ELON COLLEGE, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY / 1913,
Social Clubs Add New
Members To Its Roster
Thirty-Five Students Admitted.
All the social club members are looking
forward to the fun of initiating the new
members who were added to their number
during the past week. Many freshmen
as well as upper classmen joined the
ranks of the social clubs.
The following is a list of the new mem
Pi Kappa Tan ; Elizabeth Barney, Paul
ine Sloan, Esther Cole, Evelyn Richard
son, Bertha Bell, Beryl McPherson, Jane
Delta Upsilon Kappa; Mildred Steed,
Naomi Steed, Mary Rudd, Margaret Bo
land, Eunice Boney.
Beta Omicron Beta : “Pat” Holden.
Tau Zeta Phi: None.
Iota Tau Kappa: John Waggoner, C.
W. Howell, Kenneth Hughes, Fred Fite,
“Biir* Atkins, Russel Brannock.
Kappa- Psi Nu: Gus Womble, G. O.
Mann, O. B. Imager, “Rooster” Taylor.
Staley Gordon, Prof. Brynggelsson.
Sigma Phi Beta: David Johnson, Ry-
land Johnson, Ransom Pollard, Robert
Kimball, Norman Waters, Ralph Thomp
Alpha Pi Delta: F. O. Perkins, “Hard-
rock” Simpson, Ramsey Swain, H. H.
Social Club Banquet Begins Te\>, 7
Romance is in the air! Why? Spring
time and banquet time is here.. All the
social club members have been looking
forward to the time when they could in
vite their sweethearts and friends to en
joy an evening of pleasure with them.
Even the non-club students look forward
"ti/ ImtiqueL time to see who's taking who
and what they are all going to wear.
The following are the dates of the club
Tau Zeta Phi—February 7.
Delta Upsilon Kappa—February 21.
Sigma Phi Beta—February 21.
Alpha Pi Delta—February 28.
Iota Tau Kappa—March T.
Pi Kappa Tau—March 14.
Beta Omicron Beta—March 21.
Kappa Psi Nu—March 28.
Luck to you, social clubs. May you
have the very best banquet possible.
SENIOR ISSUE STAFF
K. B. Hook—Editor-in-Chief.
J. Howard Smith—Managing Ed
E. E. Copeland—Assistant Manag
Moyde Fite—Social Editor.
Johnnie Sharpe and George Kelly—
B. P. Rakestraw—Religious Editor.
I'j. F. Johnson—Advertising Man
Sam B. Wilson—Circulation Man
Martha Nethery—Head Reporter.
Evangeline Carr John Wagoner
Paul Simpson Ann Rawles
Eugenia Green Alta Dick.
BY THE PASTOR
MENT OFFICERS LAND
Rev. Hurst Returns After Illness.
On Sunday morning our beloved pas
tor delivered an inspiring sermon on
“Handling Handicaps.” His scripture
was the fourteenth chapter of St. Luke.
He emphasized tlie handicaps that con
front a Cliiistian in life. He classified
liandicaps into four groups; namely:
social, spiritual, physical,, and intel
lectual. He said there are two atti
tudes a Christian can take toward
handicaps: first we can have an ex
cuse and quit; secondly, we can make
our liandicaps a challenge for greater
service. He gave many illustrations of
handicaps that had been properly
handled, referring to Robert Louis
Stevenson, the Apostle Paul, and Elon’s
great fire in 1923.
From this inspiring sermon we have
discovered that whatever handicap con
fronts us if we will accept Jesus as our
personal Savior, he will provide a way
Spirit Develops Rapidly On
As the world progresses today, so does
Elon, holding its place in the onward
march of progress. As Elon progresses
materially, we notice also a progress in
the spirit of cooperation and the sense of
lionor. This spirit is manifested in the
honor system being instituted by the Stu
dent Government and approved by the
^V^e are looking forward to the time
when this spirit will be even stronger as
this system becomes better perfected and
the student body more fully realizes the
more intense cooperation and honor which
this system fosters.
And we, as Seniors, after having gone
from the halls of learning here at Elon,
will be pleased, indeed, to look back upon
our school days here and be able to see
and recognize the gieat progress which
this system is going to bring about in
So, men and women, who are to make
up the future student body of Elon, it is
up to you to live up to the standards of
the past and make these and the student
government of the present even better
and cause them to grow upon the founda
tion which has been laid by the Elon spir
it of the past.
Class Of ^31 Led By
We, the Psiphelian Literary So
ciety of Elon College, do hereby
challenge the Psykaleon Society to
debate us on some query to be de
cided upon by representatives of
the two Societies. We suggest that
each Society appoint a proper Com
mittee to arrange the details of the
debate, if our challenge is accepted.
We sincerely hope that the Psy-
kaloons find it convenient to meet
us in this contest, as we believe
such contests are of exceedingly
great value to those participating
and to the societies they represent.
The Psiphelian Literary Society,
Quartet To Sing On Sacred
Music Program Sunday
Special Music Arranged For Sun
This Sunday Evening at 7 :30 P. M.,
The Palmer Memorial Institute Quartet,
of Sedalia, N. C., will appear on the Sa
cred Concert Program which is given each
nionth by Professor C. James Velie.
Preceding their appearance on the stage
Prof. Velie will render several selections
on the Skinner Organ. The Quartet
will sing four selections of Negro Spirit
We are fortunate in having the Singers
come to Elon, and a large house is expec
ted to greet the talented quartet which is
booked for several engagements in the
State during this spring. North Carolina
College for Women has arranged for two
separate engagements, and many other col
leges are booking them for more than one
DR. W. H. DAY
From time to time Elon College is hon
ored by visits of important men in the
field of Religion. Among our most re
cent distinguished visitors, w^e were privi
leged to count the Reverend Doctor Wil
liam Horace Day, pastor of a large Con
gregational Church in Bridgeport, Con-
necticutt. Dr. Day is also President of
all the boards, religious, in the Congrega
While here, Doctor Day expressed him-
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ENJOY THEIR WORK
The student teachers of Elon are very
fortunate in being able to do their prac
tice teaching at the Elon Graded School.
The officials of the school have granted
this privilege as a favor to the college.
Therefore the student teacher is respon
sible for the expression of gratitude on
the part of the college. They should show
this gratitude by cooperating with the
school in all of its activities. They should
do their best work in order to raise the
standard of the school and to benefit the
pupils as well as themselves. If they do
this they reflect credit upon their super
visors when they start regular teaching.
There are so many ways by w^hich the
student teacher may expres the gratitude
of the college to the Graded School offi
cials. The teacher shoud take this into
consideration in everything that he does
concerning the school and decide for him
self whether or not what he is contem
plating doing is showing gratitude and
good-will. If the student teacher is very
careful in this, the School and the College
will grow together and be mutually bene-
ficient in the years to come.
Topic “Task Minister.”
The association was very fortunate in
having Prof. S. A. Bennett, head of the
lieligious Education Department, for our
main sjtcaker last Friday evening.
After a brief business meeting the hour
was turned over to the speaker for the
He chose for his theme, “The Task or
Work of the Minister.” He read for the
scripture a few verses from the book of
Malachi the second chapter, the message
to the priests.
He reviewed the scripture lesson by
telling us about the instruction the proph
et set forth for the minister in his day
and that w’e might a’pply it in our day
A true preacher feels .he is in a coven
ant relationship with God to help pro-
juote His kingdom here upon this earth.
Ours is a sacred covenant to follow Jesus,
and do his work and take part in his
“The law of truth was in his mouth
and unrighteousness was not found in his
lips, he walking uprightly. He, always
The preacher’s lips should speak knowl
edge because he is the spokesman of the
Two of the greatest problems that con
front a minister are social relations and
From this inspiring address the young
ministers have gained a clearer and bet
ter conception of their task in the minis
The Ministerial Association cordially in
vites Prof. Bennett back to talk to us
Coghill To Lead.
The P>ykaleon Literary Society met
Monday evening, February 2, for the
purpose of installing new officers. This
has always been an occasion when the
hearts of loyal Psykaleons are deeply stir
red because they pledge their cooperation
and support anew to those whom they
have chosen as leaders.
Miss Mabel Coghill was elected to suc
ceed Miss Idell Jones as president, and
the society feels sure that the new presi
dent will be a capable and worthy leader.
I'Jie society Is well piensed with the other
new officers also and looks forward to ac
complishing great things under their lead
Miss Elizabeth Rogers has returned
to Elon to resume her classes after
having been out quite a while on ac
count of an operation for appendicitis.
Mrs. G. D. Colclough visited her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Watts, at their
home near Wadesboro this past week
Review Given by Senior.
On the first Tuesday in November, 1027,
(he Freshmen banded themselves together
as the Class of 1931. Our chosen leader
for that year was iVfr. James S. Fowler
of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As we
look back to that memorable day upon
which we became a class, we recall the
many flowery speeches made for and
against the various nominees for Presi
dent. As well as w’e can remember, Jim
mie Fowler won by only a small margin
over Jimmie Walton of Kannapolis, now
working in Graham, North Carolina. The
latter Jimmie was Vice-President that
Jimmie Fowler, our first President, was
a good student; a real sportsman on the
football field and elsew’here; and proved
to the Philologians at least that he was
a man of no moan speaking ability. Jim
mie w'as one of those four Freshman
Debaters w’ho came out ^'ictorious over the
Sophs in the Spring of ’28. The other
three w’ere Gladys White, Virginia Har
den, and L. C. Williams. We were glad
to have Jimmie back with us for a few
hours just a few weeks ago. Come to see
us often, Jimmie. We shall not forget you
soon and you will always remain in our
minds as Our First President.
Laney Carl Williams of Hemp, North
Carolina, led us safely through our Soph
omore year. Howard Briggs was elected
ta the presidency in the campaign of ’28,
but he fell in love at sometime during the
summer and did not return to college.
Therefore, L. C. was selected in his place.
L. C. had already made a name for him
self as a Freshman Debater, as Elon’s
representative in the State Oratoricaf
Contest, and as an exceptional student,
especially in Biology. He later became
Sports writer for the Maroon and Gold,
and finally Managing Editor during the
Junior Year. The high favor in which
the Class held L. C. was shown last
Spring, when he was selected to lead the
Class again during the Senior Year. He
and J. Howard Smith ran a close race
for the Editorship of Maroon and Gold
also. Last year, L. C. was one of Elon’s
best debaters and was Lab Assistant to
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Professors Return After
On Sunday Mrs. Oma Johnston, Mr.
Flicker Johnston, Mr. Lester Register,
Mr. Numa Franks, F. 0. Perkins, W.
L. Gunn, and Mr. K. B. Hook visited
Mr. Edwin Gunn, a member of our class
who is ill at his home in Reidsville.
We, the members of the Senior
Class of Elon College, dedicate this
edition of Maroon and Gold to our
Fathers and Mothers who have so
willingly and unselfishly made it
possible for us, their sons and
daughters, to attend Elon College,
and enjoy its benefits. We greatly
appreciate their willingness to sac
rifice personal desires in order that
we may deriv'e the benefits of an
FACULTY VOTES TO
GIVE SPRING HOLIDAYS
At a recent meeting of the Faculty of
Elon College it was Voted to introduce
something quite new into the i>rogram of
the College this spring. Yes, they really
voted to have spring, or Easter Holidays.
This holiday season will begin late in the
afternoon of April 1st and will run
through a period of six days. This will
give most students an opportunity to go
home for Easter, and those who remain
here will enjoy special social privileges
and a release from regular work.
The spring holiday is another of a ser
ies of factors in the gradual evolution of
Elon College in the past four years, or
since the present graduating class entered
college. Among some of the other im
portant points of progress one might list
the change in social rules.; the change in
both time and place of Chapel services;
the greater equalization of classes, or the
break-down of Soph supremacy; the lar
ger and better program of intra-mural
sports ; the development of Track and Ten
nis among both boys and girls; the re-in
stallment of Inter-Society Debating Con
tests ; the complete remodeling of West
Dormitory reception room and dining hall;
the placing of a piano and radio in each
of the girl’s dormitories, and many other
things of importance.
Judging froDfc the talk on the campus,
the students are highly pleased with the
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Hurst and VanCleave Resume
We, the student body of Elon College,
were overjoyed in having our beloved pas
tor and teacher, Rev. A. W. Hurst back
at his usual place of service in the Sun
day morning worship last Sunday, Feb
ruary! st. Although each one of us could
not visit him personally during his recent
illness, our hearts and best wishes for his
recovery were with him. As we were glad
to have him in our church services Sunday,
we also welcome him into the various
class rooms this week.
Not only do we wish to express our
gratitude for the restoration of Rev.
Hurst’s health, but we also wish to ex
press equal gratitude for the resumption
of the duties of another familiar face on
the campus, Prof. A. R. VanCleave, who
underwent an operation for appendicitis
some time ago. The students are esi>ec-
ially glad to have these professors back
on the campus again at their respective
“Y” MAN HOLDS
Mr. Folger Visits Elon
Mr. D. H. Folger of the Y. M. C. A.
Graduate School, of Nashville, Tenn., vis
ited Elon Wednesday. Mr. Folger is
traveling over a large part of the South
in the interest of Y. M. C. A. work. He
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