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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, DECEMBER 5, 1923
Thanksgiving Program Of The
Philologian Society Is Varied
And Pleases Large Audience
many take part
Program is Representative of the
Work Done by the Society;
Features of High Order.
much work indicated
Siunor, Oratory, Educational Papers,
and Inspirational Music Have
Places in Entertainment.
The annual entertainment of the
philologian Literary Society given Thurs
day, Thanksgiving night, in the college
gymnasium, was a success. Changing its
program from a dramatic type of enter
tainment which has been given since 1920
the society gave a mixed program which
contained elements of literary dramatic
and musical numbers.
The program opened with a welcome
fcy W. B. Terrell in which he explained
the change of the program from that
formerly given by the society. He stat
ed that the program reflected something
of the type of work done in the Philologi
The next number on the program was
a. well prepared i^aper on “Recent Scienti
fic Discoveries,” which was read by F.
L. Gibbs. The paper review^ed some of
the great discoveries which have already
been made in the scientific world and
iilso predicted other* great inventions.
“College Cuts” by J. P. Rogers and
F. J. Allston, were original jokes on
members of the faculty and students.
They kept the audience amused during
their stay on the stage.
A H. Hook followed with a paper on
the subject, “Where Did We Get It?”
This paper contained some good informa
tion in regard to commonplace things to
which very little thought is given. Mr.
Hook stated in the beginning of his paper
that we see these things, hear certain
expressions, or sayings but that we never
stop to think where they originated, or
why they came to be used so frequently.
The paper contained some humor which
added greatly to it.
The dialogue, “A - Dutch Cocktail,”
with J. C. Mann and J. D. Barber as
the principal actors, was the feature of
the program. It kept the audience in
an uproar from start to finish. The
dialogue dealt with two Dutch charac
ters. They were riding in an automobile,
which was the invention of one of them,
and which was wrecked by running into
a lamp post on the side-walk. The in
ventor is broken-hearted to see his work
of many years lost, but after being con
soled by his friend they decided to go
into business together. They entered the
saloon business and from then on they
have most every kind of experience com*
•non to saloon keepers.
Taking the society motto, “Nil Desper-
andum,” as a subject for an oration W.
T. Scott gave some interesting history
concerning the society and the work done,
and now being done, by some of the mem
bers of the society who are alumni of
the College. Mr. Scott gave this in great
M. L. Patrick read an original short
story entitled “Nerve” of which Mr
Patrick is the author. The story was
well written and had a very gripping
thought from beginning to end.
The “Negro Sermon,” by G. C. Crutch
field, was well given and brought out the
fact that Mr. Crutchfield is very familiar
with the dialect of the colored race. It
was amusing and well delivered.
Sion M, Lynam read several poems.
*T^oueh,” “Adoration,” and “A Prayer,”
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THANKSGIVING DAY AT
ELON ENJOYED QUIETLY
Thanksgiving Day at Elon was
very quiet. The fact that there was
no football game, and bad W’eather
kept things at a low ebb.
In the morning there was a
Thanksgiving service in the College
Chapel. Dr. N. G. Newman was in
charge of the service, which was
made especially impressive. A liberal
offering was received for the orphan
Social hour was in order most all
day and many of the students took
advantage of this privilege.
At five o’clock the turkey dinner
was served. The dining halls had
been decorated by the Philologian
Literary Society and everything was
beautiful in the society colors.
Music was furnished while the meal
was in progress.
VAIilED IIIDAY NIGHT
Miss Tavara Sings Native Song—Dia
logue and Short Story Interesting;
Other NumlDers G-ood.
CHILD LABOR SyBJEGT
Misses Gunter and Rowland Are Lead
ers—ProWem Well Discussed—Song
and Poem Add to Program.
A very interesting program was given'
by the Psykaleon Literary Society at its
regular meeting on Monday night. The
program was as follows:
“Miss Minerva and William Green
Hill,” by Misses Lillian Harrell and
Clarine Lincoln. They gave a very
humorous impersonation of these two
characters—Miss Harrell as Miss Miner
va, and Miss Lincoln as Billy, gave an
interesting episode from the life of Billy.
Next Miss Elena Tavara sang in her
native language, “Adios Feliz Morada,”
and Quiere Marcho” and in English,
“Twilight.” She sang all these selec
tions very sweetly.
Miss Mabel Wright gave the “Prophecy
of Ten Psykaleons,” Looking ten years
into the future, she foretold the successes
and failures of a few of her fellow-
‘Everyday Etiquette,” by Miss Freda
Dimmick. Miss Dimmick defined etiq
uette as “doing and saying exactly the
right thing at the right time and place.”
She gave a few of the most important
rules of good etiquette concerning table
manners, calling introductions, etc.
“Life of President Calvin Coolidge,”
by Miss Elizabeth McCollum. Miss
McCollum gave the most important facts
in the life of the President of the United
States, also several interesting minor
events of his life up to the present day.
Miss Mary Stewart gave a very humor-
orus reading, and last Miss Lelia John
son j’cad an original short story, He
Always Told the Truth.”
The dialogue, by Misses Harrell and
Lincoln, and Misses Dimmick and Mc
Collum, received special mention by the
The Y. W. C. A. meeting on Sunday
evening w^as a very helpful one, “Child
Labor” being the topic for discussion,
with Misses Jennie Gunter and Graham
Rowland as leaders. The scripture les
son was read by Miss Rowland and Miss
Sarah Carter led in prayer. Miss Mary
Hall Stryker sang very impressively.
“There Were Shepherds.”
After the song Miss Kate Strader gave
some interesting statistics on Child
How other States stand in regard to
the Child Labor problem, was discussed
by iSIiss Ruth Crawford. She said that
if a general average of all industrial
occupations is taken the South is the
principal offender against childhood. In
the whole United States about one in
twelve of all children between ten and
fifteen is at work. The decline in the
number of children employed in the
textile industries during the last ten
years has been almost wholly in the
Miss Lucy Austin made a talk on
“Some ways in which Child Labor can
be bettered.” She stated, “It is almost
as difficult for a fish to live out of water
as to make a child work all the time.”
A stricter enforcement of Compulsory
School Laws, a rigid enforcement of Child
Labor Law, and more time and thought
to provide supervised play-grounds for
children iu the rural districts, as well
as in the cities, are some of the ways
in which the Child Labor problem may
A poem, “Poor Little Joe,” was read
by Miss Alma Smith.
The meeting was dismissed by Miss
Ruth Van Cannon.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Robinson, o£ Fal
con, N. C., announce the engagement of
their daughter. Miss Magdalen E., to
Mr. J. D. Messick, Jr., of South Creek,
N. C., Friday, at 8 :00 p. m., December
21 1023. In the auditorium. Falcon,
Misses Fleda Summers and Alma
Cates, of Raleigh, N. C., and Misses Lois
and Elizabeth Scott, of Greensboro, N.
C., spent Thanksgiving here with friends.
Annual Is Dedicated
To First President
MISS LAWSON PLEASES
AUDIENCE IN CONCERT
On last Wednesday night the stu
dents had the privilege of hearing
Franceska Kaspar Lawson. The
concert of Miss Lawson was held
under the auspices of the Music
Lovers’ Club of the College. She
was assisted in the concert by Lydia
Berkley and Florence Fisher.
She rendered a pleasing combina
tion of classical, foreign and American
songs, especially pleasing the audi
ence with the Swiss Echo Song and
the French soug, “Villanelle.”
Dll. HARPER EXPRESSES
OPINION OF EDITORIAL
ANO WORKS DISCDSSEO
Psiphelian Society Renders Program
Dealing with Great Author—Four
Mentioned for Good Work.
DR. W. S. LONG IS THUS HONORED
Seniors Feel it a Fitting Time to Link
the Past and the Future—Other
Matters Are Discussed.
At the regular meeting of the Senior
Class yesterday the class voted un
animously to dedicate the Phipsicli to
Dr. W. S. Long, of Chapel Hill, N. C.
Dr. Long was the first president of
Elon College, and it was through his ef
forts largely that the college was estab
lished. Dr. Long has been a pastor in
Christian church for sixty-two years, and
is well known throughout the State as a
minister and educator. He is now eighty-
four years of age, and has retired from
active w’ork. His interests are still vari
ed and his work is still guided by an
alert mind and body.
The Senior Class felt in dedicating the
annual to the founder of the college that
the present was a fitting time for such
a dedication, coming as it does between
the old and the new eras in the history
of the college. They felt that it was
fitting that the annual should take cog
nizance of the past as it is linked indis-
soluably with the future of the institu
Many other matters came before the
class for discussion at its December meet
ing. It is gratifying to leam that the
Year-Book is coming on so encouraging
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Gives His Views of Alumni and Stu
dents—Speaks of Other Im
Speaking of the recent editorial in the
Maroon and Gold relative to the rela
tions that should exist between a college
and its alumni, President Harper express
ed his entire approval of the editorial in
“A college exists,” Elon’s President
declared, “to serve young life. It has
confidence to believe that young life will
eventually justify any sacrifices a college
may make for ^it and the college that
honestly serves the best interests of young
life has the satisfaction of having served,
even if ingratitude does characterize the
attitude of some of its alumni.”
“What of the Elon alumni in the pre
sent emergency?”. President Harper was
asked. “On the whole, exceedingly grati
fying,” w’as the immediate response.
“You must remember that it was an Elon
alumnus, Mr. P. J. Carlton, who made
the first large gift to our Alma Mater,”
he continued, “and while some are not
doing what they might do for the College
or even what their friends think they
ought to do, on the whole a nobler sacri
fice for a college has rarely been shown
than the alumni are showing for Elon in
her stricken condition.”
“What do you think of a class leaving
a memorial behind as it leaves its Col
lege”?, our President was next asked. “I
think it is a matter for each class to
determine,” he replied, “but personally I
highly approve the custom which is true
of practically of all colleges. My own
class at Elon started the custom. Money
was scarce in those days, but I managed
to get together my part and the twelve
of us had the Chapel in the hallowed
old Administration Building papered and
painted. It was a glad day when we saw
it finished and realized we had done some
thing for Alma Mater. If a class gives
trophies to its own members, certainly it
would wish to remember its Mother, at
least that is my feeling about the matter,
although as I have said I would not
urge a class to make a gift. I never
have done it and I don’t think I ever
“A student in college,” continued Presi
dent Harper, “pays about one-third what
his education costs. Endowment and
gifts secured by the President or friends
pay the other two-thirds. College gradu
ates w'ho realize this are always ready
to aid Alma Mater in every possible way,
by giving her money, paying her visits,
subscribing for her periodicals, sending
her students, living the best life possible
so as to reflect credit on her good name,
And my conviction is that undergraduates
are for the most part actuated in their
feelings and conduct toward their college
by the same high considerations. I am
certainly gratified by the fi^ne attitude of
this year’s student body in these regards.
This is veritably our era of good feeling.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
The Psiphelian Society on last Mon
day night discussed the life and works of
The dialogue from Kipling, “Eggs
Without Salt,” was one of the best
dialogues ever given in this society. The
different roles were acted in a very effec
Current Events were not only beneficial
but they were educational. The events
related were about things going on in
all parts of the world and only the re
cent happenings were given.
The piano solo was very beautiful. It
was played in a soft and soothing man
The program was as follows:
Current Events, by Miss Alice Weber.
Humorous Sayings from Kipling, by
Miss Rose Fulgham.
Poem from Kipling, “The Galley
Slave,” by Miss Marjorie Burton.
Piano Solo, “Dawn,” by Miss Mary
Dialogue from Kipling, “Eggs With
out Salt,” by Misses Bessie Martin and
Poem from Kipling, “Dannie Dever,”
by Miss Margaret Bow’man.
“My Idea of Kipling’s Works,” by
Miss Lilly Horne.
Best on program: Misses Weber,
White, Martin, and Lindsay.
Golden Rule Meal
THE RESULT OF SAVING IS $23.80
All Student Dining Halls Take Part in
Responding to the call of the Near
East Relief for the Golden Rule Sunday
the students decided to give a meal dur
ing the week which should go to that
purpose. They felt that a meal during
the week w’ould bring in more money
than the Sunday dinner, due to the fact
that so many were week-ending following
The plan came through the officials of
the Christian Endeavor as a part of the
work of the Religious Activities Organ
ization. It was observed at all the din
ing halls on the campus. The total pro
ceeds of the saving amounted to $23.80.
The three dining halls contributed as
follows: The general dining hall, $11.80;
the young men’s club, $5.00; and the
ladies’ hall, $7.00. The two latter are
much smaller than the main college din
The students were much pleased with
the result, and seemed to enjoy the novelty
of a Near East dinner. In the college
dining hall a brief devotional exercise
preceeded the meal.
The following former Elon students
silent Thanksgiving here: Mary Nelle
Holland, Irene Goff, Effie Bowden, Helen
Johnson, Helen Haynes, Ruby Welborne,
Sallie Stanfield, Shellie Miles, Eunice
Rich, Ismay Barnes, Kitsie McAdams,
W. J. Stoner, R. V. Morris, H. E. White,
R. A. Brown, W. A. Woodie, W. B.
Graham, C. L. Walker, and Elwood
Prof. Joseph Holt Fleming and Miss
Evelyn Vaughn Gentry were married at
11 o’clock last Friday by Rev. M. S.
Huske in the presence of the members
of the family and a small company ot