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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1927
The Maroon and Gold Staff
Sponsors A Reporters Club
MISS FRANCES TURNER I
Much. Enthusiasm and Keen Competi
Reporters Club Has 9 Members.
“A NEWSY NEWSPAPER” THEIR
Eloii College.—On Tuesday night.
October 18, .1927 a Reporters Club was
organized. The students that were
«hosen to represent tliis new organiza
tion wore selected by means of a eoni-
petitioii in contributions to this paper.
Miss Frances Turner was unanimous
ly elected president of the Reporters
Club. Esther Brookshire, Margaret
Moffit, Clyde Foushee, Romie Davis, K.
B. Hook. R. N. IMoses, H. T. Efird. and
Maurice Carrow were chosen to be Miss
The purpose of the club is to make
our college paper better and nio're in
teresting for both the students and
alumni; and it is the aim and ambition
of every member to give the best and
niost interesting news to be obtained.
Great interest has already been shown
by others that are interested in the
■workings of this club. There will be
social features, such as “feeds” and
theatre parties at intervals in the near
future. Tlie Carolina Theatre has
shown its good will and hospitality by
donating an annual pass to the mem
bers of the Club. H. T. E.
MISS FRANCES TURNER, ’28
“Shorty” is ajiother one of these
Alabamans who are with ua this year,
"his hoiling point being Roanoke, Ala
bama. Arrivijig late, he. jumped into
mid-season form and earned a berth as
a varsity “back." His work has been
of sterling rjuality and his line plunging
a feature of our offense. Dig in,
‘“Shorty;” we are rooting for you and
?xjx*ct great things of you the re
mainder of this season.
FREE! FREE! FREE!
Owing to the fact that very
little interest was shown in the
offer of a dollar for the best con
tribution in each issue of this
paper, the staff has decided to dis
continue this offer and substitute
Enough letters of the alphabet
are to be left out in the wording
of the Ads and tlie Editorials to
spell the name of some student
on the campus. This is to be done
in each issue, and the first two
persons to report the correct name
each week will b© given a com
plimentary ticket to the Carolina
Theater in Burlington.
Now, how does this sound to
you? Is it worth while? The
staff is going to give it a trial,
and if enough interest is display
ed, they will continue it.
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Beta Oinicron Beta.
Psykaleon Lit. Society. Sec’y of
President of the Rci^orters’ Club.
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. ’23 Class De
bater, ’23 Class poet, Society Marshal,
Cheer Leader, ’23 Most Popular ’24.
Class Vice-Pres. ’24.
Member of Student Council, ’24.
Sponsor of Ministerial Club, ’28.
iliss Frances Turner, whose home is
ill Heidsville., N. C., is one of the finest
students at Elon College; and we feel
lionored to liave her as a fellow student.
Miss Turner has a cheery smile for
every one. The Maroon and Gold staff
appreciates her wonderful aid in help-
i.ng them over the rough spots in
fj.c. II. PRESENTS ey
Aided With Vocal Selections by Miss
Fisher and Members of Clioir.
The Y. W. C. A. tfeels the need far
A very interesting and enjoyable pro
gram was yresQnted under the auspices
of tlie Y. W. C. A. in the auditorium
last Sunday night. It consisted in a
short dramatization of the Bible story
of Ruth, interspersed with selections
from the cantata “ Ruth ”‘rendered by
inojnbers of the church choir. That
these programs are proving popular is
very clearly shown by the increased
attendance at the Sunday night ser
Besides the presenting of religious
topics in a more impressive form, and
the pleasant departure from the usual
stereotyped programs given heretofore,
these little dramatic efforts give us
a hint of the talent which is expected
to be sho-wn along this line in the larger
presentations soon to take place—plays,
The musical part of the program was
a valuable addition and served to make
an enjoyable evening more enjoyable.
Much credit should be given to those
that participated in the play for their
exceptional performance with so little
rehearsal. If it be good taste to make
promoting friendliness between Elon ^ specific mention of any one of them,
girls. Of course, everv one who knows we would say that Miss Clara Sharpe
iijiything about Elon girls, know they
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was very pleasing in the title role of
CONDUCTS CHAPEL SERVICE
Need of Student Support Strongly
Wednesday morning witnessed a very
interesting chapel service sponsored by
the Maroon and Gold staff. Editor
Paul G. Hook suminarized the previous
attempts to increase the. student cir
culation of this paper and then pre
sented tlie Business Manager, G. E.
(“Crusty”) Ring. After reading the
Scripture, Mr. Ring “told us of the
necessity of an increase in the student
circulation. He stated that out of a
body of 404 students we have only 190
subscribers, which certainly shows a
lack of suppoTt among the students.
Up to date the ailvertisers have been
almost our sole support, and we in re
turn have done nothing to help the
paper. From now on let every Elon
student when making a purchase from
a Maroon and' Gold advertiser tell him
of seeing his advertisement in the
paper. And last, but mot least, let us
have a 100% subscription list among
our students. ' After Mr. Ring conclud
ed his remarks, the Advertising Man
ager. Mr. Phalti Lawrence, dismissed
the students -with prayer.
Dr. Harper Gives Interesting
Report Of Dayton Convention
PROF O. W. JOHNSON
lAT THE COLLEGE PAPER
MEANS TO THE STOOENT
Contributed by a Student.
The college paper arouses keener in
terest among the students than does
a far more expensive publication which
is produced outside of the campus
walls. Because it does not have to'
make an appeal to many types of per
sons it can make a deeper appeal to
those who breathe the college atmos
In the creation of laughter among
students, the best efforts of “Punch”
or ‘ ‘ Life ’ ’ are weak compared with the
humor of the college paper. A joke
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We were very sorry to hear of the
death of Colon Monroe. Mr. Monroe
was a student at Elon in 1925-26. He
was seriously injured while working at
a cotton gin, and his death was due
to these injuries. The student bcdy
and faculty join the staff in offering
their sympathy to the bereaved fam-
A. B. Elon 1904.
Engageil in public school work 1904-
M. A. Elon 1914.
M. A. V. Ya. 1923.
Graduate student of George Peabody
College for Teachers.
Head Department of Education at
Ijistructor at Appalachian State Nor
mal School, summer 1924, ’25, ’26.
Instructor at George Peabody Col
lege for Teachers, summer 1927.
Elon College is very fortunate in hav
ing, as the Head of its Education De
partment, a man of such ability as
Prof. Johnson. He possesses a through
knowledge of his subject and a varied
The Department of Education is a
ver}' important one at Elon. It is in
this dejiartment that the large number
of teachers |;iuduced by Elon receive
their training in Psychology, Philo
sophy. and Practice Teaching, to
gether witli a general knowledge of the
te.chniquo of teaching. In 1924 there
were less than one hundred students in
this department; today it contains more
tliaii two hundred.
A !r'tudent is required to have had
two years of college work in the sub
ject that he desires to teach. The
practice teaching given to upperclass
men in this dei)artment is a very im
portant feature of the course. Some
states require this course before they
will issue an A grade certificate. Many
students are taking advantage of this
Problems of Consolidating Churches , of
Different Denominations Discussed.
Canadian Churches Formed Into
One Union Church.
The general board meeting of the
Christian church was held at Dayton,
Ohio, last week, opening on Tuesday
and adjourning Friday. Dr. W. A.
Harper, chairman of the board, brought
us an interesting report of the action
and decisions reached in the conven
A number of problems were consider
ed in this meeting; among them: edu
cation. Sunday school, Christian En
deavor, Colleges. Home and Foreign
Missions, Publications and Steward
The Methodist, Presbyterian, and
Baptist churches of Canada have unit
ed, and one of the big questions brought
before the meeting was: Should the
Christian church unite with them?
Since the Christian church stands for
Christian union, the Canadian churches
of this denomination found themselves
in a very embarrassing position. In
the Dayto'n meeting it was voted that
they join. It is also interesting to
learn that all but two voted to change
the name of the Christian church, if
necessary, in order to bring about
Another result of the meeting was
the merging of “The Herald of Gospel
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THE SCHORERT MALE ’
QOARTET NEXT MONOAy
A Combination of Excellent Sing
ing and Superb Showmanship.
BUY A SEASON TICKET—COSTS
Mass Florence Reed, Violinist, Assists
The first concert of the series to ap
pear here tliLs year for the artist’s
course nill he The Schubert Male
Quartet on Monday night, October 31.
If you have not bought your ticket,
please do so at once; for you will not
want to miss a single one of these num
bers. The Schubert quartet features
George O. Minor, Basso and Director.
Jeriy Brayford. First Tenor.
Ranee Quarrington, Second Tenor.
Ernest Morgan, Baritone.
Florence Reed, Violinist.
Four excellent vocalists with un
usually fine voices make up the per
sonnel of this organiation, assisted by
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Hailing from,.. Ensley, .Alabama,
“Wag” has sure caused tongues to
“wag” about his sensational playing.
As an “end” he has caused no “end’^
of worry to opposing teams. He is
sure going to make any one hustle who
desires to keep him off of the Maroon
and Gold line-up for the balance of the
current season. Go to it, “Hans,” old
PROVING VERy POPDLAR
Future Programs Planned To Be Very
The Sunday evening services are be
ing quite well attended and so far have
proved very successful. The programs
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