North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 6 — Number 4 Chowan Collage, Muzfreesboro, N. C. JaauazT 195>
Archirects’ Drawing of Girls Dormitory; Early Construction Hoped For
Sketch of Room in Girls’ Dorm
B. S. U. News
Christian Focus Week Here
In March Now Being Planned
Dr. William Hall Preston, as
sociate leader on the ^uthwide
B. S. U. staff, was on the cam
pus Dec. 12 and 13 to aid in set
ting up the Focus Week pro
gram. Focus week will be held
March 24-28. This week will be
one of the most important events
to take place at Chowan College
this year.
Prior to Dr. Preston’s visit to
the campus. Focus Week com
mittees chairmen were selected
These committees chairmen are
as follows: Bob Wainwright,
Billie Harris, Miss Frances
White and John Gill, advisors;
program chairmen, Mike John
son, Patsy Cody, Betty Jo Las
siter, Leo Bishop, advisor; pub
licity chairmen, Grover Ed
wards, Chloe Ward, Harold
Brown and Bill Sowell, advisors;
seminar chairmen, David Snell,
Audrey Adams, Milam Johnson,
advisor; classroom visitation
chairmen, Jerry Wrenn, Jean
Henry, Loueen Bryant, Dean
Brooks and Mrs. Mixon ad
visors: music chairmen, Jean
Long, Bob Davis, Jim Brisson,
advisor; hospitality and arrange
ments committee, Joanne White,
Wanda James, Ed Norris, Ed
Worley, Mrs. Grimes and Mrs.
Brooks, advisors; books and
literature chairmen, Kay
Powell, Bill Byrum, Mrs. Camp
bell and Mrs. Cadle, advisors;
spiritual preparation chairmen,
Jesse Ray Mansfield, Gwen
Eure, Mrs. Whitaker and Mr.
Pruette, advisors; informal dis
cussion chairmen, PhU Collins,
Barbara Russell, John Mc-
Cready, advisor; evaluation and
continuation chairmen, Lorraine
Robins, Jessica Vann, Sher
wood Johnson, Dr. Udvamoki
and Mrs. Keeler, advisors; Other
students wiU be appointed to
serve on the various commit
tees with these chairmen.
Dr. Preston met with the com
mittee chairmen and faculty ad
visors in the Red Apple restau
rant. In an interesting and in
formative speech he outlined the
purposes of Focus Week. He out
lined the plans of programing
for Christian Focus Week.
Focus Week as he defined it is
an intensified religious cam
paign. Speakers from the var
ious walks of life will represent
their fields on the campus.
Some of the class periods will
be turned over to these speak
ers. They will lead chapel, hold
seminars and participate in var
ious other activities.
Dr. Preston spoke on “Love,
Courtship and Marriage” in Ves
pers. Afterwards he -counseled
several of the Focus Week com
On Dec. 13 he delivered a wit
ty and highly interesting speech
in chapel. AjEterwards he again
met with the Focus Week com
mittee chairmen and detailed
some of the activities of the var
ious committees. He was then
off in a frenzy of haste to catch
a plane at Suffolk and then on
to New York to see his newly
arrived grandson.
First Convocation
When approximately 300 Cho
wan College students convene
for their second semester “Open
ing Convocation”, Wednesday
morning, January 29, at 11
o’clock, in the college auditori
um, they will hear an address
by Dr. Malloy A. Huggins of
Dr. Huggins, affectionately
known to Christians across the
state as “Mr. Baptist”, has been
general secretary of the Baptist
State Convention of North Caro
lina for more than 25 years.
New Girls' Dorm To Be First
Building; Sept. Occupancy(?)
If a girl friend sees me write a
memo on a slip of paper, she
assumes she has contributed some
thing so valuable to my professional
career that I can well afford to
buy her a convertible.
This issue of the Chowanian
will be late.
No excuses are offered be
cause the students of the Roy
Parker School of Printing are
producing this issue by offset
or lithography. While the pro
cess is not new in the printing
industry, this is the first effort
of the school to print the Cho
wanian by this method.
By using offset everything is
photographed or copied by
photography. All pictures, as
well as type, are reproduced
by a copying camera. Here
tofore afl. pictures were sent
to Norfolk to have “cuts”
made before they could be
printed here.
The students of the school
of printing extend an invita
tion to you to visit the plant
to see them at work, and the
various operations used in
graphic arts.
Board Elects
'58 Officers
Dr. W. Raleigh Parker of
Woodland was re-elected chair
man of the Chowan College
Board of Trustees when the
group assembled recently at the
college for their quarterly meet
ri. D. White, outstanding
Rocky Mount business leader,
was chosen vice-chairman.
The secretary for the coming
year, the Rev. Oscar Creech of
Ahoskie, served in the same ca
pacity during the past year.
Named assistant secretary was
Miss Virginia Parker of Mur
W. A. Thomas of Cofield was
elected treasurer of the Board of
Trustees for 1958.
The trustees’ executive com
mittee for the coming year will
include, in addition to the gener
al officers, J. Craig Revelle,
chairman, Murfreesboro; J. E.
Ferebee, Camden; the Rev. Fe
lix Arnold, Enfield; Charles
Revelle, Sr., Murfreesboro; J.
Henry Jones, Red Oak; and
E. R. Evans, Ahoskie.
^so announced was the ap
pointment of a special commit
tee which will function for the
express purpose of increasing
the college endowment funds.
Gilbert T. Stephenson of Pen
dleton, national authority and
author in the field of trusts and
investments was named chair
man of this committee. Other
members are H. D. White of
Rocky Mount, R. Hunter Pope
of Enfield, Wait Brewer of Wake
Forest, Dr. Burton Ray of
Franklin, Va., J. Craig Revelle
(See BOARD, Page^f)
Construction of a girls’ dormitor>
is expected to begin in time for
its completion by September oc
cupancy, according to reports from
the Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees.
The committee, at its regular
session on January 6, approved the
architects for the building. They
are J. A. Malcolm and W. D.
Boone, Jr., of Charlotte. Final
plans for the dormitory will be ap
proved at an early date, and con
struction win begin soon there
Development program literature
used in siliciting pledges for the
girls’ dormitory called it "A Won
derful Home Away From Home
For Chowan Girls ...” The cost
of the building has been estimated
at $285,000.
Quoting from the campaign lit
“From its inception 109 years
ago Chowan College has had a rich
heritage of furthering the education
and training of women to take
important places in the homelife,
professional and business life here
in Eastern Carolina and Virginia.
Today’s curriculum offers prep
aration in the fields attractive to
our young women. The Trustees of
Chowan are most desirous of enroll
ing more members of the fair sex.
“A most attractive building has
been planned for the immediate
futve. This wiU be a two-story
brick structure with generous use
Df glass, space and landscaping to
make this new “home away from
home” an incentive for the young
women of Eastern Carolina and
Virginia to attend Chowan. Com
fortable double living-bedrooms,
modem bathrooms, formal parlors,
reception rooms, storage facilities
and utility rooms wiU all be
included in the new Girls’ Dorm
itory. Provisions have been made
for two suites of rooms for
The final plans of the architects
have not as yet been completed
and approved, but it is the purpose
of the administration and Board of
Trustees to truly have a ‘‘home
away from home” for Chowan’s
women students by registration
time next September.
Campbell Dean
To Speak Here
Dean of Instruction A. R.
Burkot of Campbell College will
be a guest at Chowan on Satur
day! February 1.
While here Dean Burkot wiU
meet with the Faculty Student
Affairs Committee, and proba
bly others, to explain the merit
system form of student govern
ment and how it works at
Campbell College.
The students, faculty and
administration all are proud of
the record number of pledges
from students towards the
building program. Dr. Whita
ker expressed to a member of
the Chowanian staff his per
sonal appreciation for the stu
dents’ support.
Now let’s keep up with our
pledges, students. Don’t get
behind, for it is hard to catch
If you pledged to pay month
ly and have not kept up your
payment, go now to the de
velopment program office and
see Mrs. Fitzgerald. If you
have lost track of how you
pledged to make payment, find
out from the office and let’s
keep the slate clean.
Unless there is some financial
involvement, the troubles of
another person don’t keep me
awake for long.
Will Continue
Fund Raising
Chowan College’s development
program campaign will continue
until the $1,350,000 needed for
construction of six buUdings and
an extension to the present
Graphic Arts building has been
The Rev. Oscar Creech, associ
ate to the president, said the
trustees had voted in December
to continue through January the
campaign as set up and started
by a professional fund raising
organization. After that Mr.
Creech will direct the continua
tion of the campaign.
The immediate goal of the fund
raising campaign had been $750,-
The college administration
feels encouraged by the $447,000
raised so far toward the $750,000
immediate needs. With a good
year in 1958 they feel that the
amount will be reached within a
reasonable time.
In addition to the subscription
the college figures on about
$300,000 from the State Baptist
Convention over three years and
then figures to borrow $250,000
from the government to com
plete the long-range $1,350,000
building program.
The $447,000 raised since the
drive began in September is
more than any other Baptist
college in the state has raised
except Wake Forest, according
to Dr. Claude F. Gaddy, execu
tive secretary of Council on
Christian Education, Raleigh.
Bill McClellan and Don Pin
ion, fund raising organization
representatives, who were di
recting the initial campaign for
$750,000 left in December.

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