BOOSTERS' CLUe MAKES
DIG HIT WITH PROGRAMS
12 Entertainments Given on 7-
Day Trip Before Packed
BOYS WELL RECEIVED
The Boosters' Club returned to the
hill on Sunday night from its seven-
dny trip into Eastern Virginia, where
the boys report they had the- time of
their lives. The elub traveled a total
distance of 628 miles on this trip, and
gave twelve programs in nine different
The boys were tired and pretty well
worn out at the end of the trip, and
although it was a hard one, those who
took it report that they enjoyed every
minute of it. The programs were given
in each case in the high school audi
toriums, and the people of the Christian
church provided entertainment. The
entertainment was certainly splendid,
and for one week at least this fall the
boys had all they could possibly eat.
Large crowds that overflowed the
school auditorium were present at every
place with the exception of Holland on
Wednesday night, which was a stormy
night with the rain pouring in torrents.
At that 275 people succeeded in getting
out there, which was a surprise to the
boys for they hardly expected any
audience at all that night. In all 4,500
pe\)ple heard the program, and from
three to- four hundred were unable to
'■ get Into the auditoriums at Dendron
In a number of instances the boys
stayed in homes of the parents of Elon
students, in the homes of former stu
dents and friends, and in many ways
became acquainted with the people of
Eastern Virginia and the section there
as they could have done in no other
way. Every one pronounced tlie trip a
splendid success. The Virgiuia people
thoroughly enjoyed the programs given
by the club, and the boys enjoyed
their entertainment in the homes.
The membership of the club repre
sented six states on this trip, Paul
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elon college, N. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1925
MESSIAH WILL BE SONG
HERE TWO WEEKS HENCE
Prof. Velie is Directing Chonis. Vesper
Service to be Given Next
Handel’s “Messiah” stands out as
the world’s greatest oratorio—not
necessarily from the standpoint of the
musician, but no. other oratorio has en
joyed such enduring popularity. As
different as are the tastes of the
eighteenth and twentieth centuries, both
have been moved to higher aspirations
by this monumental work.
Handel began the “Messiah” August
22, 1741, and finished on September 14
of the same year—a colossal work to
accomplish in twenty-four days. It
was first presented at Dublin on April
13, 1742 and the proceeds of the per
formance were given for the relief of
The “Messiah” was given in London
March 23, 1743. It was on this occa
sion that the reverent and still existing
custom of standing during the “Halle
lujah” chorus was inaugurated. King
George II was so moved by its sublim
ity that on the words “For the Lord
Cro'd omnipotent reigneth,” he rose to
his feet, followed by the entire audi
Elon will have an opportunity to hear
a portion of this masterpiece at the
Sunday morning service December 20.
Tlie choral society under the direction
of Prof. Velie will sing three choruses
and Miss Fisher and Mrs. Velie will
each contribute solos.
Next Sunday's vesper service will be
of unusual interest. The program will
be made up entirely of Christmas music.
Prof. Velie will have the assistance of
Miss Fislier, Miss Shoop and a chorus
of carolers. Every one is invited and
urged to attend.
ELOII GAGERS TO PLAY
CRACK GORHAM Y TEAM
Pre-Season Encounter Will Take Place
Saturday NigM. Elon S(iuad
Showing' up Well.
BETTER CLASS PICTORES
PROMISED FOR FOTORE
“The Tornado” Was Well Received
—“Oh Doctor” Coming Next
The Elon basketball team will go to
Durham Saturday for a pre-season en
counter with the strong Durham Y.
team. By Saturday night the Elon
cagers w’ill have had two weeks of prac
tice, in which real material is being
evidenced on the Christian court.
The Durham team is being put
tlirough stiff drills four nights each
week in an effort to get the athletes in
good condition for the fracas, and judg
ing from the spirit and amount of
activity that is being put into the prac
tice periods the men will be in good
shape and should afford the Bull City
fans a gala attraction.
The game will be of especial interest
to Durham since tw^o players from that
city will probably be in action for
Elon. Garnett Bock and George Kelley
were all-state guards ■on the Durham
Iiigh championship team last year.
There are so many men in the front
rank among the Elon candidates that
it is impossible to tell just who will
start the game. Among those who are
being given special attention during
the practice periods are: Captain New
man, Byrd, Brown, Sims, Raub, Bo'ck,
Kelley, Brawley, Huey, Sexton, and
L IS MAOE FOR
Committee of Undergraduates Would
Decrease Present Interest in
DELTA UPSILON KAPPA
GIRLS EHJOy PARTIES
Miss Lila Newman Entertains at Home
and Club Entertains Old Members
and Freshman Girls.
SlilNG OF ALVIN ELEY
IS DELIGHT TO
Tenor Now at National Theatre in
Greensboro Comes to Elon.
Mr. Alvin Eley, tenor, gave much
pleasure to the Elon students and
twonspeople by his beautiful singing
at chapel Wednesday morning. Mr.
Eley is singing, at the National theatre
in Greensboro' this week and came to
Elon to visit his relatives.
He- s^ng the following numbers:
My :;Jean, Roma; Marcheta, Schert-
zinger; At Dawning, Cadman; Mother
Machree, Olcott; In the Garden of To-
The audience'; expressed its apprecia
tion by a rising ,vote of thanks. We
hope‘to h^iye^thQ pleasure of hearing
Mr. Eley again.
Adelia Jones and Rosebud Kimball
spent the week-end with Miss Lois
Hartman in Salisbury, N. C.
Mr. O. C. Johnson, Misses Lucy
Austin and Victoria Adams, all of the
class of ^24, are teaching at Alamance
School, near Greensbora.
Miss Margaret “Bob” Corbitt, ’25,
IS teaching with “Socrates” Rainey,
’23,* at Biscoe, N. C.
jNIiddleton, Conn., Dec. 6.—(AP)—
A committee of college undergraduates,
reporting to student representatives of
27 colleges here today, recommended
that the colleges of the country play
only four intercollegiate football games
each year and these only with the
teams in their own class. The report
was made at a session on .the inter
collegiate parley on education at
The committee was composed of R.
R. Brooks, president of the Wesleyan
university* college body, chairman; Ed
ward Duffey, editor of the Dartmouth;
W. L. Nichols, editor of the Harvard
Crimson; Robert R. Thurber, of the
Princetonian and H. L. Houghton, of
The committee also recommended
that graduate coaching systems be in
stituted; that no coach be paid a salary
beyoTid that of a professor and that
coaches be not allowed to sit on the
players’ bench daring the game, “but
that captains alone direct their teams '
so that undergraduates would be play
ing undergraduates and coaches playing
The committee’s report stating its
reason for recommending only four
games each season “each game with
a team in its own class and in its own
Schedules of only four games would
render impossible the present annual
elimination contests among the teams
of the country and consequently would
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On Friday evening Miss Lila New
man delightfully entertained at a buf
fet supper for the members of Delta
X'psilon Kappa. Many of the old mem
bers ^^'ere present. During the evening
]\liss Jennie Gunter, an alumna of the
club, gave several humorous readings.
There was much interesting conversa
tion of old times on the campus.
Those present were: Mrs. G. D. Un
derwood, Misses Pauline Sho-op, Delores
Morrow, Hattie Brown, Lila Newman,
Jennie Gunter, Freda Dininiick, Lois
Hartman, Mary Lee Foster, Louise
Watkins, Clarence Lincoln, Kate Strad
er, Eva Underwood, Anna Phillips, Mary
Herbert Watkins, Adelia Jones, Gra-
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EDGAR GOEST S06JECT
Misses McAdams, Paschall and Strader
Are Three Best Speakers
Edgar Allen Guest, one of America’s
greatest writers, was the chief subject
of discussion in the regular session of
the Psiphelian Literary Society Wed
The interesting facts of his life and
work, together with music and humor,
added much to the following program:
Piano Solo—^Allene McAdams.
Currents Events—Della Mannes.
Life of Edgar A. Guest and one
of his Poems—Kathleen Paschall.
What My Religion Means to Me—Ed
gar A. Guest—Tom Strader.
Vocal Solo—Ruth Klapp.
The judges decided the best three on
program were Misses McAdams, Pas
chall and Strader.
Motion pictures, given under the
auspices of the Religious Activities Or
ganization each Saturday evening in the
college chapel, have proved to be very
I>opular, as well as fairly pro^table to
Last spring the organization decided
to try an experiment along this line in
order to secure money with which to
pay for the Y. M. and Y. W. halls.
The result now is that there has been
an appreciable sum paid on the fumi*
tiire, the students and townspeople have
enjoyed the picture very much, and
since no set charge is made no" one
seems to have suffered financially.
During this time a better class of
pictures liave been sought and secured.
Dean Hook, who has worked faithfully
to secure films, has recently been as
sured that all pictures shown here in
the future will be censored by com-j
petent persons. I
Students and townspeople who were
so pleased with the picture, “The
Tornado,” given last Saturday evening,
will no- doubt be glad to learn that
another picture which promises to be
equally as good, will be shown next
Saturday evening, beginning at 7:30.
“Oh, Doctor!”, the picture for Sat
urday evening, is from Harry Leon
Wilson’s story of the same name. Of
this picture the New York Times says,
■‘Due in no small measure to Harvey
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FOOTBALL CAPTAIN FOR
NEXT YEAB CHOSEN AT
AUVARDING OF LETTERS
E. W. McAuIey Elected Over R.
C. Brown. Twenty-Four
MEN EXPECT TO RETURN
FGGTRALL SCHEGDLE OF
NEXT YEAR ANNOUNCED
Nine Games to be Played, Six With
N. C. and Three With Virginia
Grade Manager, J. W. Barney, has
announced Elon’s football schedule for
the fall of 1926. Of the nine games
to be contested three will be played
here, live in foreign territory, while one,
the game with Lenoir-Rhyne, will be
held at a place yet to be decided.
If pending agreements are completed
the initial game will be played with
Davidson, as has been the custom for
the past live years. No Thanksgiving
game lias been arranged, the final
game being dated for November 20
against Emory and Henry. North Car
olina colleges are to be played in six
of the contests, while three Virginia
teams will be taken on to complete
the season. The schedule:
September 18—Davidson at Davidson
September 25—N. C. State at Ral
October 9—Duke at Durham.
October 16—Guilford at Elon.
October 23—Lenoir-Rhyne, place un
October 30—Hampden-Sidney at Elon.
November 6—Wake Forest at Wake
November 13—Lynchburg at Elon.
November 20—Emory and Henry at
Everett W. McAuley, of Union Ridge,
N. C., was on Wednesday morning
elected to captain the 1926 “Fighting
Christians.” “Mac” came to Elon
last year from Oak Ridge Institute
where he had been a strength in the
Cadet line for several seasons. Last
year he played guard and sub center.
This past season he alternated with
Rountree in the pivot position and also
did some good work at guard.
R. C. Brown, of Elon College, N. C.,
was the other candidate for captain.
The first ballot resulted in a 12-12 tie.
On. the second ballot McAuley received
After the announcement of the elec
tion results McAuley expressed his de
sire to be able next year to fulfill the
place of captain and all of the men
present expressed a desire to be back
next year and a willingness to follow
the new captain anywhere he chose to
lead during a season that this far ahead
promises to be good.
Of the twenty-four men who received
letters ten were letter men of previous
years. Kirkland received his third star
and thereby becomes ineligible to play
collegiate football again. Harrell and
Richardson received their second star,
and McAuley, Brow^n, Hiatt, Newman,
Frank Alexander, Parkerson, and Dar
den Jones received their first star.
The other men received the “E.^^
The following men made letters this
E. W. McAuley, R, C. Brown, D. J.
Harrell, Jr., G. A. Kirkland, H. C.
Richardson, J. L. Hiatt, D. L. Newman,
Frank Alexander, E. L. Parkerson, Dar
den Jones, George Kelley, Charlie Bry
ant, Neal Raub, Garnett Bock, Macom
Cox, P. C. Brawley, Harold Alexander,
Dace Jones, H. Byerly, H. B. Rountree,
J. L. Foster, Jr., Ralph Coggins, A. N.
Greene, W. A. Wilson.
Mr. W, C. Elder (“Kick”), ’25, is
a salesman for the R. J., Reynolds To
bacco Company. “Kick’^ visits the
“Hill” quite often, much to the de
light of the boys who smoke Camels
and chew Brown’s Mule “chewing
Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Rudd, of the
class of ’24, are teaching at Winton,
ELON ALUMNDS ENJGYS
SUCCESS IN ART FIELD
Pictures by Marian Stone Being Ee-
produced on Covers of Mag
Students and Alumni will be glad to
know of the success of Mr. Marian
Stone, an alumnus of Elon, in his chosen
field, art. Mr. Stone has recently
painted a number of pictures of lead
ing movie actresses, which are being
reproduced on the cover of motion pic
ture magazines each mo’nth. These
as well as much at his other work have
brought forth much favorable comment.
While visiting here last summer Mr.
Stone completed a picture of Mary
Astor, who will play the leading part
in the picture, “Oh, Doctor!” which
is to be shown here Saturday evening.
He also assisted Miss Lila Newman in
painting the splendid portraits of Mr.
M. Orban, Jr. and Mr. Mooney, which
we now have in our chapel.
Mr. Stone makes his home in New
Mr. M. I. Crutchfield, ’23, is now
engaged in pastoral work in Chester
field county, S. C.
Mr. Ira R. Gunn, ’17, holds a respon
sible position with the Expert Tobacco
Company at Danville, Va.