ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1928
SEVEN MEN HAVE RECEIVED BASKET BALL MONOGRAMS THIS YEAR
THOMAS B. HAMRICK WAS
BIiECTED captain of ’29 TEAM
Pan Long “Hawkeye” Newman and
“Tobe'* Crutchfield Finished Their
Baskefball Career at Elon This Year.
Letters have been awarded to seven
weDibers of the Elon College basketball
team by the Faculty Committee, and
Thom-as B. Hamrick, of Leaksville, has
been elected Captain of the 1929 team
by his teammates, following the close
of the basketball season Thursday night
Those who received the “E” award
are: Earl Sims, Dan Newman, Clarence
Crutchfield, Thomas Hamrick, Zac
\^lker, Paul Caddell, Vernon Briggs.
Hamrick and Walker played their first
year on the team this season and the
othef five men have had from two to
The team will lose Newman and
Crutchfield because they have parti
cipated their full time on the varsity
squad. It also appears that Briggs
will not be available for the team next
ypar as he does not plan to return to
college, but •efforts are being made to
have him change his mind.
The election of Hamrick as Captain
of the next year’s squad was not at
all a surprise to the students and play
ers, but since he/ will only be a second
year man, it is a very exceptional honor.
His outstanding ability as a player has
made him show up exceptionally well
on the Elon team and gained for him
the honoT of serving as its Captain for
his second vear.
eysiNEss im m elon
IS TO HAVE
Mr. Skinner, Secretary of Chamber of
Commerce of Burlington, is Aiding
Prof. Tower in Drawing up a Schedule
of Leading Business Men to Lecture
to This Group of Ambitious Students.
Through the courtesy of Mr. H. B.
Skinner, Secretary of the Burlington
Chamber of Commerce, the students of
business are assured of a complete pro
gram of addresses by leading business
men, for the remainder of the year.
Among the types of industry repre
sented M’ill be hosiery, cotton textiles,
building and loan, banking, furniture,
automobile, and public utility.
A cordial invitation to attend these
meetings is extended to all .students
and faculty menibers of Elon College.
Speakers with their subjects and the
dates on which they will address the
business group will be announced later.
Plans are also under w'ay for closer
co-operation between the department of
Economics and Business Administration
and the Burlington Chamber of Com-
nierce in tl^e matter of student employ
ment; and it is hoped that, in the near
future, a regular employment service
for students of business may be de
AT HINES CHAPEL CHyOCH
Iota Tail Kappa Fraternity Staged Its
5th Annual Banquet Saturday Evening
Rev. G. H. Veazey Gave Interesting
Talk on “Exemplifying Christ In
The Individual Life.”
VARSITY BASEBALL SEASON
OPENS WITH MANY MEN I
Captain Fowler and Lefty Briggs Head
FBESHiAEII CLASS HAO
MOST SPIRITED MEETING
‘Make The Best Better” Was Chosen
For Their Motto. •
Varsity baseball for 1928 at Elon
College will officially begin Monday.
The mere zealous aspirants for base
ball fame have been working out for
the past week. The workouts have con
sisted chieily of running around the
track in order to limber the winter
stiffened muscles. Several letter men.
also, have been doing a little informal
practice the last few days in order to
I snap into it when Coach Walker of
ficially opens up regular practice.
Captain A. F. Fo'wler, Jr., and Lefty
Briggs. hurlers-de-liLxe of la«t year’s
fame, are the two aces on the pitching
Sims, who led the Elon team in bat
ting last year, with an average of .350,
will again cover the right pasture.
Ccnterfield is left vacant by graduation
of 'Captain Braxton last year. P. C.
Walker will have his old berth in the
left pasture. On the inner circle, there
will be “Red” Smith, a new addition
to the team, who is touted to play on
the initial sack. Second and third
bases are open with “Zeb” Harrington
to hop liot ones at short. “Old Reli
able,” David Shepherd will hold them
down at the plate. •
This season gives promise of being
one of the most succBssful seasons for
baseball in the history of the institu
Tuesday, after chapel, the Freshmen
had quite a spirited class meeting. The
main topic discussed was the' Freshman-
Sophomore debate for this year. After
a Iiot discussion it was decided to have
the annual debate.
Among the other matters taken up
was the choice of class colors, class
flowers, and motto. After some argu-
n-ont the class decided on blue and gold
foT the colors. For the class flower the
yellow rose was chosen. The clas^ mot
jto selected was, “Make The Best Bet
GIVE EXCELLENT RECITAL
The shrew is the smallest mammal in
thC: world. It is often less than 1^
inches in length. He is puny but
pugnacious, common yet cannibalistic.
One egg of an ostTieli contains as
much as two dozen hens’ eggs.
The students of the Elon Conserva
tory gave their regular recital in the
chapel last Thursday afterno'on.
The program consisted of a number
of piano and vocal seleclions which
Vi'ere enjoyed by the audience.
These recitals given every two weeks
afford the students an opportunity to
gain experience in public performance
as well as entertaining other students
Those appearing on the program for
piano solos were: Mattie Cox, Maedelle'
Lambeth, Winona Morris, Frances
Devinney. Mabel Barrett, Frances
Chandler, Lois McAdams, Elizabeth
Barney and Edith Lockey. Vocal solos
were given by Sara Rogers, Gardener
Underhill and Allen Laxton.
The teachers and pupils are to be
commended on their work as evidenced
in these recitals, the next of which is to
be March 15.
The ostrich will eat and most any-
tliing. He has been known to eat
knives and ev.eji watches.
Rhode Island is the most densely
populated state in the United States.
It has 566 persons per square mile.
On Sunday morning, March 4, at
eleven o’clock, five of the young min
isters of Elon College representing the
Ministerial Association, were cordially
welcomed to Hines Chapel Christian
church, by both pastor, Rev. J. G. Green,
and’ people, where they rendered a pro
gram at the regular church service
Rev. G. H. Veazey w^as the leader and
the subject was, “Exemplifying Christ
in the Individual Life.” The following
program was given:
Hymn, by the choir.
Prayer, by the Pastor.
Quartette, by the Ministerial Quar
tette, G. H. Veazey. Joe French, C. ,C.
Dollar and E. E. Brittle.
The four great imperatives were dis
cussed in four sermonettes as follows:
I Ought. Rev. K. E. Brittle; I Can, Rev.
Joe French; I Will, Rev. G. S. Hunt;
I Have, Rev. C. C. Dollar. These four
great imperatives were discussed as ap
plied to the subject. These topics were
presented so as to* be practical and help
ful to both those who took part and
those who listened. This was followed
by another quartette number and clos
There was a large audience present,
which was very attentive and appreci
The Ministerial Association is doing
a fine work going to churches wherever
invited, giving such programs which are
inspiring, being of a high religioiis
nature, and helpful to those giving the
DR. N. W. WALKER IS TO
SPEAKE AT ELON FRIDAY
This is The First of a Series of Lec
tures to Be Sponsored by Maroon
and Gold on “Vocational Guidance
DEPT. OF EXPRESSION AND
PUBLIC SPEAKING BEGINS
REREBSAL ON ANOTHER PLAY
Miss Emily Johnston, Head of This
Dept., Has Chosen the Play, “Second
Childhood,” For The Second of a
Series of Entertainments.
Miss Emily Johnston, head of the De
partment of Expression and Public
Speaking, is rehearsing for another play.
“Second Childhood” is the play to: be
given and March 23rd is the date. The
play is a farce in three acts by Zellah
Covington and Jules Simonson taken
from the original production of Nath
aniel Edward Reeid. The author is
nationally known among colleges and
high schools and is very much interest
ed in amateur dramatics. He attends
all the New York shows to criticize and
select the ones suitable for high schools
and colleges. He then eliminates all
phrases, or parts that are not in keep
ing with the most conventional institu-
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SPOKE AT CHAPEL SERVICE
Mrs. H. H. A. Beach is On© of Leadins
Musicians of Country.
Mrs. H. H. A. Beach, famousi music
composer, was a visitor at the Elon
College cliapel services Friday, and
spoke to the college students on the
subject of “Sounds.”
Mrs. Beach is visiting Dr. Opie of
Burlington, and came to* the Elon chapel
service on the invitation of President
Mrs. Beach spoke of Sounds as com
paring the noises of common life and
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Dr. N. W. Walker of Chapel Hill,
.prominent leader in the field of Educa
tion, will speak at Chapel Service Fri-
dav morning. Dr. Walker is Acting
Dean of the School of Education at the
University of North^ Carolina, and" also
professor of Education in that institu
tion. He is Secretary of the North Car
olina Association of Colleges, and
past president of the Association of
Colleges O'f Secondary Schools in the
Southern State^. For many years he
has been director of the Summer School
at the University of North Carolina.
He.is also editor of the “North Caro
lina High School Journal.” Dr. Walk
er is a recognized leader in public edu
cation and is much in demand for High
School and College addresses.
• Dr. Walker is the first speaker of the
Vocational Guidance Course. His sub
ject will be. “What Opportunities the
Educational Field Offers to a College-
bread Man or Woman?” He is an able
speaker and every student should take
advantage of the opportunity to hear
Macco. a small Portuguese possession
on the coast of China has 18,667 in
habitants per square mile. It is the
most densely populated country in the
SOPHS WIN CONTEST
We had three competent judges
to judge the issues that were
sponsored by the classes. Yon
-will notice that the “Sophs” took
two first places. This bids well
for next year’s Maroon and Gold
as this is the class who will
sponsor the paper next year." The
issues were all very good, and we
think the contest was quite a
success. The votes of the judges
are as follows:
Judge Number One
Judge Number Two
Judge Number Three
The Fraternity Colors of Ked and Black
Were Carried Out in Most Elaborate
Manner, Displaying a Cabin Effect to
House 76 Guests.
The Iota Tau Kappa gave its fifth
annual banquet, Saturday evening,
March 3, 1928 in the Y. M. C. A.
banquet hall. The liall was beautifully
(Ic-eorated with red and black, the frat-
The cabin scheme was carried out in
a most attractive and elaborate way,
red and black streamers forming a roof-
like figure overhead and extending
streamers to the floor, making a cosy,
cabin combination. The rostrum was
decorated as though an annex to the
cabin,and was beautifully arranged witrh
red lighting effcct. Around the walls
of the cabin potted ferns wore very
A five course dinner was served while
Thornton’s twelve-piece symphony or
chestra furnished appropriate dinner
music. The program was interesting
and w'ell rendered.
W. E. McCauley, toastmaster, gave
a welcome address to which Miss Malva
Hight, responded in a very pleasing
manner. H. T. Efird made a toast to
the members Ex-collegio to which J. M.
Fix, Jr., responded. C. W. Kipka gave*
a toast to the honorary members in
troducing them by giving a short poem
that characterized each. Mr. N. F.
Brannock's response, which was full of
wit. brought out the significance of the
three Greek letters, I, T. K. M. G.
Stanley rendered a beautiful solo, ac
companied by Miss Mary Stout at the
piano. This was followed by a selected
number on the clarinet by Prof. R. B.
Tower, accompanied by Mrs. Towner.
The program was concluded by a musi
cal reading, “The Usual Way” by Miss
Frances Sterrctt, accompanied by Miss
Invited guests were:
Dr. and Mrs. J. U. Newman, Miss
Savage. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rich, Misses
Emily Johnston, Frances Sterrett,
Muriel Winecoff, Aleen May, Myra;
Perry, Mary Stout, Odessa Craddock,
Lila Newman, Margaret Johnston,
Placeyde Thompson, Melva Hight, Vir
ginia Melker. Alma Kimball, Nora
Lane, Marjorie Moore, Alyse Smith,
Alberta Roberts, Lillian Underwood,
Anna Laura Holland, Rudelle Thompson,
Gene Gruff, Elizabeth Neal, Verdie
Phillips, Virginia Brown, Bruce Cates,
Fannie Glen Elder, Elizabeth Peake,
Elsie Jones. Merline Dunlap.
Honorary Members—President and
Mrs. Harper, Dean and Mrs. A. L. Hook,
Prof. and Mrs. R. B. Tower, Dr and
Mrs. N. F. Brannock, Prof. and Mrs.
J. W. Barney.
Old Men—J. M. Fix, Jr., J. R. Bark
er. J. L. Hiatt, W, C. Elder, F. J. Al-
liston, and M. G. Stanley.
Active Men—H. A. Branner, C. V.
Buggs, Jr., Howard Briggs, Fred Cad
dell, M. W. Cannon. Ralph Coggins,
H. T. Efirds, D. E. Eure. N. D. Eure,
T. A. FoTvler, O. W. Jones, B. D. Jones,
C. W, Kipka, E. E. Kipka, E. W. Me- -
Auley, D. L. Newman, E. R. Ray, G. E'.
Ring, R. E. Sims, Jr., C. H. Slaughter,,
C. J. Thomas. J. W. Vanhook, P. C.
Walker, R. C. Wightman, Jr.
The Ashokan Dam, Olive Bridge, N.
Y., is 252 feet .high, 4,650 feet long and
has a storage capacity of 130,400,000,-
000 gallons. It cost $31,067,000 to build
this dam. - .
There is a tortoise in Cape To%vn,
South Africa whose estimated-age iS'
1200 years. , . ' , -m:-