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The Elon College Weekly
VOL. 1. New Series
BURLINGTON, N. C, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1910.
And Elon College, N. C.
Program of Commencement Ex
May 28, 8 p. m.—Class Day Exer-
May 29, 1 1:30 a. m.—Baccalaureate
Sermon—Rev. A W. LigKtbourne, Ph. ,
D., Pastor of the People's Church, Dover,
Invocation—Rev. J. U. Newsman,
Scripture Lesson—Rev. P. H. Flem
ing, D. D.
Prayer—Rev, J. O. Atkinson, D. D.
Solo, " Lord Whom My Heart Holds
Dear," Hiller— Miss Clements.
Anthem, "The Son of God Goes
Forth to War," Geibel.
Benediction—Rev. j. W. Wellons.
May 29, 6:30 p. m.—Sacred Con
cert—Campus Band Stand College
May 30, 8 p. m.—Society Represen
May 31, 1 1:30 a. m.—Annual Lit
erary Address—Rev. Daniel Albright
Long, D. D., L L. D., Graham, N C.
May 31, 4 p. m.—Annual Business
Meeting—Y. M. C. A. Hall.
May 31, 8 p. m.—Annual Concert—
June I, Commencement Day.
I i:30 a. rn.—Graduating Exercise*.
Goldsmiths or Soul-smiths—Which ?
—(Salutatorian)—William Frankl;n War-
ren. Prospect Hill, N. C.
In the Silences—Miss Carrie Hub
bard Boyd, News Ferry, Va.
The Incoming Tide—Asa Liggette
Lincoln, Lacey's Spring, Va.
' Unguarded Gates-~Leon Edgar
Smith, Lagrange, Ga.
The Impassable Gulf—Miss Nannie
Baker Farmer, News Ferry, Va.
Lest We Forget—(Valedictorian)—
John Willis Barney, Clearville, Pa.
Presentation of Diplomas to Grad
uating Class, by Dr. W. W. Staley, Suf
Presentation of Bibles to Graduating
Class, by Dr. H. L. Elderdice, West
Presentation of Long Scholarship,
Wellons General Scholarship, Morrow
Thesis, Stanford Orator's and Moffitt
Essayist’s Medals, by Prof. Z. V. Judd,
Raleigh, N. C.
Graduating Class—Bachelor of Arts :
John Willis Barney, with highest honor,
Pennsylvania. William Wytch Elder,
with high honor, Alabama. Alonzo
Cleveland Hall, with high honor. North
Carolina. Asa Liggette Lincoln, with
high honor, Virginia. Leon Edgar
Smith, with high honor, Georgia. Wil
liam Franklin Warren, with highest
honor. North Carolina.
Bachelor of Philosophy : Carrie Hub
bard Boyd, with high honor, Virginia.
Nannie Baker Farmer, with honor, Vir
ginia. Nannie Emma Farmer, Virginia.
Macie Virginia Farmer, with high
honor, Virginia. Claude Cleveland Fon-
ville, with high honor. North Caro
Master of Arts : Henry Milton Loy,
Ph. D., North Carolina. William
Thomas Walters, A B., Virginia.
Presentation of Certificates in Music to
William Wytch Elder, Voice, Alabama ;
William Franklin Warren, Voice, North
Presentation of Certificates in Art to
Miss Annie Lee Holt, North Carolina;
Miss M. Annie Watson, North Carolina.
Benediction—Rev. J. W. Wellons,
’ Elon College, N. C.
June 1, 3 p.m.—Reunion of Liter-
I ary Societies, in Society Halls.
, June 1, 4 p. m.—An Exhibit, First
Floor, Administration Building.
* June 1, 8 p. m.—Alumni Address,
I Miss Jennie Herndon, Ph. B., Green
ville, N. C.
June 1, 9 p. m.—Alumni Banquet,
West Dormitory Dining Hall,
The Ingratitude of an Ex-College
Clio: James Allen Dickey, Jr.,
(Chief) N. C. Calvin James Felton,
N. C. Charles Wesley Roundtree, Va.
Philologian: Joseph Clyde Stuart,
(Chief) N. C. Walter Heindon Garri
son, N. C. John Jackson Ingle, N. C.
Fall Term begins Sept. 7, 1910.
Some New Stunts.
Well, I hope that Bonus Pater, of the
" Unexpected Seven, " is satisfied. He
was whining about us, (the inmates of
East Dormitory) not studying up any
new stunts to work in the ** prank de
We have credit for moving the furni
ture from the rooms of Messrs. Warren
and Fonville, Saturday evening, while
they were avvay at the literary enter-
j tainment. They could not find it that,
I night, and so finally went to spend the j
j remainder of the night with some of their,
i There was also a track meet given m [
the central hall at West Dormitory one |
evening about eleven fifty o clock, and a
clog dance in the Gymnasium some later, i
We have converted the old zinc lining
from the refrigerator into a bass drum, by
beating it with a stick. That is now used
in place of the steam whistle at the power
house. It has also been moved, and
carried, that Bonus Pater be given the
finishing touches before he leaves, by
means of sponge, dauber and chamois.
This, of course, will make him even more
brilliant than he now is. It will also en
able him to give a more vivid description
of us "Bone Heads." By the way, 1
hope it will teach him how to keep out
of " hospital scrapes " at West Dormi
Hoping all the students a pleasant vaca
tion, and the seniors a prosperous and
happy career, I will retire to my eastern
home for the vacation. R. T. B.
The " last day" is near at hand,
and the last " college" day for the
Seniors will soon be gone by forever.
We feel that we are very weak, little, in- ^
significant men and women. We recall j
our mistakes, our errors, and our mis- ]
guided actions, and we try to weigh our
selves; but every balance is lowered
against us. All our imaginative scales
weigh us lightly. We have had lots of
experience the^e four years. Sometimes
we’ve felt adversely toward our pro
fessors and we have even hastily criticised
them. Sometimes we have run down
the college and worked against it. But
we were little children then and today
we are men.
And today all our squabbles and preju
dices disappear into mere nothingness.
We have been here four years and time
alone changes men, and we feel the ap
proaching separation with a sense of rev
erence and gratitude. Children of a
young and noble institution, we will go
out, her friends and loyal supporters, for
getting all save her benefits which, after
all, is all.
The saddest commentary upon a gen
eration is this: " A prophet is not with
out honour, save in his own country, and
in his own house. ” And the saddest
commentary upon a college man s char-
aclcr, and especially upon a rcllege
' graduate’s character, is one word of re
proach from his lips about his institution
and Alma Mater. It is lawful, just and
proper for a man to be proud of his col
lege, and there is more than patriotism in
such pride; there is virtue in it that en
nobles ourselves and our institution. For
is not a college its students, and the
students mostly the college ? And when
> ou reverence one, are not both rever
enced, and when you lower one are you
not both lowered ?
And as our words shall count either
for or against our college, so will our fu
ture life. It behooves a man to be
toward his school what he is toward his
home; and surely the man who brings
reproach upon his college is as the man
who honoreth not his mother. Praise
your school—love your Alma Mater
and people will think good of you and
i honor you. Speak against your Alma
Mater, and you dishonor youiself and
raise suspicion in your fellowmen.
So, though little as yet, we may be
able to make a better commencement in
life than those who have gone out before
us; for have we not their influence to
profit by ? And it will be our duty and
our privilege to make the succeeding
classes greater in number and greater in
value than the past ones. A. C. H.
The idea of true fellowship has been
beautifully expressed in the following lan
" It’s the honest grip
Makes a fellow take heart again;
It's the word of cheer
From a friend sincere
Makes him feel life's not in vain.
When the way is dark
And the luckless bark
Is drifting from safety's strand.
Why, God bless the men
And the women who then
Hold to us a helping hand."
In discussing this subject it is first neces
sary to know what is meant by true fel
lowship. In this age of individual effort
and vicissitude of fortune there are many
kinds of fellowship. True fellowship is
that which binds the hearts of men in a
tie of love, good-will and helpfulness. It
causes man to see the good qualities in
his fellowman and to lend him a helping
hand in the time of need. It does not
consij!, as some believe, in trying to please
or to satisfy every desire of one's friends.
Those friends may wish something that
would hinder the development of their
better selves. True fellowship endeavors
t ■ discover what course is best, seeking
the eby to raise men to a higher plane of
‘ sympathetic helpfulness.
I 1 here is no greater influence which
' tends to develop the best in any person
than the knowledge that there is some
one who has confidence in his good in
tentions, one who will make allowance
for his blunders and mistakes; but on
the other hand, there is nothing more
detrimental than for a man to believe he
has no true friend to whom he may
reasonably look for encouragement and
moral support. What would we, as in
dividuals, accomplish if we did not sin-
' cerely believe that there were some per
sons who were expecting, and who had
a right to expect, that we ought to be
" somebody ? " Therefore, taking this
fact into consideration, it behooves us as
debtors to our fellowman to give those
about us that support of true fellow
ship which will make their lives hap
pier and more useful.
E. L. DAUGHTRY.
The soul contains a window where
Sweet thoughts let in the sun and air;
But some with self that window cloy
And shut out all the light and joy.
The charming comedy. " Valley
Farm," is to be given in the Elon Col
lege Auditorium, by the local dramatic
club, next Friday evening. Admission,
15 cents. This is, perhaps, the best
dramatic performance ever given at the
college by the dramatic club.
This seems to be a very stingy world
to the man who never gives any
Others may injure, for the time being,
our reputation; but character is forever
in our own keeping.
Tne cheerful man is one who prac
tices the art of having things as he would