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ELON COLLEG, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1927.
Carolina Federation Of Music
Clubs Met In Statesville, Oct. 7
MRS. W. A. HARPER, PRESI
Prof. Velie Made Interesting Talk.
Hospitable Atmosphere Felt by Every
Last Friday n meeting of the Execu
tive Board of the Nortli Carolina Fed
eration of Music Clubs was held in the
new Womau's Club House in States
ville. The attendance was exception
ally goT)d and prospects for the year’s
work are fine as shown by enthusiasm
at the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by the
state president, Mrs. W. A. Harper, In
her message, Mrs. Harper presented a
very interesting and worthy outline of
work to be done during the year. The
Federation feels fortunate in having
so eftieient a president as Mrs. Harper
and values her efforts highly.
Mrs. Cora Cox Lucas, president of the
South Atlantic district, was present and
gave an interesting report of the Chi
cago Biennial. This report was favor
ably accepted and appreciated. The
keynote of the session seemed to be in
behalf of better nmsic for our churches.
At the closing feature of the meeting
a short recital was given by Mrs. Lucas,
pianist, and Mr. Stimpson, organist.
The hospitality extended to tlie visit
ors by the women of Statesville is un
surpassable. A delicious luncheon was
served, and every one felt a warm
friendliness existing between guests and
hostesses. At the luncheon Prof. Velie
gave a short, but very interesting talk.
President W. A. Harper accompanied
Mrs. Harper and Prof. Velie to States
Speech Of W. E. Sharpe At
Banquet Wonderful Tribute
JohiL Urqiiliart Newman, A. B., M. A.,
Ph.D., Litt. D., I). D., born Januarv 29,
Professor of Latin at Antiocli, Oiiio
Professor of Latin anil Greek of Gra
ham .Normal College 1886-90.
Professor of Biblical Language and
Literature. Elon College from 1890-
Served as an assistant in the English
Department in tlie University of North
Instructor in New Testament and
Greek at Yale 1906-07.
DR. J. U. NEWMAN
What One Student, Out of the Hundreds
of Students That Dr. Newman Has
Had, Thinks of Him.
REPRESENTED AT ELON
rourteen Denominations Are Represent
ed by One or More Students. Chris
tians, Methodists and Baptists Lead.
A tabulation has just been made of
the religious affiliations of the Elon
College students in the Regist)'ar’s of
fice and it is found that of the 422
students wlio liave registered for the
fall terra 164 are from the Cbriitian
denomination, which denominatioa sup
ports Elon College.
The Methodists are the second largest
group of the students numbering 79,
and the Baptists third with 46.
Other denominations represented are
Presbyterians 38. Methodist Protestant
29, Lutheran 9. Holiness 2. Reformed 2,
and one each from the Friends, Church
of Christ, Catholic, Moravian, United
Brethren, and Free Will Baptist
churches. Forty-seven of the students
here this year are not now church mem
Twenty-thi’ee young men of the stu
dent body this year are studying for^
the miiiistry, and a number of young’
ladies are iireparing themselves for
i directors of religious education in
church work. Thirty-four students
come from the home of ministers.
These statistics concerning the religious
i affiliations of the students at Elon this
year compare favorably with the per
centages of former years, the registrar
CAPTAIN DACE JONES
“Red” has been the victim of circum
stances, in the form of hard luck and
mishaps. The second day of practice
he sprained his ankle, and it seems as
if it will not get well. But with his
cheery smile and sunny disposition he is
instilling into his team that old fight
and determination to win.
N. C. P. a. TO MEET
IN RALEIGR OCT. 27
State and Meredith Will Entertain
H. L. HESTER. DUKE U. PRESIDENT
PROMISE GOOD MEETING
Misses Estelle Kelly and Marion
Nalle were week-end guests of Miss
Frances Turner at her home in Reids-
.ville, N. C.
The North Carolina Collegiate Press
Asso'ciation will be held in Raleigh, Oc
tober 27, 28, 29 with N. C. State Col
lege and Meredith as host and hostesses.
This semi-annual meeting promises to
be the best that has ever been held in
tlie history of the association. Accord
ing to the announcement from Miss
Frances G. Gibson, secretary, several
prominent speakers are scheduled to
speak. According to custom, there will
be the usual discussion groups for the
betterment and advancement of college
annuals, magazines, and newspapers.
Entertainment and social events will
be many and varied, such as: banquet,
buffet luncheon, seeing Raleigh, and
watching the Carolina-State football
The officers of the association are: H.
L. Hester, of Duke University, Presi
dent; David Carroll, of U. N. C,. first
vice-president; Ann F. Johnston, of
Queen’s College, second vice-president;
Frances G. Gibson, of N.' C. C. W., sec
retary; A. L. Aydlett, of N, C. State,
During my school life I have sat un
der a great number of teachers. Some
of them I liked, and others, I will frank
ly admit, that 1 did not like. Some
had a vast fund knowledge and
knew how to impart it, while others
seemed imable to express what they
knew. Then there were a few that a
little more acquaintance with their
work would not have hurt at all. Of
all these teachers that T have had there
is one who, in my opinion, embo'dies
all the qualities that a professor should
have. The man of whom I speak is Dr.
J. U. Newman, Professor of Biblical
Language and Literature at Elon Col
lege, North Carolina.
As a teacher he is exceptional for a
number of reasons. Everything he does
or says performs a function and drives
something home. All of his illustra
tions serve to teach a fundamental
truth, a truth which will sink into the
mind and remain there. When he
strays from the subject of discussion,
as he sometimes does, the things he has
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ARE YOU AMBITIOUS?
WANT TO BE A REPORTER?
Mr. Morgan Stanley, ^27, was a week
end visitor on the Hill.
Miss Margaret ^^Bob^^ Corbitt, ’25,
visited Elon on the week-end.
Students from all classes are eligible
to become reporters for the Maroon and
Gold. Are you ambitious? Send in an
article (not later than next Monday)
so that the staff will know how to find
out who are interested in newspaper
There will be nine students chosen,
and a Reporters’ Club organized, hav
ing a place in the paper, and being
recognized as part of the Maroon and
This is a wonderful opportunity for
students who are desirous of getting
ahead in the world. It isn’t exactly
what you learn and get credit for at
college, but that which you do and
don’t receive credit for on the college
bo'oks, which often is the determining
factor of your success in life. Think
it over, scholars!
WHAT ELON MEANS TO
Dr. Harper, Our President, Prais
ed For His Part In Making
Elon What It Is Today.
Elon's Value. In Dollars and Cents,
Over a Million.
“Zac” hails from Birmingham. He is
an athlete and a scholar. His general
ship in handling the Fighting Chris
tians shows that he is a leader of men.
His brilliant work at quarterback on
oiir footbaU team is worthy of our
TO BATTLE THE WILDCATS
A Matter of Speed and Brains the
After a week’s layoff without a game
the Christians of Elon College are prim
ing for the invasion into Davidson ter
ritory. Heartened by the strong stand
made against the Baptists in their last
game the “Maroon Horde’’ under
Coach Walker’s direction are hard at
work this week polishing up their play
in a determined effort to maintain the
excellent brand of football displayed
on the Baptist gridiron.
With Zac Walker at quarter position
for tlie Christians, good generalship
and snappy play may be expected in
the game with Davidson. Elon’s line
average only 173 pounds, and the back-
field 156 pounds. Davidson also has a
light team this year; and with two light
teams depending on speed and head-
work for the game, the fans will no-
doubt get the thrills for which they are
Davi Irrn 1 ns won from Elon regularly
ill the })nst, l.ut tlie Elon supporters feel
their team will be battling on more
even terms this year with the Wildcats
than ever before. Coach Baldwin of
Wake Forest has paid our team and
coach the compliment of saying that
the state teams would find Elon a dif
ferent problem this year, and advised
them to watch their step in the games
with the Christians.
This is a big subject and needs more
time than we can have here today.
Like the “mile a minute” mule.
Elon was charted by the Legislature
ALnrch 11, 1889 and opened its doors
March 2, 1890 at Mill Point, with Dr.
W. S. Long president from lS90-189-t.
They had five professors and the i)resi-
dent, and less than 100 enrolled first
I have here the 1893-1894 Catalogue
showing 10 in the faculty with 130 en
rolled—91 from North Carolina; 39 from
Virginia. W. H. May is among this
130, also Dr. L. A. Walker and Corney
Wliitesell. They had two buildings, the
one that burned and a 25-room building
for girls, as the Catalogue says—“mak
ing a haiidsome and valuable property.’’
1 don’t know if Dr. Harper was press
agent at that time or not.
Another item of interest, for young
men. expenses, including tuition, board,
room rent, fees and washing, $125.00
Dr. W. W. Staley, Pres. 1894-1905;
Dr. E. L. Moffitt, Pres. 1905-1911:
Dr. W, A. Harper, Pres. 1911-
I also have the 1927 Catalogue, and
by comparison, I note 37 members of
the faculty and an enrollment of 400,
which is their limit. These come from
19 states and three foreign countries.
There are in the United States 607
colleges and universities. 400 are de
nominational. but 60% of the students
are in non-denominational schools.
Elon’s money value is $1,243,137.14,
with an endowment of $533,000.53.
Davidson College was organized in
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SACRED CONCERT GIVEN RV
MUSIC DEPT. A SUCCESS
The Skinner Organ Played By Prof.
Velie. a Work of Art.
The winning article in the last issue
was headed, “Alamance County Artist j
Course Promises to be Best in History
of School” and was written by Miss
Frances Turner, a member of the Senior
Misses Lois Adamson and Luverne
Cotney were week-end guests of Miss
Ollie Stadler at her home on Holt
street, BurlingtoTi, N. C. Sunday they
were delightfully entertained at a
luncheon given in their honor. Miss
Lucy Boone was also a luncheon guest.
The Alabamians expressed themselves
as being delighted with the Tar Heels’
The Sunday evening service of Octo
ber 9th was in the form of a sacred
concert, in charge of Prof. Velie, organ
ist, assisted by Miss Fisher, soprano,
and Mrs. Velie, contralto.
The main part of the auditorium was
filled to ca^Dacity. These concerts, given
b\ the Music Department, are increas-
ing in popularity from week to week.
The sacred atmosphere created by these
splendid performances in the beautiful
Whitley auditorium, has added greatly
to the spiritual upbuilding of the com*
The programme for the Sunday eve
ning service was as follows:
Prayer—Dr. W. M. Jay.
Largo from “New World” Symphony
Evensong—Martin, (by Prof. Velie).
My God and Father—Marston (by
Miss Fisher and Mrs. Velie).
Song of India—N. Rimsky-Korsakow,
Grand Chorus in D—Spence (by Prof.
Hymn 268 (Congregation standing).