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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL. 28, 1927.
The Duke Science Building
Is Officially Dedicated
Pr. R. L- Flowers Delivers Prin
The Late James B. Duke Paid Loving
Tributes by Friends.
Elon College, April 27.—The Duke
Science Building at Elon College was
officially dedicated this morning at ten
o’clock, with Dr. R. L. Flowers of Duke
University delivering the principal ad
dress of the occasion. The exercises
were held in the Whitley Memorial
Auditorium with a large number-of Ala
mance citizens, and scientific interests
of the state represented.
Immediately following the dedication
exercises in the Auditorium, an inspec
tion of the Science Building was made
and a luncheon served to the visitors in
tlie Y. W. C. A. Hall by the students
of the Domestic Science Department.
The Duke Science Building was erect
ed on the Elon College campus in 1925
by B. N. Duke and the late J. B. Duke
in memory o'f their mother, Mrs. Artelia
Koney Duke, who was a native of Ala
mance county. The dedication services
today come on the anniversary of the
birthday of B. N. Duke.
Dr. Flowers first brought greetings
from Duke University. He paid tribute
to Washington Duke, characterizing him
as one of the most remarkable men this
country has produced.
“To me there is something peculiarly
appropriate,” said Dr. Flowers, “that
the sons should have given this science
buildiuff as a memorial to their mother
to stand here in her native county where
the men and the women of generations
yet to come shall be taught the applica
tion and the use of scientific prin
He told of the boyhood days of the
Dukes and of their earlier struggles
He outlined the advance of science in
the past forty years, and closed his ad
dress by expressing regret that ill healtli
prevented B. N. Duke from being pres
ent for this occasioTi.
President W. A. Harper of Elon
presided over tlie services, and Dr. W.
S Alexander, college pastor, opened the
program with a scripture reading and
A telegram from Gov. A. W. McLean
was read by Dr. A. T. Allen, Superin
tendent of Public Instruction for the
State of North Carolina, expressing his
deep regret that illness prevented his
being present for the dedication of this
building. Dr. Allen then read the ad
dress of Gov. McLean.
In his manuscript Gov. McLean held
up to a higli place the Dukes in the
educational history of the old North
State. His subject was “The Dukes
and North Carolina Education.” He
outlined the needs of the state under
Gov. McLean declared he was not sur
prised at the large philanthropic gifts
of the Dukes to North Carolina educa
tion, stating that for men of their
type it was natural for them to do"
In closing he paid high tribute to
the privatelv endowed institutions, and
their influence on the educational life
of the state, and declared it fitting that
this meeting today should be held to
express appreciation for these influences
in our so'cial order.
D. R. Fonville, Trustee and graduate
of the college, brought an appreciation
of the life of Mrs. Artelia Boney Duke,
mother of B. N. and J. B. Duke. The
Trollinger and Roney families have long
been prominent in Alamance county,
and the old Roney home Still stands
now, just ten miles from the Elon Col
lege campus. Mrs. Duke- was buried in
the soil of her native county, and now
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Prof, Babcock Graduated at Elon in the
Class of ; Was a Hard Worker
and Very Ambitious.
FOR PLACE OF
June approaches and soon one of the
greatest men at the University of South
Carolina will be gone. Dr. Burney
Lynch Parkinson will take up his duties
as president of Presbyterian College
June 15, and in so doing the school at
Clinton will have as its head a man who
has done big things for Carolina, and
a man who, as college president, is cap
able of doing and will do still greater
work. But soon he will be gone to help
in the building of a greater P. C., and
Carolina will be without his immediate
services. Someone must be found that
will take his place and continue the
work that he has been doing. Who will
In selectiiig a man, one must be
chosen who is capable, who has ambi
tion, one who has energy,.and one wlio
will do things. A man must be chosen
who has evidence of having worked in
the past and one who has evidence of
doing things in the future. This man
who will become head of the depart
ment of extension is generally o-ne ap
pointed who is a member of the faculty
and one who continues to be a member.
W'ould it, then, seem strange that a
D'aJi be chodon wlio is admired iiiid lov
ed by his students, a man w^ith person
ality and dignityf
If a man is to be chosen who will
meet these requirements there is one
who should become our next extension
director, a man who has ability to do
and who does do things. That man is
ProfessoT Havilah Babcock.
—Clipping from Gamecock IT. S. C.
PHILOLOGIAN HOLDS ITS
ANNUAL ORATORICAL CONTEST
Paul McNeil Wins The Coveted Medal.
On April 13, 1927, the Philologian
literary society held its annual oratori
cal contest. P. G. Hook spoke on “The
New South;” R. N. Moser on “The
Way to World Peace;” Paul McNeil
“The Stream of Life.”
CLIO ORATORICAL CON
TEST GREAT SUCCESS
F. J. Bello is winner of Clio OratoTS
medal. The contest was one of the most
interesting events oft the week.
Contestants and their subjects are as
follows: “Modern Youth”—Wayne E.
Snow; “Unfinished Tasks”—F, H.
Alexander; “The Vanishing Host”—F.
ISIC DEPflRTMENT HAS
ENJOVED MUCH SUCCESS
Keyser Wins in State Contest; Prof.
Velie Elected President of N. C. State
Music Teachers Association.
The Elon College Music Department
has been very active this year. The
co'ncert course this season was of an un
usually high order. The following
artists were presented: Suzanne
Keener, soprano; Herbert Gould, bass;
Marianne Kneisel, string quartet; Fred
erick Gunster, tenor.
The regular vesper organ recitals
have been given the second Sunday in
each month. These along with the
numerous student recitals have kept the
music department exceptionally busy.
Mr. Velie’s services as accompanist for
various artists has taken him into' most
of the southern states this winter, and
he has won for himself quite a reputa
tion with his artistic accompanying.
Miss Fisher, of the voice department,
has sung for various clubs throughout
Miss Ella Keyser, who is a student
in the voice department, won first place
in the Student A^oice Contest conducted
by the North Carolina Federation of
Music Clubs. The contest was held at
High Point last week.
Miss Keyser also won second place in
the South Atlantic District Contest,
there being but one point's difference
betwe^ her score and that of the win
ning contestant. ,
Priyf, Velie was recently elected Prfesi-
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ROBERT HOOK CHOSEN TO
REPRESENT ELON COLLEGE
IN STATE PEACE CONTEST
The contest will be held at Lenoir-
Rhyne College April 26, 1927. R. N.
Moser and H. R. Richardson were the
Snow Wins Contest
An Oratorical Contest was held April
21, 1027 to choose a representative for
the all-southern contest to meet in Nasli-
ville, Tenn. P. G. Hook and W. E. Snow
were the two contestants. Tlie subject
was, “Tlie Resources, Progress, and
Needs df the South,
R. M. HOOK AGAIN HONORED
ELON INVADES VIRGINIA.
WEEK'S TRIP A SOCCESS
V. p. I. and Hampden-Sidney
Fowler Shows Big League Stuff in
V. P. I. Game, Allowing Only
ELON RESDMES WINNING
Captain Braxton Shows Bambino Style.
“Hard Luck” Briggs Pitches
On April 18, 1927 the Elon baseball
team started on its annual baseball
trip, playing High Point College at
Greensboro', defeating them by the score
of 8 to 1.
On April 19, our team played Hamp
den-Sidney, defeating them 4 to 2.
On April 20, our club downed V. P. I.
by score of 6 to 1. Ftiwler allowing
only three scattered hits.
April 21, Emory and Henry game
was called off on account of rain.
April 22, Elon lost in a pitcher’s duel
to Milligan College—1 to 0. I
April 23, The Lutherans at Hickory, j
N. C. trounced Elon by 6 to 1. Our ^
boys left Milligan at 5:30 A. M,, rode
all day, reaching Hickory about 1 P. ^
M.; which left them in pool* condition
to play baseball. This was the best
played game of ball that Lenoir-Rhyne I
has played this season.
THE PSIPHELIANS HOLO
The Annual Oratorical Contest of the
North Carolina State Peace Association
was held on tlie evening of April 25th
ar Lenoir-Rhyne College. The State
Chairman, Prof. Elwood C. Perisho of
Guilford College, presided and explain
ed to the large audience the purpose
and good wo’rk of the Peace Associa
The program follows:
Mr. H. J. Oberholzer, of State Col
lege. won first honors and Mr. R. M.
Hook, of Elon placed second.
This shows Elon’s progress in literary
activities; • advancing from seventh
place last year to second this year. We
shall entertain the Association for their
next meeting and let’s go, Elon! and
take first honors in that coTitest.
Mr. Gilmer S. Sparger — “Peace
Through the League of Nations.”
Mr. Paul Swanson—“The Common
Sense of Peace.”
Mr. Hugh Beam—“Tlie Spirit of
Mr. H. J. Oberholzer—“The Ameri
can Principle of Peace.”
Mr. R. M. Hook—“A Higher Duty.”
Music—“The Bells of St. Mary,” “I
Pass, by Your Window”—Lenoir-Rhyne
College Glee Club.
Decision of Judges.
Announcement of Awards.
Girls’ Literary Society Produces Pro
gram That Compares Favorably With
Other Programs of Similar Nature.
VERY PLEASING PROGRAM
SOPHS AND FRQSH CLASH
IN THEIR ANNUAL OERATE
Dace Jones Presides.
Thursday evening, April 14, at 8
o'clock the Freshman and Sophomore
classes met in their annual clash when
representatives of the two classes de
bated the query:, Ifesolved: That the
United States . should establish a De
partment of Education with a secretary
in the President V cabinet. Those who
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One of the outstanding events of the
Easter season on the campus was the
annual entertainment of the Psiphelian
Literary Society. The program was
given in W’hitley Auditorium Saturday
evening, April 16, at eight o’clock.
Miss Minnie Johnston welcomed those
present in the name of the Psiphelian
Literary Society and wished for them
an evening of enjoyment.
Immediately following the hearty
welcome, the curtain opened upon a
scene in the home of a would-be-up-to-
date negro woman, Mrs. White. With
the help of her maid, Mrs. White enter
tained the members of the “Rainbow
Belles Literary Society” at a pink tea.
This was quite a difiicult task for Mrs.
White because her wash-woman, to
whom she owed nine dollars, was very
persistent in her efforts to see Mrs.
White. For some minutes the audience
forgot its cares and worries and entered
into the spirit of the entertainers—
especially when the society broke forth
with the well-known negro spiritual,
“Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”
The audience was next favored by
two delightful Japanese songs given by
Miss Ella Keyser, in costume.
An essay, ‘The Best in Life” was
given by Miss Nannie Sue Dunn.
Next an instrumental duet was rend
ered bv Misses Mary Addie White and
Kathleen Paschall. “The Harp of St.
Cecilia,’’ by Wiegand was the selection
given. Miss White was at the organ
and Miss Paschall at the piano.
The last number on the program was
a pantomine. Miss Gwendolyn Patton
read ‘Rabboni” during the pantominer.
Marshals for the evening were:
Misses Minnie Johnston, Rosa Paschall,
Myrtle Holt, and Sallie Kate Ingram.
Elon met the Hampden-Sidney boys
on the local lot on Tuesday afternoon
and started in at once to redeem their
record from the losses on the Virginia
trip. It took ten innings to turn the
trick, but the “Fighting Christians”
stayed in the game until the task was
accomplished. Captain Braxton proved
to be the man of the hour with the
hickory when lie drove out a homo
run in the tenth, scoring Gilliam ahead
Brown and Shepherd held the mound
for Elon and both pitched good ball.
Brown served them over for seven tu
nings but was relieved by Shepherd in
the eighth. Shepherd gets credit for
the victory. Although he has had a
share of the pitching in three games
won by Elon, this is the first that is
credited to him. Brown’s record stands
at two won and none lost.
Hoyle and Slaughter proved to be the
“Gold Dust Twins” at scoring. In
each of the seco’nd and fourth innings
Slaughter hit, stole second and scored
on a hit by Hoyle. Tlie other Elon
scores were earned in the tenth when
Gilliam and Braxton came across with
a single and a home run, respectively.
Hampden-Sidney scored one in the first
on hits by Harris and Hudson and an
error by Sims, The Virginians scored
their other run in the sixth when
Brinser and Hudson hit in succession,
the former getting a three-bagger.
A feature of the game, in addition
to Braxton’s home run drive, was a
double play in the sixth, Hoyle to
Crutchfield to Gilliam.
ab r h o a
Harrington, ss 3 0 0 1 2
Crutchfield, 2b 5 0 13 4
Gilliam, lb 4 1 1 13 0
Braxton, cf 5 12 2 0
Sims, rf 4 0 0 1 0
Shepherd, c 4 0 0 4 0
Slaughter, If 3 2 2 4 0
Hoyle, 3b 4 0 2 2 5
Brown, p 1 0 0 0 1
aClark 1 0 0 0 0
Shepherd, p 1 0 0 0 1
The crest-fallen Prof. was given a
few more chances and then the Major
declared Houdini Fowler and his assist
ants the winning Magicians. The Audi
ence then loudly voiced its approval
M’ith a rousing foot-ball yell, led by
the one and only “Chesterfield Watts”
—The cheer leader that satisfis.
Totals 35 4 8 30 13
ab r h 0 a
Davison, cf 5 0 12 0
Harris, 2b 5 110 1
Brinser, lb 5 1 2 10 0
Hudson, rf 4 0 2 0 0
Davis, c 4 0 0 7 1
Ward, If 4 0 0 1 0
Willis, S3 3 0 2 3 4
Stjuires, 3b 4 0 0 4 1
Adkins, p 4 0 0 1 2
Totals 38 2 8 28 9
aBatted for Brown in 7th.
Score by innings: R.
Hampden-Sidney 010 100 000 0—2
Elon 100 001 000 2—4
Summary: Errors—Harrington, Sims,
Sheperd, Slaughter, Brinser 2, Davis,
Squires, Adkins. Home run—Braxton.
Three base hit—Brinser. Sacrifices—
Gilliam, Slaughter. Hit by pitched ball
—by Adkins (Harrington); Brown
(Willis). Struck out—^by Adkins 5;
Brown 1; Shepherd 2. Base on balls—
off Adkins 2. Double play—Hoyle to
Crutchfield to Gilliam. Left on bases
—Hampden-Sidney 7; Elon 7. Hits—
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