maroon and gold
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SEE OTJB ADVEBTISEBS
ELON COLLEGE, N. C, OCTOBER lo, 1923
Elon Eleven Take Game From
Lynchburg Squad In Stirring
Gridiron Battle At Lynchburg
WIN GAME 3 TO 0
Richardson's Drop Kick Scores
Points for Christians—Kirk
land Plays Well.
teams evenly MATCHED
Whitt and Parker Feature for Elon’s
Opponents—Game is Nip and
Tuck Affair Throughout.
ELON RESERVES MEET
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL
Yesterday afternoon the Elon
College Reserves engaged iu a prac
tice game of football with the Gra-
liam I-Iigh School team preparatory
to the Varsity team journeying to
King College and tlie second string
men, fainiliarly known as the
“Boar Cats,” to High Point where
they will engage the High Point in
dependents in a contest on Satur-
PROGRAM OF INTEREST
Debate Oommunity Church for Elon;
Affirmative Wins—Scott is
Best on Preliminaries.
The KloiJ football team defeated the
Lyiiehbin-g tcriiu in a hard fought tus
sle Saturday at Lynchburg, Va. The
3 to 0 score of the ga)iie woubl indicate
something of tlie kind of football that
was played. Both teams were nearly
evenly matchcil, although Elon ma'
have had the edge on their opponents
ill weight in the line.
In the first two periods the ilaroon
and Gold squad gained consistently
through the line and by the use of short
forward passes, which were well han
dled by A. Brown, Elon’s left end.
Elon carried the ball for a distance of
65 yards, but Lynchburg braced on the
lo-yard line and took the ball on downs.
Witt got around his own right end for
33 yards. Lynchburg lost the ball on
Elon’s 45-yard line and the Christians
■carried it back on two short passes and
two plays around Lynchburg’s left end
to the latter’s 28-yard line, when th-2
The Second Period
In the second period Elon rushed the
ball to Lynchburg's 8-yard line on a
^ilay around their left end, but lost se\-
eral y'ards when Brown was thrown ,foi
It was at this period of the game
that Richardson, a freshman and iirst
year man who claims Suffolk, Va.. as
his home, was sent in for E. Brown.
The little warrior, weigliing only 130,
dropped back to the 23-yard line, and.
taking his time, beautifully drop-kicked
a goal which accounted for Elon’s vic
On Elon’s kick-off Witt caught the
ball and ran it back to the middle of
the field; Parker took the ball through
right guard for 5 yards, but an at
tempted end run by Witt gained only
1 yard. Elon held for downs. Elon
made 5 yards on a delayed pass and
added 5 more when Brown caught a
short pass over center,
Elon kicked at the beginning of the
second half, Parker running the ball
back 3 yards before being downed. Elon
secured the ball on another fumble but
was forced to kick to Lynchburg’s 20-
Tard line. It was a nip and tuck affair
from then on to the end of the quarter.
In the last quarter the ball changed
hands several times. After Witt had
failed to gain on several attenuated end
runs, Elon secured the ball on their
own 20-yard line. Elon was then forced
to kick, after being penalized, the ball
going to the middle of the field. Here
Witt was thrown for a loss and Lynch
burg kicked. Lynchburg got the ball
on a fumble by Elon on the latter’s 20*
yard line, the game ending with the
ball in Lynchburg’s possession.
Witt, who was the outstanding i)layer
for Lynchburg last year in its tie game
of 6-6 with Elon, was unable to gain
ranch ground, being thrown for losses
several times. However, his interfer
ence was not as good as it could have
been. Parker’s work in hitting the
line, and tlie tackling of Clark, Notting
ham and Salowich were the features for
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The “Boar Cats,” who ran into
difficulty on the Oak Eidge field
last Satu.day in their first game,
have materially strengthened their
line-up and propose to give the
High T’ointers the battle of their
After turning in a win over the
strong Lyncliburg team last Sat
urday, the Varsity team is encour
aged in the game with King Col
lege at Bristol, Tenn., and while
King College came into southern
fame a few years ago by making
more than 200 points iu one game,
the Elon Varsity expects to hold
the score down and to give them a
RIG STACK FALLS THIS
liORNMG POWER PLANT
Breaks About Half Way Up and Falls
in Rear of Plant—Much Work is
Done to Improve the Service.
The rebuilding program of the College
will have to be added to again. This
morning.about 8:30 the old smoke stack
which has towered above the two big
boilers at the power house for about
seven years decided that it had served
long enough. It broke in two about
half way up and came crashing down
into the coal yard in the rear of the
plant. It did very little damage to
the plant, demolishing the shed in the
rear and breaking several windows.
Although it may take several la/s
to get a new stack in place, this will
not interfere very much with the heat
ing, as the part of the stack which
remains will be used until replaced by
a new one.
Mr. Eothgeb, the superintendent of
the plant, has been feeling good be
cause he was fortunate enough to have
his steam lines in shape to get heat on
the buildings when the first cold snap
came. IVIuch work has been done dur
ing the summer, and much more is to
be done, in improving the heating sys
tem of the College. The plant itself is
not a very imposing structure, but the
equipment and the service of tlie plant
are about as efficient as can be founrl
on any college campus the size of Elon
in the state. The plant will eventually
be remodeled, after the more important
buildings of the rebuilding program are
The I’hilolojrian Literary Society met
in its re.ii'ulnr m^^etin^' Monday night.
The work of the nipn showed that the
society is whippius itself into shape for
a successful year’s activity.
M. Johnson befran tlie program
ith an interesting account of lus trip
to Elon through the country on a motor
cycle. W, A. Lindley followed with a
talk on the new conceptions of college
lif(‘ as a sophomore. IL W. May dis
cussed liis favorite authors, naming sev
eral American authors in his list. G.
C. Mann gave an interesting talk on
the duties and ])leasures of a high school
])rincipal. P. D. JUidd told of his trip
to Canada. W. T. Scott gave the so
ciety members some \aluable sugges
tions about making the most of society
work. The speaker declared that the
literary societies carry on a work that
is not provided by any other agency in
the college, T. E. >Smith told of the
new i)rovisions for the improvement of
the physical traiiiing of the college. T.
V. Huey enumerated the industries of
Alabama, pointing out the potential
water power of his state. .T. V, Simp
son related his exjieriences as salesman
for alumnium ware during the summer.
He also named several characteristics
essential to successful salesmanship.
The Junior ('hurch and the. Community
I’rogram was discussedjby W. B. Terrell.
Mr. Terrell stated tlial Elon was taking
the lead in this kind of church work.
The Phoenix Ttility Company and its
work at ^loncure. \orth Carolina, was
the subject of a very interesting talk
by U. W. T'tley. lie declared that this
Company -was one of the largest in the
world, and that it was building a large
auxiliary steam plant near Moncure.
Following this a vp]-y interesting de
bate revolved around the cjuery. “Re
solved, that Elon College should organize
a community church.” M. L. Patrick.
Dan Wicker and Sion M. Lynam cham
pioned the affirmative, while Milton
AA'icker. E. E, Snotheily and W. W.
Woody upheld the negative. The deci
sion committee declared in favor of the
alfirmative. T. Scott was named as
best oratorically evening, and
S. M. Lynam and ^V. ^V. Woody best
on their respective sides of the debate.
Elon Bear Cats Lose
To Oak Ridge Eleven
The Elon Bear Cats, led by their val
iant captain, Jack Underwood, went on
rampage against the Oak Ridge grid
iron warriors last Saturday afternoon,
but ran into some slight difficulty be
fore the dus tof battle had cleared
away. Later it was found that the
visitors had been snowed under by a
score of 59 to 0.
The Bear Cats, however, are not very
discouraged on account of the odds
against which they fought. The Oak
Ridge team had been excelelntly coach
ed and presented an aerial attack that
completely distracted their opponents,
and played end runs that usually net
ted them long gains. Due to the fact
that Coach Corboy has been obliged to
give his attention to the Varsity, the
Bear Cats have not had the training
that is necessary for a winning team,.
The Oak Ridge players were unable to
gain ground through the Bear Cat line,
which is rather strong this year.
With a week of practice in strength
ening their weakest points the Bear
Cats hope to make a better showing
when they opjDOse the High Point Inde
pendents on Saturday of this week.
GIVEN BY CLIO SOCIETY
Meeting is Featured by Strong Debate;
Weathers, Eider and Abell Are
Mentioned by Judges.
PSYKALEONS ENGAGE IN
STODY OF ROBERTRORNS
New Members of Society Take Part on
Program for First Time—Do
Mrs. Harper Hostess
At Delightful Party
GIVEN THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Faculty Members and Townspeople Are
G-uests at President’s Home—Music
by College Orchestra.
Miss W'innie DuRant spent two days
last week in Greensboro attending the
State Convention of the United Daugli-
ters of the Confederacy. Miss DuRant
holds her membership with the Dixie
Chaptei'. Washington City, where she
has resided for the past five years.
Miss Madge MofHtt spent the week
end at her home in Ramseur, N. C.
Miss Helen Rhodes spent the week-end
at N. G. C. W\ in Greensboro. N. C..
A delightful party, given in honor of
the ne\\' members of the college faculty,
was given Thursday afternoon from
.liOO to 0:30 p. m, at the home of Presi
dent and Mrs. W. A. Harper by the
faculty members and the citizens of the
President and Mrs. Harper received
the guests informally at the door, and
introduced the new members of the faculty
not only to the receiving line, but to all
the friends attending.
Green and yellow, with pink in the
dining room, was used as the color
scheme. Golden rod decorated the receiv
ing rooms, and ophelia roses and pink
candles adorned the dining room.
After a period of conversation the
guests were invited into the dining room
by Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Lawrence and
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The Psykaleon Society met in regular
session Monday night in the girls’ gym.
This was the first meeting in which the
new members too active part on the pro
gram, By the excellent spirit which
they showed in rendering their work they
made the old members feel esi)ecially
fortunate and i)roud to have such splen
did co-operation from them.
After the usual order of business the
following program was rendered:
“Life of Robert Burns.” by Miss
Ruth Crawford. ]\Iiss Crawford gave
gave the most important events iu the
life of Bu)-ns and prepared the way for
the rest of the program which consisted
of his works.
Miss Alma Smith read two of Burns'
poems : “Flow Ontly Sweet Afton.” and
“A Fond Kiss.” Miss Smith read these
poems in her usual pleasing manner.
^tliss Margaret Cobitt next rendered
a ]nano solo. *‘I‘raeludium.’* which add
ed much to the enjoyment of the pro
gram. Miss Cobitt being an accomplish
ed musician, her selection was appreciat
ed very much by the society.
Miss Lucy Austin gave a paper entitled
“What Modern Critics Say of Burns in
the Literary ^^'orld.■■’ In tliis paper
she sliowed that Burns' poems are un
equaled and that he was a Shakespeake
Several very interesting news items
were tlien read by Miss Blanche Keitzel
who is a new member but bids fair to
become a real Psykaleon.
“The Jolly Juniors Place in College
Life.” by Miss Ruby Atkinson. The
Junior class had been considered of no
special importance in college life but
since hearing Miss Atkinson’s paper the
society was forced to change its opinion
and realize that they play a large part
in all phases of college life.
The program was concluded by a duet,
“Auld Lang Syne,** by Misses Judith
1-llack and Bessie Banks. This song be
ing vvell rendered, was enjoyed by all.
especially since the young ladies are new
members in the society.
The Clio Literary Society enjoyed a
very i)leasant session at its regular meet
ing on Tuesday of this week. Although
the work in the society has not yet reach
ed the standard which the members have
set for themselves, this meeting approach
ed it closer than any so far.
Humor was furnished by G, A. Pearce,
who succeeded in entertaining the mem
bers by his amusing remarks which were
given in very good style.
M. A. McLeod then expressed his
opinion as to who were the seven greatest
Americans of history. gi\ ing reasons why
he had chosen these seven from the host
of famous American leaders. He select
ed Lincoln, Dewey, Edison, ilark Twain,
Roosevelt. Washington, and Wilson.
The next number was. Inside Facts
About Smoking and Smokers. ilr.
Rirchai-dson gave the society a very in
teresting treatment of this subject. Ac
cording to Mr. Richardson smoking is
indulged in by all classes of society, in
cluding athletes who smoke on the sly.
About eight and one-half times as mauy
cigarettes are sold than cigars, accord
ing to statistics.
II. C. Hainer gave the society some
fine suggestions on “How To Get The
Most From Society Work,” and advised
the new men to observe all the good
qualities of the speakers and to benefit
A reading, “At Boai'ding School,’' was
given by G, C, ^Vhite, after which Wil
lard Cardwell gave an interesting bio
graphy of the life of O. Henry.
The query for debate was, “Resolved,
that economics should take the place of
foreign languages in our schools.” W.
C. Elder as a. defender of the affirmative
maintained iu a striking manner that if
economics were studied more there would
be less suffering and better conditions in
the world and challenged the negative to
prove that foreign languages were more
important than human lives. II. G.
Moorman assisted Mr. Elder and brought
out some points in defense of his side.
S. II. Abell volunteered to come to the
rescue of the negative and stated that
economics were as dependent on foreign
languages as all vegetation was dependent
upon moisture for growth. A plan for
the solution of the problem was given
by ilr. Weathers who thought that the
curriculum could be made broad enough
to include both economics and foreign
The Judges declared the debate won
by the negative and decided on W. C.
Elder as best speager on the affirmative
and W. S. Weathers for the negative,
and awarded Mr. Abell honorable men
tion as volunteer speaker.
Donor Of Building
Visits The Campus
OTHERS ARE ALSO -VISITORS HERE
P. J. Carlton and Brother Approve the
Work—Dr. -W. S. Long and Others
Have Pictures Made Under Gum.
Misses Mary and Wiley Stout and
Jennie Gunter spent the week-end at
their homes in Sanford, N. C.
r. ,T. Carlton, of Richmond. Va., a
member of tlie Board of Trustees of
Elon College, and donor of the $.50,000
to erect tlie Liln-ary Building on the
coileg:e campus here, paid a visit to Elon
Sunday with his brotlier, Herbert Carl
ton. of Kaleigh. They gave their hearty
approval to tlie rebuilding program and
was pleased with the progress being
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