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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, SEPTEMBER 12, 1923
An Excellent Spirit” Is the
Theme of President Harp
Address to Student Audience
A STRONG APPEAL
President Discusses Elon Spirit;
Explains Factors Compos
ing This Spirit.
five things are NAMED
Music Faculty Bender Selections During
is Deeply Moved.
DB. STALEY CONTINUES VEBY
ILL AT WINSTON HOSPITAL
Mass Meeting Is Featured by Several
Short Addresses—Two Deans
and President Attend.
Following the custom that the Presi
dent of the College deliver an opening
address on the first Sunday of the col
lege year, Dr. W. A. Harper spolce to
the students and citizens of the coni-
niunity on Suiiday morning. The sub
ject of Dr. Harper’s address was, “An '
Dr. Harper stated in the beginning
that the theme was a very delicate one,
but that he hoped to discuss the various
parts of the Elon Spirit without de
stroying the beauty of the whole. As a
beautiful landscape would be destroyed
if the objects passed before the eyes
one by one, or as a lovely flower would
be ruined if seen only in parts, so would
the splendid Elon spirit lose its charm
if not view in its entirety. The address
%vas direct and forceful and there were
many evidences that the audience was
Preceding the address ]\Iiss Florence
Fisher sang very sweetly, “These Are
They,” from “The Holy City,” by
Oaul. The offertory was played bv
Miss May L. Stanley, head of the vio
lin department. ^liss Stanley played
the beautiful violin solo, “Adoration/’
President Harper's address follows in
“Daniel 6:3 — ‘An excellent spirit
■was in him.'
“Spirit is eternal. We cannot see
it, but we can feel it, know’ it. act in
liarmony with or opposition to it. Spiri
tual values are real values. All experi
ence testifies to the verity of this state
“Many of you liavc only recently
■come into this community. There is a
spirit regnant here. Even the chance
visitor cannot fail to become conscious
of its presence. You have already sens
€fl it and are rapidly becoming a part
of it. This spirit has been resident
bere in embryo since 1889. During
these 34 years it has developed and
evolved until now to those choice souls
■who have experienced the Elon spirit
it is a hallow’Cil benediction. T came
i.nder the influence of this spirit in
1894. I have seen this spirit assailed
from w'ithin by students and faculty
members and from without by those
incapable of appreciating it, and I have
seen these same assailants converted to
nrdent friends and devotees when time
for reflecti'on had come. I have seeji
t!>e Administration building around
■W’hich this spirit had its central semi
nary and dw’^elling place go up in smoko
and I have seen this same spirit nn
daunted set about the reconstruction of
a more ample and befitting home for
ilpelf. You could destroy every build
ing on this campus, and the Elon spirit
w^ill, Phoenix-like, arise from the snioul
dering ruins to incarnate itself more
befittingly in other buildings better
J'.dapted to its needs. It is an excel
lent spirit and it cannot perish.
“For some years now T have had in
Toind to undertake to interpret this
spirit in an opening address. I have
liesitated to do so, because the inter-
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Dr. Staley, former president of
Elon College, remains ill at the Law
rence Sanitarium in Winston-Salem.
The operation which was postponed
last week because of weekness has
not been undergone, and the proba
bility is that it has been indetin.itcly
postponed. The condition of Dr.
Staley is still grave, according to the
latest information received here.
The attending physicians believe
that the proposed operation will re
lieve Dr. Staley’s case or result in
itis death, and they hesitate to ope
rate. His many friends are deeply
interested in his condition and hope
for his recovery.
AiUAl RECEPTION BY
FACOLTy IS OPENING
SOCIAL EVENT OF TEAR
WOMEN STODENTS ARE
GOESTS OF y. W. C.A.
COACH TAKES NO STAND
ON FOOTBALL MATERIAL
Six Old Men Lost to Team—New Men
Show Promising Stuff—No Var
sity Team to Be Picked.
The Elon football team is now out for
the second week of practice. Thus far
fundamentals have played the prin
cipal part in training. There have been
plenty of blocking, tackling, falling ou
ball, punting, and catching of punts.
Most stress, outside of fundamentals,
has been placed on the condition of the
There is much disai)pointment because
Perry, Flynn and High have not re
turned. Perry was graduated from
Elon last year but it was hoped that
he might return this year. Besides th'^
loss of these men the losing of Fix,
Clark and G. Brown, last year's regu
lars, makes large gaps to be plugged.
The return of Allston, 1921 varsity
nmn, and the enrollment of Garland
“Tub"’ Isley, member of U.X.C. fresh
man squad in former years, adds to the
squad. Especially the coming of Isley
who is looked upon as being a grear
factor on the team.
Very little time has been spent on
the new men owing to the short period
of time until the very important ganv'
with Davidson. These men, however,
will be looked over after the Davidson
game. There will be a two weeks rest
enjoyed before the game with King at
Bristol, Tenn. This period will give
Coach Corboy a further chance to get
a line on his men.
Many of last year’s scrub team are
showing signs of great improvement,
and are at present making strong bids
for varsity positions. Among there ar-
Hiatt, Jack Underwood, Corbitt, Paul
Braxton, Sides, Bob Brown, Sansone,
Elder and Harrell. Harrell is showing
much promise as a punter and may de
velop into something good in the i)unf
ing game. Any or all of these men may
land varsity positions. The uew men.
besides Isley, showing up favorable arc
McLeod. Paul Caddell^ Bichardson and
Coach Corboy says: “No attempt has
yet been made to pick a team. Along
with the usual custom it w'ill not be
game. There wil be a two weeks rest
sitv team until they go on the field for
the Davidson game. My attitude at
tlie present time is neither optimistic
nor pessimistic regarding the calibre
of the team.’'
The Religious Activities Organization
began this year’s work in a very in
spirational meeting held in the girls
gymnasium Sunday evening. Practical
ly the whole student body w^as present.
Plans for the year’s work were discuss
ed. Rev. W, T. Scott, president of the
organization, presided over the meet
ing and the following program was ren
Song—Onward Cliristian Soldiers.
Devotional exercises by Dr. N. G.
Newman. Dr. Newman took part of
the fourth chapter of fist John as his
text and spoke a few well cliosen words
on love and its relation to Ckrist’s
Kingdom. He then offered prayer.
Rev. W. T. Scott then-welcomed tlie
students and faculty into the religious
organization and discussed the import
ance of religious activities on the col
Dr. W. P. Lawrence, speaking for
the Sunday school, announced the spe
cial Sunday school classes that were
under consideration: (1) a Bible reading
course under Dr. J. U. Newman; (2)
a class in missions; (3) a class study
ing race problems, under Prof. A. L.
Hook; and (4) a teacher training course
All w^ho do not apply for one of these
special classes will study the regular
International Sunday school lesson.
Miss Alice Barrett, of the Student
Volunteer Band, told of their ideals and
their aims for the year.
W. B. Terrell, speaking for the Min
isterial Association, said that the aim
of that association is to help furnish
leaders for the other groups.
R. PL Gunn, president of the Christian
Endeavor society, outlined the plan of
work for that organization and made
several important announcements. F.
L. Gibbs, Miss Ruby Rowland and Miss
Lelia Johnson were appointed division
leaders for the year.
Miss Florence Fisher, ‘of the music
faculty, rendered a vocal solo.
Miss Victoria Adams, speaking for
the Y. W. C. A., asked the help of all.
To help the spiritual, social and physi
cal conditions of the young girls on the
campus is their purpose, it was stated.
The Y. M. C. A. accepts as its spe
cial task on the campus the developing
and upholding of the famous “Elon
Spirit,” said P. D. Rudd, in discussing
the Y. M. C. A.
Miss Louise Savage, dean of w^oinen,
remarked that wliile she was new at
Elon she hoped that the students w'ould
cal ou her for any aid that she might
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West Dormitory Tastefully Dec
orated—Senior Colors Are
Used in Design.
MANY ALUMNI ATTEND
Excellent Program Is Rendered—Presi
dent Welcomes New Girls—Ee-
freshments Are Served.
The annual Faculty Reception given
last Saturday evening, September 8,
was a splendid success. This reception,
which is one of the greatest events in
the social life of the College, is always
eagerly looked forward to by both old
and new students.
Tlie reception hall of W'est Dormitory
was beautifully and tastefully decorated
with flowers carrying out in the color
scheme of green and gold the colors of
the senior class. Beautiful vases of
roses were used in the decoration of
the long hallway of the dormitory The
long porch on the north side of the
building w’as artistically decorated with
evergreens carrying out an arbor effect.
As the young ladies passed down the
long receiving line of faculty mem
bers in the reception liall they were
introduced first to President Harper by
Mr. W. T. Scott, president of the sen
ior class, and then to all the members
of the faculty and the wives of mem
bers of the faculty. After all the young
ladies had passed down this receiving
line they foimed a receiving line in the
Long hallway where the young men of
the College, after having been intro
duced to the faculty in the reception
hall, were introduced to them. Likely
I the young men did not know before
that there were so very many young la
dies at Elon College, and vice versa.
When the introductions were over
both faculty members and students pass
ed out into the back porch where punch
was being served, and gave themselves
over to the enjoyment of the evening.
Music was furnished throughout the
evening by the College Orchestra. Spe
cial piano music was rendered by Miss
Moftitt, a member of the senior class,
and Mr. Crimes, a member of the soph
Besides the faculty members and stu
dents several alumni and friends of th^
College were present.
BY JONIOR ELECTIONS
The Y. W. C. A. cabinet gave a de
lightful party on Friday evening at S
o’clock to the old members of Y. W.
C. A. and the new’ girls. Preceding the
program Miss Madge Moffitt played sev
eral piano solos. The following pro
gram was rendered:
The Y. W. C. A. song, “Follow the
Gleam,” was sung by the old members
of the association, follow^ing which Mlsa
Victoria Adams, the Y. W, president^
made a short speech of welcome to the
new girls. Dr. Anna Helfenstein thea
gave a very humorous reading, “A
Characterization of a Street Car.”
Those impersonated were a stylish lady,
an Irish woman, a tired mother, and a
Little Miss Sarali^Vlrginia Hook then
gave a toast and the musical reading,
“A Weary Wisher.” Miss Frankye
Marshal then introduced Madam She’s-
a-Wonder. Miss Zondal Myers, as
Madam She’s-a-Wonder, could tell an
onion by the odor, candy by taste, a
watch by the sound, and many similar
One of the most delightful features
of the entertainment was a musical pro
gram by Misses Madge Moffitt, Della
Cotten, and Mary Lee Foster. The songs
sung by the trio w^ere, “Aint it fine
to be in old Elon?”, “Be a Little Sun
beam,” “Can’t Yo’ Heah Me Calling,”
and “Absent.” Miss Moflltt also sang
two solos, “Little Banjo” and “No
thing but Love. ’ ’
Miss Sarah Carter, another person
endowed with w'onderful pow'er, then
entered and hypnotized the charming
young flapper, Chiyo Ito; and the en
tire family of Mr. Hardrock Charlie
Traveldown. This famih', composed of
Misses Mary Hayy Stryker, Annie
Simpson, Ruth Craw^ford, Margaret Jos
Ballentine and Rose Fulgham did some
queer tricks while under Miss Carter’s
Mrs. X. G. New’man made a few re
marks in behalf of the advisory board,
and then a humorous stunt, “A Scene at
the Movies,” was given by Misses Pat-
tie Coghill, Mamie Sockwell, Eunice
Morrow and Ruby Rowland.
Following the stunt the girls formed
themselves into a line and did the snake
dance while the refreshment commit
tee prepared refreshments. Lemonade
and cake were servd.
Elon Students Take
Part In Convention
MET AT APPLE’S CHAPEL CHURCH
Sunday School Workers Hear Addresses
by Elon Alumnus and Student.
Maroon and Gold Staff is Completed;
S. H. Abell is Chosen for
Hold First Meeting
The Sunday School Convention which
was lield at Apple’s Chapel Christian
church Sunday was attended by a great
number of Elon people.
Dr. W. C. Wicker delivered the ad
dress of the morning, and Rev. G. C.
Crutchfield, a member of this year’s
senior class, spoke in the afternoon.
Both speakers brought a great message
to the convention.
Miss Mamie Sockwell, a member of
the junior class, is secretary of the con
vention. Rev. C. E. Gerringer, a grad
uate of Elon, is pastor of this church.
The junior class held an important
meeting Saturday. The meeting was
called to order by the president, W. B.
Terrell. The class sponsor. Prof. Green
wood, made a short talk.
The junior class being responsible for
the College paper, Maroon and Gold,
had to elect some new members to the
staff because of vacancies caused by
some of the members not returning to
scliool. The following were elected to
the staff: J. N. Denton, who takes the
place of Curtis Price as advertising
manager; Thomas Hanner, Circulation
ilanager to succeed W. J. Hooks. E. E.
Snotherly w'^as elected as Assistant Cir
culation Manager to take the place of
G. L. Williams. Miss Sallie Mae Oliver
was added to the circulation staff, and
F. A. Rawles/)econ]^s publicity editor.
The class elected S. H. Abell to the
Student Senate. Mr. Abell comes to the
junior class this year, having gone to
school elsewhere for a while. However,
this is his second year at Elon, He suc
ceeds Mr. Price in this office.
MET LAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Graded School Faculty Entertains—The
Principal Brings Opening Message.
The practice teachers and graded
school faculty held their first meeting
together on Saturday afternoon at 3
o’clock. Plans were discussed for the
coming year, and many very helpful
suggestions w'ore offered. Mr, Horn-
aday, the supervising principal, made
an interesting talk on the possibili
ties and responsibilities of teaching,
and each of the supervisors made some
encouraging remarks. Several of the
practice teachers told of how they en
joyed their work last year, and the
uew teachers spoke of the pleasure and
benefit they were looking forward to
Following the formal meeting pine
apple sherbet and cake were served by
the graded school faculty, assisted by
Mrs. Hornaday and Mrs. W, P. Law