VOL. IV, NO. 3
CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C., APRIL, 1953
MILLIS B. WRIGHT
Minis B. WrightTo Head
New Vocation Department Here
Millis Barnes Wright, native of
Draffin, Ky., and more recently
of Murphy, N. C., has been elect
ed head of the Agriculture and
Vocation Department of Chowan
Recently the college bought a
small farm of 54 acres adjacent to
the 104-year-old college campus
for the use of the Agriculture
and Vocation Department. Mr.
Wright will develop this new de
partment, which will offer in
struction in these two subjects
from a practical point of view.
This is designed to meet the need
of young men and women who
wish to return to the farm or de
sire only a two-year college course
to prepare them for farm life. The
college also offers courses in pre
agriculture for transfer students.
The first steps in the develop
ment of this department will be
the erection of the vocation shop
building and agricultural engi
Mr. Wright was born in Draffin,
Ky., on April 5, 1921. He comes
here from Murphy, where he has
been assistant county agent of
Cherokee County placing special
emphasis on 4-H work. His aca
demic training and employment
record fit him well for his new
position, according to announce
ment by the college. He studied
civil engineering at University of
Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; general
agriculture at Clemson College,
Clemson, S. C., and agronomy,
receiving B. S. degree, at Clemson
in 1952. He is a member of Alpha
Zeta and Phi Kappa Phi frater
nities and was selected as Who’s
Who among students in American
Colleges and Universities in 1951.
Mr. Wright served his country
in the U. S. Marine Corps from
1939 to 1945. For three years he
was employed as metal finisher
Chowan B.iptist Student Union
had a sunrise service at 6 o’clock
on Thursday, April 2. The stu
dents, gathered on the steps of
the college, began the service by
singing “The Old Rugged Cross”;
then James St“wart led in prayer.
The Glee Club sang “Christ the
Lord Is Risen,” and Mildred Mi-
zelle read the Scripture. Nell
Davis gave a flannel-graph en
titled “The Death and Resurrec
tion of Our Lord.”
The service ended with the
cinging of the hymn “Christ
Arose” and a prayer by Doris
inspector by Kaiser-Frazer Cor
poration of Willow Run, Mich.
He and his family will move to
Murfreesboro on May 1.
The Freshman Class held a
meeting in the auditorium March
31. Claude Ivey, class president,
presided. The following officers
were elected to fill the offices
■then vacant: vice president, Judy
English of Aulander; and treas
urer, Keith Roberts of Wendell.
The class voted to raise funds
by selling drinks at the baseball
games. Lonnie Harden was ap
pointed chairman of the commit
tee to take care of this matter.
The Robe To Be Presented
At Chowan on April29-30
Dean Robert H. Woodland, di
rector, has released the cast for
"The Robe” which will be pro
duced by the graduating class of
Chowan College in cooperation
with the Sock and Bustin Club
and dramatics class April 29 and
30. Leading roles will be played
by Frank Fawcett of Laconia, N.
H., as Marcellus Gallio; Peggy
Wiggins of Murfreesboro, as Di
ana Gallus; arid Vaughan D. Fow
ler of Franklin, Va., as Demetrius.
Peggy Wiggins played the part
of Mrs. Sandow in the Chowan
College production last spring of
‘ One Foot in Heaven”; Peggy in
“The Count” in 1952, and an Eng
lish housekeeper in “Hobgoblin
House” in 1951. She has played
many interesting roles, including
parts of Negroes, dignified Eng
lish women, mentally unbalanced
women and others.
Frank Fawcett played leading
roles in “Calm Yourself” and
“Mississippi Melody” in Plymouth
last year, and “The Valiant” in
Laconia, N. H., a few years ago.
He also has appeared in several
“The Robe” is dramatized by
John McGreevey from the novel
by Lloyd C. Douglas.
Others taking part will be: Dan
Cottrell, Oxford; Marjorie Jen
kins, Woodland; James Taylor,
Gates; John Roger Griffin, Mur
freesboro; Lindelle Ward, Wil-
liamston; Charles Fulcher, New
Bern; Lottie Marie Ross, Norfolk,
Va.; Susan Parker, Murfreesboro;
MargarPt Brid?ers, Conway; Gary
B. Smart, Franklin, Va.; Bessie
Lee Smith, Scotland Neck; Gloria
Cox, Conway; Russell Gayle,
Hopewell, Va.; Lois Chitty, Mur
freesboro; Lamonte Weaver,
Goldsboro; Nancy Rainey, Har-
rellsville; Vance White, Bethel;
end Maynard Leonard, Pinetops.
Press Association Guest Here
At Luncheon, Ground Breaking
The Eastern Carolina Press As
sociation was the guest of Chowan
College at a luncheon on Sat-
Hilliard Greene of Zebulon was
elected president of the Student
Government Association of Cho
wan a few weeks ago.
A man of many talents, Hilliard
has distinguished himself in many
activities on Chowan’s campus.
With several years’ experience in
the printing plant of the Zebulon
Record, he has assisted in setting
up the new Graphic Arts Depart
ment of the college and is instruc
tor in hand composition.
An outstanding athlete, he
played end on the football team
and center on the basketball var
sity team. He was exceptional at
catching passes in football. He
was named the most valuable
basketball player in the state
fiom junior colleges. Other sports
in which he is interested are golf
and water skiing.
He has served this year as
chairman of the Men’s Judiciary
of the Student Council and is re
porter for the Freshman class.
His hobbies are singing and oil
Hilliard is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Greene of Zebulon
and is a member of Zebulon Bap
urday, April 11. Later in the after
noon, Sam Ragan, of Raleigh,
president of the Eastern Carolina
Press Association, and other mem
bers participated in the ground
breaking for a Graphic Arts De
partment Building, which will be
ready at the college next fall.
The association reendorsed the
Graphic Arts Department of Cho
wan College and pledged con
tinued support to it.
A building 40 by 70 feet is to be
constructed beside the shaded
drive to the college. It will be
one story and will contain class
rooms, three offices, and a print
shop. About $3,000 has been
raised through the appeal for gifts
on $21 for 100 concrete blocks. The
graphic arts building is part of
a $200,000 expansion program now
Those participating in the pro
gram at the luncheon were; the
Rev. Oscar Creech, Miss Addie
Mae Cooke, Josh Horne of Rocky
Mount, Dr. F. O. Mixon, and the
Chowan College Glee Club. The
faculty and students, as well as
approximately 75 newspaper
people, attended the luncheon.
Those participating in the
groundbreaking were: Dr. F. O.
Mixon, the Rev. Oscar Creech, J.
Mayon Parker, Sam Ragan, J.
Roy Parker, and John Mc-
Dr. and Mrs. Bela Udvarnoki
were hosts at a tea at their home
at the conclusion of a tour of Mur
freesboro, in the afternoon.
PLAYS DIANA—Peggy Wig
gins of Murfreesboro, who has
been chosen to play the role
of Diana Gallus in “The Robe”
at Chowan College April 29-30.
IS MARCELLUS—Frank Faw
cett of Murfreesboro, who will
play the part of Marcellus Gal
lio in “The Robe” at Chowan
College April 29-30.
Glee Club Called Upon To Give
Concerts And Appearances
The Chowan Glee Club under
the direction of Mrs. Frank Pool,
and with Miss Virginia McQueen
as accompanist, had charge of
the worship service at Scotland
Neck Baptist Church April 12 at
8 p. m.
The program consisted of “Soft
ly Now the Light of Day”; “God
in Heaven,” “O Be Joyful in the
Lord,” “O Lord Most Holy,”
“Praise to the Lord,” three white
spirituals, “Go Tell It on the
Mountains,” “Were You There
When They Crucified My Lord,”
“The Tomb It Couldn’t Hold
Him,” “Blessed Is He that Com
eth,” “Christ the Lord Is Risen,”
“O God Be Merciful,” “Fairest
Lord Jesus,” “Jesus the Very
Thought of Thee,” “Charity,” and
“Now Let Every Tongue Adore
Soloists were: Nancy Rainey,
Josephine Futrell, Jean Ann Fu-
tsell, and Bobby Alligood.
The Glee Club has made sev
eral public appearances during
this quarter. They gave a concert
in Manteo on March 14 sponsored
by the Roanoke Island Music
Club. While there they toured
historic Roanoke Island. On Sun
day morning they sang in the
Manteo Baptist Church, and on
Sunday night at the Eureka Bap
tist Church in Corapeake.
Other appearances have been
in Rocky Mount, Greenville, Roa-
noks Rapids, South Mills, and
Boykins, Va., High School Day
at the college, at the Eastern Car
olina Press Association meeting at
tl:e college. They will sing in
Williamston Tuesday, April 21,
and at Ahoskie Baptist Church
and on Chowan Radio Hour
High School Day Attracts 156
Visiors To Chowan's Campus
High School Day was observed
at Chowan Friday, April 10, when
156 guests attended from many
nearby and distant schools.
Registration began at 10 a. m.,
and the morning program at 10:30.
The assembly sang “On the Plains
of Carolina,” and Hilliard Greene,
president of the Student Govern
ment Association, gave the ad
dress of welcome. Dr. F. O. Mixon,
president, presented the faculty,
the visitors and the student body.
The Chowan Glee Club sang
“Chowan Mother Dear,” “You’ll
Never Walk Alone,” “Anvil Cho
rus” and “Go Tell It On the
Frank Fawcett gave the dra
matic reading, “The Snow Goose.”
Under the direction of Dean
Robert H. Woodland, the play,
“Sunday Costs Five Pesos,” was
presented. In the cast were Bobby
Baggett, Nancy Rainey, Bois Bob
bitt, Betty Lou Reinhardt, and
A barbecue luncheon was serv
ed at noon.
In the afternoon the Chowan
Braves defeated Edwards Mili
tary Institute, Maxton, 11-6, in a
baseball game on the campus.
Monday night, March 16, the
Chowan Music Association pre
sented its third and last concert
of the season.
A quartet composed of Miss
Shirley Pringle, Miss Glyn Hill,
Douglas Moore, Alvin Edmond
son, and their pianist, Herman
Allison, sang many beautiful
The audience enjoyed every
song and especially “Some En
chanted Evening” from “South
Pacific” and the medley from
“The Vagabond King.” The last
two numbers on the program
were a medley from “Oklahoma”
and a medley from “Carousel.”
After several encores the per
formers had to take their leave.
The program was a wonderful
climax for the 1952-53 season.