maeoon and gold
CABKIES THE BEST
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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., OCTOBER 3, 1923
COUCH COW IS NOT
PLEASED WITH ELON IN
GAME WITH DAVIDSON
Squad Being Licked Into Shape
for Lynchburg Game Next
Saturday at Lynchburg.
barker is going fine
NINETEEN GIRLS JOIN
The Elon football squad was very
fortunate in coniing throagh the David
son game without any serious injury
Although Elon held Davidson to a low'er
score than last year and the year pre
vious to that, the team is evidently not
up to Coach Gorbov's exi)ectations be
cause of the numerous changes which
have been and are beiug tried.
Coach Corboy, in speaking of the
team since the Davidson game, said,
“The forward pass defense is anything
but good and the inability of the tqim
to cope with forward passes resulted
in two touchdowns in the Davidson
game.” For this reason much time is
beiug spent in working up defense
for forward passes. Also the use of the
forward pass was a negligible quantity
in the Davidson game due to the in
ability of both the passers and receiv
ers to function properly.
Coach is giving much time to this
feature of the offense with the expec
tation that it w'ill prove a formidable
weapon in the coming contest with
Lynchburg on October 6. The Lynch
burg game will be the first of the three
teams of the Virginia-North Carolina
coifference which will be played during
This game will give a truer estimate
of the ability of the team than the
Davidson game, as it will be a team
more in the class of Elon.
The team liad two days’ rest last
week because no game was played on
Saturday. Many of the players attend
ed the Caroliua-Wake Forest and Triu-
ity-Guilford games. Skirmish was re
sumed Monday and w'ill be continued
for the next two days.
The work of Barker and Cardwell has
been the outstanding feature of the
recent skirmishing, and they are both
pushing themselves forward in a most
conspicuous manner. It w'ill not be ai
fill unlikely if one or both of these
men would start in the Lynchburg
game somew’here in the line. ‘‘Rob’’
Brown and Elder are showing w'ell at
end positions, and Pliatt shows signs
of becoming a good man in the back-
field. With the exception of a few men
the team is in good physical condition,
and barring accidents, sliould be in good
shape for the Lynchburg game.
The Psiphelian Literary Society met
in regular session Monday night and
after transacting some business the
meeting w^as thrown open for' the re
ception of new members.
Xeneteen new members were receiv
ed. After the meeting the society made
a long line and marched to the campus
where the other societies were gath
ered. Songs and yells were given for
all of the societies. The three other
societies responded to these yells and
songs by some of their own.
The Psiphelian society is looking for
ward to a successful year. With a niein
bership of about 50 the society has
plenty of material with w’hich to work
The following members were receiv
ed: Arline Lindsay, Ala King Cow’ing,
Nannie Sue Dunn, Lillie Horne„ Mar
garet Bowman, Sallie Mae Oliver, Eu
nice Phillips, Beulali Hammer, Kath
leen Paschal, Mai’y Addie White, Mario
Nobles, Ruby Rowland, Annie Lee
Floyd. Mabel Alcorn, Grace Brewer.
Gretchen Lamb, Gw^endolyn Patton and
Mrs. Jesse Dollar.
COL. J. E. WEST VISITS
CAMPUS ENTODH HOI
TWENTY NEW GIRLS ARE
ADDED TO PSYKALEONS
ELON GIDLS TAKE PADT
IN EXCELLENT PAGEANT
Misses Ito, Sockwell, McLe?n and
Thomas Have Parts—Pageant
Given at G-ibsonville.
GUESTS IN GREENSBORO
The “Tw’o-More” orchestra, widely
known on the campus, until recently,
fis the “Midnight Serenaders,” went
to Greensboro last Friday night and
were royally entertained at the home
of M. G. Wicker, a member of the or
The members of the orchestra w’ero
pleasantly surprised to iind that Mr.
AVicker’s mother had invited a number
of girls from the N. C. C. W. to enjoy
tlie evening with tliem.
After all were acquainted the fun be
gan. Music w’as played by the orches
tra and jokes and songs were enjoyed.
During the evening Mrs. Wicker served
an ice course.
The members of the orchestra return
ed to the Hill late that evening. Thoso
enjoying Mrs. Wicker ’s hospitality were
Emerson Sides, Gordon Crymes, Gray-
don Foushee, 0. C. Johnson, Milton
Wicker and J. N. Denton.
A very beautiful and helpful page
ant was given by the Sunday schools of
Friendens and Sharon Lutheran church
es last Sunday. Taking part in this
})ageant w^ere also several Elon stu
dents. Misses Mamie Sockw^ell, Cliiyo
[to, Alma Thomas and Doris McLean.
The pageant, “The Way,” taught
Japan the pow’er and light that she
needed to save her people.
The pageant opened with Miss Sock-
well, the Si)irit of Reconstruction, send
ing her attendants of the age to bring
in Japan so that she might help Japan
to see the power and light that w'^ere
necessary to save her people.
Miss Chiyo Ito, as Japan, tells the
Spirit of Reconstruction what she has
been doing for her people. Japan sum
mons attendants to bring in Filial
Miss Doris McLean, as Filial Piety,
tolls Japan how she has guided and
kept the youth of the land thus far.
Patriotism is then summoned and
tells liow loyal they are to their coun
Education is tlien brought in by the
attendants of the age. Education tells
Japan what great work is being done
in her schools. Spirit of Reconstruction
then tells Japan that it is well that she
has all these, but that they alone can
not save her people. Japan tiien de
sires to know what else she needs. Spir-
't of Reconstruction calls forth Chris
tianity, who enters with her attendants.
Cl'ristianity gives to Filial Piety, Patri
otism and Education each a Bible which
is to be the way througli w’hich Jaj^an
may save her people. Attendants of
Christianity form a beautiful lighted
cross. Spirit of Reconstruction tells
Japan there is only one way, and that
is by the Christ who calleth, “I am the
Way, the Truth and the Light.”
This pageant was given at Frieden’^
church in the morning and at Sharons,
in Gibsonville, Sunday evening.
The parts w'ere well played by all
those taking part. Misses Ito and
Sockwell had the leading parts and
played them well. The costumes were
beautiful and the entire scene was im
pressive. The most impressive, how
ever, was the large white cross which
was formed by ten girls dressed in
white. They took their places on a
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Approves Building Work — Insists on
Entrances and Walks to Improve
Appearancej of Campus.
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia J. E.
West, w'ho is a member of the emer
gency and building committees of Elon,
visited the grounds here Friday after
noon to inspect the new buildings and
acquaint himself in detail with the pro
gress being made on the rebuilding pro
gram work. He expressed himself as
highly pleased with the fine progress
of the w’ork, and that he was particv;-
larly gratified over the extremely con
venient arrangement of the buildings
as to location on the campus and th3
fine construction plans and arrange
ments in the interior ,of the buildings
Col. West came to Elon from Win
ston-Salem, where he had paid a visH
to Dr. W. W. Staley, who has been ill
in a hospital there for several w^eeks.
After spejuling a part of the afternoon
at Elon Colonel West returned to Suf
folk Friday night.
After looking over the plant and ex
pressing his approval of all that had
been done, Colonel West further insist
ed, as a member of the building com
mittee, that the fence and entrances
proposed for the campus should be made
a part of the rebuilding program, to
gether with the laying of concrete
walks and the making of driveways
through the campus, as outlined by the
architect and landscape gardener. He
insisted that these items be taken up
at the earliest poslible moment.
Monday evening was unique for the
Psykaleon Literary Society, its first
new members being taken in at this
time. The society was formed in Feb
ruary, 1923, and already, by hard work'
and unceasing effort, it has made itself
one of the forward moving forces on
The society feels that it is especially
fortunate in the personnel of its new
members. Twenty girls were added to
it, and these seemed to catch the Psy
kaleon spirit immediately.
Several inspiring talks were made by
the old members for the benefit of new
girls. Miss Lucy Austin welcomed the
girls into the society, and Miss Marv
Lee Foster spoke of the spirit of pro
gress that pervades it and makes it
one of the outstanding organizations on
After the meeting was over the Psy
kaleon girls gathered around a bonfire
and toasted marshmallow's, sang and
Those w'ho joined the society are as
follows: Misses Dessie Banks, Helen
Battley, Judith Black, Frances Hook,
Bessie Hudson, Lela Johnson, Zondal
Myers, Mary Stout, Wiley Stout, Esther
Tarkington, Thelma Taylor, Frances
Turner, Ruth Vuncannon, Louise Wat
kins, Mary Herbert Watkins, Madge
Woods, Myrtle Vickers, Blanche Reit-
zel, Elena Tavara and Mary Stew'art.
GHOUND IS BHOKEN FOH
LAST BUILDING IN PLAN
OF HEBDILOING PHOGRAM
Drs. Barrett and Wellons Pres
ent—Science Heads Partici
pate in Ceremony.
TO BE SCIENCE BUILDING
Delta Upsiloii Kappa
Has Evening Outing
GIRLS SERVE SUPPER IN OPEN
Club Hikes to Country for Deliglitful
Picnic—Miss Morrow Chap
erones the Outing.
OR. WICKER PLEADS FOR
Eloquent Speaker Before Masonic Bod
ies at Charlotte Says Value Work
Depends on Education.
Dr. W., C. Wicker, member of the Elon
faculty on leave of absence to engage
in educational work for the Masonic
fraternity, last Thursday evening deliv
ered a forceful address in Charlotte be
fore members of the order there. The
following account of his address is tak
en from the Charlotte Observer:
Wednesday afternoon Delta Upsilon
Kappa, with its official chaperone. Miss
Deloris Morrow, hiked out to a meadow'
outside the town and enjoyed a delight
ful camp supper.
It was an altogether pleasant siglit
to see eleven middy-clad girls walking
down the road singing and talking.
When they reached their destination
they made pictures in all kinds of pos
tures and groups. Then a fire was
built and an appetizing supper was
cooked. Yes, they had hot-dogs, and
bacon and eggs, besides a bountiful
supply of sandwiches—and gallons of
After supper they all sat around the
fire and toasted marshmallows. Then,
as girls will do, they began singing to
the accompaniment of ukuleles.
Then the moon came creeping up
from behind the dark pines. It told
them that it was time to start back to
the dormitory and study hour. When
they reached the campus the girls got
together and gave the Delta U. yell.
Every girl enjoyed the outing very
much, and declared this picnic the best
they have had yet. Those members en
joying the camp supper were Misses
Deloris Morrow', Madge MofBtt, Freda
Dimmick, Jennie Gunter, Clarene Lin
coln, Mary Lee Foster, Mary Lee Will
iams, Ruby Atkinson, Lillian Harrell,
Kate Strader and Alice Barrett.
Misses Essie and Della Gotten spent
the week-end at their home in Greens
boro, N. C.
Miss Nannie Aldridge spent the week
end very pleasantly w'ith her parents
at Union Ridge, N. C.
“Education multiplies the value of
work,’" declared Dr. W. C. Wicker, edu
cational field secretary of the grand
lodge of Masons of North Carolina, in
addressing the Masons of Charlotte and
vicinity at the Masonic temple last
night, under the auspices of Charlotte
chapter. Royal Arch Masons.
One of the strongest appeals perhaps
ever heard in the Masonic temple was
that made by Dr. Whicker in behalf of
the Masonic bodies’ support of the edu
cational movement, which began with
the Masonic service association.
Dr. Wicker began by telling his hear
ers that at the outbreak of the World
war, the Masonic fraternity had no na
tional organization for the relief of
suffering humanity, and for a time was
barred from the camps while other na
tional organizations were permitted to
operate in the camps, w'hich brought
about the Masonic service association,
which is now heartily supporting th'^
educational movement throughout the
whole of North America.
Dr. Wicker pleaded with his Masonic
brethren for higher education, and said
that while doctors, dentists, lawyers
and other professional people were re
quired to spend five to six years in pro
fessional training, after passing the
academic stage, yet thousands of pub
lic school teachers are without profes
sional training beyond the high school.
Dr. Wicker stressed the importance
of the rural sections being given equal
opoprtunities, w'ith better schools, and
urged the education of the young gen
erations, upon whose shoulders rest the
ideals of American religious and civil
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Ground was broken here yesterday
afternoon at 4:30 p. ni. for the fifth
and final building of the Elon College
rebuilding program. This last building
is to be the Science Hall. The building
which w'as begun some months ago for
the Science Hall has been changed to
the Christian Education Building, the
two buildings being the same size and
Several reasons necessitated thid
change. The building committee after
consideration decided that it would bo
better to exchange the location on the
campus of these two buildings so as to
have the Cliristian Education Building
farther away from the dormitories. Mr.
M. Orban. Jr., who donated $50,000 for
the erection of the Christian Education
Building ,also preferred for the Chris
tian Education Building to be on the
south of the campus facing the railroad.
The Science Hall wall house all the
science laboratories. The j)hysics de
partment will occupy the first floor. The
geology, biology and zoology labora
tories wil Ibe located on the second
floor, and the department of chemistry
will take the entire tliird floor of the
This building is given to the College
by many friends all over the territory
of the Christian Church. Many pledges
have been made by alumni and friends
toward this building, and many cash
contributions have been received. The
building is to be 120 by 64 feet, three
stories high, and the cost of erection is
estimated at $60,000.
A very simple but impressive cere
mony was held as the first shovels of
dirt were removed for the foundation.
After prayer by Dr. J. Pressley Bar
rett, editor of the Christian Sun, Dr.
N. F. Brannock, head of the department
of chemistry; Prof. A. L. Hook, head o^
the department of physics, and Prof.
T. E. Pow'ell, head of the departments
of geology and biology, removed the
first dirt for the building. Little Sarah
Virginia Hook and Will Wyatt, Jr.,
then took a second shovel of dirt from
the foundation and posed for their pic
ture. Prayer was then offered by Rev.
J. W. Wellons. D. D., now in his 98th
year. Both Drs. Barrett and Wellons
have been members of the Board of
Trustees of the College since its be
ginning, 34 years ago. President W. A.
Harper was in charge of the ceremony
of beginning the new Science Building.
SENIOR CLASS FILLS
The Senior class held its regular class
meeting on Tuesday morning immedia-
ately after chapel. Nearly every mem
ber of the class w'as present, and an
interesting meeting was held.
C. H. Thomas was elected treasurer
of the class to take the place of W. L.
Haslett, who was elected last year but
did not return to school this fall. Es
sie Mae Gotten w'as elected Maroon and
Gold reporter for the year.
The seniors have started out with re
newed vigor and it is the public opin
ion that '24 will make an excellent rec
ord in all of her undertakings during
The men of the Senior class chose C.
W”. Hook as their official representative
on the Students Senate.