THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
THE ELON (’()J.LE(JE AVEEKLY.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUAKW 18, 1911.
held. Already fifteen High Schools have
written that they will be represented in
the contest and others are preparing to
have representatives. On Saturday even
ing before Easter comes the annual enter
tainment of the Psiphelian Society. There
are other attractions and lectures likely
to be added to this program yet to be
It will pay those interested in the high
er education of women to read the arti
cle by Professor T. C. Amick in this and
next weik’s issue of the Weekly. This
address was read before the Cosmopolitan
Club Wednesday evening, January 11.
Professor Amick has made an extensive
study of pedagogical and educational
questions and writes instructively on these
It would seem to one accustomed to
co-education that the little state Dela
ware is somewhat late in informing her
self on the successfulness of this method
of education. The State Sentinel of Sat
urday, Jan. 14, published in Dover
this editorial note: ‘ ‘ The question of co
education. or a separate institution for
girls and higher education for both sexes
in Deleware, has been put up to the vari
ous granges and orlers by a committee
of college w'omen organized for furthering
educational advantages in the State. Cap
ital Grange of Dover has invited Dr. Jas.
E. Carroll, the Dover educator and sujjer-
intendeirt of free schools for the county,
to address the Grange, giving the views
of experienced educatore on the ques
The lecture and entertainment pro-
gran) at Elon is going to be of great
\'alue this spring. Everj' college student
sliould figure two or three dollars in his
builget of college ex]>enses, for lectures.
Sometimes one lecture costing perhaps not
over fifty cents will w'iden one’s out-look
on life as much as a whole month’s school
ing. Dr. Sumrnerbell is to give three lec
tures on the evenings of Februarj- 7, S,
and !), all free. Feb. Ifi, and 17, Dr. Hoen-
shel of Virginia who lectured here, so en
tertainingly last spring on “The Passion
Play.” will deliver two lectures under the
auspices of the Athletic Association, one.
perhaps on Palestine and the other on
his travels in Iceland. Feb. 22 is the an
nual entei-tainment of the Clio Society.
Dr. Child is exi)€cted to deliver a course
of lectures a little later, perhaps in March.
On Friday evening before Easter the de-
flaimers contest for a gold medal will be
Mr. E. U. Hoenshel, I). D., of Dayto,
\'a., lecturer and author, will speak
to the students and villagers of
Elon on February loth and 16th.
Dr. Hoenshel in addition to a liber
al education, a number of years experi
ence as teacher and preacher, has travel
ed extensively, visiting practically every
continent and nation of any importance
in the world.
His tiist visit to our school was during
February of last year when he delighted
his audience with his vivid and almost
life-like description of the Passiotr Play
as witnessed by him at Aber-ammergau in
lOOfl. Last summer was spent abroad, al
so, visiting jvlaces of exceptional interest
besides pushing north into Norway, and
Sweden, North Cape, Spitzbergen and to
latitude of about SO where their return
was compelled by meeting dangerous ice.
Returning to Iceland, a trip across this
seldom heaid of and more seldom visited
island, many things of exceptional inter
est were revealed to his inquiring eye.
It is this trip through Iceland that Dr.
Hoenshel will describe to us in one of the
proposed lectures. The trip was made on
horse-back, thus enabling the observer to
view the country at close range
Another lecture will describe another
journey on horse-back. This one ‘♦Though
Syria and the East Jordan countrj'.”
The section desciibed begins at Beyrout
and extends to the old Roman bridge of
Jise el Mejamia, six miles below the Sea of
Galilee. Owing to difficulty and danger
not one in a thousand of the visitors to
Palestine ever eirter this section, herrce a
rare treat is in store for those who may
have opjK)rtutrity of hearing the speak
er’s description of this land of “The
survival of the fittest,” will be.
Our people will be indeed glad to wel
come Dr. Hoenshel again to Elorr and
anxiously await his coming.
By Exodus Keene.
In Ten Chapters—Chapter V.
When Dr. Harper rose fr,^m his seat
and slowly walked over to the desk upon
(he college rostrum, a great hush seemed
to fill the room. Eager ears bent to catch
every word, as the deep mellow voice of
the veneiable president broke the still
“I am vei-y sorry,” said Dr. Harper,
that again we have been forced by circum
stances, to speak of an offence which has
occurred only once before in the history
of this institution.” Of course every
one who knew anything about the episode
in the “Old East Dor-mitorv” the night
before did not imagine for a moment that
Dr. Harper was speaking of any other
incident than that. Dr. Harper contin
ued. “I did not think that any of our
students were capable of committing such
air offense as was perpetrated on last even
ing. I want to know if there is orre of
you w'ho will confess—or if there is no
one of the perpetrators that will tell me,
is there one who knows the circumstan
ces, who was not directly implicated in the
theft, that has the manhood to tell us,
in order that we may punish the guilty
and coirserve our college honor.” The
mention of the word “theft” caused four
fellows to breath more easily than they
had done in several minutes. Obviously
Dr. Harper was speaking upon a different
theme, to what they had supposed.
On the previous night, some one had
forced the door of one of the village
stores, and had heli)ed themselves liber
ally to confectioneries and other eatables;
and as is the usual case; the college boys
got the benefit of the suspicion. The in
vestigation ended in due tirrre; and the
opinion that the boys were the perpetra
tors, was abandoned. This conclusion was
substantiated later, by the arrest of some
sneak thieves, who were altogether disas
sociated from the college.
Of course there was no end of specula
tion among the fellows concerning Dick
Ross’s bandaged head. No one seemed
to know just how it happened. Some sug
gested that Dick had “got his dose in a
hobo trip. ’' But Dick repeatedly refused
to tell why he was wearing the bairdage.
The girls had spoken of the bandage as
they happened to see him, on their evening
strolls u])on “Possum Avenue,” and Dick
would reply that it was “sort ’a doty,”
or some such evasive reply. Being un
able to get anything tenable from Dick,
they decided to try “Shorty.” They were
aware that he and Dick had been “pals”
since their first year in college, and that
(here was not even a “cuss word” in the
eraniiim of one. that was not in that of
(he other. But the jovial “Shorty” said:
“I’m sorry, ladies, but ‘Mum’s’ the
word. ’ ’
A week later Coach Rowe arrived and
a siege of systematic foot-ball practice
followed. The wound on the head of the
big Full Back healed rapidly, and within
a week after the practice commenced, he
too was able to practice with them. Nearly
all of the old squad was iir the game this
year and the prospects for a winning team
were now the delight of the whole col
Two weeks of the practice had passed
and Jerry Vardell had rrot practiced any
with the team, but had been a regular
visitor at the grounds at each practice.
No one seemed to give any especial at
tention to this new spectator, except oc
casionally, when some one made a nice
play they’d say: That was a peach,
wasn't It “Punkin’ Head?”
On Wednesday afternoon of the third
week Coach Rowe took a squint at Jerry,
and saw that there was enough of that
lorrg gaunt frame of his to make a foot
ball man if the practice could make it
available, so he said to Jerry, “Reuben,”
tomorrow afternoon I want yorr to get in(o
some togs and come out with the fellows,
and we’ll limber you up some. “At this,
Dick Ross laughed. “That ‘bo’ is more
apt to limber up somebody else,” Shorty
joined him, and said: “You’re doggone
right.” Some of the other fellows said:
“Coach, please don’t put that “Rube”
in this, you’re going (o ruin the whole
squad.” But the Coach did not change
his mind and accordingly, Jerry came to
the Eron Athletic Field the following
afternoon in a suit of foot-ball togs.
It was a sultry afternoon, just two
weeks before our squad were to meet the
January 18, 1911.
’Varsity eleven. Jerry was on the prac
tice field a few minutes earlier than the
others, and was sauntering about the
ground slowly as if he were looking for
something he had lost. 1 guessed he had
been reading a note book and was get
ting acquainted with the ground. I shall
not forget easily the greeting which the
squad gave Jerry as they spied him in
foot-ball clothes out there on the field. I
liav'e never seen six feet and two irrches
of humair flesh wrajijjed up in a more un
becoming suit. To be sure, in his daily
attire he looked anything but genteel; but
those arms and legs in a foot-ball suit—
well, it just simply baffles all efforts at
description. It was a full fifteen minutes
before the fellows had satiated their
risibles sufficiently,'to begin to play. JeiTy
took all this ridicule good naturedly
errough, and when the line up was formed
he took the position of right end, on the
‘ ‘ Scrub eleven ’ ’ which had been chosen
for the purpose of giving the regulars
sonre practice in the game. Both teams
took their positions and the “Regirlars”
took (he first, kick-off. Paul Matthews
made the kick, and it was a beauty, and
went far toward (heir goal line. The ball
did not reach the ground. Jerry was off
like a flash and caught it a full eight feet
in the air, and hit the ground running
toward the “Scrubs” goal line. Coach
Rowe, grunted, “Umph! that guy has got
foot-ball stuff in ’im allright,” Christy,
Matthews, and “Bobby” Lirrcoln were
all “floored” in rapid succession as Jerry
rushed on toward the goal line and now
only the big Full Back, Dick Ross, was
left iKffween him and the gf>al. A clash
of strength was, imminent. What would
be the result? A moment more and the
crash came. They were within five yards
of (he goal line, Jerry bent low and they
came together with a force that corrld
hardly be sensed or told by an observer.
The big fellows fell arrd rolled apart. In
an instan( Dick Ross was on his feet and
was pounding Jerrjr severely for giving
him the jar. In the meantime the
“Scrubs” quarter back came up and car
ried the ball across the line. The fellows
pulled Dick and Jerry apart, and after
Dick had exhausted his supply of epithets
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