MAEOON AND GOLD
CARKIES THE BEST
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ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ SEPTEMBER 5, 1923
FIRST ASSEMBLY ON OPENING DAY
INDICATES THE MOST PROMISING
YEAR IN HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
Many Speakers Address First
Meeting of College Year.
held in new building
Work Progressing Rapidly on
New Buildings and Early
Completion Hoped For.
The 34th session of Elon College wa.^
formally begun Wednesday morning
A large mass meeting of students and
friends of the College gathered in the
large assembly room on the second floor
of the new administration building, and
an inspiring program was rendered.
While the new building is still incom
plete all classes will be conducted there
and the large assembly room was occu
pied. The administrative offices wer!
moved into the building some days ago
and the work on the building is being
The mass meeting was opened by the
singing of “Here’s to Elon,” the col
lege song, and Dr. 6. O. Lankford led
the meeting in prayer.
Dr. W. A. Harper spoke a few words
of welcome, and introduced Mayor .1
J. Lambeth, who welcomed the students
to Elon College in behalf of the citi
zens of the town. Dr. J. O. Atkinson
spoke in behalf of the town, and urged
a spirit of co-operation and mutual
helpfulness between the townspeople
and the student body. An effort is be
ing made to bring the student body
into full fellowship with the people of
the community, and it was to this end
that Dr. Atkinson addressed the meet,
ing. His address was full of sugges
tion and enthusiasm.
Eev. W. T. Scott, president of th.’
Eeligious Activities Association and of
the Senior class, welcomed the new stu
dents and asked for their support in the
great program of the organization for
which he spoke. Dean Savage and Dean
A. L. Hook also spoke words of inspira
tion at the beginning of t)ie new col
lege year. After these brief speeches,
interspersed with music, the regular
chapel service was conducted by Eev.
N. G. Newman, the college pastor.
This meeting w'as followed by regis
tration and the assignment of work for
the coming year. A great year is ex
pected, and Messrs. H. B. Hunter .and
J. W. Stout, who have the construction
of the new buildings in charge and who
were present at the meeting, expressed
a hope that the administration building
would soon be completed, as well as the
other buildings now under construction.
The opening day indicates one of the
best years in the history of the college,
and every student is enthusiastic for
the ■work of the year.
September 22—Davidson at David
October 6—Lynchburg at Lynch
October 13—King at Bristol.
October 20—Hampden - Sydney at
October 27—Emory and Henry at
November 3—Trinity at Greens-
Novcinber 10—Guilford at Greens
November 17—Wake Forest at
MISS STANLEY TO HEAD
DEPARTMENT DF VIOLItl
Concert Artist and Teacher of Wide
Experience Joins the Music De
partment at Elon.
DR. W. W. STALEy ILL
AT WINSION HOSPIIAL
Operation is Postponed on Account of
Weakness—H. S. Hardcastle Suc
ceeds Him in Pastorate.
Miss Mae L. Stanley will head the
violin department of the College this
year. Miss Stanley intends to make
this department one of the leading de
partments of the College. She realizes
that the task which she has undertaken
is one of difficulty, but she expects to
strengthen the department through con
BEGAN LAST MONDAY
Many Veterans of the Gridiron Eeport
Back for Service—New Men
Join the Squad.
The first signs of football activity
at Elon were shown Monday morning
wlien about fourteen candidates answ(5r-
ed the call of Coach Corboy for prac
tice. In spite of the hot weather, prac
tice has been held twice daily and will
continue until classes start on Thurs
day, and then practice will be held
only in the afternoon, but it will be
! more stiff.
A New Jersey Girl
Weds Elon Student
Miss Alice Cecilia Higbie Becomes the
Bride of Archie Hine Hook—A
Quiet Home Wedding.
On August 16 a beautiful home wed
ding was solemnized at Morris Plains
N. J., when Miss Alice Cecilia Higbie
«)ecame the bride of Arcliie Hine Hook.
Mr. Hook is a very popular member
of the senior class of tliis year. His
marriage will not interfere with his
work here. The young couple have come
to Elon to live.
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Football holds the center of discus
sion as the students arrive on the Hill.
Tliey are already trying to dope out
the prospects of the Maroon and Gold
eleven during the coming season.
However, Coach Corboy is not making
any predictions as to the kind of team
he will have. There is no doubt in the
minds of the students w'ho know Coach
Corboy’s ability that he will be able to
build a team that will be a credit to
Elon if he can get the material.
Coach Corboy has always let it be
known that there is a chance for every
fellow on the Hill to make any of his
teams, provided he comes out for prac
tice and lives up to the requirements.
He does not show favoritism and in
order to become a member of his team
a fellow must light and attain that
place on the merits of his playing.
Coach Corboy and Captain McAdams
are both anxious for a great number of
candidates to respond to the call for
practice. If you have never played
football, or know nothing about it, that
makes no difference. If you are willing
to try and want a chance, just see Coach
and secure a uniform and then hit out
for Coiner field where these activities
will be held.
No place on the team is cinched and
there is a chance for a man to make
any position. Although there are
number of varsity men back, and many
who received training last year, no po
sitions have been definitely assigned to
any player. Coach will use his men
where they show up best.
The first game will be played witn
Davidson at Davidson on September 22.
The first home game will be wi th Hamp
den-Sydney October 20. Elon has
hard schedule ahead of her, and three
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Miss Stanley is well qualified for her
work, both by training and experience.
She has had wide teaching experience.
For seven years she was at the head
of the violin department of Ohio Wes
leyan College, and she has taught in a
number of other institutions of excel
lent standing over the country.
Besides her teaching experiemce she
has spent some time in lyceum work,
having been connected with the White
Lyceum Course of Boston.
She was graduated from the Yale
School of Music, and took graduate
work in that institution. After her
study in this country she spent a year
studying under a leading German vio
linist in Berlin, and followed this work
with a course at Prague, Bohemia,
which made her a master of violin teeh
She comes to Elon enthusiastically
expecting a great year. Her training
at home and abroad, and her work as
concert artist and teacher justify the
The entire music faculty have been
selected with greatest care, and those
in authority feel that it is the strong
est faculty which that department has
vet had. During the past years Elon
has done excellent work in music, and
even larger things are to be hoped
for with the fine personnel of the de
partment to conduct the work.
Cabinet Members of Eeligious Activi
ties Organization Are Back With
Large Plans for Year.
Dr. W. W. Staley has been seriously
ill in the Lawrence Sanitarium for the
past several days. He was to have un
dergone a serious operation on Wednes
day, but the weakness of his condition
made the operation unadvisable, and
the physicians postponed it for at least
Dr. Staley has been for many years
connected with Elon College as a mem
ber of the Board of Trustees, and serv
ed as the second president of the Col
lege. He is known throughout the
bounds of the Southern Christian Con
vention, and his illness will be a source
of keen regret.
Dr. Staley had gone to Moore
Springs for a few days of rest and re
creation, and was taken ill there and
entered the hospital at Winston-Salem.
He has been succeeded at Suffolk by
Rev. H. S. Hardcastle, who has already
entered upon his duties there. Dr. Sta
ley will serve as pastor emeritus of the
Suffolk church for life. His long pas
torate of more than 41 years has been
one of great usefulness. Dr. Staley has
held most of the positions of responsi
bility and trust in the Southern Chris-
t'an Convention, and has given his life
to the unbuilding of the church.
The students and faculty missed the
annual message from Dr. Staley, which
for many years he has written regular
Iv to the students and faculty at the
opening of the college yea.-. His many
fiiends hope that Dr. Stalev wiU soon
be able to return to his home in Suffolk
A^n., and resume his duties there.
Their many friends will congratulate
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Hardcastle on the
coming of a baby girl. Both mother
and child are doing nicely.
WE WELCOME YOU
We welcome you students to Elon this fall. We are
lad to have vou come. It takes the glad, buoyant spmt
of youth to make a College campus worth while. All ot
us are here to do w'hat in us lies to further the best inter
ests of the student life of the College. The motto of the
Elon Faculty is, “We Serve.” It is a joy to us to serve
your best interests.
We include in our welcome this year many more than
ourselves. We include the villagers in a special sense, the
citizens of Alamance County, and a host of Elon fnends
in many places. These buildings now in the course ot erec
tion, representing an investment of hundreds of thousands
of dollars, are a silent w^elcome to you, a welcome com
pelling in its witness to the firm, unshaken faith of these
many friends in Elon, in you, and in the eternal necessity
of Christian Education.
And we appeal to you on the very threshold ot the new
vear to admit into your lives individually and unitedly
only those things which are truly Christian. Let us face
the session in the spirit of this searching query, VVhat
Would lesus Do?” And when our hearts have sensed the
answer He would give to any situation, we cannot err.
To the practical application of that attitude toward lire
and its problems, in sympathetic Christian fellowship w'e
give you each and all glad welcome to Elon and to all Elon
can do for you in character development and in preparing
you for a place of responsible and intelligent service m
the years that hopefully, invitingly, we trust, he ahead ot
you when College days are over and the duUes of manhood
and womanhood throng you from every side.
We welcome you.
W. A. HARPER.
The Religious Activities Organization
with a full number of efficient commit
tees and with all the cabinet members
back on the Hill, is ready to undertake,
great things for 1923-24.
The organization is headed by Wm.
T. Scott, of Greensboro, N. C. Mr.
Scott has had considerable experienci
in Christian work, having held several
important positions in the Christian
activities of the College, and is at pres
ent, aside from his college course, en
gaged in active pastoral work. He i,j
president of the Senior class and with
his seasoned training is capable of suc
Miss Nannie Aldridge, of Union
Eidge, N. C., a member of the Senior
class, is vice president. Miss Aldridge
has had considerable experience in
W. B. Terrell, of Burlington, a mem
ber of the Junior class, is secretary
treasurer. Mr. Terrell is well qualified
for this position, having served in var
ious offices of Christian Endeavor and
Y. M. C. A. work.
The following committee chairmen
have been appointed:
Group Meetings—B. H. Gunn.
Study Course—A. H. Hook.
Social Activities—Jennie Gunter.
Budget—F. L. Gibbs.
Community Service—G. C. Mann.
The presidents of the different or
ganizations are as follows:
Y. W. C. A.—Victoria Adams.
Y. M. C. A.—P. D. Eudd.
Christian Endeavor—E. H. Gunn.
Ministerial Band—G. C. Crutchfleld.
Student Volunteers—Alice Barrett.
Each of these leaders stands for
Christian principles which make for the
betterment of the college life and the
development of leaders for the King
dom of Christ.
The Eeligious Activities Organization
has served a great part in ministering
to the spiritual life of the student bodv
and surrounding community in a co-or
dinated and co-operative effort, at the
same time having conserved and pro
moted the highest interest in each or
ganization. This success has been
brought about not alone by cordial sup
port of the organization officers but by
the loyal support of each student.
With the more extensive plans for
the year, the support of each student
is needed to achieve the possible results.
We should all turn our hearts, minds
and talents toward doing our best in
malting the Christian activities serve
in an excellent manner in securing,
maintaining and utilizing responses of
Large Gift Assures
Fifth Building of the Great Program
Becomes a Certainty—Will Meet
An additional gift of $50,000 on the
Elon rebuilding program to secure the
erection of the Eeligious Activities
building has just been announced here
through the President’s office. The giv
er of this building is at present anony
The Eeligious Activities building ia
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