February i6, 1923
MAROON AND GOLD
Frank Aliston Is
Visiting On Hill
f EE MOAW) TO
I i Edited 1)7
I I G. C. DONOVAN, ’17
I I Alumni General Secretary
SOLDIEEING IN A FRENCH
(By R. S. Rainey, ’22)
The play which 1 jnontioned last time
was on the order of a musical comedy.
'J'hat feature accounted iu a large meas
ure for its success. You may wonder
how Chaplain Smith and I ever wrote
the French speaking parts, but that was
the most simple thing of all. We wrote
in Enj;lish and let our characters trans
late their parts into French. In select
ing the French characters we were very
fortunate. An American, representing
the Koyal Hnking Powder Company, lived
in the city and his young son. who spoke
French like De Maupassant took the
leading juvenile role. With other char
acters we wei'e equally fortunate.
The story of the affair was this:
First Act—Soldiers airive in a billeting
area, love affair develops between Bill,
the Doughboy, and .Feanerte, daughter
of Mndame d’Orange who runs a wine
shop. Rastus, a soldier of color, makes
the fun by stealing wooden shoes to make
the light by w’hich to "Roll Dem Bones’’
(Glee Club) and by stealing chickens.
Orders to go to the front. Second Act:
A cabaret scene in gay Paris the night
of the Armistice. All the musical tal
ent is here introduced. Rastus gets him
self into trouble again by trying to pass
German nu>ney in a French cafe. It
develoi)s that Madame d'Orange, who be
came rich as a result of the Americans
being billeted in her little home village,
has moved to Paris 5\nd is proprietress
of the cabaret. Bill, the Doughboy,
continues setting up to Mile. Jeanette.
Act Three: The same outfit is at the
l)ort of embarkation rcj\dy to sail for
the U. S. A. Ju}#t as they ore ready to
cross the gang plank, up drives Bill, the
Doughboy, with .Teanette. They were
driving a little donkey about the size of
my dog liags. A marriage ceremony is
hastily performed in a church nearby,
Madame d’Orange and her liusband ar
riving just at its conclusion. They are
in desperatim until assured by Monsieur
Bill, the Doughboy, that he is very
wealthy in his nntive Xortl\western
Texas nnd would let Jeanette come back
to see them each year. In (his act the
hard boiled lieutenant softens under the
spring-timey .smile of a fair young Y.
\V, C. A. gild. The wholy tiling closes
with a clash and a crasii as the outfit
cros.s\s the plank singing lustily.
There were about sixty characters iu
the production, this includes the orches
tra, band, and glee club. We staged the
affair iu the Municipal 'I'heatre at Mont-
l)elli(.‘r. with the understanding that half
of the proceeds A\(*re to go as a relief
fund foi- the refugees from northern
France, and the rest to estnl)lish a schol-
arsljip for some st»ident from I'l^uivers-
ite de MontixdJier to an American uni
versity- 1'he theatre, a large and beau
tiful one. was cr»wded to its ca]>acity
ami lunnlreds had to bo turned jiway. We
were forced W gi-s-e a seconl p‘rformauce,
at whidi had another full house. We
t(.*ok iaa s(n-ei'al thousand francs.
Th*^ itizenry of the town were pro
fuse iu their cnogratulntions. I gained
quite a reputation as the ‘^soldflt noir. ’
For days after as I would pass along
the streets, little boys and girls would
point me out to th«ir comrades and ex
claim “Voila le negr«,” (there is the
negro). ^ ou see, I had taken the part
of Rastus in the play. Chaplain Smith
was a great hero, but in the course of
one of the numerous dinners to which he
was invited, he made an awful l>reak
with his French. The French ]>eople
say that they stay under same roof with
so and KO. instead of saying they live
in the saiwe house with them as we ssay.
At one of the dinners a Duch*ss inquired
of Smith if be knew’ a certain prominent
young lady in the city. Now the French
.word for roof and the word for bed cover
practically .the .>same, and only the
French can tell the difference. Smith
intended to reply that he lived under the
same roof, but he used the pronunciation
that means bed spread. The good Chap
lain was alarmed at the Duchess’ i*eply,
■■()h. married so soon.’*
(To be continued.)
WHO AND WHERE
On February 1st Oscar 0. McCollum
ami Charles Cook Howell, ’08, annouuc
ed the formation of the law firm of
McCoUum and Howell, w'ith offices in
Kooms ni6^ 1117, 1118 Graham Bldg.
J. H. Jones, ’94, may be addressed at
Oklahoma City, Okla., R. 3, Box 198.
J. L. Crumpton, ’17, attended Miss
Allie Brown’s funeral last Sunday. Mr.
Crumpton is engaged in insurance work
in Winston-Salem, N. C. Address mail
to Box 749.
R. J. Morton, ’20, is a graduate stu
dent in the University of North Caro
lina. Last w'eek he addressed the Will
iam Cain Student Chapter of the Amer-
'ican Society of Civil Engineers on
“Earnestness of Purpose and College
Lila Clare Xewman, ’11^ left last
night for Xew York City where slie
will study art. Her address w'ill be
given next w^eek.
Prof. A. C. Hall, ’10, is professor of
English at the North Carolina College
for Women, Greensboro. Mrs. Hall w^as
itacie Farmer, ’10.
WERE YOU HERE WHEN—
For de benfit ob dose good brudders
who love to think of our adversity to-
gedder, I should like to ax if dey re
members de little out dore tabernackle
we erected between West Dormitory
and do Ladies’ Hall? Our ediiice was
so located in order dat de heathenish
winimen in dese buildings mought hear
de joyful soun’ and git interested. My
brudders, I hopes w^e is all still stand-
in ’ up for fun, yea, even as we w'uz in
dem days. What evil kin come upon
us when we gives old man Gloom a
soxdolerger every time he conies our
I wonders how' many of dat old con
gregation still remains? 1 remembers
it jest as well as if it was dis mo’nin’
’fo’ breakfas’. Even as do saints ob
old suffered martyrdom in order dat we
ndght git joy outen our big meetin’s
wid dinner on de grounds, even as dey
suffered we wuz forced to suffer, De
charge brought agin us wuz sacrilege,
which means too rough on religion. t)e
bad ones dat evily persecuted us wu/,
de faculty ob de college, even one Eloii
College. Do pinalty emposed on us wuz
suspension, which was later increased
to probation wid 25 deniarits.
Our woes come upon us durin' de pro
gress ob our big revival for which we
had so amply made special preparation.
Our chief chicken eater wuz Bru7der
A’ance Garrett. Brudder Warren Mc-
(‘ulloch (’17) led in prayer. Brudder
Happy Odom done ])usnal work among
de audience. Lonnie Ezell ( ’21) wuz
chief mourner, and good Brudders Big
and Lid.llc Cheeks led in de h'iatin'
of de tunes. Brudders Claudius Peel
an’ Hank Harris tuk up de collection
an' so ley had done v'lnish from de
scene befo' dc cops come to break up
de meetin’. And. don’ you remember
Lid die Vaughan who was too hard a
sinner to be teched wil compassion?
An’ don^ you remember Big A aughan
and Liddle Kainey who wuz too sanc
tified to come? An’ ilo you furd«*rmo’
remember de gloom what w^as thrown
on US at de absence of our faithful
brudder, de one and only modern day
Socrates, better known in dem days as
Big Kainey. Ho wuz kep’ away on
account of janitorial wuk in Uncle
Pink’s Administration building.
It wu/. a glorious occasion ontwell de
faculty see fit to call de meetin’ to .a
close an’ dey done it mighty oncere-
Popular Ex-Meiuber of ’25 Is on the
Hill for a Visit—Co-Editor
of “Lotta Junk.”
Frank Aliston. ex ’25, is a visitor on
the hill this *w’eek. Mr. Allston’s home
is in Pittsburg, but he says it feels de
lightful to be back in the Sunny South.
Jlr. Aliston was one of the most popu
lar members of his class and much re
gret was expressed by the students w’hen
he failed to return to Etju this year.
'I'hei'e is. howo\er. a probability that he
will return next year an«l resume his
Afr. Aliston was a good athlete and
contributed much to the athletic life of
the institution as well as other phases
of college life.
Readers of Maroon and Gold will re
member Mr. Aliston as sport editor Of
ilie pai)(*r and co-editor with C. M. Can
non, of “Lotta Junk,'’ a column devoted
to comments of live issues of the day.
T4ie major interest of the column, how
ever, was sports. ’’This column was one
of the most popidar features the paper
has ever run, due to the excellent ability
of the editors to feel the public pulse
and know just how to appeal to the
readers. it is anticipated that, while
^fr. Aliston is on the hill, he and Mr.
Cannon will edit their column once more
“just for old time’s sake.”
FOR YOUNG MEN, COLLEGE MEN, STUDENTS
We’ve Got the SUITS and
OVERCOATS for Y O U
“Tot” and “Dover” Will Suit and Fnrnlsli You
HEADQUAETEES FOR COLLEGE MEN
To The Whole Business—Student Body and Faculty
We wish you success and happiness in this the
New Year, and if there is anything that we may
do to help make it so—
PLEASE COMMAND US
Freeman Drug Company
The REXALL Store
J. P. BRADLEY, Mgr.
MUSIC LOVERS CLUB HAS
A “PATRIOTIC EVENING”
(Continued from Page One)
E. M. Hetts presiding. It was decided
to take the Tollefsen Trio to I^.urlington.
and also the Mirovitch players, the re
maining t\Ao uiuubers in the concert and
lecture course, since there is no adequate
hall here following the destruction of the
.V(hninistration building by fire to seat
the large concourse of people who at
tend these performances and who already
hold tickets. The Tollefsen Trio will
a])pear in I’urlingtou on Saturday of this
week and Mirovitch on the 28th. The
first of the concerts will be in Burling
ton at the Graded School auditorium and
the second at the Municipal Theatre.
Pr«)fessor Betts, Miss Fisher, and Mrs.
Harper were chosen to represent the club
in the State Fedei-ation Convention which
is to meet in Winston-Salem in March.
Dr. Brown of Trinity College is to lec
ture at the next session of the club held
in ]\rarch on North Carolina folk lore.
The club will be entertained at tba^
time at the home* of Mrs. Harper, and
assisted by Dr. TIelfenstein. ]\fiss Mof-
lit and Miss Watson.
'J'hree ]iapers treating on patriotic
music and the national anthems of the
various countries were presented by Mrs.
W. F. (Treenwood. Mrs. J. W. Patton,
and Miss lOthel Tlill. Following these
[ia)M*rs and dispersing their rendition
was the singing of ttie national
anthems by Misses Florenc(‘ Fisher
and Mary 1). Atkinson, and the
music club quartette, consisting of Miss
l-’isher. Miss >[otlitt. Mr. IJhodes. and
Mr. 1-h'erett. with Professor IVtts at the
piano. Miss Ilatsu O’Hara, a native
•Taitanese. sang the national anthem of
Following the music program the
hostesses ser\ed delicious refreshments
of chicken salad on lettuce leaf, saltines,
pimento and clu'ese sandwiches, and hot
chocolate, '('he honor guests of the oc
casion were Miss Coble, Miss OHara,
and >frs. (\ M. Cannon.
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale
800 SUITS AND OVERCOATS
in this sale at
TWENTY PER CENT REDUCTION
25 DOZEN MANHATTAN SHIETS AT
B. A. Sellars & Sons
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For Full Particulars Address
¥ PRESIDENT W. A. HARPER, ELON COLLEGE, N. C.
It Doesn’t Take
THE DIGESTIVE POWERS OF A BILLY GOAT f.
for one to enjoy our food. It is well prepared and served.
COLLEGE CAFE |
'I'he following were home for the week
end: .Misses Annie Paschal. Myrtle
Somers. Doris Mcl>?an. Lilly Horn. Ber
tha Isley. Lou Heritage. Kitty Loy. Shel-
lie Miles. Lillian Horn, lilanche Moon,
and Sudie Gordon.
:Miss Mary Lee ’Williams is spending
a few days at her home iu Franklin,
Aliss Uuby Atkinson w’eut home Thurs
day to spend the week end.
>fiss “Peggy” Phillips was the week
end guest of MisS Irene Ellington at her
home in Reidsville.
Miss Faye Young spent the week end
lit hei* home in Durham.
Be Sme and Stop at
When in Burlington
ALL FOOD IS HOME-COOKED
It is located over Freeman’s Drug Store
MRS. S. W. SUMMERS MISS SARA SUMMERS
«T/ie Men^s Shop
BUELINGTON, N. C.
The College Store has fresh
fruits, candy, cold drinks, etc.
Spalding Sporting Goods
Office Supplies, Books and Stationery
Wills Book and Stationery Co.
GREENSBOEO, N. 0.
You will find a complete line .of
social stationery—including- ^that
with college and society seals—at
the College Store. >)