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MAROON AND GOLD
March. II, 1525
£0aroon anti dBolD
Publislied Weekly by tbe Students of
Elon College
Member of the North Carolina Colle
giate Press Association
Entered at the Post-Office at Eion Col
lege, N. C., as second-class matter.
Two Dollars Per College Year
W. B. Terrell Editor
M. G. Wicker Managing Editor
C. W. Gordon Business Manager
Dan Wicker Ass’t Bns. Manager
G. L. Holland ...Advertising Manager
M. M. Johnson ..Ass’t Adv. Manager
G. C. White Circulation Manager
T. V. Huey... .Ass’t Cir'tion Manager
Mary Price Ass’t Cir. Manager
Arline Lindsay, Ass't Cir’tion Manager
W. J. Cotton Faculty Advisor
Advertising Bates Upon Request
JAKE BLAKE
SAYS:
Red sed he wus goin to
prospect in Raleigh Eas
ter while de Mag Ed.
wus holdin up the north
gate.
VISUAL EDUCATION
The moving' picture has aft'ect-
ed a complete transformation in
the theatrical world. Today there
is scarcely an American village so
small that it does not support at
least one moving picture theatre;
while the production of films for
exhibition is so great and varied,
and the competition so keen, that
most of the larger cities of the
country have established muni
cipal censorship, under which all
new films proposed for public ex
hibition are first submitted to a
board of censors for approval.
There are many people who
look at the movies today as only
a place of amusement and enter
tainment. Very few think of the
value of the righ kind of pictures.
However there are some people
who recognize the educational
value and possibilities of the mov
ing picture. History and travel
are visualized by this means and
the obscure processes of nature
are explained and analyzed.
Methods of manufacture and pro
duction are made clear and useful
instruction may be conveyed in
the most interesting manner. As
a factor in education, science and
trade, and in recording current
history, the motion picture is still
in the early stages of its develop
ment and usefulness; and in its
application to amusement in its
highest form there is rare promise
of a great and brilliant future.
Tvloving pictures are used in many
departments of our government
as means of illustrating. The De
partment of Agriculture, the De
partment of Labor, the Bureau of
Animal Industry, the Good Roads
Bureau and so on.
Elon College has a good mach
ine and we are glad that it is to
be used to good advantage along
these lines. This feature of in
struction in the class room will ht
very beneficial. Pictures will al
so be shown for entertainment ai
times and w'e know^ this will be
welcomed by the students. Thi^-
will be a means of keeping many
students here who go elsewhere
to see pictures perhaps not of as
high ty])e as those that will b
shown here.
‘ We trust that the students will
co-operate with those w^ho have
this matter in charge in order that
this feature of entertainment in
th'^ college life may be of the best
W'e feel that much good will re
suit in this new venture.
A f-ross-wovd puzzler who tclcplioucf^
a doctor for A scven-lctter word mean
ing ‘ ‘ wiiid-pipe ’’ rcocived the p.nswer
‘‘trac-hca’’—also a bill for two dolluip
for professional services.—Boston Tran-
script.
“SOM STU"
by
Som Stude
V; >! >>.
A tradition is a funny thing. Sonic
traditions arc very activc while others
lie dormant, sometimes for months ana
sometimes for years at a time. Tradi
tions which foster sleeping late, and
loafing are very activc at Elon. There
is another tradition here which has,
up to' the last two years been very in
sistent. But for som reason, perhaps
the Student Senate can tell you why,
its consorts liave been very inactive
for the past two j^ears. In fact some
of the student body was beginning to
fear that it would become extinct. So
it was discovered that one bag of water
was enouglT to start a battle royal in
the Alumni Building the other morning.
It happened the second period, in tiie
halls and in the rooms. Each warrior
garbed himself in a slicker and some
form of headgear and the melee began.
Shortly following its beginning it
raged. In fact it took only a few mo
ments for the battle to wax hot, or
rather it waxed WET,
The funny part of tliis affair was
that a few minutes after it happened
not a member of the student body
could be found who had any detinite
knowledge of who participated. Thai,
of course is very unfortunate, 'because
the Senate would be very glad to deal
with tlie culx>rits.
Moral: Don’t throw one bag of wa
ter, it may start a water war.
—S—
We never realii^e how small tlie side
walks are until we look out Sunday af
ternoons and see the congested traffic,
which spring seems to cause. If spring
continues to add incentive to “socializ
ing,’’ we fear that traffic cops will have
to be installed at the main intersec-
tious.
It is a good thing that we don’t live
in the go'od old days wlien every gen
tleman had to carry his side buckler
and have it out for the inside of the
sidewalk, isn’t it?
—O—
We were glad to find the faculty wiil
ing to stand a test, like some of tlieni
did in last week’s issue. We had al
ways thought they only knew how to
give tests and that they would be en
tirely at sea when it came to standing
a test. We were especially glad to
find that we had fifty hours a week for
outside activities, etc. In actual prac
tice that doesn’t seem to work out for
a great many of us, but still anyone is
willing to' admit that figures don’t lie,
especially figures that come from the
de])artraent of mathematics.
We all know before that the bull frog
sat *bn the pool and that the bull dog
sat on the bank, but we certainly did
not know that the faculty could so well
entertain as a quartet. That was one
O'f the days that makes a fellow sorry
that he missed chapel. It was one time
that students sat before faculty mem
bers and there was no tendency on the
part of the students to go to sleep. If
there is no other this is one reason why
that particular chapel service should
go' down in history as remarkable. A
few more numbers of that type and
there will be no hesitancy on the part
of the students to go to chapel. In fact
it has been suggested that this same
number be given again. If this should
turn out well it is very likely that there
would be n^ore such worthy suggestio'ns.
—S—
It lias been suggested that the re
building program will not be complete
until a station has been provided just
outside the Xorth-east gate for the
co-nvenience of would-be ‘M'ide hop
pers. ” At the same time it was sug
gested that this affair be so constvucted
that all unwary motorists will have to
come to a complete halt before passing.
Tt is thought that this will greatly
facilitate student movements on busy
afternoons.
T'
We hear that the Sophomores have
laid'^plans for taking over ths Maroon
and Gold. The present staff wishes
them well with their right hand and of
fers sympathy with their left. The
present staff is expecting to leave the
same hope, that was left to‘ them, that
the paped will some day be a world
beater, and they also leave a debt very
much resembling the fabled family
mortgage.
—U—
WHAT ABOUT OUR CHEER
LEADERS FOR NEXT YEAR
(Continued from Page One)
to' investigate their metliods before any
thing definite is done here.
By way of suggestion, however, 1
would outline a system somewhat as fol
lows:
1. At their meetings sometime about
the first of May, let the rising Sopho
more, Junior, and Senior classes elect
two men from each class to serve as
cheer leaders next year. Through per
sonal contact and observation the mem
bers of these classes ought to be able to
judge pretty well who would make their
best cheer leaders.
2. That in tho future until more
than six men are needed, let these two
men chosen from each class continue*to'
serve in this capacity, moving up each
year with their class. After this year
the rising Sophomore class would be the
only one to elect the new cheer leaders
each year. In case of a vacancy or a
mans falling downi on tlie job, a new
man should be elected from that class.
3. That every year toward the close
of the spring semester, let one of the
two rising Seniors be chosen as head
cheer leader by a A'ote of the entire
student body. If in the cpinion of the
athletic council this head cheer leader
serves faitlifully and creditably during
his senior year, he should be given hi'
letter just as a manager is rewarded.
The candidate for the head leadership
should be chosen as to his faithfulness
to duty, his ability to create or get
hold of new ideas, and as to his quali
ties of leadersliip.
4. That all cheer leaders be excused
from physical training and that they be
sent by the athletic association along
with the teams to such contests as may
be thought necessary for them to be
present.
0. That tliese’ cheer leaders adopt a
regular uniform and wear it upon all
official occasions and that the athletic
association furnish them with all neces
sary equipment.
I realize that difficulties and situa
tions will turn up that are not covered
by the suggestions, but the system will
have to develop through a period of
years and adjustments will liave to be
made from time to time. The system
could not be much worse than it is now,
however, and there is nothing like mak
ing a beginning noav.
Dad-—‘Stella, who sat on that .newly
painted bench in the garden?”
Stella—“Harold and I.”
Dad.—“Well you must have ruined
your clothes—both of you.”
Stella:—‘ ‘ Not botli—only Harold’s ’ ’
—American Legion Weekly.
THE SCRAP PILE
Sometime ago I wrote an article from
my scrap pile and many times since
then I have been asked wliat -a scrap
pile is. I think it is funny when W’J
see a person wlio doesn’t even know
what a scrap pile is. Don’t yo'uA
scrap pile is not a like a long pole you
hit on the head with a big hammer.
Some people call them piles but they
are not the kind I am talking about.
This kind is very useful though iij
holding up houses and bridges. A scrap
pile is much different from that. You
don’t have to hit a scrap pile on the
head to make it useful. It is ready for
use all the time. The strange thing to
me is that most people think a scrap
pile is worthless. It is really a place
for throwing things you think you will
never need. Now what gets my goat is
you neA’cr can tell what you are going
to' need and that is why there are so
many things in a scrap ptile which are
so valuable. Too often, though, when
you throw a thing on the scrap pile it
breaks and mixes in with the rest of
the scraps. Nothing hurts me more
than to- be in need of something I have
just thrown on the scrap jnle, and later
to find it unfit for use.
Another strange thing about a scrap
pile is that you never can tell what you
are going to find in it. You are just as
apt to' find a tin lizzie as a bed of
mice. In fact you can find most any
thing from a “busted” automobile tire
to a bundle of worn out sermons.
This makes me think of a person who
says that he will never amount to any
thing, he is getting too old to study or
learn sometliing worth while. A per
son may be old at twenty or young at
seventy. “It is never too late to be
what you might have been.” You may
think you arc on the scrap pile of life
and maybe you are, but y^u can come
back to life and be the man you might
have been if you are made of the right
kind of stuff. We can take from or
add to our years as we cho'ose. Some
one has said that we are only as old as
we feel and I would add that we are
only as old as we think we are. The
reason why so many people live su'ch
short lives and do such few things is
because they never expect to live very
long. They would be uneasy if they
didn’t feel badly, have some pain or
ache occasionally. They pity themselves,
give way to that easy going, lazy feel
ing which ends with a long, slow day
with little accomplished. You cannot
aft'ord to handle yourself with kid
gloves, giving aw’ay to every little
whim and wind that blows. Start
every day off with a crash. Hit the
floor liard and begin the exercise and
new life, real red blooded and pep will
soon be no'ticed. Spend some time
every day taking care of your body,
tliink bigger and better thoughts anri
this will help to keep you from nature’s
human scrap pile.
BOOSTERS’ CLUB MAKES
TWO SUCCESSFUL TRipg.
(Continued from Page One)
Wanted: Young farm hand to help
gather eggs about fifteen years oldl
Lawyer—“Have you been’ married
before? If so, to‘ whom?”
!Movie Star—“Say, what is this—a.
memory test?”
Thomas, “Too Tired.” The striug or
chestra then gave a miscellaneous num
ber of selections and shared much of
the evening’s applause.
Professor Martin, being in a Histori
cal city, was at liis best.in speech mak-
ing.
The final number was the quartet of
gymnastic performers which defied all
laws of gravitation and afforded the
audience many thrills. Julius Smith
(Shorty), a new member, is’ showing
up exceptionally well.
On Monday evening, March 9,'the
club met in the president’s office for ^
short business session, with Mr. C. M.
Cannon in the chair. Holland, Ford,
Smith and Sharpe were voted in as new
members. These men, are showing up
well and will be of great help to the
club.
It was decided to give the last pro-
gram of the year in the Whitley Au
ditorium tlie first week in May. The-
club leaves for Stokesdale Wednesday
evening hte 11th, and Pittsboro the fol
lowing week.
The club has already visited sixteen
high schools. It has always received
words of commendation. It is backed
by the faculty and stifdent body, be
cause we are proud of the institutic-u
which it represents.
Hub—“I met Hawkins on the street
today and tlie poor chap was very
glo’omy—said he was perfectly willing
to die.”
Wife—“Oh Tom; why didn’t you aslc
him here to dinner!”
“Do you hear that'?’ asked the fair
maid, as there came to their ears the
sound of a heavy step. “It’s father.
Fly, sweetheart, fly.”
“You mean floe,” corrected tlie^
lover.
“Just as you please—but this is no
time for entomalogical distinctions.—
Country Gentleman,
Maybe He’ll Find Her
Honest Admirer (calling at girl’s
home)—“Is Miss Jones at honie!’^
Maid—“Sorry sir; but she is in. neg-
ligee now.”
Honest Admirer—“That’s too bad. I
was just leaving for Europe myself.’^
Goldstein—“Wherever in the world
you go, you’ll always find that us Jews
are the leading people.” \
O’Sullivan—“How about Alaska?’'
Goldstein—“Veil, Iceberg ain’t no-
Presbyterian name.”—Tiger.
“Mine is no idle tale,” said the busy
freshman as he leaned over for another
whack.—Wampus.
How do you sell this Limberger?
-'‘I’ve often wondered niyselff
Lalu—“How come yuh alius lookin’’
fer a job an’ neber findin’ none.'’
Mose—“That’s skill, woman, skill.”'
You Will Find
The Largest Stock of SPORTING GOODS in Greensboro at This Store. And
All Goods are QUALITY Goods.
LET US SERVE YOU
ODELL’S
WHERE QUALITY TELLS
GREENSBORO, N. C.
    

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