Murfreesboro, N. C., Tuesday, September 18, 1928
THESE ARE THE GIRLS WHO MADE THE 1927-8 CHOWANIAN THE BEST COLLEGE PAPER IN THE STATE
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Majority of Professors At
tended School In
OTHERS MADE TOURS
IN SEVERAL SECTIONS
Dean Caldwell Visited Col
leges In Kansas and
Among the many things of
which Chowan i sthe proud pos
sessor is her band of energetic,
ambitious and progressive teach
ers. It is indeed interesting to
note the manner in which some of
them spent their recent vacation.
Miss Newell Mason, professor
of education and psychology,
studied this summer at the Uni
versity of Ohio. She will have
her credits transferred to Dukf
University where she intends tr-
study under Dr. McDougall in the
Miss Bertha Carroll, professor
of English, taught at Cullowhee.
The courses she taught w^re:
“Vocabulary Building,” “Types of
Poetry,” and “Types of Prose.”
Miss Carroll reports a delightful
time in her hours spent both in I
work and recreation. During her]
stay at Cullowhee she visited va- j
rious places of interest, some of |
which were: Nantahala Gorge,!
Whiteside Mountain, Highlands, [
Highhampton and Cashier’s Val
ley. She also visited the paper
mills at Canton, where the finest
bond paper in the South is made;
the Government Fish Hatchery, J
near Waynesville, where mountain |
and rainbow trout are a special-1
ity, and, in Asheville, attended!
New Members Are
Included In Faculty
College Extends Greetings
and Wishes Much
The new members of the facu ty
’t Chowan this year have rili-fady
become a part of the coUntta life.
They have readily adju.stci.1 thcm-
elve- t'' rhowan and have im
'liberl that irtnngible someth'-no:—
the 'pi-’t of Chowan. We 'ixt'jnu
to them a hearty welcome and
"^one that the year may be fille^'
with success and happiness ir
their work and associations.
Miss Willie Halsell, the new
orofessor of history and socia'
science, who received her Master’s
De?rree from Vanderbilt Univer
'ty, taught last year at Itta Bena
School. Itta Ben'j. Missi.ssippi.
Miss Forrest De'.ano, a graduate
')f Knox Conservatory of Mus'c.
Galasburg, Illinois, is the new
Miss Mary E. Whitney, who re
ceived her Master’s Degree from
the University of Michigan, and
was formerly professor of ro
mance languages at La Grange.
Mississippi, is now professor of
romance languages at Chowan.
Her home is at Indianapolis, In
Miss Blanche Banta, of Shelby-
ville, Kentucky, professor of Ger
man and Latin, comes to us from
Louisburg College, N. C., where
she taught last year. She receiv
ed her Master’s Degree from Co
Offered This Year!
Practical Subjecto Added
To tlie Several
:H0WAN GIVES KIWANIS
PROGRAM AT AHOSKIE
matinee and evening Grand Opera |
programs, where she saw “Romeo
and Juilet” and “Aida.” [
Miss Minnie Caldwell, der.n of
the faculty and professor of
mathematics, accompanied by her|
mother, spent some time touring;
Kansas and Colorado, visiting a|
number of colleges and univer-]
sities in each State. In Lawrence I
College, Kansas, Miss Caldwe'l
visited Dr. Ashton’s class in mod
ern geometry, which is the on'y
class of its kind taught in -Amer
ica. Dr. Ashton is the author of
a text in analytic geometry. Other i
places visited in Kansas were;!
Haskell Indian School, Topeka,
the capital of Kansas, Washburn
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Kisses Matthews, Poe and De-
Lano, President Edwards and
Superintendent Henson, of Mur
freesboro Public School attended
the annual Kiwanis banquet at
Ahoskie Friday evening, Septem
Mr. Henson made a very force
ful address on “Beauty.” He
stressed the fact that every per-
on s not beautiful at first sight,
but that he becomes more beauti-
Tu' as he is seen more often. He
'■aid that he thought beauty was
connected vrith romance. He gave
an illustration of the beauty that
one could see in the faces of
Abiaham Lincoln and George
Miss DeLano, accompanied by
Miss Matthews, sang beautifully
two selections: “Rain, Rain,
Rain,” by Gay, and “I’m Wearin’
Awa’,” by Foote. M'ss Poe then
read “By Courir,” by O’Henry.
She always pleases an audience.
Chow n is off ring fh^s semester
■rveral new courses which are of
' t;rest to the people 'n the ctI-
lege community a', well as to the
Tirls in the dormitory. These
’ourses are very p a~fca'; at
eas', a number of the girls ex
">ect to find this to be true after
■^heir Chowan days are over.
One of the most popular of
these courses is offered by Miss
Liccie Payne, heaH of the Depart-
nent of Home Economics. The
?ir!s are crowding into her de-
tmen to take Household Fur-
nish'ng. The planning and fur
ni. h'ng of an entire house is care-
uMy studied in this course. It
'viU be fol'cwed the second
semester by Costume Designing.
Miss Payne also expects to teach
a method course both semesters.
Mrs. E. B. Vaughn, head of the
-4rt Department, has two new
■ourses this year; Principles of
.\rt and Design and History of
Art, which count two hours col-
ere credit each per semester. She
s also offering Public School Art,
which counts one hour of certi
ficate credit for those who expect
to teach in the elementary grades.
Miss Forrest DeLano, head of
the Voice Department, is begin
ning three courses in Public!
School Music. Two of these j
;ourses count two hours of college I
?iedit each per semester, and the:
jther counts one hour of certi- i
Scate credit for those who expect!
:o teach elementary work. j
The respective teachers of Eng-
"sh, French, History, Mathematics |
and Science will offer courses in!
the teaching of these subjects thej
second semester. All of the girls j
who are planning to teach are re
quired to take one or more of|
these methods courses. I
Mijoy iTbe Pirst Saturday
A Party At Chowan: Night^Chowan
New Girls Get Acquainted
G. A.’s Hosts To Severn andj With Members Higher
Pendleton College i Classes
Cho^^ an Girls Spent
Summer At W. F. C.
Last Wednesday afternoon, as
' usual around 5 o’clock,
'^howan’s front porch ’.vis cr'wd-
•'d with girls wishinT an 1 waitin''
for the supper bell ti rinr. All
if a sudden our attent'on was
a'l’d t) s-'vernl cars anaroiching
chrcugh the pine driveway. Every
one began to wonder what all this
'^f'an^ but our curos'ty was soon
atisfied. The cars stnnped in
front of th'> st'"ir: and a bunch
of Severn G. A.’S. Y. W. A.’S
"heir mothers wilked in. They
extended "n inv'^at’^n to the Sev
ern and Pendbton giils to come
3ver to Hope Cottage.
All immed'a ely accepted, an '
'n a few minutes were fi'ing
■nto the dining room, where a de
licious picnic supper was awaiting
us. There was everything to make
a poor homesick girl happy. My,
how the chicken, ham, sandwiches
nnd tea began to disappear! We
ate until we thought we could eat
TO more, but our appetite took or
a fresh hold when we saw the
^akes and pickles. My, how the
Severn girls like to serve, for
there came another surprise when
a basket of big, red apples was
The guests at the surprise sup-
'er were: Misses McDowell,
Caldwell and Carroll, from the
faculty; Rosalind Horne, There.'a
Davis, Jessie Draper and Emma
Gay Steihenson. from Pendleton-
and Frnces Fle-’tvood, Ethel,
Riba and Mildred Taylor, Mavis
Lewter, Lillian DeLoatche, Myra
Glover, Marion Woodnrd and Jim
mie Benton, from Severn.
Nine Rahs, no fifteen Rahs, for
the Severn G. A.’S and Y. W. A.’S
and mothers, and more thanks
than we have wor.is to express!
Year after year, the first Sat-
’.rday n'ght at Chjwan has al-
■v?ys been a long-remembered
v-'rt to all new Chcwm jtudent?.
‘ IS then th."t the fiew girls get
cquainted with thii'r “bij sis
On September 8 ti.e olJ girl?
•'sited their “little sisters” an
ook them to the auditorium tc
ee the stunts. Gir's representing
Tivious couniics throughout this
?tate and other States entertain
"1 the student body with stunts
representing some product, ac-
'■'vity or phase of history foi which
hnir county is noted.
One stunt put on by girls from
A’amance and Davidson counties,
t'ught us that there are wonder
ful hosiery mills in these countics
which supply people all over the
world; from peasants to kings and
Somebody asked all those in
'nvor of Hoover to sing; then
those in favor of Smith. (Person
ally I think the Hoover crowd was
much larger). This was inter
rupted by the entrance of several
Y. W. A. members bringing cones
of ice cream which were served
to everybody present. There were
several girls (not mentioning any
names) who moved their seats
several times In order to be served
more than once—and they got by
■ i.h it.
Maybe everybody did “eat and
ri’n,” but that did not end the
ni ht’s Ectivities, for they con-
t'nued even after light bell rang.
The kiophs had a parade, trying to
f-ighten the Freshmen. Maybe
'loy did—who knows?
“Chowan Spirit” Was Much
In Evidence During
MAKING PLANS FOR
the new CHOWANOKA
Plans for the 1929 CHOWAN-|
3KA have already been mapped
out. Jean Craddock, editor-in- ]
chief, stopped in Raleigh on her!
way he"e, and left plans with the'
firm of Edward & Broughton,'
with whom a contract has been
igned for the printing. M'ss|
Willie Ha’sel has been appointed j
the new annual advisor. W'th!
lean Craddock as editor-in-chief i
and a group of efficient workers |
n fhor-^e, we feel sure that the
1928 Chowanoka will be the best!
TENNIS COURT BEING
All ye players of that gran^
and glorious game called Tennis,
page this notice! The tennis court
's in the process of being scraped
and prepared for future thrilling
games with the racquet. Even "
‘his very writing the workmen are
busy. The court will soon re-
■ound with serrice calls and smart
smocks. Get ready for the fun,
’nd stay young and happy and
M'ss Nancy Parker left recently
to take charge of a school position
n Rocky Mount.
’.UCALIANS MEET AND
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
On Monday night, September
10, the Lucalian Society had a
called meeting to elect the mar-
-hals for the year. Virginia Mar
tin, a Senior, is chief marshal;
Maybelle Honeycutt is from the
Junior class, with Lucile Davis as
assistant; Elizabeth Cullipher is
from the Sophomore class. May
our marshals enjoy to the fullest
the honor of their office.
Marshals are electel on th"
ba.sis of their scholarship, so it
is indeed an honor to be one.
The society is expecting a suc
cessful year’s work and an un
usually large membership.
The Chowan girls who attend
'd Wake Forest Summer School
)f 1928 surely made the rest of
he student body “sit up and.take
notice.” Among the Chowan
rroup were Alice Cook, Rosalind
''Torne. Glf'^ys Coley, Florence
''ienthall, Roxie Flvtho. Katnlef-n
'"'hnson. Mar'^aret Lawrence.
Parke", Mary I.ou Jone=,
Kpte Mackie, Elizabeth Webb,
^nlon Brewe”, Bertha Clayton,
^sla Poole, Laura Ruth Parker and
There seemed to be a slogan on
t' e campus, “If you want any
thing done, get the Chowan girls
to do it.” The Chowan girls
'■roved that they could do things
by actually doing them.
Kate Mackie and Mary Lou
.Tones entered the contests at the
water carnival on July 4. Kate
was acclaimed the most beautiful
of all the bathing beauties. Mary
Lou won fi st prize in the 25-yard
back stroke, and second prize in
both the 25 and 50 yard free
In the summer school play,
“Wild Irish Rose,” Kate Mackie
played the leading role, and Mary
Lou Jones won a great deal of
applause by her interpretation of
a husband-hunting widow.
Gladys Coley and Myra Parker,
former voice students here, charm
ed large audiences at chapel, so
cials, vesper services and other
gatherings by their lovely solos
The religious training which
Chowan girls receive was mani
fest on all occasions of worship.
Mary Lou Jones, Myra Parker
and Colon Erewer led devotionals
During the summer session the
“Chowan Spirit,” that indescrib
able something which is pre-
domiant on our campus, was ever
present. The Chowan girls always
mrnifested a friendly attitude to
ward each other and toward stu
dents from other schools.
Th'>ve was no se'fishness among
he Chowan gills or any desire
tor personal glory, and yet the
Chowanians were welded together
in a loyal attempt to uphold the
^lor'ous tr'ditiors of the institu
tion they represented.
Chowan girls in o‘‘h'.'r summer
schools were: Norine Baker,
H Ida Jones and Eva Kinlaw,
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HAVE BEEN MADE
Fresh Coats of Paint Are
Added and Shrubbery
NEW RUGS EXPECTED
FOR THE FRONT HALL
Walks Have Been Trimmed
and Campus Is More
The students and friends of
Chowan are delighted with the
improvements wliich were made
arounds the college during the
summer. As we look about us we
see signs of fresh coats of paint
and shrubbery which was set
out in our absence. We would
not forget the gate, the gift of
the Seniors of last year to the
tollege, and the improvements
were made in the front hall last
spring by the Class of ’31. As
we pass in and out of the gate
we are reminded of each of last
year’s Seniors. The Sophomores
are expecting the rugs for the
front hall to be here within a
week or two. They had hoped we
would find rugs in the front hall
when we arrived, but a delay was
caused by the company’s sending
purple rugs instead of the color
which was ordered.
There are 12 girls who are
happy occupants of the six re
modeled rooms on the fourth
floor of the Administration Build
ing. Plastering has been done in
these rooms, new floors have been
laid, clothes closets have been en
larged, and /the woodwork had
been freshly plainted. Some of
the most beautiful views of the
front of the campus can be ob
tained from these windows. The
girls seem to have entered into
the spirit of beautifying the
rooms, because they have hung
draperies and arranged theiv
furniture very attractively.
The serving room has also tak
en on a very youthful appearance.
It seems to be trying to teU of
summer days and a can of white
paint. The store room had a tale
to tell of /summer experiences,
too. Since it has taken on a coat
of yellow paint; it resembles a
cozy little cottage instead of the
old store room.
The shrubs which were set out
around the Administration Build-
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