maboon and gold
CAEEIES THE BEST
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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, NOVEMBER 14, 1923
Corboy Machine Victorious
Over Guilford Quakers In
Annual Grid Fight Saturday
game ends? too
E FOREST 10 pmy
Hainer and Kirkland Are Out
standing Stars for Elon;
allston captures pass
Both lines Hold Wlien BaU is Within
Two Yards of G-oal Line—Guilford
Tries Piitile Overhead Game.
Coue Park, Greensboro, was again the
hattle ground of the Fighting Chris
tiana last Saturday wlien they defeat
ed their ancient rivals, the Quakers,
from Guilford College. The score of
7 to 0 is a pretty good iHdieatiou of
how evenly matched the two teams
were. It was a nip-and-tuck affair
iilmost tliroughout the entire game.
Elon's chance came at the eud of
the first period when a fnmble by Mc-
Baae gave them the ball on the nine-
yard line. Hainer rushed around end
for four yards and the quarter ended.
At the start of the second quarter Hai
ner received a pass from Kirkland and
dashed around left end to carry the
ball over the goal line. Richardson
4rop-kicked for the extra poiut.
Guilford was able to gain but little
■through Elon’s line and their few end
runs were less successful. The Quakers
then resorted to an almost entirely
overhead game, which accounted for
Tpractically all of their large gains.
Elon diversified her plays, skirting
rfiround end for large gains, plunging
the line, executing lateral passes and
•completing three of their seven for
ward passes. “Chubby^' Kirkland and
Hainer were without doubt the out
standing players for the Christians.
During the first part of the game Hai
ner made much yardage by end runs
•and his line rushes. Kirkland was in
«everv play. Time and again he skirt-
■fid around Guilford’s left end for gains
which netted Elon several first downs.
’Frank Allston snatched some of the
glorv in the game when he intercept
ed a forward pass and made a spectac
ular dash of 14 yards before he was
^Guilford had the pep and a fighting
■spirit. It was this that kept Elon from
Tolling up a large score against them.
In the first period this spirit asserted
itself when Kirkland by successive end
runs had carried the ball to within two
yards of the goal line, and the Elon
lean) was held for downs.
Just at the close of the second period
"Guilford launched their aerial attack
and a pass by C. McBane to Block
Smith counted for 25 yards. Later in
Ihe period Smith intercepted a for-
■ward pass and ran the ball back 13
yards, putting the oval on Elon’s 25-
yard line. Two passes then put the ^
"ball 12 yards from the goal line, when
the half ended. In the third period
a forward pass by McBane to English
resulted in a 50-yard gain for Guilford
and put the ball on Elon’s 29-yard line.
Here Guilford was forced to punt, giv
ing the Christians the ball on the 20-
yard line. After an exchange of punts
the Quakers received the ball and two
more completed forward passes result
ed in their carrying the pig-skin to the
20-yard line. Casey raced around the
-end for three yards and a pass, McBane
to McBane, put the ball two yards from
the goal line, when the third period
The Fighting Christians lived up to
'.their name and fought back the Quaker
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Hard Game is Expected—Squad Now
Preparing for Battle—Will Close
Season for Elon Team.
J. E. WHITESELL
The football season at Elon comes to
a close on Saturday w'hen Elon meets
Wake Forest. Interest is very keen
in this game, although the Baptists are
expected to win.
Elon hns w’on four of her eight games
scheduled this sccson and lost three.
The four teams over which the Chris
tians have triumphed are Lynchburg,
Emory and Henry, Hampden-Sydney
;ind Guilford. Elon has lost to Kings
College, Davidson and Trinity.
It w'ould indeed be a fitting close to
a very successful season if Elon should
win from Wake Forest. However, the
most optimistic feci tliat the best Elon
can hope for is to put up a good game
against the Demon Deacons.
Last year Elon lost to the Baptists
7 to 0, although outplaying them for
tliree periods of the game. This year
Wake Forest seems to have a much
stronger team than last year.
The Maroon and Gold squad is in
pretty good condition after the Guil
ford game. Practice is being held as
usual and if notliing goes wrong Coach
Corboy will have his team at its best
to battle the Deacons Saturday.
The game w^ill start at'3 p. m.
Elon fullback whose defensive
work against Guilford in the back
field figured greatly in his team's
Y. W. SUBJECT SyNDAY
NIGHT IS GOIID BOOKS
Misses Patton and Lawrence Are Lead
ers—Miss Fisher Sings—Many-
Good Books Mentioned.
Is A Visitor Here
SPEAKS AT THE CHAPEL SERVICE
Dr. W. S. Long, Pirst President of Elon,
is Present—Conducts Devo
TO CONTEST FOB ELON
Eight Representatives Are Chosen for
Debates With Lenoir and Emory-
Now playing his third year of
football. Originally used at guard,
but shifted to tackle this year and
now playing the best football of
Forensic contests of iiiter-collegiate
character for the Elon students have
been arranged, a dual debate with Le
noir College on April 11 and a dual
debate with Emory and Henry College
on January 18. Debates with other
colleges are pending and will be an
With Lenoir College the following
qucrv will be debated: ‘‘Resolved—
That tlie intcr-allied war debts grow
ing out of the World War should be
cancelled.” W. B. Terrell and M. L.
Patrick will represent Elon on the af
firmative side of the question and will
speak at Lenoir. Henry Peel and J.
O. Atkinson, Jr., will uphold the nega
tive at home.
With Emory and Henry the question,
“Resolved—That the defeated bonus
measure for World War veterans should
be passed,” will be discussed. For
this debate H. C. Hainer and J. T.
Banks will constitute one team, and
G. C. Mann and O. C. Johnson the other.
The former will represent the afflrma*
tive and will speak at Emory and Hen
ry, and the latter will uphold the nega
tive argument at home.
Held Here Saturday
COL. DON E. SCOTT IS SPEAKER
OEBATE FEATURES ON
Discuss Harding’s Administration—The
Negative Wins—Other Numbers
on Program Are Good.
The T. W. C. A. program on Sunday
evening was on the subject, “Books
and a Better Life.” The leaders were
Misses Gwendolyn Patton and Mary
It is always a great pleasure and in-
apiration to the Elon students to have
their loyal friends and supporters visit
and talk to them. Last Tuesday morn
ing at the regular chapel period the
students were given a double delight
of this kind.
After the students, led by Professor
Greenwood, sang the college song. Dr.
Harper introduced the “man who first
dreamed Elon,” Dr. W. S. Long, the
first president of the college. Although
Dr. Long is not so well known person
ally among the present student body,
he was warmly welcomed as a staunch
friend, and as one of the founders of
the institution. Dr. Long conducted tlie
devotional exercises, taking for the Bi
ble reading a part of Pliil. 4. This scrip
ture reading was followed by earnest
The second friend whom President
Harper introduced was the Field Sec
retary of Administration and Leader
ship Training of the Christian Church,
Mr. Hermon Eldredge. Mr. Eldredge
is a man who needs no introduction at
Elon, unless it be to the freshmen.
Among the members of the other three
classes he is known, esteemed and ad
Mr. Eldredge took for a text “The
Spirit of Christian Education.” “This
spirit looks both forward and back
ward,” Mr. Eldredge stated in the
beginning. “It looks back to Christ
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Burlington People Take Part in Pro
gram—Special Music by Choir;
Service Very Impressive.
The meeting opened with a song and
prayer service. There was a chain of
sentence prayers .as well as a prayer
led by Miss Frankye Marshall. Miss
Patton read the scripture lesson.
Miss Florence Fisher then sang Kip-
iiug’s “Recessional.” This beautiful
song was well sung and was quite ap
propriate to be sung on Armistice Day.
Following the song Miss Lawrence
gave an excellent discussion on books.
One of the best ways in which a good
book serves its purpose is in carrying
great thoughts from one age to anoth
er, she said. Books may be considered
as companions. As tiiere are many
kinds of companions, there are many
kinds of books. There are books of
travel, history, and fiction, and books
dealing with numerous other subjects.
Another comparison with companions
favorable to books was: “A book can
be closed and laid aside at will: a com
panion is not so easily disposed of.”
Tlie best informed persons are the
well-read persons. Wc should not, how
ever allow books to think for us, but
we should read them to weigh and con
Miss Lawrence then mentioned sev
eral qualities of a good book, stating
that character portrayed is the chief of
these. We are unconsciously influenced
by the characters in the books we read.
She also mentioned several characters
from classic authors. Some of these
were: Kamola and Adam Bede, from
George Eliot’s work; Amy Robsart
from Scott’s Kenilworth, and Oliver
Twist, from Dickens.
I The meeting was closed by a song
A very fitting and impressive Armis
tice Day service was held in the College
chapel at 10 o’clock Saturday morning.
Col. Don B. Scott, of Graham, was the
principal speaker for the occasion, and
delivered a very appropriate address.
Colonel Scott reviewed the great war
and made his audience feel that the
horribleness of those four j^ears was
again taking place. He spoke of the
great part played by the American sol
diers in winning the great struggle.
Colonel Scott sai'd that the soldiers had
a right to expect that this great na
tion. would take its place in the affairs
of the world. He stated that our repre
sentatives were just eaves-droppers at
the backdoor in the conferences that
are held in Europe. The speaker ex
pressed the belief that America would
yet awaken to her opportunities as a
world leader and would keep faith with
those who fought and are yet living,
and those who lie in Flanders field.
Preceding tlie introduction of Colonel
Scott by Dr. W. P. Lawrence, w'ho paid
him a high tribute as a soldier and a
gentleman, the audience sang “Amer
ica,” and Dr. Thomas F. Oj)ie, of Bur
lington, led the invocation . After the
praver the choir sang ‘ ‘ America the
Beautiful.” After the address a trio
composed of Miss Madge Mofi&tt, Mrs.
L. W. Vaughn, and Mr. Williams of
Burlington, sang “Tenting Tonight.”
Just before 11 o ’clock the audience
bowed in silent prayer and at the hour
of 11 a bugle in a distant room sound
ed taps, which was responded to by
the women of the choir singing the
The service was concluded by the
singing of “The Star Spangled Ban
ner,” after which Dr. N. G. Newman
pronounced the benediction.
The Psykaleou Literary Society met
in the girls ’ gym Monday night. After
the regular business meeting the fol
lowing program was given:
Original short story, “Inspiration
Supplied,” by Miss Franlsye Marshall.
This was a very thrilling love story,
well organized and well read.
Following this was a debate of un
usual interest on the query, “Resolved
—That Warren G. Harding’s adminis
tration was a success.” The afiirma-
tive was upheld by Misses Opal How
ell and Essie Tarkington, while Misses
Ora Belle Pace and Mary Stout pre
sented the negative side. The judges
decided in favor the negative, naming
Miss Tarkington as beat speaker on the
affirmative and Miss Stout as best on
Miss Kuth Voncannon then gave a
piano solo, “To a Wild Rose.’’ This
was very beautiful and well rendered.
Miss Helen Battley gave current
events. Miss Battley’s events were
well chosen, covering a wide range.
The last number was a reading, “Oh,
I Don’ Know,” by Miss Myrtle Vick
ers. This was a very humorous read
ing and Miss Vickers showed much tal
ent in presenting it.
NEVELE CLUB MEETS
Tlie Nevele Club met Tuesday eve
ning with Dean Louise Savage and
Miss Ethel Hill in the reception hall
of West Dormitory. The hall was very
attractive in its decorations of chry
santhemums and potted plants. Every
member came with work basket, and
soon busy needles and fingers flew while
gossip was also on the wing. A delic-
i'ous course of salad and punch was serv
ed during the evening. Nevele meets
next with Dr. Helfenstein and Miss
Berkley, November 20.
Miss Gretchen Somers spent the week
end at her home in Wilson, N. C.