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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER i6, 1925.
Initial Football Contest
Of Season Occurs Between
Elon And Davidson Saturday
Held At Davidson
Stiff Scrimmage Staged on Comer
Field Last Saturday Before
Crowd of Elon. Students.
FIRST GAME OF SEASON
An Interesting Scrap With The Wild
cats Is Expected.
Saturday afternoon marked the
termination of three weeks of practice
on Comer field. The situation this year
is markedly different from what it has
ever been on that field of athletic en
deavor. There have been several other
years in wliieh old men who were ex
pected did not return, but this year is
the first time Coach Corboy lias had
the wealth of new material that he
has this year. In saying that he has
a wealth of new material we do not
mean that he has the material with
which to make a state championship
team. It is, however, a gonorally ae
cepted fact that Elon will have a team
to go on Richardson field at Davidson
that will be worthy to test the mettle
of a team built around twelve letter
men. In saying that the Davidson
team is built around twelve letter men
let it be understood that that number
of old men to start a season off is about
all any coach could reasonably ask for.
But at the same time the dope at hand
would seem to indicate that Davidson
will have a mid-season scra^) on their
This game ushers in the football
fieaso'tt in North Carolina. For several
years the Elon-Davidson game, held at
Davidson, has started the season for
pig-skin chasers. Davidson has won all
these games, but the margin by which
she has won has been narrowed each
year with almost mathematical precis
A large number of Elon students al
ways goes to this game, using various
means for getting there—trains, busses,
private cars, catching rides, etc. It is
hoped and expected that this year more
will go* than ever before.
The practice last Saturday afternoon
was somewhat unique, in that it was a
real game of footbaU. Coach picked
out two very evenly matched teams
and at four-thirty the fracas began.
Four eight-minutes quarters were play
ed, and at times it looked like a real
game and at other times it will have
to be said that there was a marked
laxity of fight on the part of both
teams. Early in the game both teams
scored a field goal, and from this time
on was a ‘^see-saw^^ backi and forth,
up and down the field, neither team
getting in dangerous proximity of the
other team’s goal.
In the third quarter Kelley made sev
eral sensational runs, behind some inter-
eral sensational runs, behind some good
interference on the part of his team
mates. Two or three of these long runs
put his team in scoring distance and
after three attempts he carried it over
.for a touchdown.
The individual playing of both teams
was very good but team play was lack-
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Of ELON CHURCH HELD
Vesper Services On Second Sunday
Afternoon of Each Month
Tlie Elon College church held its
fourth quarterly conference on the eve
ning of September 9. The conference
was quite largely attended and from
first to last wns full of the spirit of
optimism. Plans were laid for a pro
gressive enlargement and expansion of
the church’s program, particularly in
the field of Christian Education.
The Finance Committee’s report
showed the budget of the former year
fully met, with all obligations paid aud
a small balance in the treasury. This
report also showed that the budget for
the new year had been fully subscribed
with some members not yet having re
ported their subscriptions.
The resignation of the treasurer, Mr.
Harold Barney, was accepted, and a
vote of thanks given him for his
efficient services. Mr. Henry Peel was
elected to succeed him.
The pastoT of the church was
authorized to appoint two additional
members for the Finance Committee,
in view of the fact that the church had
added 125 additional members during
the past year, the first year of Dr. W.
S. Alexander’s incumbency.
The director of Christian Education,
Mr. C. M. Cannon, gave a report of
the year’s work, showing an increase
of eighty per cent in the church
school and its activities for the year,
both in attendance and in finances. Dr.
W. S. Alexander, Mr. Chas. D. John
ston, Prof. S. A. Bennett, Mrs. W. A.
Harper, Mr. F. L. Gibbs, and Mr. C.
M. Cannon were elected the church’s
committee on Chrisitan Education for
the ensuing year
It was voted that the Junior church
should attend the regular church ses
sions on Communion Sundays and on
other special occasions. The pastor and
the deacons of the church were con
stituted a committee on Evangelism for
Mrs. W. P. Lawrence was re-elected
secretary of the church.
The custom of holding vesper ser
vices at four o’clock on the second
Sunday afternoon of each month will
be continued by Elon College this year.
Prof. C. James Velie, head of the De
partment of Music, will preside at the
organ during these vespers which are
open to the public without cost.
The first of these vespers was given
on Sunday afternoon, September 13, at
four o’clo'ck. This was Prof. Velie’s
first appearance in an organ recital at
the College. He has organized the De
partment of Music according to con
servatory standards and is meeting
with great encouragement in his work.
MISS ELIZABEIIi HALL
Popular Elon Couple of Last Year
Married at Parkton—Impressive
O. B. Country’^ Carman, ”22, was
here Friday and made an interesting
talk at chapel. ‘^Country” is experi
encing great success as a district Scout
On Wednesday evening, August 12,
Miss Elizabeth Manning Hall, of Park
ton, and Mr. A. I. Braxton, of Snow
Camp, were married. The wedding was
solemnized at the Presbyterian church
at the home of the bride, the impressive
ring ceremony being used.
The church was. beautifully decor
ated in green and white, burning
tapers being effectively placed among
A very interesting musical pro'gram
was carried out, “At Dawning” and
“The Sweetesit'Story Ever Told,” be
ing sung by Mrs. D. S. Currie. Two
beautiful violin selections were rend
ered by Miss Sarah McCormick. They
were accompanied by Mrs. A. F.
Hughes, who also played during the
To the strains of the wedding march
from Lohengrin, the four ushers, Robert
E. Lee, of Clio, S. C.; Wilbur Town
send, of Bennettsville, S. C.; Vance
MftMiJlan and Lesl’R Everett Parkton
entered first. The bridesmaids. Misses
Fanny Terry, of McCall, S. C., and
Sarah Currie entered down opposite
aisles, and were lovely in georgette
dresses. Miss Terry in blue and Miss
Currie in pink. Each carried shepherd
crooks tied with asters.
Next entered the dame of honor.
Mrs. Rembert Pate, sister of the bride.
She wore moonlight blue beaded
georgette and carried an arm bouquet
o'f pink asters.
The maids of honor, Miss Mary
Alice Hall, sister of the bride, and
Miss Dorothy Lee, cousin of the bride,
entered together, Miss Hall in orchid
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WALKER CHOSEK PRES.
Dan Newman Elected Vice President
—Large Number of Last Year’s
Freshman Class Returns.
WEDS MISS ANtIA ELLIS
Former Elon Student and Faculty
Member Marries Burlington
Characterized by simplicity and
dignity was the marriage of Miss Anna
Gertrude Ellis, third daughter o'f Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Ellis, and 0. Haywood
Henderson, of Greensboro, which oc
curred Wednesday afternoon at 5
o’clock in Burlington at the home of
the bride’s parents.
Owing to the recent illness of the
bride the ceremony was a quiet one
and was witnessed only by a few in
timate friends and relatives. Dr. W.
R. Potter reading the vows.
The bride is OTie of Burlington’s
most attractive and charming young
women and is a member of one of the
oldest families in Burlington. She is
a graduate of Burlington high school
and was educated at North Carolina
College for Women, Greensboro. For
the past two years she has been pri
vate secretary to the division manager
of Armour and company in Greensboro.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Henderson, of Burlington. He is
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The Sophomore Class held its first
monthly meeting of the scholastic year
September 11. At this meeting some
very important business was transacted.
Paul Walker, who is a popular mem
ber of the class, was elected president
to take the place of Arthur Fowler,
who did not return to school. Dan
Long Newman, who' is also a well
known and popular member of the class,
was elected vice president.
There is an unusually large number
of the class back and with these two
young men as leaders, the class feels
confident that a year of successful work
is now beginning.
BOOSTERS’ GLOB HELD
IMPORTANT MEETING OtI
LAST MONDAY EVENIHG
Enthusiastic Group of Boosters
Met With Mgr. C. M. Cannon
To Outline Work For Year.
FIRST PROGRAM AT ELON
PSYKALEONS HOLD All
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Meeting is Occasion of Much Interest
and a Good Year is Expected.
The Psykaleon Literary Society held
its first meeting in the So'ciety Hall
Monday evening. The meeting was very
interesting in that an unusual degree
of society spirit was exhibited in the
first meeting of the year. Such a good
spirit was shown that the members of
the Society feel that much good will
be achieved by the Psykaleons this
A short business meeting was held,
after which the following officers were
President, Ruth Crawford; Vice Pres
ident, Adelia Jones; Recording Secre
tary, Rosebud Kimball; Assistant
Recording Secretary, Susie Elder; Cor
responding Secretary, Emily Midyette;
Treasurer,' Mabel Alexander; Senior
Critic, Margaret Joe Ballentine; Junior
Critic, Bernice Hartman; Maroon and
Gold Reporter, Mary Stout.
Minor officers were also elected. The
Society feels sure that these, the
incoming officers, will co-operate and
wo’rk together for the betterment of
VARIED PROGRAM GIVEN
AT CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR
Many Take Part In First Service of
College Year For Young
The first meeting of the college year
for the young people was conducted by
the Christian Endeavor Society last
Sunday evening in the Mooney Build
ing. Miss Lillie Horne, the president
of the Society, was the leader of the
evening. The program was varied and
interesting. Those taking part in the
program included a faculty member.
Seniors, Juniors, Shophomores, Fresh
men, and little Miss Sarah Vriginia
The meeting was opened by singing
a hymn, after which a prayer was of
fered. Mr. Lindsay Johnson played a
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There are many organizations which
go to make up college activities. They
are all important. The Boosters’ Club
is an organization w'hich is well known
by the old students and many of the
new students who saw its work in their
respective schools last year. The club
gave around 26 programs and proved
so successful that it has been made a
permanent organization of the college.
It has the support of the trustees,
faculty and student body.
Mr. C. M. Cannon, manager of the
club, called a meeting of old members
and prospective members Monday eve
ning at 7:30. The president’s office
was quickly filled by eager boosters at
the appointed time. The following
former members were present: Perry
Smith, Julian Smith, M. G. Stanley, T.
E. Ruston, C. M. Cannon, Paul McNeil,
Harold Barney, Gordon Crymes, Burnett
Johnson, and F. L. Gibbs. Among the
faculty: Dr. W. A. Harper, Dr. Bran-
nock, Dean A. L. Hook, and Prof.
The club was called to order and the
managerj Mr. C. M. Cannon, made an
introductory speech in which he out
lined the work of the club for the en-
suing year. His remarks were followed
by a helpful speech by Prof. A. L,
Hook. Then Prof. Martin talked along
lines which were pleasing to those
present. Dr. Harper also made remarks
which commended the former work o^
the club and which pointed to greater
work in the future. Some of the old
members then made short talks about
the club, the most interesting among
these being one by Morgan Stanley.
The following business was trans
An advertising committee was ap
pointed consisting of C. M. Cannon, F.
L. Gibbs, Forrest Qualls, and T. R.
Ruston. The following heads of depart
ments were designated: Morgan Stan-
ley, quartette; Gordon Crymes, orches
tra; F. L. Gibbs, acrobatics. It was
decided to introduce some new items
with the new programs. A short play,
written by some member or members of
the student body, will be given by the
club; also some pictures from time to
time by Prof. A. L. Hook.
After adjournment from business the
boosters journied to the Y. M. C. A.
Hall where an informal program w^as
given and where eats and drinks were
enjoyed. Crymes and L. Johnson gave
a violin and piano- duet. Morgan Stan
ley and Lloyd Smith gave an instru
mental duet. The climax of the even
ing’s enjoyment was reached when
Smith and Stanley tuned in on some
fast music and II. Hughes, known as
the famous “rug tickler,” gave a
thrilling performance. Interesting
numbers were also furnished by the
quartette consisting of Stanley, Mc
Neil, Ruston and Bell Womble.
Bananas, cakes and drinks were then
enjoyed by all, including Dr. Harper
and Dr. Brannock, who wore their
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