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The Elon College Weekly
VOL. I. New Series
BURLINGTON. N. C., TUESDAY, MAY 17. 1910.
And Elon College, N. C.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
Miss Myrlie Cox spent Saturday in
Mr. C. J. Kee spent Sunday here
with his family.
Mr. J. P. Fanner left Saturday for
his home at News Ferry, Va.
Prof. and Mrs. W. A. Harper went
to Greensboro, Thursday shopping.
Mrs. Henley and daughter of G'eens-
boro are visiting Mrs. W. L. Smith.
Miss Lois Davidson spent SaUrday
and Sunday at her home in Gibsonville.
Mr. Flick, from Burlington, spent Sat
urday night here w. th Mr. R. A. Camp
Mrs. M. G. Reitzel and her son,
Junius, have beenvisil ng here for several
Misses Jessie Knight and Lide Pieace >
spent Friday at their homes 't G-eers-
Misses Cari.e Boyd, Nannie Baker
and Macie Farmer went to Greensboro
Miss Mabel Farmer led n Y. W. C.
A. Sunday afternoon. Subject, " A
Christian Service Benefiting Others."
Rev. D. A. Long, of Graham, preach^ 1
an eloquent and effective seimon here
at the eleven o’clock seivice, Sunday.
Miss Alma Newman, Clss 07, who
has been leaching music for the past
year in Clio, Alabama, reti;'ned to her
Dr. Moffit’s condiiions is now more
hopeful than it has been at all. While
he is still very sick, ’ndications are that
he will continue to improve.
Misses Lila Newman, Mabel Yar
brough, Nannie Emma Farmer and V"-fe ’
Beale spent Sunday with Miss Sadie
Fonville at her home in Burlington.
In the Psiphelian Society Friday
evening, those who desewed special
mention were Miss Alene Patton, an
original story, " A Fortune Hinter." Miss
Pattie Preston gave the story of " Sil?’
Marner." Miss Beulah Foster, a piano
Miss Ethel Clement stopped here on
her way from Boston, where she has
studied during the past year, to assist as
reader, Messrs. Warren and Elder n
their certificate recital, which they gave
Ttiursday evening. Eveiybody thorough
ly enjoyed the evening.
The following officers for the Sunday
School, 1910-191 1 were elected last
week: Supt. W. P. Lawrence, A ■stant
Supt. R. A. Campbell, Sec. A*fie Griffin,
Assistant Sec. Bessie McPherson, Treas.
O. B. Barnes, Pianist Beulah Foster,
Assistant Pianist Ethel DuRant, Choris
ter E. Hines.
In the Philologian Sociely, Friday
evening, the best speaker, oratorinlly,
F. S. Drake. Debate, query, resolved,
"That the Standard of American cit'^en-
ship is Declining." Won by the nega
tive. Best speaker on the affirmative
Arnold Hall. Best speaker on the nega
tive J. Lee Johnson.
In the Clio Society Friday evening,
the best speaker, oratorically was R. L.
Walker. Debate, query, resolved, "That
Ex-President Roosevelt’s action in regr-d
to the Pope at Rome was jusi-fiable."
Won by the affi'^mative. Bcot speaker
on ti e a^fi'^mative, C. W. Roi'nttee.
Best speaker on the nega ve, J. A.
Madge Cummins, from
Montana, Virginia Beale.
Mrs. Ballou, the Senator’s
sister fiom New York,
who meets her affinity
at the eleventh hour,
Nannie E. Farmer.
Mrs. Malvina Meddigrew,
I originally from Mir'oui;,
i Act I. Lawn at Withrow home,
Act II. Drawing-room at the With
row’s, eveni^g of same day.
Act III. mining camp in M "tana,
five months later.
’ the Department of Music June I. Their
recital sustained the high reputation the
Music Department has won under Miss
Florence ^X^ilson as director, and the
hearty applause was evidence that the
singing of each of the young gentlemen
I was well received. Miss Ethel Clements,
daughter of Rev. W. G. Clements, of
Morrisville, North Carolina, was present
and assisted in the program by takmg
^ part as "reader." Miss Clements corn-
i pletely captivated her audience, and this
; is not putting the praise too strong.
Commencement May 28-June 1.
Hifebee of Harvard.
A dramatic comedy, " Higbee of
Harvard," was given in the college auc
ilorium last Saturday evening, under the
direction of Miss Urquhart, head of the
Dpoartment of Expression. Previous
successful plays given under Miss Ur-
quhart s training had won confidence in
her ability, so the audience Satu'day
evening was large, and went aw.iy highly
pleased. Miss Uiquhart shows good
judgment in choosing and assigning char
acters to the respective parts in dramatic
performances. She shows capacity for
a high order of I aining also, af.er fhe
characters have been a signed their pa..s,
all of which make a drama profitable n
training to the actors, and entei.airT" to
The characters ’n " Higbee of Har
vard " and the parts each tuok were as
Watson W. Higbee, a mil
lionaire who knows nei
ther fear nor grammar.
Hon. V. D. Withrow, a
with a short bank account,
A. C. Ha'I
Lorin Higbee, son of Wat
son, champion athlete of
Harvard. In love with
Saturday, May 28, 8 p. m., Class-
Day Exercises—Class History, Mss
Nannie Emma Farmer, News Ferry, Va.;
Prophecy, Miss Macie Farmer, News
h erry, Va.; Mantle Oration, Mr. C. C.
Fonville, Burlington, N. C. ; Class Poem,
M-" A C Hill. Bii'l’neton, N. C.;
Class Will, Mr. W. W. Elder, Colum
Sunday, May 29, I 1:30 a. m., Bnc
calaureate Sermon, Rev. A. W. L'ght-
bourne. Ph. D., Dover, Delaware.
Monday, May 30, 8 p. m.. Society
Representativei—Philologian, Messrs M.
W. McPherson, Haw River, N. C., and
E. T. Hines, McLeansville, N. C. ;
Clio, Messrs. R. L. Walker, Burlington,
N. C., R. 2, and J. S. Lincoln, Wake
field, Va.; Psiphelran, Misses Beulah
Foster, Burlington, N. C., and Bco'ie
McPherson, Haw River, N. C.
Tuesday, May 31, I 1:30 a. m..
Literary Address by Rev. D. A. Long,
D. D. LL. D., Graham, N. C.
4 p. m.. Annual Meeting Alumni Ao-
sociation. Rev. C. H. Rowland, presi
dent, Franklin, Va.
8 p. m.. Annual Concert.
Wednesday, June I, 11:30 a.m..
3 p. m., Society Reunions.
4 p. m.. Art Exhibit.
8 p. m.. Alumni Address by Miss
Jennie Herndon ’96, Greenville, N. C.
Patriotism is the spirit which per
vades and animates one who is de
voted to his country. This spirit resem
bles electricity in that it is known only
by its manifestation and spreads oyer
our country like a current of electricity
■ at the news of threatened danger to our
government. It is as natural to a man
and as necessary to his completeness as
a citizen as oxygen is to the air which
The man who lacks patriotism, whose
pulse quickens not at signs of impending
shock to his country, is in a measure
dead; he fails to appreciate and enjoy
; the rising prosperity of our country ; his
ttioughts do not leach out into ihe fuluie
and descry our grand republic in the
glory and power to which the spirit of
advancement has decreed she shall at-
Ligget L ncoln.
Theodore D a 1 r y m p I e ,
worked his way throu"h
Harvard. In love with
Nancy, Russell Campbell.
Higgins, the butler, Jenningo Lincoln.
Nancy Withrow, the Sen
ator’s daughter, Blondie Kernodle
The Warren-Elder Recita*
One of the most delightful events of
the college year was the voice recital
Thursday evening given by Messrs. W.
F. Warren, Prospect Hill, N. C.. andW.
W. Elder, Columbus, Ga. Both of the^e
gentlemen are members of the Senior
Class, and besides their academic diplo
mas will receive certificates in voice from
Many are familiar with Hale’s story of
1 "The man without a country." He tells
us of a man who, for some bitter, un-
^ guarded remarks concerning his country,
was sentenced to be banished for life.
! He was placed on board an outgoing
I American ship, and was never brought in
sight of his native land again. Long be-
fore his death he repented of his hasty
words, and when dying asked that his
' sword and uniform be brought to him.
i In most men the love of country or
spirit of patriotism is as firmly rooted as
' the conviction of an Omnipotent Being.
I In the words of the poet:
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead.
Who, on return from foreign strand,
I Ne’er to himself hath proudly said
I 'This is my own, my native land ? '"
The spirit of patriotism is not acquired
by study. It is a production of 'he hu
man intellect. It may be intensified hy
the study of great characters and events
' in our country’s history, but seldom, if
, ever, created by such.
Pa. iotism of the highest type has in it
‘ a desire for the highest good of our
count!y, hence one who would be a true
patriot should live a life that will benefit
his fellow man, and, by so doing, will
benefit his country. This patriotism can
only emanate from a pure life, so that by
living right, although we may never be
called on to sacrifice life or property, we
are aiding our country b^ making it
stronger morally, and by such patriotism
must it be upheld.