THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. L New Series. Greensboro^ N. C.^ Wednesday, January 4, I9H No. 33
and Elou College, N. C.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
—Dr. Atkinson. Mrs. Atkinson, and
the cliildr, n spent tlie past two weeks
witli relatives in Eastern Virginia, mak
ing Mr. W. J. Lee's the principal point
of their extended visit.
—Kev. Herbert Scholz, M. A., ’01,
spent several days here last week visit-
insr “Aunt” Helen Winhonie. Mr.
Scholz is suj)erint; ndent of the State
high seliool. Macon, N. ('.. where his
home is. He is also pastor of several
—Mrs. T. W. (’handler. Ph. B..
(formerly Miss Mary lallian AVatson),
Virj;ilina. Va., is visiting at h,r father’s,
Dr. (r. S. Watson’s.
—Mr. M. A. Atkins.m, manager of the
Elon l^umber (’ompany, with his family
spent several days last week visiting in
and near Kaleigh.
—Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Sannders visited
relativ s in Durham Christmas.
—Pi'of. and Mrs. \V. A. Ilaqier spent
the liolidays witli relatives and friends
in Durham, Norfolk, Suff(dk, and other
places in Eastern Virginia.
]\Iiss Bryan of the Art dej)artment
sp-nt (’hrislmas wSth home jienple at
Mars Hill, near Asheville.
—Miss Sallie Emerey. of (Ireensboro.
was tlie guest of Miss Bessie Barnes last
w , ck.
— Mr. Lew (iregory of Virgilina, \’a.,
sjient a day or two during the holidays
at Dr. Watson's.
—Miss Mattie of fJril’am, 'v'
C., and Miss Maggie Hall, of Burling
ton. N. were guests last week at Dr.
—Jlessrs. .Tohn M. Cook and E. S. W.
Domeron, of Burlington, were business
visitors last Saturday.
—Messrs. Floyd Noah and firady
Smith of High I'oint s]>?nt last week
with home people.
—I’rof. Thos. R. Foust, of r!reen.sboro.
Superintendent of schools for Ouilford
County, spent last Wednesday" with his
sister, Mrs. W. L. Smith.
—Mr. aiul Mrs. ,1. (\ McAdams’s lit
tle son, Mark, lias b:en ill from crouji
—Ml'S. Sadie .Tones and l\Irs. ,T. P.
Huffman visited Mrs. Hiififman’s rela
tives in (ireensboro, Mrs. Jones later go
ing to Kaleigh to visit her brother.
—Mr. and Mrs. .1. .T. Lambeth spent
last week with Mr. I.ambeth's people at
Brown Summit, N. C.
—Miss Annie 7.,owrance. of the public
school faculty, spent Christmas at Iv, r
h(mie ill Newton, N. C.
—Mr. I'’lmer B. Williams, a former
Elon student, in the em]iloy of an insur
ance firm in Columbia, South Carolina,
was here last week and he and Miss Myr-
tie Co.v sjient one day at Mr. John
Sharpe’s in the country.
—Miss Macie Farmer, Ph. B., ’10, a
teacher in the public school, returned Sun
day from a week’s %-isit at her home.
News Ferry, Va.
—Miss Hattie Bell Smith spent Satur
day and Sunday of (niristmas in Burling
—IVIr. and Mrs. Bowers were visitors
at Mr. M. A. Keitzel’s last week.
—Mr. J. S. Elder, a student of Rich
land, (!a., sjieut part af the holidays in
—Mr. and Mrs. L. L. White, and Mes
srs. Roswell and Eugene Foust from near
(iraham were guests at Mr. W. L. Smith's
—Kev. J. V. Night, a student, of Tru-
ett, Alabama, spent the holidays in
(ireensboro and Raudleman in which lat
ter ])lace he is serving as pastor of the
—Mr. and Mrs. (). B. AVilliams and
little daughter were with relatives near
Efland. Orange County, N. ('’., during the
(’liristmas \acalion. Mr. Williams takes
charge of tlu clerical work in the C’hris-
tian Sun office with the beginning of the
new year in connection with his studies.
—Miss I.ila Newman spent several days
in Kaleigh, visiting the Misses Hobby.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Thaxton's two
sons from Warrenton and Raleigh were
here with their jiareiits. (liristmas.
—Little Dorothy I.owe spent Christmas
with her grandmcther, Mrs. Hams, Trin
ity, N. C.
—Miss Lizzie Rich returned from
Ijynchburg, Va.. to sjiend (^liristmas with
Rev. W. Patton’s family.
- Prof ssor John W. (jilliam. ,Ir., and
I \\ o ^isiers, iii-t' ;ii;n Liliie, Mr,
Denny of Pilot Monntaiii, N. C., and
Pr fes.soi- J. F. Fleming of I’ennsylvania
were guests of Mr.' and Mrs. ,T. Fletcher
Somers last week.
—Jlrs. Lnvenia Clapp visited her
brother, Mr. J. P. Hnffman, during the
—The Palm Street Christian Church,
(ireensboro, remembered their pastor. Dr.
W. C. Wicker, in a substantial way,
Christmas with a handsome umbi’ella, col
lars, necktie.s, etc.
—Mrs. JI. J. Rich, of Bow’dens, N. C.,
s]:ent several days daring the holiday sea
son with her step-daughter, Mrs. J. W.
—Miss Dowdy visited her uncle, Dr.
W. C. Wicker, last week.
—Mr. P. Barber of .Tackson, Miss.,
was another one of the Elon alurani who
was here during the holidays. He is
looking well and is prospering as a rep
resentative of a leading nurseryman.
—Jliss Martha E. Winston aud Mr.
Sidney C. Holden, both former Elon stu
dents, were marrie.l at the home of the
bride's father. Mr. ,J. C. Winston, near
Youngsville, N. C., Tuesday, Dec. 27. Kev.
•T. L. Foster was the ofliciating minister.
THE CHRISTMAS STORE.
The Sunday-school gave a Christmas
Store to the primary, junior, and in
termediate classes Tu'sday afternoon,
Dec. 27. The st-re was in the gymna
sium at West Dormitory' and consisted
of a great variety of toys, fruits and
the like. Mesdames Foster. Patton, and
Sannders served as cl.rks, and they were
exceedingly busy for two hours. They
had over one hundred little customers
each with a check for an amount corres
ponding to the number of times he had
been present during the past y.ar. It
was a novel entertainment for the lit
tle folks and they se, med to enjoy tlie
fcvent. The only dissatisfaction was in
the fact that every one could not be
wailed on first.
TWO NEW FAMILIES.
Mr. 0. E. Somers, a memb.r of the
firm, “The Elon Supply Company,”
moved his family here recently. Mr.
Somers takes charge of the store which
this firm is conducting. Jlr. Somers is a
broth r of Mr. J. Fletcher Somers who
came here a year aio to accept the posi
tion as cashier of the bank. He has made
a good inip:essi(in on the town people,
and it is ; xj^ected that his brother will
do equally as well in the mercantile bu
Mr. W. C. Michael, who purchased the
J. P. Huffman re.sidence a few wesks
ai'O, moved his family here since Christ
mas. Mr. Michael has f,:r several years,
be n a prominent farmer and ptock lais-
er of (luilford county, having a very
valuable farm near Gibsonville. • This
farm he sold recently, rumor has it, for
.•fl^.OOl), to Mr. \V. I!. Hobby, of Wake
county, a f rme- Elon student. Mr. ,>ii-
chael taking this ordinary farm of two
luaidred iiiiu iiii\ acr.s a lew yeai. ag".
not only made farming a ])rofitahle in
dustry, but added yearly to the value of
his farm until it was worth many times
ils original cost. He has, moreover,
been a continuous patron of p^hm Col
lege, having two sons and two daughters
here, one of the latter now being a sen
ior, and the other a junior. Mr. Mi
chael's success in agriculture won for
him the position of “Farm Demonstra
tor” for Guilford county. One pretty
good farmer, after spending a little time
on Mr. Michael's farm observing his
method of doing things, said _that two
weeks there would be worth more than a
whole year in an Agricultural College.
PREPARING TO BUILD.
Mr. J. P. Huffman on vacating the
large handsome residence on Williamson
Avenue, which he s;ild recently to Mr.
W. C. Michael, moved into his cottage in
West Elon. He purposes building a res
idence on his lot just across.the macad
am road from his cottage. Mr. Huff
man owms and op;rates a roller mill
and a saw mill here and is succeeding,
judging from the c-nstautly increasin;
custom which his enterprises draw.
GOES ON THE tlOAD FOR THE 0. B.
BARNES SAFE COMPANY.
Afr. W. C\ Thaxton who has been in
charge of the Elon Supply Company’s
Store since the firm began business sev
eral weeks ago, has accepted a position
as salesman with the 0. B. Baraes Safe
C ompany and lO'oes on the road for them
this week. He is succeeded in the store
by Mr. E. (>. Somers who has been here
ten days or so getting acquainted with
the business. He would like his family
who have been boarding at the Huffman
Hotel lemain her,, but so far they have
heen unable to rent roo.'iis even. There
is absolutely no vacant hoii.se to he had,
and no rooms ev;-n for light housekeep
ing. More liouses are badly needed.
CONCERNING THE COLLEGE COM
The new bank building. Whiskey and
the Christmas holidays. The survey
fcr Southern Powsr Company’s Trans
The iiainters are tiiiishing the work on
the new banking hoiis,- of the Elon Bank
ing and Trust Co. The fu.niture and fix
tures, with (he exception of (he new steel
safe which .the (^omjiany has bouaht, has
been ]dac:d in the building. This Com-
j'any has, besides furnisliing hanking con
venience to the community since beginning
business .Ian. 1 1010, made a success in
the business itself. Tli-y have more than
made expenses, a showing hardly expected
by any of the directors, for the first year.
The college is short iu housing accom
modations for the unusually large num
ber of yoUng men hei'e this yea;. During
the Chri.stmas h(didays additiimal dormi
tory room has been provided bv c n\ert-
iiig liie dining room at East dormiloi'v ifi-
to rooms for y(mng men, one room being
rcse. ved in this part of the building for
shower baths. There are several young
men applying for entrance at the begin
ning of th' Winter term. Jan. .3, and,these
additional rooms ^ will aid the college in
.accommodating them. All rooms to be
had in private families have been taken.
The holidays h«ve passed very quietly
here. Whereas there was a good deal of
drunkenness in the vicinity a few years
ago, there being eight government' dis
tilleries within three miles of Elon when
it was built twenty-one years ago and a
like proportion of whiskey consumption,
during the Christmas season, there is now
instead of ban els of whisk?y being ship-
])ed away from the railway station none,
of course, ooing away, and comparatively
few packages coming in by express, and
a corresponding absence of drunkenness.
The only intoxicated person reported to
the town authorities as having been on
the streets, during the holiday season, was
one negro man, who said he had been
rais'd on licker and was bound to have a
little for Christmas. Thus a great trans
formation has come in the onward march
of the temjierance idea, and the su; round
ing community is fast becoming more
prosj>eroiis. Farms are being improved
and are becoming piore profitable. Maca
dam roads are being built, other roads im
proved, and I>ublic schools supplemented
by local taxation.
Ihe Kutvey for the transmission line of
the Southern Power Company running
from (ireensboro to Durham pasg s just
north of Elon, so t^at this Company can
furnish power for our town industries
and for lighting purposes should they be
able to do so at less expense than the Col
lege plant can do.