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ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ THURSDAY, APRIL 26, ic
Mrs. W. A. Harper Unanimously Chosen
To Head Music Federation of State Again
The Elon College Glee Club and
Choral Club Were Outstanding
Features and Received Much
Miss Marie Morton Sang Solo Part For
Chorus; Miss Ruth Rankin, Famous
Pianist, Who is Native of North Car
olina, Delighted the Audience With
Her Wonderful Playing.
Prof. Clair James Velie, Head of
Music Department at Elon,
Directed This Successful Mus
The North Carolina Federation of
Music Clubs had its animal meeting in
Sanford, April 18-20. This convention
-was very successful, and the splendid
program wliich was carefully planned
for each occasion was deeply appreciat
ed by the audience.
In one of the most important business
sessions of the Music Clubs, Mrs. W. A.
Harper, on account 0/ her skillful lead
ership during the previous year, was re
elected as state president of this worthy
musical organization. This not only
means more honor for our beloved
friend, Mrs. Harper, but it also means
a. better recognition of the adequate
leadership which Elon College possesses.
The program of the music lovers at
Sanford began on Tuesday of last week,
and ^continued practically throughout
the entire week. However, the part of
the program which is so interesting to
the people of Klon College is that which
took place on Thursday of last week.
The Elon College Men’s Glee Club
■wp-11 ropresoritpi'i thf» college in its ap
pearance before the musical assembly
at Sanford. The audience was charmed
by the sweet harmony produced. Many
compliments were freely given to the
singers. The numbers which they gave
wrere—“Water Boy," arranged by Os
good; “Silvia,” by Speaks, and “De
Sandman,*’ by Protheroe. On account
of the great volume .of applause receiv
ed, the G-lee Club was forced to come
back with an encore.
Last Thursday at eight 0 ’clock P. M.,
the Federation was entertained by a
special concert. The pianist was Miss
Kuth Rankin of New York City. Miss
Rankin is a North Carolinian, who has
reached very high attainments as a
pianist. She was educated in South
Carolina, and took first place in several
contests in that state. Of late, she has
been in New York City where she has
been very successful in her musical
career. The Alamance Festival Chorus
also took a very important part in. the
program for the evening. This chorus
should need no introduction around
Elon College since nearly half of the
singers in it are from Elon. The chorus
sang—“The Heavens Are Telling,” by
Beethoven; “O Hush Thee My Babie
by Sullivan; “Inflammatus,” by Eos-
siniand; and the “Italian Street Song,’
by Herbert. In the last two numbers
by the chorus Miss Marie Montana sang
the soprano parts. Her sweet voice,
along with the Festival Chorus of one
hundred voices held the audience spell
bound, and at the close of the song the
auditorium shook with applause. The
night’s program was a complete suc
We are glad that the executive
committee has seen fit to place
the Maroon and Gold in the hands
of all the Alumni from now until
May. The purpose of this is to
inform the Alumni of the work
and plans of the executive com
mittee. It can be done this way
cheaper than by sending personal
letters. From time to time each
committee ot chairman will write
a letter through these columns to
the Alumni. We beseech you
earnestly to read every word of
it, for it concerns you.
Since the Maroon and Gold is
to go to all the Alumni it would
please us very much to have yooi
send an article or letter.
Any idea you have that you
think worthy of the attention of
our Alumni or of interest to them,
please send it to the Alumni edi
tor. We should also appreciate
any information concerning our
m ELON BUSIKESS mi
BY m. H. B. SKINNER
Hoover Goes Over Big In Straw Vote
Cast Here Last Friday In Election
Burlington is a Wonderful City,
The Pivot of the Hosiery
Mr. Skinner Gave Club First Hand
Information From His Trip to
UlEEyjy SCHOOL Of
BELIOION CLOSED APRIL 18
Accomplishing Splendid Work Under
the Direction of Prof. S. A.
The Week-day School of Religion, un
der the direction of Prof. Simon A.
Bennett, held its graduation exercises
Wednesday, night April 18, in the
Whitley Auditorium at Elon College.
This school numbers about 150
youngsters, who’ come from the graded
school for classes in religion in the
Mooney Christian Education Building
The purpose of the week-day school
of Religion is to emi)hasize the teacli-
ings of Christian faith through par
ticipation in different vocations such as,
nature studies, sewing and pattern mak
ing, manual training, and classes for
religious study. There is a complete
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“Factory Hunting,” was the subject
of the talk made by Mr. H. B. Skinner
to the Elon Business Club last Friday.
Mr. Skinner, in a most fluent and
comprehensive manner, showed the
Business Class just why Burlington is
an up and coming city. Mr. Skinner
has just returned from a general con
vention of Chamber of Commerce Sec
retaries held in Philadelphia last week.
It was clearly evident that his trip was
most successful from the animated man
ner and the vivid impression that he
imparted to* the Club,
Mr. Skinner gave a general outline
on the. sizing up of a location for an
industry. He named as some of the
basic elements that predominate in fac
tory hunting—climate, labor, trans
portation facilities, power, character of
material for manufacture, water, social
atmosphere, and educational opportuni
ties and facilities for workers’ children.
Ip. the industry survey—to have a pros
perous community you have to have “the
city sold to its own people.” Compara
tive prices, i:*hysical lay of land, popu-
latioii, and statistics, charts and maps
I'.ave to be considered.
The talk was both,highly instructive
and interesting, and the Business Club
feels much indebted to Mr. Skinner for
‘TEN ERRORS OF LIFE’
1. To attempt to set up your
own standard of right and wrongs
and expect everybody to conform
2. To expect uniformity of
opinion in this world.
3. To try to, measure the en
joyment of others by your own.
4. To refuse to' respect the
other fellow’s views.
5. To think the other fellow is
wrong if he does not think as
6. To consider anything impos
sible that we cannot ourselves
7. To believe only what our
minds can grasp.
8. To worry ourselves and oth
ers about what cannot be remedi
9. Not to make allowances for
the weakness of others.
10. To estimate people by some
outside quality, for it .is that
within which makes the man.
Much Spirit Manifested in Stump
Speeches Preceding the
Miss Jewell Triiitt Proved Most Effec
tive Campaigner in Her Support
ELON r-W CABINET GAVE
BAZAAR AT CLEVE'S PLACE
ORGANIZED AT SANFORO
Mr, J. S. Truitt Was Elected President.
Here and There
Mr. F. H. Hunter, ’21, has been re
elected principal of the Zeb-Vance High
Schoo-1 at Kittrell, N. C. Mr. Hunter
has been principal of this school for
Mrs. W. C. Howell (nee Miss Lora
Foust) is teaching at Harmony, N. C.
Her husband is a Freshman here this
Misses Bertha and Pauline Little
spent the week-end at their home in
Miss Myra “Pete” Perry spent the
week-end at her home near Snow Camp.
Missea Gladys White and Edith
Wright wore the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
V. 0. Mann, of Siler City, last week-end.
!Misa Edna Tyson spent the week
end with her parents at their home near
Miss ilartha Nethery spent the week
end with Miss Rachel Fonville. Misses
Xethery and Fonville attended the
game at Chapel Hill Saturday.
Misses Ruby Braxton, Rosa Paschall,
and Suemoll Alcon spent Sunday in
Burlington with Misses Mamie and
Miss Hannah Newman spent the
week-end with Miss Placyde Thompson
at her home in Durham, N. C.
Miss Lillian Underwood spent the
past week-end with Miss Rachel John
ston in Burlington, N. C.
Misses Marion Nalle, Virginia Brown,
and Estelle Kelly, spent the week-end
at the home of Miss Wilson Gatewood.
The Elon Alumni, of Sanford, met
[ist Wednesday night for thei purpose
of organizing a local unit. Mr. Truitt
who has taken the initiative in this
matter had hoped to organize long be
fore but was i:>revented from doing so
by various reasons.
The group was enthusiastic and it
appears to be a very promising local
unit. Mr. J. S. Truitt was 'elected
president; Rev. R. L. Williamson, vice
president, and Miss Edith Way, secre
tary and treasurer.
Some time soon they plan to have a
banquet at which time all the Alumni
will be present to enjoy themselves.
Several leading Alumni will be on the
program for speeches on this occasioTi.
Proceeds to Oo to Send a Delegate to
Blue Ridge Conference This
On Friday afternoon, April 20th, the
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet of the College
held a bazaar down town at Cleve’s
place, the object of which was to help
raise funds to send a delegate to the
Blue Ridge Conference this summer.
The tea-room was attractively deco
rated with dog-wood. Many good things
to eat were on sale, such as candy, pies,
cake, sandwiches, ice tea, and lemonade.
Many students visited the bazaar and
thoroughly enjoyed it. This, like the
previous bazaar held by the Y. W. C.
A. Cabinet, proved to‘ be a great suc
Peace reigns again in the student
political circles after a week or more of
campaigning, stump speaking, and pri
vate vote solicitatioii. Among the sev
eral candidates who have their hats in
the political ring for president of the
United States, A1 Smith and Herbert
Hoover are the favorites of the students
as evidenced by the returns of the bal
Last Thursday night a student mass
meeting was held at which several
stump speeches were made for favorite
candidates. A great and serious in
terest was manifested. Ray Moses led
off with a fiery speech for Senator
Walsh. He was followed by C. C. Foii-
shee who sounded loud and long the
desirable political qualities of A! Smith.
Miss Jewel Truitt gave a very effective
speech for Hoover. Numerous im
promptu speeches were made for Smith
and Hoover. Daniel Boone represented
the two leading candidates by a loaf of
bread and a hip flask. “Take your
choice,” he said.
When the time came to poll the votes,
the students entered the Maroon and
Gold office in a serious and business-like
manner. They were really interested in
the outcome of the election. In the
final count Hoover received 147, Smith
107, Reed 12, and Walsh 9. There was
a total of 27i^ vntpg cast, rcpros^ntiiig
seventy-four per cent of the student
body who cast their votes in this spirit
Mr. D. O. Sanders, ’27, was visiting
I the hill for the week-end. Mr.
Sanders expects to give up his position
Winston-Salem and enter Yale Uni
versity next fall. He plans to continue
his work there until he receives his B. D.
EXPRESSION DEPT. STAGES
TRIRO AND LAST PLAY
Three Act Comedy by Mrs. Barton
Harrison To| Be Given Tuesday,
Special String Music Will Be
Miss Ruth Crawford, ’26, and her
father, Mr. E. A*. Crawford, were on the
Mr. E. E. Sechriest, ’20, is teaching
ill the Ensley High School, Ensley,/ Ala
bama. Mr. Sechriest is head of the
department of Visual Instruction.
Rules of College
1. Those submitting stanzas in this
contest must be bonafide students or
alumni of the college.
2. Not more than two stanzas of four
lines each may be submitted by each
3. All copy must be typewritten,
double spaced, and the contestant’s
name and address written on a separate
slip of paper attached to the copy.
4. All material must be in the of
fice of this paper not later than noon
of Monday, May 7, 1928.
Prof. Barney, Prof. Velie and Dr.
Harper will select the eight best
stanzas. These will be tried out in
chapel under Prof. Velie’s direction and
the student body will vote on them,
selecting the best two as first and sec
ond stanzas to be included in the song.
The winners will then be announced in
Poets and bards of Elon, dip your
People look at my six days to see
what I mean on the seventh.
—Rev. R. Cecil.
The engagement of Rev. W. T. Scott,
’24, and Miss Della Cotten, ’24, has
been announced. They are to be mar
ried during the summer. Maroon and
Gold extends congratulations and best
“A Russian Honeymoon,” a three-act
comedy by Mrs. Barton Harrison, is to
be given on Tuesday evening. May 1,
by the Expression Department. Special
costumes have been ordered from Wass
and Co., Philadelphia, and there will
also be special lighting and music.
Spot lights are to be one of the main
features. String music will be used
during the play and outside music be
tween the acts.
The first scene is at the house of
Ivar, the shoemaker. Fun-loving
peasants are lounging and smoking,
while others are drinking around the
table. A bright fire is burning, but ont*
side snow is falling. In spite of this
wedding bells are ringing merrily as a
procession of gay peasants march to
church, where Count Woroffski marries
Paleska de Fermstein. However, he
learns too late that the intense pride
and uncontrollable temper of his wife
will make them both unhappy. Finally,
he goes to his estate and becomes the
apprentice of a shoemaker, Ivar, un
der the assumed name of Alexis Petro-
vitch and awaits the arrival of his wife.
Upon her arrival he tells her that he
is a serf, that he married her under
false pretenses, and that their marriage
nakes her a serf also. He compels her
to knit and to sew and she appeals to
the Count’s sister for protection. The
second ^ct closes with the arrest of
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