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ELON COLLEGE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1925
BEK ON FRIDAY NIGHT
WITH HRRr HERE
Elon Team is Practically Made
Up of Freshmen. Showing
Good Form Although Many
Have Had Little
NEWBERRY TEAM STRONG
Elon College opens her basketball
season Fri-day night with the strong
l^ewberry College team as opponents.
The Newberry team has been on a trip
through the Northern States where they
have made quite a fine record.
The Elon team is an unknown quan
tity as all of the regulars of last year’s
team are among the missing, and only
one of the second string men has re-
Coach Corljoy has been working with
the team -mc.e the first the year,
and while th«re are -no great things ex
peeted of the team that will represent
i:ion this year, they will at least be a
fair team. From all appearances it
trould seem now that the team that
faces Newberry Friday night will be
composed entirely of Freshmen. Just
what the line-up will be is still a mat
ter of doubt, but it looks as though
Newman, Byrd, and Crutchfield are
■sure to- start, but who the others in the
line-up will be may not be known until
time for the game.
Newman is a product of the Elon
High School; Byrd comes from Mount
Olive, wliere he was under the tutelage
©f L. J. Perry an old Elon man;
Crutchfield is from Moncure and this
rear is his first in basketball on an in-
•door court. Fowler from Duke, N. C.
(the home of Mickey O’Quinu) is an
other who is showing good form al
though handicapped at present by a
severe coUl; Caddell, another Elon boy,
is going in fine style, and Brinkley,
the smallest man perhaps ever to rep
resent Elon on the football field, weigh
ing one hundred and fourteen pounds,
is going great guns, and while he may
not get into the game against New
berry it is almost a certainty that he
will be on the team before the end of
the season. Foster, from Waverly, A^a.,
is anothej; Freshman who is showing to
a good advantage. "Walker of Besse
mer High School also looks good;
Thompson, a big boy who never played
basketball before this year is learning
rapidly, and will make someone hustle
before the season is over. McNeill,
who hails from Texas, is showing lots
vf speed, and is a promising prospect.
These are all Freshmen, and Coach Cor-
boy says that if he can get a team from
them that shows enough promise he will
be satisfied to take some beatings this
year, but they should make a great
team in a year or two. The rest of the
squad is made up of Atkinson, wlio was
a second string man last year, and is a
Senior this year, Parkerson and Huey,
both members of the Junior class. These
three men are showing iip well, and it
looks as though it will be a hard job
to keep some of them off the team.
The team is without a captain as
Alph Browne who was elected captain
for this year did not return to college
for this season. There will not be a
captain elected this year, but an acting
captain appointed for each game.
Seventeen games have been arranged
for and several others pending. At
least eight of the games will be played
on the home floor.
Nothing exceptional is looked for in
this year’s team as they lack college
experieence, but they are fast and it is
an assured fact that they will make
the other teams know that they had a
5*eal team to play.
ISIC LOVERS ENJOY
FINAL MEETING OF YEAR
Four Members Entertain Clulj. Good
Musical Program Rendered, and
Santa Claus Comes.
GOOD PAGEANT IS GIVEN
HERE BY SONOAY SCHOOL
Citizens’ School Gives White Gifts Ser
vice in Auditorium on Night
Before Christmas Eve.
The final meeting of the Elon Music
Lovers' Club for the fall semester oc
curred the night O'f December 16, in the
reception halls of the West Dormitory
with Misses Hill, Fleming, and Scully,
and Mrs. Kirkland as hostesses.
After a brief business session a mu
sical program of Christmas carols was
rendered. T. C. Amick, O. W. Johnson,
W. S. Alexander, and J. W. Barney
composed a quartette and rendered
some of the well known carols. Miss
Fielding then directed the club in the
singing of other carols.
Refreshments consisting of orange
ice, wafers, and nuts were served by the
hostesses. But the most enjoyable fea
ture of the program was the coming of
Santa Claus to' the members of the
club, which was a distinct surprise. The
hostesses had prepared a present for
each member of the club, bringing the
same in in a big bag, Miss Fielding and
Miss Scully distributing them. For the
most part these presents were miniature
musical instruments, and after the pres
ents were all distributed those receiving
the toy musical instrument got up a
band and attempted to hold a practice.
The baud, however, proved to be very
much out of tune, and broke up the
VESPER SERVICES ARE
TO 'RE GIVEN REGOLARLY
Miss Nolan to Give Services Second
Sunday in Each Month. Public
is Cordially Invited.
PROFESSOR L D.
MARRIES DDRING XMAS
REL. ACT. ORGANIZATION
APPEALS TO STUDENTS
At last the envelopes for the Beligi-
oiis Activities Organization have ar
rived and those who have made pledges
will be provided with these envelopes
at once so that they may begin pay-
meut on their pledge. It is regretted
by the Religious Activities Cabinet that
tliere lias been such a delay. But there
w^ere circumstances that could not be
,'oided that caused the delay in get
ting the envelopes. However, the Cab
inet hopes that tho’se who have pledged
will make an effort to pay as much as
possible on tliat pledge as early as is
convenient. There are some financial
obligations that must be met by the or
gauization and ujviess the payments are
made it will be impossible to meet
The organization hopes to be of real
service to the students and wants their
co-operation in all that it undertakes
to do. There are many plans being
worked out whereby the organization
may be able to mean more in the life
of the college. The Cabinet wants the
support of every student.
As we come to the beginning of a
Hemember it is a mile on the high
way of life,
And ^-emenilier, too, those moments
But forget the unpleasant ones, the
sorrow and strife.
We have another chance to start anew,
Then let us labor to Improve o’er
To every good and honest thing be true.
Weaken not, but stay in the race
until tlie last.
And when we come to the end of W25
M'e’ll have in onr memory things
pleasant and dear,
And we’ll be glad we’re alive
And we will have a new year.
E. S. CRAWFORD.
The Citizens Sunday school gave a
very impressive white gift Christmas
exercise in the Whitley audito'rium on
Tuesday evening, December 23, and
despite the inclemency of the weather
a large and appreciative audience wit
nessed the performance throughout
which lasted for more than an hour and
consisted of songs and recitations by
the children and the young people of
The pageant in action represented
the salient events in the anunciation
and advent of the Savior. The cos
tumes had been especially designed for
the occasion by Mesdames B. M. Roth-
geb and S. A. Bennett. The decora
tions had been arranged by Mr. C. M.
Cannon, the general' superintendent of
the school, assisted by Mr. E. M. Roth-
geb, Mr. Frank Alexander, Mr. L. M.
Cannon and Mrs. James L. Foster, Jr.
A beautiful star shone out of the back
of the stage and in the final act of the
pageant a beautiful lighted cross ap
peared. The electric lighting was es
pecially impressive throughout the ex
For the occasion Christmas carols
wore played on the organ by Mrs. J. L.
Foster, who also accompanied the page
ant throughout on the organ. Miss Ma
bel Alexander rendered a beautiful solo
preceding the pageant, entitled “O
Babe of Bethlehem.”
While the lighted cross shone forth
in the last act each of the Sunday
school classes brought its white gifts
for tlie King. The gifts Avill go to the
mission school at Fancy Gap, Va., and
to the mission schools in Japan and
Porto Rico, to the Christian Orphanage
: and to the venerable J. W. Wellons,
now 9D years of age.
The ladies in charge of the program
and responsible for its success were
Mesdames C. M. Cannon, W. A. Harper
ana A. F. Perkins.
The second Sunday afternoon of each
month is set as a fixed date for the
holding of the vesper services at Elon
College. Miss Catherine Nolan has
agreed beginning Sunday, January 11,
at 4:00 P. M., to give these vesper ex
ercises on the organ in the Whitley Au
ditorium once a month during the sec
ond semester of the school year.
During the fall she gave two' of these
services, and the people of the com
munity and nearby towns were so well
pleased with these programs they re
quested that they be contiimed on cer
tain fixed dates so that all would know
wlien they were to occur and could
plan to attend.
A cordial invitation is extended to
all to attend these services on the sec
ond Sunday in each month.
Weds Miss Annie Lindsay Raper of
Linwood, Graduate of
IN ANNUAL SESSION
MISS HAZEL KNOTT IS
ELOII’S BEST STOOENT
The stockholders of the Elon Bank-
g & Trust Co'., met in annual session
yesterday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock
with practically all the stockholders
present. It was a very enthusiastic
meeting and the unanimous decision
was to make the ensuing year for the
bank the most prosperous in its history.
The bank was organized in 1911 and
has served the community well since
that time. There was a feeling that
the capital stock should be increased
and it was the unanimous vote to raise
the capital stock at once to $15,000, and
a liberal pcrtion of the additional stock
was subscribed before the meeting was
adjourned. Opportunity is thus given
the citizens of the community to take
stock in the bank believing that this
will mean the growth and development
of the bank as a community interest
The director.s elected for 1925 were
W. A. Harper, T. C. Amick, C. D. Johns
ton, D. W. Brown, F. B. Corboy, E. B.
Hufline, S. A. Cavcness, and J. L. Fos
Immediately after the adjournment
of the stockholders meeting the di
rectors met and organized, electing W.
A. Harper, president; Charles D. Johns
ton, vice-president; T. C. Amick, secre-
tnrv; and A. J. Holliday, cashier.
Miss Hazel Knott of Winston-Salem
not only led her class but the entire
college when she made 05 on every sub
ject. This is the highest mark given
and to have an average of 95 is a laud
able recoTd. We are proud of Miss
Knott’s achievement and congratulate
her on her successful work.
Keep out of the crowd when vulgar
ity passes for wit and humor.
BY STUDENTS CHRISTMAS
The Religious Activities Organiza
tion remembered the children at the
Orphanage liere at Eloii at Christmas.
A sufficient number of girls of tlie Y.
W. C. A. were given names of children
at the baby home and each one was
given some kind of toy. The boys un
der the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.
sent fruit to all those at the orphanage,
the baby home and to the other build
ing. It has been a custom for the
Religious Activities Organization to re
member the orphans at the Christmas
time. The students are always enthu
siastic in their giving and are glad of
this opportunity to contribute to the
happiness of these little folks.
Can crush and
so small, so
“The tongue destroys a greater
The Turks assert, ‘‘than does the
sword. ’ ’
The Persian Proverb wisely saith,
“A lengthy tongue—an early death.’
Or sometinies takes this form instead,
“Don’t let your tongue cut off your
“The'tongue can speak a word whose
Say the Chinese, “out-strips the
While Arab sage« this impart,
“The tongue’s great storehouse is the
From Hebrew wit the maxim Sprung
“Tliough feet should slip, ne’er let the
tongue. ’ ’
The sacrcd writer crowns the whole,
“Who keeps his tongue doth keep his
soul. ’ ’
A wedding of unusual loveliness was *
quietly solemnized Tuesday, December
23, at four o’clock in the afternoon,
when Miss Annie Lindsay Raper be
came the bride of Leo Dewitt Martin^
at the home of the bride’s father, Mr.
Julius Rowan Raper, of Linwood, Rev.
A. S. Raper, uncle of the bride, officiat
Mr. Leroy Miller sang “At Dawn
ing” accompanied by Miss Gladys
Peace, of Creedmoor.
To the strains of Lohengrin’s March,
played by Miss Gladys Peace, the
groomsmen, W. P. Hawfield and J. F.
Raper, entered, followed by the dame
of honor, Mrs. J. F. Raper, lovely in a
tomato' broraded chiffon, carrying an
exquisite arm bouquet of white roses.
The little niece of the bride, Mary
Louise Hawfield, daintily attired in
white crepe de cliine carried the ring in
The bride, charmingly attired in
beaded gray georgette, with a corsage
of bride’s roses and valley lilies, enter
ing on the arm of her father, was met
at the altar by the groom and best
man, Benjamin W. Everett. The beau
tiful ring ceremony was used. The
room was beautifully decorated in green
and white with the altar softly lighted
Immediately after the ceremony was
performed the bridal party and guests
repaired to the-dining room, where a
delectable salad course was served by
Misses Kathleen Thompson, Mary Mel
lon, Elizabeth Smith, and Frances Fitz
The dining hall waS’ attractive with
evergreens and pink snapdragons. Pink
candles in cut glass candlesticks and
pink snapdragons in a cut glass bowl
were artistically arranged on the dining
Mrs. Martin is the popular and ac
complished daughter of Mr. J. R. Raper
of Linwood, and is a graduate of Elon
College in the literary and fine arts de
Mr. Martin is of a prominent family
of Suffolk, Virginia, and is also a grad
uate of Elon College, and has done post
graduate work at the University of
North Carolina and Yale. He is now
professor of history at Elon College
where they will make their home.
The guests included: Rev. and Mrs.
A. S. Raper, Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. W.
P. Hawfield, Raeford; Mr, and Mrs. Le
roy Miller, Cotton Grove; Mrs. Ed Ra
per and son, Winston-Salem; Mr. E. E.
Raper and daughter. Miss Mary, Lex
ington; Miss Bessie Martin, Suffolk,
Va.; Miss Gladys Peace, CreedmooT;
Mr. Benjamin W. Everett, Elon Col
lege; Miss Kathleen Thomason, Lexing
ton; Mrs. J. E. Miller, Miss Mary Mel
ton, Miss Elizabeth Smith, and Miss
Frances Fitzgerald, Linwood.
It is moral cowardice to be disorderly
when the teacher is out of the room.
The greatest wrong we can do others
is to misjudge them.
Mourftains of difficulties always ap
pear steeper at a distance.
One shows his character by what he
The world takes off its hat to the man
Our greatest glory is not in falling
but in rising every time we fall.
Try to make somebody happy and
see what comes of it.
Dtf not sit on your wheelbarrow of
good intentions. Get out and push.