North Carolina Newspapers

    THE CHOWANIAN
Volum* 6 — Number 7
Annual Alumni!
Meeting Here
Sat., May 3
The Rev. John L. Long, Jr.,
will be the featured speaker at
the annual meeting of the Cho
wan College Alumni Association
on Saturday, May 3.
Registration will begin at 9:30
in “The Columns”, and the for
mal program will commence
at 10:30 in the college chapel.
The college choir, directed by
Professor James Brisson, chair
man of the Daniel School of
Music, will present a program
of special music.
Greetings will be brought by
Dr. Whitaker, president of the
Alumni Association. Mr. Long’s
address will conclude the morn
ing’s program. At one o’clock,
luncheon will be served in the
college cafeteria by Mrs. J. F.
Beamon, college dietitian, and
her staff. At the conclusion, of
this meal a musical “Memories”
will be given with J. M. “Piggy”
Jenkins as the master of ceremo-
Chowan College. Muzfieesboio. N. C.
AprU 1958
REV. JOHN L. LONG, JR.
nies, and Mrs. E. L. Norton
(Dorothy Maddrey) as the ac
companist. Mrs. Julian Porter
(Jay White) is the script writer.
The Annual May Day program
which will be held on the front
campus at three P.M., to be
directed by Mrs. Bruce Whita
ker, will feature the work of the
girls’ physical education classes.
The local unit of the Alumni As
sociation will entertain the May
Court at a reception at the con
clusion of the May Day pro
gram.
Mr. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Long, of near Severn, is
a popular young minister now
working on his Master’s Degree
at the Southeastern Baptist The
ological Seminary in Wake For
est. He was graduated from
Chowan College in ’952. He re
ceived his B. A. Degree in '954
from Wake Forest College and
his B. D. from Southeastern
Seminary in January, 1958. For
several months he served as
youth director of Wake Forest
Church.
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B. S. U. Officers
Are Elected
On Monday, April 13, the new
officers of the Baptist Student
Union were installed. They are
Ed Worley, president; David
Snell, vice president; Gloria
Sumner, treasurer; Linda Wat
son, secretary; BiUie Harris,
program chairman; Reba Hale,
social chairman; Chloe Ward,
publicity chairman; Robert Fu-
trell, music chairman; Tommy
Norvell, outreach chairman, J.
R Britton, periodical chairman;
aiid Dinky Whitley, Sun day
school representative.
The installation was held at
Vespers and the theme of the
service was, “The light of the
World.” Jesse Ray Mansfield
read the scripture and Ed Wor
ley gave the benediction.
\May Day
Festival
May 3rd
(Pictuxes on page 3.)
Lovely Sara Burrus, elected by
the students, will be crowned
May Day Queen on Saturday
afternoon the third of May at
3 p.m.
Sara is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Burrus of Hat-
teras. She finished high school
at Hatteras before entering Cho
wan in the fall of 1957.
Sara is a lovely five-foot five-
inch brunette who plans to fur
ther her college education after
finishing at Chowan. She is an
active student in the Y. W. A.
and also a typist for the college
annual. Her hobby is painting.
She was also Queen of the Cho
wan Braves’ basketball team.
Patsy Edwards will attend the
queen as Maid of Honor. Patsy
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. R. Edwards, of Murfreesboro.
The Queens’ Court will be
Chloe Ward of Durham, Billie
Harris of Elizabeth Citv, Bar
bara Russell of Hertford, Pat
Moore of Durham, Lillian Carter
of Woodland, and Audrey Adams
of Durham.
They will be dressed in full-
length gowns with matching
hats in pastel colors.
ARCHIBALD McDOWELL
This is a photolithographic reproduction, made in the school of printing, of a large oil painting
of Chowan's first president. His great-nephew. Dr. Edward A. McDowell, will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon. (Other pictures on page 3.)
Commencement Exercises May 25-26
Final dates and arrangements |
have been made for the 1957-58
commencement exercises.
The baccalaureate service will
be held on Sunday, May 25, at
8:00 P. M.. Dr. Edward A. Mc
Dowell, professor of New Test
ament at the Southeastern Bap
tist Theological Seminary, Wake
Forest, will deliver the sermon.
Dr. McDowell is a great-nephew
of Chowan’s first president, Ar
chibald McDowell.
Before being called to the
Southern Baptist Convention’s
newest seminary, “Dr. Mac,” as
he is affectionately known to his
students, served with distinction
for a number of years at the
Convention’s oldest seminary.
Southern in Louisville, Ky.
He is not a stranger to alumni
and friends of Chowan College;
in 1952, he delivered a significant
Founder’s Day address on the
life and work of his distinguished
great-uncle, Archibald.
Graduation exercises are sched
uled for Monday, May 26, at
10:00 A. M.. The speaker for
this service will be one of
Southern Baptists’ most promi
nent educators. Dr. R. Orin Cor
nett.
Dr. Cornett, who is now exec
utive secretary of the Education
Commission of the Southern Bap
tist Convention, came to his
present position from a responsi
ble administrative post at Okla
homa Baptist University.
Opportunities to hear such out
standing personalities in the field
of Christian Higher Education
are rare. It is anticipated and
hoped, therefore, that large num
bers of Chowan’s alumni and
friends will be present for the
commencement exercises o n
May 25-26.
Mrs. McDowell Presents Historic Item To College
An item of inestimable his
torical value has been added to
the Chowan College library.
Mrs. Emily S. B. McDowell of
Scotland Neck, recently present
ed to the College a small picture
of Dr. Archibald McDowell, Cho
wan’s first president. President
McDowell was the grandfather
of Herbert McDowell, Emily
McDowell’s late husband.
Although the antique frame
which houses the picture of Ar
chibald McDowell is consider
ably larger, the picture itself is
only about 2” X 3”. It was
from this tiny mainiature that
Mrs. McDowell painted a large
oil portrait of the first president,
which she has also given to the
college in recent months. It now
hangs in the beautiful main par
lor of the “Columns” building.
When complimented for her
generosity in giving the time and
talent necessary for the painting
of such a portrait, Emily Mc
Dowell said: “This was my pro
ject for Christian Education
from the standpoint of art.”
A new library building is one
of the seven proposed additions
to the Chowan campus through
the current Enlargement-Devel-
opment program. Plans for the
new library call for a special
wing which will house many
items important in the 109-year
(See ITEM page 6.)
Chowanians
Attend B. S. U.
Conference
Nineteen Baptist Student
Union members from Chowan
College and their advisor. Miss
Frances White, attended the an
nual Spring Leadership Train
ing Conference of the Baptist
Student Union of North Carolina
which was held April 18-20 at
the College Park Baptist Church
of Greensboro.
Attending from Chowan were
Reba Hale, Chloe Ward, Frank
Meadow, Joy Ferguson, Billie
Harris, Gwen Eure, Gloria Sum
ner, Eloise Scruggs, John Whit
ley, Bettye Jo Lassiter, Jane
Winslow, ’Tommy Norvell, Ed
Worley, Charles ’Thompson, Da
vid Snell, Robert Futrell, Dennis
Looper, Wayne Davis.
Approximately 400 college and
university students attended the
two day conference which had
as its theme, “He Leadeth Me.”
■rhe main points of the theme
were developed by Dr. J. H.
Phillips, Associate Professor of
Religion, Duke University; and
Dr. Eric Rust, Professor of
Christian Apologetics, Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Robert Seymour, pastor of
the Mars Hill Baptist Church,
conducted a series of worship
meditations at the beginning of
each session. Another special
guest was Mr. Howard Bramlet-
te. Department of Student Work,
Baptist Sunday School Board,
Nashville, Tennessee.
A special feature of the confer
ence was the Workshop Groups,”
for the purpose, of training the
local campus officers and com
mittee chairman for their tasks
for the coming year. An address
on the “Art of Leadership” con
cluded this feature of the con
ference.
The forty-five voice BSU State
Choir, composed of students
from the various colleges and
universities of the state, under
the direction of Ivey Heath,
from the University of North
Carolina, performed at three of
the convention sessions.
    

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