The Elon College Weekly VOL. I. New Series BURLINGTON. N. C., TUESDAY, MAY 17. 1910. NO. 14 And Elon College, N. C. LOCALS AND PERSONALS. Miss Myrlie Cox spent Saturday in Greensboro. 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 bell. Mrs. M. G. Reitzel and her son, Junius, have beenvisil ng here for several days. Misses Jessie Knight and Lide Pieace > spent Friday at their homes 't G-eers- boro. Misses Cari.e Boyd, Nannie Baker and Macie Farmer went to Greensboro shopping \Vedr.:.:day. 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 home Monday. 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 solo. 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. Dickey. Affie Griffin. 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. I Mrs. Malvina Meddigrew, I originally from Mir'oui;, Ruby Sat.eifield. i Act I. Lawn at Withrow home, Brookline, Mass. 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. Patriotism. Commencement May 28-June 1. Program. 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 audience. The characters ’n " Higbee of Har vard " and the parts each tuok were as follows; CHARACTERS. Watson W. Higbee, a mil lionaire who knows nei ther fear nor grammar. S'pe i-'-mn'? Hon. V. D. Withrow, a blue-blooded ex-Senator 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 bus, Ga. 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.. Graduating Exercises. 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 we breathe. 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- Madge, 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.