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WILL ELON BE
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THAT DEPENDS ON YOU.
ELON COLI.EGE, N. C„ THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1928.
DAVID SHEPHERD IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BODY
PROGRAM FOR "BLUE RIDGE” NIGHT IS PLANNED
Dean Hook Opened the Meeting
With Interesting Talk and
E, W. McAuIey, Retiring President,
Thanked Student Body For Their
All the boys assembled in chapel last
Tuesday for the election of a president
of the Student) Body. This is the high
est office to which a student can attain.
Much interest was manifested in the
election. Dean Hook opened the meet
ing with a talk on the effective work
of the Student Senate for the past year.
Mr. E, W. McAnley followed with a short
talk on his appreciation of the co
operation shown him. He said that all
the members of the Student Senate had
been loyal and efficient, and he hoped
those who do not graduate this year
would be elected for another term.
Mr. Earl Sims and Mr. David Shep
herd were nominated to succeed Mr.
McAuley. Mr. Shepherd w^as elected
by a close vote. In his three years
stay here, “Dave” Shepherd has won
the confidence aiid friendship of the
entire student body. He is a quiet,
unassuming fellow who believes in
justice and fair play.
The three classes met Wednesday and
elected their respective represntatives
on the Student Senate.
Seniors—“Grandpa” Thompson, Clif
ford Thomas, Eomie Davis.
Juniors—Phil Baynes, Alton Lewis,
Sophomores—Lester Eegistrar, Leo
Dr. Gaines Was Inaugurated President
Of Wake Forest College April 25th
Dr. T. C. Amick, Business Man
ager, Was the Representative
Sent to Attend This Ceremony
The Inaugural Ceremonies Were Very
Impressive and Struck a High Note
in the Educational Field.
STIITE PESCE CONTEST
HELD ST ELON COLLEGE
Koy Carpenter, of Duke, Won
Second Prize Captured by Lenoir-Rhyne
For three years Dave has been a
tcwer of strength to thej Maroon and
Gold twirlcrs and they liave felt his
steadiness radiating out to them and
strengthening them wdien they would
get into a hole. Dave appears to be
lieve in tlie old adage—‘‘Deeds speak
louder than words.'’ For it is true he
has certainly accomplished many a rare
feat on the diamond but has been al
together too quiet about it. Possessor
of a powerful whip, it is indeed seldom
that a runner pilfers a sack off of him.
He fielded last year for an average of
.950 and batted for a percentage of .269.
• Besides being a star of the first
magnitude in athletics, Dave has main
tained a scholastic standing which is
tlie envy of many of our rencwned
campus grinds. His remarkable person
ality has won him only friends and no
enemies. His popularity is evidenced
by his recent! election to the office of
President of the Student Body.
The State Peace Contest, an annual
affair open to representatives of all
North Carolina Colleges, was held in
the Whitley Auditorium last Friday
night. Dean Trueblood, of Guilford,
presided. The judges were: K. S. W.
Dameron, Dr. W. R. Potter, and L. W.
The colleges represented were: State,
Guilford, Lenoir-Khyne, High Point,
Atlantic Christian, Elon, Duke, and
Every speaker showed real interest
in, and a deep study of the subject, and
all proved themselves able orators. The
first prize of sixty dollars was awarded
to Roy Carpenter, Duke representative,
and the second prize of forty dollars
to Lee Sain, Lenoir-T?hyne representa
At a business meeting of the state
officers held here Friday afternoon it
was decided to hold the contest next
year at Guilford College.
SERVICES HT WENTWORTH
E. N. Moses, President of Association,
Preached Two Inspiring Sermons.
Saturday night and Sunday afternoon
the Elon College Ministerial Associa
tion gave two excellent programs at
Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Went
worth, N. C.
liav N. Moses, President of the Asso
ciation, preached on both occasions. Hi.5
first topic was: “Whore there is no-
vision the people perish.” His second
subject was, “The Book.” A good
congregation was present and showed
a fine interest in both services.
Mr. B. Paul Kakestraw presided and
introduced the speaker. The song ser
vices were conducted under the leader
ship of Mr. J. Howard Smith.
On Wednesday, April 25, Dr. Francis
P. 6aines, M. A., P}i. D., was inaugurat
ed as President of Wake Forest Col
lege to succeed Dr. Win. L. Poteat, who'
retired from the presidency of this great
institution at the end of last year. Elon
sent as her representative on this great
occasion her Business Manager and
Professor of Mathematics, Dr. T. C.
It was a fine day and an auspicious
occasion. At 8:30 o’clock in the morn
ing of the 25th, the people of Wake
Forest College met the delegates from
the different institutions of learning at
the Sir Walter Hotel in Ealeigh and
carried them over to Wake Forest.
There were near one hundred delegates
in all who w'cre representing their dif
ferent institutions of learning on this
From 9 o’clock to 10 o’clo'ck the
delegates were registered at the Wake
Forest College Library. At the regis
tration each delegate was handed his
card naming the inhiilution, which he
represented, his acaileniic honors, his
positioji in the institution, and other
like information. He was also present
ed with a ticket to the luncheon served
in honor of the event at the Sir Walter
Hoteli at 12 o’clock. '
At 10 0 ’clock the academic procession
was formed at the college library.
Those marching in this procession were
President Gaines and President Emerit
us Poteat; Governor McLean and Presi
dent Chase; Prof. Hart and Mr. Ste
phenson; President McGlothlin and Dr.
Campbell; Dr. Bagby and Dr. Mercer.
These dignitaries occupied the rostrum
(luring the inaugural exercises.
Following these came the representa
tives of William and Mary, Yale, Penn
sylvania, Princeton, Washington and
Lee, Columbia, Brown, Salem College,
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GOV. M’LEAN WILL MAKE
Dr. Jason N. Pierce, Pastor of President
CooUdge’s Church, Will Give Bac
FORMER STUDENTS HELD
This New Organization Will Be
Known as The Blue Ridge
ELON ROSINESS CLOR
HEARO FINE LECTORE
W. C. Elder, a Graduate of Elon, Spoke
to Business Club on Cost Account
Elon College, April 26.—Governor
Angus W. McLean of North Carolina,
will make the commencement address
at Elon College this spring, and Dr.
Jason Noble Pierce, pastor of President
Coolidge’s church in Washington, will
give the baccalaureate sermon, it was
announced here today through President
Governor McLean’s constructive
work as a Christian go'vernor over the
commonwealth of North Carolina made
it seem to the faculty committee in
charge of securing the commenccnient
speakers that he is the proper man for
the leading speech of the commence
ment occasion, and a wave of approval
from students, faculty, and alumni has
greeted the announcement that Go'v
ernor McLean has accepted the invita
tion to speak. He will speak at 10:00
o'clock on the morning of the gradua
tion day, May 29th.
Dr. Pierce is pastor of tlie Congrega
tional Church at Washington, and in
view of the approaching union of the
Congregational and Christian denomina
tions, his visit to Elon, the center of
the Christian’s educational work in the
South, is looked forward to with great
interest. He will speak at 11:30 Sun
day morning, May 27th.
The Commencement season will open
this year on Saturday, May 26th with
the Commencement Oratorio at 8:00 p.
m., and clo'se on May 29th with the
meeting of the board of trustees of the
college following the graduation exer
cises that morning. Dr. Pierce will
speak Sunday morning at 11:30; and
the others speaking on the program are
President W. A. Harper, who will give
the baccalaureate address Sunday night;
Mrs. H. P. Powell, of the class of '22,
will give the Alumni oration on Monday
night, and on Tuesday morning Gov
ernor McLean will, speak preceding the
awarding of diplomas to the graduating
All students on the campus who liave
been to Blue Ridge held a meeting on
last Wednesday night. Tlie purpose of
this meeting was to plan tlie program
foT “Blue Ridge Night.” Such en
thusiasm was sliown over the hopes of
sending a good delegation from our
college this year that this group of stu
dents felt it worth while to organize.
This informal organization is called the
Blue Ridge Alumni Association. It is
leaded by Graham Rowland. Susie
Elder was elected secretary.
Six Elon students spent the entire
summer at Blue Ridge last summer, and
two more attended conferences there.
I’- is hoped that at least that many can
be sent to Blue Ridge during the com
ing summer. It will be easy to send a
large delegation to represent our col
lege, with the co-operation of each stu
Members of the Blue Ridge Alumni
Association are: .Graham Rowland,
Birdie Rowland, Alma Rountree, Frank
Alexander, and Jewel Truitt. Misses
Fisher and Savage have also been to
Blue Ridge. Any one interested in
learning more about Blue Ridge or go
ing to Blue Ridge may see any of the
nbove mentioned people.
DREW FINAL CORTAIN
“A Russian Honeymoon”, Under the
Birectlon of Miss Emily Johnston,
Was Presented In Elaborate Style.
On the evening of May 1. the Ex
pression Department presented the last
play of the season, “A Eiissian Honey
moon,” a comedy in three acts by Mrs.
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Miss Buth Jean Boston was
awarded the Psykaleon Medal last
Monday evening. There were
three contestants. Misses Alma
Eountree, Clara Underwood, and
Hnth Euston. The notable fact
that all three speakers tied for
first place, and Miss Boston was
the luchv drawer for this titular
h on or.
SHALL WE SENO OELE-
GATES TO BLOE RIOGE?
The Business Club had a very in
teresting lecture last Friday afternoon
on “Cost Accounting,” relative to the
manufacture of hosiery.
Mr. W. Clifton Elder, who is a gradu
ate of Elon, gave a detailed discussion
on how to make a ‘ ‘ sock ’ ’ and the cost
of manufacturing it. Mr. Elder is now j
located in Burlington and has a very
efficient and up-to-date plant. He
brought several samples of hosiery and
yarns and explained fully the process
of hosiery making, from the rayon yarns
to the finished product.
At the conclusion of his lecture, each
member received a pair of socks. Prof.
Tower received as his gift a pair of
hose with the White House trade mark
i knitted on them.
How many students do you want to
help send to Blue Bidge this summer?
Hid you know that if your pledges to
Eeligious Activities were paid wo
should 1 nve over two hundred dollars
to help send delegates to Blue Eidge?
Think how much that would mean to
those going and their influence here on
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Much interest is being shown
in the recital to be given this
Priday evening in Whitley Audi
torium by David Harrell. Mr.
Harrell is one of the most prom
ising pianists ever to graduate
from Elon. He will be assisted
by Miss Ella Keyser, soprano.
SOUTHERN CRRISTIAN CON
VENTION MEETS THIS WEEK
Dr. li. E. Smith Will Preside at Meeting.
The Southern Christian Convention,
including all the Christian churches
from Delaware to Florida, will convene
in its twenty-eighth bi-ennial session
at the First Christian Church of Eich-
mond, Va., on Tuesday afternoon of
this week. Two hundred and fifty mem
bers and delegates are expected to be
present for this session. Eev. C. C.
Eyan, pastor of the Eichniond church,
who is in charge of tlie local arrange
ments for the convention, announces .
tliat everything is in readiness for the
large delegation expected to attend.
The convention will hold a four day
session, beginning Tuesday at noon,
May 1st, and running through to Fri
day noon. May 4th. Dr. L. E. Smith,
pastor of the Christian Temple at Nor
folk. Va., is president of the conven
tion and will be present to preside over
its sessions. The outstanding feature
of the opening day is his address at
8:15 that evening,
Christian Union with the Congrega
tional church and the consolidation of
Atlanta Theological Seminary with Elon
College are two of the main items to
come before the convention at this ses
The Woman’s Missionary Convention
will also meet in connection, with the
Southern Convention, The women will
convene on Thursday, May 3rd, and will
hold a morning, afternoon, and evening
session that day. Mrs. .T. A. Williams
of Franklin, Va., is president of the
Women’s Work; and her address with
that of Mrs. McD. Howsare of Dayton,
Ohio, will be the outstanding speeches
of the women. Eeports from all depart
ments of the work will be heard during
the day. They are also' expecting to
have about two hundred and fifty dele