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ELON COLLEGE, N. C„ FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1931.
Dr. J. O. Atkinson
Speaks On Missions
“The Victory” Is Subject of
Atkinson Is Mission Secretary of Tlie
QUARTET SINGS AT
1£ you ever become despondent, before
you despair, read the Bible. If you liave
problems tbat you cannot solve, read the
Bible. If you have doubts, and face dark
situations, read the Bible. The Bible
faces more problems, confronts more sit
uations, deals with more despair, throws
light upon more clouds and darkness than
any book ever written. And there is not
a despondent line on any page of that
Book, nor word of doubt confronting any
situation. It is the most optimistic, the
most cheerful and re-assuring Book of all
time. This is because it is revealing the
mind of God, showing us the attitude of
God, and declaring the power of God.
Nothing is more illustrative of this than
the last Book of the Bible, Revelation.
One can no more analyze that Book than
one can analyze the grand hallelujah cho
rus. From start to finish it is a shout of
triumph and of victory. And yet that
Book was written by an old man, home
less, banished, living upon a lonely isle,
bereft of friends, deprived of property and
left to die alone. And yet the Book he
wrote is nothing else than a song of con
quest and victory.
John had to clothe his language in fig
ures and mystical forms. Had he written
out plainly -what he was writing about,
I guess the Homans would not have ban
ished him; they would have hung him.
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Sermon Subject Is “I Want To
Be Like Jesus.”
Sunday morning, March 15, a large
crowd heard Eev. Alfred W. Hurst pre
sent a very interesting sermon trom
the subject “I Want to be Like Jesus.”
Through his sermon he gave concrete
illustration to prove that our greatest
desire should be that of wanting to be
like Jesus. He said we should guard
our everyday actions so they may meet
the approval of Jesus, and in every
thing we undertake to do to remember
Jesus is watching us. A male quartet
sang very impressively at the close of
the sermon “Lord, I Want to be
Christian. ’ ’ Everyone went away with
new impressions and inspiration.
CENSORSHIP VS. FREEDOM
Prize Contest Attracts
One Million Letters
Awards To Be Made As Soon As
Winston-Salem, N. C—More than one
million letters were received in answer
to the recent one week’s national news
paper advertising campaign announcing
prizes in connection with the new cello
phane wrapping for Camel cigarettes,
according to announcement today by R.
J. Reynolds Tobacco Caiiipany.
So great was the response that of
ficials estimated that it would take tlie
judges and their sta,ff several weeks to
read all of the entries and select Win
ners of the thirty-eight prizes offered.
, Officials of the Reynolds company,'in
thanking the more than one million per
sons who wrote letters in the contiest,
also paid high coinpiim'‘ent to the ef-
fi'cacy 0^ the newspaper advertising.
'jMiey jjointed out that newspai^ers were
used exclusively in advertising the con
test, with the exception of radid an-
nuncements, and that never before had
such overwhelming returns been receiv
ed in a short-time national contest.
The announcement stated that entries
were received by every conceivable
means of transmission, in almost every
language, in tiny packages and in large
express packages, and on thousands of
different kinds of paper. It was esti
mated that more than 4,000,000 per
sons, including entrants and their fam
ilies, or more than three percent of the
nation’s population, will be interested
in the announcement of final awards.
‘‘Officers and directors of R. J. Reyn
olds Tobacco Company” said a state
ment issued by the company, “are
deeply appreciative of the interest
shown by more than 1,000,000 Ameri
cans, who sent answers to its contest
announcement, and wish to thank each
and every one of them.’’
“We want also to assure the public
that every single letter, despite the
enormity of the task, is being carefully
read and studied by the judges and
“We ask the public to be patient,
for such careful consideration takes
time, and it probably will be several
weeks before the judges can render a
decision. The judges' decision will be
announced as quickly as possible. ’ ’
The editor of the Daily Cardinal, Wis
consin undergraduate paper, in a recent
editorial took exception to the state
ment of the editor of the Stanford
Daily opposing censorship of the humor
magazines in the various colleges.
The Wisconsin editor strongly favor
ed some form of supervision, believing
that in no other way could obscene
language and art be entirely eliminated.
Mr. Tschudy, editor of the Cardinal,
went on to say, however, that there was
probably little good accomplished by
censorship, as the writer of any obscene
or scurrilous wit only disguised it by
writing the same thing over in slightly
different form. So the question seems
no nearer solution than before.
But aside from the difference of
opinion between these two editors, the
humor magazine situation has been a
bone of contention for some time. Only
recently w'as the board of editors of
the Harvard Lampoon taken to task for
printing a sketch of the so-called scrub
women’s banquet, relating to a situation
some time ago at Harvard which caused
some little trouble. And last year, at
a large midwestern university, the fun
bobit was bahned from publication by
the liniversity anthorities for the Issu
ance of a more or less sexy story about
a' marble statue. For the last few
years, another large; • Institution 'in the
south^ hks‘ constantly been: in hot water
about its Humor'mag-azitie, each editor
being 'questiotted' for supposedly licenti'
ous matesial apearing in his book. And
niany other schools' have added their
tfouble'S to the list.
There has been a recent trend toward
the' more intellectual type of • humor,
which will possibly, tend to- overcome
the troublesome stories and sketches
which sometimes appear in our college
fun magazines. - It is necessary for the
editor of every humor magazine to keep
abreast of the times, and by keeping a
little higher tone of humor, the real
purpose for which the magazines are
published need not be sacrificed, and
those who wish to read between and
under the lines may still do so.
BASEBALL TEAM IS
ROUNDING INTO FORM
Prospects Are Bright.
Cold weather for the past week put
a tejnporary check to practice on the
Elou diamond, but a week of work has
served to indicate something of the
probable of the team for the coming
season. The team will apparently be
fairly strong at the stick, but weak
in the defense because of the absence
of seasoned battery material.
Coach Walker has seven letter-men
on hand around whom the team will be
built. Of last year's team, Briggs,
Clark, F. Caddell, and Graham were lost
by graduation and Holt failed to return.
There is no one on hand to take the
place of “Lefty” Briggs, who has car
ried the heavy end of the pitching job
for several years. The loss of the other
men will be felt, too. Caddell and
Clark, who played second and right field
respectively, were heavy hitters, both
hitting around the 500 mark last sea
son. Holt was a good man both at
bat and in the backstop position.
Last year’s infield is almost intact
with Fogleman, at third, Capt. E. Har
rington at short and Williams at first.
The place left vacant by Caddell at sec
ond will probably be filled by Johnson
who is out for baseball for his first
time, or by Abernathy who served as
utility man last year. Roberts is the
only letter-man who has had a regular
berth in the centerfield, but D. Caddell
and W. Clark have both had some ex
perience in that department of the
game. In addition to these H. Har
rington looks good enough to make
somebody hustle for a position.
Coach Walker’s biggest problem is
that of developing battery material.
Mann is the only letter-man on hand
for that position. Walters, Ross, and
Campbell are other candidates for this
job. Latham, who played at first dur
ing the season of ’29, is being given
try-out behind the bat, and is in com
petition with Chandler for that posi
Elon’s'season opens on April 3rd with
a game against Davidson.
Pi Kappa Tau Sorority
Gives Seventh Banquet
STAFF FOR FRESHMAN
Managing Editor—Staley Gordon.
Social Editor—Mildred Steed.
Sports Editor—David Johnson.
Jokes Editor—Clara Fogleman.
Co-ed Editor—Margaret Boland.
Head Reporter—Fred Fite.
Reporters—Roy Cameron, Mar
guerite Cooper, Dor
othy Lambeth, Maedell
Y. W. C. A. Scene of Great Festivity.
Dr. Powell—“Meachum, what is s
Meachum—“Er, Er, I don’t know un
less it’s an upholstered worm.”
Lager: “Are we going to let the affirm
ative debate the negative?”
Prof. Van Cleave: “That’s customary.’
“My dad is a better man than yours,
the small boy said.
“Gee whiz, he ought to be. He’s
THE Y. W. C. A.
Special Music is Added Feature.
The Vesper Services of Sunday,
March 15, were sponsored by the Y. W.
C. A., with Miss Viola Worsley presid
ing. Before a large congregation the
following program was rendered:
Special Music, “My Creed”—Jarrett
—Barbara Chase, Katie Pierce, Dorothy
Lambeth, Margaret Linebergh, Mary
Solo, “Be Thou My Light”—Billion
Play — Sepulchrum — Mary Rawls
Jones, Mabel Barrak, Jimmie Steward,
Staley Gordon, Leffie Jones, Eunice
New Amendment Accepted by
One of the conscientious upperclassmen
said he would kill the person that cheated.
Now he’s dead. He caught himself
cheating at solitaire.—The University
An amendment was. voted on at t^e
regular Tp.a^day Assenibl^ in the chapel
of the Christian Education Building
creating to some extent a new office iu
the student body. That is: at the
pjesent. time the President of the Stu
dent Body is automatically the Presi
dent of the Student Senate. .The new
amendment proposes to separate the
positions in such a way that the Presi
dent of the Student Body will be one
person and the President of the Student
Senate will be another person.
The amendment was favorably passed
and the President of the Student Sen
ate, in the future, will be elected just
as the President of the Council is elect
ed now, and the President of the Stu
dent Body -^Fill be elected by a vote
of all the students. The nominee must
be from the rising senior class but may
be either a man or woman.
The amendment was proposed by a
vote of the Senate and Council in joint
The duties of this new officer will be
to preside at all joint meetings of Sen
ate and Council, and to welcome out
of town speakers and visitors to the
Yesterday in chapel the Electoral
Committee of five members were elect
ed to conduct the Australian Ballot,
The primaries will be conducted in the
new future by members of the various
classes and the main election will take
place the second Tuesday in April.
The Committee elected were:
L. W. Register, Chairman,
K. B. Hook,
On Friday night, March 13th, Misses
Mabel Barrett, Frances Chandler, and
Lila Newman entertained a group of
girls at the home of Mrs. Tom Chandler.
The time sped by as the guests played
bridge. Later in the evening delicious
refreshments were served. The follow
ing girls were present: Anna Virginia
Britt, Re-becca Constable, Ruth Smith,
Mabel’ Coghill, Margaret Edwards, Ann
Rawls, Jeff”, and “Polly” Walters,
:Vio,la .Worsley, Mary Rudd, Lois Mc
Adams, Lucy Caddell, Maedell Lambeth,
Margaret Bowland, Dorothy Marlow,
Jonnie Sharp, Eunice Boney, and Lef
Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, Mr. and
Mrs; Britt Green and Miss Ruth Dog-
gett were visitors on thp campus Satur
Migses “Polly” and “Jeff” Walters
spent the week'Cnd at their home in
Misses Martha Nethery and Margaret
Lineburger spent the week-end with
Miss Dorothy Bright of Burlington.
They visited friends at Chapel Hill and
Mrs. C. L. Steed, Elizabeth Steed
and C. L. Steed, Jr., were visitors iu
Elon during the week-end.
Misses Jane Kendrick, “Peggy
Sechriest and Lannie McIntyre were
accompanied at the Pi Kappa Tau
banquet by their brothers from out of
town: Messrs. Charles Kendrick, Vernon
Sechriest, and Fred McIntyre.
The following girls were week-end
guests attending the Pi Kappa Tau
banquet: Misses Clarice Albright, Etta
Harvey, and Louise McPherson.
One of the most brilliant social
events of the season was the seventh
annual banquet of the Pi Kappa Tau
Sorority Saturday evening. The
sorority members and their guests met
in the reception hall of the West Dormi
tory, and were led by Miss Alta Dick,
the toastmistress, and her guest, K. B.
Doffleniyer, to the Y. W. C. A. banquet
The color scheme of purple and gold,
the sorority colors, was carried out in
an Arabian tent, for the orchestra, and
a canopy for the toastmistress. A
delicious five-course dinner was served.
The guests were welcomed by the
toastmistress, to which her guest gave
the response. The following program
was rendered: Toast to Guests, Ollie
Burgess; response, Roy Rollins; piano
solo, Elizabeth Barney; toast to old
members, Grace Wright; response,
Louise McPherson; toast to honor
guests, Esther Cole; response. Prof. J.
W. Barney; reading, Mrs. C. M. Can
non; impromptu speeches; and farewell^
Tho members and their guests present
werei Alta Dick, K. B. Dofflemyer;
Thyra Wright, J. E. Stewart; Grace
Wright, Zeb Harrington; Beryl Mc
Pherson, Rufus Abernathy; Peggy
Sechriest, Vernon Sechriest; Jane Kend
rick, Charles Kendrick; Ollie Burgess,
Roy Rollins; Eugenia Green, Redd Turn-
Evelyn Richardson, Harris Sas-
nett; Bertha Bell, Kenneth Hook;
Pauline Sloan, Wyatt Highsmith; Eliz
abeth Barn_oy, _Norma_n Capieion; I>anr
nie McIntyre, Fred McIntyrc; Gertrude
Paschall, Carl Spivey; Esther Cole,
Nyal Womble; Clarice Albright, James
Fowler; Lucy Boone, Robert Hook;
Mary Horne, Henry Dixon, Ettie
Harvey, Robert Boone, and Louise Mc
Pherson, Banks Whitted.
The honor guests were: Mrs.^ Alice
Corboy, Mrs. Frances J. Ring, Dean
Iva S. Diehl, Miss Lycia Payne, Prof.
and Mrs. J. W. Barney, and Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Cannon.
Red Turner (who is always trying to
be funny) to tnxi driver—“I say, driv
er, is your Noah’s ark full?”
Driver—“One monkey short, sir
What is a germicide?
A female German.
Notable Happenings in the College
An unusual, amount/'pf ‘puil” wag
exerted the .other day by the action o:f
U. S.. Senators from Massachusetts and
Florida in gaining the.reinsta;tement of
two midshipmen, who some time ago
smuggled two girls into the mess hall
by dressing them in the midshipmai^
uniform, for which the boys were
prorhptly expelled from the Academy.
On his recent trip through the south
west in behalf of the drought stricken
farmers. Will Rogers stopped for lunch
with a fraternity at Oklahoma State
College. Will had previously requested
bacon and beans, so the menu was a
constant round of cornbread, beans and
Upon finding that only 25% of the
school children had ever seen a calf, and
only 50% had seen a cow, the Los
Angeles Board of Education now has
a truck containing two calves and a
cow drive past all school buildings every
New York University and the Cath
olic University of Washington have
established an air law academy, which
will make possible the research and
study of aeronautical and radio law.
Whatever the purpose, a recent sur
vey at Virginia University showed that
99% of the men wore four in hand ties,
and 50% of the ties were solid in color,
with blue prevailing.
And this calls to mind tho Lun’oner
who, while standing in front of the buf
falo cage in the Detroit Zoo, remarked
to ‘is myte: “Hi sye, hit says bison
on the sign—and Hi’ve always thought
that a bison was something to wash
in. ’ ’—Ex.