MISS STOUT STAGES THE
herb rEIDAY NIGHT.
DON'T MISS IT!
ALUMNI ISSUE ,
ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1928.
fflegler Plays Outstanding Game For
' rChtistians; Fighting Christians
Complete Nice Passes.
The Blon Christians were forced to
bow to the Emory and Henry “Wasps”
last Saturday in a very hard fought
game Both teams exhibited some ex
cellent playing, but due to Emory and
Eettty’s fast backfleld the Christians
were unable to score. The “Wasps”
rictory was due mainly to open field
rooning and the completion of several
img p°asses. They were also success
ful in intercepting several Elon passes,
although the Christians completed some
Bice passes, Several times the Blon
team marched down the field, only to
be held on the ten ox fifteen yard line
Emory and Henry’s ground gains
were based, for the most part, on trick-
plays, rather than smashing football.
The Elon men put up a hard flight
throughout the game, but due to fresh
material were unable to compete with
the more experienced “Wasps” who
were credited with 18 consecutive vic
tories. The man who gave the Chris
tians the most trouble was “Little
John,” left half for the “Wasps.”
This name seems to suggest the quality
of this player. He seemed to have for
his motto, “be swift,” and he well liv
ed up to it in this game.
Among Elon’s outstanding players
was “Ziegler,” who played a great de
fensive and offensive game. “Zieg”
filled the position at quarter well, run
ning the play very smoothy. Smith was
.decidedly the best punter on the field,
getting off several nice ones that set
the “Wasps” back for losses. Efird
alsu pat up a hard fight at tackle.
Latham was one o'f Elon’s outstanding
backs, backing up the line consistently.
“Zac’s” end runs and passes were mis
led greatly in the game.
ElON REPRESEIITtD 111
The one hundred and third session of
the North Carolina and Virginia Con
ference Tjonvened at the Ingram Chris
tian Church November 13-15. Elon
College was well represented at the
conference. Dr. W. M. Jay, Professor
S. A. Bennett, Dr. T. C. Amick, and Dr.
W. S. Alexander attended the confer
ence as ministerial members from Elon.
H. George Robertson and S. E. Madreri
attended as ministerial students. Our
representatives played an important
part on the program. On Tuesday night
Professor Bennett delivered a very in
spiring sermon to the conference.
Others speaking in the session were:
Dr. Jay, who spoke on “Religions
Literature;” Dr. Alexander, who spoke
on “Stewardship;” Dr. Amick, who
spoke on “Education;” S. E. Madren,
w^ho talked on “Christian Endeavor;”
Dr. Atkinson, who spoke on “Mis
sions.” and H. G. Robertson, who spoke
on “The Ministry.”
A male quartet, composed of Dr. Jay,'
J. H. Dollar, G. C. Crutchfield, and T.
i\ "Wright, rendered several much ap
A delegation of ladies from Elon at
tended the session on Wednesday. They
were; Dean Savage, Mrs. W. A. Harper,
Mrs. Ross Ensnlinger, Mrs. Alexander,
Mrs. J. P. Barrett, and Mrs. Thomas
The one hundred and fourth session
of the conference will meet at Vir-
gilina, Virginia, next year. All who at
tended the conference reported a good
time and a fine session. The Ingram
Christian church entertained in a very
THE SHOW OFF
Again, we call your attention
to the fact that you must not
fail to see THE SHOW OFF, be
cause you will regret it if you
Everything is ready for THE
SHOW OFF; so if you want to
have an enjoyable and delightful
evening, come on and see THE
Excellent music will be furnish
ed by the orchestra under Mr.
Elbert Rhodes’ conducting. This
will make the occasion more en
joyable for those who come to see
Once more the Expression De
partment, as well as Elon College,
extends to you a cordial invita
tion to see this play.
Opportunity comes but once:
so don’t fail to take advantage
of it when it comes. WE EX
PECT YOU TO BE PRESENT
J FRIDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER
? 23, 1928.
PSIPHEllS WIN IN
NTER SOCIEiy DEBAIE
Eirdle Rowland Best on Entire Pro
gram; Estelle Williams Best on
Mil. eARLDW DELIVERS
STUDENT RECITAL GIVEN
IN COLLEGE CHAPEL
A WORD FROM PUNY RICHARDSON
ELON IS YOUR INSTITUTION
C. W. Gordon, ’26
I have visited Elon several times this
season, but failed to find the numbei
of Alumni that I expected. Fellow
Alumni, I am sure that this is not due
to the fact that you do not love Elon.
Are you going to let your interest in
the institution die, or grow cold and
indifferent? If you will be fair w^ith
yourself, you must admit Elon has done
much for you. You should be fateful,
and should show your respect and ap-
preci-atton by visiting more often, and
by giving your support. We can not
afford to take an indifferent attitude,
because Elon’s reputation is our reputa
tion, Elon’s future will to a great ex
tent determine our success in the eyes
of the world. Some will say that the
"Old Elon Spirit” is lacking. Whose
fault is this, the present student body s
or ours? Probably both; but to relieve
ourselves of the blame, we should get
back on the campus more often and let
the faculty and students know that we
are behind them; and the “Old Spirit,
which we boast of, and are justly proud
of, will revive.
Thanksgiving day is near, and if you.
have been indifferent get some of the
“Old Elon Spirit” in your system, and
bring it back to Elon for the Thanks
giving program. Don’t forget the game
with Lenoir-Rhyne. Come on out and
help your team to victory.
Burlington, N. C.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Old Gang:
After learning that there would be a
confiict between the Virginia State
Eflucational meeting and the festivities
at Elon on Thanksgiving, I did the next
best thing and went for a week-end
earlier in the fall. Hoping that my
word will not be doubted, I should like
to say that a warm welcome awaits all
of the “men and w'omen who have come
and gone” at Elon. Could more be
said than to say that the trip is well
worth while and tliat Thanksgiving to
me will be a day of regrets because of
the old friends I shall miss seeing by
not being at Elon.
The New York “Yankees” incurred
the wrath of Lindbergh by breaking the
Spirit of St. Louis.” In like man
ner, I hope that the “Fighting Chris
tians will crush the spirit of Lenoir-
H. Richardson, ’2/.
OH, THAT CHICKEN DINNER!
The second student’s recital of the
year was on last Thursday afternoon
in the college chaple. Ther weere quite
a number present for the program. It
is decidedly gratifying to both instruc
tors and students for the people of the
college and community who are not
studying music to' attend these pro-
giams. It goes to prove that there is
great benefit derived from the programs
and that there is interest in the de
velopment of local talent. We wish at
this point to extend to all of you who
are interested in music a hearty invita
tion to attend as many of these pro
grams as you find it po'ssible' to attend.
We appreciate this interest and will try
to repay you for it by providing some
thing reallv worth while in the musical
line. There are always uplifting things
about such programs that can not be
transmitted to one who was not present,
but let it suffice to say in regard to
last week’s program that it was an ex*
eellent performance in every respect,
and tliat it was very enjoyable indeed
to see students so efficient in their work.
Those who took part in this program
were: Rebecca Matlock, P'rances Ward,
Helen Barney, Margaret Styers, Nancy
Caddell, Elizabeth Harden, Jewell Pres-
nell, Frances Devinney, Allen Laxton.
Tdell Jones, Bessie McKinney, Frances
Ring, Mabel Barrett, Fletcher Moore,
Agnes King, Rebecca Taylor, Lois Cor
bett, Elizabeth Barney, Annie Virginia
Britt, and Edith Lockey.
The Psiphelian and Psykaleon Liter
ary Societies clashed in their first an
nual debate last Friday night. The
speakers for the Psiplielians w^ere;
Misses Birdie Rowland, Eva Sykes, and
Mildred Johnson. Those representing
the Psykaleon Society were: Misses
Alma Kimball, Estelle Williams, and
The query discussed was: Resolved,
that training in the Christian Religion
should be given in the Public Schools
of the United States. The Paiphelians
argued for the affirmative, while the
Psykaleons ably defended the negative
side of the question.
The judges for the debate were promi
nent ladies of Burlington who, we are
sure, found it a hard task to decide the
winners. The judges were: Mesdames
W. R. Sellars, W. E. Walker, and D. R.
After a very interesting and hotly
contested debate the judges awarded
the decision to the affirmative. They
declared Miss Birdie Rowland, Paipheli-
an, best on entire program and Miss
Estelle Williams, Psykaleon, best on
This debate and the Philologian-Clio
debate held Wednesday night were both
great successes, and we w^ish to con-
giatulate each Literary Society on its
YOU HAVE ASKED ME FOR
SOMETHING I HAVE
Mr. W. S, Barlow, of the Bell Tele
phone Co., delivered a splendid address
to the members of The Economics Club
at its last meeting. Mr. Barlow’s ad
dress was of vital importance, and it
is certain tliat every one present en
His discourse was based upon voca
tional guidance. According to Mr. Bar
low’s opinion, after a student graduates
from college, he has accomplished very
little, or perhaps nothing, as far as a
prominent position in the business
world is concerned. He says that the
mere fact that a person is a college
graduate does not imply that he is ready
to go out in the world and be success
ful in business or in whatever line of
work he may undertake as his life’s
vocation. A college education is a
mere training of the mind, which will
enable a person to be a little more ef
ficient in his work after he has obtain
ed that education. Furthermore, he
said, “if a student thinks that after he
gets through college he is ready to find
a position waiting for him, he had bet
ter get that idea out of his mind, be
cause it is absurd.” He mentioned the
fact that a college graduate didn’t
mean anything to the company he repre
sents, so far as a po'sition is concerned.
Professor Tower, our instructor in Busi
ness Administration, has also emphasiz
ed the fact that a collcge diploma does
not signify that a person who holds it
is entitled to make any success in life.
We students now' in college must be
come aware of that fact, so that we may
be able to avoid tremendous disappoint
ments in later life.
STOP, LOOK AND RESPOND
When you return to' your Alma Mater
for the THANKSGIVING TURKEY, be
sure to pay your subscription to the
MAROON AND GOLD. Every week
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Bv G. A. Brown, ’23
The chicken, like every other living
creature, has certain habits which
govern his conduct. So strongly nn-
bedrled are these habits that the chic en
,„n,s without thought to his roost, m
the evening. Chicken breeders have
learned that the chicken that does no
return to his ro'ost is good for nothing
save the frying pan.
In like manner the Elon Alumni have
formed a habit of returning to the Hill
for Thanksgiving, and it is a great loss
that those suffer who have not learned
to return HOME for that day. Alumni
forgetting their Alma Mater are destin
ed, as the chicken forgetting his roost
to come to some bad end. They wi
soon be forgotten by their classmates
and fellow Alumni.
As a member of the Alumni Associa
tion I want to urge each
IZni to return to their ALMA
mater, thanksgiving and just
have a good time.
Hillsboro-, N. C.
roster’s Shoe Company was res^n-
sible for assisting in the
campaign of the Maroon and Gold.
here teacher in the Flat Eock High
School, was on the hUl during the week-
VISITS ELON CAMPUS
It is rare that a person drops in for
chapel and entertains us as well as did
Professor Blake of the Theodore Pres-
ser Music Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Pro
fessor Velie, a personal friend of Pro
fessor Blake’s, introduced him to the
audience. Professor Blake, a very
charming man, told the story of Mr.
Presser’s hard struggle for a musical
education and how he finally won out.
Mr. Presser became a multi-millionaire
and provided a home for aged musicians
and left a foundation to help boys and
girls who need aid to get a musical edu
cation. After his very interesting talk,
Mr. Blake sang several selections.
Among his selections were: “Sunshine
in Rainbow Valley,” “Just a Thinking
of You,” “By the Waters of Min
netonka’” and “A Little Irish Girl.”
Mr. Blake’s singing was received with
genuine appreciation. The hearty ap
plause showed that the speaker and
singer had won the hearts otf the audi
You have written me on a number of
occasions and asked for money for a
social club, society, athletics or the
college. In some cases I responded, and
in others I did not. But this time you
?,sked me for something I have, and I
am sure every Alumnus has; and that
is time. You have asked me to write
an article for the Alumni column, and
I think I should be very ungrateful
if I didn’t take a few minutes and
It is said that the best thing a father
or mother can leave a child is an educa
tion and a good attitude toward citizen-
sliip and sportsmanship. That’s true,
but I don’t thiuk we should stop there.
That’s just half of the tale. Now comes
the question, what does the child owe
to the mother or father? Let Abraham
Lincoln answer the question. He says,
"All that I am or ever expect to be I
owe to my angel mother.” Now, I
1 don’t see why every Alumnus of Elon
I College can’t say the same as Lincoln
said. All that I am or evkr expect to
be in the educational world, I owe to
Elon College. It was at Elon that T
learned the methods I use in teaching.
It was at Elon that I completely chang
ed my attitude toward citizenship. It
was at Elon that I came in contact
with some of the best men that ever
lived. If the daughter of fortune. Miss
Fortune, ever o’er takes me, it will be
to Elon I shall go for help. If I had
to have a character witness or a recom
mendation I would go to Elon for either,
I believe that is the spirit of every
Elon Alumnus. Then, Alumni, is it
anything but just for that we should
help Elon in anyway we can.
Now, you fat Alumni, thin Alumni
short Alumni, and Elongated Alumni,
both masculine and feminine, let’s go
back to Elon, our Elon, on Thanksgiv
ing and see our team beat Lenoir-
Ehyne; and before we leave let’s pay
our Alumni Voice dues, pay the Maroon
and Gold subscription, and help pay for
the chairs in the Society hall.
Come on folks, and let’s help the in
stitution that helped us.
O. C. Johnson.
MEET ME AT ELON!
Coiniiig at the beginning of the farm
er’s rest when the harvest is all gather
ed, this is a very joyous festival, and
more than any other, abounds in re
unions. What a joy it is going to be
to return to our dear Alma Mater this
Thanksgiving and partake of the pump
kin pie and Thanksgiving turkey with
old classmates and college mates, to
gether with the student body in which
we are so interested. We must not for
get a most important football game be
tween Dick Gurley’s Lenoir-Rhyne Col
lege football team and the Maroon and
Gold. How we liked to defeat the N. C.
State teams in which Gurley played,
back in the early twenties; and we are
pulling for our boys to defeat his team
oil Thanksgiving day.
A toast: To the inventor of pumpkin
pie to peace with all nations to the
rulers of our country—to the farmers
to full stomachs and merry hearts—to
their excellencies, the president and the
governor—to Elon; May we obey all
their commands, and especially the lat
ter’s command to return to Elon on
Thanksgiving day, as willingly as when
they tell us to feast. Abounding plenty,
may we remember the source from
which our benefits come. Our two na
tional fowls, the American eagle and
the Thanksgiving turkey: May the one
give us peace for all our states, and the
other a piece for all our plates. The
turkey and the eagle; we love to have
the one soar high, but wish the other to
roost low. The great American birds;
may we have them where we love them
best—the turkey on our Elon tables,
and the eagles in our pockets.
E. S. “Johnnie” Johnson, ’22.
B. A. Sellars & Sons were responsible
for assisting in the subscription cam
paign of the Maroon and Gold.
Mebane Shoe Company was respon
sible for assisting in the subscription
campaign at the Maroon and Gold.
Rosenbloom’s Young Men’s Shop was
responsible for assisting in the subscrip
tion campaign of the Maroon and Gold.
To the reporters:
If ycmr article does not get in
this week please bear in mind
that this is an Alumni Issue.