators is much higher
ithan the average secretary or
“Today the Teletypesetter is
handling a large percentage of
news, features and classified ads
at a decided saving in many of the
daily newspapers and some week-
Glee Club Concert Attended
By 600 In Spite Of Weather
lies,” McSweeney stated. “Also
groups of newspapers are now be
ing served by news services, such
as the Associated and United
Press, with the perforator tape
simultaneously transmitted by
wire to the associated newspapers
for automatic linecasting of type.”
Miss Taylor’s Recital
On Monday night, January 11,
Miss Caroline Taylor was present
ed in a piano recital in the Chowan
College auditorium. The recital
was notable for its brilliance and
technical artistry, and those who
heard Miss Taylor felt that this
was one of the best musical per
formances to be heard here.
The program opened with three
Sonatas by Scarlatti, followed by
“La Ricordanza”, Variation on a
Theme of Rode, by Czerny, and
the Sonata, Opus 31, Number 3 of
Beethoven. The second group con
sisted of 4 Chopin numbers: Maz
urka in E Minor, Opus 41, No. 2;
Ballade in G Minor; Waltz in A
(See CAROLINE TAYLOR, Page 4)
Has Showing of Film
The Ministeral Alliance met in
the Ladies Lounge, January 18,
at 3 P. M. with William Carter,
president, calling the meeting to
The program consisted of the
showing of two films by Miss.
Addie Mae Cooke. The first was
on the “Baptist Faith and Doc
trines”. The second was “Every
Christians Job,” which pointed
out the work of Soul Winning.
The Soul Winners equipment
from the picture was five things:
1. An experience of Grace.
4. A Compassionate Heart.
5. The Bible.
Dan Page was elected to speak
at the Union Prison, Thursday
night where the alliance will hold
The meeting was closed by
On a rainey Sunday afternoon,
in December, Chowan College Gleel
Club presented their annual
Christmas concert .to a near capac
ity audience of 600 music loving
The concert was by the Glee
Club and Community singers. It
was under the direction of Mrs.
Rose Godwin Pool, and accompa
nied at the piano by Miss Virginia
McQueen. Dean Robert Grgan gave
a very impressive reading.
When the curtain went up the
Glee Club was singing O Come,
O Come Emmanuel, an ancient
plain song. The invocation was
then given by Dr. Mixon. The
program was divided into two
parts. The first part consisted of
carols. They were. Sing We Now of
Christmas—French, Rise Up Early
Slovak, Arr. Kountz, Our Bro
ther is Born— Farejon, Angles and
at the Cradle—German, The Star
Carol Neapolitan, A Star was
His Candle—Del Riego, Silent
Night (A Meditation)—Gruber,
and Go Tell it on the Mountain—
Appalachian Mountains. The first
part ended with the audience and
Glee Club singing Angles from the
Realms of Glory.
The Christmas Oratorio by J.
S. Bach was sung at the opening
of part two. Break Forth O Beau
teous Heavenly Light Thee, with
Tender care, followed the Oratorio.
Several selections from “The Mes
siah” written by G. F. Handel
were sung. They were. Comfort Ye
My People, And the Glory of the
Lord, He Shall Feed His Flock,
Come Unto Him, And There were-
Shepherds, And Suddenly there
was with the Angels,Glory to God,
Rejoice Greatly, I know that _my
Redeemer Liveth, and Hallelujah.
(See GLEE CLUB. Page 4)
One of the members of The
Chowanian Staff had his last days
of batcholarship just before the
Christmas holidays. James Earl
Taylor was married to Shirley
Hare of Suffork. Virginia, Satur
day afternoon, December 19, 1953.
From the staff and students, best
of luck to you Shirley and James
in whatever you do together.
New Position of Vice
President Created By
Trustees At Meeting
At the February meeting of the
Board of Trustees authorization
was given to Dr. F. O. Mixon, pres
ident of Chowan College to pro
ceed immediately to get specifica-
'cions On the first section of the
men’s dormitory and to begin con
struction as soon as possible.
The new dormitory, planned
for occupancy next September,
will cost about $100,000 furnished.
It will contain 50 rooms to house
100 students, toilets and showers,
heating unit, porch and lobby, a
lounge and a small apartment for
the dean of men. It is to be of ma
sonry construction and flexible ar
The administration and the ex
ecutive committee of the trustees
will direct the construction. C. W.
Parker, of Ahoskie, is chairman of
the executive committee.
The tru&tees also voted to cre
ate the office of vice pre«>ident
and authorized President F. O.
Mixon to locate a top-notch man
to assist the administration in
the overall promotion of the col
lege. Announcement of the ap
pointment is expected to be
made at an early date.
Members of the Board of Trus
tees agreed to launch a campaign
of their own to raise $35,000 to go
towards the dormitory building
fund and at the meeting two of the
members gave checks for $1,000
each, one of whom had previously
sent a check for $1,000.
Dr. Mixon reported $35,000 had
been pledged or already received
toward the $100,000 dommitory
The trustees also decided to
meet quarterly instead of semi
annually as in the past, and the
executive committee will meet
monthly. Previously the executive
committee has met only on call.
The Board of Trusees of 103
year-old Chowan College at their
semi-annual meeting held recently
named the newly created
printing department the Roy
Parker School of Printing, honor
ing J. Roy Parker, of Ahoskie,
publisher of several newspapers
in Eastern North Carolina.
Mr. Parker, a past president of
the North Carolina Press Associa
tion and at one time professor of
journalism at the University of
North Carolina, has been heading
the promotion of the graphic arts
department at Chowan College.
He is also giving his time as a pro
fessor oif journalism.
A committee was appointed by
the board to study various types
of architecture for the new men’s
dormitory. A report will be given
at a special caUed meeting within
the next few weeks. Plans are to
have the dormitory complete by
next September. Members of the
special committee are Rev. Lon
nie Sasser, Murfreesboro; C. W.
(See DORMIOTORY, Page 4)
Calendar For Balance of The
Quarter Has Much Activity
GOOD FRIEND—Mr. J. Henry
Jones (above) of Red Oak, is a
member of the Board of Trustees
at Chowan College who gives
much of his time to improving
the campus. Recently the Board
of Trustees had a granite marker
placed in front of the main build
ing in recognition of Mr. Jones'
activities in behalf of the college
The inscription reads: “In recog
nition of J. Henry Jones, trus
tee, Red Oak, North Carolina,
for paving drive and interest in
The remainder of the winter
quarter will be busy for faculty
and students at Chowan. Included
in the special events are several
programs and glee club trips, a
community concert, religious em
phasis week, and many basket
The detailed calendar is as
February 3; Basketball, Braves
vs. Oak-Ridge Junior College,
February 4: Basketball, Braves
vs. Gardner-Webb Junior College,
February 6: Faculty meeting.
Basketball, Braves vs. Guilford J.
February 7: Radio program—^B.
S. U.. B. S. U. program in Mur
freesboro Baptist Church.
February 10: Basketball, Braves
vs. Phieffer, there.
February 11: Basketball, Braves
vs. Charlotte, there.
February 12: B. S. U. Valentine
February 13: Basketball, Braves
vs. Oak Ridge, here.
February 14: Radio program—
Music Department. Glee Club pro
gram in Gatesville Baptist Church.
February 15: Basketball, Braves
vs. Campbell College, there.
February 16: Piano and Voice
February 17: Basketball, Braves
vs. William and Mary, Norfolk
February 20: Faculty meeting.
Basketball, Braves vs. Guilford
J. V., there.
February 21: Radio program—
Miss White and trio. Glee Club
program in Cashie Baptist Church,
Februar 22-26: Religious Em
phasis Week With Rev. C. E.
Parker of New Bern preaching.
February 24: Basketball, Braves
vs. Newport News, here.
February 28: Radio program—
Mrs. Boston and D. C. Williams.
Glee Club program in Conway
March 1 or 2: Community Con
cert by June Alden and Don Etone.
March 3-5: Second quarted ex