EMORY AND HENRY
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ELON COLLEGE. N. C., OCTOBER 15, 1931.
Fighting Christians Triumph Over Lynchburg 26-0
The Psiphelian and Philologian Liter
ary Societies have decided to hold joint
meeting in the society hall three times a
month, and the fourth meeting separately
for the purpose of arranging business mat
ters. Though the societies meet togeth
er, each retains its identity and is re
sponsible for its owu business. The meet
ings are presided over by the President
of the Psiphelians and the President of
the Philologians alternately. The pres
ence of each society will be an inspiration
to the other. It will cause the members
to take more interest in the programs and
their part on them; it will help them to
cultivate poise and to become accustomed
to speaking before a group; and the pro
grams will be made more interesting and
varied by having different ones on them.
The arrangement is expected to be very
beneficial to both societies.
To Nominate Three Eliaiible Men
For President of Elon.
Williams, Roberts, Winecoff and
Rollins Score Touchdowns.
FIRST HOME GAME BIG SUCCESS
SOCIAL CLUBS TAKE
IN NEW MEMBERS
FINANCES TO BE CONSIDERED
H. VERNON WHITE D.D.,
WAS SPEAKER AT
Hugh Vernon White, D. D., of the Ed
ucation Department of the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign ]SIis-
sions, was speaker at chapel service Fri
Dr. White’s aim was to give to the stu
dents the two ideas which prevail in
foreign countries in regard to missions.
The speaker pointed out the ancient idea
of “handing down” to our foreign neigh-
uoid our religion, and not ruakicg it a
part of his own life. This was resented,
because the people who were being taught
felt that our idea was a selfish one. just
to put our religion across, not considering
his former ideas.
This is not the case today. The Mis
sionaries are making religion practical,
applying it to everyday life and starting
it from a native source. They are striv
ing to build up what they have rather
than bring in something “new” from the
outside. By this form of teaching, the
people have become interested, and have
cluinged from the old resentful attitude.
Dr. White’s talk was much appreciated
bv the entire student body.
The executive committee of the South
ern Christian Convention will meet in
Burlington on October 20. 1931 to con
sider resolutions presented to them by the
Business Administration of Elon College.
The meeting is for the specific purpose
of considering Elon’s problems as stated
in the following resolutions:
Resolved that the Convention face the
whole college question and decide to what
extent it is willing to support the college
financially and otherwise.
Resolved that the Convention nominate
three men for president of Elon College
from whom the trustees may elect a pres
ident to begin his duties as soon as the
trustees see fit.
Resolved further that the present nom
inating committee for the Board of Trus
tees be asked to submit to the Convention
names of persons that have been filed with
them as applicant for the presidency, al
lowing. of course, any further nomina
tions made by the committee to be made
at the close of the Convention.
Resolved further that it is the feelin;
of the committee that it is time for this
whole responsibility to be laid on the heart
of the church at large and let the church
act through its regularly corporate body.
The deliberations of the Convention are
eagerly awaited by the student body. We
have faith that steps will be taken to pre-
the intp;ir:ty and promote the W’el*
fare of the college.
ame featvired by the line smash
ing of “Pete” Williams, wide end runs
by Roberts and Winecoff, and the pass
receiving of Rollins. Elon’s “F'ighting
C'hristians” won easily over Lynchburg
College here Saturday by a score of 2G to
0. The defeat came as a surprise to
Lynchburg, as they expected little opposi
tion from the Elon eleven.
The teams played on practically even
terms during the first half, the visitors
getting four firstdow’ns to Elon’s six. In
the second half it w^as a different story,
as the ball was kept in Lynchburg terri
tory throughout that period. In this half
Elon showed it’s superiority by rolling up
a total of four touchdowns and bringing
their number of first downs up to 16,
while the visitors could get only three
more first downs, making a total of seven
Lynchburg made its only scoring threat
in the opening quarter, getting the ball
to Elon’s 20 yard line. There they were
stopped and compelled to try a dropkick,
whick went wide. For the remainder of
the first half the two teams battled fierce
ly but without a serious threat to score
from either side. For the most part they
resorted to punting.
In the second half Elon took the offen
sive and kept the ball in Lynchburg terri
tory practically all the time. They scored
one touchdown in the first quarter
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Bidding time opened in full sway with
much excitement on the hill here last week
with the following new members enrolled:
Beta Omicron Beta—Louise Thompson.
Pi Kappa Tau—Mrs. J. W. Barney,
Mrs. H. L. Swint, Rena Maude Isley,
Sara Andrews, Geneva Harrington.
Tnu Zeta Phi—Mrs. Snuggs. Mrs. Al
fred Hurst, Virginia Jay. Thesta Hite,
Dorothy Lambeth, Iris Albright.
Delta Upsilon Kappa—Rebecca Con
stable. Marietta Moore.
Iota Tau Kappa—Paul Loessi, Willis
Bowlin, Mr. S. C. Heindel.
Alpha Pi Delta—None.
Sigma Phi Beta—None.
Kappa Psi Nu—Prof. Snuggs. Fletcher
Moore, William Hite.
ELON TO HAVE
“First Things First”
One of the most delightful and out
standing social events of the season was
a bridge party given at the home of Mrs.
L. M. Clendenin on the evening of Octo
ber fifth. The lower floor was thrown en
suite and was beautifully decorated with
fall flowers and potted plants. An in
formal receiving line composed of the pres
ent members greeted the guests.
After an exciting progression of bridge
had been enjoyed, the hostesses served an
appetizing salad course.
Those present at this occasion were:
Misses Edith Bowden, Sara Riley, Fran
ces Baynes, Sara Andrews, Minnie Doffle-
myer, Martha Bell Neese, Lena Sue
Brawley, Ruth Covington, Louise Thomp
son, and Maxine Covington.
Frances Baynes received the cut prize
and Maxine Covington the high score
MAROON AND GOLD
SKY PILOTS ORGANIZE
J. Ray Dickens, President.
The Elon Ministerial students have be
gun another year of busy work with their
first meeting on September 18. Besides
the old members that are back we now
have with us Robert Kimball. Edwin
Beale. Ramsey Swain. Leandu Mauldin,
.Tohn E. Gipson, and Ross A. Cooke. This
makes a total membership of fifteen.
At the second meeting, held on Oct. 9,
Prof. A. R. VanCleave gave a most unique
and very inspiring message to us on the
theme. “The Attitude of the Minister in
Present Day Life and Conditions.”
Attendance at the State Ministerial
Convention to i>e held at Catawba Col-
lege, Salisbury. N. C., Nov. 14. was dis
cussed by the members.
The majority of the members expressed
a desire to attend the convention. J.
Ray Dickens, our president, is secretary
of the State wide convention and greatly
interested in the work.
The ministerial association has meet-
inss every second and fourth Friday, at
which time interesting programs are giv
en. Every student on the Elon campus
is invited to attend any of the meetings.
The officers elected last year for this
year are as follows:
.7. Ray Dickens, President.
Roy D. Coulter, Vice-President.
H. H. Sasnett, Secretary.
N. R. Franks, Corresponding Secretary.
The Ministerial Association is a mem
ber of the Religious Activities Organiza
tion and expects to take an active part
in all the Religious Activities of the com
The entire Elon student body
through these pages wishes to ex
press its sincere^ regrets at the
death of Mrs. G. W. Diehl’s mother
in Murat. Virginia.
Mrs. Diehl, serving her second
year at Elon as Dean of Women, is
exceeding well thought of and loved
by all those who know her well.
Her work at Elon has been of the
very highest type, and she has ac-
complisiied much towards the bet
terment of Elon College as an in
stitution of learning and a center
of wholesome social life.
Our hearts sorrow with her in
her bereavement, and one and all
we wish to express our sympathy
to her in this, her time of deepest
The remaining vacancies on the Maroon
and Gold staff have been capably filled
with Herman Truitt as advertising man
ager and Roy Rollins as managing editor.
These elections complete the staff, and the
school and paper are fortunate in secur
ing the services of these two men. The
remainder of the staff welcome Truitt and
Rollins and know that their duties will
be well taken care of.
Humor of humor—Paul Loessi wishing
for the whistle to blow so he can go to
“Doc” Lewis—“Do you know I’m los
ing my memory. It’s worrying me to
Red Cameron (Sympathetically) —
“Never mind old man. Forget all about
LITERARY SOCIETIES UNITE
A new idea has been introduced on
l':ion campus. For the first time in the
history of the college there is to be a co
educational literary society. Departing
from the usual custom of the boys and
girls maintaining separate societies, the
Clios and Psykaleons have united forces
in an effort to improve their societies. All
meetings are held together, and the oflacers
are elected from both boys and girls. This
society has for its name the Clio-Psyka-
leon Literary Society. It is felt that
such a movement as this w'ill create more
interest and increase membership. Cer
tainly it will be successful and of much
benefit to the members of the joint so
The Pslphelians and Philologians have
also united for three meetings a month,
the fourth 'being held separately as bus
iness meetings. The societies retain their
separate identities. The officers of each
society preside in turn and thus afford an
opportunity for equality.
Added interest has already been evinced
in these innovations, and all the societies
are looking forward to a prosperous and
successful year as the result of these un
The officers of the Clio-Psykaieon So
ciety are as follows;
O. B. Lager, President.
Mary Rudd, Vice-President.
Numa Franks, Secretary.
Elizabeth B«rney, Treasurer.
The senior class of Elon College was
highly honored by the faculty of the col
lege, in that it asked one of her mem
bers. William Redd Turner, to de
liver an address to the student body
at the opening vesper service. In the
true class spirit of ’32, Redd responded,
and excelled himself in delivering an ad
dress that fitted the needs of everyone
present. It was not an address suitable
only for freshmen or upper classmen. It
was a message to everyone w’ho heard.
The group assembled on the southern
I lawn of our beautiful campus. The group
1 was gay, because it was a time when
friends were united after a long summer’s
ab.senoe from ouo another. As we san^
songs of praise a spirit of reverence came
over the group and looking into the west
we saw' the beauty of God’s handiwork re
vealed unto us in the sunset.
With this beautiful setting as a back
ground, Mr. Turner rose to deliver a real
sermon. His title was “First Things
First.” He declared that w’e as fi-eshmen,
upper classmen, men and women must all
come face to face with reality. That we
have two great ways in which to travel,
and it is our privilege to choose either
of the two paths. At the parting of the
paths is a sign which reads, “No man can
serve two masters: for either he will hate
the one and love the other: or else he will
hold to the one and despise the other.
Ye cannot ser\'e God and Mammon.”
Before us we also notice two arrows, one
pointing to the right: and as we look we
see a narrow gate over which is this in
scription. “Straight is the gate and nar
row is the way that leadeth unto life;
and few there be that find it.” Some
thing beckons us on and we seem to hear,
“Beloved, come my w’ay, for I am*the
way, the truth, the life, and no man
cometh unto the Father but by me.” That
way is hard, it is uphill: but the reward
after we have traveled that way is great.
We hesitate! We look the other way.
Here is a broad gate, and to some of us
it opens to a beautiful way with smooth
roads, bordered by flowers and trees. As
we gaze we seem to hear, “Come my way,
take youp pick of life. See! I pay in ad
vance, take your fun now. Only leave
me your soul.” We pause to think, and
our eyes rest on this inscription, “‘Wide
is the gate and straight is the w^ay that
leadeth to destruction, and many there be
that go in there at.” We hesitate again !
Which is the way? Which shall we
“Young Ladies and Y^oung Gentlemen,
you are not only entering the threshold
of your Alma Mater but you are entering
upon a newer and a bigger life. Are you
going into it with the idea of exalting
self? If so, you will be a dismal failure.
If you set God before you, success is
yours, for he says ‘Seek ye first the King
dom of God and bis righteousness, and
all these things shall be added unto you!
Choose now the way. May God bless you
and guide you in that choice V*
Jiu jitsu Also on The Program.
Elon is favored this year with what
few colleges can boast. A member of the
student body is a certified Judo or Jiu-
jitsu wrestling coach, Mr. Shigeyuki Sa
to. Mr. Sato won the “Black Belt” at
Japan’s wrestling school, at Kodo Kwon,
after thirteen years of training and wrest
Many of the students are interested in
wrestling, and it is expected that a large
percent of the college men will be out for
daily practice as soon as the mats are
obtained. Mr. Sato sees the need for new
mats and is anxious to continue his
coaching on better mats.
The freshmen class this year has added
greatly to our boxing team. Stewart,
Tuck, and Horton are among those who
have been showing up well in the bi-week
ly w'ork outs.
A number of the old sluggers are back
in the ring, and we can look forward to
an exhibition in the form of an intra
mural contest next month.
Students are all interested in the art
of self-defense: therefore we are expecting
great results from our boxing and wrest
ling teams. Come out and make them bet
The* Pan-Hellenic Council met for the
first time last week and the following of
ficers were elected:
The following are the new representa
Charlie Roberts—Iota Tau Kappa.
Patricia Holden—Beta Omicron Beta.
Mabel Coghill—Delta Upsilon Kappa.
. E. L. Moffit, Jr.—Sigma Phi Beta,
Helen Turner—Tau Zpta Phi.
.Tames Corbett—Kappa Psi Nu.
Peggy Sechriest—Pi Kappa Tau.
Harold Ford—Alpha Pi Delta.
Harold Ford Elected
President of Juniors
Due to the fact that the former Junior
class president, Charles C. Howell did not
return this year, it was necessary to elect
a new president.
A meeting of the class was called Oct.
0. 1931, by vice-president Rufus Aber
nathy, who presided. Harold Ford, Paul
Brawley, and E. L. Moffit were nomina
ted, Ford receiving the majority votes of
the class was elected to this office.
The Junior class has confidence that
with Ford as their leader, they will make
this one of their most outstanding years
EARLY MORNING VESPER
Early vesper services have been inaug
urated at Elon for the benefit of the stu
dents. The new services are being held
at G:15 in the Auditorium. At the past
two meetings the services have been well
conducted and everybody who attended
was well pleased.
The change of time was brought about
by the faculty, upon request of the stu
dents, because of the half hour wasted
from G:4.5 to 7 :15. The Religious Activi
ties Association is expecting a large at
tendance and full cooperation of the stu