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. f/ 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.