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WHAT THE CiRCH HAS
TO OFfER 10 111
(Bv Rev. Charles Stelzle)
The Church Brings an Authentic Mes
sage Concerning God Which Leads to
the Secret of All Worth-While Living.
It recog'nizes the universal hunger for
Ood, and the possibility of communion
with Him. Jt reveals God as a living,
Personal Force. It offers a partnership
with God in the completion of the task
of perfecting the world.
The Church Offers Acquaintanceship
With the Great Men of the Past.
In the lives of prophets and heroes
and in the life of Jesus Christ, the
Church holds up the ideals by which
character and achievement must be
measured. In the call to help build
the Kingdom of God on earth, the
Church presents - the purpose which
gives deeper meaning to everything men
do. It releases through human lives
the transformed power of God. It gives
men a long view of life—from the
great civilization of the past to the
The Church Offers a Fellowship With
The Great Host of Believers Through
out the World.
It gives :an opportunity to work with
other men for the cultivation of the
flpjritu£ll life and for increasing the
■stotk .of goodness in the world. It of-
ifers members]iip in an organization
which thinks iu terras of world rela-
•tions. It is the oldest and most honor
able organization in existence. There
iis no government or business or society
or aJlizuj^jo oi- interests that touches so
many people in so many ways as organ
ized religion. Ih spite of its acknowl
edged weakness, the Church is the best
institution that has ever been founded
'Upon this earth. No other organization ,
of any character, whatsoever, can com-
;pete with it in earnest and inspiring
loyalty on the part of its members.
The Churcih Offers a Comradeship of
While it urges private devotion, it
brings men together so that they may
receive the inspiration which comes
frormi united worship; and to this end
it provides a vast storehouse of aids so
that men may "practice the presence
of God.*'^ This comradeship is the
greatest brotherhood in existence. It
includes all humanity, regardless of its
rank, or creed, or color, or economic
eondition. It embraces all classes of
men, from the humblest penitent to the
most gifted saint.
The Church Offers to Men the Most
Inspiring Task in the World.
It giv-es them a view of life which
lifts them out of themselves and re
lates them to vast purposes. It has a
world-wide program of social adjust
ment, sanctioned and empowered by re
ligion, It offers mo'dern men a fighting
chance in the great struggle to improve
thq conditions of life here on earth. It
asks men to devote their best talents,
their keenest wisdom, and their highest
genius in making this world what it
ought tc be.
The Church Offers' the Greatest Moral
Adventure in Human Experience.
It gives a program for personal liv
ing; a social passion that will build a
i»ew social order; a vital contact with
the great elements of culture; a faith
that destroys all fear; a source of
power unparalleled; a place of leader*
*hip for every man who possesses real
ability; an assurance of ultimate vic
The Church Offers Oomradeship With
Jesus in All the Affairs of Life.
It gives men a clearer understanding
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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, THURSDAY. MARCH 22, 1928
Alpha Pi Delta Fraternity Gave Its Third
Annual Banquet Saturday, March 17
Banquet Hall Was Beautifully Decorat
ed With the Frats Colors of
Crimson and Gold.
Paul G. Hook, Toastmaster,
Gave Welcome Address.
The Alphi Pi Welta Fraternity gave
its third annual banquet, Saturday,
March 17, 1928, in the Elon banquet
hall. The hall was beautifully decorat
ed with crimson and gold, the fraternity
The guest of honor formed a line
across the hall and greeted each of the
guests with a hearty handshake and a
friendly smile. After a warm and
hearty welcome all were ushered into
the club room where each of the invited
guests registered iu a large memory
book that was secured for the occasion.
After registration they were ushered to
their respective seats, and then the fun
A five course dinner was served while
the Reynolds symphony orchestra, of
Greensboro, N. C., furnished appropri
ate dinner music.
The gad of the weather seemed to
be very much peeved, or perhaps he
was envious of the occasion. The angry
winds howled and begged for entrance,
and the rain fell in torrents, but in the
PAUL lAROROCr SIMPSON
IS STILL III THE RACE
j Former Elon Student is Holding
His Ovm With Large Field of
Runners in C. C. Pyle’s “Bunion
Hardrock” Has Been Awarded Sweat
er With the Letter E Unanimously
by Faculty and Student Body.
banquet hall there was only sunshine
Handsome” Hook, toastmaster,
gave a welcome address tof which Miss
Virginia Brown, responded in a very
pleasing manner. Dwight Mast gave
toast to the guests to which Miss
Carolina Powell responded. R. E.
Brittle gave a toast to the faculty to
which Prof. Powell responded. Miss
Lucy Boone rendered a very beautiful
solo, accompanied by Miss Merline Dun
lap at the piano. Percy Hudson gave a
toast to the brotherhood, to which Miss
Emily Johnson responded with a read
ing that was enjoyed by all. C. C.
Foushee rendered the “static” of the
evening, to which Dr. Brannock respond
ed. P. N. Laxton gave a very beauti
ful violin selection, accompanied by
Miss Lucy Boone.
The honorary guests were; Prof. and
Mrs. L. D. Martin, Prof. and Mrs. T. E.
Powell, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Alexander,
Dr. and Mrs. N. F. Brannock, Dr. and
Mrs. W. A. Harper, Prof. and Mrs. A.
L. Hook, and Miss Emily Johnson.
The alumni and their guests present
were: M. A. McLeod, Nannie Graham,
A. B. Johnson, Lo' Dosca Hodges, M.
M. Johnson, Nomni Dameron, Lyman
Angel, Minnie Sue Summers.
The active members and guests pres
ent were: Esther Brookshire, Frank
Alexander, Effie Stephens, Twimam
Andrews, Caroline Powell, Dewey Mast,
Merline Dunlap, Clyde Foushee, Carrie
Teague, Guy Alexander, Ollie Burgess,
Aytch York, Lucy Boone, Edward Isley,
Anna Johnson, Carl Dollar, Louis© Mc
Pherson, David Shepherd, Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Brown, Susie Elder, Allen Laxton,
Nancy Poole, Kenneth Hook, Velma
Smith, Hurley Shepherd, Virginia
Brown, Paul Hook, Miriam Carter, Per
cy Hudson, Mabel Holt, Romie Davis,
Ollie Little,, Pauline Davis, Vyzell Den-
.son, Ritchie Brittle.
Paul, “Hardrock,” Simpson is still
going strong. In the student body at
Elon College and the surrounding neigh
borhood that one sentence thrills every
heart. To others it might be well to
state that ‘‘Hardrock” is a native of
Alamance County, North Carolina, a
former holder of the trophy for the
best high schoo'l distance runner in the
state, a captain of the track of Elon
College for one year, and at the present
time, the only entrant in the South, or
south of Maryland, in C. C. Pyles trans
Elon College is proud of the record
being made by one of her students.
This marathon race is from Los
Angeles to New York, a distance of 3,400
miles, and the number of days it will
last is sixty-five, each day being term
ed ‘‘one lap.” About 350 men, the
best distance runners the world affords
entered, but a great many have already
fallen by the roadside, for only 127
now survive. “Hardrock,” however,
is a survival of the “fittest.” He came
iu second on the tenth lap, being only
a few minutes behind the great British
runner, Newton. Then, too, he led the
entire field for eighteen hours of this
lap, and later reports say that he is
still going strong.
In honor of his splendid performance
the student of Elon gave him a vote
of appreciation and sent him a telegram
assuring him that they are back of him.
Also', the Athletic Council of Elon
awarded him the athletic letter “E. ”
“Hardrock” is doing something that
the world may justly sit up and take
notice of staying in the race with the
best long-distance runners of the world.
Let's boost for “Hardrock.”
The staff has long marvelled at
the rotten contributions coming to
this office lately, but by far the
most putrid one was discovered a
few days ago in a drawer of the
Editor’s desk. It was such a
rank one that even the autho’r
preferred to remain anonymous—
and we don't blame him.
In fact, this latest contribution
was so stale and mephritic that it
perfumed the whole office. The
whole office force was compelled
to suspend activities; the fumes
became more and more odiferous,
until, at last, a squad was o'rgan-
ized, equipped with gas masks,
and an intensive search institut
ed, culminating in the discovery
of said contribution in afore
What did you say? What was
the contribution? Why it was
just a dead rat. Why?
LECTURE WAS HEARD
AT CHAPEL SERVICE
Dr. W. D. Weatherford, Presldemt of
Southern Y. M. C. A. OoUege Naah-
vlUe, Tenn., Gaye Very Intereetln*
COACH WALKER'S AGATE
GRABBERS ARE HARD AT I
Cold Spell Has Slowed up Work
Captain Fowler and “Lefty” Biiggs
Are Taking Their Dally Dose
“SECDND CHILDHOOD" IS
TD RE STAGED FRIOAr
Miss Emily Johnston, Head of the Ex
pression Department, Has a Well
Chosen Cast; and This Three-Act
Farce Will Undoubtedly Be One of
The Outstanding Evening Perform
ance of Season.
Coach Walker's “Agate Grabbers
are still laboring, facing a cold wave
that makes practice difficult. Notwith
standing the weather conditions, the
squad is showing considerable improve
ment as the training period draws
nearer to a close. The most outstanding
feature of the practice program is the
base sliding and running, while batting
and fielding are a daily routine of the
program. All departments are showing
up well. The pitchers are fast round
ing into shape, taking work-out in the
gymnasium when the cold breeze tends
to stiffen their arms.
The season opens with Charlie Car
roll ’s Greensboro Patriots at Cone Park,
Greensboro, March 27. One or two
other contemplated games will close the
pre-collegiate season, which will no
doubt find the Christians in tip-top
form to meet the Davidson Wild Cats
March 29 at Davidson. April 2 “old
stuff” Bun Hearn will bring his Win
ston-Salem “twins” here for a battle
with Walker’s collegians.
Great) interest is being manifested by
students as the first game draws nearer.
ELON ALUMNI DF HIGH
POINT ORGANIZE MARCH 23
All of our Alumni will be pleased to
know that the Elon Alumni of High
Point are to organize March 23. This
enthusiastic group of Alumni will gath
er in the High School cafeteria at 6:30 characters on the stage can not detect,
for the banquet. Dr. W. H. Boone of | The scene is set in an old home furnish-
Durham, President of the Association, ed with antique pieces.
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Reylea Daniel Boone Takes Lead
ing Part In This Play.
Miss Johnston's second stage pre
sentation, “Second Childhood,” prom
ises to be very entertaining. The cast
has been doing some good work at re
hearsals and every one is suited to' his
part to the extent that real interest
i.-j shown in all the action.
Instead of Mr. Foushee as Prof.
Relyea Daniel Boone is acting the part.
Mr. Sorrell is Judge Sanderson, instead
of Daniel Boone as stated in the last is
sue of Maroon and Gold. These changes
have been brought about because of
The farce has funny situations that
the audience can see through but the
PRDE. DARNEr, EDITOR DF
Next Issue To Be Out In May.
Professor J. W. Barney, Editor-in-
Chief of the “Elon Alumni Voice,”
slates that he is very much encouraged
over the prospects of the May issue.
Some of the foremost Alumni are going
to be contributors to this issue, among
them such men as Dr. H. Shelton Smith,
D. D., Dr. J. E. Rawles, M. D., Reverend
J. C. Auman, formerly a missionary to
Japan, Dean P. E. Lindley, and many
others of this calibre. With these men
as contributors, W. H. Boone writing
the foreword, and Professor R. 1 S.
Rainey furnishing the material for the
“ jokesmith” section it is expected that
this issue will be more pleasing than
the initial one.
Professor Barney also states that he
is encouraged in his work by the many
encouraging letters received from the
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He Discussed “Principles That
Should Guide Us.”
At chapel service, March 15, Dr. W.
D. Weatherford, president of the South
ern T. M. C. A. college of Nashville,
Tenn., addressed the student body on
“Principles That Should Guide us
la Choosing a Life Calling.”
Dr. Weatherford told of the three
decisions that all have to make. We
must decide our allegiance, Christian
or not Christian. Our life companion
must be decided upon, which is the most
sacred choice of life. We must choose
the work we are called upon to do in
the future. Nobody can settle this
problem for you. You must do it.”
There are three negative principles
you must think over in choosing your
life work. “You cannot permit lack
of character or personality to influence
your decision. You can have ae much
character as any one else, so you dare
not choose on that principle, “D« not
choose on the basis of selfishness.”
Selfishness is an isolator and deals with
things. Unselfishness deals with per
sons. The most serious mistake is the
dealing in things. “You must not drift
into a life character.” You make char
acter by making choices. Yon haven’t
any serious right to drift into a job.
Dr. Weatherford gave some general
suggestions in choosing a life work.
He said, “All tasks are sacred, and
every task that ministers to human
welfare is a sacred task. We must let
none persuade us that our task is not
sacred. This is a personal universe.
God will call some one to every task
that needs to be done.
rind a job where God can walk with
you. It will be mightly lonely if you
WAS AN ELABORATE AFFAIR
Y. M. 0. A. Hall Was Transformed Into
Most Beautiful Setting Tor Scene
R. E. Sims, Jr., President of Junior
Class, Proved to Be a Very
One of the most brilliant and im-
portant social affairs of the whole
school year took place last Wednesday
evening, when the Junior Class enter
tained the Seniors and Faculty at the
annual Junior-Senior banquet. Includ
ing faculty and honored invited guests,
there were 135 present.
The entire delegation assembled at
West Dormitory and promenaded to the
Banquet Hall promptly at seven o *clock.
The hall was beautifully decorated with
the class colors, using a green and white
color scheme of cherry blossom. The
rows of tables were arranged artistical
ly and tastefully decorated, and attrac
tive placd cards and snappy programs
R. E. Sims, Jr., as toastmaster, wel
comed the guests, and J. Paul McNeil
responded. A very tasty five course
dinner was served. Interspersed be
tween courses was one of the snap
piest programs ever listened to; includ*
ing the most famous “liar*' and the
feminine quartet who were the spice of