North Carolina Newspapers

The Chowanian
NO. 8
Lecturer, Poet, Orator, Teacher
Has Delighted Many Aud
iences in Country
Prom January 20 to 25 inclusive,
through the auspices of the Dramatic
Club of Chowan College the students
of that institution and all persons in
northeastern North Carolina who are
interested in Dramatic Art will have
the privilege of hearing Bryon W.
King, A. M., Phd., student, teacher,
reader, lecturer, poet, and president
of King’s School of Oratory, Pitts
burgh, Pennsylvania, the largest
school of Speaking Arts in the United
Dr. King is well known throughout
America, having lectured in almost
every state. He is especially known
in this section of North Carolina
through Miss Mary Frances Golden,
a former Chowan instructor of ex
pression, and Miss Gertrude Knott,
_the present instructor of dramatic art
in Chowan, College, both of whom
hold diplomas from King’s School of
Dr. King recites from memory
twelve plays of Shakespeare, line for
line. He also recites over five thous
and poems and sketches. He is the
author of “Practices of Speech,” a
manual of voice culture. Dr. King’s
lectures are instniiational as wfll as
entertaining. He is known as one oi
the wittiest men in the country. While
a true idealist, he has that unusual
faculty of understanding human na
ture, which enables him to mingle the
practical with the idealistic to such a
degree that the commonplace and or
dinary elements of life are made to
appear as things apart. His person
ality is dynamic; his spirit, contag
The Louisville Temple Messenger
says of him: “He taught us something
of the beauty and of the power of
speech, but the taught us more of the
power of soul—that is God-given and
should be God-directed —and that we
as His children have a boundless
storehouse from which to draw every
thing needed to make our lives bright,
noble, happy and useful.” The Co
lumbus (Ohio) State Journal writes:
“Professor King has twice entertain
ed the legislators, and is well known
here. His work is of the highest
class and he must be heard to be ap
This is a rare opportunity for those
who are intereseted in Dramatic Art.
There will be three programs daily:
at 12:30 p. m., at 4:00 p. m., and at
7:30 p. m. The price of a season
ticket allowing admission to all per
formances is two dollars, or fifty
cents for a single admission in the
afternoon or evening and twenty-five
cents for the morning session. Thru
special arrangements the college is
able to offer the tickets at th®se
reasonable ratese.
Anxiety And Foreboding Waning As CHRISTMAS LIBRARY DRIVE
Examination Week Gets Good 5farf ADDS SEVERAL NEW BOOKS
for the next examinations in the
spring at the close of the terra.
The quotation, “Life is not a
path of roses” receives hearty
and practical corroboration in
Chowan this week since examina
tions began on Monday morning.
Anxiety and apprehension, the
usual trespassers on such occa
sions, are, of course, present
with their poisonous effect. The
worst is about over now, for
becoming engaged in the battle,
the bitterness of the struggle
seems to temper considerably.
After all, then, it is not the dying
that causes so much foreboding
and fear, but it is the suspense of
of knowing that death is coming
that takes the sun out of Sun
Preparations have been going
on without cessation since Christ
mas. On every door hangs a
placard adorned with the words:
“Busy, call again”. The scenes
within vary. Sometimes an ex
tremely intellectual atmosphere
of calm and quiet prevails, where
just one or two individauls are
studying diligently. The ''iew in
some rooms of groups gesturing
and morbidly frowning, trying to
devour an inorod.ble amount of
! i;nowledge in one night, would
i be a strong argument in support
[ of Mr. Darwin’s theory. It
would almost justify the Young
Intellectuals howl, “Are Ameri
cans People?” and Emerson
Hough’s reply, “Carelessly and
crimnially so.”
How could everybody glide
over the months so care-free and
happy, aii the while knowing
that this awful examination week
was unmistakably approaching?
And then they cram and cram
trying to learn in one brief week
that which was allotted for four
and one-half months. Cramming
is an undignified term with which
■ to accuse college students, but
the evidence is convincing. In
digestion would seem an inevi
table results with such diets as
Latin, chemistry, biology, phy
sics, various kinds of languages,
history, trigonometry, et cetera.
“If I ever get over this week,
will I look the same again?” was
the sigh of a despairing Fresh
“Well, sure thing, I hope
not”, was the shocking reply
from an entirely well-meaning
fsllow-student. A picture of
this bewailing pessimist explains
the reply of her fellow-student:
Face carrying a wretched frown,
currugated brow, framed by a
schock of straight hair, and stud
ded with a’shining nose; every
thing not oluttly necessary to
1 existence woefully neglected.
I Recently bol,’aed hair is a'so a
/ cor.vircin;' / 4iience of an ' (Tort
to conser ,Y ^ni(; .md energj.
Despite fhe gloom and despon
dency, and uneasiness that exists,
present indications are that a
fair showing will be made by al
most all. The unpalatable tasks
will soon be over, and we can
take life easy while preparing
Combined Efforts of Students,
President and Pastors Bring
565 Volumes
As a part of the course in Dramatic
Literature, the senior class in English
will present the famous English Mor
ality play “Every Man” before the
Chowan students during the next
month. Before the presentation of
the play a short introductory talk on
the characteristics of the medieval
drama will be made by one of the
The course in English IV makes a
close study of representative types in
the development of the drama from
the Greeks to the present day. Re
cently the course has delt with the
religious and secular drama of the
middle ages. “Every Man” was stud
ied as a type of the morality.
It is the purpose of the class to give
other dramatic performances during
the coming months that will illustrate
to the students the changes and de
velopments in the technique of dra
matic art.
Billy Sunday, the noted evangelist,
is now holding a meeting in Charlotte,
He has been drawing large crowds
from all of Piedmont Carolina. Eliz
abeth City is seeking the services of
Mr. Sunday in a meeting there.
Chowan College has added
another friend to its list of en
thusiastic supporters in the person
of Mr. A. Friend Lodge, of Phila
delphia, Pa. Mr. Lodge has just
sent the college two packages of
excellent books for the library,
which are highly appreciated.
Among the number are the fol
lowing: “Lectures on the Ameri
can Civil War” by James Fort
Rhodes; “India and Malaysia,” by
Bishop J. M. Thoburn; “Ladies of
the White House”, by Laura Hol
loway; “The Story of New Zea
land”, by Frank Parsons; “The
Soul of Lee”, by R. H. McKim, and
“The Evolution of the Japanese”,
by Sidney L. Gulick.
The name of Mr. Lodge will be
inscribed in the college book plate
which will be pasted in each of
these volumes.
The “est” of anything attracts at
tention, whether it be the tallest
mountain, the longest river, the larg
est diamond, the richeft man, the big
gest fire loss, or the oldest inhabitant
As a reslut of the Christmas Li
brary Drive by the faculty and stu
dents of the college, and the pastors
of the West Chowan Association 565
books have ben added to the Library
since December 20, and more are
coming in every day.
Before the holidays began the li
brary committee formulated a plan
for a Christmas Library Drive. The
student body was divided into groups
with a teacher at the head of each
group. Each member was asked to
secure at least twenty-four books or
two members for the Book Club. The
group securing the greatest number
of books is to receive a reward. By
request, the time for closing the
drive has been extended. The win
ning group will be announced later.
The faculty and students were not
working alone, however, for the pas
tors of the West Chowan Association
always loyal to the college, were at
work on a Christmas drive too.
In addition to these two drives,
j 500 books were purchased by Dr.
I Weaver during the holidays in New
1 York and Baltimordi with the five
hundred dollars giv rn by Mr. Henry
I Stephenson of Penmeton. Only a
very few of these Iwjki have arrived.
Through the cf/mbined efforts of
the faculty and students and the pas
tors, 565 books are now in the li-
bray ready for use and still more are
coming in. The books added, like
those purchased by Dr. Weaver, cover
every department of college work.
Notable among thse are:
Five volumes, “N. C. Regiments”,
Mrs. J. P. Long.
Ten volumes “Great Epochs in
American History”, Dr. Wayland
Twenty volumes “The World’s
Greatest Books”, Fidelis Class, Mur
freesboro Baptist Church.
Six volumes “Library Law, etc.”,
P. C. Parker.
Seven volumes “Men and Religious
Messages”, Rev. R. B. Lineberry.
Six volumes “Winning of the
West,” Lois Essex.
Six volumes “Public Speaking”, T.
N. Peale.
Eight volumes “Science History of
the Universe”, Rev. K. C. Horner.
“My Four Years in Germany”,
“Theodore Roosevelt The Boy and
The Man,” Morgan.
“The Undying Fire”, Wells.
“My Home in the Field of Mercy”,
“The Turmoil”, Tarkington.
“Open Country”, Hewlet.
“The Moral System of Shakes
peare”, Moulton.
“Sir Christopher”, Goodwin.
“The Rover”, Conrad.
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