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ELOX COLLEGE, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1931.
ELON ALUMNUS SPEAKS ON ANNI V ERSARY DAY
Rev. W. T. Scott Praises His
Alma Mater In Great
Studeiits Observe Holiday in Usual
Kev. William T. Scott, pastor of the
Salisbury ruited CongiTgatonal-Christian
Church, was the Hpeaker at the morning"
sorvicc on Sunday, January 18.
Taking as his subject “I Will Build,”
liev. Mr. Scott hold the Elon student body
spell boiuid in one of the greatest address
es ev(n’ delivered before an Elon audience.
U(?v. Mr. Scott spoke very forcefully aud
oratorically of the past achievements and
the f\iture of his Alma JIater. lie declared
that the anniversary day was the bright
est day in the history of Klon College.
lie paid his tribute to the college of his
choice and gave many reasons why the
present student body should be proud of
their institution. At the conclusion of his
address the students and faculty declared
it to be one of the best si^eeches ever de
livered at this institution.
The substance of Mr. Scott’s speech
was as follows:
‘ It was in the heart of David, my
fatlier, to build a house for the name of
the Lord God of Isarel. And the Lord
said unto David, my father, ‘Whereas it
was in thine heart to build a house unto
my name, thou didst well that it was in
thiue heart. Nevertheless, thou shalt not
build the house, but thy son that shall
come forth out of thy loins, he shall build
— the house - - - unto my name.”—I
Kings 8:12ff. These words are from the
lips of King Solomon, the son of David
"Hebrews 11 ;30, 40, ‘And these all
having obtained a good report through
faith, received not the promise; God hav
ing provided some better things for us,
that they without us shall not be made
perfect’ These words are from the He
brew Hall of Fame, found in the eleventh
chapter of Hebrews.
“Elon, too, has her fathers who have
dreamed dreams, seen visions, and had
it in their hearts to build a great sanctu
ary of learning to the GLOllY OF GOD.
Elon, too. has her HALL OF FAME, yet
it ^^eemed not to be the will of God for
the \-isioiis and dreams in the heart of
these pioneers who founded Elon in 1888,
to l)e completed in their day—though all
tlu'se attained a good report through faith
and FAITHFULNESS TO THEIK
('.\TSE. They, like David, had it in
tlieir hearts, and that was well; but God
liad provided some better thing for us,
that these early ambitions of the founders
oC Elon in the 19th century, without us
—of the 20th century—should not be made
’The second and greatest epoch in
I-'lon’s existence began on that memorable
18th day of January 1023, when it seemed
that all lieart ambition lay low in the
crumbling ruins of older Elon.
‘There it lay, the w'ork of over a gener
ation. in a massive heap of smouldering
debris. To us, whose hearts and lives had
been strangely touched and moulded in
those sacred halls of learning, that sight
on that January morning came as some
thing of a death knell to much we had
“If there ever was a dark day for Elon,
and for those who loved her, it was Jan
uary 18th, 1923. If there was ever a
bright day for Elon, and for those who
love her, it w'as January 18th, 1931.
“Eight years ago today all was dark
for Elon, it seemed. The Administration
Building, which had long graced the cam
pus of giant oaks, and which had served
as the only classroom, library and office
building for over thirty years was in ashes.
With $25,000.00 the only insurance on the
building, anxious hearts asked: ‘What can
be done with that sum? What will Elon’s
“Those moments we would not like to
live over again, for they were too heart
rending; yet not one of us who were here
that day would have the sacredness of
those moments erased from memory.
“One who experienced it can not forget
the meeting of the student body in the
Boy’s Gym that day, while the air was
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Sister Society Attends.
On December 8. 1930, the Psykaleons
mot with tiieir brother society, the Clio,
in the Society Ilall. After a very brief
l)usiness session the following program
My Favorite Professor — E. E. Cope
Dialog—Nunia Franks and Marvin
Negro Spirituals—T. U. Caudell, W.
Atkins, and W. Brill.
Negro Sermon—B. P. Pakestraw.
C'urrent Events—S. i^. Wilson.
'riie program was very good, especially
the Spirituals, and the Negro Sermon by
^fr. Kakestraw was the best on the pro
gram. The Psykaleons expressed their
appreciation for the program, and desire
to visit the Clio Society again in the near
Impressive Services Are
Conducted Sunday Night
THE DEBATERS ARE
Dr. Brannock is Coaching in Prof.
Van Cleave’s Place.
Visiting Speaker Conducts
The Chapel Services
Field Secretary, I. P. A., Visits
Miss Ruth G. Lockman, Field Secre
tary of the Intercollegiate Prohibition
Association, a graduate of Winthrop Col
lege in South Carolina with the class
of ’28, delivered a most interesting chapel
talk Wednesday morning before the Elon
Student body. In the course of her talk
the Representative declared that the Pro
hibition fight was not a battle of the
Church alone, but of the entire country.
She said that the fight was not to take
personal freedom from any man but to
rid the society in which we live of a
social menace and a public burden.
She defined Prohibition and showed its
value to students, and what part they
might play in this battle. “The think we
should ti-y to do is to study the whole
problem throughout the history of man,
determine to rid society of this social
menace and public burden, to make it
easier for every man who wants to be
sober to be, help find a more profitable
wa.v of spending dollars; hence, to pass
to posterity a better type of civilization
than we inherited. To do this we must
eliminate things which keep us on the low
er level. Man’s knowledge with drink
and its experience is one thing which
keei)s us on a lower level.
She stated that in the fight you must
meet the “hang-overs” from saloon days.
They are those who would do anything
to gratify their appetites. And too, we
must meet the self-privileged. “They are
the people who are the so called “upper
crust” of society. They are unconcerned
with society and the influence they might
have on others.
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Esteemed Teacher Is Missed
Professor A. Ray Van Cleave was tak
en with a sudden attack of appendicitis
last Friday night and was rushed to the
Rainey Hospital at Burlington, N. C.
Saturday morning he was operated on and
is doing nicely.
“Prof.” seems to be resting easy and
enjoying a rest. It is reported that he
will remain in the hospital about ten
days or two weeks. He will be removed
from there to his home at Elon College,
Maroon and Gold and the student body,
and faculty all wish him a speedy recov
ery. The students miss him very much
and hope that he will soon be able to take
charge of his classes.
‘THE NEGRO CON-
TRIBUTION” IS SUBJECT
FOR SUNDAY EVENING
At the regular Sunday evening services
February first, the Christian Endeavor
Society will deliver an interesting pro
gram dealing with the Negro’s Contribu
tion to civilization.
Spirituals, poems, and talks will go to
make up this unique program. Miss Mary
Ravvles Jones will preside, and announce
The Sedalia Institute Quintet will come
to Elon in the near future to conduct the
evening services. It is fortunate that we
will be able to obtain a noted Quintet
and it is hoped that a large attendance
will greet the Negro Singers.
B. P. Rakestraw
Returns to Campus
Mr. B. P. Rakestraw, president of the
Ministerial Association, was taken sud
denly ill while visiting his parents at
Wentworth, North Carolina, during the
holidays following examinations.
Mr. Rakestraw was happily married on
December 24tli. Since that time he has
been an entirely different fellow on the
campus. The girls’ coaxing looks toward
him have changed to ^ ...pair and disgust,
the boys on the other hand, are going to
him for advice pertaining to social af
fairs. Mr. Rakestraw's conduct since his
marriage has shown to the students on
the campus that he can and is determined
to develop the necessary qualities to make
his wife a good husband. Even though
he has been away from his wife since
classes started January 5th, it is evident
that she has a part in all his activities.
In conversation he mentions her frequent
ly. We are sure that Rakestraw worked
a little harder than he had ever worked
before on the examinations that have just
The Ministerial Association and the
entire student body join in wishing the
newly-weds much happiness and hope that
Mr. Rakestraw may soon be able to re
sume his studies on the Hill.
CLIOS ELECT OFFICERS
7EEY ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING
The Clio Literary Society held its regu
lar meeting Tuesday night. After a very
brief business session the following of
ficers were elected:
President—J. Howard Smith.
Treasurer—W. E. Brill.
Censor—B. P. Rakestraw.
Critic—S. B. Wilson.
Maroon and Gold Reporter—W.A,
Mr. Smith appointed the Program Com
mittee as follows: Elmer Copeland. Chair
man, T. R. Caudill, and Marvin Gvinn.
The debate w’as, Resolved: That it is
more harmful for a Giraffe to have sore
throat, than it is for a bullfrog to have
rheumatism. The debate was followed by
a general discussion, which all members
joined in. The Society adjourned until
next Tuesday night.
To represent Elon on the debating plat
form this year we find a squad of nine
men who look i)romising. There are only
two veterans of last years teams, K. B.
Hook aud II. N. Truitt, but two alter
nates of last years squad are making bids
for a place this year. These are W. R.
llighsmith and J. II. Smith. New men
on the squad are J. C. Spivey, C. R. Key,
Olin Lager, Ramsey Swain, and E. G. Kil
With such a group as the above, the
students are sitting back aud looking for
something in the way of debate victories
to be chalked up for “Dear Ole” Elon.
In tiie tryouts the new men showed up
well, and the optimism is well grounded,
'riie inter-society debate between the two
men’s societies aroused a greater interest
in debating than has been shown here in
recent years. The large squad on the
team confirms this statement, aud will be
further upheld when Elon takes the floor
against Lenoir-Rhyne in the first inter
collegiate debate of the season on March
The question for the debates will be,
Resolved: That the nations should adopt
a policy of free trade. The question is
one of vital interest to the U. S. today,
because with her enormous tariff walls
other nations are developing an ill feeling
In the absence of Professor Van Cleave,
Dr. Brannock has been meeting the squad
and giving them instructions and en
couragement. The men on the squad are
getting down to work, and each one is
hoping to get a chance at the Mountain
“Greater Elon" Is Featured.
Sunday night, January 18th, the Elon
Student body lisft'iied to a most impres
sive service given by the Ueligious Acti
vities' Organization. In commemoration
of the fire eight years ago, the subject
featured was ‘‘(irroater Elon.” The sub
ject was very appropriate for the occa
sion. and was conducted in a most wor
shipful manner. Eight years ngo the
A(hninistration Building of the old Elon
lay smouldering in ashes, and smoke curl-
d uj) into the heavens. Out of that
smoke has risen one of the most up-to-date
college plants in the. South. It is be
cause of this that we are proud of the
opportunity to show our loyalty and rev*
*rence to our College by discussing this
subject on the anniversary day.
The following i>rogram was rendered
very effectively by the students. Mr. Sam
B. Wilson, who presided over the service,
opened the program with the song, “Day
Is Dying In The West,” after which he
gave the invocation. Miss Idell Jones
read the scripture lesson very clearly and
Miss Barbara Chase pleased her lis
teners with a solo entitled, “My Task.”
The following sub-topics were discussed
very enthusiastically. “Founding Elon
College,” by Kenneth Boyd Hook. Rev.
J. Ray Dickens favored the audience with
an inspiring talk on “The Meaning of
Christian Education.” “Elon’a Part In
Christian Education,” was interestingly
discussed by Rev. John Howard Smith.
The meeting was dismised with the
.singing of the college song, “Here’s To
Dear Old Elon,” followed by the bene
CLASSES TO ISSUE
MAROON AND GOLD
SENIORS TO LEAD
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Auman an
nounce the birth of David Wills on
December 3, 1930. David Wills’
weight on birth was 7 1-2 pounds.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Auman are for
mer students of Elon College.
The alumni and students con
Beginning with the next issue of the
Maroon and Gold the four classes will
take charge and issue the paper. It has
been the custom at Elon for years that
the classes sponsor the printing of the
weekly for the month of February.
Tuesday morning President Johnson
called a meeting of the senior class, and
the staff for the senior edition of the
paper was elected. K. B. Hook was se
lected to edit the paper. Mr. Wyatt H.
Highsmith was chosen as the Managing
Editor. George Kelley and Johnnie Sharp
were elected Sports Editors, Co-Ed Edi
tor’s place will be taken by Miss Martha
Netherly, of Brown Summit, N. C.
The other necessary officers were elec
ted and work has already begun in the
attempt to make it the best paper sponsor
ed by the various classes.
Professor Barney will be the judge in
selecting which one of the various classes
issue the best paper. Things taken into
consideration in determining the winner
will be the material, make-up, and other
Come on classes and get busy. Make
your class paper the best.
The Religious Activities’ Organization
convpned aft^r chapel Tuesday morning
and discussed important business. Among
the business matters discussed was the
appointing of the committee to outline
tlie program for this school term. Many
ideas were released, and it is expected that
the Sunday evening programs from now
until the end of school will be of the same
high order that they have been.
Did you ever stop to think that it
isn’t the “A” student that always makes
a success in life?
After the Christmas holidays, exams,
anxieties, and worries, the Psiphelian
members again as.sembled in the society
hall last Thursday evening, January 22.
The devotional exercises were conduc
ted by the chaplain, Dorothy Humble.
Many helpful thoughts were brought out
in her selectioD from the book of Hosea.
During a brief business meeting, various
committee reports were made, and several
committees were appointed by the presi
Since the main subject of discussion
for the last two weeks had been exami
nations, the program was a continuation
of this subject. In a short talk on “The
Value of Examinations,’' Martha Nethery
stressed three main points: first, they are
useful as a review; next, they help the
professor to keep records; and, last, they
test the ability to think. “At What Period
of the Semester Are Best Results Obtain
ed?” was discussefl by Cora Del Sykes,
who. In her talk, gave as her reasons for
choosing the “exam period” the fact that
usually idle students begin to think more
about their History or Biology than some
novel or magazine. A very i)eautiful
piano solo was rendered by Sara Andrews.
In her discussion of “The Effect of Exams
Upon The Student,” Beulah Coble brought
oat the fact that the student does not al
ways do his best on examinations be
cause of nervousness caused by overwork
or over anxiety. “Are Exam Marks a
Fair Representation of the Pupil’s Know
ledge?” According to Hallie Loy they are
not. She gave as a “backer” for her state
ment that the student does not always
make the grade he receives. He may
have got it by cheating, cramming, or
bluffing: and, therefore, has either learn
ed it for the final test or gained his in
formation from someone else.
Hallie Loy was given the decision of the
judges as being best on the program.
Did you over stop to think that sue-
*ess cannot be achieved overnight?