jiaeoon and gold
CARRIES THE BEST
SEE OUR ADVERTISERS
ELON COLLEGE, N. C., SEPTEMBER 26, 1923
Davidson Wildcats Win From
Christians In First Game Of
Football Season On Saturday
SCORE IS 19 TO 0
Kirkland Stars for Maroon and
Gold—Hendrix is Spectacu
lar Player for Davidson.
allston does fine work
Elon Machine Provokes Comment in
Sporting World—Men liOOk
' Well Under Fire.
THE STORK VISITS
MR. AND MRS. CANNON
The Elon football squad lost its ini
tial game of the season to Davidson on
Saturday afternoon by ttie score of 19
to 0. The game was scheduled to be
played on Richardson athletic field at
Davidson College, but owing to the poor
condition of the field the game was
shifted to the Cornelius athletic field,
about a mile and a half from Davidson.
The game, which was witnessed by
approximately 1,500 fans, was not a
walk-away for Davidson in spite of the
fact that Elon failed to register a touch
down. The Elon team put up a good
fight, but were outclassed when it came
to gaining yardage.
Hendrix speedy quarterback, a native
of Greensboro, paved the way for the
Wildcat victory by his spectacular end
running and his forward passing to
Shepherd. It w^as in the third quarter
that he did the most damage, when he
gained aroimd pnds for 10^ 1.5 nnd
Just before the first quarter ended
Elon was forced to punt, the ball roll
ing out of bounds on their 22-yard line.
At the start of the second period of
play Hendrix skirted around the end
for 12 yards and Black and Shepherd
plunged the line for good gains, Black
carrying the ball over for the initial
touchdown of tlie game. Maroon and
Oold outplayed their opponents in the
second quarter when they made two
first downs on line plunges, Kirkland,
quarterback, featuring. Kirkland was
the outstanding player for Elon, put
ting up a hard game and fighting all
Allston, star of 1921 varsity squad,
after being out of school for a season,
was back in the line-up for Elon and
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On September 18 there was bom
to Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Cannon a baby
girl. Yonng Miss Cannon has been
assigned the name of Jeanne Wilson.
The baby has big blue eyes and is a
most attractive youngster.
Professor is a living picture of the
proud father, and it has been ob
served that he is a different man
since the 18th.
The many friends of Prof. and
Mrs. Cannon will congratulate them
on the coming of the baby girl, and
rejoice to learn that the baby and
her mother are doing nicely.
AiUilL SIAFF eEGIHS
VEAR-BQOK WITH RUSH
Photographer Here for Week — Takes
Groups and Individuals—Classes
Are Suspended Friday.
BRIDE OF SEIHOR GIVES
PARTY TO SEHIOR GIRLS
Mrs. A. H. Hook is Charming Hostess
to Young Ladies—Fun and Re
freshments Feature Evening.
While On Trip North
EQUIPMENT CAREFULLY STUDIED
The Carlton Building is to Be the Last
Word in Library Construction
While on riieir way to Boston for con
sultation with Mr. Athearn. Dr. Harper
find Mr. II. B. Hunter, the architect,
.4uude a cai-eful examination of the lead
ing libraries of the country with a view
of incorporating the best library features
in the Carlton Building now under con
They were especially anxious to solve
lighting and ventilation jiroblems for the
fjtack rooms of the library. This build
ing is to be equipped in the most approv
ed library style, and will be in every
respect modern. When completed, the
Carlton building will have a capacity
of 100,000 volumes, and adequate read
ing room facilities to care for a much
enlarged student body. Its equipment
is to be the best that can be had. In
.the Carlton building Elon will have one
of the most up-to-date library buildings
in the country.
Perhaps there is nothing in the so
cial life of the senior in college that
is more enjoyable than those parties
which are given in honor of the sen
A very delightful, party of this sort
was that given last Thursday evening
by Mr. and Mr^. A. H. Hook to the
girls of tlie senior class. The girls as
sembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hook at 8 o’clock, and the two hours
from 8 to 10 were spent in delightful
conversation. Every girl seemed in a
joyful mood for the occasion, and the
merriment amounted almost to hilar
ity at times.
Mrs. Hook proved herself a charming
hostess, and the senior girls showed
themselves truly appreciative of her
During the evening delicious refresh
ments were served by the host and
hostess. The refreshments consisted of
an attractive buterfiy salad, saltines,
lemonade and home-made cake. The
butterfly salad, in the lettuce and pine
apple, carried out the colors of the
senior class, which are green and gold.
After the refreshments were served
some yells were given by the guests
for the host and hostess.
At 10 o'clock the guests arose to ex
press their thanks for the delightful
enjoyment of the evening, and to bill
their host and hostess good-night. Each
girl declared the evening a most en
Those present at the party were Miss
es Nannie Aldridge, Victoria Adams.
Lucy Austin, Alice Barrett, Mabel
Cheek, Sarah Carter, Essie Gotten, Del
la Cotten, Freda Dimmick, Opal How
ell, Jennie Gunter, Mary Graham Law
rence, Ethel Hill, Louise Homewood,
Madge Moffitt, Ora Pace, Mary Hall
Stryker, Myrtle Somers, Alice Weber,
Marjorie Burton, and Mrs. C. M. Can
The Phipsicli staff has started things
with a rush in getting out the College
Annual this year. Some members of
the staff began work on the opening
day of school, and since that time the
Phipsicli office has been the scene of
much activity. The first few days of
last week were given over to the mak
ing of individual pictures, and on Fri
day all classes were suspended and a
holiday was given for the purpose of
making group pictures. Mr. Guttkaise
of the White Studios, New York, has
been in charge of the work, and every
thing has moved on nicely.
There are still several group pictures
to be made, including athletic pictures
which cannot be made until the teams
are chosen, but these will come later.
And there may be other individual pic
tures^ but to date most of this work has
The Phipsicli, the College Annual,
which is named for the literary socie
ties, is sponsored by the senior class.
The majority of the members of the
staff come from that class. P. D. Rudd,
cdi tor-in-chief, and J. D. Barber, busi
ness manager, have been giving much
time to the work, and it is due to their
efforts that so much of the work has
already been completed. However, the
members of their class are giving all
the assistance possible, and the student
body as a whole -s co-operating with
the staff in trying to bring out an an
nual which will equal, if not surpass,
ajiy of previous years. With the com
petent and energetic staff of this year,
and the co-operation which is being
shown, there is no reason for not achiev
Go to Boston for Consultation;
Visit Rochester Church—Build
ing is to Be Very Unique.
CHRISTIANS AGAIN LEAD
SENIOR GIRLS ENJOV
Misses Aldridge and Adams Are Host>*
esses at Informal Party
PROF. H. BABCOCK READS
POE TO MANY FRESHN
Poems and Stories Are Represented in
Selections—Darkened Room Lends
Atmosphere to Stories.
Mr. L. E. Fesmire and W. E. Mar-
lette spent Monday and Tuesday of
last week on the Hill.
The members of the freshman class
were delightfully entertained Thursday
evening by Prof. H. Babcock. The en
tertainment was held in the English
classroom of the administration build
ing at 7:30 o’clock.
There were, in addition to the fresh
men, a number of upper classmen pres
On account of the crowded condition
of the room, the program rendered was
not long, but nevertheless it was a
great success, and immensely enjoyed
by those present.
The program consisted of selections
of Poe's writings, which were rendered
to the audience by Professor Babcock
in a very impressive manner.
The following selections were given;
the poems, ‘'To Helen” and “Anna
bel Lee.” In addition to these were
the following selections from Poe’s
prose writings, ‘‘Fall of the House of
Usher” and “The Mask of the Eed
Death. ’ ’
When the latter were given the lights
were darkened in order that their ghost
ly meaning might be more deeply im
pressed upon the audieiice.
J-I. B. Hunter, the architect for the
Klon rebuilding program, and Dr. W.
A. Harper returned from Boston Tues
day morning. Mr. Hunter and Dr.
Harper went to Boston to consult with
Walter S. Athearn. probably the greatest
living authority on Religious liiducation,
concerning the Christian Education
Building now being erected here.
The architect had drawn the plans for
the building under tlie direction of the
head of the lieligious Education depart
ment of Elon, and these plans were sub
mitted to Mr. Athearn. He heartily
endorsed the plans, and after a confer
ence of several hours the plans were
In the final plans arrived at the con
sultation. the new building will have the
following arrangement: On the lower
floor of the building will be the Y. M. C.
A. and Y. W. C. A. rooms. These will
be so arranged that they will be avail
able for social and recreational purposes,
as well as for the regular meetings of
those organizations. Entering upon these
rooms will be two dressing rooms at the
ends of the stage, which will make im
promptu plays possible, and they will be
equipped for moving pictures. lOach will
ha\e a kitchenette attached which will
make them a\’ailable for use by the so
cial organizations of the college. This
is an ideal arrangement for the care
of the social life of the college.
On the second floor of the building
there will be a chapel with a capacity
of 400. This chapel will be used as
the college assembly room during the
week, and for the citizens’ Sunday school
on Sunday. Opening into this large
chapel will be four class rooms for
classes in religions education. Offices for
the college pastor and the director of
religious education will be situated on
this floor of the building.
On the third floor of the new building
there will be a beginners’ department ad
joining a kindergarten for children under
four years. 'I’he primary department
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All girls, both in college and out of
college, like to get together in groups
when they can throw conventionalities
and formalities aside and give them
selves to the fun-making of the hour.
This is true in college with respect
to the senior girl as much as it is with
respect to the freshman girl, or sopho
more, or junior.
The watermelon party given last Wed
nesday night from 9 o’clock to 10:30
by Misses Nannie Aldridge and Victoria
Adams, members of the senior class, in
their room on second floor of West Dor
mitory, was of this informal kind. And,
judging by the shouts and the loud
laughing that were heard from that
room, every one present enjoyed the
party to the fullest extent.
Only senior girls were present at the
party, but there were girls sitting on
chairs, on rockers, on the window seat,
the bed, the table, and on sofa pillows
on the floor. As the girls sat thus
scattered about the room, they discuss
ed in an informal manner their past,
present, and future life at Elon College.
The main part of the talk, however, cen
tered upon the present and the future.
The refreshments, consisting of wa
termelon in the rind and “Moonshine”
kisses, served by Misses Adams ani
Aldridge, were in perfect accord with
that lack of formality w’hich was man
ifest in every other feature of the de
PRILOLOGIANS TO VARY
THEIR ANNUAL PROGRAM
Will Give Literary Program Instead of
Play—Two New Men Added
Faith Is Subject Of
Y. W. C. A. Meeting
MISS SARAH CARTER IS LEADER
Frankye Marshall Address Meeting on
“The Power of Faith and Its
Relation to Hope.”
Miss Annie Simpson spent the week
end at her home in Greensboro, N. C.
Mrs. George Norman and Mrs. Zeb
Strader and little daughter, Tiny, of
Greensboro, N. C., were the guests of
Misses Mary Lee Williams and Kate
Strader, Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Z. Rhodes, of Day
ton, Va., were here last week as the
guests of Mrs. Rhodes’ mother, Mrs.
Miss Dorothy Shortridge spent the
week-end with friends at Greensboro
College, Greensboro, N. C.
The Y. W. C. A. meeting on Sunday
evening was a very inspirational one.
The topic was “Faith,” with Miss Sa
rah Carter as leader.
The meeting opened with the song,
“Onward, Christian Soldiers,” follow
ing which Miss Mary Hall Stryker read
the scripture lesson taken from the Cth
chapter of Timothy. A prayer by Mrs.
W. A. Harper followed the scripture
Miss Carter then read the poem on
Faith, by Edgar A. Guest, and the
song, “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,”
Miss Frankye Marshall gave a very
interesting talk on Faith. She discuss
ed the power of faith in the Christian
religion, and the relation of faith to
The meeting was dismissed by. Miss
The Philologian Literary Society held
its regular meeting Monday night. Be
fore the program was rendered, two new
members were added to the Philologian
ranks. J. A. Parks and J. F, Voling,
new men on the hill, became members.
The program was the first one given
this 3’ear. and. of course, it was not up
to the standard of Philologian programs
because the men have hardly had time to
again adjust themselves to society work.
However, the new men. who liave been
taken in. are taking great interest in
the society and good work is expected
After the program business claimed the
attention of the society. The most im
portant of this was the decision to vary
the annual entertainment program. It
has been the custom of the Philologian
Society to stage an annual play on
Thanksgiving Day. These plays have
proved very successful and have drawn
many here to witness them. However,
there are some who feel that this form
of entertainment does not really show
the work of the society. This year it is
planned to give a varied literary program.
The same efforts which have made the
plays successful will be put forward in
making this literary program a success.
This decision to change the customary
form of entertainment does not mean
that the society will give no more plays.
It only means that it plans to vary the
entertainment. The society feels that it
should show the public occasionally
something of of the work it is attempting
to do as a literary society. The condi
tions this year make it very feasible for
the society to abandon its annual plays.
The buildings will not be completed in
time for it. and it would doubtless have
to be staged away from the campus.