ELON rOLlEGE, ■ C.
ELON college, N. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER
R 2, 1925.
Philologians Present Drama
”A Marriage of Convenience”
As Climax Thursday’s Events
IS BIG SUCCESS
Audience Carried Back to Days of
Louis XVI by Presentation of
Drama by Alex. Dumas.
AUDITORIUM IS PACKED
li. F. Johnson and M. G. Stanley Play
Stellar Roles in Annual Enter
Thanksgiving Day has come and
gone, but the memory of it yet lingers
in the hearts of the Elon students and
of the alumni who returned to the Hill
to spend the day. Even now in our
quiet moments our thoughts revert to
the gallant, apparently careless Mon
sieur Le Comte De Candale with his
quick wit and ready mastery of every
situation; to his beautiful .wife,
Madame La Comtesse, whose early life
was spent iu a convent and who was
loved, by the unfortunate Monsieur Le
Chevalier De Valclos, a close friend of
Le Comte. The marriage of Le Comte
and La Comtesse was only one of con
venience; a mere matter of money. Le
Chevalier had wooed La Comtesse in
the convent before her marriage and
she had returned his love. Her marri
age had not changed his love for her
and on her wedding day he came to
h^T husband ^3 home to seek a renewal
of her vow to love only him. Madame
La Comtesse’s maid, Marton, sent
Chevalier away, but promised to give
his note to her mistress.
Monsieur Le Comte came in to talk
with his new wife. They discussed
their faults. Madame La Comtesse,
without mentioning names, told of the
love between her and Le Chevalier, and
promised never to see him again. Le
Comte graciously told her that he re
lied upon her honor and that she was
free to do that which her honor per
mitted her to do. He then told her of
a dinner engagement that he had that
evening with the Marquise.
Le Chevalier’s love for La Comtesse
drove him to Le Comte’s house again.
In a conversation with Le Comte he
told of hig love for a lady that he
had met in a convent. Le Comte left
his wife and Le Chevalier alone for a
few minutes. Chevalier tried to
make love to La Comtesse, but she re
minded him that she was now married.
Le Comte returned and told them the
same story that both of them had told
him of the lady in the convent and
her lover. He then told them that he
knew that they were those same lovers.
He took his hat. bowed, and left the
room. The lovers quarreled and Mon
sieur Le Chevalier left.
The General, -uncle of Le Comte, up
braided his nephew for his affair with
the Marquise and said that he would
have the marriage annulled. La Com
tesse later admitted to the General
that she was jealous of her husband
and in love with him.
La Comtesse discovered that Le
Comte had planned to take the Mar
quise to a masked ball. She aksed
Le Chevalier to accompany her to the
same ball. At the ball she was insult
ed and Le Chevalier challenged the
man to a sword duel. Le Comte found
out about it and made Le Chevalier let
him fight the duel. When La Comtesse
learned that her husband was fighting
for her she realized that he, too, loved
^er. On his return they both acknowl
edged their love for each other. The
officers came for the fighter in the duel
^ind Le Chevalier went with them as a
prisoner in order to' permit Le Comte
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SPIRIT OF PILGRIMS IS
PAGEANT GIVEN BY r.W.
Costumes and Stage Decorations Axe
in Keeping With Thanksgiving
A pageant, “The Spirit of the Pil
grims,” was the highlight of the Sun
day evening Tlianksgiving service,
given by the Y. W. C. A. The stage
decorations, which pictured an autumn
scene, were in keeping with the
pageant. The girls taking part wore
costumes appropriate ta their parts.
The program was indeed very instruc
tive and entertaining.
Miss Emily Midyett opened the meet
ing t)y giving a short talk on the his
torical and moral value of the Pilgrims’
contribution to the founding of Amer
The Puritan Choir was composed of
Misses Madge Woods, Sarah Deaton,
Charlotte Roberts, Ola King Cowing
and Clara Underwood. Miss Mary
Stout was pianist.
After the singing of '‘The Breaking
Waves Dashed High,” Miss Hannah
Xewman, representing the Pilgrim,
sketched the migration of the Pilgrims
from Englnnd to Holland and thenec
Miss Julia Woodson, as the Spirit of
Faith, told o'f the part faith played in
the Pilgrims’ lives.
Miss Gladys Yates spoke on the in
fluence of prayer in the life of the early
To the tune of “Home, Sweet
Home,” Miss Annie Simpson spoke on
the God-fearing home life of the Pil
Miss Judith Black, wearing the cap
and gown of a college graduate, de
scribed the founding of Harvard by
tlie settlers and by John Harvard.
As “The Star Spangled Banner” was
sung. Miss Gwendolyn Patton sketched
the old institution, “The Town Meet-
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IlilHEII 40 MEN ANSWER
Newman to Lead Team. Last
Season’s Quint Back With
YEARS PROSPECTS GOOD
The football season is over and
basketball now comes into the lime
light. Practice began Monday night
when forty men answered Coach Corr-
boy’s call for candidates. This num
ber will be narrowed down to twenty
after the men have been tried out.
Only fundamentals have been engaged
iu to date. The work outs are being
held at night.
The last season's *snappy quintet is
back almost in its entirety. As every first
string man except one during the past
season was a Freshman, the team lack
ed experience. Nevertheless, it made a
very creditable showing. With an ex
tra year’s seasoning these men should
develop the stamina necessary to make
them into’ a formidable aggregation.
Captain Newman, Byrd, Crutchfield,
Parkerson and Huey are letter men
from last year’s squad. Caddell, guard
of the past season, did not return this
year. B. Brown and Braxton, letter
men of year before last, are back after
having been out of school for a term.
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Wake Forest Drowns Elon
In Thanksgiving Game Here
Which Closes Grid Season
CLIO SOCIEiy IS OPENED
FOB IIPOBLIC fmm
Entertainment Featured by Debate
on Relation of Church to
FOOTBALL TEAM GIVEN
RANQOET AT ALAMANCE
HOTEL SATURDAY NIGHT
Mr. C. C. Fonville is Toastmaster.
All Men Make Short Talks Ex
pressing Desire to Return.
OLD CAPTAINS PRESENT
O'HENRY SHORT STORY
Misses Alexander, Midyette and Price
Receive Special Mention.
O. Henry, one of America’s greatest
short stoiy writers, was the chief topic
of discussion in the regular session of
tlie Psykaleon Literary Society Monday
The interesting facts of his life
given, the criticism of his works, to
gether with the music and humor to
add variety, made the following pro
gram very interesting:
The Gift of the Magi—0. Henry—
Life of 0. Henry—Lucy Ayskew.
Piano Solo, Miserere From II Trova
Works of O. Henry—Emily ;^[idyette.
The judges declared Misses Alex
ander, Midyette and Price the best
three on the pro'gram.
Wanted—A Juliet; not a Romeo.—
(We understand the gentleman was
looking for a Juliet and found a
Oil Saturday evening the football
squad set aside all thoughts of past
hardships and physical ailments to en
joy a royal banquet prepared in their
honor. The reception hall of the Ala
mance hotel was appropriately decorat
ed, adding to the spirit of fellowship
and optimism which prevailed through
out the o’ccasion.
Rousing speeches from each one
present were led by C. C. Fonville of
the Kiwanis Club, toastmaster for the
evening. The principal thought was
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Misses Marie Nobles, Ruth Walker,
Wilson Gatewood spent the week-end
at the home of Miss Estelle Kelley, in
Miss Graham Rowland spent the
week-end at her home in Greensboro.
Misses Wiley and Edna Stout spent
the week-end at their homes in San
Mr. Sykler Dowdie has returned from
a short visit to" his home in Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Deaton, of Moores-
ville, N. C., visited their daughter,
Sara, a popular member of the Fresh
man class, on last Friday. Accompany
ing Mr. and Mrs. Deaton were Miss
Ruth Deaton of Mooresville and Miss
Madge Deaton of Wilkesboro', N. C.
The party in looking over the buildings
spoke very highly of Elon’s equip
Misses Velma Smith, of Middlesex,
and Miss Kitsie McLamb, a former
Elon student, were tlie guests of Miss
Alma Smith during the Thanksgiving
On Tue.sday evening the Clio Literary
Society heid an open program 'in the
So’ciety hall. It was the first program
to be given this year and was well at
tended by tlie students. It was not
arranged to be anything extra and
was only a regiilar program. As was
exidained by the president the mem
bers tliat took part in the program
were in the regular group that was
supposed to appear at that time.
The feature of the program was the
debate. This was hotly contested and
much good argujnent was brough out
by both affirmative and negative. The
preliminary program was varied and
very well rendered. The new men ap
pearing showed that they were taking
a live interest in society work and
that they were profiting by the ex
perience that such work provides. As
a whole the program would have done
credit to more preparation than was
given to it.
The program rendered was as fol*
1. Musical Number—D. B. Harrell.
2. Declamation—Synkler Dowdy.
3. Mohammedaism—Frank Alexandei*.
4. Christmas in My Home—F. C.
5. Humor—G. E. Ring.
0. Poem'—C. L. Kimball,
7. The Enemy Within Our Gates-
J. D. Gorrell.
8. The Most Remarkable Hundred
Days War in History—G, D, Under
Debate—Resolved, That the Church
in Politics, as Such, Impedes the Pro
gress of Christianity.
Affirmative—W. L. McLeod, G. C.
Negative—G. D. Colclough, Ferdinand
The judges decided that the debate
was won by the affirmative. F. C.
Rainey was given the place of best on
the program, and W. L. McLeod and
G. D. ColeIouf!|h were given the place
of best on their respective sides.
SCORE IS 65 TO 0
Wonderful Running of Greason
and Rackley Furnish Prin
10 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED
Deacons Make 11 First Downs to Onr
■i, While Elon Completes 4
Passes to 1.
THE AMERICAN INDIAN
TOPIC FOR OISCOSSION
Missfts Black, Newman and Roberts
Appear Best on Sykaleon
In the regular session of Psykaleon
Literary Society Monday evening,
‘‘The American Indian,” was the sub
ject of the program given.
The Indian’s customs, spiritual life,
history, and music were very interest-
ingly presented in the following pro*
An Indian Legend—Hannah Newman.
Original Story “Only a China Vase”
A^ocal Solo: “From the Land of the
Sky Blue Waters,” Cadman—Madge
Indian Customs—Charlotte Roberts.
Indian Poem—Fleda Summers.
Making History Pleasant—Margaret
Those receiving special mention
were: Misses Black, Newman and
The field day which Wake Forest had
at our expense here on Thanksgiving
resulted in a 65 to 0 victory for the
visitors. The brilliant running of
Greason and Rackley, coupled with as
sistance from Ober and Sikes, spelled
disaster for the Christians. Greason,
playing his last game of college foot
ball, was the outstanding star of the
game, while Rackley, picked for quar
terback on almost every mythical all-
state eleven, was a close second, Elon
went down in defeat, but the irresitible
attack, the wonderful running, of the
Deacons, furnished a thrill for the
large group of spectators. Although
Elon has suffered severe defeats away
from home, this is the first time we
have ever had a veiy large football
score rolled up on us on our home field.
Without a doubt Greason displayed the
greatest brand of ninning ever seen on
The Deacons overshadowed Elon in
all phases of the game, with the excep
tion of the aerial attack. Only 1 pass
was completed out of 12 attempts by
the visitors, while Elon uncorked 4
successful air shots out of 10 tries.
Wiake Forest made 11 first downs to 4
for the home team. Lem Harrell, play
ing his last football game for Elon,
was hurt in the first few miutes of
play and taken from the game. Sev
eral times Wake Forest lost on penal
ties for unnecessary roughness, slug
ging, holding and the like.
The Baptists started the game with
a rush. Greason received the kick-off
on his 15-yard line and ran it back to
his 45-yard line. Three plays netted a
first down. Greason gained 4 yards
through tackle. Then Rackley skirted
right end for 30 yards and touchdown.
From that point the Deacons kept up
their rushing offensive, scoring one
touch-down after another until a total
of 10 had been chalked up.
Kirkland returned the next kick-off
10 yards, and on the following play
Raub went around left end for a first
down. After failing to make the neces
sary yardage on three plays, Elon
elected to punt. Daniels bro'ke
through, blocked the punt, recovered
and raced 12 yards for the second
touchdown. A 40-yard run by Greason
placed the ball on Elon’s 25-yard line.
Several times the ball went over on
downs. Both lines exhibited a good
defense until Greason went aronnd end
for 20 yards and touchdown.
In the second quarter after the ball
had see-sawed and after Rackley had
returned Foster’s punt to within 15
yards of Elon’s goal, Ober carried the
ball over. Near the end of this quarter
the Wake Forest team gave way to
substitutes. The first string men, how
ever, went back in at the beginning of
the second half and finished the game.
The half ended with the ball in mid
field in the Deacon’s possession. Score:
Wake Forest 26, Elon 0.
Graeson’s intercepting an Elon pass
and running 60 yards for touchdown
featured the third quarter. Sykes
scored 1 touchdown and Ober two in
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