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SEE OUR ADVERTISERS
ELON COLLEGE, N. C., NOVEMBER 28, 1923
T AND SEiTE CAeiNETS
GOESIS OF YOUNG WOMEN
pean Savage is Guest of Honor—Infor
mal Evening Proves a Most
Dr. Wicker Delivers
The reception hall of West Dormitory
was a scene of much merriment and joy
last Thursday evening, when the cabinets
o£ Y. W. G.' A. and of the Student Coun
cil were hostesses to the cabinets of the
V. M. C. A. and the Student Senate.
The guest of honor was Miss Louise
Savage, dean of women.
The room was prettily decorated with
fall flowers. Piano music was furnished
1)T Miss Frankye Marshall while the
hostesses, together with their guests, as
eembled. Miss Della Gotten sang, in a
jaost pleasing manner, “Toy Shop
Heroes.” and, as an encore, “My Laddie.”
Miss Mary Lee Fo.ster accompanied her
on the piano. Banana and pimento
sandwiches, with punch, were served by
the social committee of Y. W. 0. A.
During the evening old-fashioned
games were played. These tended great
ly to increase the home-like atmosphere
of the party, and, of course, added much
to the fun. The party was purely an
informal one, and those in charge suc
ceeded in making it a pleasurable and
highly enjoyable one.
Those present were: Misses Louise
Savage, Frankye Marshall, Essie Got
ten, Della Gotten, Sarah Carter. Kate
Strader, Mary Lee Foster, Jennie Gunter,
Margaret Joe Ballentine, Ruth Craw
ford. Mamie Sockwell, Marjorie Burton,
Ruby Rowland, Alice Weber, Victoria
Adams, Bessie Martin, Nettie Harris,
Myrtle Somers. Margaret Terry, I;ucy
Austin, Annie Mae Lackey, Lillian Har
rell; and Messrs. Frank Allston, Mil
ton Wicker, S. II. Abell, Mark Mc
Adams, John Smith, P. D. Rudd. W. L.
McLeod, A. L. Combs, J. R. Bennett, C.
W. Hook, JI. L. Patrick, J. R. Barker,
W. T. Scott, R. H. Gunn, Clyde Gordon,
M. G, Stanley, J. D. Barber, G. II. Thom
as, and E. E. Smotherly.
GIVEN IN NEW SOCIETY HALL
Moving Pictures Used to Show Great
Work of Masonic Order—Lecture
Entertaining and Helpful,
THANKSGIVING IS THE '
THEME OF y, W,
A very delightful treat was enjoyed
Monday evening when Rev. W. C.
Wicker very interestingly entertained the
students with an illustrated lecture.
.Moving pictures were used to make clear
a subject which was very beneficial to
The value to society of men w'ho strive
to achieve through honest endeavor and
general agreeableness was emphasized.
In the picture the man who accom
plished hard tasks with cheerfulness w^as
advanced very rapidly, whereas his friend
who believed the world ow^ed him a liv
ing without any sacrifice or extra effort
on his part, finally became a worthless,
trouble-maker and menace to society.
The man, who had a different attitude,
was admitted to the masonic fraternity
because of his excellent character, but
Iiis friend was refused.
Throughout the picture emphasis was
laid on the high standards of the masonic
order. Rev. Mr. Wicker is now engaged
in Masonic work and his lectures are
very much appreciated by the students
for their entertainment as well as for
thMr instructive quality. Entertainment
which is very necessary to every one is
made to secure a double purpose if it is
instructive as well as entertaining.
Misses Gotten and Turner Are Leaders;
Many Helpful Tilings Mentioned;
Many Take Part.
Miss Atkinson Weds
Russell T. Bradford
CEREMONY AT DRIVER, VIRGINIA
Elon Young Woman Becomes Bride of
CHKISTMAS SEALS A HEALTH
Tlianksgiving Spirit Pervades Meeting;
Many Interesting Numbers on Pro
gram—Miss Dunn Mentioned.
The Thanksgiving program rendered
by the Psiphelian Society was one especi
ally interesting. Thanksgiving was dis
cussed from several angles. Miss Naunie
Sue Dunn was given special mention
on the historical and religious phase of
the subject. Miss Lawrence, in her
humorous reading, brought the real
spirit of Thanksgiving among our neigh
bors. Miss Homewood’s story of oui'
pilgrim fathers, ga\e every one a feeling
both of reverence and patriotism.
The program was as follows:
“Why we have Thanksgiving,” Nannie
Reading on Thanksgiving, Mary Gra
Story of Plymouth Colony, Loxiise
Thanksgiving Story. Louise Caston.
Thanksgiving Pageant, Sallie Mae
Oliver, Ola King Cowing, and Grace
In looking over the health activities
of the various counties and cities of
North Carolina, it is interesting to find
that the communities that are the most
vigorous in fighting disease and promot
ing health withiij their boundaries are
the ones that have the larger sales of
Christmas seals. These little health
stamps seem to have more than a fund
raising value. They carry the Christmas
spirit; they educate for health: they in
spire to action.
The interest of the people in an active
health program seems to be show^n by
tlie number of seals they buy. The larg
er the seal sale in a county, the more
vigorous is the tuberculosis campaign
that follows—not entirely because more
funds are available, but because public
interest has been aroused through a cam
paign that has reached every home.
It might fairly be said that the com
munity that does not sell its quota of
Christmas seals is below par in the scale
of community health. It has been weigh
ed in the balance and found wanting.
The Christmas seal barometer indicates
the health ahead and this is confirmed
by the mortality and mobidity statistics
which cannot be disputed.
Mrs. K. M. Rothgeb. our local chair
man, tells us the seal sale will begin
liere on Thanksgiving day. Plans have
been perfected for a large sale in our
town and community, and w’e believe the
people are going to purchase more Tuber
culosis Christmas seals this year than
The Y. W. C. A. held a very interest
ing Thanksgiving service on Sunday
evening in the new Society Hall. Misses
Frances Turner and Essie Gotten were
leaders. Follow’ing the usual song ser
vice, Miss Mamie Sockwell read a
Jliss Della Gotten then sang very
sweetly, “Only a Little Way.”
After the song the meeting was thrown
open for discussion of the subject, “Giv
ing Thanks.” Many of the girls took
part, each girl mentioning at least one
thing she had to be thankful for.
Some of the things mentioned were;
The opportunity to get an education,
the new buildings, Y. M. C. A., the Bible,
health, Christian training, peace, music,
the pilgrim fathers, those at home who
are making it possible for us to come
to school, talent, the humorous in life,
love, friends, a free country, and a chance
to express our thanks.
Miss Mary Graham Lawrence stated
that we can be thankful in a negative
as well as a positive way. While being
thankful for our mauy blessings, we
can be thankful for the griefs unsufPered,
tlie tears unshed.
It was also brought out that giving
tiianks should be as much a part of reli
gion as asking favors, and that we have
so many blessings that we should never
forget to express our gratitude.
Miss Turner read a Thanksgiving
poem by Edgar A. Guest and Miss Got
ten read one by Frances Morton.
THE FRENCH DISCUSSED DY
PSyKSLEDNS LUST TDESOM
Program Deals Entirely With French
People—^Misses Howell and Foster
and Mrs. Cannon Mentioned.
CLIO SOCIETY GIVES AN
. A. Rawles Reads Poem—A. L. Combs,
G. R. Miller and W. M. Sexton
Mentioned by Judges.
Miss Margaret Corbett had as her
guests for the week-end Misses Hattie
Cross and Jennie Conley from Greens
boro College, Greensboro, N. C.
Miss Margaret Young, of Durham, Tv.
C., spent last W’ednesday here with her
sister, Miss Foye Young.
Miss Annie Simpson spent the w’eek-
end at her home in Greensboro, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Turner and fam
ily, Miss Julia Gritfith of Reidsville, N.
C., spent Sunday afternoon here with
Miss Frances Turner.
Miss Eulah Lincoln has as her guest
Miss Lillian Adams, of Winston-Salem,
Misses Louise Homewood, Thelma
May, and Fannie Glen Elder spent the
week-end at their respective homes in
Burlington. N. C.
Misses Myrtle Vickers and Eula Lin
coln spent the week-end with Miss Lou
Heritage at her home in Graham, N. C.
The Clio Literary Society had a very
interesting program at its regular week
ly meeting Tuesday ovening.
F. A. Rawles presented as a reading
Edgar A. Guest's poem, “Things W^ork
Out.” Mr. Rawies gaves this poem with
L. V. Watson presented some lively
and up-to-the-minute current events which
proved most interesting and instructive.
W, M. Sexton, on “What Thanksgiving
Moans,” brought some interesting facts
highly conducive to a fuller significance
of the real meaning of Thanksgiving.
W. L. McLeod contributed some in
formation of worth relative to football
activities in this and adjoining states in
his topic “Football Dope For Thanks
The query. “That the peaceful annexa
tion of Canada to the United States
would be for the best interest of each,”
was argued well by both sides. D. W.
Jones, Miller, and Dunn held up the af
firmative, while Combs, Richardson, and
Davis elevated the negative.
The judges decided in favor of the
negative. A. L. Combs w'on the distinc
tion of being the best speaker on the
negative; G. R. Miller, on the affirma
tive ; and W. M. Sexton won the oratori
cal honors of the evening.
A beautiful marriage was solemnized
Saturday afternoon at 3 :30 o’clock when
Miss Jennie W^illis Atkinson became the
bride of Russell Taliaferro Bradford, of
The marriage took place at the home
of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Willis J. Lee,
of Driver, Va., Miss Atkinson having
been making her home with her aunt for
the past two years.
The magnificent home, “Town Point,”
was a scene of beauty, an improvised
altar banked with palms, ferns and
twined with southern smilax with hun
dreds of white chrysanthemums and many
white caudles in stately candelabra cast
a soft radiance over the background of
white and green, where amid this scene
of beauty the happy couple plighted their
The music for the occasion was ren
dered by Mrs. V. G. Eberwine, pianist,
and Miss Nina Oliver, violinst, “Schu
bert’s Serenade,” and “Love’s Greeting”
were played before the ceremony, the
bridal party entered to the wedding march
from Lohengrin, the “Venetian Love
Song” was softly played during the beau
tiful ring ceremony, of the Christian
church, which was spoken by the bride’s
father. Rev. Dr. J. O. Atkinson, of Elon
College, Mendelssohn’s was used after
William H. Jones and Oscar Atkin
son, Jr., brother of the bride, were ushers.
Miss Virginia Lee Tourtlelotte, of Provi
dence, R. I., and life-long friend of the
bride, was brides-maid. The bride en
tered with her maid of honor, her sister:
Miss Mary D. Atkinson. She was attrac
tively dressed in a stono gray travelin;
suit, w’ith trimmings of gray wolf, with
hat and gloves to match. Her flowers
! were a shower corsage of orchids and
lilies of the valley. She was met at the
altar by the groom and his best man,
Charles B. Godwin, Jr.
After the ceremony an informal re
ception was tendered the bridal party
and guests, by Mrs. Lee and Mr. and
Mrs. Bradford left for a bridal trip
north. They will be at home to their
many friends at “Town Point,” Driver,
Mrs. Bradford is the eldest daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. J. O. Atkinson, and is
a talented and accomplished young lady,
a graduate of Elon College, and also at
tended the Boston Conservatory of Music.
Slie was reared at Elon College.
Mr. Bradford practices law at Nor
folk. He, too, is a graduate of Elon
College, the courtship having begun when
they w^ere college class-mates, being mem
bers of the same graduating class. He
is also a graduate of the University of
The Psykaleon Literary Society gave
a program Tuesday night that dealt
enti]*ely with the French people. The
program brought out many interesting
things concerning the French people that
were helpful to the members of the so
Many comparisons were made between
the French and American people. Al
though France is an old nation and far
behind the United States in many re
spects, there are many things that the
people of America may yet learn from
The subjects discussed were as follows:
“The Social Instinct of the French
“Morality and Intelligence of the
‘Sense and Sentiment Among the
Manners in France”—Rose Howell.
•Art Instinct of the French”—Mary
The Provincial Spirit in France”—
“Democracy in France”—Frances
‘New York After Paris”—Mrs. C. M.
Misses Howell and Foster, and Mrs.
Cannon received special mention for good
work on the program.
FRESHMEN GIVE STDNT
ON LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
MISS KATE STRADER .
IS FOOTBALL SPONSOR
Present Negro Court Scene—Provokes
Much Laughter—Social Hour
Enjoyed by Students.
The Freshman class gave a stunt in
the girls’ gymnasium or Friday erening.
This class was not organized when the
other classes gave their stunts, so theirs
was postponed until after organization.
The stunt took the form of a negro
court scene. Several cases were tried.
The first negro, who was tried, was ac
cused of stealing Mrs. Lizzie’s chickens,
and the verdict of the jury was that he
was either guilty or not guilty. A sec
ond negro was tried for fighting. The
third case was a divorce case, the humor
of which was increased by the prosecut
ing attorney, w’ho was a woman.
The witnesses must have been descend
ants of Ananias, judging from the \jay
they could lie. The members of the jury
listened faithfully to the testimony when
they w'^ere not' asleep. The judge made
a humorous presiding officer.
Social privileges were extended to all
students during the stunt and afterward
until the proctor jingled the little bell.
Then every one retired from the gym,
carrying the memory of several hearty
Miss Doris McLean returned to school
Monday, after having been at the bed
side of her mother, who, has been very
sick at her home in Gibsonville since
F. C. Rainey left today to spend
Thanksgiving with his people at his home
in Littleton, N. C.
The 1023 foot ball team has chosen
Miss Kate Strader, of Greensboro, N.
C., as its sponsor.
The sponsor section of the Phipsicli
is always a feature and it is an honor
to any one to grace one of its pages.
Miss Strader has been honored by
being chosen sponsor of the best foot
ball team Elon has ever produced, and
the team is no less honored by having
as its sponsor a young woman of such
Miss Strader is a popular member of
the Junior Class and has done her part
in encouraging the team this year in
MISSIONARY SOCIETY TO
HOLD BAZAAR SATURDAY
The young Ladies’ Missionary Society
of the Elon Christian church, will hold
its annual bazaar on Saturday, Decem
ber 8th, from 1:00 to 7:30 p. m., in
the old Y. C. C. Hall. All kinds of fancy
work and home-made pies, cakes, candy,
sandw’iches, and chocolate will be sale.
Come and buy your Christmas pre
sents and get a good feed. You will en
joy of a cup of chocolate and a slice of
good ol’ chocolate cake while you con
verse with your friends.