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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1928.
Eloii Christians Take Slow Game
From Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, Tuesday
OEBIIT OF 11OID lit
Hamrick and “Zac” Walker Were
Shining Lights For Elon.
Elon Lost to Wake Forest by a Small
Margin of Two Points.
The Lenoir-Ehyne game was very
slow in the beginning, neither team
showing much team work. Hodge for
Lenoir-Ehyne, broke the ice by sinking
a basket from mid-floor. From this
time on the game grew faster and the
teams were found scrapping every pos
sible point. Elon seemed to have the
better of the situatio'n as they present
ed a defense that was penetrated only
occasionally. ' Elon steadily piled up a
good lead only to have the visitors rally
in the' closing minutes of the first half
to hiing up their end of the score. The
end of the first half found Elon lead
ing, 15 to 11.
The second half was the period of
thrills and spectacular plays. Elon be
gan their fire works with some brilliaat
floor work, and with Zac "Walker’s eye
on the basket, steadily left Dick Gur
ley’s boys in the rear. The bright
lights of the game for Lenoir-Rhyne
were Hodge and Winecoff. Winecoff
led his team in scoring, shooting many
long ones during the game. Fot Elon,
Hamrick was the best floor worker,
while Zac Walker took scoring honors.
Newman’s last minute attack was also
Wake Forest Game
The Christians were completely out
classed in the first half of this game.
Wako Forest . drew first blo'od by a
sensationnl shot from the* middle of the
floor and continued their gr(?at offensive
attack, piling up a 13-point lead in the
In the second half Elon made a great
come-back by reversing the form of the
first half and playing rings around
Wake Forest. The score was tied and
OTily a few seconds to play when Dain-
tin, star center for Wake Forest, made
an almost impossible basket that gave
Ms team a two-point lead as the whistle
blew for time: Elon 47; Wake Forest
yP-IMSTE BieBEH SHOP
OPENS IS ELON
Chapel Services Last Friday Were Made
Doubly Interesting by This Group
Elon College, February 17.—Mrs.
Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia,
represented by Mrs. W. A. Harper in
costume, introduced a troupe of famous
American musical composers and sing
ers who gave a program at the chapel
service here today. Members of this
famous troupe who were present at this
time were: Misses Jennie Lind and
FloTence Nightingale and the Misses
Jeflersons, General and Mrs. Ulysses S.
Grant, George Washington, Miss Sarah
Bernhardt, and others. These characters
were represented by members of the
Music Lover^s Club, all of whom were
in costume. The ladies came dressed
in frills and furbelows, with powder
and patches and hoop skirts galore.
The gentlemen wore satin breeches and
coats, buckles and wigs.
Mrs. Benjamin Franklin was program
leader for the troupe and in intro'duc-
ing the topic of the morning, “Old
Fashioned Music in America,” read a
paper depicting the three stages of
American music in a very pleasiTig and
interesting manner. As each period
was described in her paper, appropriate
laimbers were rendered by various
members of the costumed club.
To represent the songs of Puritan
(lays Jennie Lind sang. “Oh No, John.
No.” The love-making and courtship
of Puritan days were under strict
chaperonage and with third parties
present. This selection by Jennie Lind
was one of many socgs that were pro-
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NEW CmLOGUE FOR THE
yEllR ’28 IS OFF PRESS
Important “info” Within Its Covws,
That Every Student Should
17th Annual Volunteer Conference Had
Notable Speakers: Dr. H. Akogi, of
Japan; and Dr. Soper, of Duke.
The catalogue number of the. Bulletin
of Elou College for the year 1928 has
just come from the press and is, there
fore, ready for distribution. This is
the number that every student, present
as w’cll as prospective, is anxious to
make a thorough study of in order to
have a full knowledge of the require
ments for a degree and to note any
Changes are no'ticed in the require
ments for a degree and in the require
ments for those intending to teach.
History is no longer a requisite for any
degree, there being several other elec
tives. A student may choose. Those
preparing to teach Science in high
school are required to take 18 semester
hours in Botany, Chemistry, Physics, or
Geology and one course each in the
The payment of expenses, according
to the catalogue, is to be made four-
ninths in the Fall Semester and five-
ninths in the Spring Semester instead
of two-fifths and three-fifths as former-
Each student is asked to select his
courses of study for the succeeding year
by May 1st and such courses must meet
with the Dean’g approval.
Stringent rules will be enacted con
cerning the absences from classes. A
student absent from a regularly schedul
ed test will be considered as missing
two classes. The same ruling will apply
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Clio Literary Society Presents
Excellent Program Washington’s Day
A MILLION DOLLARS IS
NEEDED FOR ENOOIAIIENT
Initial Steps Were Taken For The In
creasing of The Endowment Fund and
to Provide Direct Alunmi Participa
tion in College Control.
To* increase the Elon College endow
ment in the next few years to $1,000,000,
and to provide direct alumni participa
tion in college control, were the major
subjects taken up at the mid-winter
meeting of the Elon College* Board of
trustees in session throughout the day
Initial steps were taken looking to
ward the increasing of the endowment
“Washington’s Day” is Known as
“Clio Day” at Elon.
PERCY HUDSON, PRESIDENT OF
SOCIETY, GAVE WELCOME
One of Largest Audiences, Composed of
Alumni, Students and Invited Guests
to AssemWe at Elon For Some Time..
For several years it has been a custom
of the Clio Literary Society to give a
program to the public on February 22.
Washington’s Day is known as Clio Day
I'.ere on the hill. The students, alumni,
and the people of tlie Elon community
always lo'ok forward to the annual
entertainment with pleasant anticipa
tion. Tlie play was a method of enter-
ui the next two or three years to a full tainment for several years. Now the
million dollars, which is estimated to s„eiety gives a literary program that
be needed to secure the proper income | represents in every way the actual work
from endowment for the college to keep done iu the society,
it a standard college. Quite a number j ^
of the Elon College alumni are now [ program was put across in good
members of the board of trustees but ! showed that there is some real
these are elected through the board of \ talent in the society. The pro-
ti-ustees rather than through the alumni opened by the society sing-
themaelves. and the board appointed a I society song. After this, Percy
committee at this meeting to confer 1 I^^i-^^son gave the welcome address, and
made the audience feel welcome.
David B. Harrell played a march on
with the Alumni Association in
to a plan of election of a certain per
centage of the trustees direct from the ^ the Skinner organ. Clyde Foushee in-
CHRISTIAN ENDEAliOR GAVE
The student body and entire com-
wimity arc delighted to learn that Mr.
L. A. Nall, of Greensboro, tonsorial
artist, is permanently lo'cated, for the
practice of his profession, on Main
Street, nest door to the J. S. White
Nall comes highly recommended
snd an up-to-date barber shop here fills
tlie need of a long-felt want.
He offers a handsome prize to the one
■Vfho will in the next ten days submit
2n appropriate name for his shop. He
caters to the lady trade as well as to
the men, and his work is guaranteed
Either mail your name to him or
l^ave same in a sealed envelope at the
shop. The contest is open to any who
desire to compete and in the mean
time while you are deliberating over a
r>ame, you should give Mr. Nall a trial
be convinced as to his ability. You
^'ill not only be pleased with his work,
you will find him a pleasant con
^iss Rachel Johnson spent Saturday
Sunday with her parents in Bur-
Ten Elon students were fortunate in
being able to attend the Seventh An-
nual Conference of the North Carolina
Student Volunteer Union at Duke Uni
versity. February ■ 17-19. This confer
ence was held at Elon College last year.
Outstanding aong the speakers at
Duke were: Dr. H. xikagi. of Japan;
Dr. E. D. Soper, of Duke University;
iDr. Elbert Eussell, of Duke University;
and Dr. Gordon Poteat, educational sec-
’retary for the Movement. Dr. Akagi
I spoke on “Foreign Students in Amer
ica.’' He said that the 10,000 foreign
I students in America are the future
leaders of the world. College students
1 of America can help to shape their
I ideals and their attitude toward
'America. Dr. Soper talked about social
land religious conditions in India, the
country that is attracting so much at-
Itention at the present time. He re
ferred to Gandhi as being one of the
greatest religious leaders in the world
at the present time. In his address on
' Latin America and the obligatioTi of
I the United States to these countries,
! Dr. Eussell stressed the Nicaraguan
f question. Dr. Poteat spoke on: ^‘The
Qualifications for Christian Service
Abroad.” He brought out the point
that "we are your servants for Jesus
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With Miss Ruth Ruston presiding, the
Christian Endeavor gave one of the
best programs that we have had this
year. “A Pageant of the Stars and
Stripes,’’ by H. Augustine Smith was
verv effectively presented by the so
In Part I of the pageant we saw the
evolution of the flag, and we were espe
cially well pleased to see Betsy Ross,
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Junior Class History
September 1—One hundred ninety-
four freshmen enrolled—the largest
class to ever enter Elon.
September 2-5—Eeceptions, formal
and informal by faculty and Sophs.
September 10—Sixty-six freshmen
joined literary societies.
son. 65% of the total team points scor
ed by five varsity freshmen.
November 4—Our first official class
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25th of Feb.—Tau Zeta Phi.
3rd of March—Iota Tau Kappa.
10th of March—Delta Upsilon
17th of March—Alpha Pi Delta.
24th of March—Beta Omicron
31st of March—Kappa Psi Nu.
14th of April—Pi Kappa Tau.
Three new members were elected to
the board at this session. They are:
Prof. L. L. Vaughan, Raleigh; Mr. J.
A. Williams, Franklin, Va., and Rev.
A- W, Andes, Harrisonburg, Va. These
now members' are to fill places made
vacant by resignations and deaths since
the last meeting. They will assume
their duties at the commencement meet
ing of the board.
At chapel service yesterday, which
was changed from the regular college
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VERy INTERESIING LECTURE
“The Use and Possibilities of the
Sales Tax/' Was His Subject,
Mr. Derrick is Professor of Rural i
Social Economics in the University.
ti'oduced some humor into the program
by a humorous oration. The Clio
quartette sang '‘In the Candle-Light,^^
with pleasing effect. Nash Parker gave
in fine style a musical reading, “The
Lo-st Chord.” Ralph Johnson showed
marked oratorical ability in his oration,
“The Star of Peace.” D. J. Eure de
lighted with a song recitative, “The
Little Red School House.” George
Robertson’s reading, “Quo Vadis,” was
appreciated by the audience. Mr.
Robertson always pleases with his read
ing. The Alunmi Address by Attorney
F. F. Myrick of Greensboro, was enter
taining and instructive; and greatly ap
preciated by the audience. Mr.Myrick
is a speaker of experience and ability,
and held the attention of the audience
until the last minute.
North Carolina would collect three
and one-half millions of dollars more
in revenue each year if it had a con
sumption excise tax on tobacco, soft
drinks, chewing gum, and otlier lux
uries of the same nature, according to
Prof. S. M. Derrick, who spoke here
last ni,rrht at the fortnightly meeting
of the North Carolina Club on “Tlie
Use and Pcssi.bilities of the Sales Tax.”
He is professor of rural social economics
in the 'University.
“There are many good arguments
both for and against this sales tax on
special commodities,” Professor Der
rick said. ‘ ‘ But after viewing both
sides with considerable care I can’t
see that it isn’t just as fair and legiti
mate a source of revenue as the prop
erty tax, the income tax, or any of our
Reviewing the arguments in favor
of a consumption excise tax, the speaker
pointed out that it not only served its
original purpose of raising a revenue,
but that it also reached a class of peo
ple who otherwise paid no tax. He was
referring to the transient populace that
owns no property and pays no tax, but
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There Will Be 18 Games Played This
Year With Only 7 at Home.
Coach Walker’s first call for baseball
found about forty candidates ready to
start spring training. The first prac
tice consisted of fundamentals and
bomberjng up exercises. Prospects are
looking good this year. With a good
number of letter men back and a flock
of freshmen, it looks as though .there
will be a merry chase for a job on the
varsity team this year.
Letter men back are: Captain
Fowler, Zeb Harrington, Tobe Crutch
field, “Lefty” Briggs, P. C. Walker,
C. H. Slaughter, David Shepherd, Hurley
Shepherd, Jim Brown, R. E. Sims, and
Canal (Cap’t) Clark.
Among the new men are: Robert
Munan, Howard Briggs, Norman Smith.
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Miss Mary Stout was a week-end
visitor on the hill.
Mr. Joshua Harrell is spending some
time at his home in Suffolk.