elected president of
THE UNITED STATES
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ELECTED PRESIDENT OF
THE FRESHMAN CLASS
ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1928
FRED DICKERSOtl ELECTED
PRES. OF FRESHMAII CLASS
Fred Dickerson, Reidsville Youth,
Was Elected President of
Freshman Class; Wral Watson,
Indiana Athlete, Elected Vice-
Campaign Speakers Active; Stump
Speeches by Prominent MemlDers of
The great elections are over. Herbert
Hoover was elected president of the
United States and Fred Dickcrson,
Keidsville youth, was elected president
of the Freshman Class.
The class presidential election will
go down in history as the most out-
standinjj local collegiate event that has
occurred on Elon’s campus in many
moons. Fred Dickerson was elected
president: Wral Watson, vice-president:
Mabel Barrett, secretary, and Frances
The chapel hour was given to the
Freshmen Tuesday, November 6, for
purpose of organizing their class and
electing for themselves a group of of
ficers. r>ean Hook presided at the
meeting. Charlie Eoberts, Fred Dicker
son, Walter Lathan, Fred Smith, and
Wral Watson were nominated for presi
dent. A move w^as made and seconded
to have each candidate to give a cam
paign speech, stating his platform and
explaining what he stood for. Wral
Watson was the first candidate to speak.
He spoke very impressively, stating
that he stood on a platform of class
unity, brotherly spirit and a better
Elon. Fred Smith w^as the second
speaker. He promised that if elected
he would serve the class to the best of
his ability. The third candidate w^as
Walter Lathan. He stated that he
didn’t have a platform but w-ould get
amist and make one if he thought the
class needed one. His speech w’^as short,
humorous and to the point. It received
unanimous applause. Dickerson was the
fourth candidate to' take the floor. His
speech was short and spicy and his
smile was. just the kind that wins the
vote of the young ladies. Roberts, the
last of the campaign speakers, made a
very impressive talk that won the good
will of the Freshman Class.
Campaign Speakers Active
After the candidates finished their
speeches they w'^ere asked to withdraw
from the room and make room for the
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aoN's iflysic dept.
GNES STUOENI RECITAL
The first students’ musical recital of
the year w’as given Thursday, Noveui*
ber first in the chapel. The recitals will
'be given regula,rly throughout the year,
every other Thursday afternoon. All
members of the music department are
required to attend these programs, and
•every one elee w’ho is interested in the
■work of the music department is cordial
ly invited to attend. We think you
•will find these programs interesting and
worth while. Those who took part in
last week’s program were; Rebecca
Matlock, Sarah Virginia Hook, Helen
Barney, Lois Corbitt, Francis Ring,
Francis Devinney, Frances Chandler,
Virginia Jay, Ella Marie Keyser, Eliz
abeth Barney, Mrs. Terrell, and Rebecca
The pleasant faces that are pictured here are those who are responsible for the Maroon and Gold coming out every
Thursday afternoon: Reading from left to right in back row are: C. W. Kipka; Robert Boyd; T. R. Benton; Ray N.
Moses; Clyde F. Foushee; K. B. Hook; T. D. Eure; Alma Kintball; Palmer Bairrett, Jr.; Daniel Boone. Front row, left to
right are: Tom Lowery; Velma O’Connell; Virginia Lineberger; Marjorie Moore; Eva Sykes; Rebecca Taylor; Estelle
Williams; L. C. Williams.
THE BAND AND ORCHESTRA ADD
NEW LIFE TO THE COLLEGE
While every other activity or organ
ization on the campus at Elon has had
it?^' “boost’’ and. seemingly, is still ha^■-
ing it, there has been altogether too
Uttle said concerning Mr. E. F. Rhodes
and the wonderful work he is doing in
creating an orchestra as w^cll as a band
here. The student body is well aware
of the marvelous effect a good band or
orchestra has in stimulating college
spirit, and for some time there has been
intense longing on the part of the stu
dents for just what is no'w a pleasant
reality. But until Mr. Rhodes came to
UP there was no one w'ho seemed to have
the time or the energy to devote him-
slf to the strenuous task that our pres
ent director has undertaken.
At the beginning of this semester the
w'ork wa« started. It was a tremendous
undertaking, in view of the fact that
very few of the men have had any pre
vious experience in anything of this
nature. But untiring efforts have re
sulted in a fine nucleus for an orchestra
w’hich is practicing regularly and which
also promises to be on hand for many
plays, programs, and entertainments to
be given during the winter and spring
The work with the band has been
even more fruitful, possibly, than that
with the orchestra. The organization
is complete and various officers have
been elected as follows; James Walton,
Jr., president; L. C. Doster, vice-presi
dent; and Levi Wilkins, librarian. There
are about eighteen joieces, and every
one is enthusiastically at work to make
it the success it is sure to be.
In behalf of the faculty and
students of Elon College, I wish
' to take this opportunity o'f thank
ing Mr. M. Z. Rhp4es and mem
bers of his band :^or, the loy^l ^,p- !
port they have given us at games. •
We know that you and your fol
lowers helped Elon 'to put up a
harder fight. We greatly appre
ciate your support.
Tazew'ell D. Eure,
Chief Cheer Leader.
The Religious Activities Organ
ization takes this opportunity to
thank all those who' helped make
possible the Hallowe’en party last
To the i>resident of the Enter
taining Club, Clyde Foushee, and
to the other members of the club,
Alma Kimball, Lester Register,
A. A. Dofflemyer, Viola Worsley,
and Lillian Underwood, we ex
tend our heartiest thanks for the
work they did in making the
entertainment a success. Mr.
Foushee played an especially im
portant part in n>akiug the pro’-
gram a grand success.
To Misses Ann Watson, Evelyn
Yates, and Sallie Elder, we wish
to express appreciation for their
aid and interest in lielping the
Entertainment Club with the de
We feel especially grateful to
each class for its part in the pro
gram of the evening, and to Pro
fessor Van Cleave for the wonder
ful w'ay in which he represented
Again, we wish to thank every
one for helping to make the Hal-
low'e’en party the grand success
that it was.
Mr. H, G. Robertson, member of the
Senior Class of Elon College, was elect
ed president of the Nortli Carolina
Intercollegiate Forensic Association for
the coming year. Mr. Robertson who
was last year an outstanding inter-
ollegiate debater, was unanimously
elected to' preside over the North Car
olina Intercollegiate Forensic Associa
tion for this year.
CONVENES AT DORRAM
President Harper, Dean Hook, Dr.
Ainick, and Mr. Cannon met with the
College Conference which convened at
Durham a few days ago. Mr. Cannon
is president of the Eegistrar’s Confer
ence, Dean Hook is an the executive
committee of the Athletic Association.
President Harper and Dr. Amick are
members of the College Conference.
The conference discussed measures by
which college students might be requir
ed to pay a larger part of the cost of
education, the improvement of the edu
cational prffduct of colleges, value and
place of junior colleges, whether or not
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IN NEW MEMRERS
The Philologian Literary Society
threw' open its doors for the reception
of new members on the evening of No
vember 1, 1928. Responding to the in
vitation thus extended was as fine a
group of college students as any one
could liope to see, desiring to obtain
literary fame through the Philologian
halls. Most of these men have already
had considerable experience in the work
thy are interested in and come into the
ranks of the “Phis” with a reputation
to be envied by almost any college stu
Each of them proved, before the eve
ning was over, that he is fully capable
of living up to his reputation; and be
sides that, there could be no doubt at
all about that old Philologian spirit,
for it was in evidence every where and
as wonderful as in the days of yore.
Old “Bill” went on a rampage when
he saw the splendid talent before him,
for it has been many moons, we warrant,
since he has been called upon to do his
part with such a fine bunch.
The new men are: Fred H. Smith,
W. G. Lewis, T. G. Andrews, Elwood
Smith, W. G. Smith, D. F. Knight, G.
0. Mann, H. C. Hilliard, D. F. Maness,
and H. T. Williams.
After Old Bill’s performance a short
program was rendered. Then, with
that old enthusiastic spirit in full
swing, the Society was adjourned until
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IN NEW MEMBERS
The Psiphelian Literary Society held
its regular meeting Thursday evening
in the society hall. Since we were to
take in new members, the program was
postponed and w^e held a short business
When we had finished this, the so
ciety adjourned w’hile the new mem
bers were escorted to the hall by the
Those W'ho became members were:
Cornelia Tro'xler, Reidsville, N. C.
Melba Grogan, Reidsville, N. C.
Margaret Briggs, Greensboro, N. C.,
Catherine Lemmond, Sanford, N. C.
La Rue Brann, Brown Summit, N. C.
Evelyn Richardson, Waverly, Va.
Alta Dick, Greensboro, N. C., Route 2.
We welcome each of them into our
society pnd l ope they w’ill be greatly
benefitted bv being members.
SIDDENTS GIVE PARTy
ON RALLDWE’EN NIGHT
Prof. A. R. Van Cleave Gives
Faculty Stunt; Special Music
by the Foolish Four Orchestra.
Delicious Refreshments Served by Re
ligious Activities Organization.
The Hallowe’en carnival w’as a mag
nificent success. The ones who were
prt>«ent enjoyed the privilege of behold
ing a very attractive variety of cos
tumes. They also were very much
amused by the different humorous hap
penings that took place.
The first number in the program was
an o]>eration, }»erformed on Prof. Har
rell, by some meml)ers of the Freshman
Class. Prof. Harrell, who had a terrible
case of ‘spirogyra,” was taken to the
hospital, w’here he had to undergo an
immediate operation. Prof. Harrell's
case was so grave that there was no
possible salvation for him. Almost
every one of the members of the faculty
went to the hosj)ital to see Prof. Har
rell, while lie was ill. The characters
most conspicuously impersonated w'ere
Prof. Johnson, Miss Benn, Dr. Guillet.
-^fiss Savage, and Dr. Harper, This
number was considered to be one of the
best in the entire program.
The next number in the program was
composed of different musical instru
ments played by Mr. Wilkins, Mr. Bla
lock, ilr. Laxton, and Mr. Chandler.
They demonstrated to the people who
were there that they possess wonderful
After the musical number was over,
“Senorita” Stanfield amused the spec
tators by demonstrating his ability to
dance Spanish dances. Then, the Sopho
more Class followed. The class w'as
well represented, and the number was
quite pleasing to the spectators. Miss
Moore gave a very enjoyable reading.
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CLIO LITERARy SOCIETy
TAKES IN NEW MEMBERS
The members of the Clio Literary
Society are well pleased witli the suc
cess which they h^id in the taking in
of new men. Previous to this time, this
society had prided itself in the quality
of men. At the initiation last night
it was clearly shown that the new men
w^ere choice men, and also that there
were plenty of them.
The seventeen new’ men who came in
the society exprssed individually what
they hoped to derive from the society,
and, at the same time, the loyalty with
which they were going to uphold it.
Each man showed a great deal of ability
in expressing himself.
The society is expecting to* do more
work and better w’ork. It is very
proud of its new' men and feels very
safe in their hands during the next four
ELON PORLICATIDNS SEND
REPRESENTATIVES TO P. A.
The North Carolina Collegiate Press
Association held its sixteenth semi
annual convention at Davidson College
November 1-3 inclusive. Over a hun
dred representatives from colleges in
the state attended this convention.
Elon College had four representatives:
C. W. Kipka and T. D. Eure represent
ing the Maroon and Gold, and Chas. A.
Walker and Wm. H. Ellis representing
The delegates were entertained by
the different Charlotte printing and en
graving companies, the Carolina Theatre
in Charlotte, and the theatre in David
son. These entertainments were secur
ed for the convention through the
courtesy of Davidson College and
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JE MIRCI VOUS
I wisli to take this opportunity
to thank the Faculty, Students,
Alumni, and the many friends of
Elon College for their hearty sup
port in aiding me to win the
twenty-five dollar suit offered as
first prize in the Maroon and Go'Ll
contest that closed on October
twenty-fifth. I feel sure that you
will enjoy reading your college
paper and will receive many times
the cost of it by learning the hap
penings on and around our camp
us, that you would otherwise miss.
I assure you that I greatly appre
ciate yooir support.
It’s not the prize you win that
Or the goal that you obtain,
But the way the thing is done,
That makes the victory you have
Daniel C. Boone.