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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, i.\PRIL 27, 1923
N. C. C. P. A. MEETING WITH QUEENS
DETERMINES TO PUBLISH ANTHOLOGY;
MEETING FORMULATES OTHER PLANS
L. D. Elkins to Head Association
for Coming Year—Other
Officers Are Elected.
MOVEMENT STARTED TO
CHOOSE POET LAUREATE
University and Thirteen Other
North Carolina Colleges Are
Represented at Queens.
The North Carolina Collegiate Press
Association, with representatives from
the University and 13 colleges of the
state attending, held its 1923 semi-an
nual convention at Queen’s College,
Charlotte, N. C., from April 19 to 21.
For inspiration and far-reaching plans,
this convention was the greatest ever
held during the history of the organi
zation. The young men and young wo-
men who are in charge of the college
publications in the state are very en
thusiastic with the plans for the future
and are determined to put North Caro
lina on the map so far as college papers
and magazines are concerned. One of
the greatest steps taken by this con
vention was the plan to publish an an
thology, each year, of the best short
stories that have been written by col
lege students during the year. A prize
of $50 will be awarded to the student
who writes the best story that appears
in the Antliology. This was done, not
only with the hope of stimulating in
terest in writing, by the students, but
to really put out a volume which will
be representative of tlie students and
a credit to the state. It is felt that
there is plenty of talent among the stu
dents if only some means can be de
vised of getting them to use it in writ
The convention opened Thursday
night with an address of welcome by
Br. W. H. Frazer, presidnet of Queen’s
College. This was followed by an ad
dress by Daniel F, Grant, of the Uni
versity of North Carolina on “The Pur
pose of the North Carolina Collegiate
Press Association. Mr. Grant gave a
hiistory of the association and explain
ed that its purposes are the encourage
ment of journalistic talent in the col
leges of the state and the establishment
of co-oporative relations between the
several colleges. He is alumni secre
tary of the University, a former editor
of the Tar Heel, the University semi
weekly, and was prime mover in the
organization of the association.
Following this p'rogram, an informal
reception was given the delegates by
the two literary societies and the stu
dent government association,
Friday morning’s session included aji
■executive commitee meeting, an address
by Theodoric C. Neal of the Charlotte
Observer on “Advertising,’’ and ad
dresses by L. D. Elkins, of Davidson
College, on “The Future of the College
Magazine”; W. F. Casli, of Wake For
est, “Editorial Policies of,College Pub
lications,'’ and J. R. Killian, of Trin
ity College, on “The Relation of Col
lege Faculties to College Publications.
Friday afternoon was given over to
sight-seeing and the delegates were giv
en an automobile ride througli the city.
Following this ride, at 4:30, the dele
gates met at the office of the Char
lotte Observer and were taken on a
tour of the newspaper plant. This
proved very interesting to all the young
newspaper people. The staff of the Ob
server served refreshments after the
inspection of the plant.
Friday night an elaborate banquet
was held in the college dining hall, fol
lowing which the delegates were guests
of the Queen’s Blues at the Carolina
Playmakers, who gave three of their
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John Jordan Douglass may be
made poet laureate of North Caro
lina. A movement is being start
ed among the women’s clubs of the
state to choose this Wadesboro poet
as state’s poet laureate.
State poet laureates came into
being in the western states, and the
idea has grown rapidly in popular
ity. Such a step ought to mean
much toward the advancement of
literature in North Carolina.
GQLCLOUGH WINS MEDAL
IN ORATOmCIIL CONTEST
P. Davis and Fernando Bello Enter
Contest for Clio Oratorical
STATE COLLEGE BURIES
ELON WITH HEAVY SCOBE
Track Team Loses to State by Heavy
Odds—115 to 11 Tells Story
Thursday, April 19, the Elon track
team was defeated by State College
athletes by a heavy score of 115 points
for State and 31 for Elon. At this
meet Crater of State smashed the state
record when he hurled the javelin for
a distance of 165 feet, three inches.
Morris of State also showed up well
in the 100 yard dash, making it in a
record time of 9 4-5.
For Elon Scholz showed up well in
the two mile run by taking second
place. Also Marlette, who took second
place in the mile. Others who were
point-gainers and showed up well under
great odds were Elder in the 100 yard
dash, Brown in the high hurdles, Hain-
er in the 880 yard run and McPherson
in the high jump.
Other Elon men who took part in the
meet were Sewell, Ibarra, Brannock
Coghill, Harrell, Lynch, Wicker and
The animal oratorical contest of the
Clio Literary Society was held last Tues
day evenin^j, April 24, in tire aduitorium
of the high school building.
Owing to the disadvantages, due to
the I0.S.S! of the college library under
which it is necessary to work in the at
tempt to prepare any kind of speech,
there were only three persons who enter
ed the contest. These were G. D. Col-
clough, who spoke on “The International
Court of Justice” ; Fernando Bello, who
took as a subject, “Opportunities for
latin-American Students in American
Colleges*’: and J. P. Davis, whose ora
tion was entitled, “Peace by Evolution.”
Each of these speakers delivered a splen
did oration and gave a fair representa
tion of the quality of the work of his
From the three contestants, 6. D.
Colclough, a member of the junior class,
was chosen as winner of the gold medal,
which will be presented at the reunion
of the society to be held during commence
ment. J. P. Davis, from the freshman
class, was cho.sen as second best speaker.
The judges for the contest were Pro
fessors Gotten and Kennett and Mr. R.
O. Smith, a member of the class of ’22.
Mr. Herbert Scholz, Jr.. presided and
Mr. D. L. Harrell, Jr., acted as secretary.
The marshals for the evening were: E.
L. Parkerson, chief; J. B. Gay, Jr., and
G. A. Pearce.
OFFICERS OF CHillSTIAN
ENDEAVOR ARE ELECTED
Gunn Chosen President—Misses Essie
Mae Gotten and Mabel Cheek
to Assist in Work.
Cluistiaji Endeavor officers for the
following year were elected Wednes
day afternoon at a called meeting of
the Endeavorers. B. H. Gunn was chos
en president, Miss Essie Gotten vice
president, and ]\Iiss Mabel Cheek sec
All three officers are members of the
rising senior class and are very popu
lar among the student body. They have
been identified with most all of the ac
tivities of the college, especially in the
religious life. Mr. Gunn is a faithful
member of the Y. M. C. A. while Miss
Gotten and Miss Cheek are loyal mem
bers of the T. W.
The retiring officers are W. T. Scott,
president; Alice Barrett, vice president
and Mary Lee Foster, secretary. Un
der the leadership of these officers, who
have served faithfully, Christian En
deavor has taken on new life and has
been made a real factor in the religioui
life of the students.
It is safe to say that under the diree
tion of the new officers next year will
see Christian Endeavor continue in its
good work. C. E. at Elon has always
■been an organization which has tried to
promote the spirit and the things for
which Christian Endeavor stands.
TRINITY SECURE GAMES
FROM ELON THIS WEEK
Losses Continue to Pile Up
Against Elon Nine During
This Week’s Playing.
RECORD STILL UNBROKEN
Y. M. AND Y. W. ENJOY A
JOINT OPEN AIR MEETING
Reports Given of Trinity Meeting—
Supper Served on Campus with
DOLL FESTIVAL GIVEN
DY JONIOR MUSIC CLDD
Miss Madge Moffitt Presents Children
in Entertaining Musical at
Those attending the entertainment. “A
Doll Festival,” given by the Junior Music
club at the high school aduitorium Fri
day evening at 8 o’clock, under the direc
tion of ]\riss Madge Moffitt. member of
the high school faculty, were well pleased,
the evening was one of real pleasure and
enjoyment. All the children taking part
did fine and especially good were the
songs that Avere sung by the chorus.
The stage ^^•as beautiful with decora
tions of many dolls of all sizes, kewpie
dolls were suspended from the ceiling
and here and there in every nook and
corner one spied the dolls everywhere.
Forest flowers were used profusely, the
stage was surrounded with a lovely border
oi\white forest blooms, amid the lovely
decorationss and the beautiful costumes
of the children and each one doing their
part so well certainly made the evening
one of great success.
During the evening Miiss Margaret
Moring gave a reading, “Miss Dorothy
Entertains the Minister” and little Miss
Wautell Lambeth also gave two i-eadings,
“Ask and Have” and “Settin’ by the
Fire.” “Dusky Sam” was given as an
encore by little Miss Lambeth, all were
very much enjoyed. Little Miss Hattie
McKinney gave a humorous reading that
created much laughter, “Specially Jim”
was her subject.
The Elon College baseball team is
still a victim of the “jinx’’ which has
been following it all season. Thus far
their victories in the state are “not.^’
The team has failed to win a single
game scheduled in the state and have
won only two outside the state, these
two being won from North Georgia
while on their southern trip. There is
as much, or more, individual material
at Elon this year than there has been
for several years, but absolutely no
team-work. It is a puzzle that no one
here has been able to solve. The teams
winning from Elon during the past week
were Lenoir, Davidson and Trinity.
Elon played Lenoir at Hickory on
the 20th. Barker was Coach Corboy’s
choice for mound duty and he was hit
hard by the Lntherans. They secured
10 runs, 12 hits, and made four errors.
Elon got four runs, five hits and made
Brown, the Lutheran twirler, was in
vincible. He had Elon at his mercy
and sent 10 men to the bench by the
strike-out method. Barker struck out
five men. Underwood secured a three-
bagger and -Barker slammed out two
doubles in this game.
This game, which was staged on Da
vidson’s field Saturday, went to the
Wild Cats by a score of 9 to 4. Three
Elon pitchers were used in an attempt
to check the scoring. These pitchers
were Perry, Underwood and Fogleman,
who allowed Davidson 13 hits. Elon
was able to secure 10 hits from the
The game was slow and full of errors,
Elon making six while their opponents
fumbled two. Covington starred at bat
for Davidson, with a triple, a double
and two singles. Hooks of Elon got
three hits out of four trips to the plate.
Trinity simply ran away with the
Maroon and Gold team Wednesday at
Durham. 17 hits from the two Elon
pitchers netted them 18 runs, 12 from
Barker in seven innings and six from
Fogleman in two.
Trinity scored in every inning except
the fifth, sixth, and eighth. Elon was
able to touch the home plate but twice.
The Elon team made more errors than
they did hits and runs together, being
charged with booting the ball 10 times.
Elon secured only five hits. Lindley
and Perry got two hits each, while
Braxton got the other for his team.
Misses Lucile and Anna Belle Card-
well and Foye Young spent the week
end at North Wilkesboro, N. C., with
Mr. and Mrs. G. Cardwell.
Miss Mamiie Sockwell spent the week
end at Union Ridge, N. C., with relatives.
Miss Nannie Aldridge spent the week
end at her home at Union Ridge, N. C.
Miss Alice Barrett
To Lead Volunteers
M. Spence Elected Corresponding
pects for Band.
At a call meeting Monday afternoon
the Student Volunteer Band for Foreign
Missions elected their new ofiicers for
the coming year. Miss Alice Barrett was
elected Band Leader. She succeeds Mr.
M. J. W. White, Jr. Miss Barrett is
very capable of this place and will make
a very successful leader. *
Mr. D. M. Spence was elected to fill
Miss Berta Crutchfield’s place as cor
responding secretary. Mr. Spence re
turned to school after Christmas and has
become one of the best workers in the
The mass meeting of Y. W, C. A. and
Y. M. C. A. held last Friday afternoon,
April 20, on the campus was a delight
fully entertaining and helpful affair.
The meeting whiich began at five
o'clock was opened with the singing of
Here’s to Dear Old Elon.” by the Y.
W. C. A. and Y. M. C. A. members
present. After the song. Miss Pattie
Coghill, president of Y. M. C. A., in an
introductory speech gave the purpose of
the meeting, which was, as Miss Cog
hill stated, to bring “Y. W.” and “Y.
M.” together for an hour’s social en
joyment. and to make a report of the
meeting of the Y. W. C. A. Training
Council held the preceding week at Trin
ity College. Several Y. W. C. A. mem
bers had attended this meetitig and they
made excellent reports concerning its
Before these reports were given, how
ever, Mrs. W. A. Harper read a splen
did paper on “Springtime.” The theme
of her paper was indeed well suited to
the occasion. The green grass mak
ing a covering for the brown earth, the
perfume of the spring flowers, the budding
trees, the sweet singing of the song-birds,
all gave living testimony to the opening
statement of the paper, that “Spring is
here.” This was an unusually good pa
per. the topic was beautifully treated,
and it was ryad very impressively.
Miss Mary Price was the first speaker
to tell anything of the happenings at
the meeting at Trinity. She spoke of
the first night at Trinity as the Elon
delegation experienced it. She was fol
lowed by Miss Victoria Adams who told
of the first meeting of the Council.
Miss Bessie Martin told of the Dis
cussion Meeting held Saturday morning.
Miss Nannie Aldridge spoke of the meet
ings that were held of all the different
departments of the Y. M. C. A. cabinet,
and which followed directly upon the
Discussion Meeting. Miss Margaret Joe
Ballentine told how they spent Satur
day afternoon. Miss Coghill gave a most
interesting and amusing account of the
“Blue Ridge Supper,” the yells of the
different delagations during the meal,
how the Elon delegation opened its ser
ies of yells with “Whoop-ee girls, Elon
College!” and the stunts that were put .
on by the delegations from the colleges
represented. The Elon stunt was ad
judged the best. Miss Sarah Carter gave
an account of the meeting that was held
after t!ie “Blue Ridge Supper” and be
fore the stunts. The chief topic of her
talk was the speech made by Miss Idelia
liuflin, the secretary of the Y. W. 0. A.
for colored girls and women in this state.
Miss Annie Mae Lackey told of the
trip which some of the girls who did not
( attend church in the morning made to
the University of North Carolina, re
turning at five o’clock in the afternoon.
Miss Jennie Gunter made a very inter
esting talk in which she told of the “In
dustrial Meeting” ’held Sunday afternoon.
At this meeting two girls from the North
Carolina College for Women told of their
experiences as industrial girls in a mill
and a candy kitchen in Alabama for a
period of six weeks during the summer.
Miss Frankye Marshall told of the last
meeting of the Council—the Inspirational
Meeting, which was held Sunday night.
At the conclusion of these talks Mrs.
N. G. Newman, chairman of the Y. M.
0. A. advisory board, *and Mr. Paul
Rudd, president of Y. M. C. A. for the
coming year, each made a short talk.
After the meeting was closed a de
lightful supper was served, which was
followed by a group social.