ELON COLLEGE, N. C., JANUARY 5, 1923
COACH CORBOY REPRESENTS
ELON AT FOOTBALL MEETING
AND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Elon Coach Goes to New York
for Meeting During Holidays—
Few Changes Made in Rules.
3 N. C. COLLEGES PRESENT
Prof. Nelson Represents District
at Athletic Association Meet
COLLEGES TO RESTORE
RESUME OF BASKETBALL
The sccoiifl annual convention of the
American Football Coaches’ Associa
tion convened at the Hotel Astor, New
York, Wednesday, December 27. It
was attended by the leading football
coaches from all parts of the United
The meeting was called to order at
3 o’clock by the president, Major C. D.
Daly, head eoacli at the United States
Military Academy, After rei^orts by
the officers the matter of changes in
the rules was taken up. The more im
portant of which were: first an efPort
to eliminate side clipping, the intro
ducer of the subject justifying his ac
tion by pointing out that it was tlie
source of much injury to the players.
The discussion was heated and was
spoken for and against by various of
the members. Major Cavanaugh hit
the high spots for those in favor of the
rule remaining as it is when he snid:
“In eliminating as important feature
of football as clipping, you are liitting
at one of ,the basic principles of the
game, and if they continued to father
such changes it would not be long un
til rules were passed whereby the play-
-Axa luoiild not hp sllA-^ed to ^^''nd th^
neck and then we would adjourn to
the parchesie board and have a great
They voted, and the sentiment was
greatly in favor of no chahge in the
rule as. it now stands. The point after
* touchdown came in for some remarks
but the sentiment was largely in favor
of letting it alone. A thought was of
fered by J. W. Heisnian of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania to overcome the
tie score in football,, but it was decid
ed to,leave that point up to the rules
committee. He suggested that each
team be given the ball in mid£eld and
given three downs and the one gain
ing the most ground would be awarded
one point which would decide the win-
The meeting was brought to a close by
a banquet in College Hall of the Hotel
Astor, at which time some of the most
prominent men in the football and news
paper world spoke, and at which time
the officers for the coming year were
announced by the nominating commit
The new oflRccrs are: John W. Heis-
man, University of Pennsylvania, presi
dent; Robert C. Zuppke, University of
Illinois, vice president; Dr. J. W. Wilce,
Ohio State University, secretary-treas-
The speakers of the evening were:
Major C. D. Daly, West Point; John W.
Heisman, University of Pennsylvania;
Fielding H. Yost, University of Michi
gan; W. W. (Bill) Eoper, Princeton;
Dr, J. H. McCurdy, of Springfield Y. M.
0. A. College; “Big Bill” Edwards,
formerly an All-American guard of
Princeton and now collector of internal
revenue, New York City; Grantland
Rice and J. F. Perry; the last two
named being recognized as the premier
sport writers of the United States.
Present at this meeting from this
state were the Fetzer brothers, of Car
olina, and Coach Corboy, of Elon.
The National Collegiate Athletic As
sociation met the day following the
coaches' convention, and was attended
by about 150 representing about 75 col
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Four Varsity Men Back—Other Men
Showing Up WeU—Elon
to Play Trinity.
With the reopening of college and
the bas1etball schedule about ready to
be announced, the student body is ready
to greet the bsaketball team of 1923.
As to who will be the members of
this team and what sort of record it
will make is the query of each and
every person on the campus. When
Coach Corboy is asked about the team
his only reply is a shrug of the shoul
ders and the words, “I will show you
in a few weeks and you can judge for
The prospects are rather bright, one
would say, but Coach says you never
can tell about the outcome of prospects.
Captain Fix, Brown, Perry and Mc
Adams, all regulars on last yej^r’s team,
are back, along with Marlette and Jess
Barker who won the coveted E. Then
there is the entire freshman team who
won the class championship. So we
take it that the material is rather good,
but Coach has repeatedly said that
what he must find is a center, and he
also says that all the positions are open
regardless of the fact that there are
four regulars left from last yearns team.
Practice will be lield twice a day
for the next few days endeavoring to
get the team in shape for the short
Virginia trip wliich will go a long way
toward getting the team in shape for
the state games.
It will be greeted with pleasure to
know that the basketball team plays
Trinity again this year.
We are hopeful, and with the con
sistent type of work th^t marked the
work of the football team carried out
by the men out for basketball, and
directed as it will be by Coach Corboy,
we will get results.
$1,000,000 to Be Raised by Schools and
Takes* the Lead.
Hunter College, with a pledge of
$2,500, is the first institution of higher
education in the United States to an
nounce a contribution to the campaign
for completion of the $1,000,000 fund
for restoration of Louvain Library.
New York State College, Albany, also
has made a pledge to the fund of $1,000
for one of the 50 bells which will form
the carillcTn in the tower of the restored
Renewal of the campaign for Amer
ica’s war memorial in Belgium was be
gun in New York State December 3.
Since that date both the College of the
City of New York and New York Uni
versity have been making canvasses
for the fund which have not yet been
The campaign in New York extends
not only into the universities and col
leges, but into all the public schools
of the state. An estimate made from
reports already received indicates the
public schools of New York City alone
will contribute $25,000 toward restor
ing the famous library.
Universities and colleges in other
states will participate in the campaign
during the early months of 1923.
, The national committee is headed by
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president
of Columbia University, and has as
members many of the best known edu
cators of the L’nited States.
CHRISTMAS TREE GIVEN
Y. M. and Y. W. Play Santa Claus—
Baby Home Is Scene of
The Y. M. and Y. W. C. A.’s were
Santa Claus to the children of the Elon
Orphanage on Deceifiber 17. The
young ladies began the movement this
year, and the Y. M. C. A. cooperated.
Tlie tree was placed in the reception
room of the Baby Home, and was very
beautifully decorated. There was a
gift for the children and a bag of can
dy, fruit and nuts for every child in
The students in charge of the tree
were the cabinets of the two associa
tions. The Orphanage children were
delighted with the fine way in which
the Christmas was made sweet for them
but it seemed that those who were mak
ing them glad were gladder than those
for whom, they worked.
It has been a custom for some time
for the students to give a tree for the
Orphanage each year, and the custom
has taught the student body the true
sweetness there is in making others
Postal statistics show that of all the
people in the world Americans are the
most disposed to say it with letters.
GIVEK By GREENWOODS
Delightful Event at West End—Dinner
Is Followed by Visit to the
THIRTy-FIVE THOUSSNO '
AOOED TO ENDOWMENT
The Carlton Family, of Richmond, Va,,
Makes Largest Gift in History
of the College.
Alumni Building Safe
Thorough Investigation Finds no Foun
dation for Rumors Now
Reports declaring that the Alumni
building, a dormitory for men, was >in-
safe have been recently circulated. D.ur-
ing the holidays the college authorities
have had these reports investigated.
Several contractors have gone over the
building carefully, .and declare it safe,
and better than when constructed.
To make assurance doubly sure, how
ever, the authorities had Mt. John T.
Love, the building inspector for the
City of Burlington, to visit Elon and
go over the building thoroughly. He
says that the building is much better
than when constructed, that the weigl^t
has sctled into position, and any at
tempt to shift it might endanger the
building. The fact that some of the
floorings have left the walls is due to
green timbers used in construction, and
in no way affects the safety of the
structure. All the floorings have settled
together, and are level, equally distrib
uting the strain.
Wishing to safeguard the students
the college has had every rumor thor
oughly investigated, and no foundation
for the reports recently circulated can
be found. Those inspecting the build
ing say that instead of deterioriating,
the building has steadily improved since
A discussion over the number of Jews
who should be permitted to enter Hun
garian colleges recently reached a cli
max with a challenge for a duel be
tween two educational dignitaries—Dr.
Meny, rector of Szegedin and Dr. Bar-
sony, rector of Budapest University.
On Christinas eve West End was the
scen^ of a very delightful and joyous
occasion, due to Mr. and Mrs. Walter
All members of the West End, includ
ing Dr. and Mrs. W, A. Harper, gath
ered at West End about 4 o’clock and
with that gathering a merry time start
ed. About 4:30 the merry-makers pro
ceeded to the big dinner which Mr.
Greenwood had so kindly prepared for
his guests. It was a real Christmas din
ner, such as our grandmothers used to
talk about, and the turkey was not left
out. The dinner was served in four
courses, the fourth course being jokes.
Added to this the following toast was
“A Merry Christmas to all dear friends
We will drink to your health with many
“Here’s to Doctor Harper, with eyes
twinkling and bright,
Who works for Old Elon with all of
“Hera’s to Miss Lizzie, his favorite
We wish them both a long, happy life.
“Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, and Baby
Everything good we are wishing for
“Here’s to Prof. and Mrs. Kennett:
Two more good friends we shall never
“Here’s to you, Mother Kirkland,
May the New Year bring you all sun
And health and happiness be yours too,
And never a moment that you may feel
“Mildred is wondering what the New
Year has in store;
We wish her health, wealth and happi
\Ybat could she ask more?
“Gordon we have but one wish for
To finish your college course, so work
with your might.
That the little girl away from you now
May be toasting your bread and rub
bing your brow.
“And last but not least are the little
Old Santy is coming—I hear his rein
“So good luck to you all and a Happy
May we have many a good time and
our friendships hold dear.”
After the delightful dinner the guests
adjourned to the Greenwoods’ Christ
mas tree, and each found a gift which
Old Santy had left for him. The oc
casion was one to be remembered.
The following guests were present:
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Harper, Prof. and
Mrs. P. S. Kennett, Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Vaughan, Mrs. Janet Kirkland, Mr.
Gordon Kirkland, Misses Elsie Green
wood, Pauline Kennett and Mildred
It takes all kinds of people to make a
world: but only one kind to ruin it
You seldom see a fly going out
through a hole in a screen.
Thirty-five thousand dollars was add
ed to the endowment fund of Elon on
New Year’s day. The Christian church
in the South has been constantly grow
ing more liberal toward the’ cause of
Christian education in the past 12 years.
The largest single gift to the college
was made in November by the Carlton
family, of Richmond, Va., and became
a part of the Elon endowment fund on
New Year’s day. Five thousand dol-
lare more was added to the fund by
the Winbourne estate, and was trans
ferred by Drs. W. W. Staley, J. O.
Atkinson and W. P. Lawrence. The
remaining five thousand came as gen
In speaking of these gifts Dr. Harper
says that he feels that a new day of
usefulness is dawning for Elon in the
Southern Christian Convention,
The Carlton gift was given by the
family in memory of Mrs. J. W. Carl
ton, their mother. Mr. P. J. Carlton,
through whom the gift was made, is a
member of the board of trustees of the
college. He is also vice president of
the Imperial Tobacco company.
The past twelve years have seen a
great increase in liberality toward the
cause of education throughout the
Southern Christian (Convention. Twelve
years ago it was difficult to find ten
men willing to give one thousand dol-
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Sixty Percent Ruling
Is Rigidly Enforced
Few Eliminations Occur—Grade Aver
age Advances—New Students
Election of football captains by the
various colleges and unlrersities for the
1923 gridiron campaigns discloses an
unusual preponderance of linemen chos
en as field leaders. Wliile a number of
colleges have delayed selecting new
leaders, a list of 36 embracing the
South, East and Middle West shows 26
linemen and 12 backs elected.
At the opening of the fall semester
it was announced that the trustees of
the college had passed a ruling that
any student not passing 60 per cent of
his work would not be allowed to return
for the spring work. This ruling is
now in operation, and there have been
some ten or twelve eliminations be
cause of it. The eliminations are few
er, however, than was expected, and
the grades show a marked advance.
It was believed that the ruling would
have a salutary effect on the scholar
ship of the institution, and it has al
ready proved its value. With other
colleges Elon has determined not to
shelter within her student body those
not maintaining the high standards of
scholarship for which she has ever
An equal or greater number of new
students have registered for the spring
work to take the place of those elim
inated by the 60 per cent ruling. The
Dean announces that he expects to rig
idly enforce the ruling, and to impar
tially administer it.
MISS MAYNOR LEAVES
TO NURSE IN HER HOME
Miss Josephine Maynor was called to
her home just before college opened.
Her family were all ill with influenza,
and she went to nurse them. Miss May
nor is the college nurse, and also has
charge of the cooking department.
During her absence Mrs. Janet Kirk
land has charge of the cooking depart
ment. Mrs. Kirkland has assisted with
this work previously, and is familiar
with the position.
It is hoped that Miss Maynor ^s peo
ple will speedily recover, and that she
will soon return to her work here.