ELON COLLEGE, N. C. JANUARY 26, 1923
ONE HUNDRED THOySAND
TO BE GIVEN BY COUNTY
B. L. Holt Begins Fund With Gift of
Five Thousand Dollars—Much
Loyalty Is Shown.
LOVELY PIIRTY IS GIVEN
GIRLS OF SENIOR GLASS
Misses Bailey and Edge Are Hostesses
at Delightful Social
At a meeting in Burlington soon
after the fire which left the Adminis
tration building in ruins, it was decided
that Burlington and Alamance county
would raise $100,000. R. L. Holt be
gan this fund with a gift of $5,000.
This is the second time within four
years that Mr. Holt has made a dona
tion of this amount.
Work on the Alamance county fund
is going forward rapidly. The college
has always had a large and loyal sup
port from the county, and this support
has rapidly increased within the past
few years as is attested by the fact
that there are 81 Alamance students
registered in the college.
The new administration building will
be known as the Alamance building in
honor of the loyal and whole-hearted
support of the citizens of the county.
The building will be dedicated to the
citizens of the county. The plans of
the college have always been laid to
serve the best interest of the county
in which it is located, and the citizens
have responded to this attitude.
There will .be a mass meeting in Bur
lington next Sunday afternoon for the
purpose of making the final plans for
the work of raising the money which
the citizens have decided to give.
A large number of influential men of
the county have already pledged their
support to the movement, and no diffi
culty is anticipated in raising the hun
dred thousand. The movement is head
ed by those most influential, and their
support assures the college of the suc
cess of the enterprise.
FIRE LOSS POSTPONES
Engagement of Dr. Helfenstein Can
NEW BUILDING PROGRAM TO
BUILDINGS TO REPLACE ONE
Dainty but mysterious invitations
were received by all senior girls in the
dormitories and the village. They were
from an unknown source and bore the
West Dormitory, Room 50
Saturday evening, 9:30-10:30
Of course everyone was filled with
curiosity and anxiously waited for Sat
urday evening to come so that the
mystery could be revealed. No one
seemed to know who was giving the
party and the real givers were suspect
ed least of all.
Saturday evening came and all the
senior girls, very beautifully attired
and luxuriously comfortable, followed
the directions on the invitations. Upon
reaching the door of room 50 a card
was seen directing them to the Delta U
room. Here was still another card say
ing clearly to go to practice room No.
15, on the-first floor. Some were on
the point of giving up, thinking it all
a joke, but were soon persuaded to fol
low the directions completely.
On entering this room a letter was
found addressed to “The Finder.This
proved to be a program for the merri
ment of the evening. The room was
beautifully decorated in the senior class
colors, purple and gold, pennants, etc.
Pillows were arranged about the room
and every girl sat waiting throughout
the program with thrilled expectancy
for some solution of the mystery of
the yet vanishing hostess. Yells were
given for her and for the class.
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The evangelistic services announced
for this week were called off because
of the fire.
Dr, R. C. Helfenstein, Dover, Del.,
who was to have conducted the series
of evangelistic services, was wired that
such a series would be impossible for
the present and the meeting was post
poned indefinitely. Dr. Newman, the
pastor of the Elon church, gave no in
timation as to when these services
might possibly be expected.
Due to the loss of the college chapel
by fire there was no suitable place for
services. The students feel that the
failure of Dr. Roy Helfenstein to come
to the college was one of the great
losses caused by the fire. His presence
here had been anticipated with much
interest, and plans were being rapidly
perfected for an intensive campaign for
recruits for Christian service as well
as for the consecration of life to the
The cabinets of the Religious Activi
ties Organization held a meeting and
laid plans for work. A deep Christian
atmosphere pervaded the meeting, and
great hopes for the coming revival were
It is earnestly hoped that some ar
rangements may yet be made by which
the students may have Dr. Helfenstein
with them for several days of intensive
MRS. RARPEI! SPEAKS
AT MEETING OF GIRLS
‘ Making the Best of Things ’ ’ Is Sub-
ject of Address Delivered
Before Y. W. C. A.
MarooTi and GoldWi'Oe T}i'Vidc
HonorslWiih Virginia Teams
King College and Emory and Henry Go Down Before Christians—
V. P. I. and Carson Newman Are Victorious
Over Corboy Machine.
Trustees Appoint Committee to
Raise Fund of Six Hundred
MANY GIFTS ARE MADE
Miss Main or Resigns;
Accepts Other Work
Is to Have Charge of the Hospital at
North Carolina State
The Elon Basketeers opened their
1923 schedule last week with a trip to
Virginia and Tennessee in which four
games were played, as follows: Tues-
day, V. P. I.; Wednesday, King College;
Thursday, Carson-Newman; Friday, Em
ory and Henry. Two of these games
were won by Elon, but V. P. I. and
Carson-Newman outscored the Maroon
and Gold team in the other contests.
These games gave Coach Corboy an
opportunity to see his men in action,
and although several of the men are
now confined to their beds on account
of sickness, the outlook is bright.
The scores were as follows:
V. P. I., 35; Elon, 20.
King, 27; Elon 30.
•Carson-Newman, 42; Elon, 12.
Emory and Henry, 32; Elon, 39.
The team arrived at V. P. I. on the
7:30 train and played at 8:15. This
was a fast and well played game. V.
P. I. took the lead on the first blow of
the whistle, but was unable to score
again for seven minutes. The first half
ended with the score 14-12 in favor of
V. P. I. After four minutes in the
second half Elon took the lead and
held it until eight minutes before the
final whistle. But in this time V. P. I.
took a spurt and scored 17 points, while
Elon failed to find the basket.
Fix F Rutherford
R. Brown F Carroll
A. Brown C Brutingham
Perry G Sutton
McAdams ........ G Rhodes
Substitutions: Elon—Barker, G. F.;
Marlette, 9.; V. P. I.—King. F.; Ewing,
G. Field points: Fix 4, R. Brown 6,
A. Brown 2, Perry 4; fouls, Perry 4 out
of 12 chances, Carroll 8, Brutingham
12, Sutton 2, Rhodes 2, King 2; fouls,
Rhodes 9 out of 15 chances. Referee,
Oubbage (Penn. State).
In the game with King College Elon
took the lead at the beginning of the
game and held it throughout. The team
showed great improvement over the
night before and found the basket with
Elon’s line-up was the same in this
game as the night before with the ex
ception of Barker playing the whole
game at guard.
Line-up for King: Sharp, F.; Stall,
F.; Orr, C.; Maupin, G.; Greenhoe, G.
Substitutes for King: Moore, F.;
Swanson, G.; Orbin, G. Scoring: Sharp
12, Stoll 4, Orr 2, Maupin 2. Fouls,
Sharp 7 out of 8. Elon scoring: Fix 6,
R. Brown 10, A. Brown 6, Perry 6.
Fouls: Perry 2 out of 10. Referee, Par
ish (V. P. L)
This game proved to be a mixture of
boxing, football, and basketball, due
to fhe inability of the referees. > For
Carson-Newman Higgins and Bebs play
ed an especially good game.
(Continued on page two.)
An announcement that will be a re
grettable surprise to the students and
faculty is that Miss Josephine Mainor,
resident nurse and dietitian, has resign
ed her position here to accept a posi
tion with N. C. State College.
Miss Mainor will leave January 31
to assume her new duties. The offer
of the new position was tendered to
Miss Mainor during December with the
request that she begin her work the
first of the year. Miss Mainor refused
to assume her duties at that time, how
ever; she was desirous of remaining at
Elon until a successor could be secured.
Miss Mainor came to Elon last year
and served during the year as resident
nurse. This year she also assumed the
duties of dietitian. Miss Mainor has
served loyally and faithfully, and it is
with regret that the student body gives
NO CASES ARE SERIOUS
There is much influenza throughout
Mrs. W. A. Harper was the speaker
at the Y. W. C. A. meeting last Sun
day evening. Mrs. Harper’s subject
was “Making the Best of Things.
Beside Mrs. Harper the other mem
bers of the woman’s advisory board
were present at the meeting. It was
one of the most interesting meetings
of the year, in spite of the fact that
quite a number of the girls were ab
sent because of illness and for other
The text of Mrs. Harper’s address
Mrs. Harper’s Address
If you cannot have what you like,
learn to like what you have, says an
old adage. There is great wisdom in
this saying, for in it is found all the
difference between a joyous, sunshiny
life and one that is filled with gloom
Our sutdents at Elon have caught
this fine spirit in the crisis through
which we are just now passing. Our
students are always a joyous set, but
though our hearts are aching now I
do not believe I have ever seen so
many smiles as now greet us on every
hand. We are playing the game in su
perb fashion. Our morale is grand.
T feel sure we shall continue to make
the best of things this spring.
This spirit we shall find most valu
able in the years that lie, as I trust
ahead of us. We shall meet many dis
appointments. If we accept them in
the spirit we have met the destruction
of our administration building, with
the attendant inconveniences, we shall
turn these disappointments into step-'
ping stones and upon them ascend the
heights of lasting achievement. From
every fall that comes to us we shall
mount higher, if we meet misfortune in
t)ie spirit of optimism.
The determination to make the best
of things can overcome any handicap.
You may have a slow mind. It could
certainly not be more halting than Pat
rick Henry’s. His teacher advised that
he be put to work, since he could not
learn. Yet Patrick Henry was the
flaming orator of national independ
ence and governor of Virginia. Dar
win, Herbert Spencer, Robert Louis
Stevenson, and Elizabeth Barrett
Browning overcame the impediment of
poor health and registered for them
selves, despite the physical handicap of
perpetual suffering, a high place in the
esteem of the world. Helen Keller is
a source of constant inspiration to ev
ery aspiring woman. Who could be
more rightly discouraged than this beau
tiful character? Yet she has achieved
Dr. Harper to Head Building Com
mittee—^Architect Is to Be
The Board of Trustees of Elon Col
lege spent all of last WIednesday in
session here. It was one of the most
important meetings in the history of the
institution, and as Colonel J. E. West
put it, they “made history for the col
lege.” It was decided in this meeting
to begin a campaign for six hundred
thousand dollars to be known as “The
Elon Emergency Fund.” Three hundred
thousand of this will go to the erection
of new buildings, and three hundred
thousand will be applied to permanent
endowment of the college.
At the meeting many architects were
consulted, and plans were laid for three
buildings to replace the one destroyed
by fire. An administration building, a
library building, and a science building
are to be erected in rapid succession.
Much of the money which the col
lege plans to raise is already in sight.
Telegrams and letters have been
constantly pouring into the office with
checks and promises of support as well
as expressions of sympathy. Dean
Brown of the Yale Divinity School was
first to contribute to Elon in its hour
The faculty has raised twelve thous
and dollars, among themselves, and the
citizens of the village will supplement
this to the amount of eight thousand.
Messers B. N. and J. B. Duke have each
wired five thousand dollars.
The board of trustees decided to raise
within itself fifty thousand dollars, and
of this amount Mr. P. J. Carlton, of
Richmond, Va., has given ten thousand
dollars in addition to his handsome New
Year’s gift of twenty-five thousand.
^Continued on page two.)
the student body, but none of the cases, . , , , ^ ^ 4.
^ 1. ■ greatness. And let us not forget that
have been at all serious. Many of the & ^ . Z ^
one of England’s greatest statesmen
was but the trunk of a man, without
arms or legs.
I think we can afford to be personal
just here. One of the most useful mem
bers of our student body is a blind man.
Mr. Lynam is a constant inspiration to
me and I am sure he is to each of you.
Afflicted as he is, he would be entirely
justified to offer his handicap as a rea
son for looking to society to care for
him. Having resolved to make the best
of things, Mr. Lynam is a marvelous
(Continued on page four.)
cases have caused merely the loss of a
The doctor and nurse seem to have
"otten it under control since there have
been no new cases within the last few
days. Every effort is being oiade to
prevent the spread of the disease, and
students are taking every precaution.
Many students are aiding in the care
of the sick, and there has been no excite
ment so far. No student has left col
lege on account of the influenza, and the
morale has been excellent throughout.
Coach Corboy Wins In
The Did Song Contest
Mrs. Kirkland and Prof. and Mrs.
Greenwood Entertain Music
The works and life of Tennyson was
the subject around which the program
of the Music Lovers ’ Club centered
Tuesda ynight in its regular monthly
meeting held at the West End Hall,
with Mrs. Kirkland, Mr. and Mrs.
After the business meeting Tennyson
was discussed. A very interesting pro
gram was given. The club’s mixed
quartet rendered three numbers, name
ly, “Sweet and Low,” “Crossing the
Bar,” and “Ring Out, Wild Bells.”
Dr. Amick read “Ulysses.” Mrs. Har
per read a paper on Tennyson in mu
sic and also sang a solo, both of which
were greatly enjoyed by the club.
The members of the club look for
ward each month to hearing Miss Fish
er’s solos. This meeting she sang two,
■‘The Brook” and “Catch Not My
Breath.” After the conclusion of the
regular program each member joined
in an old song contest, the prize being
won by Coach Corboy.
Refreshments were served ronsisting
of frozen fruit salad, wafers, sandwich
es and punch. The club will meet next
month with Mrs. Kennett and Mr. and