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Dr. Francis E. Clark and Two
Governors Will Speak at Com
mencement Exercises.
Cornerstone of Alamance Hall to
Be Laid—Hon. E. S. Parker
to Deliver Address.
Governor E. Lee Trinkle, -GoverDor
€ameron Morrison, Dr. Francis E. Clark,
Hon. E. S. Parker, and Stanley C. ITar-
rell are to be the outstanding speakers
of the Elou College commencemeut to be
held this year May 27-29 inclusive. The
baccalaureate sermon on Siinday morn
ing. the graduating exercises 011 Tuesday
morning, and the laying of the corner
stone of the Alamance Building on Tues
day afternoon are the features of the
commencement season.
The commencement this year will be
held under adverse conditions because of
the burning of the Administration build
ing which contained the college audi
torium. The First Christian Church of
Burlington has invited the college to hold
any of the exercises in its building which
may seem convenient. This kind proffer
has been accepted for the baccalaureate
sermon on Sunday morning, and the
Southern Kailway has agreed to co-op
erate with the college and town in a very
splelndid way making it possible for the
people here to attend the baccalaureate
sermon, making use of the trains. The
ti'ain which the college at 0:50
in the morning will carry extra coaches
for the accommodation of the students and
visitors and will leave these coaches at
Burlington. Thej* will be picked up by
train No. 23, which passes Burlington
at 12:44, and which is not scheduled to
stop at Elon, but which will stop that
day to acommodate the commencement
The baccalaureate sermon for this oc
casion is to be preached by Dr. Frances
E. Clark, father of the Christian En
deavor Movement, and president of the
World Qiristian Endeavor Federation.
Governor E. Lee Trinkle of A'irginia
will give the literary address on Tuesday
morning. A temporary stage has been
erected on the campus for the gi’aduat-
ing and other exercises which will be
held here. Sliould the weather be in
clement the local exercises will have to
be transferred to the men's gymnasium
building, and should this be necessary
only a small part of the usual attendance
(Continued on Page Four)
Dr. ?.nd Mrs. Harper Receive in Honor
of Senior Class—^Many Guests
Are Present.
One of the most enjoyable occasions of
the college year, an annual event on the
colleg'e calendar, occurred Wednesday
evening when President and Mrs. W. A.
Hari)er gave a rece])tion to the members
of the senior class in their home.
Uoses ^^•ere used as the major decora
tions. clusters of them being placed pro
fusely throughout the house. Ivey and
Apple Japonica were also used in the
scheme of decorations.
Those present were the members of the
senior class of the college, the younger
faculty members, and a few of the ladies
of the town, some seventy persons in
During the course of the reception
a contest involving the names of trees
was engaged in. Prof. O. IT. Henderson
was the most proficient in naming the
trees, and received as a x>rize a potted
fern. Also a series of capers and stunts
was conducted by the host, the partici
pants contesting for prizes. Prof. B. W.
Everett, It. S. Rainey, and Dean Helfen-
stein were adjudged to have cut the best
capers, and received kewpie dolls as
I’unch was served throughout the even
ing by Mesdames Hook, and Corboy and
^fiss Hill.
Delicious refreshments of ice cream,
cake, candy. wafers, and mints were
served by the hostess. She was assist
ed by Misses Moffitt, Braxton, and
Students and Faculty to Hear Address
by Donor of Whitley Memorial
• As is well ■ known on the campus the
auditorium building is to be knowu as
the Whitley Memorial Building, ilr. J.
M. Darden, Suffolk. Ta.. is the donor of
the building.
The students are to have a real treat
here on Wednesday, May 23. Mr. Dar
den is to visit the college and address
the faculty and students. The place and
hour will be announced later. It goes
without saying that any man who will
give 50,000 hard earned dollars to the
college will be welcomed open handed
and full hearted to the campus and that
any remarks he may wish to make will
be gladly received.
Hon. Geo. F. AVhitley. son of L. H.
Whitley, will deliver an oratiou at these
Delightful Picnic Is
Held By Librarians
Assistants Entertain Bursar’s Office
Force and Alumni Secretary
on Tuesday.
Who says that the librarians. the
bni'sar’s olhce force and the alumni gen
eral secretary have no pep? They are
right there when it comes to picnics.
Tuesday afternoon from Oto 7 o'clock
the aforesaid officials enjoyed a delight
ful picnic supper on the lawn in front
of the busar’s office. It was given as
a surprise by Ihe ‘’Assistants'' to Mr.
Vaughn and ^liss Edge.
The very formal program consisted of
jokes, jokes and stale jokes. “Toto”
Donovan presented each guest with a
■‘special fa\’or” ranging from samples of
sugar to a miniature palm with dope on
fortune-telling. Merriment followed.
Some more jokes!
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
L. W. Vaughn. Miss Minnie Edge. Mr.
G. C. Donovan, Misses Zondal Myers.
Victoria Adains, Nancy Aldridge, Mar
garet Rowland. Essie Gotten, Eflie Bow
den, Mary Swanson, Pattie Coghlll, R.
II. Gunn, and V. M. Rivera.
Hainer and Atkinson Show Up Well—
Hook and Deskins Play Excel
lent Games.
There is at last a sport that Elon
does not have to take her hat off on
and that sport is tennis.
On Saturday the Guilford team vis
ited Elon and were given a delightful
reception at the hands of Messrs. At
kinson, Hainer and Hook.
Merrinian and Reynolds of Guilford
were defeated by Hainer and Atkin
son, 3-6, 6-3j 6-3.
This was a hard match and in the
beginning it looked somewhat doubt
ful for the Elon players, but after col
lecting themselves and playing a tight
er game, victory was theirs.
In singles Hainer had little difficulty
in defeating Reynolds to the tune of
6-3, 6-1.
Hook, however, was defated after
three prolonged sets by Harris, 2-6,
6-4, 7-5.
(Continued on Page Four)
Distribution of New
Catalogues Going On
Few Changes Made in Bulletin—^Next
College Term Begins Wed
nesday, September 5.
The new catalogs have arrived after
some delay, and distribution is going for
ward rapidly. Due to the fire the ap
pearance of the catalogue this year was
delayed. The manuscript was I'eady for
the printer, and waiting to be mailed
when the fire swept it away.
This number of the bulletin was pre
pared hurriedly, and will have a number
of corrections in the subsequent bulle
tins. The catalog in the main gives an
insight into the college affairs. There
are but few changes in this catalog from
the last year’s bulletin.
College will oijen on September 5 for
the next session and all the departments
will be retained. We learn that there
will be sevej-al changes in the faculty,
but these will be announced in a later
issue of Maroon and Gold.
More Than a Hundred Alumni
Present for Organization—
Lankford President.
Dr. Helfenstein’s Work Well Received
by People of Burlington and
An enjoyable social affair was held at
the First Christian Church of Burlington
last night for the alumni of Elon Col
lege living witjjin the county. A ban
quet w’as prepared for the alumni at
tending, of whom there were approxi
mately 100 present, and plans begun For
the undertaking of a permanent working
Under ’ the direction of Miss Lucile
Johnston, Rev. G. O. Lankford, Warren
McCulloch and C. C. Fonville the meet
ing was planned and conducted. Mr.
McCulloch, chairman of the program
committee, had prepared a unique pro
gram of vocal numbers, readings, short
talks, and other featores, which was car
ried on in connection with the banquet
feature. Misses Jennie Willis Atkinson,
Clarion Lee Newman, Eunice Rich. Mrs.
W. N. Huff, and Messrs. C. C. Fnoville,
V. P. Heatwole, E. N. Pearce, R. S.
Rainey. W. A. Harper, and D. R. Fon
ville appeared on the program, which was
thoroughly enjoyed. Rich incidents of
college life, and other interesting stories
were related.
G. Donovan, alumni general secre
tary, after the banquet dishes were- clear
ed away, stated the object of the meet
ing as the organization of a county club.
Re\'. G. O. Lankford was nominated and
chosen as the president of the club, War-
4*en McCulloch. vice-president, and Fran
ces Browning, secretary treasurer. A
committee of G. C. Donovan, Dr. N. G.
Newman, and Miss Sadie Fonville were
appointed to name the club and draw
up the by-laws.
Circle No. 5 of the Missionary Society
of the Christian Church prepared the
banquet feature. After adjournment
Prof. A. L. Hook gave a lantern slide
exhibition of scenes of the college.
Miss Mamie Sockw^ell spent the week
end at her home at U^ion Ridge. N. C.
‘Columbus’' and “Three Centuries of American Democracy” Are to
Be Presented—More Than Hundred Students to Take Part
in Elaborate Productions at Commencement.
H. L. Trotman, Jr., was called home
last Monday by long distance because
of an accident to his grandfather due
to a train. His grandfather died on
Tuesday morning and was buried on
His many friends deeply sympathize
with Mr. Trotman in this bereavement.
I'rof. Walter F. Greenwood will direct
the presentation of two pageants dur
ing conmiencement. The pageants will
invoh’e more than a hundred students, and
elaborate costumes and staging will be
carried out.
In the history of the college it is the
first time that anything so elaborate in
the line of pageants has been attempted.
Prof, (ireenwood is presenting the pag
eants in the place of the regular can
tata which has hitherto been given by the
choral society.
The pageants are •‘Columbus” and
“Three Centuries of .\merican Democra
cy.” The fi.rst deals with Columbus as
he prepares his maps and follows him
through the courts of Europe in his
‘effort to secure financial backing for the
enterprise. He is shown on the voyage
to America, and in his relations with
the Indians. The pageant concludes with
the death of the great discoverer in a
prison cell clothed in rags and in chains.
All the scenes are graphically built, and
will have a strong appeal for lovers of
beauty and things historical.
The second pageant, “Three Centuries
of American Democracy,” opens with a
scene in early new England where the
citizens are erecting a school house, and
j)lanning vengeance on the godless peo
ple of Merry Mount. The pageant then
proceeds to the signing of the declara
tion of independence, and from there goes
to a scene in the middle west about 1850,
and shows the settling of the middle west
and the pre^’ailing ideas of the times.
The pageant closes with a final scene
depicting the present social unrest, and
attempts a solution of some of the more
urgeut problems facing the present Amer
ican Democracy.
The pageant was built and staged by
the New Jersey Normal College and
shows a careful study and insight into
American history and problems.
^[rs. W. F. Greenwood will have
charge pf the costumes for the pageant,
and she has done her work well. Prof.
Greenwood is devoting much time to the
production of the pageant, and it prom
ises to be one of the most entertaining
and elaborate features of the commence
ment season.
On Tuesday evening, May 8, the lady
members of the Elon College expression
class presented the following program
in tlie Burlington Municipal theater.
The program was given under the au
spices of the missionary society of the
Christian church.
“The Boy” Jennie Gunter
Sweet girl graduate Agnes Whitt
The Square Thing Grace Rainey
Vocal solo Miss Florence Fisher
Mrs. Van Horne, a Christian lady of
wealth who tries to serve two mas
ters Ruth Cutting
Mrs. Stuart, her invalid mother
Nannie Aldridge
Janet McCrea, a missionary’s daughter
Jennie Givnter
Rachel and Helen, Janet’s college
Margaret Ballentine and Alma Smith
Mrs. Van der Wit Jones, a traveler
and lecturer Eunice Morrow
The President of the Culture Club ’
Mary Lee Williams
After the program the chairman of
the- five missionary circles, assisted by
some of the young women’s missionary
society, gave a reception at the home
of Dr. Morrow. The evening’s enter
tainment and reception were a delight
to all. The Burlington people mani
fested their appreciation in a very sub
stantial way by giving a generous free
will offering, half of which was given
to Elon’s Y. W. C. A.
Wednesday evening. May 10, the fol
lowing program was given in Greens
boro in the new Sunday school hut, un
der the auspices of the Philathea class
of the First Christian church;
Music ... Misses Sapp and Patterson
Billy Brad and the Apple
Jennie Gunter
Night Run of the Overland
Agnes Whitt
Another Point of View . . Grace Rainey
Music .... Misses Sapp and Patterson
The Boy Jennie Gunter
The Square Thing Grace Rainey
Sweet Girl Graduate ... Agnes Whitt
Fast Friends . Misses Gunter and Whitt
The audience was well pleased with
the program and many commended the
work as of high order.
Other OflQcers Are Elected—Class Under
Excellent Leaders for the
Coming Year.
Mr. Chapman White, of WaVerly, Va.,
was elected president of the sophomore
class for the coming year at a meeting
held here on Friday afternoon of last
w^eek. Mr. White is a man of ability as
evidenced by the good showing he made
in the freshman-sophomore debate. Miss
Alma Smith who has won many friends
by her pleasing personality, was elected
vcie president.
Mr. Lemuel Harrell, the retiring pres
ident, has served in this capacity most
acceptably and has proved himself wor
thy of the honor of leading his class.
The officers elected were as follows:
Chapman White, president; Alma
Smith, vice president; Lena Jackson,
secretary; Robert T. Loy, treasurer;
Margaret Joe Ballentine, historian; Lois
Hartman, poet.
With the leadership of these officers
and the co-operation of the class there
is no reason why the sophomore class
should not maintain a high standard.

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