YOUR BANQUET NEEDS
ELON COLLEGE, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1928.
delegates to convention extend an appreciated resolution
fighting Christians Battle Woflford
College In ”Gym” Tonight
Elon Outclasses the Bowling Green State
Normal Quintet But is Swamped
Coach Walker and his basketball
team have returned from an extended
tcur of the North aud has been giving
his team strenuous workouts in pre
paration for the coming game with
W(yffor4 College to be played at Elon
The Christians have played only one
state game to date. This tour in the
North should give them valuable ex
perience and strengthen them to put up
a stiff battle against Wofford next
Bowling Green State Normal
Elon pounced on the Bowling Green
State Normal aud capturec^ their game
by a ten point margin, the final score
standing at 40 to SO.
Playing on the best court struck so
far on the trip and in a brand new
gym, Dan Long opened up his “Hawk-
eye" and ran wild, pitching in all
kinds of shots in spectular one hand
style for a total of 24 points.
The first part of the game was play
ed on even terms with the score see
sawing. but towards the latter part of
the first half the Christians forged
ahead and a 23 to 19 score at the inter
mission. During the second period the
game was hard fought, but the Maroon
and Gold team drew ahead steadily.
Sims also played an excellent game at
center, and counted a number of points
for his team.
Muskingham, champions for the past
two years of Ohio’s big ten, and lead
ing contenders for the same hoftors in
Ohio this year, had little difficulty in
smothering the Elon team under an
avalancli of field goals to the tune of
65 to 80.
However, Elon deserves higli praise
for their effort in scoring 30 points
against a team of the strength of
Crutchfield and Captain Sima deserve
special mention for this game, but the
greater share, of the credit for Elon’s
showing against this team goes to
Crutchfield who played a stellar game
at guard, and then came up to the
center of the court to place five beau
tiful shots square in the basket out of
not many more tries, to lead the
Maroon’s scoring with 10 points, when
the rest of the Elon team could not
find the basket witli any degree of suc
Muskingham had four men who were
six footers or more. Tliey took the tip
off regularly a)id passed in the air over
the heads of the Elon team, keeping
the ball away from our players a good
part of the time. However, wlien the
home boys did get hold of the ball they
iisually made it count by excellent pass
ing and quick shots under or around
their opponents’ guards.
The first half ended 30 to 15, but
Muskingham bettered this in the second
half by five points, with Elon gaining
the same score in the second half as in
the first period.
ELON HAS CHOSEK HER
DEeHTEIiS FOR THIS YEAR
First Debate is Arranged Be
tween Elon and Guilford.
Robertson, Moses, Shepard, Foushee
Selected to Represent Elon.
On December 8, a preliminary con
test was held to decide who sliould be
Elon's debaters against other institu
tions for the year 1927-28. The con
testants were Messrs. H. G. Robertson,
David Shepard. Clyde Foushee, Ralph
Johnson, W. A. Weston, Ray N. Moses,'
and Roosevelt Benton. The question
discussed was: Resolved, that the
United States should by Federal, action,
adopt a uniform marriage and divorce
law. The debaters chosen to represent
the college were: Robertson, Moses.
Shepard, and Foushee.
Only one inter-collegiate debate has
been arranged. This contest is between
Elon and Guilford, and will probably
occur nar the middle of April. Moses
and Robertson have the affirmative, so
they will put up their fight at Guilford,
at the same time that Shepard and
Foushee battle for Elon on the home
ground. The query for this contest is:
Resolved, that the United States should
cease to protect American capital in
vested in foreign countries except aftir
an actual declaration of war.
The Spirit of Virginia Was Amply Dis
played to Ministers Through the Cap-
able Leadership of Hook and the Wit
of “Hardy” Hardcastl*.
MISS LOUISE SAVAGE
Dean Savage graduated from Ran
dolph Macon and was a graduate stu
dent of the University of Virginia. On
completion of her college course. Miss
Savage first taught in a high school for
two years and then was affiliated with
Fort Loudon Seminary, where she was
Dean for six years. In 1923 Miss
Savage came to Elon as Dean of Wo
men and has been with us ever since.
Dean has proved a friend to all on the
campus, and she has the reputation of
a.lways understanding the other fellow’s
side of things. Some how we feel that
Elon would not be complete without the
Dean’s pleasing presence.
MR. BENNETT’S DEATH
We regret to hear of the death of
Mr. S. D. Bennett of Jeffersonville,
Ohio, father of Prof. S. A. Bennett.
Prof. Bennett arrived at his home in
time to be recognized, by his father just
a few hours before his death. The
fcculty and student body join with the
Maroon and Gold in offering their hearty
felt sympathy to Prof.' Bennett and
members of the bereaved family.
At the conclusion of the program
Thursday evening all the visiting min
isters were in\dted to’ an informal re
ception at the Y. W. C. A. Hall given
by the Virginia Club in honor of our
Virginia ministers. On reaching the
hall, they were greeted by a receiving
line composed of all Elon students
whose homes are in Virginia. Each
guest, on entrance, liad placed upon his
head a cap made of orange or blue
paper signifying the colors of the Old
Dominion, and stretched across the plat
form in the rear of the room was a
beautiful Virginia banner.
After a few minutes spent in getting
acquainted. Paul G. Hook, President of
the Virginia Club, extended to the
visitors a most cordial welcome. This
was followed by Miss Alma Rountree,
Chairman of the Entertainment Com
mittee, who introduced several well-
planned games and contests. These
were participated in and thoroughly en
joyed by all.
Then followed a number of musical
selections by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Davis
and Rev. O. D. Poythress. After one
or two numbers by Mrs. Davis, accom
panied on the piano by her husband,
some one requested that Rev. Mr. Poy
thress sing “My Blue Heaven.Mr.
Davis, however, did not knoTV it and
no one could be persuaded to play.
Therefore, Mr. Poythress had to sing
unaccompanied. At the conclusion of
the chorus,. Mr> Davis aunounced that
he- could play it now, having^heard it
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ELON TO HAVE NOTARLE
SPEAKER SUNDAY NIGHT
Dr. E. C. Branson, Head of the Rural
Economic and Sociology Departments,
Will Speak. Through Invitation of
Y. M. C. A.
ELON COLLEGE FACULTY
OEFEAT MINISTERS ONE PT.
I Elon CoUege, N. C., Jan. 23 to 27, 1928.
‘Hardy” Hardcastle Starred For
Preachers and Dr. Jay For Faculty.
Maroon and Gold rejoices to learn
that Dr. E. C. Branson. Professor of
Rural Economics and Sociology in the
University of North Carolina and head
of that department in our University,
is to be the speaker in the Whitley
Auditorium on Sunday evening of this
week. Dr. Branson comes at the invita
tion of the Y. M. C. A. He is one of
the most forceful speakers and writers
in our state. He is the author of many
books, two of which that are' of special
interest at this time are, “Farm Life
Studies in the South’^ and “Farm Life
A real literary institution in North
Carolina is the “News Letter’' issued
at the University of North Carolina
each week. Dr. Branson is editor of
this “News Letter.’’ He is not a
theorist, but a man who bases his; con
clusions on facts. It is an honor to
have him come to our college, and any
student who misses this address will
be standing in his own light.
Maroon and Gold feels sorry for those
students who failed to hear Dean
Soper during the Ministers’ Conference.
They certainly missed one of the richest
opportunities of the college year for
uplift and inspiration and acquaintance
with a great spirit and with a great
interdenominational and world-wide
achievement. We do not know what
Dr. Branson will speak on, but we know
this, that whatever he says will be
wise and helpful, and we hope that
every student will give him a cordial
welcome and an attentive hearing.
Elon College Faculty defeats the
Christian Ministers in a close and furi
ous game. The game started off with
buret of, speed and many other things
in the nature of tight pants, etc.
Preacher Hardcastle broke the ice by
scoring a field goal after a bitter and
hard scramble for the basket. Dr. Jay
threw a scare into the spectators by
spilling his mighty foTm on the hard
floor. After several minutes of com
bat the Faculty made a foul goal.
Owin^ to the close guarding it seemed
almost an impossibility for either team
to break through the strong defense
of the opposition. Nevertheless the
Faculty formed the famous “Flying
Wedge,” but their try for goal was in
complete. As time passed the more
furious the game grew. Dean Hook
seemed to be in somewhat of a struggle
as though he were gasping for breath,
maybe because his jersey was on back
wards. Prof. Barney played a good
game as center. lAfter putting the
game on ice he retired in favor of a
substitute. Volley ball scouts would no
doubt sign him up. as critics prophesy
that the Professor is the coming volley
ball star. As for the ministers, they
all played the same style game that
has broken many a man’s neck. The
first half ended with the Faculty lead-
ng by one point iiiargajLii, 9 to a.
The second half found many sub
stitutes in the game, by both teams. Dr.
Jay again threatened the collapse of
the gymnasium^ and the life of the stu
dents by rolling upon the floor with
mighty force. As the game drew to a
close, each team was battling like
demons, neither being able to gain a
safe lead. Then the onlookers saw the
“Mighty Hercules” Prof. M. W. Hook,
take “Hardy” Hardcastle, the flash of
the Ministers’ quintet, and send him
sailing in the air and sliding on the
flcor many feet away.
Much more could be said concerning
this game; but it was clearly brought
out that the stars of yesterday had not
lost their love and admiration for the
game, which they played with pride
Preachers (14) Faculty (15)
Hardcastle F Dean Hook
Crutchfield F Dr. Jay
Lester C Prof. Barney
White G .. Prof, M. W. Hook
Povthress G Dr. Alexander
Whereas, we. the ministers of the
Southern Christian Convention have
had the privilege of spending these days
in conference at the intellectual mecca
of our Southern Church and whereas,
these have been days of sweet fellow
ship and great intellectual and spiritual
inspiration, be it:
RESOLVED, that we express our
sincere appreciation and gratitude V>
President Harper and his co-workers
for the free and generous entertainment
and other courtesies given us; to the
Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., and Virginia
Club, to the Domestic Science Depart
ment and the Music Department for
their delightful, entertainment; to those
who made possible the conference by
paying our traveling expenses; t* the
members of the faculty, and other citi
zens who entertained us in their homes;
to the speakers for their great mess
ages; to the students for their many
courtesies, and to all others whO' con
tributed to the pleasure and success of
N. G. Newman,
L. E. Smith,
A. W. Andes.
DEAN OF OEFIANCE COL
PAYS THIRUTE TO ELON
Hopes For a Continuance of Close
PHIPSICLI OFFICERS ARE
ELECTED FDT YEAR ’29
Hoyle T. Efird Elected Editor-in-Chief;
Phalti Lawrence, Bus. Mgr., and
Hurloy Sh?pherd, Adv. Mgr.
Phipsicli officers have been elected
for the 1929 year bo'ok. This annual
holds within its covers, all the college
history of the year in which it is pro
duced. It might be called an “Edifice”
portraying our college life, worth more
than its weight in gold, cherished by
as to show our children and filled with
fond memories of the past.
Hoyle Timothy Efird was popularly
chosen to be editor of Elon College
Year Book for 1929. Phalti Lawrence
was unanimously elected to fill the Busi
ness Manager’s Office, and Hurley
Shepherd received a solid vote for the
position of Advertising Manager.
Dr. W. A. Harper, Pres.
Elon, N. 0.
Dear Dr. Harper:
Let me add my word of praise for
your men who visited us on the basket
ball trip the first part of this week.
Every one of them proved a gentle
man in every sense of the term. The
Coach and Mr. Cannon, I found par
ticularly companionable, although some
things did interfere with my being with
them as much as I would have liked.
Your fellows played a good game;
both teams played hard and clean. A
little bit of luck turned the game in
our favor, but your team showed that
they could play basketball. The game
the following night with one of our
rival schools was a victory for Elon and
we are as happy over it as If we had
won the game.
I am not sure that we made the boys
feel as much at home as we wanted
them to feel. It’s one thing sure that
we people of the North can not match
the hearty hospitality of the South.
But we were happy to have the men
with us; they contributed definitely to
our college experience this year. And
I hope that this is the beginning of
closer relationships between the stu
dents of the two schools.
With best wishes, I am.
Ernest D. Gilbert,
A Note of Appreciation
T wish to take this means to express
my sincere appreciation to: Dr. Harper,
the faculty, the students, residents of
the community and to those who con
tributed to carfare, and any and all
others who had a part in giving the
ministers of the Christian church the
splendid conference that has just clos
ed. We were greatly benefitted spiritu
ally, educationally and socially. I en
joyed every hour of my stay a^' Elon
and there wasn’t a minute that wasn’t
used to a good advantage.
Rev. E. B. White,