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The Elon College Weekly
VOL. I. New Series
BURLINGTON, N. C.. TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1910.
And Elon Collepre, N. C.
“The Unexpected Seven.”
“ The Unexpected Seven ” met in
regular session last nighf, with Bonus
Paler Epicureus in the chair. The roll
was called and every member answered
“ present." A little time was allowed
after the calling of the roll, in which to
discuss some matters of minor interest,
before taking up the very important
work of proposing and adopting the con
After the preliminaries were concluded
it was moved and carried, that the chair
man of the committee on Constitution and
By-Laws should read the report of that
Chairman, Julius Caesar, responded to
the wish expressed in the motion, and
read the following report.
Article I. The name of this organiza
tion shall be " The Unexpected Seven."
Article II. The purpose of this soci
ety will change from time to time as the
exigencies may require. It’s immediate
purpose is to make some observations and
philosophize about the nature of its mof-
ing with an old maid shall be fined not
less than fifty dollars, nor more than one
thousand dollars: the amount of the fine
to be determined according to the looks
of the old maid.
Article II. It shall be unlawful also
for any member to court any widow or
any girl at the " West Dormitory" unless
it be for suicidal intent.
Article III. Any member who shall
fail to warn his fellow man: that there
hornets at "West Dormitory," shall be
Article IV. The Constitution and
By-Laws may be amended whenever an
exigency may arise, by a two-thirds vote
of all the members.
The Constitution was adopted without
a dissenting vote, and the " Bonus Pater"
congratulated the committee upon the
creation of such a splendid document.
A motion prevailed, authorizing the
" Bonus Pater" to appoint Embryo
Shakespeare to prepare a paper on the
subject, "Woman a Curiosity," which
will be read and commented upon at the
The meeting tonight was enthusiastic,
which is an evidence of sure success.
Still it is really very mysterious; they ex
pect to wear their caps and gowns at their
Reported by Benevolus Scriba.
ever it finds to do.
Article HI. The following officers
shall be elected when they least expect
it: " Bonus Pater," " Vice Bonus Pater,"
Benevolus Scriba and "Martuus Praefectus
/Erarii." The rest of the members shall
constitute a committee to turn these out
of office should it become necessary.
Article IV. Each person upon be
coming a member must pay to every
other member the sum of ten dollars,
which may be refunded if they do not
Article V. " The Unexpected Seven"
will meet in the clubrooms whenever a
majority of all the members shall have
informed the " Bonus Pater" that they
wish a meeting.
“Benevolus Scriba. ”
Article VI. It shall be the duty of
the " Benevolus Scriba" to write upon
the tablet of his memory the proceedings
of each meeting, and keep them filed
“Martuus praefectus A erarii.”
Article VII. It shall be the duty of
the " Martuus Praefectus /Eraii" to keep
all the money intrusted to him, unless he
is ordered to pay it out by the society.
Article I. Any member caught flirt
The Great Easter Game.
A great game of ball was played at
Burlington yesterday between Elon Col
lege and Oak Ridge Institute. The game
was witnessed by a thousand people or
more, who kept up a continuous yell to
the end. In the beginning of the game
Elon made 3 runs, and held the Oak
Ridge team down without a tally until
the eighth inning, when two errors by
Elon coupled with a hit by Oak Ridge
tied the score. Hearn, of Elon, formerly
a Carolina player, easily outclassed May
berry, striking out fifteen men while
Mayberry struck out four.
The game was tied in the eighth
inning and so remained a draw in the
end of the tenth, when the game ended
for lack of lime.
Score by innings: R. H. E.
Elon 200100000 0-3 3 3
Oak Ridge 000000030 0-3 4 2
Struck out, by Hearn 1 5 ; by Mayber
ry 4. Hit by pitched ball, Hearn 2;
Mayberry 3. Base on balls, Hearn 2;
Mayberry 3. Home runs, Hearn and
Pearson, of Elon. Time 1:30.
Batteries: Elon, Hearn and Hobbs;
Oak Ridge, Mayberry and Moore.
My Opinion of American
I am not very well acquainted with
the American liter:.ture, so therefore I
have never formed much of an opinion
of it, but I shall do my best to express
what little I do know about it.
In the first place, I think that our lit
erature is inferior to that of other coun
tries, such as England, France, Greece
and Italy. But we must remember that
our country is not so old as they are, and
so it has not had time to develop such a
good literature as they have. Besides
America has never passed through the
natural stages of a people’s growth, and
our literature cannot be expected to ex
press them. I have read several books
by Cooper and think that he has con
tributed much to our literature by writing
of the Indian life, manners and customs.
1 have also read some of Poe’s works,
but don’t like them so well as I do those
of Cooper, for they make such a weird
feeling come over a person. As yet,
our literature is only in its infancy, and
even now, our authors have produced a
great literature, and I think that as the
years go by that we shall have one of
the greatest literatures the world has ever
known. Rosamond Gardiner.
American authors is not so deep and so
sublime as those of European authors.
American literature does not stir men’s
hearts and minds as does the literature of
England, because it does not go deep
enough into the thoughts and daily life
of men. A. L. Hook.
Elon vs. Delaware.
At Harden Park, Burlington, next
Thursday afternoon at 3:30, will be a
game of baseball between Elon College
and Delaware College. The game
promises to be one of great interest.
Admission 25 cts.
Another Opinion of American
To my mind Atiencan literature is
inferior to English literature. It is true,
we have a few noted literary men, but
what have we to compare with Shakes
peare’s romances, nature poems by
Wordsworth, the novels of George Eliot
or Dickens, In Memoriam, by Tennyson,
songs of Burns and the essays of Carlyle ?
We have some good political writers, but
who can we compare with Addison.
Washington Irving has written charming
ly but not so well as Addison.
Emerson has written essays on dif
ferent subjects, but can they be compared
with Charles Lamb’s or Francis Bacon’s?
Bunyan and Milton are far superior to
any religious writers of America.
Hawthorne, Whittier, Longfellow,
Cooper and Holmes are good writers,
but not so great as Cowper, Browning,
Goldsmith and Scott.
American literature is young, com
pared with other lieratures. It dates
from the first permanent settlement in
Virginia, 1607. It has not discovered
any great men such as England, Greece,
Rome and other countries.
The standard is not as high and good
as we find in those nations. We have
as broad a scope as other nations to
v^frite about, but why we have not raised
the standard I do not know. Is it that
the intellectual power of other nations is
superior? We are ahead on inventing
machines and instruments to make life
easier and happier. Is it the financial
side ? Why, we have more wealthy
people than any other nation. We
have paid a larger national debt than any
other country within the same length of
time. Perhaps we are " commercialized."
The substance of the subjects of
Among the Alumni.
Rev. Hurbert Scholz, Macon, N. C.,
is a member of the class of I 89 I. Mr.
Scholz is one of the most loyal sons of
the College. He has given his life to
teaching and to the ministry. He served
one year as adjunct professor of English,
1892-3, in Prof. Moffitt’s stead, while
he was at Harvard University on leave
of absence. Mr. Scholz spent a year in
past graduate study at the University of
North Carolina and was the first of the
Elon alumni to proceed to the A. M. de
gree. He did faithful and effective
work as pastor of Main Street Christian
church, in Berkley, Virginia, and was in
strumental in the establishment of the
South Norfolk Christian church. The
failing health of an invalid wife made it
n'-cessary for him to leave Norfolk or
el»e live away from his family. He is a
successful teacher at Macon, North
Carolina, and is in addition, running a
, m and is pastor ol scveial country
churches. Mr. Scholz visits his alma
mater at every opportunity and is always
Mr. S. E. Everett, Suffolk, Virginia,
graduated in the class of 1893. He
took a course in the law school of the
University of Virginia, and on being ad
mitted to the Virginia bar, set up to prac
tice his profession in the town of Suffolk.
Success came apace. He married Miss
Julia Long, the beautiful and attractive
daughter of Hon. Jacob A. Long of
Graham, N. C., who was at one time
a member of the College faculty in the
capacity of instructor in music. Mr. Ev
erett is one of the most successful lawyers
of his town and has a promising future.
He was the first alumnus to respond with
a subscription to Dr. Moffitt’s appeal to
the alumni on the $50,000 endowment
Mr. D. W. Cochran, Laurens, S. C.,
is a member of the class of I 894. He
was prominent in the musical life of the
college and graduated close to the head
of his class. He entered the profession
of teaching, and after several years of
successful labor in this field at Troy, the
county seat of Montgomery county, N.
C., he entered the vocation of life insur
ance and bought a home and settled in
Greensboro, N. C., where he rose to
one of the most responsible positions of
life insurance field work. He married
Miss Jennie Phipps, of Guilford county,
and has a bright interesting family. But
few of the alumni have been more suc
cessful, financially, than Mr. Cochran,
and he is a staunch Christian citizen.
About a year ago he moved with his
family to Laurens, S. C., where he con
tinues insurance work.