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    Come To The Conference At Chowan College
Conference Keynote: THA TI MAY KNO W HIM
The Chowanian
Vol. VI.
Four Pages
Murfreesboro, N. C., Tuesday, October 2, 1928
One Section
Number 2
Anniversary of Founding of
College Is Just Around
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
OCTOBER 18-21;
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.
Where The B. S. U. Conference Will Convene
\ Chowan Did Not Escape
Ravages of Recent
Wind Storms
New and Old Members of
Faculty Enjoy Outing
At Beach
Annual Fall Picnic Of Faculty And |DR. F. P. GAINES, OF
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Entertainment for Delegates
Furnished On the
Harvard Plan
College and Town Eagerly
Await Coming of Many
Students Was One Glorious Affair
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
We reveal in her past.
We rejoice :in her present.
We rally to her future.
He Will Be Principal Speak
er At Annual Founders’
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
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
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
Walnut Trees Near Presi
dent’s Home and Cork
Tree Destroyed
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!

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