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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1931.
ELON SHOWS UP
WELL IN NON-
Waynesburg College Debates Elon.
Tlie initial varsity debate for this sea
son was staged in Whitley auditorium,
at eight o’clock, Monday night, ^larch 2.
The Elon team had as their opponents the
Waynesburg College debaters, of Waynes
The query was—Resolved : That the
Nations should adopt a policy of Free
Trade. The affirmative was upheld by
Elon, represented by W. R. ITighsmith
and J. a Spivey. W. II. Dusenberry and
E. A. Ernstrom represented W'aynesburg
in upholding the negative side of the ques
This w’as a nou-decision debate; that
is, no judges were present and neither
side was given a decision. It w’as merely
a face to face combat of fact and pre
Each debater had twenty minutes at
his disposal—thirteen for the speech and
not more than seven for the rebuttal.
Each speaker made a good impression
and presented many strong and valid ar
guments for his side. The entire program
went off nicely and much credit should
be given those responsible for the event.
FORMER HOME ! ALPHA PI DELTA
MISSIONARY AND ELON | FRATERNITY HOLDS
ALUMNUS SPEAKS I 6TH ANNUAL BANQUET
Miss Graham Rowland Addresses Young K. B. Hook Presides As Toastmaster.
People at Sunday Evening
CLIOS TO STAGE
The Clio and Philologian Literary So
cieties are, of course, literary societies
primarily. But, there are those mem
bers in each Society who feel that they
can not only speak and debate but can
also play basketball. We do not know
who issued the challenge. The Clios
voted to challenge the Philologians on
Tuesday night but it seems that the
Philologians met on Wednesday night
and voted to challenge the Clios. Then
the committees who were supposed to
challenge their opponents in each case
w^ent to work and it is impossible to
determine which accomplished its pur
pose first. Anyway, the two Societies
have now decided to have a game, and
we know it will be a good one.
Among the outstanding men that are
cxpectcd to play for the Clios are:
Rakestraw, Wilson, Franks, Sasnett,
Gunn, Caudill, Dickens, Copeland, and
many others. The Philologians think
it will take them all, all the Clios, that
is, and more too to defeat such a fight-
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Miss Graham Rowland, ’28, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Rowland of
Greensboro, and at present Director of
Religious Education in the Burlington
Christian Church, was the chief speaker
on last Sunday’s evening program.
K. B. Hook, Senior, presided over
tlie evening service. Miss Barbara
Chase sang a beautiful solo. The in
vocation prayer was offered by Rev.
B. Paul Rakestraw and the closing pray
er by Prof. A. R. VanCleave.
Miss Rowland told us something of
her work among the Apache and other
Indian Tribes of Arizona. Her de
scriptions were very vivid and her ex
planations very effective. She told of
the low standards of living existing
among the Indians and showed the great
need for social and religious workers
among these tribes. Miss Rowland dis
played several articles made by the
Indian girls under her supervision while
she was in charge of the religious work
at a boarding school at Fort Apache,
Arizona. The handwork was cleverly
done. It showed quite conclusively that
these Indians, though they have low
standards of living, are certainly cap
able of being taught useful occupa
All who heard Miss Rowland were
encouraged to do more for the Mission
ary enterprises of their various
churches. They were further convinced
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The curtain was again pulled on the
banquet season of the Spring of 1931,
with the Alpha Pi Delta Fraternity
holding its Sixth Annual Banquet
Even if Dame Nature was greeting
the Ali)ha Pi’s and their guests with
a slow drizzle of daffodils in the form
of rain, that spirit of brotherly and
sisterly love, with other things, added
a delicious sauce to the occasion. Ac
tive members and Fraters Ex-collegio,
with the lady friends gathered in the
reception hall of West Dormitory at
6:15. Mr. K. B. Hook, toastmaster, and
Miss Sarah Virginia Hook led the pro
cession to the banquet hall. Joy and
gladness reigned supreme throughout
the hall and the entire banquet. It was
regarded, by all the members especially,
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Elon Campus Offers
Attraction to Visitors
No student, faculty member, or visitor
looks over the grounds of Elon College
v\-ithout noticing and admiring the beauti
ful shrubs, flowers, and lawns of the cam-
ims. Each one also realizes that to plan
and to keep the grounds looking as they
do requires much time and labor. The
person who is resj>onsible for the greatest
part of this is Mrs. Frances J. Ring, bet
ter known to us as "Mother” Ring. It
is through her tireless efforts and efficient
supervision that we are able to boast of
our attractive campus.
As a rule, passers-by never know w'hat
is going on within a college and draw their
conclusions from its outward appearance.
Therefore, the campus, as well as the stu
dents, faculty, and curriculum inside of
the college, is a very important factor.
Not only does "Mother” Ring supervise
the work done on the campus, but she
does a great deal of it herself. Each
flower and bush is cared for by her. Many
new shrubs which are already showing
signs of Spring have been planted this
year. "Mother” Ring always has her
helpers busy cutting grass, raking leaves,
trimming hedges, or doing some little job
to make the campus more beautiful.
It is our campus, and we should show
our appreciation of it and of “Mother”
Ring’s efforts by helping to keep it tidy
and by protecting the grass and shrubbery
instead of destroying it.
Boxing and Wrestling
A boxing exhibition was given in the
College Gym on Friday evening, March
6, at seven-thirty o’clock. There were
four bouts at various weights, lasting
for two rounds apiece. The exhibition
was given by the members of the Box
The purpose of giving this exhibition
at this time was to learn the sentiment
of the student body toward this form
of athletic activity with the possibility
of organizing a team to participate in
intercollegiate matches next year if this
match meets w'ith the approval of those
As an added attraction. Redd Turner,
assisted by Jack Chandler, gave an ex
hibition of Jui Jitsu wrestling, explain
ing the holds and their many uses.
TO THE STUDENTS
Elon Loses to The
Quakers In Last Game
The Elon College basketball team went
over to Guilford last Friday evening with
the intention of winning over the Quakers,
but to the whole student body’s regret we
were defeated by the score of 22-19. This
game was the third of the series played
between the t\vo institutions, giving Guil
ford two victories to our one.
Both teams seemed over anxious and
missed many shots from far and near.
Near the close the Christians looked as if
they might pull out victors, but the time
keeper’s watch saved the day for the
Guilford got off to a good start, and
for a time it seemed that they were out
for an easy victory over the Christians.
The score stood 14-9 in their favor at
After the intermission the Fighting
Chi-istians came back with new determi
nation and very early tied the count at
Caddell was high man for the Chris
tians with eight points for his evening’s
total. Jackson also played a very good
game until he was removed near the close
because of fouls.
Tom Cheek and Captain Alley were the
outstanding performers for the Quakers.
IOTA TAU KAPPAS
ENTERTAIN AT NINTH
Yearly Occasion Greatly Enjoyed
On last Saturday evening at six-
thirty o’clock while the rain poured
outside there was nothing save merri
ment inside as the Iota Tau Kappa
Fraternity members and their guests as
sembled in the reception hall of the
West Dormitory for their march to the
Y. M. C. A. banquet hall to hold their
ninth annual banquet. Once assembled
the happy-faced young men and women,
led by George Kelly, the toastmaster,
and his guest, Miss Clara Underwood,
marched to the place where the festivi
ties of the evening were to occur.
The company marched in as the negro
orchestra played “Hail! Hail I The
Gangs All Here,” which was accom
panied by the singing of this popular
strain by those present. This lent a
frolic some atmosphere to start the oc
casion off right.
The banquet hall was artistically
decorated with shaded lights overhead
from which flowed streamers of red and
black from oval-shaped hoops. As the
guests entered they faced a large, il
luminated replica of the I. T. K. frat
ernity pin, which is triangular in shape
Behind this sat the orchestra which
made gay the occasion with their beau
tiful and catchy tunes of the day. The
background for the orchestra was com-
X)osed of red and black crepe paper
streamers reaching from ceiling to floor
in a triangular arrangement. The tables
were arranged into an I. T. K. with
a candle of red, black, and gold in the
center of each. On the toastmaster’s
table was a bouquet of beautiful roses
of the deepest red. Settees were plac
ed between the I and T and between
the T and K with ferns and palms
about them, which gave a cozy and
home-like apearance to the dimly il
luminated hall. In tlie windows also
were designs made of crepe paper carry
ing out the fraternity colors.
The guests and members found their
places by means of red rosebud peanut
cups from which place cards were
The guests were served a delicious
five-course dinner which included fruit
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REV. MR. EATON,
SUCCESSOR TO DR.
Burlington Minister Conducts Chapel.
Rev. Mr. Eaton, wlio comes to Burling
ton as the successor of our dear friend.
Dr. Oi)i(‘. for some time pastor of the
Ei)iscopal Church, spoke to us at the
chapel period on March 2. lie expressed
his desire to he a friend to Elon as Dr.
Opie has been, and from his talk we saw
that he, like Dr. Opie, is a pleasing speak
er as well as a scholar.
The talk was centered around the theme
of what we as young people expect of our
religion today and what we should get
from it. With his unusual gift of ora-
toi*y. Rev. Mr. Eaton, made clear that what
we want and need today is “Religion with
a kick in it.” Our religion may be some
thing revolutionary, or stirring as was
that of St. Paul, or it may be ordinary.
The speaker cited many examples of
young people who, when once inoculated
thoroughly with Christ’s religion are less
apt to contract the disease of sinful living,
The person who has a religion that works
is the person who gets a thrill out of
Gives Excellent Philosophy.
Attorney I). R. Fonville, Trustee, and
Member of tlie Adminstrative and Execu
tive Committee of Elon College, from Bur
lington gave an interesting and touching
talk to the students and faculty Wednes
day. March 4.
Mr. Fonville elaborated on the essential
difference between the Christian economy
of life and the wordly economy of life.
In the course of the talk he showed how
the disciples of Jesus presented a wordly
ambitious program which was a losing
proposition. Then he gave, or quoted,
that strange paradox by Christ, "the way
to win is to lose.” The way to get is
to give. It is better for an athletic team
to lose than to win by unfair sportsman
ship. One should not be so ambitious as
to climb over others’ heads, ruthlessly
crushing, and trampling them down.
The question was asked, "what is the
way for promotion?” The way for pro
motion is by fair service. Only as you
give life fairly in the service of others
will you be promoted. Mr. Fonville fur
ther said, "it isn’t so much what we ac
complish, but what we try to do and the
spirit in which we do it, and our attitude
toward life should be cooperative and
Bunn; scorer, Williams.
AND GOLD STAFF
Editor-in-Chief—Charles C. Howell, Jr.
Co-ed Editor—Elizabeth Barney.
Managing Editor—Robert Boyles.
Asst. Managing Editor—Thomas Arthur.
Social Editor—Katie Pierce.
Sports Editor—Rufus Abernathy.
Co-ed Sports Editor—Peggy Sechriest.
Jokes Editor—Gus Womble.
Circulation Migr.—T. Ray Dickens.
Asst. Circulation Mgr.—Paul Brawley.
Head Reporter—Carl Key.
Reporters—Anna Faye Nichols,
Mary Sue Rawls,
Emmett L. Moffitt, Jr.
Girls’ Athletics To
Be Stressed More
Varied Events To Be Arranged.
On Friday, Dr. Rowland, a member
of the Board of Trustees, a graduate
of Elon and now pastor of the First
Christian church in Greensboro, gave
the chapel address.
“The roads in life which lead to
prosperity, peace, and liappiness, are
marked, like our state highways,” said
Dr. Rowland. “The problem for the
young pudpic'ls'tb get on the right road
and stay there. Two roads which wo
must look out for are: First, the way
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Is Taking Form
1931 Track Begins At £lon.
In the past girls’ athletics at Elon
have not occupied a very important
T T ^ 111 V, 1 4. ' hurdles, and the sprints: Captain Paul
place. Last year we had class basket- , . ’ .. .. i
Prospects are very bright for a winning
track team at “Dear Ole lOlon” this year.
Nine letter men are back, besides some
promising new material. Light practise
has been going on for several weeks. Those
showing up the best in the preliminary
practise are Carl Key, Captain of the
Cross country team, on the javelin, discus,
shot, and distance ; W. G. Lewis, on the
discus and shot; “Country” Rollins, on
the shot, javelin, high jump, broad jump,
ball, tennis, and also a class track meet.
We arc hoping to repeat these this
year, or at least the tennis and track
meets. We now have sufficient courts
and equipment for volley ball, mini
ature golf, and several other outdoor
games, and we are hoping that every
girl who has any ability or interest in
athletics will give her best to boost
girls’ athletics. The equipment means
nothing to us if we do not make use
SPEAKS ON MORAVIANS
Martin Speaks to the Ministers.
On the night of February 10, 10.31,
Professor L. I). Martin gave the Minister
ial Association a very interesting and in
structive lecture. lie used for his sub
ject "llie Moravians.” The talk consisted
of a discussion of tlie historical back
ground of the Moravians, including their
leligious beliefs. Prof. Martin painted a
very vivid picture of the hardship and dis
asters that confronted those people when
they first began to migrate to America.
We all enjoyed the talk greatly. It is
always a pleasure to the Ministerial As
sociation to have such capable speakers
to address us, and we extend to Prof.
Martin and all other Professors who wish
to speak to us a cordial invitation.
Brawley, on the hurdles, sprints, jumps,
l)ole-vault, and javelin ; Nyal Womble, on
the si)rints, and 410; Jack Stokes, on the
mile and half mile: Maness, on the middle-
distance and distance; Roy Cameron, on
tlu discus, shot, and niiddle-di.stance; Red
(’ameron, on the sprints and 440; Hugh
Peoydes, on the weights, hurdles, and
jumps; “Tubby” Womble, on the javelin.
The mo.st outstanding performances In
}>rnctice so far are Key’s javelin throw of
feet, w'hich is ten feet better than
the North State Conference record ; Ijewis’
throw of 07 1-2 feet on the discus; Key
and Rollins’ jnit of 33 feet on the shot.
Peoj)les and Brawley’s high jump of 5
feet. Maness’ 440 in 00 seconds. Wine-
coff’s 100 yard dash in 10 and one-fifth
seconds, and Womble’s 100 yard dash in
There are other letter men and material
that are busy with other sports and work
that will be out later. With this group
prospects are brighter than they have
ever been before at Elon. As for the sea
son schedule, it is not complete as yet,
but the following meets have been arran
March 27—Davidson at Davidson.
April 12—Winston-Salem All-Stars at
April 18—High Point at Elon.
May 1—Guilford at Elon.
May 0—North State Conference Meet
May IG—State Meet at Greensboro.
Some two or three other meets pending.