The Play, Not The Score
The Work, Not
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ELON COLLEGE, N, C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1925.
Ancient Rivals Go Down In
Defeat Before Onslaughts
Of Elon Football Warriors
6 To 0
George Kelly Completes Forward
Pass For Touchdown in Final
Minutes of Play.
GUILFORD FIGHTS HARD
lighting Christians Reach Quakers’
5-Yard Line Three Times With Line
Charges and End Btins.
I The opinion has no doubt been chang-
I €d which many naturally formed of
the Elon football team following David
son 's romp-away with that team on
•September 19. By holding the far-
famed Mountain Tornado from King
College to a lone touchdown and by
completely outclassing Guilford, the
Elon grid men have proved themselves
worthy of the name ‘‘Fighting Chris-
■tians.” In the contest last Saturday
the Quakers were forced to take the
flmall end of a 6-0 score. Elon had
a more decided edge, however, than
the score would indicate. The Chris
tians made 16 first downs to Guilford’s
5 and three times carried the ball to
Ouilford’s 5-yard line, while Guilford
reached Elon’s 10-yard line only cnce.
'Too, Elon suffered more from penalties
than did Guilford, although both sides
were penalized considerably.
The game was hard-fought. Both
^ no doubt gave all they had tv
- the contest, for the rivalry between the
I two institutions is of a nature ancient
and keen. The Guilford spectators
were arrayed on one side of the field
I while the Elon students monopolized
Nthe other. Both student bodies gave
their teams loyal support throughout
The only scoring came in tlie final
few minutes of play. After having
t)rought a Guilford punt back 34 yards
on straight football the Elon players
were within nine yards of the goal
line, with a first down just made. Two
!ine bucks failed to register a gain.
Harrell smashed through for 4 yards.
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ELON BEARCmS BREAK
EVEN WITH CHAPEL HILL
‘^Elon Scrubs and High School Team
! Battle to Scoreless Tie
The Bearcats showed up well in their
first battle on Friday. Some may
think a High School team easily
beaten but the squad put out by Lon
nie Sides’ school proved to be of a
different nature. Chapel Hill High
School held the Carolina Scrubs to a
scoreless tie last week, so the Elon
lads are not so very much disappointed
over the fact that they did not score.
^ Elon started the game by kicking
^but the kick fell short and Chapel
Hill ran it back into Elon’s territory.
.^There our line stopped the march and
Byrd punted to mid-field, where the
play stayed during the first quarter.
® During the other three it went to
Chapel Hill’s territory.
Rain, beginning in the first quarter
and continuing throughout the afternoon,
took all the drive out of both teams
and fumbles lost ground for the High
0. School lads while penalties prevented
Fionas scoring. Neither team got near-
er than fifteen yards to the other’s
goal except once when Byrd punted
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HELD BY ASSOCIATION
PHIL0L061 PLAN TO
DIVIDE THE YEAR’S WORK
Influence of Faith is Discussed; Stu
dents Are Invited to Attend
The Ministerial Association held its
tliird regular meeting Friday evening
October 2. J. U. b'ogleman presided.
R. E. Brittle led in prayer. ‘‘What
is Faith, was discussed by R. S. Craw
ford. “Results of Faith in Service,”
by F. D. Ballard; “ Walking by Faith,”
David Shepherd; “Fruits of Faith,”
W. L. McLeod, were topics of interest
ing talks. The subject “Faith” was
forcefully placed before the members
by all these men and every oTie was
inspired by the well planned meeting.
All who are interested in such dis
cussions are invited to meet with the
Association each Friday evening at 7:30
in the Y. M. C. A. room.
MISS STEARNS WHITES
SONG FOR SENIOR GIHLS
Sunday School Class Entertained
By Teacher. Officers
Several evenings ago the girls of the
Senior Class were delightfully enter
tained by Miss Stearns, their Sunday
school teacher. A pleasant social hour
during which many games and stunts
were tried was enjoyed by all. There
was a short business meeting in which
the following oflicers were elected:
Margaret Joe Ballentine ....President
Lyde Bingham Vice-President
Arline Lindsay Secretary
A.nnie Simpson, Maroon & Gold Reporter
Miss Stearns then announced that
she had written a campus song to the
tune of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”
and dedicated it to the Senior girls.
The girls appreciate this very much
and want every one to learn it and
sing it with them. The words are:
‘ ‘ As we gather on the campus
In the waning light,
Listening as the night winds
Whisper soft good night,
Our song is for our college
Ever tried and true.
We pledge our hearts’ devotion,
Elon! Here’s to you!”
Miss Stearns served cream and cake.
The following girls were present:
Misses Alma Smith, Lillie Horne,
Adelia Jones, Arline Lindsay, Ola King
Cowing, Lyde Bingham, Mary Price,
Lillie Mae Pace, Ruth Crawford, An
nie Simpson, -Margaret Joe Ballentine,
and Agnes Judd.
‘ ‘ Shorty ’ ’ Smith is canvalescing at
home from an operation on his fo’ot.
He is expected back within the next
few days to take his accustomed place
in the student body.
Miss Graham Rowland had a house
party last week-end, inviting all her
Delta U sisters, all of whom attended
the Guilford-Elon game.
A. B. Fogleman was a business visitor
in Burlington Wednesday eveniuig.
Brown says: Get a Lumber Jack
Four Men Taken In, Bringing The
Total of New Members Received
This Year to Eighteen.
The Philologian Society enjoyed a
brief, interesting program last Thurs
M. G. Stanley summarized the life
of Robert Browning. Following this
number Paul McNeil recited one of
Browning’s popular poems. He proved
himself good at interpreting poetry.
T. V. Huey gave a well-rounded dis
cussion of the effects of the Dawes
Plan on German Economic and Poli
tical Life. Mr. Huey declared that the
Dawes Plan has been of great value
to Central Europe.
The best talk of the evening, prob
ably, was given by R. M. Hook, who
outlined the plan of work for the
Philologians this. year. He emphasized
the need for co':operation and a well-
directed planning of work in order to
achieve the highest standard of suc
cess in society work. The programs
are to be divided into three parts—
public speaking, dramatics, and debat
ing. Under this plan each member
may choose his work from these three
fields and thereby enter the branch he
The query for debate was: Re
solved, That co-operative marketing
asso'ciations have improved agricultural
conditions in the South. R. S. Craw
ford and B. L. Green upheld the af
firmative, while G. P. Crymes and P.
G. Smith defended the negative. The
judges gave the ^^f’irniative a un
Hook was named best oratorically,
Crawford best on the affirmative side
of the debate and Smith best on the
Since the last public report four
members have been received, making a
total of eighteen new men for the year.
The four new men are: H. T. Efird,
M. M. Shepherd, L. McPherson, and
H. L. Hughes.
O.Y.K. GIRLS THORSOAT
Pleasure-Bent Girls Gather in The B.
O. B. Room and a Pleasant
Evening is Spent Together.
eighteen join ranks
OF PSIPHELIAN SOCIETY
Short Program Given Following Initia
On last Wednesday evening, eighteen
new members were received into the
Psiphelian Literary Society. Following
the initiation ceremony, a short pro
gram was rendered.
Miss Ola King Cowing talked effec
tively on “The Place Society Fills In
A reading was given by Miss
Miss Arline Lindsay gave an interest
ing account of “Scott’s Kinelworth.”
Miss Mary Addie White delighted
the audience with a piano solo, “Seren
ade by Heller.”
The closing number of the program
was an original dialogue by Misses
Kathaleen Paschall and Mabel Michal.
The new members are an attractive
group of girls, radiating vivacity and
pep, promising excellent material to aid
in keeping the society up to its stand
ards and carrying on the work of
former students. The new members
Misses Tom Strader, Greensboro, N.
C.; Birdie Rowland, Greensboro, N. C.;
Lizzie Lawrence, Seagrove, N. C.;
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BY y, W.C. A.
Separate Meeting Held in Hall of
Organization On Sunday
Regardless of the weather
Let’s all get to-gether
D. Y. K.’s
Wear your best smile
And we’ll play for a while.
B. 0. B.’s
Although it was raining the B. O.
B. and the Delta U. girls met in the
B. O. B. room Thursday evening at 8
o’clock. Punch was served, after
which each girl found her place at
tables in the Y. W. room, lighted by
candles, which shed a soft glow over
the entire room. Progressive Rook
w.as played at five tables. Much fun
was had or could be told by the gay
peals of laughter. After playing about
an hour the scores were added and
Miss Alberta Atkinson, who had made
the highest score, was presented a
lovely little framed motto, by Miss
Margaret Joe Ballentine. The booby
prize was received by Miss Graham
While the girls enjoyed punch again
Miss Fisher favored them with a beau
tiful solo. Then dainty refreshments
were served, consisting or butterfly
salad, sandwiches, ice cream and cakes.
Then Miss Frances Sterrett gave a
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In place of the regular Sunday evening
scrvice held in the auditorium the Y.
W. C. A. cabinet held its weekly ser
vice in the Y. W. C. A. room.
The meeting was opened by singing
the hymn “Day Is Dying In The
West.” This song alone creates the
wonderful atmosphere that exists amoTig
the Y. W. girl. Miss Alma Smith read
the scripture lesson. This was follow
ed by sentence prayers in which near
ly every girl took part. The Y. W.
C. A. song, “Follow the Gleam,” was
then sung. Following this Miss Smith
introduced the different members of the
cabinet, who spoke briefly on the work
each is required to do. The cabinet
is composed of the following girls:
Vice President—Judith Black.
Religious Chairman—Mary Addie
Recreation Chairman—Estelle Kelly.
Social Chairman—Rosebud Kimball.
Publicity Chairman—Frances Ster
Membership Chairman—Emily Mid-
Finance Chairman—Gladys Yates.
Social Service—Ola King Cowing.
World Fellowship Chairman—Kath
The meeting was closed by singing
the hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” The
talks helped the students to realize
that Y. W. C. A. is a wide-awake
H. Richardson was in Burlington
Wednesday on business.
President W. A. Harper was a busi
ness visitor in Burlington Wednesday.
EIRE PREVENTION IN
SCHOOLS IS SORJECTOF
SPEECH OY DR. HARPER
President Harper Speaks to The
Burlington Rotary Club on
This Vital Subject.
I am qualified by experience to talk
abont school fires. We had one at
•Elon on January IS, 1923, and have
had two since. 1 didn’t start any one
of them, despite any reports which you
may have heard, nor did I hire any
one to start one. However, we have
made our big fire day a holiday in the
College Calendar. We call it the
“Greater Elon Day.”
But I am here to tell you that fire
is no blessing. The fire loss in this
country is $500,000,000 annually, or
$4.65 per capita. In North Carolina
last year it was $5,000,000, or $2.13
per capita. Now some people have
an idea that it is the insurance com
panies that suffer from fires and not
the public at large. But a fire is not
like a stock fraud or dealing in futures.
In such cases wealth changes hands,
but the world is none the poorer. But
when we burn up $500,000,000 in prop
erty a year, it means that the labor
of an army of 500,000 men earning a
$1,000 each a year has been thrown
away, and worse than thrown away.
I say worse than thrown away ad
visedly, because along with this loss of
property has gone the annual destruc
tion by fire of 15,000 lives and the
maiming for life of 17,000 more. In
North Carolina last year we lost in
fires the lives of 343 persons.
Fires are caused by carelessness, lack
of training, and false economy. School
fires are frequently caused by careless
janitor service in caring for waste
paper and other debris. The proper
disposal of waste around public build
ings is a crying need.
Failure to train children to come
orderly from a burning building ac
counts for the fact that appalling loss
of life occurs in schools. On December
24, 1924, the Babb Switch School in
Oklahoma burned and 32 lives were
lost. I was once a public school teach
er. We had drills in emptying our
building. One day the building caught
on fire from a defective flue. The
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BOOSTERS TO GIVE FIRST
PROGRAM ON SATORDAY
Clog Dancing, String Music, Orchestra,
Etc., Will Feature In Chapel
Henry Peel spent a few hours in
According to custom, the Boosters'
Cluib will stage its initial performance
herei in the chapel auditorium Saturday
evening, October 10. It is yet to be
determined just what standard the club
will maintain. However, everything
indicates that there will be a decided
improvement over the performances of
last year. There is a large number of
candidates out for membership. Since
the club limits its number to twenty
the competition for places will guaran
tee a higher efficiency.
The program will consist of pictures,
quartette, clog dancing, string music,
solos, duets, and orchestra. There will
also be a quintette of gymnastic per
The purpose of the program is to
portray college life in an entertaining
way. The program Saturday will
smooth out some of the rough edges be
fore it is offered to the high schools.
The programs are given the year
round without cost to the spectators.