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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1928.
Delta Upsilon Kappa Held Its Ninth
Annual Banquet Saturday, March 10
Many Old Members Returned For
Miss Graham Rowland Was Toastmaster
The Delta Upsiloo Kappa Sorority of
Eion held its ninth annual banquet in
tbe Elon banquet hall on Saturday eve
ning. The hall was beautifully decorat
ed with palms and white tea roses. A
welcome was given the guests byi the
taastinaster, Miss Graham Rowland.
Mr. Dale 0. Saunders responded to the
welcome. During the evening readings
were given by Miss Gwendolyn Patton
and Hannah Newman. Miss Doll XTn-
4erwood sang, “There Are Fairies at
tbe Bottom of Our Garden.'' Miss
Mary Lee Foster also sang ‘‘Rio Rita.”
Many toasts were given by both old
and active members.
The honor guests present were: Mies
Attrice Kernodle, Mr. John Clapp, Dr.
and Mrs. E. W. Rowland, Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Foster, Dr. and Mrs. J. V. New
man, Mrs. D. P. Barrett, Mrs. W. P.
Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Barrett,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Patton.
The Alumni and their guests present
were: Clarence Lincoln, Hugh Wyatt.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark McAdams, Margaret
Rowland, J. E. Corbitt, Jr., Mary Lee
Foster, E. S. Johnson. Olyn Barrett, J.
Paul McNeil, Louise Watkins, J. B.
Newman, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Laine,
Gwendolyn Patton, A. B. Fogleman.
Anna Phillips, W. G. Stoner, Alberta
Atkinson, A. N. Green, Mr. and Mrs.
L. D. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Mid
dleton, Delores Morrow, John Barnwell,
Mary Nell Holland, A., W. Kelly, Freda
Dimmiek. Dave Miller, Mr. and Mrs.
P. D. Rudd, Tom Strader, Chester Strad
er, Lalah Durham, E. E. Kipka.
The active members and guests pres
ent were: Miss Graham Rowland, Mr.
Dale Saunders, Alma Rountree, Hinton
Kountree. Rosebud Kimball, E. W.
McCauley, Birdie Mary Rowland, H. S.
Alexander, Julia Lois Clem, Sidney
Jackson, Hannah Newman, Charles
Saunders, Placyde Thompson, F. D.
Eure, Doll Underwood, G. D. Kelly,
Bella Wicker, Roland Smith, Christine
Wicker, Joshua Harrell, Margaret Mof-
fitt, Glenn Womble, Ruth Kimball, E.
M. Stevenson, Alma Kimball, Brock
Jones, Ann Rawls, George Whitley,
Aleen May, J. L. Foster, Jr., Wautell
Lambeth, P. B. Barrett, Lois McAdams,
George Chandler, Johnnie Sharpe, Lin-
PAUL J.‘lllDROCr SIMP
SON AWARDED VARSITY “E”
‘Hardrock'* is Running Second in 0. C.
Pyle’s “Bunion Derby’*.
The varsity letter “E” was awarded
by the Elon College faculty athletic
committee this morning to Paul J.
Hardrock ’ ’ Simpson, Elon College
student and the south's only bona fide
entrant in C. C. Pyle's 3,400 mile
Bunion Derby" across the United
States, following the announcement this
morning that “Hardrock" had taken
second place in the 10th lap of the
marathon journey into Kingman, Ariz.,
only seven minutes behind Arthur New
ton. Rhodesian, the present leader of
A spontaneous ovation greeted the
announcement of “ Hardrock's" spec
tacular run yesterday by the Elon Col
lege students as it was announced at
the chapel service this morning, and the
student body voted unanimously to send
him a telegram of congratulations for
his splendid showing to date in the
long trek across California, and espe
cially on his performance yesterday, and
to assure him that the student bo'dy is
solidly behind him and pulling for him
to the last man.
Beginning the race Simpson took 11th
place the first day over a field of 275
contenders. After being out for sev
eral days and keeping well up in. the
first rank he was forced to drop back to
68th place in elapsed time because of
blisters on his feet, which slowed up his
pace, forcing him to a walking pace for
the greater part of a fifty mile stretch
one day. However, with the blisters
healed he set out to regain his lost time,
taking ninth place that day, and bring
ing his position up from 68th place to
29th in elapsed time. His spectacular
run yesterday in which he took second
place, is expected to give his elapsed
time a considerable boost, and while
no official announcement has been re
ceived here of his race standing, it is
cxpected that he will be rated well up
with the leading contenders.
NOTABLE SPEAKER AT
CHAPEL SERVICE ViED.
Dr. rrank E. Jenkins, President of Pied
mont College of Demorest, Ga., Talk
ed Along Line of Christian Union.
COACH WALKER IS PUTTIIIG
HIS SPAD THRO STIFF PACE
Every Man is Showing up Well in The
A SERIES OF
He Presented the Opportunities Offered
in the Teaching Profession in an In
spiring and Challenging Way.
The first address in the Vocational
Guidance series of addresses by men
distinguished in their various callings
was given on March 10, at chapel by
Dr, N. W. Walker, Dean of the School
of Education at the University of North
Carolina. Dean Walker set a high
standard for the Vocational Guidance
Course) in its first lecture. He present
ed the opportunities offered in the
teaching profession in an inspiring and
challenging way. Following his address,
he gave an hour of conference to in
dividual students, discussing with them
their problems' in preparation for teach
ing as their profession.
The teaching profession offers a great
chance for self-improvement, declared
Dean Walker. The teacher is concern
ed first of all with the making of men
and women and can not, therefore, be
self-centered. Three elements enter in
to the educational process, according to
Dean Walker. These elements are the
pupil, the teacher, and the means or
materials that the teacher uses to bring
about the desired changes in the pupil.
Dr. Walker spoke of the change in
the whole concept of education that
has taken place in the last quarter
century. The system has progressed
from the curriculum which every one
was expected to take to the various
schools that compose the mo'dern college
0/ university. Tn the various
fields of educational work today can use
Is'The Old South
Dv, Frank E. Jenkins, President of
Piedmont College of Demorest, Ga., the
chapel speaker at Elon College this
morning, compared in his speech the
conditions of the north and south as to
native born and foreign population and
the problems and challenges resulting.
Dr. Jenkins has recently returned
from an extended trip through the
northern states with their college glee
club which has been giving programs
in their churches in that section, and
spoke with feeling in regard to the con
ditions as to the large percentage of
foreign born population in these states,
and the challenge of the southern col
lege student in the part he is to play
in the Americanization of the immi
grants in upholding the principles and
ideals of the founders of our country.
Piedmont College is a young college
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Coach Walker has been putting his
baseball squad through stiff batting and
fielding practice for the past two weeks.
He has also been giving them consider
able drill in base sliding, and it is
comical to watch some of the rookies
scoop up a mouthful of sawdust as they
plow in to the sack.
All the letter iiien of last year are
coming through with unusually good
form. There are also several young
sters that are putting up a strong bid
for births in the infield. The outfield
is well taken care of with Sims, the
leading hitter of last year, showing his
usual good form. Other contenders for
the outer garden are: Clark, Walker,
Coggins, Duncan, and Merritt.
The infield is rapidly shaping itself
into a smooth running machine, show
ing two new faces, “Bed” Smith at
second, and H. Brigga hopping hot ones
at short. “Tobe” Crutchfield is hold-
down the initial sack in regular
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The largest clock :
. the world weighs
Alpha Pi Delta Leads In Scholarship
Made Highest Average, Wins Loving Cup
OUSIIIESS CLASS INSPECTS
Very Interesting and Helpful Informa
tion Was Obtained Tlirougli Courtesy
of Mr. Skinner.
(Bay N. Moses)
After describing the great material
and educational development which we
see around us, a speaker triumphantly
exclaimed, “We live in a New South;
the Old South is dead!” Now no one
wishes to turn the hands of the clock
back to the days when human slavery
was a corner-stone of our social struc
ture; for any fabric erected on that
base had to fall. But was there noth
ing wortlK keeping left from the) wreck
age of the Old South?
■‘Southerners have a technique of
hospitality and courtesy,” a Northern
gentleman said recently, “that we of
the North do not know how to equal.
I learned this fact from my reading,
but my observations among the South
erners of today make me doubt if it is
true. Many of the nice things which
you of the South are used to’ saying
have only the form and not the spirit
of courtesy. You do not feel the
sincere desire to insure the physical and
mental comfort of those who break
bread with you that your grandfathers
felt toward their guests. ’ ’
This is a serious indictment, and if
it is true, he was right in his conclusion
that. “The South needs a revival of
its old-time spirit of hospitality,
courtesy, and gallantry.” For in the
tradition of grace of manners, personi
fied in men like Eobert E. Lee, we have
a priceless heritage from the Old South.
This tradition must be kept alive, for so
ciety in general will always need the
Old South’s charming social virtues.
Prof. Ralph B. Tower, head of the
business department, too'k his class on
an inspection trip through the Credit
Bureau of The Chamber of Commerce,
this department is one of the two in
the State which is so organized. The
business firms in the city are eligible
for membership, upon paying a mem
bership fee of twenty-six dollars per
year. The services and information of
this bureau are furnished to its mem
bers free of charge upon becoming af-
filiate^ with the bureau. Information
blanks are sent out to the members, and
are filled out by the business houses.
These inquiries call for th« names of
customers, their credit rating, occupa
tion, ability, character, capital and their
general record, from this information
master card is made out and filed for
future use and service to the members
of the association.
Mr. Skinner, Secretary of the Bureau,
was very kind, to the group of students
that were given the privilege of this
opportunity to observe a business de
partment of this kind, and its operation.
He had a well outlined program that
was presented to the “knowledge seek
ers’' in a practical way. Several actual
calls came into the office, desiring in
formation concerning the credit rating
of a customer, these inquiries were
cleared, and an explanation given of all
phases of the operation. The master
card system was explained as to how
it was made up, and how the secretary
and the assistants revised the card to
keep it up to date by mailing a^ in
formation blank to the merchants every
month. This system is of inestimable
value to the merchants, and has no
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BDSIHESS CLUB HAD FOORTH
OF A SERIES OF LECTURES
Mr. T. D. Blair, of Greensboro, Who is
Associated With Pilot Life Insurance
Co., Gave a Very Instructive Lecture.
Delta Upsilon Kappa Lost by Only ,0
of a Point.
During the last semester the so-cial
club committee of Elon College decided
to award a loving cup to that social
club which made the highest average
grades during the fall semester of 1927.
This cup is to be held by the winning
social club for one semester and then
goes to the social club for the coming
semester that makes the highest aver
age grade for the spring semester of
1928. Any social club holding this cup
for two years becomes the permanent
owner of it.
The grades for the 1927 fall semester
have just been averaged and aro as
Alpha Pi Delta 84.35%
Delta Upsilon Kappa-.. 83.69%
Tau Zeta Phi 83.00%
Kappa Psi Nu 82.93%
Beta Omicron Beta 82.27%
Certain members of the remaining
social clubs had not yet completed their
fall term examinations, they having had
to go home on account of sickncss or
some other excusable trouble. With the
grades already in for these scoial clubs
the average is as follows:
Pi Kappa Tau 83.54%
Iota Tau Kappa 74.05%
In accordance with the ruling of the
social club committee the loving cup
was awarded at chapel services on
Thursday morning to the Alpha Pi
Delta Social Club. It was announced
that the Delta Upsilon Kappa Social
Olijli was a ^loae second in the rf»ce for
It is hoped that this award will
stimulate each social club and each
member thereof to a higher degreoi of
efficiency and scholarship.
MR.ARTHUR KRAFT, TENOR,
DELIGHTS LARGE AUDIENCE
Last Alamance County Concert
Course of the Season a Big
Mr. T. D. Blair, of Greensboro, ad
dressed the business club Wednesday
afternoon. His lecture was along the
line of insurance, as that is his profes
sion. He first laid a back ground that
made his point more realistic. In
choosing a business which you intend to
follow there are four points to take in
to consideration. 1. Does the particular
business satisfy some human need?
2. Does it offer an opportunity for ad
vancement in the future? 3. How con
structive is the business that I am
thinking of? 4. What is the compensa
tion of the business, does it afford a
profit that is worth while? Mr. Blair
brought out the; above points in the
most pleasing and instructive way. He
went on to say that in choosing a line
of business to fo'llow, choose something
The Sennor Dam, on the Nile, near
Makwar, is the largest and longest dam
in the world. This dam is 9,925 feet
Pleased by Noted Singer.
On Wednesday evening, March 7,
1928, Arthur Kraft, noted tenor, gave
a very delightful concert. He has a
remarkably pleasing voice and his clear
diction makes his singing doubly at
tractive. Most of his selections were
given in English with the exception of
a group in German and a selection or
two in French. Mr. Kraft was very
liberal with hie encores. His pleasing
personality, combined with his lovely
singing made him most charming to his
The Alamance County Concert Course
for this season has been unusually good,
efich concert delightful in itself, and
adding to the attractiveness of the
whole. Those of us who availed our
selves of this opportunity feel more
Mr. Jimmie Green, a student here
during the years, ’24-’26, is now a stu-
will contribute to society and to ^ the Department of Commerce at
the betterment of civilization. Turning
from the back ground of his talk, he
took the subject of insurance and its
benefit to the human race, the policy
of the insurance companies, what their
aim is, how they help to develop the
country as a whole. Insurance is a
benefit in several different ways. When
a man carries an insurance policy he is
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State College, Raleigh. N. C. Mr. Green
will graduate there.
Mr. David Miller, ’22, principal of
the Altamahaw High School of this
county, was on the hill Sunday.
860 persons per square