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ELON COLLEGE, N. C, MONDAY, MAY 21, 1928.
Dr. Jason Noble Pierce, Pastor of Presi
dent Coolldge’s Church, Will Preach
Governor Angus W. McLean, of Nortli
Carolina, will make the commencement
address at Elon College this spring, and
Dr. Jason Noble Pierce, ijastor of Presi
dent Coolidge’s church in Washington,
will give the baccalaureate sermon, it
was announced here today through
President Harper's office.
Governor McLean’s constructive work
as a Christian governor o-ver the com
monwealth of North Carolina made it
seem to the faculty committee in charge
of securing the commencement speakers
that he is the proper man for the lead
ing speech of the commencement occa
sion, and a wave of approval from stu
dents, faculty, and alumni has greeted
the announcement that Governor Mc
Lean has accepted the invitation to
speak. He will speak at 10:00 o’clock
on the morning of the graduation day,
Dr. Pierce is pastor of the Congrega
tional Church at Washington, and in
vie-w of the approaching union of the
Congregational and Christian denomina
tions, his visit to Elon, the center of
the Christian’s educational wo A m 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 close 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 Mon
day night, and on Tuesday mori^mg
Governor McLean will; speak preceding
the awarding of diplomas to the grad
C. M. Cannon.
“Red” Smith 472
“Otney” Briggs 4-il
“Squire” Sims 388
“Cap” Clark 327
“Zeb” Harrington 325
Capt. “Daddy” Fowler 306
“Dave” Shepherd 286
“Speed” Walker 200
“Tobe” Criitchfleld 197
“Lefty” Briggs 181
ms. EUNICE illCH POWELL
Mrs. Powell Graduated From the Fa
mous Class of ’22.
For years it has been the custom
here for some Alumnus to deliver an
oration on Monday night during com
mencement. This year tills oration will
be delivered by Mrs. Eunice Eich
Powell, ’22. All who know Mrs. Powell
and her qualifications for this task will
await with interest the opportunity to
hear her speak. She made a splendid
record in college and we know that this
oration will be worth while.
We hope that all the Alumni will
arrange to be here on Monday night,
May 28, and hear what Mrs. Powell
has" to say. We regret, that we can
not announce her subject at this time
KNOW YOUR CLASS
UNO JOIN THE “OftNG"
If You Are in Doulit Ocrnio Along
ELON COLLEGE WEL
COMES THE ULOBINI!
There will probably be many Alumni
who will want to spend several nights
at Elon. We want every one to feel
free, to come and stay as long as he
will. . ,
However, the college can not furnish
the bed linen, so if you plan to spend
the night, bring along some linen.
There will be plenty of rooms available
for the Alumni. We would suggest
that you bring two sheets, a pillow,
towels, and a blanket.
The General Alumni Meeting will be
held in the college chapel which is on
the second floor of the Mooney Building
It is tff begin at two o’clock and last
until the business is transacted.
If you are in doubt as to the class
you belong to, you can find it this way:
First, you are a member of the, class
you graduated in; for instance, the class
of ’18 membership are those that grad
uated in 1918. Second, if you did not
graduate, you are a member of the class
'you entered with; for instance, those
entering in 1914 that did not graduate
are members of the class of ’18.
When Mr. Walsh learned that he got
only 48 votes from Elon he withdrew
from the race.
“Red” Copeland is writing his fresh-
nian thesis in the field of political sci-
PROGIffl FOR THE GEN
ERAL ALUMNI MEETING
Below' is an outlined program for
Alumni Day during the coming com
mencement. Please notice this care
fully in order that you may know' the
time at which various things will take
place during Alumni Day. We hox>e
that you w'ill be able to attend all of
the meetings, and especially do' w'e want
the Alumni to attend the General Meet
ing of the Alumni Association.
PROGRAMME FOE THE GENERAL
ALUMNI MEETING, MAY 28,
AT 2 P M,
1. Executive session called by the
President. Music and prayer.
Enrollment of delegates and mem
3. Reading of minutes of last session.
4. Report of Executive Committee.
Report of committee on revision of
constitution and by-laws, as set
fortli in report of Executive Com
mittee. Committee: S. C. Harrell,
W. F. Warren, W. C. Purcell.
6. Report of the General Recommend
ation Committee. Committee: J.
P. West, Jr., J. G. Truitt, J. W. Fix,
Mrs. H. S. HardCastle, Mrs. J. A.
Report of the committee on Budget
for the year 1928-29 with recom
mendations. Committee: Dr. J. E.
Rawls, Mrs. Annie Staley Calho’nn,
Rev. H. S. Hardcastle.
8. Report of the committee on Insur
ance with recommendations. Com
mittee: F. F. ^f-Tick, H. 0. Simp
son, Rev. C. H. Rowland, C. A.
Hines, R. P. Coble,
9. Report of Publication Committee.
Committee: J. W. Barney, Dr. G.
O. Lankford, David Miller, W. C.
Elder, Warren McCullough.
10. Report of Committee on Adminis
tration. Committee: Rev. H. S.
Hardcastle, Mrs. J. B. Gay, H. C.
11. Report- of Committee on Instruc
tion. Committee: S. C. Harrell,
F. F. Myrick, Miss Nellie Fleming.
12. Report of Committee on Finance.
Committee; Marvin L. Gray, J. L.
Crumpton, Miss Lucile Johnston.
13 Report of Committee on Athletics.
Committee: M. W. McPherson,
George D. Colclough, W. G. Stoner,
W. H, May, J. C. Whitesell, Mr.
W. E. Lowe.
14. Report of Committee on Memorials,
Committee: C, C. Fonville, J. A.
Vaughn, Miss Ruth Johnson.
15. Report of Nominating Committee
and Election of Officers. Commit
tee: D. R, Fonville, Dr, C. M.
Walters, J. V. Simpson.
16. Miscellaneous Business.
17. Installation of Oflicers.
6:30 P. M.—Banquet for Class of
Alumni headquarters will be in
the ofiice of the General Alumni
Secretary. There will be some
one present during the day to give
information to those who have
not been back for several years.
If you are on the campus and
desire information concerning
your Alma Mater, please come in
to the General Alumni office.
The headquarters for the class
of ’18; will be on the first floor of
the Alamance Building. Miss
Lucile Johnston will have charge
of this. There will be a placard
showing the place of this office,
and you will have no trouble in
IHE CLASS OF 1 PLANS
TO HAVE A
All Who Graduated From the Class of
’18 ajid All Who Entered School in
’14 Are Members of the Class.
The class of ’18 plans to hold their
banquet in the Y. W. C. A. This ban
quet is to be held at six-thirty o ’clock.
All who graduated in the class of ’18
and all who entered school in ’14 are
members, of this class, and are expected
to attend the banquet. There are an
nouncements in this issue of Maroon
and Gold that will explain the banquet
SENIOR CLASS MAKE
GIFT TO COLLEGE
For years it has been the custom for
the graduating class to make a gift to
tlieir Alma Mater. Some classes make
their gifts in the form of memorials
and some in cash. The class of ’28 have
decided to give to the Music Depart
ment the HARP STOP for the Skinner
The harp stop is a great addition to
the organ and those most interested in
the development of the Music Depart
ment are very grateful to the Senior
Class for their gift.
FREE MEAL TICKET
TO CLASS OF 18
GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
HAS ARRANGED BIG BANQUET
If you are planning to attend the
Alumni meeting you will, of course,
want to attend the banquet. Each plate
will be one dollar, and it is' expected
that as many as two hundred will be
present. A programme consisting o
music, a few toasts and plenty of jokes
has been arranged for the banquet.
be sure you are present.
You may buy your ticket Monday,
the 28th, or you may pay at the door
Jt youl are planning to be present fil
in the blank below and mail same to
the General Alumni Secretary. If you
fail to do this, no provision -will be
made for you, as we are having to pay
a dollar a plate to have the meal served.
Please prepare for me a plate
at the Alumni banquet.
J. Dolph Long,
Chairman Entertainment Com.
bight p. m.
General Alumni Banquet, Y. M.
C. A. Hall.
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The Business Manager of the College
has announced that all members of the
class of eighteen will be given free
tickets to the dining room during their
stay here. This is the first class to
have a reunion and it is the desire of
the college authorities that the occasion
be of a great success. Members of the
Class of ’18 will call at the Business
Manager’s office upon their arrival and
sccure meal tickets.
TO THE AliUMNI
Have you paid your Alumni fee
of Two Dollars? This is needed
and it behooves each Alumnus to
pay this small fee.
Did you like the first issue of
the Alumni Voice? Your mag
azine needs your support. WHY
not send IN^pUE JFEK OF
ONE^DCTLtiAE AT ONCE?
Gen’l Alumni See’y*,
L RECEPTION TO
Occasion Enjoyed By AIL
Elou College, May 18—President and
Mrs. Harper were at home last evening
in the social classic of the college
calendar, their annual reception to the
Invitations had been issued to the
reception as follows;
A BIRD PAE.TY
Spring once said to the nightingale,
“A bird party I mean to call;
Pray ma’am, ask the birdies all—
The birds and the birdies great and
small. ’ ’
Won’t you be a bird and come.
The date is Thursday P. M. 6:30 o’clock.
The place is the President’s Mansion.
Tlie Senior Class which consists of
fifty-five members with invited guests,
a total of eighty-four persons, respond
ed to the invitation of the president
' and his wife. The reception was dif
ferent from any which have been given
so far to succeeding graduating classes.
It took the form of an out-door supper
and entertainment. The guests were
received by President and Mrs. Harper,
Dean and Mrs. Hook and Dean Savage
on the south approach to the lawn, en
tering through an improvised gateway
of flowers which banked the walkway
on either side. Punch was served by
Mesdames L. D. Martin and D. C.
The ffiiests were then seated on the
west half of the lawn which had been
transformed into a gay reception rooai
with multi-colored electric lights flicker
ing in the gentle breeze and with banks
of flowers garlanding the whole.
The guests were then invited to the
east half of the lawn which had been
transformed into an out-door dining
room with tables arranged for a quartet
of diners each. Partners were drawn
for the supper by the matching of
The host and hostess were assisted in
the serving of the four course buffet
supper by Mrs. W. M. Jay and Misses
Josephine Farmer, Frances Chandler,
Virginia Jay, Frances Smith and Emma
Following the supper the guests re
paired to the improvised reception room
on the west side of the lawn where
games and other features of entertain
ment were enjoyed. While the guests
were seated at the tables for supper
nymph-like pages pinned to the back
of each the name of a famous bird.
Each guests was then provided a card
and requested to secure from the backs
of other guests the names of as many
birds as possible and to prevent the
others from securing his bird names.
This contest proved to be not only a
matter of vigorous exercise but of
genuine jollity. Miss Frances Turner
was the winner in this contest, securing
the names of forty birds.
Another contest was ingenuously de
vised by answering questions as to seven
famous birds and then omitting certain
letters in order from each bird’s name
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TO THE ALUMMl
Are you coming to COM
MENCEMENT? The dates are
MAY 26, 27, 28 and 29. The
Alumni meeting will be on Mon
day, May 28. Be present and
lend a helping hand. Bead this
issue of Maroon and Gold.