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ELON college, N. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1925.
Freshman Class Organizes
Electing Ralph Coggins As
Pres. At A Spirited Meeting
PEP IN EVIDENCE
C. W. Kipka, Vice-Pres. and Miss
Johnson, Sec. of Largest and
Best Class in History of Elon.
IN SESSION TWO HOURS
Gathering Rivalled Recent National
Democratic Convention at Madison
This morning a liefty-looking group
of green youngsters, numbering near
two hundred in all, constituting the
largest and best prepared and, accord
ing to Elon professors, the most in-
1 telligeut grade of students ever as-
i sembled here, with the word ‘Fresh-
nian” radiating from their beaming
countenances, gathered in the chapeJ
^ hall for the purpose of organizing itself
j into a class. This meeting was con
sidered so important that it w*as allow
ed to monopolize the chapel service,
upper-elassinen being denied the privi
lege of attending chapel for the day.
Dean Hook presided and Dean Sav
age and Mr. C. !M. Cannon served as
ballot-couuters. Dean Hook opened the
meeting with a few words of advice
to the class which Avas about to take
the first ofiieial step in its college
—fPh», mooting in au ordeidj'
manner. JSominations were made by
ballot. Ballots were distributed and
each person was allowed to' vote with
out previous nominations having been
made. On the first election this work
ed very w'ell, but o'n the others several
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CHOSEN By PSyKALEOKS
Misses Alice Baldwin and Judith
Black Elected to Deliver Essays
The Psykaleon Literary Society met
iu regular session in the society hall
Monday evening. Misses Alice Baldwin
and Judith Black w’ere elected as com
mencement Junior representatives from
the society. Judging from the typo of
woTk these kidies do in society, we
feel sure that they will make splendid
The subject of the program for this
meeting was the “ Newspai)er. ” This
subject w'as w’ell developed iu the fob
Icm’ing program, which proved to be
one of the most interesting presented
“Advantages and Disadvantages of
Newspapers Today,” by Elizabeth Mc-
“Advice to the Lovelorn,” by Edna
Mae Cox. .
“Editorial—Elon Spirit”, Alice
Current Events, Jessie Lee Schaltz.
Social News, Emma Wrenn.
Ads.—Lost, Found and Wanted, Mary
The judges decided that Misses Cox,
MeCullum and Wrenn were the best
three on the program.
“Are you sure,” asked the old wo*
®^an, ‘ ‘ that this century plant will
hloom in a hundred years?”
‘‘Positive, ma^am,” answered the
florist. “If it doesn't, bring it right
MISSES NOBLES AND
KELLY ENTERTAIN GIRLS
Come and See
In Room 43.
Such were tlie invitations received by
several girls in West Dormitory last
Upon arriving at Room 43 at 9:30
}\ Ms, a perfect scene, suggesting Hal-
lowe’en, mot the guests' eyes, and im
mediately. the good time began.
Games and and nov'el contests were
the features of the evening.
Refreshments were then served, con
sisting of a salad course and fruited
punch. The hostesses w'ere IMisses
Marie Nobles and Estelle Kelly.
The guests w’ere, Misses Margaret Joe
Ballentine, Ruth Crawford, Helen
Rhodes, Mary Stout, Wiley Stout, Lillie
Ilorne, and Frances Sterrett. Deep
yellow head bands with a painted black
eat on them, were given as favors,
which the guests wore during the party.
MIEOD AND iOK ARE
ELECTED y, Id. OFFICERS
Chosen President and Vice-President,
Rospectively, to Succeed Ballard
On Sunday evening the Y. M. C. A.
met with tlie Y. W. C. A. in tlie chapel
hall After the program the boys re
mained for a short business session at
which session two new ofHcers w’ere
elected to take the place o'f two who
were forced to resign. Mr. F. D. Bal
lard, the' outgoing presilent, had to
resign because of Ins church work
which tfikes him out of town every
week-end. ^Tr. IL Richardson, the
former vice-president, had to resign on
account of the faculty point system
Mr. W. L. McLeod was chosen to
succeed Mr. Ballard as president. Mr.
McLeofl is a popular member of the
Senior class. He returned to school
this year after being out for a year.
When he was here before lie took a
very active interest in the Y. M. C. A.
and W’as at that time secretary. He
is well fitted to carry on the work and
the spirit of Y. M. C. A. should flourish
under his leadership. Mr. R. M. Hook
was chosen to succeed Mr. Richardson.
Mr. Hook, who is a popular member of
the Junior class, has always shown an
active interest in student activities and
lias held many offices of trust. He is
well fitted to assist Mr, McLeod in his
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
FOR LIFE RECRUIT BAND
Julia Woodson Becomes President of
Girls Who Have Dedicated Their
Iiives to Religious Work.
Seventeen girls who have heard the
call of the Master and w'ho have re
sponded to that call by giving their
lives to His service met in chapel
auditorium and organized ‘^The Life
Recruit Band,” which holds its meet
ings not only during the week but also
in a Sunday school class taught by Dr.
Harper. These girls hope through
this band to learn more of God’s will
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HALLOWE’EN PARTy IN
Boys’ oyiAsiuM was
SCENE OF WEIRD DOINGS
Gay, Romantic Throng Attracted
Spirits of Hallowe’en. Cox and
Sawyer Won Prizes.
WAS DIRECTED BY R. A. O.
The college gymnasium was a beauti
ful scene last Saturday evening when
under the supervision of the Religious
Activities Organization, Elon College
enjoyed its annual masquerade party in
honor o'f Hallow'e'en.
Upon entering the guily decorated
gymn that boasted every decoration
imaginable from the usual Autumn
leaves, corn stalks and pumpkins to the
profusion of yellow and black crepe
paper streamers, one saw a gay, ro
mantic scene. Around the room pro-
manaded, sometimes in couples, some
times in groups of three or four, every
kind of an impersonation. A Blue Bill
niid Daisy danced daiutily by wdth tw’O
or three of the stagline on their trail.
Fairies, the blue and gold kind, flitted
in and out of the groii])s. Little-Bo-
Pecp came to look for her lost sheep,
while the quaintest Dutch Maiden
looked into the eyes of a Spanish
Cavalier. All sorts of Hallowe’en
spirits were there; and the sweetest
red rose came proudly by with a weird
skeleton. Two clownis marched around
in Charlie Cha])lin’s wake. Peter Pou
was there, looking fondly at the tiny
Klvea. Hero and thoTo- glanced a tiny
Ballet Dancer, in lier huge flounced
skirt. In groups stood some weird,
gruesome ghosts who lo'okel very silent
ly on at the proceedings of the gay,
Prizes were next awarded. Miss
Edna Cox, an attractive member of the
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WALKER AND BYRD GO
TO VIRGINIA WITH TEAM
Rain, snow, sleet, and inclement w'cath-
er is not nnough to even dampen the
old Elon Spirit. Last week when the
team left for Hanipden-Sydney they
were followed by a couple of fellows,
wlio deserve much credit for the spirit
that they showed in making a “Trek”
acro.^s two states to see the team lose
These two erstwhile stu'lents w’cre
"Big Bi’.y” Walker and “Bob” Byrd.
Following is an outline of their trip:
Left Elon 11:30.
Ford Coupe—Gibsonville, 2 miles.
Hu]) Sedan—Greensboro, 16 miles.
Ford Touring—White Oak, 4 miles.
Ford Cou])e—Reidsville, 21 miles.
(’hrysler Sedan—Danville, 24 miles.
Ford Truck—South Bostoii, 37 miles.
Ford Touring—Enroute to Clover,
Ankle Express—Enroute to Clover,
Ford Touring—Clover. 2 miles.
Xoon repast (doughnuts and coffee).
(Balance on hand 4 cents).
Chrysler Co-upe—Charlotte Court
house, 29 miles.
Ankle Express—Enroute to H-S, 2
Ford Roadster—H-S, 19 miles.
Arrived at 2:00 P. M. as per schedule.
Total mileage—175 miles.
The following alumni were here
Hallowe’en: A. L. Combs, Conrad
Donnell, Frances Turner, Nell Orr, L.
V. Watson, and G. L. Williams.
Gerald Edge Hook was born to Prof.
and Mrs. M. W, Hook on October 27,
1925. Weight: 10^ pounds.
Maroon and Gold Squadron
Is Helpless Before Terrific
Drives Of Hampden-Sydney
ROOM AT LADIES’ HALL
WAS SCENE OF PARTY
Saturday night at ten o’clock Room
No. 2, Ladies’ Hall, w'as turned into
a delightful Hallowe’en party.
Every one seemed to be bubbling over
with joy after returning from the pre
vious party in the boys’ gymnasium
and so therefore all were anxious to
join in some more fun. The girls
entered the room one by one, each be
ing blind folded at the do'or. On enter
ing, one formed new acquaintances—
the first W’as Miss Ghost; then Miss
Lctt-er-lly, who was very true to her
name. All were seated in a circle
around the room which was a picture
of a scene in the woods and w^as
artistically decorated in keeping with
Hallowe’en, The candles burned low
and everything looked very spooky.
After particijjating in many gho'st
stories and contests, delicious refresh
ments were served consistiiTg of various
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FRIENDSHIP IS SOBJECT
Joint Meeting of Y. W. and Y. M.
Held Under Leadership of
The regular meeting of the Y. W. C.
A. was held in the college chapel Sun
day night and was one of the most
interesting young people’s services that
has been lield this year. The leader,
Miss Kathleen Paschall, deserves much
credit for the excellent progi-am render-
eil. Miss Paschall cho’se for her sub
ject, “Friendship.” .
The meeting was opened by all sing
ing the beautiful prayer, “Dear Lord
and Father of Mankind.” This was
follow'ed by singing, “Publish Glad
Tidings.” The scripture lesson was
found in John 15:10-15. Miss Lois
Calhoun led in prayer. Miss Thyra
Wright spoke on “How We Can Bring
About Friendship,” declaring that we
can do this by avoiding criticism, by
smiling, by being sympathetic, kindly,
and helpful. “The Value of Friend
ship” was the subject of a talk by
Miss Beulah Hodges. Friendship is
beautiful and it cannot be bought.
“Friendship On Our Campus,” by Miss
Lucille Mulholland was the next topic.
We shouldn’t wait for the other per
son to show friendship for us before
we show friendship for him. Miss
Mabel Alexander then sang, “Let Me
Live by the Side of the Road and be
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SCORE IS 31 TO 0
Contest on Miserable Day Was
Featured by The Strong Of
fensive of Virginia Tigers.
GAME PLAYED FRIDAY
Elon Bearcats Will Play Oak Eidge
Cadets On Comer Pield
On last Friday afternoon the Fight
ing Christians suffered defeat at the
hands of an old enemy at Hampden-
Sydney. The day was one of the worst
tlijit the team has had to play on this
year. Tiie day dawned cold and
cloudy, and before the first whistle had
put the ball in play a fine mixture of
sleet and snovs’ w^as making life miser
able for both teams. This continued
throughout the game.
The Elon team played a defensive
game almost the entire time. Only
once or twice did tlie Christian line
stiffen and hold the Tigers.
Brinser’s passing was of high order
although hindered by the wet condi
tion of the ball. The Tigers made 15
first downs. Out of 10 attempts
Hampden-Sydney completed six forward
passes. The Christians got off two in
Elon kicked off to Palmer w'ho re
ceived the ball on his 10-yard line and
returned for 25 yards. Brinser kicked
on first down, Kirkland returned the
punt for five yards. After an exchange
of punts, the ball w'as on the 50-yard
line in Hampden-Sydney’s possession.
On first down Palmer w'ent through the
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GIVES VARIED PRDCRAM
REV. A. T. RANKS KILLED
BV DISCHARGE OF GDN
Elon Alumnus Dies From Accidental
Shot When Returning rrom
Gastonia, Oct. 31.—Rev. A. T.
Banks, pastor of the Presbyterian
church at Cherryville, this county, ac
cidentally shot and killed himself this
afternoon. He w’as returning from a
hunt and laid his gun in the front seat
of his car. As he started to get into
the car the gun was accidentally dis
charged, killing him instantly.
Mrs. Banks was away from home,
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Misses Michael, Alcorn, Tarpley and
McCargo Given Special
The Psiphelian Literary Society held
its regular weekly meeting last Wed-
nesfbiy evening in the society hall. The
following program was given:
An original dialogue by Misses Mabel
IMichael and Suemoll Alcorn w’as quite
amusing. These young ladies portray
ed the lives of Maggie and Jiggs.
‘ ‘ The Course I Enjoy Most in Col
lege,” by Miss Lyde Bingham. Miss
Powell, was very instructive.
Current Events by Miss Lucy Mc
Cargo were varied and included many
topics of wide interest.
“The Difference Betw’een Dormitory
and Hoine Life,” by MiSs Carolyn
Powell, W’as vrey instructive.
“How’ I Found Things at College,”
by Miss Bessie Tate Tarpley, was the
concluding number. Miss Tarpley said
she hadn’t learned much yet, but where
there is life, there’s hope.
Those receiving special mention were
Misses Michael, Alcorn, Tarpley, and
Better After Than Before
“But, darling, don’t you want to
marry a man w’ho is economical?”
“I suppose so; but it’s awful being
engaged to one.”—^Flamingo.
“Dad, what’s the joint Bank account
of man and w'ife?”
“That’s an account my son, where
the husband does the depositing and the
wife the drawing.”