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ELON COLEGE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1925.
Elon Football Team Takes
Trip To Mountains of West
Virginia And Suffer Defeat
SCORE 31 TO 0
loncord State Normal Grid Team
Overwhelms Plucky Maroon
and Gold Squadron.
10 LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE
•ajue Played in Ankle-Deep Moun
tain Mud—The Kind That
On last Friday moTiiing the team
}ft for a long trip to the iiiountaius
t‘ West Virginia. It was one of the
mgest trips ever attempted by an i^loii
)otball team. Tlie team went to play
11 unknown enemy and was beaten
he game was played in ankle-deep
ud, the real black kind that sticks like
rrup. From the very beginning tJie
Ion team offered very little resistance
) a steady march, toward the goal line,
liich the mountaineers began and con
tinued. The Elon team was slightly at
“ disadvantage, due to the fact that
—ley did not have mud cleats, wliile
le condition of tlie field gave the Con
*^rd team a good opportunity to put
leirs into use.
After t]ie first few plays the Elon
2ani seemed to lose heart and from
iiat time on they did not show the
ght that they have shown so far this
eason. Early in the game Wisler
roke through the Elon line and went
bout thirty yards for a touchdown,
'his seemed to sap the morale of the
'Fighting Christians’^ and from that
.me on the outcome of the game was
lily a matter of time. Several times,
owever, the Elon line tightened and
len Hendrickson was forced to punt,
he Elon team was forced to play a
efensive game throughout, in whicli
le punting of Kaub and Harrell were
le outstanding features. The Concord
acks did most of their gaining after
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Wake Forest .
IS. Rli ENIEitW
; SyW SCHOOL CLASS
lass of Junior G-irls Spends Enjoyable
On last Friday evening at eight
'clock a delightful entertainment was
Iven to the girls of the Junior Class
y Mrs. Ring, their Sunday school
The entertainment was given in the
'’est Dormitory reception hall, which
as beautifully decorated with many
>nds of flowers. Several contests were
igaged in, the winners being Misses
idith Black and Elizabeth McCollum,
I whom prizes were awarded.
The refreshments which consisted of
e cream and cake served by Mrs. Ring,
jsisted by Mrs. Kirkland, played a large
irt in the enjoyment of the occasion.
Of course, the time for departure
^nie to'o soon. But just before leav-
a few words of appreciation to
^TS. Ring for the interest shown in the
ass were spoken by Miss Emily Mid-
Those present were: Misses Clarice
Ibright, Judith Black, Frances Bald-
in, Lois Calhoun, Nannie Sue Dunn,
uth Horne, Sallie Kate Ingram, Eliz-
jeth McCollum, Emily Midyette,
^'arie Nobles, Kathleen Paschall, Helen
bodes, Mary and Wiley Stout, Mary
ddie White, Madge Woods. Gladys
ates, Margaret Grissom, and Bessie
SOCIEiy ESSMISIS flRE '
NAMED BY PSIPHELIANS
Misses Marie Nobles and Kathleen
Paschall Will Speak at Com
The Psiplielian Literary Society met
iu regular session last Wednesday
night. Two' new girls we-re taken in
as active members of tlie society, Miss
Beulah Johnston, Saxapahaw, N. C.,
anil Miss Lois Calhoun, Alabama. Af
ter the business was concluded a verv
interesting program was presented.
Life of Gene Straton Porter, by Miss
Sunioll Alcon, was clearly and interest
ingly told. Even if Miss Porter has
passed to the unknown she still lives
Synopsis of **Keeper of the Bees,
by Miss' Margaret Grissom. Miss
Grissom's work was given in a very
pleasing manner. This was Mrs.
Porter's last book and is a story
portraynng youth, old age, love and
Miss Tom Strader added a touch of
geniune humor to the program by her
Current Events, by Miss Graham
Rowland were well selected and includ
ed many things of vital interest to
A humorous reading, “Seeing
Things, ” by Eugene Fields was enter
tainingly given by Miss Christine Horn-
Those receiving special mention were
Misses Rowland, Strader, and Grissom.
Marie Nobles and Kathleen Paschall
were elected society representatives to
speak at commencement. Both these
ladies have represented their class in
inter-class debates and both have
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PHI’S ENJOY A SNAPPY
M. M. Johnson Best Speaker, Many
Members Absent With Boosters’
Club, Causing Short Program.
SPIRIT OF HALLOWE’EN
OOiNATES IN PROGliAIII
Misses Elder, Yates and Stanfield Re
ceived Special Mention by
At the regular nieeting of Psykaleon
Literary Society Monday evening a
very interesting program was given.
Since it is near Hallowe’en ghost tales,
superstitions and Hallowe’en tales were
the dominant features of the follow
‘Origin and Meaning of Hal
lowe’en,” Lucille Lawrence.
Current Events, Elizabeth Greene.
Piano Solo, Magnolia Blossoms.
Piano Solo, Hallie Stanfield.
‘ ‘Hallowe ’en Superstitions, ’ ’ Gladys
Ghost Story—Susie Elder.
Humor, Bernice Hartman.
Misses Elder, Yates, and Stanfield re
ceived honorable mention.
The Philologians are improving
steadily’in their weekly programs. On
the night of October 22, quite a num
ber of the Phi’s were out with the
Boosters’ Club, yet the program was
one of rare quality.
Mr. R. L. Frazier discussed the uses
of !Moving Pictures in Education, He
explained how movies are of great ad
vantage in teaching the smaller chil
dren who can get a lesson from a pic
ture but can not yet read. In this
way Religious Education is carried on
for all classes, making the Bible stories
more plain by showing them as they
hapened. They are thus made more in
teresting and are remembered longer.
Edgar A. Guest, prominent poet and
short story writer, was the subject of
r. S. Corbitt’s talk. Mr. Corbitt told
of Guest’s coming to America at ten
years of age, being educated in the
public schools of Detroit, and, aside
from his regular work, writing short
stories and poems which touch the very
heart strings of his readers. Mr.
Corbitt read this author’s poem
Mr. Russell’s excellent handling of
the language and folklore of the Negro
of the “Old South,” was shown in
Mr. Edge’s selection. After giving a
short sketch of this poet’s life, Mr.
Edge presented to‘ the society that fine
old poem in dialect, “De Slave’s
Prayer at Chris’mas Time.”
M. M. Johnson took the Phi’s for a
short imaginary trip to the State Fair.
He described the many things of in
terest there and said that though he
was there two days he didn’t see nearly
all the exhibitions.
Mr. Johnson was declared the best
performer on what was truly a very
FIGHTING CHRISTIANS TO
Team Will Leave Thursday to Meet
The Old Foe in Death Valley.
On Thursday the Fighting Christians
will leave for Hampden-Sydney, to meet
that old foe in Death Valley. Last
year the Elon team lost a game on that
field to that team, 29-7. Year before
last we beat Hampden-Sydney in our
own back yard, 12-7. Two years pre
vious to that we won one and lost one
game to them. This year the score is
a matter of conjecture, but we give
below some dope that might be of in
terest to any one who wants to make
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ELON BEARCATS LOSE
TO BLOE DEVIL FRESH
Elon Second String Team, Though
Showing Grit, is Outclassed by
MEETING OF CHRISTIAN
EODCATION BOARD HELD
W. F. Corwith Beciueathes $100,000 to
Endowment Fund. Progressive
E OF LIFE SOBJECT
OF Y.W.C.A. DISCUSSION
Several Helpful Talks Given Sunday
The regular meeting of the Y. W. C.
A. was held the third Sunday of Octo
ber. The theme for discussion was,
“Rules For The Game of Life.” Miss
Judith Black presided.
Song and scripture opened the meet
ing. Miss Gladys Yates si>oke on
‘ ‘Life’s Rules. ’ ’
Next Miss Janet Stout gave a very
interesting talk on “Play Fair.”
Miss Way brought out several ideas
on “How To Be a Good Loser as Well
as a Good Winner.”
Miss Calhoun gave a discussion of
“What Rule I Have Found Most Help
ful to Me In The Game Of Life.”
A vocal solo was rendered by Miss
The closing talk was given by Miss
Emily Midyette, after which a hymn
was sung and benediction pronounced.
The Y. W. C. A» is doing very good
woTk this year and the meetings prove
interesting and beneficial.
President W. A. Harper, Dr. W. T.
Walters, Dr. W. S. Alexander, and Miss
Helen Stearns have returned to' the
college from Dayton, Ohio, where they
have been in attendance at the gen
eral meeting of the Board of Christian
Education of the Christian church.
President Harper is the general sec
retary of this board and the others are
members of it. Following the meeting
of the Board of Christian Education
the General Board of the church, of
which the Board of Christian Educa
tion is a part, held its annual session.
One of the main items of this meeting
was the announcement of the bequest
of $100,000.00 as an endowment fund
for the General Board by the late Wm.
F. Corwith of New York city.
The special items of a progressive
nature coming up,under the head of tfie
Board of Christian Education, were the
api)ointment of Dr. W. P. Fletcher as
secretary of higher education, to be
gin his work on November 1st, this
year; the recommendation that begin
ning next year an editor-in-chief be
elected for all the Christian education
publications; and the appointment of
Mrs. F. E. Bullock to prepare and have
published beginning October, 1926,
group graded lessons for the Primary
and Junior departments.
The Elon delegation to these meet
ings report that the work is in fine
shape and that the future of the work
BRONZE TABLET PLACED
TO MEIRY OF DR. Li
Founder and First President of Elon
Demonstrated by Tablet in Ala
PROVERBIAL RAIN FALLS
The Elon second string, or Bearcat
eleven, much weakened by the loss of
three linemen, were defeated by the
Duke Freshmen Saturday. The Bear
cats left at one o’clock to make the
trip to Durham. As is usually the
case when Elon meets Duke, there was
The game began a few minutes after
three, when Foster kicked off for Duke.
After making one first down the
Methodists were forced to kick. On
the iirst play attempted the Bearcats
fumbled. This fumble cost a touch
down, and gave new fight to the Duke
Freshmen, who were finding the going
a little harder than they had expected
to. Following this the game settled
into a punter’s duel. The light Elon
backfield was never able to muster suf
ficient charge to register a first down,
while the Duke backfield showed a
driving power that gained several first
downs for them. The Methodists scor
ed again in last quarter.
The playing field was very heavv, and
a light drizzle fell throughout the game.
This factor put the comparatively light
Elon team to a disadvantage. Duke
gained a good bit of ground, iu the
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WITCHES AND GOBLINS
SPOOK AROUND MONDAY
Hallowe’en Part Given by Misses Sarah
Deaton, Mildred Walters, and
We are glad to report that Frank
Allston, who has been in the Burlingtou
hospital for some time, is getting on
nicely. A sore leg is the cause of the
confinement. Frank expects to return
to the Hill some time this week.
H. L. Fo-ster was called to Liberty
Thursday by the death of his uncle,
Dr. G. A. Foster.
To the memory of Rev. William
Samuel Long, A. M., D. D., a bronze
tablet was recently placed iu the
rotunda of the Alamance Building of
Dr. Long was the founder*and first
president of Elon College. He was born
October 22, 1839, and died August 3,
1924. The tablet was placed on the
anniversary of his birth to preserve the
memoTy of a man who was so vitally
connected with the history of the in
The tablet pays tribute to Dr. Long
as a “Christian minister, a Christian
educator, Christian getleman, and Chris
tian statesman. A man great in faith,
wholehearted iu consecration, con
sistently energetic, and possessed of rare
personal charm and grace.”
Witches and goblins were about Mon
day night, at least so say the girls who
attended the Hallowe’en party given
by Misses Sarah Deaton, Mildred Walt
ers and Margaret Thomas on that night.
At 9:30 o’clock the guests arrived
at the appointed door which was guard
ed by a grinning skeleton. They were
ushered in and seated at tables on
which were “cats” that any noted ghost
ould feel proud to be allowed to
sample. The room was lighted by the
soft glow of candles which made
shadows dance and flicker on the
Ghost stories were told—stories that
made one’s hair rise straight up and
caused “shivery” feelings to run up
and down one’s spinal column.
Every girl declared she had had a most
wonderful, though somewhat “spooky,”
time and when the hour came to de
part, no girl was seen to go alone—
all were in couples ot groups glancing
fertively about lest they see some
stray spirit lurking in the shadows.
Those present were: Misses Ola King
Cowing, Gladys Yates, Nannie Graham,
Ann Coleman, Hallie Stanfield, Judith
Black, Alma Smith, Susie Elder, Alma
Rountree, Sarah Deaton, Mildred Walt
ers, Margaret Thomas, and Mrs. Alvina
Misses Sallie Kate Ingram, Nannie
Sue Dunn, and Alice Frances Baldwin
spent the week-end at N. C. C. W.
Miss Corrina Walker, of Burlington,
N. C., was the guest of Miss Frances
Sterrett, over the week-end.
Misses Madge Woods, Ola King
Cowing, and Judith Black spent last
week-end in Graham, N. C., with Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Holt.