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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1927.
Psykaleon Society Annual
Program Given On Jan. 18th
The Psykaleon Literary Society gave
its nnnual entertainment in the Wliit-
ley Aiulitoriuni, Elon Co'Uege, N. C.,
January IS, 1927 at 8 p. m. The pro
gram differed from its previous ones
in that up until that evening a play
served as the entire program for the
evening. The numbers on this program
consisted of orations, musical numbers,
leadings, and n sketch and was typical
of the regular weekly meetings of the
Miss Elizabeth McCo'llum welcomed
those present in the name of the
Psykaleon Literary Society and wished
for them an evening of enjoyment.
Two violin duets, “Allegro’^ and
“Happy Farmer,” played by Misses
Kosebud Kimball and Mary Wilson was
the first number of the program.
These w^ere followed by an oratio'n,
^‘Better or Worse,” by Miss Susie
Elder. Miss Elder pointed out that the
younger generation w'as not any worse
and perhaps not any better than the
older generation. She started that this
old world of ours might be represented
by'a straight line with many ‘curves,
both up and down, but with a gradually
increasing uj)ward curve.
Miss Madge Woods sang, “Indian
Love Call” and was accompanied by
Miss Mabel Alexander, piano and Miss
Mary Wilson, violiji. The three young
ladies were dressed in Indian costumes
which added much to the. rendering of
this beautiful Indian love song.
“Kentucky Belle,” a reading bv
Miss Sara Deaton, told of how a young
woman from Tennessee gave her much
loved horse, Kentucky Belle, to a sick
lad who was from near the Tennessee
River and at that time was a member
of a bajid of raiders. The lad safely
reached his home in the Bluegrass
region and Kentucky was tenderly car
The sketch, ‘ ‘ At Sea, ’ ’ was written by
two of the Society members. The captain,
Miss Rosebud Kimball, was loved by
The Delicate Lady, Miss Madge Woods;
hv The Newly Rich Lady, Miss Ann
Curtis: by The Two Old Maids, Misses
Margaret Thomas and Susie Elder; by
The Pessimist, ^liss Gladys Yates; and
by The Question Box, Miss Alma Round
tree. The stew’ard, Miss Elizabeth
McCollum, had her hands full attending
-to the wants of The Delicate Lady.
All their love was in vain for the cap
tain was happily marriel and the pro'ud
father of twins. Salty songs were in
terspersed throughout the sketch with
Miss Alexander at the piano.
Miss Hannah Claire Newman gave
quite (deverly a musical reading en
titled, “I’ve Got a Pain in My Saw
dust.” The audience sympathized with
the little doll when s]ie made her plain
tive complaint as she died.
Miss Mabel Alexander’s piano solo,
“Hungarian Concert Polka,” by Imre
Alfoldv, was one of tlie most attrac
tive numbers on the program.
The last number on the program was
fln oration, “Woman in Music,” by
Miss Mary Stout. She showed how
woman had inspired some of the great
nmsical compositions. Woman, also,
according to' Miss Stout, has written
much music and in the near future wull
^qual or even surpass man in the- crea
tion of music.
The Elon College football schedule for
next year includes eight games for the
varsity, and five for tlie reserves, a
total of thirteen of w’hich four will be
played at Elon. There is also a pos
sibility of a ninth game being 'added
to the scliedule for the varsity, and if
this is done the game will be scheduled
for the Elon gridiron.
The varsity schedule opens on Sep--
tember 17th with High Point College
at Elon, and closes on Thanksgiving
day with Lenoir-Rhyne at Hickory.
Two, new teams are on the schedule for
next year, Elon never having played
Lenoir-Rhyne or High Point in foot
ball before. Ilampden-Sidney, Duke,
and Georgetown do not appear on tlie
schedule for next year.
The schedules as arranged are as fol-
Sept. 17—High Point College at Elon.
Sept. 24—State College at Raleigh.
Oct. 1—Wake Forest at Wake Forest.
Oct. lo—Davidson at Davidson.
Oct. 29—Guilford at Guilford.
Nov, 11—Lynchburg at Lynchburg.
Nov. 19—Emory and Henry at Elon.
iSIov. 24-—Lenoir-Rhyne at Hickory.
Oct. 8—(Pending) at Elon.
Oct. 22—Campbell College at Buie’s
Nov. 5—Oak Ridge at Elon.
Nov. 12—Sanford High at Sanford
Nov. 18—Chapel Hill High at Chapel
mu ZETUPKI OPENS ITS
DOORS TO NEWMEMeEliS
The Tau Zeta Phi sorority on Janu
ary 12, opened its doors to admit tw’O
new members into' its ranks. The
young ladies are Myrtle Isley, Burling
ton, N. C., and Mary Wilson, Fletcher,
The American Portland cement in
dustry has increased 35 per cent since
New York last year harvested 2,729
000 bushels of onions, and held its place
as the leadiag pro^lueer.
ELON STUDENTS NOT
LACKING IN RELIG
President Harper returned fro’ni Chic
ago last week w'here 'he had been at
tending the Council of Church Boards
of Education and the Association of
American College, both of wdiich met
in that, city during the same week.
The students w’ere very much de
lighted to learn in the report given
them at chapel service of the growing
sentimeot on the pt^rt of educatio'nal
leaders of the country in line with a
closer co-operation with young life.
Dr. Harper said that in no session
of either of these organizations nor in
conversation w^ith any of their leaders
did he hear a single word of deprecia
tion or harsh criticism of American
youth. The newspaper reporters, he de
clared, literally besieged the delegates
attending these meetings to say some
radical thing about young people, but
all they could get was the thought ex
pressed in various ways that our young
people today are no worse than their
elders when they were young, and per
haps not so bad. Evidently the lead
ers in education, both from the stand
point of the church as represented in
the Council of Church Boards and from
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The students of Elon College are
evidently not lacking in definite religi
ous convictio’us according to a state
ment issued today by President Harper,
This statement according to President
Harper was based on a questionnaire
submitted to the student body without
notice at the chapel service.
This questionnaire yielded 301 answers
out of a possible total of 360 students
attending chapel at that service, and
this fact itself was a splendid testi
monial in his judgment to the vital
interest of the students in the religious
life. Nine questions in all were sub-
n)it^ed in this questionnaire and most
of the students answered every one of
The President said he was personally
delighted and gratified to discover that
299 students out of 301 responses de
clared they believed in God, and that
not a single one an.s.wered “no” on
this point, though two failed to answer
the question at all. 280 Elon students
affirmed their belief unequivocally in
immortality. 14 failed to answer as to
their conviction and only seven answer
ed in the negative,
295 students of Elon College believe
in prayer as a personal relationship
with God, two answering “no” to this
question and four failing to answer.
290 believed that Jesus was divine as
no other man was divine. Six answer
ed negatively oii this point, and five
did not answer, 206 students affirmed
their belief in the inspiration of the
Bible in a sense tliat not other litera
ture could be said,to be inspired. 25
said they did not believe this and 10
failed to answer. However, President
Harper, pointed out that there was a
very definite correlation between these
35 students not believing tlie Bible in
spired, and also the 32 students w'ho
not belong to churcli, and the 13 who
stated they were not reared in Chris
Only 17 students failed to attend re
ligious services regularly. One ques
tion in the group was as to the student
belief as to wdiether religion w’as an
essential necessity of life for the in
dividual and for the community. Only
one student stated he did not believe
affirmatively in regard to this, and five
failed to answer. The other 295 were
definite in their conviction that religion
was a necessity to individual and com
President Harper said that he was
extremely gratified with the results this
questionnaire had given w'hen taken in
comparison with the statements which
are generally current that college edu
cation tends to spoil the religious life
of the students. The answers of the
Elon students to tliese questions, he
said, certainly do not indicate anything
to this effect for Elon College. At
tention was also calleil to the fact that
only one student had graduated from
Elon College in the 36 years of its
history w^ho was not a church member.
He fuj-ther thought that the purpose
of the founders of Elon was being car
ried out as that purpose is stated in
the catalog and has been stated there
since the first announcement in 1889,
as follows: “The founders of Elon
College have in mind to furnish young
men and women on equal terms thor
ough instruction under positive moral
and religious influences.”
Elon Returns From Virginia
Trip, Wins Two, Loses Three
FOR SPRING TERM
Since 1921 the United States govern
ment has spent $463,554,553,00 on road
Elon’s baseball schedule for the
spring term is just about comx^leted,
and will be closed up within the next
few days. This schedule will carry
either seventeen or eighteen games as
March 23.—Springfield (Mass.) Col
lege at Elon.
April 1.—State College at Raleigh
April 2.—Wake Forest at Wake
April 6.—Wake Forest at Elon.
April 9.—'Guilford at Guilford.
April 15—Emory and Henry at Elon.
April 18.—High Point at Memorial
April 19.—Ilampden-Sidney at Hamp-
April 20.—V. P. I. at Blacksburg.
April 21.—Emory and Henry at
April 22.—Milligan at Johnson City
April 23.—Lenoir-Rhyne at Hickory.
April 26,—Hampden-Sidney at Elon.
April 27.—Davidson at Elon,
April 30,—High Point at High Point
May 4.—^V. P. I. at Elon.
May 7,—Guilford at Elon.
May 12,—Lenoir-Rhyne at Elon
Eight of the.sc gumos are scheduled
for the liome diamond, and the Elon
fans will have oppoTtunity to see tw'o
teams in action here that have not
visited Elon for some years until this
time, namely Davidson and V, P, I.
The other large colleges that send their
teams here are Springfield (Mass.),
Wake Forest, and Hampden-Sidney.
One game, with High Point College,
is scheduled to be played at the mem
orial stadium at Greensboro, following
which the team will take a five day
trip into Virginia and Tennessee.
IOTA TAU KAPPA lAKES
HTWO NEW MEMBERS
The Iota Tau Kappa fraternity ad
mitted two new members on January
15, V'^ernon Briggs, Jr., of Greensboro,
N. C., and Cameron Wrightman, Jr., of
Both are outstanding men of the
Freshnmn Class, both in class work
jind in campus life.
The admittance of these two men has
strengthened the club in athletics and
ir literary work.
The American Chemical society.re
ports that American dyes now have
preference over those of Germany
manufacture where the treatment of
furs is concerned.
Announcement was made recently of
the conditions under which the Charles
A. Coftin Foundation fellowships will be
awarded for the academic year, 1927-
J928. The Foundation established by
the General Electric Company, provider'
for the award of five thousand dollars
annually for fellowships to graduates
of the universities, colleges and tech
nical schools of the United States who
have shown, by the character of their
w'ork, that they could, with advantage,
undertake or continue research work in
educational institutions, either in this
country or abroad. The fields in wdiich
these fellow’ships are awarded are
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The Elon College baaketeers return
ed to the college from their five game
trip into Virginian territory on Satur
day night with two victories and three
losses, the victories being registered at
V. M. I, and Bridgewater, both of which
games were taken by close scores. The
game at V. P. I. was dropped by only
tM'O points, and Emory and Henry and
Lynchburg won from the Maroon and
The team felt the absence of Crutch
field, W'ho could not make the trip on
account of an injured knee, but the
boys acquitted themselves exceptionally
w'ell, and especially in the game w^ith
V. M. L
Newman, Bock, Sims, Kelly, and Cad-
dell started this game. The floor at
Lynchburg had recently been w'axed
and was slick. At times it looked like
a sliding contest, the Elon boys not
being able to keep their feet.
Close guarding of both teams featur
ed the first period, which ended six all.
In the second frame Lynchburg camc
back strong and though the Christians
took three shots at the goal to the Vir
ginian’s one they simply would not go
in . Lynchburg had better luck w’ith
their shots and the game ended 23-11
111 their favor.
Goebel, who went in for Newman
toward the close o'f the last half sank
two shots in succession, and had the
best scoring record for the amount of
time played. Branner also saw several
minutes of play in this contest.
Newman got his “hawk-eye” back
into trim for this game and threw five
long field goals that put Elon out one
point ahead at the final wdiistle,
Bridgewater played hard, and fought
desperately the second half, but Elon
held a one point lead for the last six
minutes of play and took their first
game on the trip.
The Christian's machine was late in
getting wound up, letting Bridgewater
run up a score of 10 points while they
were getting four. About this time,
however, Newman found the basket
and caged three field goals. The half
ended 14 to 12 in favor of Bridge
Newman scored again to' open the
second half and tied the score. From
then on it was nip and tuck, and any
body’s game. With six minutes to play
Elon took a one point lead on Kelly’s
free throw and held it until the end.
The final score was 20 to' 21. Bock
sprained an ankle in this contest but
finished the game. No substitutions
were made, the regular line-up going
the entire game.
V. M. I.
Bock and Caddell broke into the
limelight at V. M. I. to put their team
ahead of the Military Institute by the
close score of 23 to 21, Caddell caging
the w'inning goal on a long throw in
the last ten seconds of play,
Elon .took the lead, Bock throwing a
free goal, and held a margin on the
Virginians until after the second half
got well under w'ay. Bock broke the
“jinx” that had been camping on his
trail thus far on the trip, and emerged
loading scorer for the contest with
seven markers. The other regulars' got
The half ended 11 to 6 in favor of
Elon but in the secoWI period V. M. I.
staged a rally that ^on tied the score
at 16 all. With one minute to play
the score w’as tied at 21 and Caddell
came through with a perfect shot that
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