FRESHMAN IMPROVEMENT NUMBER
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ELON COLLEGE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1925
Maroon and Gold Team Wins
Lose To Weaver On Saturday
T^patri Plavs darden jones returned
X YTCII CAMPUS SATURDAY
Lenoir Game Marked by the Ef
fective Twirling of Fogleman.
He Pitched One of the Best
Games of His College
PLAY ERRORLESS GAME
Lose to Weaver in a Slow Eleven In
ning Game. Marked by Few Er
rors. Team Playing in Vir
ginia This Week.
Playiiijr (.‘iTorless liall behijid tliG ef
fective twirling of “Jimmy” Po-gU*
jiian, Elon triumphed over the stroiig
Lent)ir-Rliyii(' team here last Thurstlay
by tlie score of 1 to 0. Tlie game was
the prettiest exhibition of the national
]iastime witnessed here tliis year. Plav-
ing in ideal weather, tlie defense of tlie
Christians wa-s perfect, not an erroT
being chalked up against them, while
the visitors were credited witli three
The only run of the game was made
in the first inning. Lenoir was retired
in short order, only three men facing
Fogleman in this inning, the lirst being
sent back to the bench via the strike
out route and the next two via inter
cepted infield flies. Elon came in for
theii l;:ilf and Slaughter and Lindloy
were retired (juiekly; pitcher to first
base Mud second base to first. Crutch
field next faced Honiesly and hit to
Gilbert whc made an error—nuiffel
the chance. Then Ed Gilliam came
through witli a j)retty single, Crutch
field going to second. Byrd walked thus
loading the bases. Ho'mesly seemed un
able to control his ball, and Walker was
given a pass to first, in this way was
scored the only run of the game. Fow
ler was fanned leaving three men on
the bags. Honiealey settled down after
this inning and pitched a nice brand of
Fogleman yielded only five hits anl
was master of the situation at all times.
Neither team threatened the other se
riously after the first inning, the visit
ors being unable to get a man past the
keystone sack. Byrd and Walker eacli
secured a triple for the lioun* club, but
they came in each instance after two
men were o'lit and they were left ma
rooned on third base. Hardin was the
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T’iu drifting upon life's stormy sea,
And the billows around me roll high.
Tet you are a lighthonse to me,
You will guide me on, till 1 die.
I know that you would have me fight on.
To be fair, just and true,
Though all that I have is gone,
I still have the memories, of you.
They sav that yon are untrue,
And tiiougli I’m in a faraway land,
1 still have the promise from you
And I know, that some day T’ll un
Darden Jones has returned to school
and we are glad to sec his beaming
countenince on the campus once more.
Tlie entire student bady has missed this
pojiular stuilent and all are glad to see
him hack in his usual place.
“Big Brother” came home Saturday
afternoon and was confined to his room
for f|uite a while. - For this reason we
find that many of the girls didn’t get a
(diance to see the mustache which he
succeeded in growing while in the hos
Maroon and (toM joins with the stu
dent body in rejoicing over the fact
that Darden is able to attend his clas
FOR SENIORS ARE RELD
J. N. Denton, J. O. Atkinson, F. L.
Gibbs, Hose Howell. Kate Strader,
and SaUie Mae Oliver, are
Chosen for Finals.
Maroon and Gol.l is s'a'l
th.’jt Mrs. 0. H. Atkina, wife of our
Superintendent of Gronntls is mneh inx
proved and is exp«fted home from tlie
hospital at an early date.
The Senior orations started last
Thursday night, in the college -liapi‘l
and continued through Friday night and
Saturd.-iy morning at chapel. Thirty
senioj’s look jiqi't in the contest. Their
subjects Avere varied and niany intei-
(■sting s]iee(dies were maile. As a whole
the showing made by the class of '25
was on-' of the best shoWings made by
any class, along this line in a good
many years. Every speaker seemed to
he familiar with his speech and ren
dered it w^ell.
These Seni(>r orations are held every
year, and are always well received by
the student body. Each Senior, before
receivi)ig his diploma must write a the
sis. or pre]>are an oration or essay.
Three faculty members are judges on
tliese occasions to see that the oratioiis
are well given and to decide who are
the hest six s])eakers. The judges this
year were Miss Savage, Professor Mar
tin and Dr. Alexander. The Seniors
who won ]»laces on the finals for theii
ryrations were J. X. Denton, J. O. Al-
kinson, Jr., and K. L. Gibbs. The Senior
^irls who won ])laces on the finals for
their essays were Misses Kose Howell.
Kate Straler. and Sallie ^Nlae Oliver.
The finals will take place diiring com
mencement, when one of the girls will
get the Moffitt essayist’s medal and one
of the boys will get the Stanford ora
The :Morrow thesis medal is given to
the Senior who is judged to have hand
ed in the best thesis.
Misses Fisher, Alexander and Nobles
Entertain. A Delightful Program
SOLFEGGIO GLASSES ARE
By A. Freshman
Manv of us are far from home
And will not be there this May,
But though' around the world we ro'ani,
Let us wear a rose—on ilother’s Bay.
Mr. W. L. Woodie, ’23, was a visitor
on the Hill Saturday and Sunday.
“Country” Gorman, '2.1, paid a visit
to the Hill Wednesday.
Misses Fisher, Alexander, and Mobles
entertained the Solfeggio Classes in
Miss Fisher’s studio, at three o’clock
on Tuesday afternocvn. A very delight
ful program was enjoyed. The Sym
jthony Chorus opened the program with
their best hit, “Evening Bells” bv Di
Lamire, and one could almost hear the
Hweet-toned chimes even after tho
sound of their voices had died away.
They answered an encore with “Aro
Tnd” by Soldoti, in which the beauti
ful tenor and rich bass voices were
Mr. I'^rescott [>layed “The Humming
Bird’’ ajul was followed by Miss Fisher
in ••Roses So'ftly Blooming.’’ Miss
Fisher has a. very pretty voice and is
one of the coming Coloratiira-Sopranos
Kven more was this beautiful voice set
off in “There Are Fairies at the Bot-
t(.'m of Onr (xarden, ’’ aiul her audience
immediately decided that she was the
In that cute little monodrama, “The
\'am]>, ” M/irie Nobles used her fijie
skill as an actres.s to lelight her lu-ar-
ers and k0))t them laughing through the
-dcit, “Sister’s Best Fellow.’’
Mabel Alexander sang sweetly “Just
Because of You.” She has a perfect
voice for lyrical singing. Misses White
and Horne followed in “The White-
Home Eecueillette. ’' Their numbe;-
though a u)ost difiicult one. was very
unique and met witli instant a])|)Iause.
The “ (’I'ooked Handsome’' tlie::
bowed his way into the good graces of
all the guests and, incidentally, reached
a more important ]»art of their anatomy
with big plates of delicious chocolate
cream and angel food cake. Prof
Hook was not allowetl to' sing .so he
ended this good fun with cheers for the
classes and their teacher.
W.A. LIUOLEy TO LEAO
GGMING SENIOR GLASS
Officers Are Chosen for Next Year at
Regular Class Meeting Held
Quite a number of students have been
attending the Ham-Bamsay meetings.
Arthur Fowler Is Chosen To
Head The Present Freshman
Class In Its Work Next Year
HIGH SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
SCORES BIG HIT AT ELON
On last Friday night our campus was
i7ivaded b3^ a troupe of merry students
frcm the Roanoke Rapids High School.
Thej’^ came right on the heels of tho
exciting Lenoir-Rhyne game and the,
student body was in a high state of
glee and was ready to give them a
typical Elon welcome These students
were .not here merely for the sake of
being here though. They came to en
tertain the students and if we can be
guided by the hearty rounds of applause
that continued through the program of
their glee (dub we are safe in saying
that They accomplished that end.
The club was on its way to X. C. C.
W. where it entered a state wide glee
club contest. Their girls club was com
posed of^eighteen girls and their boys’
club was compo’sed of sixteen boys.
Botli of those clubs rendered several
numbers, which were excellently given
and showed a background of much pre
paration. Their senior orchestra was
composed of twenty-seven pieces, and
it was .surprising how well they har
monized, cojisidering the size of the
orchestra and the comparative youthful
ness of the members.
We are glad to have had the 0]>p0r-
tunity to hear this excellent program
in our auditorium and we sincerely hope
that we will be able to welcome a good
number of them to our midst, as stu
dents, next fall.
Tuesday, Api-il 2S. the .)uni(-T idass
inet in regulai- business session and the
following ofiic(‘rs were electeil for next
ycai’; President. \V. A. Lindley; \ice-
jiresident, Margaret .U>e Ballentific; sec
retary, Kitsie ilcLamb; treasu’'er, J. 10.
('oi’hitt; pO('t, Lillie Iloi'Jie; associati-
editoi of the Phi])sicli, Kuth C’l-awfoTd,
and Edward Gilliam; associate bu.^iness
manage)', E. L. Parkerson; art editor.
Annie Sim]>son; athletic editor. D. L.
Harrell; adv. manager. ('. W. Gordon:
humorous editors, if. Jo'hnson: and
class stenographer, Lillie Horne.
We believe each officer has been wise
ly chosen and is fully capable of filling
the position that has been awarded.
The class of ’2fi promises to' be cjne of
tlu' hest classes that have graduate !
We also are glad to know we will
have our class rings in a few days. The
rings are long looked for and every
member is glad to know that the time
of their arri\ a1 is so close at hand.
Mr. J. R. Barker. ’24-, was a visitor
on the Hill Saturday.
CLIO SOCIETV RGLOS AH'
M. A. McLeod Wins Place as Best on
Entire Program With a
At the regular meeting of the Clio
Literary Society Tues(hiy, 28th, the
Freshman lmi)rovement Medal was
awarded to H. C. Clarke, a prominent
member of the class of ’28. Mr. Clarke
hails froin Virginia, and has done won
derful work in the society since he en
tered school last fall.
The piogram rendered was a A cry in
teresting one and demonstrated the fact
that even though examinations are not
far ahead, the members have found time
to ]ire]iare one of the best programs of
1’’. C. Rainey oi)cned the program
witli seveial very go'od jokes and wise
cracks. They seemed to place the mem
hers in such a state of mind that they
could really enjoy a good j)rogran\.
Current Events wer(> next discussed
by J. D. Gorrell. One topic of discus
sion that was of unusual interest to* all
members of the society, was that of a
report of a committee on investigation,
stating that it is cheaper to go to col
lege in North Carolina than in any oth
The next number on the program was
a violin solo by M. A. McLeod. The
selection rendered was ‘.‘Air With Va-
riaticms.” F. H. Prescott played the
accompaniment. The solo was excep
tionally good and both men showed
their ability as-musicians.
Reading by M. F. Spencer. The se
lection, Rime of Twisted Words, was
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Class Made Good
In Session Tuesday Morning the
Class of 1928 Elected Officers
For Next Year.
REVIEW OF PAST
YEAR IS GOOD RECORD
The Class as a Whole Has Much to Look
Forward to in the Three Years
It Has Before It.
On Tuesday morning the Freshnuin
class mot to elect ofticers for next year.
The following were chosen to guide the
destinies of the class for next year:
Arthur Fowler, president; Paul Walker,
vice president; Hannah Claire Newman,
secretaiy; Susie Elder, treasurer; Ruih
Kimbair, historian: Alberta Atkinson.,
poet; Mabel Michael, M. and G. re
porter; “Grandpa” T.hompson and Clar
ence Slaughter, student senators; Paul
McNeill, athletic manager; A. N. Greene
and Alberta Atkinson, cheer leaders.
With the election of these officers the
class takes stock of itself, and in the
achie\’ements of the past year, and sub
mits the following as a history of its
career during the past two semesters:
On September 3, 192-1 a group of stu--
dents, unorganized, but with high as
pirations, entered Elon College for the
first time. This group just from high
and prep scho'ols soon accomplished class
organization. The football squad was
given some valuable material by tho
class of 1928. Hi fact the Varsity
eleven was well sprinkled -with Fresh
men. On the gridiron the class of ’28
stood foremost. In a hard fought game
the Freshman class team defeated the
upper classman team, the score being
6 to 0. Tn all college activities the
Freshman class took a most active.part.
Tn the Philologian entertainment, Fresh
man boys stood out. Likewise in the
Clio, ■ Psykaleon and Psiphelian enter
tainnients, many Freshmen played im-
Freshmen stood first on the Varsity
basketball squad. The squad was com
posed of Freshmen with the exception
of only three upper classmen. The lirst
year men on the Varsity squad played
exceptionally well and it was their
playing that helped bring victory to
“Old Elon.” In class basketball the
Freshmen made a very good showing.
The Freshman class tied for second
place in class basketball honors. This
record is a very good one in that the
Freshmen furnished almost all of the
Varsity material. Varsity men were
not eligible to play in class games. At
the close of the basketball season a
Freshman, Dan Long Newman, was
elected as captain of next year’s Var
sity basketball team.
In scholastic standing the Freshman
class is honored to have among its mem
bers a student whose average was the
highest in college at the close of last
In base ball, the class of ’28 is mak
ing a very creditable showing. Many
Freshmen are on the Varsity squad and
are making good. On the first string
team, the Freshman class is prond to
say that it has the following: two
catchers, one pitcher, one third base
man, and three fielders, making a total
of seven first vString men. These men
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