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ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1931.
Two Annual Banquets Are Brilliant Successes
First Banquet of Year Given by
Tau Zeta Phi.
Banciuet Season Opens Spectacularly.
DR. SMITH LECTURES
ON PASSION PLAY AS
SEEN THRU HIS EYES
Pictures Are Interesting.
The banquet season was opened Feb
ruary 7, with the ninth annual ban
quet of Tau Zeta Phi sorority.
The members of the sorority and
their guests assembled in the recep
tion hall of West Dormitory. Miss
Jewell Presnell, toastmistress, and Don
Steed led the procession to the banquet
hall. An air of festivity and friend
ship was felt throughout the hall.
The sorority colors, green and gold,
were beautifully and effectively car
ried out in a Japanese garden setting,
A yellow moon peeping through the
tall green pines, together with many
gay-colored Japanese lanterns hanging
from the ceiling shed a mellow glow
over the entire scene. The Japanese
umbrellas fastened to the corner chairs
made it seem even more like a real
garden. To complete the setting was a
small pond in the center of the hall
around which beautiful masses and
ferns were growing.
The orchestra played soft enchanting
music as the guests entered and found
their places by the aid of dainty minia
ture, various-colored Japanese umbrel
las at individual tables. A vase hold
ing cream roses and lace fern occupied
the center of each table. A delicious
five course dinner was served consist
ing of grapefruit cocktail, country style
ham, creamed turkey in patties, can
died yams, green peas, stuffed celery,
pickles, rolls, coffee, fruit salad, ice
cream and cake, salted nuts, and mints.
velcome address was.given by The costume program of the Elon
I ..-s, jMnsiLovers club took the form this
responded. During the banquet the fol-1 year of a pro-Valentine party, using
lowing program was given: Toast to I^ove as the theme. The members of
old members, Martha Nethery; response, lll'o club were divided into five groups
Euby Huffines; solo, Mrs. C. J. Veiie; and each group was given fifteen min
On Monday evening, February 16, Dr.
L. E. Smith, pastor of ^‘The Christian
Temple,” Norfolk, Va., brought to us
“The Freiburg Passion Play.”
Before showing the slides Dr. Smith
gave us some of the experiences of
his first and second transatlantic voy
ages, which were clearly examples of
where cheerfulness pays.
Then the slides were shown. First,
there were pictures of the little Bauer-
ian Village, scenes from the train, etc.,
with Dr. Smith pointing out and ex
plaining the objects of interest. Next
came the play itself showing only the
most important scenes. Each of these
views was interpreted and explained by
At the conclusion of the lecture the
words of the song, ‘‘I Gave Myself For
Thee,” were flashed upon the screen
and the audience united in singing it.
JUNIOR MAROON AND
Mary Barnwell—Co-ed Editor.
Robert Morphis—Managing Editoj’.
Kenzie Dofflemyer—Sports Editor.
Lois McFarland—Social Editor.
Jack Chandler—Jokes Editor.
Herman Truitt—Advertising Mgr.
Norman Cameron—Business Mgr,
Mabel Coghill—Head Reporter.
W. R. Turner Anna Va. Britt
J. R. Parks Jean Whitaker
Mary Rudd Helen Turner
ELON MUSIC LOVERS
CLUB HAS ITS
reading, Sara Deaton; Toast to faculty,
Margaret Lineberger; response. Prof.
A. B. VanCleave; Blues singing, Jewell
Presnell; special music, Wallace King;
Tau Zeta Phi song and yell.
The members and their guests were:
Helen Turner, S. N. Chandler; Dorothy
Bright, Rev. D. L. Garner; Nannie
Graham, E. R. Nichols; Ruby IIufRnes,
Melvin Wyrick; Margaret Bruton, Jack
Stokes; Martha Nethery, Carlyle Mc
Cloud; Margaret Lineberger, Gus M.
Womblo; Mary Barnwell, Arthur Tate;
Jewell Presnell, Don Steed; Virginia
Morton, Herman Truitt; Dorothy Hun
ter, Staley Gordon; Madge Woods, Law-
erence Bennett; Katie Pierce, E. F.
Johnson; Sara Deaton, M. A. McLeod;
Alma Faucette, Marvin Gunn.
Guests: Professor and Mrs. C. J.
Velio, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Hunter, Mrs.
Frances J. Ring, Mrs. Alice Corboy,
Mrs. Ina S. Diehl, Professor A. R. Van
Cleave, Mrs. Harvey Boney, Jliss Cor
nelia Crump, Liet. and Mrs. S. G. Duff.
Mrs. J. A. Hornaday, Mrs. W. P. Law-
erence, Anna Faye Nichols, Wallace
ELON IS FADED
In a game which started rather slow
with neither team hitting the basket very
often in the first half, which ended 8-5
in favor of Elon, Guilford came back to
make it a nip and tuck aitair until the
lost few minutes when the visitors sank
the winning margin.
The fighting Christians were led by Cad
dell for a total of six points, with Jack
son playing a brilliant ofEensive and de
fensive game. The Elon boys were off
in hitting the goal, thus dropping the
The last half presented a thrilling bat
tle, the score being tied and untied several
times. The playing of Ally, leading scor
er of the game with 8 points to his credit,
and Haworth was outstanding for the vis-
utcs to put on its program.
Mrs. W. A. Harper, chairman of the
general j)rogram, gave the introductory
address, recounting the origin of Val
The Y. W. C. A. room was appropri
ately decorated for the occasion with
the symbols of Valentine Day, hearts
with arrows abounding, and with lights
subdued to blood color. The room was
transferred into a primeval forest by
the artistic placing of pines among
whicli the guests sat on chairs as the
programs were given.
The first program was a Valentine
program, presided over by Prof. A. R.
VanCleave, who acted as postman. As
he read each Valentine, the living Val
entine appeared in a large frame in
the center of the stage. Great merri
ment accompanied the reading of each.
The second group presented excerpts
from the play ‘'As You Like It” by
Shakespeare. The prologue to the play
was written and delivered by Dr. G. R.
Swann. The excerpts were rendered
very effectively by Miss Jeannette
Neiderlander and her group in Shake
spearean costumes The third program
was “Check and Double Check,” with
Mrs. S. C. Heindel acting as program
chairman. The marriage of Andy and
Madame Queen was deftly wrought into
the spirit of Valentine, but just as the
ceremony was about to be performed
a huge black cat appeared on the scene
and broke up the wedding.
The fourth program was a broadcast
of the Von Henreich Reichart Opera
Troupe from Spitzenberg, Germany,
with Mrs. S. A. Bennett as chairman of
group. All the prominent members of
the party spoke and sang in German
and were dressed in German costumes.
The closing program was in charge
of Mrs. J. L. Foster, who introduced
Miss Prunes, teacher of the district
school in which there was plenty of
love, courtship, and merriment. Much
amusement was created by this pro
gram which was acted to perfection.
The judges rendered their decision in
favor of “Check and Double Check,”
with Miss Prunes and her district
school as a close second. Delicious re
freshments were served by the hosts
At Elon College
p]Ion College, Feb. 25.—AVith informal
practice now underway. Coach D. C. Wal
ker faces a great problem in moulding
out a mound combination to replace Ver
non “Lefty” Briggs on the diamond this
season, and with the veteran pitclier and
four other lettermen gone the outlook is
not as bright and rosy as it could be at
In the early spring just one year ago.
Coach Walker looked over his squad with
a sigh of distress, and in plain spoken
words he summarized l!)0 outlook as “not
so good.” But three months later found
the Christians with the scalps of every
thing. in the “Little Six” circuit, now
known as the North Slate Conference.
Anci now as tne uuij."o i.in to Uirow tae
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HASTINGS TOSSES IN
LONG SHOT TO CLAIM
TEST FOR PANTHERS
High Point Beats Elon In Over
time Battle, One Goal Mak
ing It 41 to 39.
HISTORY I S REPEATED
ISN’T SO BAD
Look Sensibly At Him.
To be great one must make a few
enemies, because everyone does not see
things exactly in the same light, and
no great man can be continually on the
fence. He must take a definite stand.
Therefore the majority of us students
have taken a definite stand in regard
to the budget system, and have adopted
it. Naturally there are those who are
not in favor of this system; but, I
think, it is chiefly because they do not
understand it. They see only the elev
en dollars and ninety-five cents staring
them cold in the face. Yes! It is
enough to scare anyone, especially in
this period of depression; but think of
what one gets for his money. Think
what your eleven dollars and ninety-
five cents is doing to make you happier
and at the same time to make your
school more respected. A school must
publish an annual if it is going to
command the respect of other institu
tions, and to publish this annual it
takes time, labor, and money. The time
and labor fall only to a few loyal stu
dents, who sacrifice their grades and
pleasure in order that you might have
an annual that anyone would be proud
to own, and one that will be admired
by all who see it. Should you not be
willing to give only of your means to
support it? But you get more than an
annual, you get a paper, “The Maroon
and Gold,” you get reduced rates on
all athletic games; and last, you are
privileged to see and hear some of the
outstanding plays and concerts, that is
possible for money to bring into the
south. Yet, some students contend that
the budget system is unfair, and is
robbery in disguise. It may be, but I
and many others fail to see it. I would
suggest to those who do not favor “The
Student Budget System” to propose
some other more efficient means by
which we can carry on the necessary
extra-curricular activities of our col
lege. If they can do this, we backers
of “The Student Budget System” will
be glad to adopt their plan; but until
then we remain loyal and faithful to
our Student Budget System.
High Point, Feb. 7—High Point nosed
out Elon 41-30 in an extra period contest
when Hastings tossed in a field goal to
break a 30-39 deadlock just before the
whistle blew. A similar shot last year
defeated Elon under exactly the same con
Elon got off to a big start, and held a
commanding 17-10 lead at the half. Cory
and Forrest were thrown into the fray
to turn the tide and give the Panthers
a slight lead in the third quarter but
Elon came back to go in front and only
Cory’s long shot from the center of the
court pulled the locals into a tie at 33-all
as the game ended.
The extra period was one long shot af
ter another with Hastings finally settling
Elon (39) Pos. (41) High Point
Caddell (5) rf Smith
Jackson (7) If (4) Ludwig
31. .Johnson (4).... c (10) Hastings
Rollins (12) rg (3) Walters
Jones (0) Ig (3) Litman
Substitutions: High Point, Cory (16) ;
Forrest (5); Elon, Fite (2). Referee,
COLONIAL IM IS
BRIGHT SPOT IN
ELON SOCIAL LIFE
A delightful Colonial Tea was held
Tuesday afternoon, February 17, frorri
4:00 to 5:00 o’clock in honor of the
Elon College Trustees and other visi
tors. The reception room of the West
Dormitory was decoratcd very bcauti
fully with cherry blossoms, flags, and
rose trellises to carry out the George
Washington Birthday idea. Those re
ceiving and serving w’pre dressed in
beautiful colonial costumes. Mesdames
0. W. Diehl, A. L. Hook, and Miss Lila
Newsman received the guests while
Mesdames C. J. Velie and W. A. Har
per poured tea. Students assisted in
the serving of red, white, and blue open
sandwiches and mints with tea.
During the tea, Mrs. C. J. Velic,
Misses Jew’cll Presnell and Alyse Smith,
and Mr. Ramsey Swain rendered some
very beautiful vocal and violin solos,
accomjianiod by Dean C, J. Velie at
Joint Banquet Goes Over Big.
One Hundred and Twenty-Five Present.
Elon, Feb. 23.—The Deacons of Wake
Forest took a fast game from the Chris
tians here tonight with a final talley of
JO-33. The visitors refused to make it a
holiday as far as goal shooting was con
cerned, but dropped the ball in from all
corners. The deacons were hot at the
start of the game and set a pace that the
Elon five couldn’t follow.
liy the middle of the half the visitors
were leading 18-1. The Christians finally
were able to locate the hoop and the lead
was gradually cut down. The Wake For
est subs were in during the closing min
utes of the half, which ended with the
visitors leading 24-15.
Second Half Hot.
The play was more nearly even during
the second half. The Elon five had the
advantage during the first part of the
half and threatened to overtake their op
ponents. .Jackson began to drop them
through from the center of the floor, and
Robbins and Caddell were both getting
in for closer shots. Jackson was forced
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The first joint banquet of Delta Up*
silon Kappa sorority and Sigma Phi
Beta fraternity was held Saturday eve
ning, February 21st, in the spacious
Y. M. C. A. banquet hall. This was
one of the outstanding social events
of the season.
The members and their guests assem
bled in the reception room of West
Dormitory. The group of about 125
marched over in a body led by the
toastmistress, Miss Ann Rawls and her
guest Dr. J. B. Newman.
The banquet hall was beautifully dec
orated with green palms, white tea
roses, and yellow jonquils, the flowers
of both sorority and fraternity. The
gold and green candles lent a soft
glow to the entire hall.
The A. and T. Orchestra seated on
the stage, with a background of spruce
pines, played as tho members and their
guests entered the hall. The orchestra
entertained the banqueters and their
stirring music added much to the spirit
of the occasion.
Miss Ann Rawls, the competent toast-
mistress welcomed the guests and Dr.
J. B. Newman responded. During the
banquet the following program was pre
sented: Toast to old sisters, Mabel
Barrett; Response, Mrs. M. A. Rid(Jick;
Solo, Miss Niederlander; Toast to* old
brothers, Charlie Howell; Response, J.
O. Atkinson, Jr.; Toast to new sisters,
Johnnie Sharp; Response, Naomi Steed;
Toast to new brothers, Robert Morphis;
Response, Robert Kimball; Toast to
honorofl guests , Viola W'orsley; Re
sponse, Coach Walker; Reading, Mrs.
Jv L. Footer. - - ,
The members and their guests were:
Ann Rawls, Dr. J. B. Newman; Johnnie
Sharp, Gregory Poole; Margaret West,
Walter Latham; Mabel Coghill, Staley
Gordon; Mary Rawls Jones, Zac Wal
ker; Viola Worsley, Lester Register;
Mary Rudd, “Doc” Rudd; Mary Sue
Raw’ls, George Chandler; Polly Walters,
Charles Andrews; Mildred Steed, Wil
liam Jackson; Naomi Steed, Jape Rawls,
Jr.; Mabel Barrett, James Corbitt;
Anna Virginia Britt, Jimmie Lee Fos
ter; Dot Marlow, Charlie Howell; Lucy
(''addcll, Konneth Hughes; Lois Mc
Adams, Bill Matlock: T^ila N'-winan,
Jeannette Niederlander; Eunice Boney,
James Creech; Margaret Boland, Phillip
.loni's: Margarc't MolFit, W. J. Sigler;
Gwendolyn Patton, Brown Foglcman;
Christine Wiokcr, A. Paul Routh;
I’lacyde Thompson, C. W. Hall; Alma
Roundtree, Lester Haims; E. L. Moflfit,
Jr., Dorothy Whitaker; Frank Mitchell,
Banks Boland; Worth Rich, Margaret
Walker; James Stewart, Thyra Wright;
Wilkes Lowe, Lenie Jones; Robert Kim
ball, Oscie Mallock: Don Steed. Mary
Bennett; Robert Morphis, Sophie Bcn-
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Is Quite Novel
A Good Time Was Had By All.
Thursday evening, February 12, stu
dents, faculty members, and invited
guests assembled in the reception room
of the West Dormitory for a Valentine
Party. Tho reception room was appro
priately decorated for the occasion with
hearts, and pine trees used for tho
Stunts were given, games were play
ed, and much fun was had by all. Miss
Jeannette Neiderlander and a group of
students and faculty members very ef
fectively presented some excerpts from
Shakespcares play, “As You Like It.”
Much merriment was crcated in the
participation of each in tho games. In
the search for hidden hearts Miss Ollie
Burgess, the lucky hcart-breaker, prov
ed to be the winner, finding the most
hidden hearts, and receiving a prize for
Finally, orders were given for the
grand march to the punch bowl. After
all had been served punch, the guests
departed with pleasant memories of the