ELON COLLEGE, N. C, MARCH i6, 1923
athletic department adds new
MAN TO ELON COACHING STAFF TO
HAVE CHARGE OF TRACK TEAM HERE
J. V. Dabbs, Experienced Coach
and Physical Director, Takes
Charge of Team.
track team promising
Much Fine Material Out for the
Team—Men to Have Expert
Training for First Time.
(By W. S. WEATHERS)
Preliminary training for candidates
for the Elon track squad began the first
of the week, tlie condition of the wea
ther at tliat time making it necessary
to hold the work-outs in the gymnasi
um. However, outdoor work began on
Wednesday and the team has settled
down to earnest work.
J. V. Dabbs has recently been added
to the coaching staff of the college, and
has taken over the department of track.
He is well qualified in this work, hav
ing been in the work as coach and phys
ical director for several years, doing
this sort of work at Vanderbilt Uni
versity, in the city of Nashville, Tenn.,
at Blue Ridge, and at the Proximity
nd White Oak Y. M. C. A.’s at Greens
boro. Coach Dabbs has euterd into his
■work w'ith enthusiasm, and all indica
tions point to a better trained track
team here this year than Elon has ever
had before. On account of the limited
coaching facilities of a small college
the department of track has been some
what neglected, but now that the track
men have an all-time coach and trainer
the track men say they are going to
bring this department up to the level
of the major sports.
Practice thus rar has been of a pre
liminary nature, and the candidates are
undergoing a testing process that Coach
Dabbs may know w'here they can do the
best work, and so that he may get a
line on the strength of the squad.
Seventeen candidates have reported
to date, including a number of last
year’s letter men, and more are ex
pected to answ^er the call within a few
days, as soon as the urge of spring calls
to the out-of-doors. Rudd and Hainer,
both of last year’s team, are showing
«ip well. Hainer will be a valuable man
in the 100 and 220-yard dashes, as he
lias good form and plenty of speed,
^farlette, Brannock, Scholz and Woody
^re expected to do good work in the
long distance runs. However, Coach
Dabbs states that all places are open
and that personal work w’in decide the
places of the jnen this year rather than
the record of the letter men in former
years. A promising bunch of new men
are on the ground, and some of these
candidates should make the older men
hustle in the contest for places on the
team. Coach Dabbs says he is very
^ell pleased w^ith the promise of the
The new men who are out are Par-
kerson, McLeod, Williams, Coghill,
Wicker, Foushee, Huey, Seawell and
Of the experienced men there is
Hainer for the 100, 220, and half mile
heats; Brannock for the cross-country
and two-mile runs, and Scholz and Mar*
lette also for the distance runs; W. W.
Woody for the mile and half-mile,
Pierce to hurl the discus and javelin;
Thomas on the weights and high jump;
Combs also on tlie weights and half-
^ile, and Rudd on the mile. Other ex
perienced men who are on the hill and
■^ho have not as yet reported for reg-
*ilar practice will be out shortly. There
are several of these men and they w'ill
a valuable addition to the squad.
DR. HARPER ATTENDS
The emergency fund committee
met in Suffolk Wednesday at the call
of its chairman, Col. E. E. Holland.
The meeting was characterized by
enthusiasm. The committee accept
ed the greatest responsibility ever
placed upon any committee in the
Southern Christian Convention, and
outlined its plans of campaign. Dr.
Harper was authorized as the execu
tive secretary to begin work along
certain lines at once.
The committee was pleased to
learn that more than $200,000 had
been raised, and feel that the fu
ture prospects are roseate.
HOLD ANNUIIL MEETING
Twelfth Annual Conference Meets in
Raleigh—Large Delegations from
Mr. M. J. W. White, Jr., attencled i
the Student Volunteer ConfereBCe at
Kaleigh last week-end.
Elon College was represented at the
12th annual conference of the North
Carolina Student Volunteer Union by
"W'. T. Scott, M. J. W. White, and D. M.
Spence. The conference "was held at
N. C. State College, at Raleigh, begin
ning March 9 and continuing through
the 11th. These representatives report
that the conference was a great success.
More than 20 colleges were represent
ed, the number of delegates present be
ing more than 200 exclusive of the del
egates from the Raleigh colleges. The
whole city welcomed and entertained
the delegates while they "were not at
The first meeting was a special pray
er service at 5:30 Friday afternoon.
From the' first service prayer was one
of the most dominant characteristics of
The opening session was held in the
Y. M. C. A. hall. Dr. Riddick, presi
dent of State College, welcomed the
conference. He said that he was glad
to welcome such a body of students
who thought that—
‘•Dutv was greater tlian Dollars,
Service better than Salary,
Righteousness greater than Riches.”
The evening address was delivered
bv Rev. Wade H. Smith, of Greens
boro. His subject was “Looking Unto
Jesus.” Pie said, “We cannot live
unto Jesus unless we look unto Him.”
After the address the delegates -were
treated with a stereopticon lecture
that took them around the world.
Saturday Doctor Claud Marshall Lee,
grandson of Robert E. Lee and great-
o-reat-nephew of Chief Justice Marshall,
spoke on medical nussions in China,
where he has worked for the'past 12
vears. Mrs. Herring, of the Southern
Baptist Church board, spoke on Wom
en's Work in China*. Miss Virginia
Pritcliard and Mr. Lyman Hoover, trav
eling secretaries of the movement, were
ever present giving talks and wise coun
sel to discussions on campus problems
&nd missionary education.
Mr. Gillam, educational secretary for
the Presbyterian church in Africa, gave
a splendid talk on the educational side
of Agfrica's problems. Saturday night
I he 'liinity band presented a pageant,
“The Gift of Self.”
Sunday morning Rev; Robert C. Mc-
Quilkin, dean of Columbia, S. C., Bible
School, led the morning watch. The
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BOB BROWN WILL LEAD
BSSKETEERS NEXT yEi
Team Chooses Popular Player Captain
for Coming Year—To Lose
Robert C. ‘ ‘ Bob ’ ’ Brown will pilot
the Christian quint for the season of
1924. At a recent meeting of the let
ter men of the basketball squad for
the season just closed this.favorite was
elected as cajitain of the Elon basket
ball team for the next season by his
Captain Brown succeeds J. M. Fix as
captain of the Maroon and Gold five.
“Bob” has played his third year with
the team and holds the position of for
ward, tliough at times he has played
at center. His ability to pocket long
shots, and his accuracy from all angles
of the field in caging the ball has won
him popularity amon the student body
him popularity among the student body
recent action in placing him up as their
leader clearly indicates.
Mr. Brown is the son of D. W. Brown
and lives in tlie village of Elon -Col
lege. This is not the first time by any
means that a local man has held the
as well as with his teammates, as their
teams. “Mark” McAdams and “Joe”
Newman have in recent years held these
The basketball team of this year will
lose by graduation L. J. “Hap” Perry
and W. E. Marlette. Fix, a third year
man on the team, plans now to return.
Tlie loss of Perry from the team, how
ever, will be a serious one, as he will
be hard to replace. The “pep” that
Mnrlette always put into the game by
his playing will also be missed.
JESUS AND IRE STATE
IS DISCUSSED By I W.
Important Meeting Enlists Much Inter
est and Enthusiasm From
Y. W. 0. A. Girls.
The topic for discussion at the Y. W.
C. A. meeting Sunday evening, March
11, was one of unusual interest and
tiijioliness, it being “Jesus in the
State.” The ways in which it was de
veloped by the leaders, Misses Marga
ret Moring and Alma Smitli, and by
those who took part in the open discus
sion, made it worthy of an important
place in the discussions of any relig
ious, social, or political meeting.
Tlie topic was approached from all
.-ides: from the personal, group, state,
r.nd national standpoints; and from all
activities of life^ whether they be re
ligious, social, economical, political, or
any other. The discussion of this topic
f.lone tends to show what a lively in
terest Y. ,W. C. A. girls have in the
affairs of life even while they are yet
in college; and gave promise that they
will be an influencing factor in bring
ing the presence of Jesus into the state.
One of the most beautiful numbers
of the evening’s program was a vocal
duet, “He Lifted Me,” rendered by|
Misses Della Gotten, soprano, and Mary
Lee Foster, contralto.
Another attractive feature was the
reading of Edgar A. Guest’s poem,
“The Day’s Work,” by Miss Moring.
This meeting was, on the whole, one
of the best of the year. It is hoped
that the lively interest which was man
ifested by those present will continue
throughout the year, and the years to
SIGMA PHI BETA AiOAL
BANQUET IS A BRILLIANT
EVENT OF SOCIAL SEASON
Y. C. C. House Is Scene of Gaity
When Young Men Enter
FOURTH BANQUET HELD
The annual banquet of the Sigma Phi
Beta was held last Saturday night in
the Y. C. C. club house. The club house
was tastefully decorated in the Sigma
Phi colors—gold and black. The scheme
w'as an oriental effect. A tent made of
crepe paper enclosed the eleven tables
at which the guests were served. The
light w'as furnished by caudles and in
cense was burned throughout the eve
ning, lending its effect to the oriental
A seven course dinner was served by
the College Cafe. Throughout the eve
ning toasts and speeches w’ere made by
the young men and their guests. Will
iam G. Stoner acted as toastmaster and
delivered the address of welcome. Miss
Irene Goff responded to the welcome.
Sigma Phi Beta was organized four
years ago last fall. Since its organizer-
tion it has done much toward stimulat
ing social life on the campus. Its an
nual banquets are among the outstand
ing social events of the season, and this
year’s affair was probably the most
elaborate staged by the organization.
Those present at the banquet were
W, G. Stoner and Miss Irene Goff, W.
E. Marlette and Miss Madge Moflitt,
Lloyd J. Bray and Miss Jennie Gunter,
Joe Bynum Gay, Jr., and Miss Esther
Farmer, Lemuel Harrell and Miss Mary
Lee Foster, George D. Underwood and
Miss Lois Holland, Worth B. Wicker
and Miss Katherine Martin, L. J. Perry
and Miss Lillian Harrell, J. Edwin Cor
bitt, Jr., and Miss Ruby Atkinson, Al-
pheiis Brown and Miss Margaret Mor
ing, Johnny Johnson and Miss Mary
Nelle Holland, Robert V. Morris and
Miss Kate Strader, John Smith and
Miss Margaret Roland, Grady Brown
and Miss Helen Johnson, Dwight Mar
tin and Miss Ruth Cutting, John C.
Whitesell and Miss Lucille Cardwell,
Oscar Atkinson and Miss Foye Young.
Miss Marion Corey To
Wed in N. Hampshire
Former Member of Faculty Will Be
Married to Wilbur Clyde Dyer
Misses Alice and Olyn Barrett and
Ruth Crawford were the week-end
guests of Miss Annie Simpson at her
home in Greensboro.
Invitations have been issued for the
approaching wedding of Miss Marion
Corey, former voice teacher at Elon,
to Wilbur Clyde Dyer, of Boston.
Miss Corey succeeded Professor Alex
ander in the department of music here
last year, and completed the work of
the spring semester for him. Miss
Corey has studied under the best artists
in the country. When assuming her
work at Elon she was a student of
Arthur J. Hubbard, of Boston. She is
this year voice director at Coburn
Classical Institute in Maine.
Mr. Dyer is a graduate of Ohio State,
Annapolis Naval Academy and Boston
University, During the w^ar he served
as an officer in the United States navy.
Mr. Dyer recently traveled in Europe
and w’hile there witnessed the Passion
The wedding will be solemnized at
the First Unitarian church, Littleton,
New Hampshire, the home of the bride.
Miss Effie Bowden has returned from
a few days’ visit to her hom& in Nor
PLANS FOR ALAMANCE
HALL BEING PERFECTED
Early Purchase of Material Saves Col
lege Much Money—Removal
of Debris Begun.
The plans for Alamance Hall are al
most completed and will be submitted
to the building committee within the
next few days. Following the accept
ance of the plans by the building com
mittee the architect, Mr. Herbert B.
Hunter^ will draw up the specifications.
The contribution of $100,000 by the
people of Alamance county to Elon^s
building fund has put new spirit and
hope into the Elon constituency else
where. As one enthusiastic friend re
cently expressed it, “Alamance has
saved Elon.” There is no doubt but
that the generous rallying of the county
to the college in this crisis has placed
it in a very advantageous position for
making appeals to the general public.
Already the $600,000 campaign has pass
ed the $200,000 mark, a most remark
able achievement in view of the short
time that has elapsed since the cam
paign began, together with the bad
weather which has interfered with the
work locally and in other places.
The wisdom of the building commit
tee in beginning work on Alamance
Hall at once is being daily demonstrat-
edf Since the contracts have been made
for brick and steel for this building'
there has been an advance in the price
of these materials. Cement, too, and
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DR. BROIHIN ADDRESSES
LOCAL MUSIC LOVERS
“Folk Songs” is Theme of Trinity
Professor—Miss Fisher Assists
in the Lecture.
The Music Lovers’ club of Elon Col
lege met in its monthly session last
Tuesday evening at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. W. A. Harper, who were as
sisted in the entertaining by Mrs. J. W.
Patton, Miss Madge Moffitt, and M. Z.
Following a brief business session
in which Prof. E. M. Betts, president
of the club, made a statement in detail
for the concert course for the- year,
which was concluded on the night of
the 27th of February at Burlington
with the Mirovitch ijorformance, Dr.
W. P. Lawrence introduced Dr. Frank
C. Brown, of Trinity College, who ad
dressed the club on folk songs in gen
eral, wuth special reference to North
Carolina, w^as the feature of the eve
ning. In the course of his address Dr.
Brown discussed the relationships be
tween ballets, folk lore, and folk songs,
and gave expression to the conviction
that no great musical production that
had appeared that w'as not based on
the motif or inspiration of some folk
song. Dr. Brown stated that he had
found in North Carolina alone~not all
of them originating here, however—in
the neighborhood of 2,000 folk songs.
His entire address was punctuated
throughout with illustrations of the
different types of folk songs, sung by
Miss Florence Fisher with Professor
Betts at the piano.
Following Dr. Brown’s lecture and
Miss Fisher’s songs a delightful so
cial session was enjoyed, in which the
hostesses served neopolitan block cream,
chocolate bon-bons, pound cake, mints
and salted peanuts.
The color scheme of the evening was
yellow and green. The home was beau
tifully and copiously adorned with jon
quils, and the color scheme reappeared
in the refreshments.