Come To The Conference At Chowan College Conference Keynote: THA TI MAY KNO W HIM CHOWAN COLLEGE AND THE TOWN OF MURFREESBORO The Chowanian WELCOME B. S. U. VISITORS. OCTOBER 19-21 Vol. VI. Four Pages Murfreesboro, N. C., Tuesday, October 2, 1928 One Section Number 2 CHOWAN FOUNDERS DAY COMING THIS YEAR OCTOBER 11 Anniversary of Founding of College Is Just Around Corner FULL PROGRAM IS ALREADY MADE OUT Friends of Chowan and Wake Forest Men Ex pected to Come Individuals weaken with advancing years and age. This statement is conversely true with institutions. In dividuals complain with the burdensome weight of ad vancing years, and die; but institutions gather strength from passing years, and verily drink from fountains of youth and live. Why this foregoing statement? Be cause another anniversary of the founding of the old institution, Chowan College, is just around the corner, on Thursday, October 11. Anniversaries do several things. First, they mark the passing years. Chowan College was founded 80 years ago. Second, they tell of survivals of the fittest, if you please; e. g., Chowan College still stands and is more virile than ever despite the vicissitudes through which she has passed. Third, they remind us of the heri tage of the past. Are we grate ful for what the founders of this institution have done for us and have handed do\ps to us? Fourth, they inspire faith in the future; e. g., we have greater cause than ever to rejoice in the future of the grand old institution, for we have the largest enrollment of literary students that we have ever had, and we have reasons to believe that this is but the be ginning of substantial growth, financially and numerically. When we mention all these things, we are but reminding the readers of the CHOWANIAN that Founders’ Day is fast approaching and will be celebrated on Thurs day, October 11, in various and fitting ways as follows; First—There will be no col legiate recitations. Second—The Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 11 o’clock, a. m. Third—Dr. Francis P. Gaines, president of Wake Forest College, will deliver the annual address at 2:30 p. m.. We sincerely hope that every one in reach of Chowan College will avail himself of the oppor tunity of hearing Dr. Gaines. He is a thoughtful and fluent speaker. Every Wake Forest man, I am sure, will be here to meet his new president, and, of course, every alumna and friend of Chowan College will come back to the college. Fourth—There will be a soccer ball game between two of the col lege teams on the athletic field at 4 o’clock, p. m.. Fifth—At 8:30 p. m., the faculty of the fine arts depart ment of the college will give a joint recital. Every one who has heard Miss Matthews play and Miss Poe read, knows there is a treat in store for all who come to this recital. Every friend of the college will be eager to hear Miss DeLano, our new voice teacher, sing. Let everyone come and help make this the greatest Founders Day Chowan has ever had. Remember the date—October 11th. THE COLUMNS, CHOWAN COLLEGE, Murfreesboro, N. C. SEVENTH ANNUAL B. WILL BE HELD AT OCTOBER 18-21; S. U. CONFERENCE CHOWAN COLLEGE MANY ARE COMING GREETINGS TO DELEGATES B. S. U. CONFERENCE Chowan College is delighted that she is soon to entertain one of North Carolina’s greatest gatherings, the B. S. U. Conference. We are glad at all times to have visitors, and especially glad to have these delegates because of who you are and what you are. We give you the college keys and want you to come in and enjoy your stay with us. We shall enjoy it. Hoping to pee you soon, I am, Cordially yours, W. B. Edwards, President. VENERABLE TREES ON CAMPUS WERE VICTIMS OF STORM Where The B. S. U. Conference Will Convene \ Chowan Did Not Escape Ravages of Recent Wind Storms SUNSET SUPPER WAS ENJOYED AT BEACH New and Old Members of Faculty Enjoy Outing At Beach Annual Fall Picnic Of Faculty And |DR. F. P. GAINES, OF _ , _ .1 . irn n/\nnnni nrkn FALLING TREES AND LIVE WIRRES ABOUND Entertainment for Delegates Furnished On the Harvard Plan FIRST SESSION TO BE ON FRIDAY NIGHT College and Town Eagerly Await Coming of Many Visitors Students Was One Glorious Affair A MESSAGE FROM On Monday afternoon, Septem ber 17, Chowan’s faculty, both| new members and old. Chowan College greets all aceom-1-oimer students and teachers who 1 panied by President and Mrs. Ed-1 have returned to her halls for Friday, September 14, was a lad day for Chowan faculty and rn iiji n n r* O I r* IkT T* I \that day was 1 tllj r IVLiIjll/ljrl 1 1annual fall picnic The paity assenb>d in front o- he colLege at 4:30 p. m., attired wards and a number of invited guests, motored down to Colerain Beach to enjoy together a picnic supper. The outing was arranged by the old Chowan teachers in honoi of the new. True to its reputa tion, the beautiful beach offered to each one present loads of fun in some form or other. Some were brave enough to try the thrill of a ride in a speed boat; some took dips in the surf, and others preferred to explore in teresting places on the shore, climb hills, and hunt shells. After such recreation as swim ming and boat-riding one is usual ly hungry, and this fact was at tested by the amount of potato salad, weiners, banana and pine apple sandwiches, pigs in blanket, coffee, rolls and bananas that dis appeared whe the fun-seekers appeared when the fun-seekers the shore. From what can be seen and heard, it is very evident that the picnickers had a great time to gether. Besides those already mentioned the following were present: Louis Daniels, Robert Brown, John Askew, John Wynn, Ed Brown, Stanley Britt, C. M. Billings, Mr. and Mrs. Liverman, and Mr. and Mrs. John Sewell. Dr. Charles P. Weaver, former president of Chowan, is now con nected with the Polytechnique School at Auburn, Alabama. FRESHMEN MEET AND ELECT NEW OFFICERS On Wednesday night, Septem ber 19, the freshman class met and was organized. The officers elected were as follows: President, Addie Mae Cooke secretary, Jimmie Benton; treas urer, Lydia Jane Brooks; report er, Virginia Stanley; council mem ber, Bessie Collins; adviser, Mis Carroll. At this meeting the freshmen decided to meet weekly. The pur pose of these metings will be to discuss any matter that may con cern the welfare of the class. We, the freshman class of 1928 are going to strive to make our class the best in the history of Chowan.—Freshman Reporter. study and work, and welcomes all -luaents and t,o"chers who come to us for the first time. Each person connected with the college is a numerator of the fracoicn whose denominator is the ollcge and its influence. We sin- cereiy hope and have every rea son to believe that each one will ..erlorm her duty that it may re- u't to the good of the whole unit —the college. We bid you thrice welcome. Our enrollment is most satis factory. Verily we had to tear down our barns and build greater ones. The sewing room of the Home Econom'cs Department in the East Build'ng had to be moved to the Concrete Cottage; thus leaving room, by means of a new partiition, for four homeless girls. With this increase in enrollment, the outlook is brighter than ever. We are adding new courses to meet the needs of our students. Our graduates, several of whom have enrolled for graduate work at various institutions, are mak ing g00(l. I invite and urge upon every fiiend, well-wisher, and alumnae of Chowan College to join our hands and make this grand old in stitution truly “The Greatest Lit tle Woman’s College in the World.” We reveal in her past. We rejoice :in her present. We rally to her future. WAKE FOREST, SPEAKS He Will Be Principal Speak er At Annual Founders’ Day GIRLS WORKING ON THE CHOWANIAN People, watch for the CHOWAN-1 IAN, the best college paper ini the State. With Kate Mackie as' business manager and Addie Mae| Cooke as circulation manager, itl is getting on famously. Both of these very efficient girls are working hard, and their efforts are being rewarded. The n sports clothes, ready tor the ike to the Meherrin. Al. were n high spirits. A' soan as the crowd had ar rived at the river Miss Poe, whc was in charge of the entertain ment, annomieed that each class would give a program. This came s a cora:plete surprise to the girls, but they hasti'y scrambled behind lumps fflf bushes to make plans. In a short while they were ready to perform, so the under- '■lassmen seated themselves on the logs, which afforded a splendid au- litorium, to listen to the seniors. Miss Anne Downey, in an elo quent speech, explained that the senior class of 1329, in addition 0 being the largest is the history of the college, is also the most onderful in other respects. She then introduced a few of the won ders of the class: Biggest dumbell, Virginia Mar gin; best singer, Alice Cooke; most musical. Ruby Britton; Siamese twins, Madie Lee Wade and Bettie Walter Jenkins; the fat lady, Jean Craddock; the walk ing skeleton, Margaret Lawrence; most difinified, Margaret Jeffreys; ithe noisiest, Edna Stillman; the i monkey, Kate Mackie. j The seniors ended their per iformance with an original yell; : “We have no yell, j We want no yell, i But when we yell. We yell like Seniorsi” 1 The juniors then gave a spirited i 'mpersonation of the faculty, I which brought forth many laughs lind much applause. ‘ T'-.e sophomores put on their 1 wise looks so well known to the I freshmen, while Rousseau Parker 'sang, "Oh Sophomores, You Look So Wise.” They gave a yell I typical of their class; Ra! Sophs! Rah More! Ra! Rah! Sophomore! The final number was given by the freshmen, who surprised everybody by their originality. They gave “Our Favorites,” which were as follows: Favorie flower—Evergreen. Favorite color—Green. Favorite author — Nathaniel CHOWANIAN room is equipped for their work, and the girls are! Qi.egn co-operating to make the paper al ^ „ , „ Favorite column in the Chowan- success. Pay your dollar now, and get all the numbers. Do not miss a single issue. ian — “Under the Greenwood (Continued op Faye 4) The coming of Dr. F. P. Gaines, >rcsidcnt of Wake Forest College, 3 speaker on Founder’s Day, is n event of more than ordinary nterest, not only to Chowan facul- y and students, but to the peo- )le of the community and else where. Although President Gaines has leen connected with Wake Forest '’ollege only one year, during this t’me he has come into wide pub ic notice, and has won for him- e’f a remarkably large place in the affection and esteem of the ollcge, the community, and the State. Dr. Gaines is a scholar of keen nsight and great ability. He is a trained ,experienced educator and an outstanding Christian lead er. He has proved durig the past year, which has marked great pro gress for Wake Forest College, that he possesses executive and administrative ability. He is a speaker of charm and force. This is the first time Dr. Gaines has visited Chowan College -or any po'nt in this vicinity, so we feel sure that many will avail themselves of the opportunity to hear him. He will speak at 2:30. p. m., October 11, in the college au ditorium. The public is cordially invited. Walnut Trees Near Presi dent’s Home and Cork Tree Destroyed LUCALIAN SOCIETY HAS ITS INITIATION The Lucalian Literary Society held its annual initiation on Fri day evening, September 14. After the ceremonials had been com pleted, 22 members joined the so ciety. Refreshments were then served. The total membership is now 59. It is probable that sev eral new members will be added later. The growing membership ■ndicates a growing interest in the society, and Lucalians are look ing forward to the best year ever. They hope to spread far the ideals of the institution, to hold a high standard of scholarship, sports manship and loyalty. Above all, they desire to abide by their motto: “Make light to shine.” The W. M. S. of the Baptist Church held a prayer service in observance of State Missions on the afternoon of the 26th. The storm which struck the Chowan Campus on the 19th did considerable damage. About 9:40 p. m., after an unusually hard flow of wind, every light in the college went out. The girls were told there would be no more lights because the storm had broken the wires. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards braved the danger of fall trees and live wires in going to the col lege to warn the girls not to leave the building in the morning. The two venerable walnut trees, which stood on either side of the walk at the President’s Home, blew down, breaking the pole and light wires which fur nished the college with electricity. One wire remained unbroken. A dog stepped on the live wire and was electrocuted. The current from the broken wires made a frightful display of fireworks till another tree severed the wires be tween Conway and Murfreesboro leaving the town in darkness. A cork tree about 70 years old on the middle drive was broken off. An umbrella tree planted by the class of 1913 on the circular driveway was blown over. One of the arches on the main walk was crushed by a falling limb. That part of the walk will be in darkness till the arch can be re placed. Nearly all the trees on the campus suffered from the storm. Broken limbs with leaves yet green are strewn across the campus at this writing. AMATEUR NIGHT The annual celebration of Amateur or Stunt Night will be held in the college auditorium Fri day night, October 26. The stu dents are urged to begin the prep aration of their stunts soon and not put this off until the last min ute. Each class will be expected to give a stunt and any organization who wishes may present one. Old students who wish to give original songs, compositions, stories, plays or readings are urged to do so. Miss Poe will be in charge of the Amateur Night program and all stunts should be reported to her as soon as possible. Prizes will be given for the best stunts. The seventh annual B. S. U. Conference will be held here at Chowan, October 19- 21. Between 200 and 250 delegates are expected. The cost of the conference will include traveling expenses both ways, meals while here, and $1.00 registration. En tertainment w'ill be furnish ed on the Harvard plan. Delegates are expected to be arriving here all day Fri day and into the night. Mr. Yancey Elliott, of State Col lege, will be in charge of the registration. Upon regis tration each person will re ceive his program, room as signment, and other material to help him get started right. Every student attending is requested to bring his Bible. Letters asking for informa tion should be addressed to Miss Ann Downey, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C. The first session opens Friday, night, October 19, at 7:15, in the college auditorium, at which time the Chowan Glee Club will give some musical numbers. On Saturday morning Miss Ruby, Daniel will talk on B. S. U. his tory. Then forums, in which the direct problems of the students will be dealt with will be con ducted for all. These forum groups will meet in separate rooms, four of them, and each student may make his choice. Qn Saturday afternoon there will be a demonstration B. S. U. Council meeting by the Meredith del'ega' tion, led by Miss Madeline Elliott. On Saturday afternoon there- will be a period of about an hour and a half for play and recreation, either outdoors or inside, depend ing upon the weather. The Sar- urday night session will be> given to Missions, and the closing ses sion will be held on Sunday irp^rn- ing. The speakers will be: Dr. Hight C. Moore, of Nashville^ Tenn.; Dr. Harry Clark, Furman University, Greenville, S. C.; Dr. Charles E. Maddry, general sec retary of the Baptist State Con vention; Dr. R. T. Vann, former president of Meredith Collegej Mr. Perry Morgan, of Raleigh; Rev. E. N. Johnson, of Dunn, N. C.; Secretary Frank H. Leave!!, Department of Student Work, Southern Baptist Convention; the student secretaries in the State, and a large number of students. Each campus will give a brief re port. Chowan College and the town of Murfreesboro are eagerly loDk- irg forward "to the conference ."ind will do all in their power to make their visitors comfortable and happy, and the B. S. U. Confer ence a notable success. Not until some folks are flat on their backs do they learn to look up. STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN Have you seen the hall? Why the hall the sophomores have been at work on ever since early in their freshman year, of course. Come here and look. Aren’t these new brown rugs just too lovely for feet to tread upon? Six gor geous ones for the hall and Miss McDowell’s ofBce! Long live the sophomore class and their adviser, Mrs. A. W. H. Jones, of Severn!