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ELON COLLEGE, N. C.„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1927.
Dr. Harper Delivers Initial
Address To Student Body
Subject, ‘ ‘ Of What Does Life Consist? ’'
President Harper gave his opening
address on Sunday morning in the
WMtley Memorial building, choosing as
the topic of his address, “Of What
Does Life Consist?Starting with the
answer of the Epicureans and Stoics
lie outlined the various answers that
mens of all ages have given to this vital
question. He said that the Epicureans
gave as their answer to this question
'‘^Happiness/’ The Stoics emphasized
a complete superiority over the world
and its attendant misfortunes. They
enjoyed a sort of indifference to* their
surroundings. “There have been other
answers, too,’’ declared Dr. Harper,
^'but the best and most convincing that
I have ever been able to find was given
by the Man of Galilee when He said.
'I came that men might have life and
that they might have it more abundant-
Various answers of Christians were
then presented. Among these was the
answer of those who say that a man's
Hfe consists in the things that he be
lieves. Paul, the apostle of our Lord,
was the great advocate of this doctrine.
Paul stated that the things we hope
for we shall ultimately receive. How
ever, said Dr. Harper, “faith is not
the all-inclusive abundance of the Chris
tian life, James, reputed to be the broth
er of Jesus, protests against this view.
James proposed to let Paul show his
faith alone but declared that he would
show his faith by hi? work.” Neithor
of these views is sufficient by itself.
Combined, we would have a much bet
ter answer; but there have been still
A third answer has been given to
our question; and in accordance with
this answer we have established in
America a great system of public
schools and colleges. We are thus sup
porting the answer that a man’s life
consists in the abundance of things
that he knows. But yet we do not
know it all; there are uncharted air
pockets in the mental realm as there
are air pockets in the path of the
aviator. Another group of men and
women insists that a man’s life con
sists in the abundance of the things he
thinks. Still another group are of the
opinion that a man’s life must consist
in the things he understands. They
afipire to wisdom. Others are of the
opinion that what a man hopes for
make up the worth-while life. “Does
a man hope that the weak will become
strong?; the poor, rich?; the bond,
free?; the blind, able to see?; the lame,
made able to walk?; the hungry, cloth
ed and fed?; the ignorant, wise?; the
depraved, pure?” asks Dr. Harper.
*‘Then mark him up as a Christian.”
There is a final group w'hich discredits
none of the other.s but says that even
though a man has all of these, yet he
lacks something still. This group holds
that a man’s life consists in the things
which he loves. A man. they say, is
the sum total of the things he loves.
They plead for a love that suffers long
and is kind; that is not puffed up; that
envies not; that is not easily provoked;
that thinks no evil. We would say
with them, “Now abide faith, good
works, true scholarship, clear thinking,
wise understanding, aspiring hope, and
divine love, these seven, but the great
est of these and the all-inclusive is
OUR COACH WALKER
MUSIC FAGULiy DELIGHTS
IN SiDAr VESPER SERVICE
At 7:30 Sunday evening Prof. C.
James Velie, assisted by Miss Florence
Fisher, presented the first organ vesper
service of the present year. Miss
Fisher sang in sjdendid tone, lier rich
voice filling the auditorium with won
derful music. Prof. Velie’s music was
inspiring and uplifting. A spirit of
worship was i)resent, and the well-filled
auditorium bore witness to* the fact
that the students of the college appre
ciate these musical treats. Prof. Velie
will give an organ vesper service once
each month during the year at which
time he will render such music as was
enjoyed Sunday evening, assisted by
other members of the music facultv.
REACH THE 409
A contempoTary of John Wesley, a
theological student at Leipsic, endors
ing his view that cleanliness was next
to godliness, took a bath, whereupon,
because of, his modernism, it is said he
-was refused his degree.—Selected.
There Are More Boys Than Girls
The Elon College registration has
reached the 400 mark for enrollment of
students, it is announced by the Reg
istrar today, the enrollment now stand
ing at 402. This is 30 students more
than was registered at the same time
last year. All of the Freshmen classes
are filled to capacity and the classes
for Sophomores in many cases, are
over-run. Several additional sections
liave had to be added for the Freshmen
and Sophomores in the English, Science,
Bible and Education courses.
The registration shows 207 men and
195 women. The classes are divided as
follows: Seniors. 53, 24 are girls and
29 are boys; Juniors 68, girls 27, boys
41; Sophomores 108, girls 53, boys 55;
Freshmen 146, girls 70, boys 76; Special
departmental students 27, girls 21.
There are moTe boys in each of the
four college classes, ranging anywhere
from two more boys in the Sophomore
class to fourteen more boys in the
Students who have had to come in
late are still arriving and these late
registrations will swell the enrollment
to well over 400 for the fall term. The
enrollment at the college has been in
creasing steadily for the last five years
and this year has reached the highest
registration mark at the opening.
ENTRANCE TO NORTH GATE
Sept. 23—State at Raleigh.
Oct. 1—Wake Forest at Wake Forest.
Oct. 15—Davidson at Davidson.
Oct. 29—Guilford at Guilford.
Nov. 4—High Point at Elon.
Nov. 11—Lynchburg at Lynchburg.
Nov, 19—Emory and Henry at Elon.
Nov, 24—Lenoir-Rhyne at Hickory.
Oct. 22—Campbell College at Buie’s
Nov. 5—Oak Ridge at Elon.
Nov. 18—Chapel Hill High at Chapel
WHOSE TEAM IS IT?
It is ours, and we are proud of it.
The finest bunch of fellows that ever
donned the Maroon and Gold uniform
reports six days a week to Coach Walk
er on the local grid, every one of them
a hundred percenter and every one of
them working tirelessly for my honor,
and for yours, and for Elon’s glory.
And our Coach, how he grows on us!
A silent, powerful man, a gentleman, a
man wlio knows “his stuff” and who
has the confidence, the love of every
man on his squad. We are with Coach
Walker, solid. Count on us, Coaclx
Yes, it is our team and we are going
to support it to the limit. We are go
ing to do our full duty in boosting,
cheering, and “sidelining” for our
boys, and a glorious record shall be
entered for the American Intercollegi
ate Athletic Classic at old Elon this
season—glorious, that’s the w'ord!
Let’s make it glorious, the glory of a
ujiited college, professors, alumni, stu
dents, players, and coach all—one and
inseparable—that’s it. That’s it!
Here is Your Chance—Spending Money.
The Maroon and Gold staff wishes to
announce that a prize of $1.00 (one
dollar) will be offered for the best
article offered each week for publica
tion in the college paper. This means
that a prize will be given for the article
which is judged by the staff to be the
best submitted for each edition of the
paper. Any student is eligible for this
prize except members of the staff.
Students, get busy! You want this
prize. It is worth the trouble and w’ill
help to get material that will be of in
terest to Maroon and Gold readers.
Robed Choir Makes Its
Debut Sunday Morning
QRGANIZATIOli MEEIING OF
PAN HELLEIIIG COUNCIL
Kipka, Hook, Turner and Watts Elect
On Tuesday afternoon Miss Hannah
Newman presided over the first meet
ing of the Pan Hellenic Council this
year. The purpose o'f the meeting was
to elect officers. The following were
unanimously elected from their respec
Mr. C. W. Kipka, Iota Tau Kappa.
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AOOS NEW MEIERS
Teachers Take Summer Courses Under
The Department of Music of Elon
College has a new addition this year.
Prof. C. James Velie, head of the De
partment. brings Mr. E. F. Rhodes from
Dayton, Va., highly recommended as a
^violinist, orchestra leader and band
Prof. Velie has been studying under
the noted organist and composer, Prof.
Vibbard of Syracuse University the
past summer. Elon College is rapidly
strengthening her music dej>artment.
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THE FRESHMEN RECEP
Faculty and Upperclassmen Mingle With
The Freshmen, Helping Them to
Become Better Acquainted.
EXCELLENT PROGRAM GIVEN
A very enjoyable time was had by
all attending the freshmen reception
held in the Y. W. C. A. Monday night,
September 5. Contrary to custom, the
social was held before the program.
Judging from appearances the freshmen,
including “Uncle Ned” Brannock,
took good advantage of their oppor
tunity to get acquainted. After every
one had been served from the punch
bowl, a short program was rendered, as
follows: A^'o'cal solo. Miss Mabel Alex
ander; reading. Miss Johnson; vocal
solo, Ella Keyser; cornet solo, Mr.
Rhodes; vocal duet, Miss Fisher and
Mrs. Velie. We were delighted with the
numbers rendered by the two new
faculty mmbers, Miss Johnson and Mr.
Rhodes, and consider ourselves fortunate
in having them as instructors at Elon
SOME OF OUR PLAYERS
Excellent Music is in Store For Us
Throughout The Season.
On Sunday morning at eleven o’clock
the student body for the year 1927-28
met for the first time for the regular
church service. This was the first ap
pearance of the church choir in the
robes which have been recently pur
chased. The effect was very pleasing,
and greater dignity was added to the
service. We are glad to hear that the
members of the choir will continue to
wear robes at the Sunday morning ser
vice. Several new members have been
udded to the choir: Misss Alma Roun-
t r e e, Margaret Moffitt, Katherine
Millikin, and Annie Laura Holland, and
Prof. E. F. Rhodes. We were glad to'
see Paul McNeil, Joe French. Gardner
L^nderhill, and Harold Barney in their
places. Under the able direction of
Prof. Velie we are anticipating some
splendid church music.
ALPHA PI OELTA ENJOY
SUMMER ROUSE PARIIf
Educational Features as Well as Enjoy
ment Are Introduced.
The Alpha Pi Delta boys spent the
week O’f August 29 to September 3 on
a house party in the West Virginia
mountains. This group of boys gather
ed at Elon on Sunday evening and
early Monday morning left by motor on
the long ride to the moutains of West
The route taken led through Reids-
ville, Danville, Lynchburg, then across
the Blue Ridge mountains at Afton,
Virginia, and up the entire length of
the beautiful and famous Shenandoah
Valley by way of Staunton, Harrison
burg, and New Market to Winchester.
From this place we traveled in a north
west direction over crooked mountain
roads for a distance of 23 miles and
late at night arrived at our destination.
Here we found a nice new log cabin
situated on the very banks of the beau
tiful Capon River in the very heart of
the mountains. No better place could
ever have been picked for such a vaca
tion. Soon all cares were forgotten,
and each person in the group gave
himself up to a week of wholesome
Words can not be found to adequate
ly describe the beautiful scenery to be
seen while crossing the Blue Ridge and
proceeding up the valley. Realizing
this to be true, we traveled slo'wly, of
ten stopping to use our kodaks freely
in taking pictures of some of the many
beautiful but indescribable scenes. We
stopped at the Endless Caverns near
New Market and were conducted
through them. These we found to be
very beautiful and interesting to the
extreme. They were grand, magnificent
—how weak words seem when one tries
to describe such wonders of nature!
The next day, Tuesday, we took the
90 mile trip to Gettysburg Battlefield,
Pa. After engaging a guide, we drove
over the entire battlefield. Our guide
explained to us just how the battle
was fought, giving us the complete his-
torj'^ of the battle from the time the
opening shot was fired until General
Lee was forced to withdraw after sev
eral days of fierce fighting. The field
has many beautiful monuments erected
in memory of the gallant men who
fought and died there. About 3,000
acres of the more than 5,000 acres which
compose the battlefield are owned by
the National Government and are kept
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