KI.ON COT.LEGE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1^25
Athletics At Eloii For The
Past Year Were Conducted
With Success With New Men
TEAMS ALL NEW
Scarcely Any of the Athletes
From Last Year Returned.
PROSPECTS ARE GOOD
FOR THE next SEASONS
Men on This Year’s Teams Are Ex
pected to Return. Coacli Expects
Good Team Next Year.
CLII SOCIEiy lETS TO
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
D. L. Harrell and H. A. Clark Have
Won Medals During This Year.
There t'omes a year occasionally in all
institutions of liiglier learning when
Athletics is below standard. This has
been one of those years at Elon.
It -was expected at the close of last
vear that this yeav instead of being be
low' would have been above the stand
ard, but circumstances over which we
at Elon had no control changed the out
look from one of rosy biiglitness to a
very dark brown. The result was that
we have lost many of our games. Prac
tically all the important ones were on
the wrong side of the ledger and the
reason is evident to' all.
When any team or teams of any in
stitution suffers such losses as the Elon
teams of this year suffered and, when
in each and every braucli of Athletics
practically new teams had to be huili
the result can only be sucli as resullj;
have been here this year.
In football we liad Braxton, at cen
ter, Capt. Whitesell at tackle, and Har
rell as a back, the only regnlars left
from the 192.J team, to these were ad
ded Richardson, Elder and Cardwell,
who were substitutes from the previous
year. Think, if you will, of the handi
cap faced in building a ti?am to fac'
Trinity, Davidson, Wake Foxest, Clem
son, Hampden-Sidney, Lynchburg and
Emory & Henry with the necessity of
getting three backs, two ends and two
guards out of unknow'n and untried ma
terial. It has the appearances of be
ing a real job, to' even make an im-
In basketball tbe situation was ^orse.
One letter man from the previous team
was back. Here again was a dark
brown outlook but. witli a tpam com
posed almost entirely of Freslimen we
commanded the respect and commen
dation of all- of our opponents.
Baseball prospects were also of a
dark hue. Again we had very few ohl
men back, in fact only three, Lindlev
and Gilliam iivfielders. and Foglomaii
pitcher. A-ain did the Freshman class
respond nobly but, the fact tliat onr
opponents for the most part weie com
poaed of experienced men the handicap
was too-mucli to overcome and we lost
the majority of oar p;ames, although
must be admitted that the team a
times played very good baseball.
We cannot say that our Athletics was
a success bo fnv as games won an o.
are concerned, but we can say ai
truthfully so that while we were beaten
and beaten badly at times we weie no
by any means disgraced. Onr teams
have maintained their reputations a.
fightinfj teams and while they T\eit no
so well versed as many of our
ents they were well schooled lu ■
fundamentals of the various games an
made that impression upon their oppon
The foregoing is the dark par a ^
past history. Let us look or
promised silver lining for *^ ,
cloud. This brings us to tiie P’’”*
outlook for the coming seasons,
will be football. From all
Tve will have practically all 0
who represented Elou in football in
1924 with us in, 1925. Those lost to us
are: Whitesell and Cardwell, tackles;
Elder, end, and Swanson substitute
lineman. These will be hard to' sup-
plant, it will be admitted, but tbe con
dition will not be nearly so bad as it
was a year ago. Then too, it is ru
mored that we will have some very
good football prospects among the in
coming Freshman class as well as for
the fact that it is also rumored that
several men who should have been with
us last fall, and were not, will be with
us this coming fall. Is makes one feel
that we will again be on the map in
football next fall.
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Debate is the Feature of a Well Bal
LILLIE HORKE TO HEIIO
C. E. SOCIEiy NEXT fESfi
D. L. Harrell, EutU Crawford, and J. !■
Lynch Chosen to Fill Other
LSyOHTER UNO REVELfi!
PICKIC ON COER FIELD
The Clio Literary society held its last
meeting for the session Tuesday night
and elected otHcers for tlie coming year.
The Clio Society is a secret society but
since last year they have made a prac
tice of making known their affairs.
This step was taken after a good bit of
agitation on the part of the other so
cieties and on the grounds that affairs
of the society should be known so as to
facilitate business transaetio'na and to
give them honor points. Clio w'as the
first society to take this step.
The following officers w'ere elected:
D. L. Harrell, president; H. Richard
son. vice president; Frank Alexander,
seeretarv; J. L. Lynch, treasurer; II. E.
Brittle, chapbiin; E. C. Brady and .T. L.
Foster, critics; D. W. .Jones, first censor,
Alton Brinkley, second censor; H. L.
Barney, Maroon and Gold reporter; and
Frank Alexander, corresponding secre
The Clio Society has been doing’ good
work this year. The play was up to
the usual go'od standard and siiowed
that Clios miglit well be called play
This year D. L. Harrell, Jr., w'on the
oratorical medal and H. A. Clark was
awarded the Freshman improvement
At th^ regular meeting of the Phi-
lologians in the Society Hall on last
Thursday night a very go'od program
was rendered. D. Y. Brannock gave an
interesting account of his work as au
amateur surveyor. The young novic?
from college gets some of the hard
knocks of the real surveyOT in his sum
mer working. They must overcome ob
stacles of every character; move the
hills, as it were, and go, through swamps
and water courses. But the w'ork is
pleasant, out-o’-doors, and healthful.
C. A. Walker was the source of some
very good jokes and M. M. Johnson
gave a talk on the Lite and Works of
Mark Twain. Mr. Johnson’s account
of that famous w-riter was very inter
esting and instructive.
In discussing Elon’s prospects for
athletics in the future, P. B. Wicker
stressed the point that Elon’s. athletes
must come from the host of friends of
the present student body. If you want
vour college to have good players, bring
them to college with you. ‘ ‘ Get the good
ones from yolir home stdiool and then
we shall have good teams,” says Mr.
The best of the program was the de
bate, discussing the question; Resolved,
tliat mothers of dependent children
should receive pensions from public
funds. The speeches on both sides were
exceptionally good. The negative team
showed that such action was unneces
sary, very costly, and impractical. The
spe.akers said such conditions would re
sult in moTe paupers instead of indus
On the other liand the afTirmative
team show'ed that sucii support w^ould
mean better education for the poor,
closer cementation of their homes and
the resulting good character building
would prevent the growth of so' many
criminals as there are now. The affir
mative w^on tlie decision, Crawford be
ing their best speaker and Ezell best
on the negative.
Brannock was adjudged best speaker
on the program.
Tlie student body met after cluipei
Monday morning and elected Christ^'4n
EndeavOT ofTicers for next year. This
election, like all other elections for re
ligious activities, which have been 'lebi
tliis spring, was attended with much in
terest. This interest is primarily due
to the fact that next year religiou.s ac
tivities will have some of the best
equipment in the country for their
work, and by all of the signs next year
slionld be the best year we iiave ever
had for religious work.
The right of women to vote was clear
ly brought home to the students Wed
nesday morning when Miss Lillie Horne
was elected president of Christian En
deavor. Miss Horne is a member of
the present Junior class and is too well
known to the students to need any fur
ther introduction. The record vvhici.
she has thus far n>ade in her college
career insures us that we will have a
capable leader for Christian Endeavor
Lemuel Harrell was elected as vice-
president. Mr. Harrell was elected the
naost poiiular boy on the Hill last fall
in a contest run by the Phipsicli. Aside
from this Lem lias shown that he is a
capable leader in the various activities
of the student body during the time he
has been in school.
Ruth Crawford was chosen to be sec
retary of the society\ Ruth is also of
the present JunioT class and is very
po})ular on the hill. We are all sure
that she will do her best for the so
ciety as she never shirks her duty.
, J. L. Lynch was elected to the po
sition of treasurer, ilr. Lynch also of
the Junior class has held many o'ffices
of trust since he has been in school and
has always shown a willing spirit when
called on to fill these positions.
Merry Sophs Gather on the Ath
letic Field and do Justice
to Good Eats.
MANY games played
Last Thursday afternoon the Supbo--
more class laid aside its dignity and
went on a real picnic. Comer Field
was tbe spot of revelry.
The fun began with a lively *-Bean
contest.” Then came an exciting base
ball game in which the fair sex parti
cipated, as w'ell as the boys. ‘‘Barn
yard Golf” was also played.
Last, but by nc means the least,
came the eats. The savory odor of '‘hot
dogs” floated up from amidst the hap
py circles of roasters. Sandwiches,
pickles, ^akes, toasted marshmallow3,
and lemonade were consumed with great
j relish and enjoyment. After everyone
had eaten as much as he possibly could,
we gathered in a group and short talks
were made by our sponsor, Prof. L. 'M.
Cannon and our outgoing and incoming
presidents. AH too soon the hour of de
parture came but w’e brought away with
us a feeling of deeper love and loyalty
foT the class of 1927 and a lasting
memory of the good times we had to
DELTJ 0P8IL0N KSPPII
ENJOYS CAMPING TRIP
Happy Girls Have Great Fmi at Piney
TENNIS TEAM LOSES A
match with GUILFORD
MRS. BLANCHE SUMMERS
THE KSPPIl PSI NO GOES
TO SOMER'S MILL RIKING
Members Enjoy a Hearty Eepast in the
Woods, by tlie Water,
Last Saturday the Elon tennis team
met defeat at the hands of the Gnilford
racquet wielders, on the Gnilford courts.
The Quakers took every match by
straight sets. The Elon men show'ei!
inferior court work.
Tills is the second meet of the year
fo'r the Elon men and marks their sec
ond defeat. One more meet is sched
uled, this with the Guilford ■ Country
Club. The strong State tennis team
was defeated by the Gnilford Country
Clnb so the Elon prospects do not loo'k
The score at the Guilford meet was.
Singles—Joyce, Guilford, defeated
Johnson, Elo'n, G-1, 6-2; Parker, Guil
ford, won over Peel, Elon, 6-3, 6-4; Bar
ney, Guilford, bested Wicker, Elon, 6-1,
e-l':’Holder, Gnilford, won over Denton,
Elon, 8-6, 6-3.
Doubles—Brown and Trotter, Guil
ford defeated Wicker and Peel, Elon,
6-3, 6-1; Burke and Joyce, Guilford, won
over Johnson and Denton, Elon, 6 0. 6-3.
Tlie funeral services of Mrs. Blanche
Summers Cobb, beloveil ‘wife of .1. 1>.
F. Cobb, who died at St. Leo’s Hos
pital the 30th of April, was hebl on
Saturdav afternoon, ]\Iay the 2nd'from
Friedens f^vangelicnl Lutheran Church.
Before going to the chiu'cch a short ser-
I vice was co'ndiu‘*teil by the pastor, G.
W. McClanahan, in the home, where
lav, amid a bower of lovely flowers, tlie
remains of the wife and mother,^ whose
tender relations in home and com
munity were so fittingly expressed )>y
these beautiful flowers.
The pastor was assisted at the church
by the Eev. Dr. J. O. Atkinson of Elon
College, who is a former teacher of
Mrs. Cobb, where a large congregation
had gathered to pay its last respects tc-
1his beloved woman.
Mrs. Cobb was a consecrated member
of Friedens Church, belonged to the
Atlssionary Society and took part in
the various activities of the congrega
tion. She was the daughter of the
late Major and Mrs. Andrew Summers.
Besides her husband and two little
girls, Eegina and Annie Lois, she
leaves one sister, Mrs. Belton of Nor-
,folk, Virginia, and one brother, Everett
: Summers, and a wide circle o'f relatives
! and friends. In the midst of life, just
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On Monday afternoon the Kappa Bsi
Nu, twenty-one strong, gathered in
front of the Morth Dormitory an-.i took
cars for Somers’ Mill, where they en
joyed a brief stay with nature. A^ it
generally docs for such occasions the^
weather turned out and sent them ofl:
to the tune of raindrops.
After arriving on the scene of action,
for such eating as C. M. Caution and
Eugene Watts did must be called ac
tion, the bunch gathered ’around the
fire and as if by magic piles of bread,
weinnies and fried eggs disappeared. ,
When the hunger of every man had
been appeased it was dij^covered thai
this same "Watts had left too hurriedly
after baseball practice, so he w^as dealt
with accordingly. Of course it mud
died the stream up quite a bit, but it
had to be done.
Those present were. S. H. Abell, J. N.
X)enton, J. E. McAuley, J. H. Dollar,
L. V. Watson, W. B. Terrell, M. G.
Wicker, W. A. Lindley, G. C. White, J.
L. Lynch, C. W. Gordon, F» T). Ballard,
E. W. Auman, H. Eichar'dson, Allan
Walker, .T. E. W^^tts, C. E. Xewman, A.
L. Brinkley, C. M. Cannon, L. M. Can
non, and Arthur Combs.
The girls of Delta Upsilo'n Kappa en
joyed a most delightful camping trip
Monday, May 11th, at Piney Shoals.
Upon arriving on the* sandy .banks
the girls eagerly gathered wood for a
camp fire and cooked steak, onions, hot
dogs, and made coffee, which with pick
les, sandwiches, rolls and cakes, made
up the tempting dinner.
After enjoying this delightful dinner
some spent the afternoon in hiking
wliile others lay around the beach lis
tening to the A’’ictrola and the music of
the water rippling over the rocks.
In the evening an equally appetizing
sni>per was enjoyed by all, after which
things were packed into the cars and
everyone returned to Elon after having
spent a' very pleasant day.
Those w’ho M’ent on the outing were
Misses Deloris Morrow, Lilah Newman,
Louise W'atkins, Clarene Lincoln, Ruby
Atkinson, Lillian Harrell, Mary Lee
Foster, Kate Strader, Margaret Row
land, Mary Lee Williams, Adelia Jones,
Graham Rowland, Mary Herbert Wat
kins, Gwendolyn Patton, Ruth Kimball,
Anna Phillips, Julia Clem, Alberta At-
IdnsoTi, Rosebud Kimball, Emma Mor
gan and Olyn Barrett.
POETRY IN GENERAL
The wind it blew.
The rain it fell,
Down the street a dago flew,
Cops lefT pell mell.
Drew a knife from his sash,
T'p to a victim he did dash,
And cut a banana hMf into.
Clyde Horne had visitors in his room
on Wednesday night.
The student body is expecting to
spend their vacation at their respective
homes as follows:
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