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THE ELON COLLEQE WEEKLY.
VOL. I. New Series. Greensboro, N. C., Wednesday, October 26, 1910 No. 24
THE WEEKLY TO BE PUBLISHED
Befrinning with this number The Elori
College Weekly is to be issued from
Greensboro, N. C., instead of Burlington.
The reason for the change is that a
Greensboro printing house has taken the
contract to do the mechanical work.
Mr. E. E. Workman, of Burlington, has
been doing the mechanical work and has
given general satisfaction. So we change
with good will for him, and with the feel
ing that he will always live up to his
contract just as far as possible.
Rev. ,J. F. McCulloch will issue The
Weekly from tile Methodist Protestant
Publishing House in Gieensboro whence
it will be mailed, INt the business man
agement and editorial work will contin
ue to be done at Elon College.
MR. HEARNE HERE.
Mr. Bun Hearne, the athletic coach, ar
rived last week and has been training the
boys in baseball. They had played sever
al local games before his arrival, and he
is pleased with the prospect of a good
club. He says there is plenty of ^lod ma
terial. So we shall expect to see some
go(Kl playing in the spring. In the mean
time, hard persistent practice is necessary,
if we are to have the best art in ball of
which the men are capable. There is more
ill wetil'ig cf
ball than (here is in winning a game.
Th.re might be more practice for the
track-meet next spring than we have yet
observed. Spasmodic practice will not de
velop a winning runner.
ELON versus GUILFORD.
Elon met Guilford in a tennis tourna
ment on Guilford’s courts last Friday and
Saturday. The weather was ideal and both
teams were in good condition.
Doubles were played on Friday after
noon which resulted rather disastrously
for Elon, but the game was no means a
walk over; score being by sets 6-4: 7-0-6-7.
These doubles were played by Lincoln and
On Saturday morning at ten o’clock the
contest was resumed, this time however
the result was somewhat different from
the day before. Guilford was represented
by Sawyer and Elon by L. Lincoln and
the first set was finished to the tune of
fi-3. Elon’s favor. The second set was
like unto it.
Then the second part of the singles be
gan with Briggs for Guilford and Lincoln
started in for Elon but after a hard fight
lost the set C-4. A. Hall took up the 2nd
set and played a aood game. He however
lost the second set 6-3.
Guilfoid was represented by Briggs and
Sawyer during both games. Both teams
played snappy games throughout, and until
the last ball was served, either team could
feel confident of victory.
Manager Lincoln is arranging a return
game with Guilford to be played on the
local courts in a few days and in this tour-
namenit the locals are very sanguine and
hopeful. There is good mateiial here for
a tennis team equal to the best and all
they need is to get to work.
K. A. Campbell,
THE COSMOPOLITAN CLUB.
A literary club known as the Cosmo-
jxjlitan Club has been formed here of the
members of the faculty and others desir
ing to enter into cultural literary work.
Dr. .7. U. Newman is President and Mr.
A. Liggette Lincoln is Secretary-Treasu-
rer. The club meets fortnightly at the
home of some member. Some member
presents a paper .aiving results of study
in his chosen field. The subject presented
in the paper ha* been previously announc
ed, and is discussed from the standpoint
of the paper presented. The program is
further varied by music and recitations.
The first program was given last Tues
day evening a week ago at the home of
Professor W. P. Lawrence. Professor W.
A. Harper presented a schnlarly paper on
the subject, “ Roman Literary Life dur
ing the Silver Age as Revealed in Pliny’s
Letters.” Below is a sort of abstract or
synopsis of the able paper:
The Letters of Pliny are valuable as
literature. They are valuable also to the
student of philosophy. But they are chief
ly valuable for the delightful and charm
ing alimpses they give us of the literary
/h? JVrtmons m tfiA \oro
from 17 A. I), to 117 A. D.
The general impression producd by the
reading of the nine books of these letters—
246 separate letters in all—is that their
author was a literary man preeminently.
True, he was a man of large rejiutation
as a lawyer, orator, and statesman and
that his great wealth would have entitled
him to recognition. But it was to none
of these that he trusted f ): immortality.
To him and likewise to his contempora
ries the path to glory and fame lay per
Nor must we sirspect that Pliny’s de
votion to literature is due to his posing.
There is no deiiying the fact that this cul-
trrred gentleman, the most modern Roman
save Cicero alone, ever kept the proprie
ties of life before him, but there is gen
erally no denying that his interest in and
devotion to literature came from the pen
etralia of the man’s heart.
But how could a man, who rose to the
consulship, appeared as attorney in the
greatest legal battles of his day. governed
a province, and performed many other
public and private duties onerous indeed,
find time for litei'ary work? By the wise
use of his otium. This word we translate
leisure, but it was not wasted time. It
was the period of deserved relaxation from
the exacting cares of daily life, a part of
each day, which an earnest, strenuous man
of culture and refinement must useforpro-
fitabl? pursirits which meant in Pliny’s
day, literature. In this time of otium Pliny
and his contemporaries did their literary
work and thus lived a strenuous life.
The first characteristic then of the liter
ary life of this era was a wide spread,
genuine devotion to literature.
The second element of this literary life
was the friendliness of the authors to each
other and their willingness and anxiety
to encourage and assist each other. Pli
ny mentions 35 authors, and was friendly
to all but one. This age of Roman liter
ature saw also its third characteristic the
loaical development of the private literary
circle into the form of the public reclta-
tiones or recitation of their writings by
authors for mutual criticism and helpful
ness. Later these redtationes became
mere mutual admiration societies, to which
often men were hired to come and serv
ilely applaud, but in Pliny’s day they had
not so deteriorated and served the pur
pose of book-reviewing to-day in the mat
ter of bringing one’s productions before
the reading pirblic.
The fourth item of this literary life as
Pliny reveals it to us relates to the me
thods of literary composition which inclu
ded careful composition, painstaking re
vision, laborosissima retractio, and inter
change (with which must not be confused
the giving of autoaraph copies to friends,
a happy custom become common in that
age) of works with friends for mutrral
criticism, after, in some cases before, rec
itation. to the end that a perfect work,
absclutisElmus liber, miaht result.
The Club meets with Professor and Mrs.
Harper Tuesday evening of ihis week.
Prof. N. F. Brannock of the chair of Phy-
c^cs f’bpmiQtrr to nresent a t>h?wt
at this meeting on “The Beginnings of
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
—Miss Annie Watson spent several days
last week visiting Miss Marvie Hobby in
—Miss Lillian Johnson spent Saturday
and Sunday in Durham with her S!St°r.
—Miss Maibelle Pritcbette attended the
State Fair at Raleigh Kt Thursday and
—Miss Bryan spent Sunday with Miss
Ivie Coble near Burlington.
—Miss Annie Lorance spent Saturday
and Sunday with her sister at McLeans-
—Miss Maggie Iseley visited her sister.
Miss Etfie, who is teaching near Raleigh
last week and attended the Fair.
—Mrs. Mose Atkinson and children
spent last week at her father’s, Mr.
Hobby’s, at Raleigh.
—Dr. Atkinson filled the pulpit here
Sunday at the eleven o’clock service, giv
ing one of his usual de;p sermons.
—In the Y. W. C. A. Sunday after
noon, Miss Pearl Tuck led, irsing the sub
ject, “The power words have in life.”
—In the Christian Endeavor prayer-
meeting Srrnday evening Prof. Harper
led. The subject was, “The Chances We
Miss.” It was a spiritual feast.
—Messrs. J. C. Stuart, J. Lee .John
son, C. T. Rand, J. C. Rowland, A. T.
Banks, Gilmer Holland, and E. F. Lowe
attended the Fair at Raleigh last week.
—Mr. M. W. McPherson’s condition has
greatly improved, and we hope he may
soon be back in school again.
—Those who deserved special mention
in the Psiphelian Society Friday evening
were Miss Alene Patton, a paper in oppo
sition to co-educational institutions, Miss
Pattie Preston, advantages of social priv
ileges in college life, Miss Helen Macher,
—In the Clio Society Friday evening
the best speaker oratorically was J. A.
Dickey. Debate, query: Resolved that
trial by jury, as now practiced, should be
abolished. Won by the negative. Best
speaker on the attirmative, Rountree.
Best speaker on the negative, F. F. My-
—In the Philologian Society Friday eve
ning the best speaker oratorically, ,1. F.
Morgan. Debate, query: Resolved that
the present freight rate demanded by the
railroads should be granted. Won by
the attirmative. Best speaker on the af
firmative, E. T. Hines. Best speaker on
the negative, W. L. Wells.
—Mr. A. A. Lincoln spent Sunday in
—Messis. ,1. J. Ingle and Philip Cline
weitt to Haw River Sunday afterrroon^ to
see Mr. M. W. McPherson.
—Messrs. A. L. and J. S. Lincohr and
Arnold Hall played match games of ten
nis with representatives of the Guilford
College tennis club at Guilford Fiiday
and also Saturday and made a good show
ing for Elon by dividing honors.
—Prof. T. C. Amick and Mr. -L^Mc-
Adams were pTectcd fit .i
of the board of town aldermen to'fill va
cancies caused by the resignation of Pro
fessor .T. T. Cobb who has moved away,
and of Mr. D. W. Brown who has been
elected Street Commissioner.
—At a meeting of the Civic League
last Thursday everring, it was voted after
considerable discussion to ask the town
aldermen to enact a law prohibitina' hog
pens within the corporate limits of the
A Comedy in Two Acts.
(In College Auditorium Friday evening,
Oct. 28, at 8 o’clock).
Mr. Bob, a comedy in two acts, will be
presented by local talent in the auditori
um next Friday evening, Oct. 28 at 8
o’clock. The admission is 25 cts. The
proceeds are for the benefit of the art
The cast of characters is as follows:
Philip Royson, Mr. R. A. Campbell.
Robert Brown, Clerk for Benson & Ben
son, Mr. E. T. Hines
.Jenkins, Miss Rebecca’s Butler, Mr. A. L.
Rebecca Luke, a maiden lady, Mrs. W. A.
Catharine Rogers, Miss Luke’s niece. Miss
Marion Bryant, Catharine’s friend. Miss
Pattie, Miss Rebecca’s maid. Miss Clem
The practice is under the direction of
Mrs. Alma M. Wilson who has a reputa
tion for judament and ability as a direc
tor of good comedy, and this play prom
ises excellent entertainment. The pro
ceeds go for a useful and worthy prrf-