SHOULD WE BE NICE
TO SANTA TO GET
PRESENTS ON XMAS?
SHUULU WU BE Mic“'
TO PBOFS. TO GET
GRADES ON EXAMS?
ELON COLLEGE, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1928
Clio LIIERSR! SOCIEiy
HOLDS REGOLAR MEETING
The Clio Literary Society enjoyed a
splendid program, which was rendered
by a group of new members. The new
members that the society has taken in
this year will certainly constitute an
asset to the society in the years to
ccme, as well as at present.
Those new members appearing in the
program last Tuesday night were as
fcyllows: Mr. Parker, who made a vtry
inspiring speecli on football. It was
very interesting, and enjoyed by each
member of the society. Mr. Mosley
made a splendid talk. His topic wag,
‘'Each Student Must Participate in
Some Kind of Athletics While in Col
lege.” Mosley presented some irrefut
able argument, which, I am sure, helped
those present in some w^ay. Mr. Capo
was the next in the program. He cer
tainly surprised every one by expressing
himself as well as he did. His topic
was, “My First Great Trip,’’ which he
developed in a very acceptable manner.
Finally, Mr. Cagle, who w’as chosen by
the judges as the best on the entire
program, spoke on '‘The Advantages
of a Literary Society." He expressed
himself exceedingly well. His speech
was very well prepared, and in it he
conveyed some significant ideas to the
rest of the members of the society.
Finally, Mr. Morphis made his first ap
pearance before the members of the
society. He performed well and com
municated some interesting and worth
The society is working very efficient
ly this year. The old Clio spirit seems
to be back, and it is the hope of the
society, as a whole, that this same spirit
will be manifested by the members of
the society through the entire year.
ON IRE TANK
“ What the Well, 1^1
; “Can you beat it?”;
“Those Freshmen.” These w^ere some
of the things said w’hen the upperclass
men saw the beautiful maroon and
gold ’32 on the tank last Thursday
morning. The freshmen thought that
they would have a part in the Alumni
Homecoming affair, so they spread
the college colors and the freshman'
numerals all over the campus.
In front of the West Dormitory in
full array showed the magnificent ’32.
What a proud bunch of freshmen strut
ted around the campus the whole day!
“We put it there” was the expression
that was heard every where.
“Freshman Watts—1 bet you painted
that tank,” said Doffy. He never
denied it either. And believe me there
were plenty of thirty-two’s around Elon
The colors that the thirty-two’s were
painted in were so pretty that the
Sophomores decided to let them stay.
Indeed, things were so dead around
here that something had to happen.
The Sophomores can’t do anything, so
the “fresh” freshmen thought it fell
t(i their lot to “paint up things.”
To friends and alumni who were on
the hill during Thanksgiving, Old Elon
wishes to say that she w'as glad to see
you here. Here’s a wish that you may
come back to many more home-comings
this year and in the years to come.
You are always w’elcome.
There w'ere a good number of alumni
on the hill during the holiday, but it
is to be regretted that more could not
be present. They should have been
present to have heard “Soc” Rainey
T3acking our team while they were de
feating Lenoir-Ehyne. At any rate
they should have heard the good ad
vise that Paul McNeil gave the students
in chapel on Friday morning. As it is
«o near exam, time, the advice was
especially appreciated by the freshmen.
They’re to look forward and not back
ward—forward to exams.
Again, Old Elon wishes to say that
you, alumni, were welcome to your
-Alma Mater during this Thanksgiving
season, and you are welcome at -any
time yon may come back to Dear Old
OIRLS’ GLEE CLUB ORGANIZES
I^ucy Boone Elected President; Viola
Worsley, Vice-President and Frances
Ring, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Girls’ Glee Club, limited to six
teen voices, organized Tuesday after
noon, December fourth. This organiza
tion will be under the direction of Prof.
C. James Velie, dean of the Conserva
tory. They expect to do a great deal of
interesting, profitable work this year
&nd to enter the State Girls’ Glee Club
contest in the spring.
The fo'llowing officers were elected
for the year: President, Lucy Boone;
vice-president, Viola Worsley; secretary
and treasurer, Frances Ring.
Rosenbloom’s Young Men's Shop was
responsible for assisting in the subscrip
tion campaign of the Maroon and Gold.
PI KAPPA TAOS
HIGII SCHOOL DRAMATICS
ATTEND PLAy AT ELON
Mr. Paul G. Hook, ’28, Brings Youth
ful Dramatists From Chatham
The members of the Dramatic Club of
Chatham High School, Chatham, A^ir-
ginia, were visitors at Elon College Fri
day evening. They came here to wit
ness the play given by the Expression
Mr. Paul G. Hook, ’28, is teaching
iu the Chatham School, and it was
through his influence that the members'
of this club came to Elon. Those mak
ing the trip were: Misses Virginia
Waddell, a teacher in the Chatham
Sclio’ol, Sara Canada, Martha Viseellio.
Eleanora Yarbro, Ruth Crews, Mar
garet Crews and Messrs. Charles Stultz,
Winston Jones, Richard Watson, Pres
ton Moses. Mr. Hook accompanied the
party and remained at Elon over the
All present at the play Friday night
expressed themselves as being greatly
pleased with the play. The youthful
Dramatists of Chatham High School are
giving “Clarence” on December 14th,
and are being coached by “Handsome”
Thanksgiving season offers many at
tractions, but none was enjoj'ed more
by the Pi Kappa Tau girls than the
party given by !Miss Brown on Mon
day evening, November 26. The group
met in- the reception hall of West
Dormitory, which was tastefully deco
rated with autumn leaves and cotton
to carry out the note of the season.
Miss Brown welcomed the girls and
after a few minutes of informal con
versation they entered w’hole-heartedly
into the Thanksgiving games and con
tests. The first prize, a drawing pencil,
was won by Miss Eugenia Green, who
pioved to be the artist of the group
by drawing the best turkey. Miss Lena
Eussell showed her talent by writing
the best Thanksgiving poem and was
given a “Hoover pencil” to aid her
in developing this newly-found talent.
Several other contests were enjoyed.
Aftr this delicious Thanksgiving re
freshments were served.
ORGANIZE FRENCR CLUR
A group of FreJicli stiuleiits met at
4:30 P. M., December 4, in the cliapel
for the organization of a French Club.
Miss Rebecca Taylor acted as chairman
of the meeting. The purpose of the
club having been previously discussed,
the club elected the following officers:
Miss Fern Lasley, president; Mr. Lewis
Cagle, vice-president; Miss Rebecca
Taylor, secretary and treasurer; Mis.s
Nellie White, pianist; Miss Virginia
Lineberger, Maroon and Gold reporter.
It was then decided that the presi
dent, after due consideration, would ap
point a program committee composed of
as many members as she sees tit, each
class being represented on the coinmit-
tee. There are to be several different
specialized divisions of this committee,
these to be determined by the president
and those whom she appoints to assist
her. These will meet with Professor
Guilett to plan for the activities of the
Twenty-six French students placed
their name on roll and all pledged to
give their support for a “bigger and
better” French Club.
'rime is drawing near for the
Annual High School Press Asso
ciation to convene at Elon Col
lege, December 13, 14, 15.
The registration of delegates
will be at 3:00 o’clock Thursday
afternoon, December 13th. At
5:00 o’clock, the Elon Faculty
will entertain delegates at an in
formal tea in the Y. W. C. A.
There will be no expense in
curred while at Elon College.
Your transportatioTi and member
ship fee will be the only cost in
attending this conference.
A large attendance is antici
pated, and it is absolutely neces
sary that you let us know w'hether
you will be able to attend. Please
answer by return mail, telling us
how many delegates you will
send; for we have to know ap
proximately how to figure on the
number of programs, plates at
banquets, automo'biles for trans
A varied and extensive pro
gram has been arranged for your
entertainment, including ban
quets, teas, theatre parties, lec
tures, and a real insight into col
Awaiting an early reply, I am,
Very truly yours,
C. W. KIPKA, Editor
Maroon nad Gold.
NOTED SPEAKER TO yiSIT
ELON COLLEGE DEC. 19
On December the nineteenth, Dr.
Ozora S. Davis, Moderator of the Na
tional Council of the Congregational
Church and President of the Chicago
Theological Seminary, will visit the
college. Professor Ross Ensminger will
be ordained a Christian minister at this
time. Others who w’ill take part in this
service are: Dr. J. O. Atkinson, of
Elon College, and Dr. Edward Kirby,
This w'ill be of particular interest to
the student body, as Professor Ens
minger has proven to be one of the
favorite instructors of the institution.
We consider him one of the most com
petent and desirable persons for this
type of work, and we feel certain that
he will make a success here as he did
This service is the first time that the
Christian and Co'ngregational churches
have united in the ordination of a
candidate for the ministry, and we feel
that this event will mean much tow^ard
the union of the two churches.
R. R. SKINNER SPEAKS
TO ECONOmiCS CLUR
MRS. W. A. HARPER SINGS
"BE SORE IGOR SINS
WILL flND yOO DOT"
Just one minute, fellow students—
attention for just a minute! This is an
awful world iu which we are living—
just as it was ten millions years ago—
and going to the dogs just as it w’as
then. It’ll never change; a billion
years from this minute it will be get
ting ready for those same yelping
hounds. So we’ll not worry about that;
for what does it matter if the dogs do
get it? Poor things! They probably
need it anyway. But for the love of
Mike, ladies and gentlemen and aspir
ants, it is not good policy that we our
selves should be their associates. I
am trying to help you—it is my duty
to help you. Listen to me. I am a
prophet and I have a prophetic mess
age to give yoxi. The signs of the
times are bewildering but indicate for
a certainty that a great and dangerous
calamity will soon befall the students
of Elon College. I am able to give you
even the exact date when this much
dreaded occurrence will begin. On De-
cembr 17, 1928, the great day of wrath
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Mrs. Emma Thorsen, of Chicago,
pointed her curling iron at a burglar
in her home and he fled.
B. A. Sellars & Sons were responsible
foT assisting in the subscription cam
paign of the Maroon and Gold.
Sunday morning at the regular ser-
vices the choir rendered the Anthem,
The Heavens Are Telling, by Bethoven,
in a very pleasing manner.
Mrs. W. A. Harper pleased the audi
ence with a soprano solo entitled “0
Lord On High Mozart.
Mrs. Harper is well known in the
field of music. She is now serving her
second term as President of the North
Carolina Federation of Music Clubs.
Last summer Mrs. Harper studied music
under the noted Oscar Saenger at the
American Conservatory of Music in
Chicago, Illinois. She takes a great
interest in the Music Department of the
College, and, besides being a member
of the choir, is a member of the Choral
Club. Her interest and work are very
The College Pastor took as his sub
ject for the service, “Using Our Op
portunities.” His thoughts were based
on Galations 5:13-6:10.
Mr. H. B. Skinner, secretary o-f the
Burlington Chamber of Commerce, de
livered an exceedingly interesting ad
dress to the students of Business Ad
ministration. His discourse w'as based
upon the topic, “Retail Trade Develop
ment.” He thoroughly discussed how
retail trade development could be suc
cessfully accomplished. Mr. Skinner
stated that retail trade development
may be accomplished through many
ways; and in proving his statement,
he gave numerous illustrations.
According to Mr. Skinner, the great
est competition existing in business
today is that of the producers for the
consumer’s dollars. He went on and
presented some concrete examples,
which made the truthfulness c»f his
“The cause of industrial competition
are science and industrial research,”
said he. Then, he thoroughly discussed
the previous statement, conveying some
splendid ideas to those who had the
privilege of listening to him. Mr.
Skinner stressed the fact that chemistry
is one of the sciences that is influencing
industrial competition the most. At
this time he referred to the rayon in
dustry and others. He said that the
things that are being accomplished in
the rayon industry today are marvel
ous; and that these things are being
achieved through the application of
“Group salesmanship is being in
creased,” stated Mr. Skinner. And
this, according to him, is a very signi
ficant factor in the retail trade develop
The retail business can compete
with the c’ pin stores. He demonstrat
ed how' it (-r-uM be ))ossible for the re
tail busiiiera to compete with the
chain store; and mentioned many fac
tors involved in this competition. I
can’t fail to mention one of significant
importance. Mr. Skinner said that one
of the first things that the retail busi
ness has to do in order tc compete with
the chain stores is to give good service;
and also it must have salesmen and
clerks who are specialists.
“Listen, young men and women, if
you can’t get on your feet and express
vourself well, you will never make a
successful business man or woman.”
This was Mr. Skinner’s last statement
in his address. We who are planning
to" enter business must not fail to keep
this in mind.
CHORAL CLUR TO GIVE
PROGRAM DECEIER 9
The Choral Club of Elon College will
give the Oratorio, “The Messiah,” by
G. F. Handel, under the direction of
Professor C. James Velie, on Sunday
evening, December ninth, at seven-
thirty o’clock, in the Whitley Audi
torium. Every one is cordially invited
to this program. Those who have heard
the club practice toll us that this is to
be an unusually good performance.
This is a great opportunity to get ac
quainted with one of Handel’s master
pieces which we all love and appreciate.
We hope that there will be a large audi
ence present for this performance, as it
will be both educational, enjoyable, and
The Messiah, Handel’s most success
ful and best know’n oratorio, is prob
ably one of the most popular orato'rios
ever composed. It is given in many
places throughout the world during the
Christmas season each year. This
work w'as composed in the year 1741
in twenty-four days time, from August
twenty-second to September fourteenth.
It was first perfo'rmed at a concert
iven for charity purposes at Dublin,
Ireland, on April the thirteenth, 1742,
Handel conducting the performance in
Henry Bertrand, of Kansas City,
wo-n a divorce on evidence that his wife
“spooned” with other men while
Mebane Shoe Company was respon
gible for assisting in the subscription
campaign of the Maroon and Gold.
B.ELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES ORGAN
IZATION GIVES PROGRAM
Clara Underwood Presides.
Sunday evening, December 2, a very
interesting program sponsored by the
Religious Activities organization was
rendered. Miss Clara Underwood pre
The program was as follows:
Organ Prelude—David B. Harrell.
Scripture—R. B. Hook.
The Christian Conception of Service
The Christian Student and Service—
C W. Kipka.
Paul as a Servant—Eodias Knight.
Ruth as a Servant—Julia Mae Bass.
Grenfell as a Servant—Merrill Cavi-
James Addams as a Servant—Marion
What Should We Do About It—G.
Organ Postlude—David B. Harrell.
This program was enjoyed very much
by all present, and it is hoped that this
organization w’ill present another help
ful pro'gram soon.
Foster’s Shoe Company was respon
sible for assisting in the subscription
campaign of the Maroon and Gold.