THE CHOWANIAN, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C.
Friday, November 12, 1926
A college newspaper published
fortnightly by the students ot
Chowan College, Murfreesboro
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Entered as second class matter
January 17, 1924 at the Post Of
fice at Murfreesboro, North Caro
lina, under Act of March 3, 1879
MARGARET AMAN ’27
I wishes to see all students who call
themselves Chowanians remain
loyal and true to Chowan. She
comes with ministering spirits to
test and enlist the loyalty of all
We dare say that sentiment
implanted in those who listened
to her plea for loyalty, and who
signed the pledge, will cling for
ever. The impression will be with
them on after they pass out into
other places. They may laugh and
jest many times about the noc
turnal rambles with the Brown
Lady when thgy were a fresh
man in Chowan, but deep down in
their hearts there lives feelings
of a more serious nature. The
spirit of the Brown Lady literally
follows them all the days of their
lives. This spirit inspires their
loyalty. The sentiment makes
for an attachment that lasts and
keeps their memory and loyalty
for Chiowan evergreen. Such
sentiments work for the eternal
good of both the individuals them
selves and the institution.
THE BROADENING OF
MARY LOU JONES ’29
SUSAN BARNES ’28
MARJORIE BOWLES ’28
WILLIE BLOUNT ’27
JANET BENTHALL ’28
MARGARET RICHMOND ’28
ETHEL BRETT ’28
MAUDE BUCHANAN ’27
HELEN WINBORNE ’16
ALTA CHITTY ’27
Alathenian Literary Society
VIDA DUNNING ’27
Lucalian Literary Society
IF A MAN IS REALLY
He will cultivate his manners
as well as his brains.
He will be tolerant of others.
He will know how to make his
life beautiful instead of a grind.
He will appreciate the higher,
He will not think that his di
ploma is his passport to success.
He will not be a snob; he will
be kind to, and considerate of
others, rich or poor.
He will be thrifty and know
how to finance himself.
He will know the value of
spare time for self-improvement.
He will be willing to take ad
vice of the more experienced.
He will control himself under
provocation, keep calm and
serene under trying circum
He will know that to secure
the things that will really enrich
the life one can not be greedy or
grasping, always thinking of self.
He will know that it is more im
portant to make a life than it is
to make a living.
He will not be content with
commonness, with slipshod work,
aimless system, half-hearted en
He will be an inspiration and
encouragement to those who long
for a broader, higher life.
The love that flies out the
window when poverty comes in is
misnamed. It is not love at all,
but only a false feeling, feigned
for the sake of material gain. The
lack of a genuine sentiment and
sense of loyalty means dissolution
with the first turn of the tide of
fortune. Material advantages
will hold for a while, but the tie
that binds and makes for a last
ing union is true sentiment.
This is true of individuals, but
what about a college? Primarily,
a college is an institution of
learning. Since its foremost ob
ject is intellectual development,
how should it treat matters of no
value beyond creating sentiment?
For instance, how much attention
should be given to keeping alive
Chowan College has a past in
years seventy-eight, which is rich
in traditions and lives that in
spire. Shall we let that dead
past remain sleeping, and turn all
our time to supplying the bread
and butter needs of today? That
is a sensible thing to do if
bread and butter is all that we
need to live upon. But as man
can not live by bread alone,
neither can a college fail to give
heed to another side in addition t«
the material one of the present.
The college must cultivate its past
and traditions, keep of them an
evergreen plant to stir a sentiment
of reverence, devotion, and loyal
ty. In order to stay fresh and vig
orous the college must be con
stantly wedding the past to the
present for the future goo4.
The tradition of Chowan Col
lege that is most talked of is the
Brown Lady. Final rites and
ceremony were conducted over the
Brown Lady last year, but fortun
ately she has been resurrected this
year and dressed in a robe of new
life and meaning. The theme and
soul aim of her new life is loyalty.
The Brown Lady ceremony as
carried out this year was a really
beautiful one. The idea was bas
ed on the story told of the girl
who always wore brown and who
died rather mysteriously while
she was a student at Chowan
about seventy years ago. There
ie nothing remarkable in this
fact itself perhaps, but the ac
count of the strange appearance
of a girl dressed in brown seen
after the death of the girl by one
or two who are not given to un
controlled imaginations, makes a
tale that has been handed down
from year to year with unabated
From this tradation the idea
was carried out. The spirit of the
girl whom death took away many
years ago returns professing that
she still loves her Alma Mater and
A French Professor says the
consumption of salt has lowered,
The recent trip to Birmingham
made by Chowan students has led
to reflection upon the broadening
effect of travel. The Chowan
girls do not show any increased
breadth, however, in dimensions
of body or purse. Although not
so intangible as either of these,
the broadening effect is present
and recognizable. Another article
takes up the serious phase of
the trip, the spiritual and intell
ectual feast of the conference
proper, but herein will be re
fleeted the lighter vein of the
Hazlitt says, “There is un
doubtedly a sensation in traveling
into foreign parts that is to be
had nowhere else”. This was
found to be true by the girls
from Chowan who traveled in
foreign states on their journey to
and from Birmingham.
There is amazing discovery to
be made and a breadth of know
ledge to be obtained from travel.
One girl observed that “Indians
of Oklahoma walk as natural peo
ple”. Her former conception of
the Indian is not known. Pro
bably she thought that he had
discovered another method than
that concerning the putting of
one foot before the other.
A rather astonishing bit of in
formation was thrown out by a
Wake Forest man. He said ser
iously and convincingly that
Stone Mountain was the largest
solid stone in North Carolina. It is
said that the world is not near as
large since the day of steamships,
aeroplanes, radio and such modern
inventions. But this man’s mind
is ahead of his times, for he
thinks of the world in terms even
smaller than those of the present
Sam Lamm, himself a minister
ial student, said that he wished
to suggest to all girls that each of
their colleges offer a new degree
called p. D. H., Pastor’s Devoted
Helper. He had little trouble in
convincing either the boys or the
girls of the need of this degree.
He hopes that the necessity felt
and expressed by the students
will cause every institution to of
fer such a degree. He believes
that such a degree, the P. D. H., is
even more important than the Ph.
D. Should such a degree be of
fered at Chowan, undoubtedly
there should be found enough can
didates to justify it.
^ A fart that should be interest-
to North Carolinian was»!
sophomores in college know this,
and feed the freshmen salt lest
they appear as wise as they them
The girls who went to Birming
ham to attend the Baptist Student
Conference say they agree that
traveling is broadening to the
mind, but how flattening to the
The students of Chowan who at
tended the Birmingham Confer
ence have brought back many
worthwhile and inspirational
things.They gave us a live touch
with this big movement in the de
The mouth is one of the most
important organs of the human
body. Indeed, it is the busiest.
It is located in the lower part
of the face, and is used for the
purpose of laughing, singing,
talking, eating, drinking, and
kissing. It is the place where a
man’s whiskers meet and part.
The mouth smokes, drinks, swears
lies, prays, and tells the truth—
Some mouths look like Cupid’s
bow and remind you of heaven,
while others look like a cheese
sandwich and call up associa
tions of a place the opposite of
heaven. Some mouths have an
odor of roses and some emanate
a sweet? aroma like onions.
The mouth is a corn sheller,
meat chopper, potato masher, nut
cracker, and hash machine. It is
a receptacle for peanuts, pop
corn, chestnuts, and a tango hall
for chewing gum, unless one hap
pens to be going to the biology
class or to chapel; then all chew
ing gum must be discarded. Alas,
one thing is about to be forgotten
The gymn class is also a place
where chewing gum receives no
favorable hails. The teacher says
girls chewing gum resemble a cow
chewing her cud.
The mouth is a cavern for ice
cream, candy, soda water, and
for chocolate. It is a place for
lobsters, oysters, clams, salads,
and a pantry for pie. It’s a cus
pidor for chewing tobacco, snuff,
pipes, cigars, and a wood shed for
tooth picks. It’s the old maid’s
reservoir for tea and cocoa and
the coffee fiend’s foretaste of
heaven. It’s the grocer’s best
friend, the butcher’s vault for the
dead, the bootlegger’s sewer, and
the dentist’s safety deposit for
gold. It’s the druggist’s medicine
chest for pills, castor oil, and
other delicacies, and it’s the un
dertaker’s funeral director.
It’s the rich man’s wine cellar
for cocktails, and champagne, and
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Address envelope to Maiorie Bowles
Murfreesboro, N, C.
uiscovFry Carolina is
so progressive that her children
had to turn back their watches to
keep step with Georgia and Ala
bama. One fact of importance
that people have impressed upon
them by traveling is that time
thruout the world is not the same.
Several on the Birmingham trip
ran their watches up an hour in
stead of back an hour. The con
sequence was that they arrived in
Atlanta two hours ahead of time,
according to their watches. They
ate breakfast at 9:30 instead of
7:30, and thought that they had
missed the 8:30 bus out to Stone
Mountain. One of the party meet
ing Ed Preston, formerly of this
State, now B. Y. P. U. secretary
told him of the misfortune. It
was then that they learned of
their mistake. Time for once
waited for someone and let the
delegates get an hour ahead of it.
On this trip a mystery was solv
ed for once and all time for one
girl. A mystery it was indeed—
the Mystery of the Third Spiggot.
In the pullman dressing room the
baffling problem was met. Con
nected with the lavatory there
were three spiggots, one marked
“hot”, one marked “cold”, but the
third not being marked involved
the mystery. The daughter of
Eve had curiosity to know what
comes from this spiggot. Is it
ink? There are no ink wells on
the train anywhere. Is it coca
cola? or orange? It might be
something stronger than either of
these. It is not marked. All
these thoughts ran thru the mind
of the preplexed girl. The true
daughter of Eve was game to bite
into the apple and see for herself.
So she banged away on the third
spiggott. It was one of these
that has to be pushed like some
fountain pen’s self-filler, those
that the end screws off and a tack
headed little thing is exposed to
be pushed. It had to be pushed
down, not screwed around, nor
was it like its companions, a lever
to be pulled toward one. When
the girl pushed on the spiggott,
the liquid that flowed was not
white like milk, but a little dark.
It contained bubbles and felt
slick, but the girl was not familiar
with liquids possessing those pro
the poor man’s shop for whiskey,
It’s the widow’s lamenter, the
bachelor’s rejoicer, the lover’s
persuader, and the stenographer’s
From this we get an idea of the
importance of the mouth in hu
man life. The many reasons for
the existelice of the mouth con
vince us that it would be indeed
a dull life without our mouth.
Never say, ‘away with the mouth!’
perties; so she put her finger in
her mouth about the same time
that one of the girls standing by
told her to “stop wasting that
The sense of humor in everyone
was running at high tide. Many
new jokes were learned. One girl
bit so much that she wasn’t hun
gry for a whole day. Another girl
reported that ignorance was not
bliss, for she was blistered with
it and had received no sensation
of bliss. '
The spirit of good humor reign
ed all the way from the time that
the Wake Forest boys got on and
C. R. Tew tailed to W. L. Daniels
behind him addressing him by his
nickname, “Come on. Black Boy,
you nigger”, and hearing a
strange voice answering, “Yassir,
boss, yassir”, turned to see a
frightened negro porter, until the
last boy was off the train coming
back which was fast gaining speed
out of Raleigh with his pockets
full of Woolworth products be
longing to his girl.
A more congenial group of peo
ple never were on one train than
those traveling on the special from
North Carolina, including stud
ents from Wake Forest, Meredith
Chowan, Buies Creek, Mars Hill
and State. The rivalry of schools
was forgotten, and individuals en
joyed each'other’s company and
One thing that the travelers to
Birmingham learned is that people
are not, in general, unkind, as re
ported. At least, Baptist folk
aren’t. Even porters and con
ductors on the train sensed the
Christian atmosphere, and were
helpful and considerate.
Especial mention ' should be
made of the North Carolina re
presentatives on the Plans and
Promotions Committee. R. P.
Downey, of Wake Forest, was
head of it, and made it possible
for North Carolina to be second
only to Texas in number of dele
gates. Mr. Downey put some
hard work on, the job and made it
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DR. FRANK CRANE SAYS
Nagging Helps Sometimes
Judge John W. Summerfield is
authority for the statement that
nagging sometimes does a hus
It is probably upon the prin
ciple that we need petty annoyan
ces in order .to develop patience
The philosopher sees^^me use
in our friend the There
could Be no cijurage without dan-
C. H. CHAMBERLAIN
Murfreesboro, N. C.
THAD A. EURE
Winton, N. C.
W. C. MERCER
temptation, jthv-re is no commen
dable tempraance that does not
resist a de.-=src for excess. I
Evil is a Ifehadow, and where
there is no shadow there can hard
ly possibly lie any light.
In the same way fleas and in
sects of all sorts are needed in or
der to keep us alert.
Reasoning in this line it may
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be a good thing a man to be nag-' Drugs, toilet articles,patent
ged a bit to prevent him going!
It would not do for him to have
things too easy. Character does
not develop in a uniformly favor
Of course no man would choose
nagging nor beg for it, but his
philosophic height is largly deter
mined by how he responds to it
when it comes his way.
He can either be irritated and
annoyed by it, or he can deliber
ately hold his course and ignore
it. It can make him a lesser man
or a greater man, according as
he uses it.
In a play sometime ago called
“Lonesome Like”, a man who had
been used all his life to being
nagged was suddenly called upon
to undergo the death of the nag
ger. He enjoyed his liberty for
a while, but finally got so lone
some that he took up with his
grandmother simply because she
scolded him. He found out that
he was very lonesome without
this continual female supervision.
A man can get used to anything,
and probably he can turn nagging
to his advantage and comfort.
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