WHERE WILL YOU BE
JGK, ■, C.
FEOM TODAY ? ?
BE THE VOICE, NOT THE ECHO”
ELON COLLEGE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH i, 1928
Tau Zeta Phi Sorority Gives The
Initial Banquet Of The Season
Many Alumni and Guests Are'
Present to Enjoy Hospitality I
of Club. I
Students and Faculty Members Gave a
DeUghtful Program While a Five
Course Dinner Was Served,
Miss Powell is Toastmistress.
Thei Tau Zeta Phi Sorority held its
sixth annual banquet Saturday evening,
February 25th, 1928, in the banquet hall
of the college. The club colors, green
and gold were carried out artistically.
The hall was simply but beautifully
decorated with cut flowers and ferns.
During the evening there was a splen
did program rendered. Miss Caroline
Powell gave the address of welcome to
which Mr. J. E. Cooper of Ealeigh re
sponded. The old members were wel
comed by Miss Mildred Arledge, to
which Miss Gladys Yates responded.
A beautiful violin solo was given by
Miss Mary Wilson, accompanied by
Prof. Velie gave a witty response to
the faculty toast. Mrs. M. W. Hoo'k,
who has been, a sister since the begin
ning of the sorority gave a very in
teresting History of Tau Zeta Phi.
Miss Sara Deaton then gave a read
ing which w'as followed by a vocal solo
given by Mrs. C. J. Velie.
An elaborate five course dinner was
lerved. also carrying out the color
Those present were as follows: Prof.
and Mrs. C. J! Velie, Mrs. Frances J.
Ring and her daughter, Mrs. Ninabuck.
Prof. and Mrs. J. A. ‘ Homaday, Mrs.
Alice Corboy, Miss Louise Savage, Prof.
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BIBLIC/IL PLSy ‘THE ROCr
TO eE GIVEN IIEXI suifony
Tlie Story Depicts Simon Peter Develop
ing From the Enthusiastic Follower
of Jesus Into a Man of the Utmost
CHOSEN AS A PRIZE PLAY
The Biblical play, “The Eock,” to be
presented next Sunday evening is a
prize play of the Drama League of
America, and has been chosen by the
Century company in their volume of
the “Best Religious Plays in 1924.’^ It
is the story of Simon Peter, depicting
his development from the enthusiastic,
ambitious, over-confident follower of
Jesus into a man of the utmost humility.
After discovering, himself to be a cow
ard and traitor, all his self-love dies and
he catches a vision of the true meaning
of his name—“Peter—the Eock.”
The character of Simon Peter will be
portrayed by Maurice Carrow. Other
parts will be taken as follows:
Adina, Peter’s wife—Alma Rountree.
Deborah, the mother of Adina—Euth
Ucal. Adina’s uncle—Frank Alex
Mary of Magdala—Graham Rowland.
Pandira, a Greek—T. D. Eure, Jr.
Titus, a Roman ofiieer—William Beat
Agur, a Physician—Euodias Knight.
Servants—Palmer Barrett, Darden
The scenes of the first two acts take
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BySINESS m HAD IT’S
THIRD MEETING THIS fEilR
College Publications Were Thoroughly
Discussed as to Their Management
and Financing hy C. W. Kipka, Man
aging Edftor of Maroon and (Jold.
Mr. Blair, of Greensboro, Will
Speak March 5th to Business
Review And Summary Of Recent
Basket Ball Season At Elon
CANDIDATESFOH BASE BALL
ALDEAOY WODKING HADD
I Vocational Guidance Course Is
I Sponsored By Maroon And Gold
The Business Club had another good
lecture, which was given by C. W.
Kipka, a student in the business de
partment. Mr. Kipka being connected
with the financing as well as the man-
•igiug of our college paper, gave many
good points in connection with this
paper and its functions from the busi
ness standpoint. Mr. Kipka also made
several good suggestions as to what
improvements could be made and men
tioned those that had been made. A
general idea of the college publication
was well brought out and developed.
After Mr. Kipka’s well delivered and
illustrated lecture a proposed selection
of a staff for next year was diagram
med and suggested by Prof. Tower.
Another lecture will be given on
March 5, by Mr. Blair, representative
of the Pilot Life Insurance Company.
Don’t fail to be present.
SENIDB GLASS HAS lAANy
The Squad Took a Northern Trip and
Played Many Colleges Tliat Had
Never Been on Elon Scliedule.
Many Old Men Will Endeavor to Hold
Their Former Positions Against a
Horde of New Material.
PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT
Its Members Have Been Influential in
The Literary, Athletic, Social, and
All Other Phases of College Life.
Will Always Hold Their Motto
“Be the Voice, Not the
Some of the Most Eminent Men in
Their Respective Professions
Will Appear on Program.
Idea is Not to Induce Students to Enter
Any Particular Vocation But to Pre
sent the Facts so They Can Choose
nVE VOCATIONS REPRESENTED
It is a sad truth that many Freshmen
sl^irt their college course haphazardly,
»ith no definite goal to work toward,
it is a sadder truth that many stu-
•Jents reach their Senior year a?5 un-
leeided as they were when they started,
fs there no way we can improve upon
situation? The Maroon and G-old
staff have considered this question and
kave reached a solution to the problem.
It had been said that experience is
best of teachers, but we would
progress very slowly if we could not
profit by the experience of others.
Realizing this, the Maroon and G-old
*taff has decided to* start a Vocational
“'-•Hure Course, beginning next week,
have secured five speakers who will
' us to decide on our life work.
of these speakers will represent
of the following vocations: Educa-
tiou, Ministry, Medicine, Law, and
Journalism. Each will have for his sub
ject: “The Opportunities That Mj''
Profession Offer to* a College-bred Man
Itl will not be the purpose of these
‘peakers to attempt to persuade you
^^at their profession, is the most worth-
but to help you to decide
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ALAMANCE CDDNTf ARTISTS
GDDBSE ANNDONCE FINAL
Arthur Kraft, Tenor and Noted Soloist,
Sings in Whitley Auditorium Wed
nesday, March 7th.
HAS AGREEABLE VOICE
Arthur Kraft, distinguished American
Tenor, will present a program in Whit
ley Auditorium, Wednesday evening,
The Kraft recital, the last of the
Alamance County Concert Course,
promises to be one of unusual interest.
The artist is a distinguished lyric tenor
with a pleasing personality and will
give a program that should appeal to* all,
Mr. Kraft has an agreeable, flexible
voice which he employs skillfully. His
singing, as| singing, would give pleasure
in itself, but he commends himself to
attention etill more by the intelligence
and taste shown in his interpretations.
His singing has a genuine quality to
it. He not only produces tone and sus
tains a melodic line with uncommon art
but he alsff enunciates with the most
Those who have been privileged to
hear Mr. Kraft look forward to his re
cital here with anticipation of a real
Misses Graham and Birdie Rowland
spent the week-end at their home in
September 3, 1924, we began our col
lege career and matriculated for the
September 6, 1924.—Our first faculty
reception was held in the West Dormi
The next week the Sophomores be
gan extending their very cordial and
warm welcome to us. Quite a few
scenes around the old tank and up in
the girls’ gymn will long be remember
November 1, 1924, our first class meet
ing. and judging from the stump
speeches, our class had already had some
experience in politics. E. W. McCauley
was our first president; Robert Byrd,
vice president; Ruth Lyerly, secretary,
and Mabel Michael, treasurer. Prof.
J. W. Barney our sponsor, and green
and white were our chosen colors.
(These colors were thought appropriate
at the time of selection). “Be the
voice and not the echo,” ie the motto
we have tried to follow.
December—Exams! Will we ever be
able to forget how terrified we were
during these? Finally Christmas came,
and we were home again with the ex
ception of a few Georgians and Ala
January 6.—Matriculation was not so
difiicult for us this tim».
January 13.—Quite a few freshmen
were taken into the Various social clubs
on the hill.
Spring passed happily, and soon com
mencement came. Will we survive until
we are seniors!
September 2, 1925.—Matriculation
again. How glad we were to be back
and to think we were the Sophs.
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It is too early in the season to make
any definite predictions concerning the
coming baseball season. As yet only
preliminary work has been done. The
task of getting arms and legs in shape
and the eye on the ball in “pepper
games.” batting practice, and running
bases is all that has been attempted.
The loss of four Seniors who were
regulars on the team last year will be
greatly* felt. The positions at first, sec
ond, and third base vacated by Gilliam,
Crutchfield, and Hoyle leave the infield,
an open battle for new candidates. It
will b^ no easy job to fill the place of
Captain Braxton in centerfield as well
as he filled it. However, these vacan
cies should be well filled from the
wealth of new material this year. Sims,
Wallver, Slaughter, and Clark, all letter
men, will make strong bids for outfield
positions. Zeb Harrington is back in
the infield. Red Smith, Howard Briggs,
and Tobe Crutchfield are making strong
bids for infield positions. Dave Shep
herd is meeting opposition behind the
bat from Norman Smith, The big boy
is hitting them hard.
Tlie pitching staff should be unusually
good this season. Captain Fowler and
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Men Showed Up Very Good
Throughout The Season.
NEWMAN LEADING SCORER
The season was opened with Proximity
r. M. C. A. playing here before the
holidays. We won this game but lost
a return game before the team was
back in shape following the Christmas
We entertained Guilford on our home
floor to open the college season. This
was a fast, hard-fought game from
which we emerged victors by a single
point. Catawba came next to be de
feated by a safe margin.
The seven game northern trip was
begun auspiciously by upsetting the
dope in a hard-earned win over Hamp-
den-Sidney. We lost to good teams at
Roanoke and Morris-Harvey. In a well
played game we lost to Defiance by two
points. With Newman scoring 24 points
we defeated Ohio State Normal. We
met Muskingum, one of the best teams
in Ohio, and were defeated. On the
return trip we lost to Bliss College.
This trip was hard on the players.
Traveling all day and playing at night,
the team was tired and could not show
its best. They met a different brand
of basketball from that which is played
in the South and found it difBcult to
adapt themselves to the rougher game.
They showed a good fighting spirit and
left a good impression of themselves
every where they went.
After a few days rest we played
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Paul ”Hardrock’’ Simpson Leaves
Los Angeles For New York March 4
DDD PDESIOENT APPEARS
His Address Was Interesting, Practical
and Comprehensive, Compares Grad
uates to Ripe Fruit.
Elon Alumni Are Lauded.
In an illuminating address given Sun
day evening, Dr. Harper brought us to
see that the character and life attitudes
of the alumni of a college are the best
criteria by which to judge whether or
not the institution is really Christian.
The student body is comparable to
developing, immature fruit; but the
alumni are the ripe fruits by which a
collegc niny be known.
Elon is justly proud of its alumni.
Their lives have been of such a high
type that it has been asserted that no
Elon graduate has evei* been convicted
of any crime. Many of them are render
ing noble service to their fellowmen.
By the lives of its alumni, Elon is prov
ed to be a Christian college.
We students of today will be the
alumni of future years. The characters
and achievements of Elon's alumni
challenge us to walk in their steps and
thus to bring added glory to the name
of our school. They faced temptations
and trials such as we know and they had
the vision and courage to set their feet
on the higher grounds of life. Let us
do as well. The spirit of our college
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350 Men of All Sizes, Shapes, Ages
and Colors Have Entered^ the
3,500 Mile Race.
Oldest is Sixty-Five While Youngest is
TO RUN SIXTY-FIVE DAYS
Los Angeles, Cal.
Feb. 21, 1928.
My dear Handsome:
I received your kind letter today, and
I sure do thank you for letting me know
that the student body is behind me.
Here are the main details of the
It is promoted by C. C. Pyle, other
wise known as “Cash and Carry” Pyle
or “Cross Country” Pyle, manager of
the New York Yankee football team,
and the man that boomed Red Grange.
We start from Los Angeles, Cali
fornia March 4th, 1928, and end in New
York May 9th, 1928.
There are about three hundred and
fifty entries in the race from practically
every nation in the world. I am the
only entry south of Maryland. There
is one boy listed from South Carolina,
but his home is in New Jersey. He is
a student at the University of South
Carolina, therefore he entered from
Our oldest entry is sixty-five years
old, and, our youngest entry is listed as
eighteen, but I don’t believe he is over
Our largest entry is six feet, two
inches tall and weighs two hundred and
fifteen pounds. Our smallest entry is
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