Published monthly by the students of Chowan College,
Murfreesboro, N. C., a standard Junior College controlled
by the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and
founded in 1848.
“The Heart of Christian Education is
Education of the Heart.”
Editor-in-chief Grover Edwards
Co-Editor Carolyn Edwards
News Editor Chloe Ward
Sports Editor Mike Rouse
Assistant Sports Editor Donnie Upchurch
Business Manager Frank Ballenger
Circulation Manager ® Neal
Reporters Reba Hale, Linda Watson,
Ed Wilson, Kay Powell, Jane Winslow, Gloria Sumner,
A. C. Hall, Harold Robertson, Betty Oliver, Betty
Everette, Bill Norvell, J. C. Young, Wallace Riddick.
Faculty Committee: John McSweeney, Chairman
John D. McCready, William B. Sowell, Harold F. Brown.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT OFFICERS—Officers of the Chowan
College Student Government, pictured left to right, are; Mike
Johnson, Hamilton, president; Audrey Adams, Durham, treas
urer; Barbara Russell, Hertford, vice-presidentj Sarah Crisp,
What Student Government Can
Mean To Chowan
Student Government can mean a great deal to any
college if the student body supports it!
When a college has a Student Government that is
functioning properly, the students feel a sense of respon
sibility for the activities that take place on their campus.
Also it tends to create a better school spirit which is vital
ly needed here at Chowan.
Last year was Chowan’s first attempt to organize a
Student Government. A constitution was drawn up by a
committee of three faculty members and a group of stu
dents. This constitution was modeled after the constitu
tion used at the University of North Carolina. After
further work by the present student council it will be sub
mitted to the student body for approval.
In the past the authority of our Student Government
has been very limited. Recently a committee representing
the student body met with the Student Affairs Committee
to discuss the possibility of giving more authority to our
Student Government. We believe that this meeting was a
great success because the requested authority has been
Now that our student government has been given this
opportunity to function, I would like to emphasize the n^d
for every student’s cooperation and support. Without this
our student government will never be a success.
President Student Government
dents. During these months, we have gained much knowl
edge and have developed as individuals. Yet, as we ai>
proach the new semester, we realize that there is much
we have not learned. Often we have wasted days, ana
even weeks, because we were too interested m extra
curricular activities to devote sufficient time and energy
to our studies, and often we neglected them for tasks of
Realizing how much we have thrown away, merely
because of our involvement in society, we would offer a
word of challenge to those of you who have, as we, wasted
valuable time and opportunities. This challenge is to en
courage you to advantageously strive to gain as much as
possible from each course in which you enroll.
Consider this question: “ What is a good student.
Is it one who participates in all phases of social life but
lacks academic interest? Is it one who refuses to co
operate with classmates, teachers and advisors, but at
the same time, make about average grades? No. it is not
either of these; a good student is one who co-operates with
all, makes good grades, and participates in some of tne
social activities. . .
Maybe some of you think there in no sacrifice in
volved for your parents when they send you to school.
In 1952 the cost of schooling per pupil (pupil school) was
$203.69 a year. If it cost that much then, you can imagine
how much it costs for a college student, six years later.
But, do you think you are showing your appreciation to
them when your reports are sent home with low grades,
giving teachers no choice but to tell your parents that you
are not a good student!
It is your duty to yourself, as well as to your parents
and teachers, to prove yourself worthy of the confidence
they have placed in you. None of you lack the ability to do
a job well if you will apply your energies and efforts. Now
is the time for you to resolve to be a student with interest
and desire to learn. When you become an adult and have
to face life alone, the knowledge that you have gained
through hard work will be your reward. —Betty Oliver
A Fearsome Weapon
It is said that a fish will stay out of trouble if he keeps
his mouth shut. This is very true. An unkind word can slip
out in a moment of exasperation that will cut deeply in the
spirit of a bosom friend. Many words are said that are
deeply regretted as soon as they are spoken.
Another saying goes “the tongue is a more fearsome
weapon than the sharpest Toledo blade.” So, let’s watch
ourselves particularly when we feel angry. It will keep a
friend from hurt feelings, and will save an apology on our
Stories From Uie
What Constitutes A Good
The first semester is nearly ended; for some of us it
will be the first stepping stone crossed on the path to
many more. For others, it will be their last days of col
lege. These past months have been spent in many various
ways: some of us have done a great deal of studying while
others have spent their time “playing around”. Even so,
The Complete BoA of
Games and Stunts.
By Darwin A. Hindman
-I , . * . L. - ....1. f I The most complete fund of suc-
we have made everlasting friendship with our fellow stu-|ggggfyj anj outdoor enter-
Reading is Learning
£LIZABETH and PHIUP
By Geoffrey Bocca
Easy, one might almost say
breezy, reading. It gives a frank
and intimate story of the young
Queen and her husband. Quentin
Reynolds says the book should de
light lovers of backstage gossip.
By Martin Caidin
The story of the first man-made
An engrossing book touching
upon various phases of the Van
guard and the scientific topics that
could be explored by shooUng these
rockets round the moon. Once
started, it will be difficult to put
aside. While it reads like fiction,
it has enough excitement to add
to the understanding and complex
ities of earth satellites.
tainment at home or camp, recrea
tion center. Scout or "Y” meeting,
school or church gathering is right
at your fingertips in this one, com
Everyman’s United Nations
A ready reference to the struc
ture, functions and work of the
United Nations and its related
agencies during the ten years end
ing December 31, 1955.
Guide to Career Information
A bibliography of recent occupa
tional literature by Career Infor
mation Service, New York Life
A Time to Love and a
Time to Die.
By Erich Maria Remarque
A good book—gives one a good
picture of war from the German
viewpoint. An unusual love story.
The language is crude, but, no
doubt, very realistic of the soldiers.
The picture given about the devast
ation of war in German towns was
excellent, but depressing. It left
me thankful —Mrs. John GiU.
BRIDGE to the SUN
By Mrs. Gwen (Harold) Terasaki
A wonderful book—it gave me
a keener insight into the people
and culture of Japan. A true story
makes such an impression—
especially love and marriage of an
American woman with a Japanese
man. The description of war hard
ships was enlighting.
—Mrs. John Gill
HURRAH! JUST ARRIVED
The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall, by
Harnett T. Kane.
Seven Wonders of the World, by
Archaeology and its Problems, by
Sigfried J. De Laet.
Man: His First Million Years, by
The Scarlet Cord, by Frank G.
A Traveller in Rome, by H. V.
The Old Man and the Boy, by
Book of Great Historic Places,
by The American Heritage.
The Oxford Companion to Ameri
can Literature, by James D. Hart.
Leads 1958 News
Chowan College was the leading
news article in the Roanoke-Cho-
wan section during 1957.
The inauguration of Dr. Bruce
E. Whitaker as twentieth president,
and the recent Enlargement-De-
velopment Campaign has kept
Chowan College very much in the
It is hoped that this publicity
has attracted attention to the col
lege and will inspire a larger num
ber of young men and women to
come to Chowan.
Answer to Moscow
By JOHN D. McCREADY
Peace and prosperity or destruc
tion and death—which will 1958
bring to this world?
Thoughtful people are asking that
question, and some think toe Four
Horsemen must ride again. They
are pessimistic and downcast
There seems to them no peaceful
way of meeting the menace of
A story told by Congressman
Walter H. Judd of Minnesota should
give them a ray of hope. It suggests
a remedy other than war for the
disease of Stalinism. If time does
not run out on the freedom-loving
nations, this one year might see
In the Telegu region of South
India there is an arid and desolate
stretch of country—a valley of dry
bones, it might be called. Into this
section some hundred of wretched
and illiterate laborers have drifted
within recent y«ars. They came in
the hope of wresting from the
parched soil a bare existence in
stead of remaining where they
were to die of starvation. A Chris
tian couple, natives of India, the
Joseph Johns, hearing of their
plight, decided to cast in their lot
with them. The husband was grad
uate of a theological seminary, the
wife a graduate of a medical
school. Like Albert Schweitzer
when he went to Africa, this couple
felt that they must choose the most
neglected field that they could find
as their sphere of service.
Soon after their arrival new hfe
was coming to the doleful valley.
The Johns did not treat the pwple
like mendicants; they helped them
to help themselves to dig well^to
start a system of irrigation. They
opened a small dispensary and be
gan teaching arts and crafts. An
American organization. World
Neighbors, founded by Congress^
men Judd and other men of broad
vision, heard of their work and
sent them aid. Diesel pumps were
put in the wells and the whole
But then unfortunately the Com
munists in India heard also of their
work, and were much displeased-
They sent into the region an aWe
organizer named Ponnusamy. He
won fourteen of the brightest young
men to Communism. Day after day
these members of the cell tried to
sow discontent and foment hatred
of the Johns and their whole pro
One day the wife of Ponnusamy
fell ill—deathly ill. John went to
her husband. „
“We know why you are here,
he said, “and what you are trying
to do. But my wife is a doctor,
yo# wife is ill. If you will bring
her to our dispensary perhaps we
can help her.”
The Communist leader hated
Christianity, but he loved his wife.
He took her to the dispensary and
she began to get better. As she was
recovering he watched the laborers
getting a chance to cultivate and to
possess the soil. He saw former
illiterates becoming master crafts
men. He saw despair giving plac«
to hope and aspiration. He then
came to John. .
“Why do you these things? M
asked. "I have always been taught
things can come only when Com
munism takes over. I see you here
doing what we have thus far talked
about. Why do you do it?”
John told him why—Oiat there
were people in India and America
who truly cared about other people,
and wanted to help them, .?!
all working together might buud
a better and happier world.
The Communist felt himself un
dergoing a change.
“Can I become that kind of per
son?” he asked. He was assured
that he could. But first, John said,
he should win over those whom ne
had misled into Marxism. ,
The first year he won nine, ana
had five to go. Meanwhile he
writing of his disillusionment wiw
Communism—two plays, one w
which was published and had a
wide circulation. His former ma^
ters, learning of his defection from
their ranks, decreed that he must
die. A number of attempt
made on his life. But he is aWe
today and is a very active
in the establishment he once
longed to destroy. , c
A recent gigantic ship of toe
Navy cost one hundred million ooi'
(See STORIES, page 6.)