North Carolina Newspapers

    THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
VOL. L New Series.
Greensboro, N. C., Wednesday, January IL I9H
and Elon College, N. C.
No. 34
LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
Mr. Joseph R. Painte^, now a student
of Wake Forest, and a former student
of Elon, of Semora, N. C., spent some
time with friends here Saturday and Sun
day.
Mr. Floyd Noah, who for some time
has been employed at Hi^h Point, N. C.,
has returned home and will enter school
at the colkg-e.
MLss Pearl Ellis of Burlington came
over Friday evening, to be present at
the “Mid-Year Reeeption,” and will
spend some time visiting Miss Hattie
Bill Smith.
Di'. \V. E. Swain, President of the
Methodist Protestant Conference in North
Carolina, preached a good practical ser
mon at the eleveii o’clock service Sun
day.
The Faculty and old students entertain
ed the new’ students, Friday evening at
an informal reception in the parlors at
West Dormitory. The students both old
and new seemed to enjoy the evening.
Mrs. W. A. Harper returned Friday
from Union Ridge where she spent sever
al days with her parents.
W>e are glad to announce that Miss
Barnes is able to resume her work again.
She was contined at her home several
days on account of a severe cold.
The topic discussed in the Christian
Endeavor Meeting Sunday evening was,
“Blessed—to Bless” Prof. W. A. Har
per was the leader, and he together with
a large banj of faithful Endeavorers,
made the hour one of deep spiritual en
joyment.
The Y. M. C. A. meeting Saturday
evening was ijell attended and a large
number of the fellows took an active
part in the service. Many hopeful re
marks concerning the work of the ap
proaching year, were e.xpressed, and the
Y. M. C. A. interest was greatly revived.
Mr. A. L. Lincoln was a visitor at Gra
ham, N. C., Sunday.
Mrs. T. C. Amick returned Saturday
from Liberty, N. C., where she has been
during the past week or two, with her
father, Mr. A. Wank
Dr. W. C. Wicker is in Raleigh this
week attending a meeting of the Grand
Lodge of Masons.
Mrs. E. L. Moffit and little daughter
Margaret, returned Friday from Ashe-
boro, N. C., where they spent the holi
days with relatives.
Miss Cora Lawrence, of High* Point, a
cousin of Prof. W. P. Lawrence, visited
here during the past week, and went
from here to Lillington, N. C., to visit
her sister.
Miss Pattie Preston led the Y. M. C.
A., Sunday afternoon, using as her sub
ject, “Thie Gift of God.’’ There was
a good attendance, and splendid meeting
was held.
The spring term of school 1911, be
gan last Tuesday. Practically all of the
old students reJurned, and many new
ones have matriculated.
MID-YEAR RECEPTION.
Firday evening Janiiaiy the sixt"h, the
the informal mid-year reception was held
in the halls of West Dormitory from
eight until ten. The visitors were met
at the door by a committee from the
Senior Class, consisting of Misses Jewel
Michael, Sadie Fonville, and Mjr. Ar
nold Hall, the President of the Class.
The reception was well attended by a
large number of students, the Faculty,
and friends of the College.
The students mingled together, played
amusing games, and thus made the eve
ning j)ass more pleasantly.
Instrumental and vocal music was fur
nished during the evening by Misses Pitt
and Clements, and Messrs Barnes and
Huff, and was was much enjoyed by ev
ery one present.
While the College work comes first with
the Faculty and students, judging from
the large attendance at the reception one
would readily see that the social side
is in no wise neglected.
B. F.
STOCKHOLDERS’ ANNUAL MEET
ING.
The Elon Banking and Tnist Company
Make Good Showing. Directors and
Officers Elected. Occupy New
Banking House.
The stockholders of th»» Elon Banking
and "'rust Company held their annual
meeting in the bank building Tuesday,
Jan. 3. The report of the Cashier, Mr.
J. Fletcher Somers, showed a net profit
of four and four tenths per cent. Fifteen
directors were appointed as follows: 0.
B. Barnes. J. Fletcher Somers, E. L. Mof-
fitt,''j. B. Gerringer, H. C. Pollard, G.
S. Watson, J. J. Lambeth, T. C. Amick,
J. L. Foster, J. A. Whitesell, J. W. Ingle,
J. W. Patton, M. A. Atkinson, D. W.
Brown, and W. P. Law'rence.
The stockholders were gratified at the
showing the Bank had made and a feel
ing that more business means more suc
cess will urg? the stockholders to turn
all the customers possible to the insti
tution. There are now more tluin one
hundred and fifty accounts.
Thjs institution has been a great con
venience to the community and all are
gratified to see it start out so well.
Upon the adjournment of the stock
holders, the directors met and elected of
ficers as follows: President. 0. B. Barnes;
Vice-President, H. C. Pollard; Secretary-
Cashier, J. Fletcher Somers.
The Company has moved into the new
handsomely equipped banking house just
completed and are well equipped with a
tim^ lock steel safe and fire-proof vault
and the latest and best design and pat
tern in fixtures.
DR. SUMMERBELL TO LECTURE
To deliver three Lectures in the College
Chapel February 7, 8, 9.
Those who remember Dr. Martin Sum-
merbell’s former visits to the college and
his sermons and lectures, will be gratified
to learn that he will deliver three lectures
here on th^ evenings of February sev
enth, eighth and ninth.
Dr. Summerbell is President of the Pal
mer Fund Board, is also President of
Starkey Seminary, Palmer Institute, Lake-
mont, N. Y., and is a Christian scholar of
high attainments. He is an impressive,
enfiertaining and instructive speaker.
The public is invited to come and hear
him.
Later in the spring, that other delight
ful lecturer and preacher Dr. Frank S.
Child, of Fairfield, Conn., is to deliver a
course of lectures.
JERRY VARDELL.
By Exodus Keene.
In Ten Chapters—CliapterlV.
As Dick Boss opened his eyes, and
wonderingly gaxed up into mfne for a
few brief seconds, there was an expres
sion of inquiry in them which I can
never express or forg-et. Evidently he
was wondering where he had been and
how I came to be holding him. His men
tal vision was not quite clear yet; he had
had a heavy jar and it was haid for
the nervous system to re-adjust itself.
He opened and closed is eyes several
times before he made any other move
whatever. I felt his pulse again and was
gratified to find it nearing the normal,
as also was his breathing. Just a few
»rcoilu^ juuie and i>ick Koss looked iiiio
my face again, this time with more
meaning and wisdom, and said, “Har
dy, what are you doing with me? Have
I been asleep?” Befoi'e I could reply
four pairs of strong arms had taken the
limp form of Dick Ross from mine, and
laid it gently upon Jerry’s bed, and then
began to busy tliemselves in hugging and
congratulating each other.
In the midst of this ado, Dick lifted
his hand to his head, and said, “By
George! That Hayseed shore did hit me
a ton.” Every one laughed and were now
convinced that the big full-back was him
self again, except for the ugly gash on
his temple.
Of course everybody was relieved now
of the anxiety that they had felt for
Dick, but there was something, or lather
some things, which kept their joy from
being full, and they were; to-momiw,
Dr. Harper, President of the College, the
prospect of going home and the Pres
ident’s office. “Shorty,” Stanley, Chris
ty, Paul Matthews and Bobby Lincoln
were Seniors, and the thought of expul
sion, to them, to say the least of it, was
mortifying. The principal thought
which engaged their present attention
was can the matter be kept from the
“faculty.”
It was Dick Ross who first ventured to
speak their thoughts; “Does any of the
“Profs.” know’ anything about this bus
iness?” He queried. I said, “No, I
think not, we have not seen any of them,
and you know, Prof. Lincoln was mighty
tired to-night and I’m pretty sure that
he was asleep before this business hap
pened.” “They'U never know it if I can
help myself,” chimed in the whok bunch
including Dick. “Bobby” Lincoln said.
“Boys, this must never get out. It’ll ruin
me, you know this is my senior year.”
Then he observed as did the others that
Jerry Vardell had slipped out, where had
he gone? No one seemed to have any
idea as to when he left.
“Well,” said, “Shorty” as he pushed
his chubby fingers through his sandy lock.
“I guess the jig’s all up, that ‘sucker’
is at President Harper’s now, and has
told the whole business.”
Just then the stealthy footsteps of two
individuals were heard in the hall, the
fellows exchanged hasty glances, and
someone said: “There they are now.”
It was a case of mistaken idenity. It
was not Dr. Harper; but was Dr. Foss,
the village doctor. Jerry had seen that
the gash on Dick’s head would require
medical attention and had run out and
looked up the college physician.
The College Physician smiled genially,
and remarked: “You boys seem to be
sitting up rather late this evening, and
it seems that your late hours have had
a serious effect on at least one of your
number. ’ ’
Dr. Foss was a man with a big heart
and a kindly disposition, and understood
quite well the nature of boys and their
inclinations to prank with each other, so
he said no more about their little ■es
capade, but immediately turned his at
tention to the needs of Dick Koss. “Dick,
my boy” said he, “that’s rather an ugly
wound you have there;” it’s not serious
though I think. Perhaps it will require
a few stitches to close it up well.
‘ Shorty! ’ just hand me my case there
if you please. And, Mr. Stone, if you’ll
get me a little water, we can soon have
it fi.xed up all right.”
We obeyed and in a few moments Dr.
Foss had the wound closed and bandaged
and the patient was resting quietly.
When the College Doctor had finished
and had given a few’ instructions, he said,
“Boys, I see your situation and under
stand just how it all happened. Mr. Var
dell reiterated it to me as we came across
the Campus, I am going to tell you what
we’ve done. Mr. Vardell and I have
promised to not mention it to anyone,
good night and pleasant dreams, boys,”
and then he went out.
The boys w’ere very grateful to Dr.
Foss and Jerry, and soon they made an
improvised stretcher and conveyed Dick
to his own room and bed.
All went well until next morning, when
the usual chapel service was ended. Dr.
Harper rose and announced that the
young ladies may be excused: I wish to
talk some to the boys a few minutes af
ter they have gone.
(To be continued.)
—The 1910 census shows that the
ratio of urban to rural population has
been continually on the increase. This city
ward trend in our population is giving
rise to a vital question namely, the food
supply. It may not be long until the
United States will be obliged to import
grain to supply its own needs.
    

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