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MAROON AND GOLD
Eb’rybody on de Ma
roon an’ Gor staff et
turkey las’ week ’cep’
me an’ de po’ printers.
The interview with Dr. Harper
published-in this issue of the pa
per voices some forwardlooking
ideas. It is indicative that the
college is beginning to realize
that as it has led it must continue
to lead. He hints at many things
which he does not directly say,
but we should think that such a
sentiment as is expressed by the
President in the interview pres
ages a greater day for our College.
The .time has come when the
College is beginning to realize
that it must compete with a mul
titude of outside interests, and
that it must invest in friendship
and that it must invest heavily.
The General Electric Company
has set a high ideal. This com
pany is investing thousands of
dollars with college papers in ad
vertising. The company cannot
hope to get value from these ad
vertisements at once, but it knows
that in the years to come it will
realize on the investment and that
it will pay handsome dividends.
Other colleges are learning this
and are beginning to follow in
the footsteps of big businesses
which hope to live. The inter
view given out by President Har
per is forwardlooking. He realizes
that some things must be paid for
years in advance. The future of
the College depends on the friends
we make now. It depends on the
alumni and the spirit of loyalty
which prevails among them. Ma
roon and Gold agrees with the
President in the things which he
says, but it goes further than the
President. It believes the things
3t which he hints. We believe in
the alumni of our College. They
have in the present crisis shown
themselves worthy of the highest
trust, and dealt with fairly by the
College they can and will do far
more. We insist, as we have al
ready in the previous issue of the
paper, that the College, the stu
dents and the alumni must be
■placed on a family basis. The
College must, as one would infer
from the President’s words, take
the lead in this matter. Elon
must be a mother to them in deed
as in w’ord. Fine words are not
enough. It takes fine deeds to
find the hearts of men and women
in this age of strenuous compe
tition. Let us hope that Elon
will have the vision to dare to
begin her investments in friend
The matter of meals for the
alumni has been misunderstood
by many, and rather than have a
misunderstanding it would pay
the college to make them free
w'ithout a limit. It would cost,
but we are confident that it would
pay,—pay in support, pay in loy
alty, pay, if you please, in dollars
and cents. Not so many of the
Elon alumni are able to give large
sums of money, but they could,
and we believe that they would,
give as they could and steadily.
Davidson College has recently
received a gift of $50,000 — the
largest gift ever bestowed on the
college except one w'hich came to
it previous to the Civil War. Da
vidson College, as a student of the
institution has aptly put it, has
been built w'ith ,nickles and dimes,
but in the building it has enlisted
the loyalty of a multitude of
hearts which is far better than a
few great gifts. Such loyalty as
Davidson has insures a steady
stream of support ever increasing
in \-olume through the years.
Many colleges may learn much
from Davidson’s policy of build
ing w'ith nickles and dimes. Da
vidson has built a great college
and the end is not yet.
In deciding to dedicate the pres
ent year-book to Dr. W. S. Long,
the Senior Class has done well.
The decision was made at a meet
ing of the class Tuesday, and was
unanimous. Not a dissenting
voice w’as raised.
The class felt that no other man
had made such heroic sacrifices
for the College as had Dr. Long,
and that in a time when so few
would sacrifice for it. The dedi
cation of the PhiPsiCli to Dr.
Long reflects credit upon the
Senior Class. It expresses in some
small degree the deep feeling of
the present class and of the
We cannot keep tpo much alive
in the hearts of Elon men and
women the consciousness of the
heroic sacrifices made for the col
lege in other days. Several weeks
ago the Greensboro Daily News
asked why Elon had arisen so
swiftly from the ashes of her fire.
It is our opinion that the reason
lies buried in the past, filled as
it is with sacrifices of men and
women who had a vision and lived
true to it:
Dr. Long led in this movement.
It was he w'ho gave the vision
material expression, and it is fit
ting that at such a time as this
when Elon is building for a larger
service to the world, that the an
nual should be dedicated to the
man who has so nobly begun the
greater college that is to be.
If Elon students and alumni
could be,made to feel in a deeper
way than they sometimes seem
to feel the sacrifices out of which
the college has grown, it would
enrich their lives, and give them
a higher conception of their duty
tow^ard their Alma Mater. The
dedication of the annual to Dr.
Long is well done and fittingly
done in such a time as this.
o LOTTA JUNK O
O By “JACK EABEIT” O
M. L. I’atrick says. “Follow the foot
steps of great men.’’ while G. C. Mann
says. “Xot only follow their footsteps,
but continue to make new tracks.” Most
of the sporting editors of the State are
picking their All-State football teams, so
I'm presenting a team that I believe is
the equal, if not the superior, of any
team that has as yet been selected.
^Torris, Carolina. Right End.
Smith. Elon. Right Tackle.
Keatty. State, Right Guard.
Bastian, State, Center.
Faison. Davidson. Left End.
Moran, Wake Forest. Left Tackle.
Poindexter, Carolina, Left Guard.
TTendrix. Davidson, Quarter Back.
McDonald. Carolina, Left Half Back.
Shipp, Trinity. Right Half Back.,
Bullock, Trini.ty^ .Full,Back, ,
Carter. Trinity, Right End.
^lathews. Carolina, Right Tackle.
Johnson, Wake Forest, Right Guard.
Simpson. Trinity, Center.
Pegano. Wake Forest, Left End.
Ellerbe. Wake Forest. Left Tackle.
Whitesell, P:ion, Left Guard.
Rackley, Wake Forest, Quarter Back.
Bonner, Caroline, I^eft Half Back
Greason, AV. Forest, Right Half Back.
Shepherd. Davidson, Full Back.
Honorable mention, Black Smith. Guil
ford ; Kirkland. Elon; Lagerstadt, Trin
ity ; Riley, Wake Forest; Braxton, Elon.
Basketball practice is now going on in
earnest. A ^quad of twenty-five men re
ported to Coach Corboy Monday after
noon, and each man is determined to win
a place on the varsity. Captain Bob
Brown, Alph Brown, Mark McAdams,
Ghee Fix and Jesse Barker are the letter
men who are striving to win places on
the team. Many high school players are
showing up in fine style. Elon’s pros
pects for a winning team are very bright.
Hill, Yoliva and Norman, members of
this year’s Freshman Class, are showing
much promise, and under the watchful
eye of Coach Corboy should develop
^lany former students, who are no\v
members of the Alumni, were back on the
hill to spend the holiday with us. It is
a great i>leasure to have them here, as
it recalls memories of our happy days
spent in former years. We wish to ex
tend a hearty invitation to all members
of the Alunmi, to come back and get ac
quainted with the students who are in
school. Never outgrow Elon, nor let Elon
outgrow you. After all it’s the greatest
place on earth to be. We want you to
feel tiiat you are welcome. Don’t get
the idea that you are intruding. We
who constitute the student body love you,
honor you, and have the highest respect
for you. We want you to feel the same
toward us. I.jet the feeling be mutual.
♦V ♦> ♦♦
There are some girls in the West
Dormitory, who are becoming experts in
the art of heaving water. These girls
are rooming in the eastw’ard of the
Dormitory. Some day some one will get
caught, and then their fun will be spoil
ed. 'A certain fellow’ was thoroughly
drenched twice last week, and took it
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SUMMER POSITIONS FOE
Students to work in tho iutcfcst f
Religious F.dueation in the Home anl
to distribute Religious Literature.
nite guarantee of a liberal anioimt with
opportunitv of earning several times as
much. Last summer several studcct
earned over $1,000 during vacation X*
capital nor experience necessary.
opportunity to travel and appoint rec
resentatives. Write for full particular
and organization plan at once.
UNIVERSAL BIBLE HOUSE
College Dept., 1010 Arch St., PhUadelplUj
A FOUNTAIN PEN IS A GIFT THAT ALWAYS
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Dainty Styles for Women—and Regular Sizes for Men
We have one thousand, four hundred dollars' worth of pens
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ANTOINE LAURENT LAVOISIER
Born in Paris, son of a wealthy
tradesman. As a student won
a prize for an essay on lighting
the streets of Paris. Held vari
ous Government posts. A mar
tyr of the Reign of Terror.
Founder of modern chemistry.
This is the mark of the
General Electric Com
pany, an organization
of 100,000 men and
women engaged in pro
ducing the tools by
which electricity —
man’s great servant—
is making the world a
better place to live in.
They couldn’t destroy
the work he did
“The Republic has no need for savants,”
sneered a tool cf Robespierre as he sent
Lavoisier, founder of modern chemistry, to
the guillotine. A century later the French
Government collected all the scientific
studies of this great citizen cf Paris and
published them, that the record of his re
searches might be preserved for all time.
Lavoisier showed the errors of the theory
of phlogiston—that hypothetical, material
substance which was believed to be an ele
ment of all combustible compounds and to
produce fire when liberated. He proved
fire to be the union of other elements with
a gas which he named oxygen.
Lavoisier’s work goes on. In the Research
Laboratories of the General Electric Com-
pany the determination of the effects of
atmospheric air on lamp filaments, on metals
and on delicate instruments is possible be
cause of the discoveries of Lavoisier and