Volume II No. 6, April 24, 1951
Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C.
C. E. COUNCIL
May Day Celebration
Will Be Held May 5
The entire cast fcr the annual
Chowan College May Day Cele
bration to be held May 5 has been
chosen by the May Day commit
Mae Queen will be Mae Wins
low and attending her will be
Betiy Louise Smith in the role of
Maid of Honor. The queen and all
her court were chosen by a vote
of the students.
The rest of the qu€C!'’s court
are composed of Betty Harris.
Ann Jackson. Peggv Der.icn. and
Barbara Jones as attendants.
Selections were made last week
by faculty membei'; cf .nr boys
and girls that wU taKe r?rt in
the annual celebi^-ior.
TTie students wno '.vi’l .ippear in
the maypole dance a’’e as irUows:
Lena Worrell, Marie Harrell, Lib
Slate, Mary Alice Jack.scn, Eris
Eiu-e, June Blanchard, Kyria
Bunn, Betty Keen, Shirley Davis,
Ruth Taylor, Mary Jennings, Nan
cy Dunning, Sarah Perry, Mary
Elizabeth Spivey, Marilyn Vick,
Mary Jennings and Ruth Tay
lor will appear in the combat
' The Irish Jig will be done by
Kyria Bunn, Shirley Davis, Mary
Jennings, Ruth Taylor, Marilyn
Vick, and June Blanchard.
I Male attendants in the May
Court will be Buddy Bass, Bill
Thom,pson, Brinson Fa-,'.l, Joseph
Blythe, R. D. Belch, Hobs. n Tur
ner, Eddie Old, and Marvin Gib
1 The two Jestera who should pro
vide plenty of entertainment
should the actual performance
take a sudden drag, will be James
Gillikin and Justice (Jay) Wilcox.
! Among other boys participating
' in the May Day Celebration are
Vauyhan Fowler, Curtis Copeland,
Tommy Uimiphlett, Bill Britt,
Richard Baker, and Bobby Mit
I- Tcm Davis is assisting in the
May Day program.
April 19—^Alathenian Society
34 —S t u d e n t Council
, 24—Spring Carnival
May 5—May Day
8 Organ Recital
May 18 Set for
Chowan Offers Prep
Study Beginning Sept.
Chowan College, beginning Sep-
tetniber 11, 1851, will offer prepa
ratory work including the 11th
and 12th grades. Students who have
finished high school soiphomore
work Or 8 units'wiU be admitted.
A special curriculum has been
arranged whereby a student may
.select a minimum of 8 courses (8
units) at the completion of which
The Chowan College Sextet, un
der the direction of Mi.ss Doro
thy Ballinger, has been traveling
quite a bit recently.
Within the la.« two weeks the
sextet has made three trips. On
the fir.st trip, two boys from the
college glee club. Jay Wilcox and
John Lcng, accompanied the sex
tet to Earley’s Baptist Church,
Ahoskie, N. C„ to sing for a W.
M. U. inetling. The program con
sisted of the following numbers:
Jubilate Deo — by the mixed
The Lord is My Shepherd—solo
by KjTia Bunn.
Th eGreen Cathedra land In
cline Thine Ear—iby the sextet.
Prayer Perfect-Hluet by Eliza
beth Slate and Kyria Bunn.
O Lord Most Holy — Solo by
The Holy City — by the mixed
The program was clo.';ed with
the group singing "The Lcrd Ble.ss
and Keep You" as the benedic
The Sextet sang again in Golds
boro, N. C., at the Emmaus Bap
tist Church recently. Their pro-
gTam consisted of three select
The Green Pastures by Hahn
Thanks Be to God by Dickson
Were You There—Spiritual.
’The members of the sextet were
also guests at the Woodland Bap
tist Cl uri.il on i hursilay of lact
vv-ek. They chose as their selec
tions two songs they had done
previously at the Emmaus Baptist
Church, The Gseen Cathedral
and Thanks Be to Otd in addition
to Be Still My Soul from Pinland-
i«. Kyria Bunn, a member of the
sextet gave two solo numbers. The
Lcrd is My Shepherd and The
The sextet consists of Elizabeth
Slate of Mcoksville and Shii-ley
Davds of Seaboard, sopranos; Ky
ria Bunn of Snow Hill and Betty
Violet Keen of Rocky Mount, sec
ond sopranos; and Lona WorreU
of Colerain and Ruty Taylor of
3u;folk, Va., altos,
a hiyh school diplctna will be
, Boarding and rooming facili
ties will be arranged for high
school girls. For the first year we
can only take high school boys
who come as day students. B;:ys
who come from a distance may
make arrangements to live in
town. Bocm and board will be
the same for the academic stu-
I dents as for the college students.
Special fees will be offered ti high
school students also, announces
I To enter as a Junior it will be
necessary to furnish the Bursar
■Kith a high school transcript
shewing that eight units of work
have been done.
' This service is being offered
by Chowan College because of a
multitude of requests which have
ccme frcm this area of North Ca
rolina. Applications should be
made before August 1. 1951.
The Freshman class is now bu
sy making plans for a banquet
and s;cial to entertain the So
phomore Class. A committee com
posed ef Betty Louise Smith,
chairman, Sarah Perry, and Kyria
Ann Bunn are in general charge
of the banquet, which will be held
on May 18.
I The banquet will begin at 6:00
' and will be in the ca.feteria. Fol-
I lowing the dinner, everyone will
go to the Beechwcod Country
Club for the social. There every
one will enjoy g-anies and floor
A committee including Marjorie
Perry, chaii’.nan, Eris Eure, Bill
Britt, Bobby Mitchell, and Rich
ard Baker is in charge of provid
ing transportation to the country
club. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lee and
Mr. and Mrs. Brown are sjwnsors.
I The Freshman class is sponsor
ing a Spring Carnival here at
,school tonight at 8:00 pin. in the
, There wiU be various side shows
j an auction block, a popularity
j contest in which Miss Ch;wan of
119S1 will be crowned, a fashion
; show, fortune telling, and a bin
Committees working on the
Carnival are general business:
^ Betty Louise Smith, chairman,
■ Sarah Perry, Kyria Burni, and
Wayne Browning; program:
James Giilikin, chairman, Peggy
Denton, Bill Thompson, Brinson
Paul, Lonnie Phelps, Betty Violet
Keen and Edna Joyce Griffin;
decoration: Mar>- Alice Jackson’
chaiiman, Bettye Harris, Ray
mond Meiggs, Rex Gardner, Vir
ginia Wellons, and Barbara Jones;
publicity: Donald Rose, chairman,
Nephie Cress, Tommy Umphlett,
Julia Morris, Mae Winslow; re
freshments: Lib Slate, chairman,
Marie HarreU, Mary Elizabeth
Spivey, John Long, Joe Blythe,
aiid Elarl Goodwin.
The committees are working
hard on the Spring Carnival and
are hcping that it will be such a
success that it will become an an.
nual class e^'ent.
Student Body Head
I Publications: Mis® Hazel Grif
fin, Eniest J. Connelly, Mrs. Es
Registration and Curriculum: C.
; V. William, Jr., Miss Gwen Pot
ter, Austin Staples,
i Commencement: B. D. Bunn,
Eugene Williams, John E. Man
ning, Miss Dorothy Ballinger.
Athletics: Melvin Layton, Miss
Josie Keeter, Benjamin Martin-
i Lyceum and Lecture: Eugene
Williams, Miss Hazel Grififin, Miss
' The Chowan BSU is supporting
the sitate BSJU in sending Marjo
rie Beverly Neilsotn cf Greenville
to the Hawaiian Islands as a
summer mi.ssionary. Of the $800
needed for her expenses, the-goal
for Chowan was $15. Colon Jack
son, president of the Chowan un
ion, Stated that the goal had
been reached and forwarded to
the state office. •
Miss Neilson is a senior at Wake
Forest and a Foreign Mission Vo-
jlunteer. She has a wide back-
I ground of experience to qualify
;her for this sumi.ner appointment.
^ During the summer she was em-
: ployed by the Baptist State Con-
ivention where she made an ex-
icellent record in conducting Va-
' cation Bible School teaching stu
dy courses, taking religious sur-
I veys and assisting associational
missionaries. Each year at Wake
“Forest she has oeen active in the
religious activities on the cam
I Miss Neilson plans to visit as
many campuses as can be sche
duled for chapel addresses and
group meetings of BSU. Among
these campuses is Chowan.
Sarah Emily Matthews, the first
graduate of Tliomasville Baptist
Oiiphanagc to enter a college, en-
I rolled at Chowan in 1890. She
'died during the summer cf 1950
[in High Point.
Bill Thom'pson, of Suffolk, Va.,
has been elected jttudent body
president for the 1951-52 term. He
was chosen by student ballot last
week by defeating Louise Smith
cf Holland, Va.
Donald Rose of Pantego was
'elected vice-president; Anne Ed
wards of Pendleton as secretary,
'and in a run-off Brinson Paul
won aver Maybelle Bryant. Eliza
beth Slate of Mocteville was ;ho-
! Thompson wiU succeed Curtis
■ Copeland in the highest of stu-
. dent positions on the campus.
Other retiring officers are Mary
Jennings, vice-president; and Co
lon Jackson, treasurer.
Nen- Qfficers will assume their
positions after they take the oath
of office April 30.
Thompson entered school in
January of this year. While at
Suffolk High School, he was pre
sident of the student body. After
leaving school, he worked for two
years in the Suffolk post office.
He is now a pre-ministerial stu-
I Griffin Speaks to
- On Tuesday night of last week
Hazel Griffin, head cf the English
Deipartment, Elizabeth Slate and
Ruth Tavlor were guests at a
banquet given in Ahoskie by the
Business and professional Wo
Miss Griffin, speaker for the
evening, chose as her topic, Tho
mas WoKe. She told about the
life and works of Wolfe and read
I excerpts from critics and some
works of the great literary fig
I Elizabeth slate, soloist, sang
The Desert Song, Always by Irv
ing Berlin and My Hero from
Chooolate Soldier b>' Strauss. She
was axx»mpanied at the piano by
dent, and has been recently elect-
ed_ BSU president. He is also %
memlber of the ba.'ebali squad.
Bose has been active as a reoot-
er for the Chowaiiian.
I Adviser to the student govern
ing body is Hazel Griffin.
Plans are being made by the
Sophomore class for their gradu
ation which will take place May
The caps and gowns have been
ordered, and the color chosen by
the class was black.
A few of the sophomores have
ordered class rings. The stones
chosen by the class were sapphii-e
and ruby. Seme of the students
will have embossed on their rings
the insignia of their society,
j Announcements for graduation
exercises have also been ordered.
I The sophc mores have already
decided on their class gift to be
given to the college, which will
be announced at a later date.
! It was decided in a meeting last
week that the sophcmores would
not have Class Day Exercises but
will probably have charge of a
chapel prcgram in which they
will give the Class History and
the Last Will and Testament, in
addition to the dedication of the
Dr. Sirarks Melton, pastor ot
the Freemason St. Baptist
Church, Norfolk, Va., will preach
the baccalaureate sermon at Cho
wan College, Sunday, May 27.
The Lu'calians held their
monthly meeting on April 12 in
the Lucalian Society Hall.
The main object of the meet
ing was to finish the collection
of the annual dues. Tne com
mittee in charge cf the talent
show made their report on tne
farthiocming talent show to be
sponsored by the Lucalian Socie
ty. They announced that the ta
lent show would be held scme-
j time in May. The talent in the
, shciw is to be supplied entirely
^by mem'oers of the Lucalian So
I Working on the committee* are
, I.Iaibel Johnson, chairman. Bill
77 Students Attend
BSU Spring Retreat
j Thompson, Be'.ty Louise Sti»ith,
.and Colon Jac'isoi
I The next meeti- g is to bo ht Id
ui the first wees ol May.
! Seventeen collesge students at-
' tended the State B. S. U. Spring
1 Retreat held at the First Baptist
'Church in High Point, N. C„ Ap
I Mabel Johnson, first vice-pre-
^sident of the union, represented
I Chowan on the state nominating
committee to select officers for
the year 19i51-52. Colcn Jack
son, president of the Ohowan B.
S. U., was appointed as a candi
date for state devotional leader
and campaigned for the position
at the convention. Oclon was de-
ifeated by a student from East Ca-
I Attending the Retreat were Ma-
. bel Johnson, Marvin Gibson, Shir-
jley Davis, Eris Eure, Richard Ba
ker, Jr., Tormmy Umphlett, Mary
I Elizabeth Spivey, Colon Jackson,
I Betty Violet Keen, Lona Nell
I Wcrrell, Marjorie Perrj', Gene
Proctor, Ann Onley, Carolyn Grif.
fm, Edna Joyce GriHfin, O'Neill
Hurdle, and Rex Gardner.
Prof. Austin Staples, adviser to
the College B. S. U. Council, ac
companied i^e group.
I Approximately* 50 members of
the council on Christian Educa
tion wUl be on the Chowan Cam-
ipus all day Thursday, April 26.
j Dr. A. S. Hale and his special
I committee on colleges expect to
I arrive on Thursday morning about
' 9:30 for a general survey of the
j The regular meeting of the
Council ™il be held at 2 pjn. that
same evening in the auditorium
and society halls of the building.
The meeting will be over bj' 5 p.
m. thus giving the members of
the Council an opportunity to look
around the caJhpus and see th»
points of interest before thi sup
per meeting. All members are ex
pected to be here for supper that
I Folloiwlng the supper hour the
full council will assemble for th'»
evening meeting in the auditori-
■ um. r-