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her 12, the first night that any one was supposed to do any real
studying. That night there were about forty students working as
diligently as we usually do just before exams. We notice that t e
library has continued to be a popular place throughout the whole
week If this is to be taken as an example of the work to be accom
plished this year, and we think it is, we are certainly entering upon
the best year that Elon has ever had. We wish to commend the
students on the excellent start that has been made, and we feel con
fident that this enthusiasm will continue.
Paul G. Hook
C. W. Kipka
G. E. Ring
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Miss Rosebud Kimball and Mr. E. W. McCauley, president of
the Student Council and Student Senate, respectively, are leaders
of our student body. We should respect them as such. It is their
duty to help us in our college life, to advise us so that we may live
and act not for our individual benefits but for the benefit of all. In
case it is necessary for them to “call us dow’n”, be good sports and
take it as it is meant. They are not here to hinder but to advise and
aid us in enjoying the campus life to the fullest extent.
One of the busiest men on the Administrative Stafi: of our Col
lege is Dean Hook. He teaches Physics like a master and is never
too busy to interview students. Their problems are his problems,
their sorrows his sorrows, their joys his joys.
Dean Hook is deliberate in coming to a conclusion. He is
patient with student delinquencies. He is slow to decide that a
student is purposely out of harmony with the ideals of the College.
But when the facts have convinced him, he is as firm and decided
as he was formerly patient and long-suffering. He is devoted to the
College and is wedded to the idea of making it serve the life of the
His is the type of mind and disposition that his high office re
quires. He believes in the square deal and is always amenable to
reason. He expects students to be likewise. He is their friend and
they are his friends—an attitude that means everything for the happy
conduct of our College. He forgets himself in the service he aspires
to render Elon—self-forgetful service, that is his chief characteristic,
We are glad to know that a movement is now on foot to secure
funds for the equipping of the Society Hall. This need has been
keenly felt for the last four years. Those who have never experienc
ed the use of the old Society Halls are not conscious of what they
are missing. Many of the Alumni (especially those who have not
stopped to think of Elon’s loss during the fire) do not realize the
handicap that the present students are having to labor under.
We are much in favor of the present plan.
There are no reasons for its failure. Who hasn’t $10.00 or
$15.00 to place in the Literary Training of Elon's future students?
Last week, in one society, there was more enthusiasm shown
than has been evident for the past several years. From appearances
this spirit is evident in all the societies. Practically all of the mem
bers of the various societies are heartily interested and ready for
work. Unless you want to work don’t join any society. However,
we strongly advise that you join a society when the time comes for
you to do so, and that you put forth every effort to be a loyal mem
ber. The society work is something that you are unable to get any
where else in your college course.
“LET’S BUCK THE LINE”
When a man presents himself as a candidate for the line about
the first thing the Coach tells him is, “Charge straight forward.”
There are many ways of getting through the opposing line that
appears much easier than charging straight forward. For instance,
he may side-step, slide off, drop down, go around or knife in. These
methods look so simple, so easy; but, if he is a man, and is worthy
of being called that name, he will charge straight across and will put
every ounce of his strength in that charge. Sometimes you will find
an “end” “knifing in.” About two plays later you will notice an
opposing player circle his end for a gain of ten to twenty-five yards.
The Coach immediately substitutes for the “end” W'ho knifed. Can
not we, as students, apply this to our college career as well as the
Coach applies it to his team? Can not we go straight forward? As
the “linesman” charges straight forward, finds his opponent who
carries the ball, and tackles him, can not we set up our goal, map out
our course and “charge straight forward” regardless of how long
those laboratory hours are, of who teaches the course, of how hard
the text seems? Let’s not be “side steppers” or loafers, and try to
take all the “crip’’ courses. Let’s not “knife in” thereby allowing
some one to run around us on our road to success. Let’s use every
ounce of our energy. Let’s “buck the line.”
It was indeed an agreeable surprise to see the large number of
students who gathered in the library the night of Monday, Septem-
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We’ll start this column tliis time
with some advice to Josh Harrell in
particular. Mr. Harrell has recently
given vent to some of his excess energy
by trying to break up the equipment
in the gymnasium. Not satisfied with ,
breaking the rope, he almost made a
hole in the gym floor. This is a very
serious offence, Mr. Harrel—think of
the breakage fee.
Two deep ones for this time—
‘*Barnum wuz right”
'‘Sherman wuz right”.
‘‘And so wuz Graoe ”
We’re losing much sleep over this
‘Will Moyd Fite?” “Handsome,”
get busy and investigate at once!
It is rumored that one of our popular
football candidates out for the way
back position, Mr. “Doodle” Daniels,
i'i so lazy that he had one of his front
teeth knocked out in order to relieve
him of the necessity of moving his
jaws when he expectorates. Now gang,
what do you think of that?
Dean Hook—“Mr. Crutchfield, you’ve
heard of those double-decked buses
that they have in New York, haven’t
San Crutchfield—“Yes, Sir,”
Dean Hook—“Do you know what
they call the people that ride on the
Dean Hook—“They’re called pas
We went into Freshman Jim Fowler’s
room the other night and what do you
think we saw? He was sitting at his
table with a pen in his hand and in the
attitude of one trying to write a letter.
All the while big tears were surging
down his cheeks. Creeping up behind
and loo'king over his shoulder, this is
what we read:
Elon College, N. C.
September 16, 1927.
I am getting kinder homesick, but
ncbody don’t liave much sympathy for
me. One of the professors here says
there is two kinds of sickness that no
body feels sorry for unless they have
that kind of sickness themselves. The
two kinds are love-sickness and home
sickness. Just at present I have both
of them sicknesses. A young lady nam
ed Co-Ed broke a date with me Sun
day, and I want to go home so bad, I
can taste fried chicken. 1 feel like
the fellow in the funny paper that al
ways needs a friend by Briggs. But
even if there don’t nobody sympathize
with me, I have some slight consolation.
The rats in Co-Ed’s hair ate her paint
box so she don’t look so pretty no more,
and best of all, last night a raiding
party took me out to make an attack
on the hen-house line.
I have made a startling discovery
since I came here. You know Pa al
ways wondered why ’twas that every
newspaper in the country kept howling
about the paper shortage when all tlie
time he kept hauling pulp wood to that
paper mill in town. The mystery has at
last been solved. All that paper has
been brought up to Elon College and is
being used to print new regulations for
the guidance of the student body. You
never saw so much good paper being
used for one purpose in all your life.
It is being used for a good purpose
though—the students are all so ignor-
an they couldn’t get along without
them. Another good thing about these
regulations is the prizes offered for
learning them. If you learn none and
observe none, you get a free trip home;
if you learn one-fourth of them and ob
serve one-foTirth of what you learn, you
get an A. B. degree; if you learn one-
half and observe one-half you get a Ph.
D. degree; if you learn all of them and
observe all of them, you win a free trip
to the Great Beyond. This world has no
place for such genius. The Dean says
the best I can hope for is to win a
free trip home.
I am going out for football. I like
a football fine, but I don^t think much
of the way that head guy makes us slam
it around. I think his name is Coach,
or something like that. He certainly is
a nice fellow; he says such nice com
plimentary things to me. He told me
the other day that he hoped I’d cro'ak
—that is one of the hardest plays a fel
low can make and Mr. Coach keeps on
trying to teach me to do it as he thinks
I am best suited for it; but I am not
going to do any croaking until I get
onto the game better. If I ever do
croak, I bet you that Mr. Coach is go
ing to come up to me and pat me on the
back and thank me.
They had a faculty reception over at
the West Dormitory Saturday night.
We had to shake hands with all the
professors, their wives, and children.
They all seemed highly pleased at the
privilege of shaking my paw. There
were more pretty girls over there than
you could shake a stick at. I fell deep
ly in love with a big fat one named
Is A Bell Walton, but she told me I
w’as as fresh as a green gourd. They
served Punch and Judy out on the
back porch; I drank Punch but left
the little pieces of Judy in the bottom
of my glass.
Tell Pa to send me ten cents. I want
to buy an ice cream comb for Thanks
These fellows around here certainly
are chummy. They pair off into pear-
ing parties. A pair went out last night
and brought in some pears. They ate
the pears and gave me the parings.
Craving fried chicken and pumpkin
pie, I am
Y’our loving son,
I should like to know who made Sims
into a “changed man.” I would like
a few changes myself.
“We love the college girls, I’ll say
we do!” To be rendered by the men’s
And I simply must tell you this—the
girls have even started calling C. W.
Kipka “Papa” Kip. That’s the limit,
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The staff appreciates and wishes to
encourage the writing of articles for
publication in the Maroon and Gold.
It is your duty to write the articles.
The paper will be’ just what YOU make
it. Now what are you going to make
All articles written for publication
should be typed double space. They
should be in the Maroon and Gold office
by Monday, 12:00 M.. if they are to
appear in that week’s issue.
Did He Make His Declaration?
Mr. Dan Long Xewman, of Elon.
spent the Fourth w-ith Miss Bobbie
Gatew^oo'd.—Park Springs correspond-
^ ence, Caswell Messenger.
I Once more we wonder, why didn’t
.Dean Savage give “Country” Gorman
a date Sunday afternoon?
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