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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1931.
SPEARS BEFORE ELON
TO HEAD GROUP
Urges More General Knowledge
In a stirring lecture before the Elon
student body on 'Wednesday, March 11,
Professor Woodhouse, head of the de*
partment of government in the Uni
versity of North Carolina, urged stu
dents and citizens in general to gain
a more liberal and definite knowledge
of governmental affairs. During the
course of his lecture Professor Wood
house stated with emphasis that the
boys and girls of today are responsible
for changing the government in the
future. “As fathers,” he continues,
“we have to admit that we have made
a poor job of the government. It re
mains for you young men and women
to do a better job than we have done.”
The lecture was thoroughly enjoyed
and greatly appreciated, and Elon stu
dents expressed the hope that Professor
Woodhouse will again visit their
The Philologian Literary Society
The I’hilologian literary society held its
regular meeting Wednesday evening at
seven-thirty o’clock. An excellent pro
gram was rendered, in which the following
took part: Robert Kimball, C. R. Swain,
Ransom Pollard, W. II. Ford, Fred Mil
ler, and K. B. Ilook. The business of
the society was disposed of and the fol
lowing officers were elected.
I*resident—B, H. McCann.
Vice-President—W. G. Lewis.
Secretary—^11. O. Smith.
Treasurer—C. H. Ford.
First Critic—R. Turner.
Second Critic—Carl Key.
First Censor—Roy Coulter.
Second Censor—W. G. Smith.
Sentinal—K. B. Hook.
Maroon and Gold Reporter—Paul Tay
RULES FOR SUCCESS
It is better to be alone than in
Think before you speak.
In your apparel be modest.
Wherein you reprove another,
be unblamable yourself.
Let your heart feel for the af
flictions and distresses of every
Be courteous to all, but intimate
with few; true friendship is a
plant of slow growth.
Witness Splendid Program.
One of the most effective business
meetings in the history of the Elon
Christian church was held last Wednes
day in the Y. W. 0. A. hall of Elon
College. The program consisted of a
vocal solo, presented by C. James Velie,
head of Elon Conservatory of Music,
and a violin solo, rendered by C. Ram
sey Swain, student of the college.
As chief speaker on the program the
men were fortunate in securing Profes
sor E. T. Dough, principal of the Gib-
sonville School. In a stirring lecture
on the subject, “Tests of Character,”
Professor Dough brought the men of
the Elon Christian Church face to face
with many of their weaknesses in home
and business life.
Everyone admitted that Elon Chris
tian Church had not witnessed a more
effective business meeting for a long
MANY SOON TO HAVE
Everything on our campus seems to
point out the fact that spring is coming.
When we wake in the morning the
first thing we hf>ar is the song of the
home-coming robins, and bluebirds. Then
when we get out on the campus we see
Ihe violets, buttercups, and other flowers
in bloom. Tiie trees are beginning to
put forth new buds. Not only do we see
evidence of spring in the flowers and trees,
but in the students on our campus
well. They seem to be full of life, and
ready to undertake anything—even a ser
ious love affair. Along with the flowers
on the campus can be seen the blooming
co-eds. with college shieks ever ready to
We also notice another sure sign of
warmer days, our tennis courts are bein;
put in shape, so as spring approaches
we may lose part of our excess energy
out on the tennis courts.
With spring comes Easter holidays
which we all welcome as a chance to
escape professors, deans, and work for a
few short days.
FROM THE PIN
OF A WISE PERSON
Student Govemmeiit In College.
Captain Brawley Is High Scorer.
GREAT DEBATE WON
Clio Society Meets.
Tennis Aspirants Be
ginning to See Action
Coach Frank Johnson is looking for
ward to a fair tennis season. He has
two letter men back; Charles Johnston,
captain, who proved by brilliant ex
hibitions last year that he was a real
tennis player, and Charlie Howell who
also plays well. The remainder of the
team will be made up of new men.
Probably the most outstanding among
the new players is F. 0. Perkins who
showed good form in the fall tourna
ment. The Smith brothers have also
shown up well.
However closely the college may be re
lated to general human affairs, it is un
questionably a distinct unit within itself.
Like the units of national government, it
has always had its social order, its re
ligious standards, and its politics. Like
national government, college government
has evolved from a distinctly perceptible
degree of monarchy to the college democra
cy which is wide-spread today.
Today most people believe in student
government. They feel that the sense of
responsibility which the student develops
who knows that he js helping vo control
Jiis own affairs and the affairs of his fel
low collegiates is a vital part of educa
tion and character building. But, aside
from the increased sense of personal re
sponsibility, other justifying factors of
student government are cited, among the ,
outstanding of which are a sense of free
dom on the part of the student, decreased
responsibility on the part of college fac
ulties, and greater satisfaction for all
Student government requires thought
and judgment; it is not a matter to be
lightly handled. College problems are just
as important to the college as national
problems are to the nation. Their solu
tion demands personality, thought, a keen
sense of responsibility, and accurate judg
ment on the part of those who are ves
ted with the control of general student
affairs. Every college has within its walls
men who are thinkers and men who ap
parently never think. Every center of
learning has its leaders and its stragglers.
No student who cannot distinguish be
tween these typos should vote in a college
Those students who hold offices in col
lege government should represent the best
the college has to offer in personality and
judgment. Student government is justi
fied only when the student body is willing
to consider seriously the merits of each
prospective officer. If the students of
any college carelessly elect as their pres
ident a man who is not fitted for the job,
if they allow their paper to be published
by irresponsible or incapable individuals,
or if they elect as heads of their religious
activities men with no religious convic
tions and no interest in the progress of
those activities, they are thereby pointing
out that in their college student govern
ment is not really functioning and its
existence is not justified. Student govern
ment is a success only in those colleges
in which there is decided evidence of ser
iousness. thought, and judgment on the
part of the student body.
In the indoor-evenl class meet held at
Elon this week the Juniors won with 5G
points. The Sophomores were second,
with 47 1-2; Freshmen third, 41 1-2;
and Seniors fourth, with 20. Captain
Brawley was high scorer, with 22 3-4
points for the Sophomores. Norman Cam
eron was second, with 21 1-4 for the Jun
iors. Hardrock Simpson was third, with
20 for the Seniors. And Bing Miller
was fourth, with 15 1-8 for the Freshmen.
Five new Elon records were made, and
two tied. The results were as follows:
50 yard dash—Norman Cameron, Jun
ior—first; Sasnett, Junior—second; Simp
son, Senior—third ; Stewart, Junior—
fourth. The time, 5 5-10 seconds, ties the
Elon record held by Brawley.
300 yard dash—Winecoff, Freshman—
first; Norman Cameron, Junior—second ;
Womble, Sophomore—third ; Sasnett, Jun
ior—fourth. Time, 37 seconds.
000 yard run—Norman Cameron, Jun
ior —first; Simpson, Senior — second.
Time, 1 minute, seonds,
iWU yard run—No'rman Oamerou, Jun
ior—first; Simpson, Senior second. Time,
2 minutes, 38 seconds.
3-4 mile run— Simpson, Senior—first;
Miller, Freshman—second. Time, 3 min
utes, 40 seconds.
4 mile run—Simpson, Senior—first;
Carl Key, Sophomore—second ; Bing Mil
ler, Freshman—third. Time, 21 minutes,
8 seconds. Old record, held by Steed—23
minutes, 14 seconds.
50 yard High Hurdles—Brawley, Soph
omore—first; Womble, Sophomore—sec
ond ; Stokes, Junior—third ; Miller, Fresh
man—fourth. I’ime, 0 5-10 seconds—^new
record. Old record, Brawley, 7 2-5 sec
r>0 yard low Hurdles—Brawley, Soph
omore—first; Womble, Spohomore—sec
ond ; Lacy, Junior—third; Stokes, Jun
jor—fourth. Time, 0 5-10 seconds—Braw
ley and AVorable. Old record, Brawley-
Standing High Jump—Brawley, Soph
omore—first: Johnson and Womble, Soph
omores—second. Height, 3 feet, 7 inches.
Running High Jump—Brawley, Soph
omore; Womble, Sophomore; R. John
son, Sophomore; David Johnson, Fresh
man—first. Height, 4 feet, 8 inches,
Pole Vault—Brawley, Sophomore—
first; R. Johnson, Sophomore—second;
David Johnson, Freshman—third; Dof-
The Clio Society met in the Society
Hall Tuesday night at the regular meet
ing hour. After a brief business ses
sion the program was declared in order.
W. E. Brill gave current events that
proved interesting as well as educa
tional. Roy Richardson, a member,
who has just returned to those who are
proud to be known as Loyal Clios, gave
a very interesting talk on English
Literature of the present generation and
concluded with an appropriate reading.
Marvin Gunn gave some very good
Then the most spiritual debate in the
past semester took place. J. Howard
Smith and B. Paul Rakestraw supported
the affirmative side of the question
while J. Ray Dickens and H. Harris
Sasnett supported the negative side.
The question was, Resolved: That all
students be made to join a Literary
Society. The affirmative won. The best
on the program was Roy Richardson.
The society then adjourned after ac
cepting the invitation of the Psykaleons
to meet with them next Monday night,
BETA SORORITY HOLDS
Idelle Jones, Toastmistress.
Literary Societies Meet
In Basketball Games
Sophomore : “What is your greatest am
Freshman : “To die a year sooner than
Sophomore: “What is the reason for
Freshman : “So I will be a Sophomore
in hell when you get there.”
fiemyer, Freshman—fourth. Height, 8
feet, 4 inches.
Standing Broad Jump—Roy Cameron,
Freshman—first; W. G. Smith, Junior—
second; Dofflemyer, Freshman—third
Miller, Freshman—fourth. Distance, J
feet, 3 1-2 inches.
Running Broad Jump—Truitt, Junior
—first; Dofflemyer, Freshman—second;
Loessi, Junior—third; Roy Cameron,
Freshman—fourth. Distance, 18 feet,
Running Hop Step and Jump—Truitt
Junior—first; Roy Cameron, Freshman
—second; Norman Cameron, Junior-
third; Miller, Freshman—fourth. Dis
tance, 33 feet, 9 inches. New Elon
record. Old record, Truitt—33 feet, 7
Mile Sprint Relay, Juniors first—
Cameron, Lacy, Smith, Truitt, Red
Cameron, Lacy, Smith, Truitt. Fresh
men second—Harrington, Miller, Dof
flemyer, Roy Cameron, Miller, Doffle
myer, Roy Cameron, Miller. Seniors
third—Paul Hardrock Simpson. Time, to hold the world’s fair?"
3 minutes, 47 seconds. New Elon record. I Dofflemyer:
Play Excellent Game.
On March 10 a new note was sounded
in Elon College athletics, when the Phi
lologian and Clio literary societies, laying
aside their usual routine of intellectual
strain, met in a thrilling basketball game.
The societies played amid the laughter
and amusement of a large audience, each
player fighting with all his strength. At
the end there was a score of seven to
eight in favor of the Clios.
For tha Clioa “Fight” Jonas was the
high scorer. For the Philologians “Dock”
Lewis scored highest. Both teams were
practically equal, and they entered the
game realizing that the victory would be
dependent upon luck.
Elon’s Baseball Team
Rounding Into Shape
Coach Walker is progressing rapidly
in developing a strong baseball team
for this season. All of the old men as
well as some of the new men are show
ing up well. The probable line-up is
as follows: Waters or Ross, pitchers;
Latham, catcher; ‘‘Pete” Williams,
first; Jackson or Abernathy, second;
“Zeb” Harrington (captain), short;
Archie Fogleman, third; Dick Caddell,
left field; Charlie Roberts, center field;
and Hayes Harrington or “Chink”
Clarke, right field. George Chandler is
showing up well as sub-catcher.
We have a stiff schedule, making one
trip to Virginia, as well as playing some
hard teams in the home state.
The Beta Omricon Beta Sorority Ban-
q\iet on Saturday, March 21. marked one
of the high spots in the banquet season
at Elon College. The soroi’ity members
and their guests assembled in the recejition
■oom of the West Dormitory and were
led to the Y. W. C. A. banquet hall by
the toastmistresss, Miss Idelle Jones and
her guest, Mr. Clifton Elder.
The banquet hall was beautifully dec
orated as a garden, with lattice and trel
lis work covered with ivy and multi-col
ored sweet peas. Large ferns, jonquils
and spirea added to the beauty of the hall.
The most interesting and most beautiful
feature of the scene was a gorgeous moss-
covered fountain in the center of the gar
den upon which a spot light was focused
causing the sprays of water to sparkle
and glisten like those of a real fountain
in the moonlight. The remainder of the
room was softly lighted by blue candles,
tied with white ribbon, which helped carry
out the sorority colors, blue and white.
The nine-piece orchestra arranged on
the stage before a background of cedar
and lattice work, played a lively march as
the guests entered. After all had found
their places, Miss Idelle Jones welcomed
the guests, to which Mr. CUfton Elder
Other numbers of the interesting pro
gram were : Artistic and acrobatic danc
ing by little eight-year-old Catherine Gant
of Burlington; Solo, Mrs. W. A. Harper;
Toast to old members by Miss Elizabeth
TTorner. to which Miss Mary Stout re
sponded ; a reading “Naughty Zell” by
Miss Patricia Holden ; Toast to boys giv
en by Migg Dorothy Bowden and response
by Mr. Staton Willians.
Just before the farewell was giveri,
confetti was handed out to each person
and an informal period was enjoyed by all.
The members and ther guests present
were: Miss Idelle Jones and Mr. Clifton
Elder, Miss Lois McFarland and Mr.
Lacy Wyrick, Miss Helen Horner and Mr.
Jimmie Durham, Miss Iris Dorsett and
Mr. Jack Lasley, Miss Moyde Fite and
Mr. “Pete” Williams, Miss Ruth Hender
son and Mr. Lester Register, Miss Doro
thy Bowden and Mr. Staton Williams,
Miss Elizabeth Horner and Mr. Elijah
Jones, Miss Patricia Holden and Mr.
Howard Cash. Mr. and Mrs. George D.
Colclough, Miss Mary Stout and Mr. Clar
ence Slaughter, Miss Mary Addie White
and Mr. .Tack Langley. Miss Alberta Rob
erts and Mr. K. B. Dofflemyer, Miss Vir
ginia Brown and Mr. Delos Elder, Miss
Malva Ilight and Mr. Ira Jones, Miss
Grace Stout and Mr. “Monk” Phillips,
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Fonville, Mr. and
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See Action Soon
Practice during the late fall and in the
early spring has shown that Elon has
some tennis players. The fall tournament
also revealed several good players. The
team was struck a hard blow by the loss
of three good players last year: Leon
Weston. Aytch York, and Nash Parker.
However with two letter-men back and
much new material Coach .Johnson should
develop a good team. Charles .Johnston,
Jr., and Charlie Howell are preparing for
their second tennis season. Johnston is
an exceptionally good player as he showed
by his brilliant performances last year
which we expect to see repeated this year.
How’ell is also a good player. Among the
new men F. O. Perkins has shown up
i best, while the Smith brothers are giving
him plenty of competition. As yet a
I collegiate schedule has not been completed,
but a tournament is “coming off” immed-
( iately following Easter Holidays.
Charlie R.: “Where is the best place
“Around the waist.’
SIMPSON TO ENTER
International Professional 24-Hour Race
To Be Held In Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, March 27.
This race is to be between the world
ten best long-distance runners, who are
selected from their past records in this
field. This is a race to break the
w’orld’s professional records for 40, 50,
60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 miles, twelve-
hour and twenty-four hour records.
The runners are to receive their ex
penses for running, and a percentage of
the gate receipts, according to the way
they finish, which should amount to a
very good sum, as the Canadians are
very enthusiastic over long-distance
Simpson states that last season twen
ty-two thousand people paid to witness
a race there in which he participated.
This race is promoted by Thomas
Crompton, a big real estate man of
Jlamilton, and Arthur Newton, the great
long-distance runner of South Africa.
Hardrock expects to leave Elon the
twenty-fourth, going by buss, and slop
ing over one night at a hotel in order
to arrive at his destination in good
shape. Immediately after the race
Simpson will return to Elon to resume
his work as coach of track.