Page Two 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. 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