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WHAT DOES ELON OFFER THE PROGRESSIVE
If one were seeking the various caiise.s ot college
fetudent failures, which occur to Ronie extent in every col-
lece he would probably find predominant among the de-
iuukive forces failure of the student to answer one ques
tion: ‘‘What does the college of my choice have to offei
Indeed, it is pu.««iblc for an individual to »pe(id hi.s
entire four years in college without really finding out
\vhat it has to offer him. But such individuaU never maKe
the ariiustmenU which are nece».sary to success in col
lege. Before entering any college an indinduHl should
take stock of himself and determine just what his inter-
entii are. He should examine then, as thoroughly pofv
pible, the offerings of a number of colleges. Never should
he accept any institution as his alma mater unless it of'
fers development in his life interests.
But we would not prescribe for applicants to other
colleges udvice which we would not at the same time offer
to applicants to Elon. What does Elon offer the prospec
tive student? In the first place, she offers a location
v-hich is conducive to study and thought. Separated
from the wild ru.sh and noise of the large city, and yet
located in a small village community with the advantages
of a city, it presents just that combination of solitude and
contact which i.- most wholesome for the student. The
large, graaay campus, and the beautiful trees and shrub
bery give that touch of nature which makes one feel at
home, regardless of the distanc he has come.
Besides an ideal location, Elon offers her students ed
ucational facilities which are unsurpassed by any small
college. In developing her literary department Elon has
nought to meet the needs of a variety of people. To the
•f.ifi.ro hnmo builder, soecialist in science or related fields.
College Men In Sing Sing
-Why, And How, They Go
Chaplain of Famous
Prison Tells His Ex
periences with the
‘Higher’ Breed of
Ail the best known colleges are
represented In Sing Sing prl«on.
but the majority o( crlmea for
which college men are jailed are
dllTcrent from those In the caae of
non-college men, declares Anthony
N Petet'sen, Protesttint chaplain of
the prtson. College prisoners com
mit larceny three times as fre
quently as others; forgery Is tiielr
most popular crime, and very rare
Is the prisoner who has worked his
way tlirough college declares Chap
lain Petersen In an analysis In Bed-
book for February;
'Alumni of the best-known col
leges and universities (Including
my own) share prison tasks with
m(*n whose mentality Is that of a
little child, under-prlvllegfd boys
who have never been taught to read
and write, and foreigners who can
not speak intelligible English. The
-«on of one ol the leading fdurator*
In America has served two terms In
0!ng Sing—and I should not be sur
prised to see him here again.
’■Qn a slngl? day last week, en
tirely without prearrangement, 1
had occasion to talk with former
studenU of Princeton, Cornell,
Syracuse, Pennsylvania and Okla
homa universities. Among other
colleges and universities that I re
call having had rppre.?entatives here
are Harvard, Yale, Williams, Ham
ilton. Bowdoln. Niagara. Dickinson.
Piske. Carlisle. Vanderbilt. Michi
gan. Minnesota, Tennessee. Oregon,
lows. Southern California. Brook
lyn Tech, Columbia, Fordham. New
York university, the University of
Lljc City o( New York. Cambridge.
Glasgow, Berlin. Paris, Seven Oaks
college (England), and 8t. Josephs
collegc iHollandi. besides gym
nasia and peclagogfa In varlou.s Eu
ropean countries*. When a collcgc
glee-club or cliolr slng here, there
Is almost certain to be an alumni
reunion with at least one man who
wears the prison gray.
Sing Sing Culture.
'The intellectual atmosphere of
Rlr>9 Rfri9 t fsp mor* rilltlDPd than
check on this theory; but as far as
'Hard drinking and sexual ex
cesses are. of course, nearly always
assoclaced with a life of crime;
but It would take a professional
criminologist to say Just how far
they are causes of crimc. how far
they are effects of crime, and to
what extent they are merely con
comitant results of the ethical and
emotional instability which leads
to both dissipation and crime. As
regards college men who are sen
tenced to prison. I am certain that
drink and. to a less extent, aexual
excesses 'especially when followed
by disease) are distinctly causes of
crime. It Is rarely that a college
man con>«s here without a history
of alcoholism, which usually
(though not Invariably) began dur
ing his undergraduates days.
"College men are seldom convict
ed of oflenses where either force
or Intimidation la involved, or even
extreme physical exertion. They
are not likely to become liuman
flies, or cat burglars, or fafc-blow-
ers. or hold-up men or racketeers,
or kidnapers, or mnll-coach robbers.
They are not addicted to the crime
passioiiel. It Is very rarely thot.
for any c«u«e whatever, they com
mit murder. Slnf-e I came to Sing
Sing 17 yeora ago, only one college
man has been electrocui»rt
“As compared with the pl•e.^ellt
Inmated of Sing Slug who have
only attended high school, the pris
oners who have attended colleg*
have, in proportion to their total
number, committed only onc-clghth
as many robberies 'robbery being a
crime that Involves personal vio
lence or the threat of violence». but
they have committed three times as
many larcenies. The typical col
lege man’s crime U taking money
lhat does not belong to him. while
th: owner is not watching and do
ing this In what seems the easiest
and safest way.
"Of all cvlmcfc, college men seem
most addicted to forgery. In view
of the fact th«t thw la one of the
easiest crime.? to detect, and also
one of the cisieat on which to ob
tain conviction, their partiality to
It would seem to support the con
tention of the prisoner wlw doubts
whether, after at!, one get* an edu
cation In college.
"I cannot recaU that I ever Ulk
ed with a prisoner here who had
work'd his way through college
PLAY CATAWBA IN
Fresh from a sprcUtcuUr
49-B victory over the N. C.
C. W. Tom Cats the Klon Ca
ters arc being carefully nur
tured through this week so
that It will be able lo keep
Us bearinir dotvn on the Elun
court 8aiurday, January iS,
against tiie Catawba outfit.
The tecond scheduled game
of the •'^an Is Impatiently
waited f»r by the Elon atu-
dcnt'i and bnsketball fans
around Linn. Let's support
our team and boost them on
Elon Music Club
The Elon Mmlc club was organ
ized la^t week to consist of any stu-
denl*. faculty members, or towns
people Interested In music. There
will be a number of activities asso
ciated with th# club, one of which
Is n chornl organization to be
known as ‘Tlie Elon Singers." The
program of the club will Include
concerts by the singers, both locol
and out of (hr city, radio studies
and programs from visiting artists.
ll Is also planned to federate with
the National Federation of Music
The follo^’ing onirrvs were elect
ed; Virginia Dare Black, president;
Virginia Jay, secretary; and John
Horton, treasurer. Tuesday even
ing the club will make Its Arst pub
lic appearance with a program for
the service clubs of Burlington. It
Is hoped that this will be the be
ginning of a successful year for the
*Tliur*,day: January 26tli, follow
Ing a brief student recital at 4:30
In thrf Society Hall there will be
an important meeting of the entire
club: and It is requeatcd that all
othera who arc Interested In Join
ing be present at that tlm;.
Under Technocracy, which Im
plies & rule by expert engineers,
invention would be encouraged, bv
cause the fear of technological un
employment would be ended. In
stead of holding back mechaniciil
Improvements. the technocrats
would welcome them as addltlonnl
deliverance from drudgery.
In addition to the general phil
osophy of this system, certain defl-
nlte actions would stand out:
(a) The price system la an ob
stacle rather than a help to In
(b) The Ananclal structure u
. (c) Ms4i power l£ passe.
di Man and machines can no
longer work on equal basis.
(e) The price system as a crea
tor of wealth by debt formation
must be abolished.
(f) The existing social order
must be reconstructed.
Technocracy’s value Is that it
has dramatically pointed the at
tention of millions of people lo the
key of present maladjustment.
"If we persue a continuation of
more or leM haphazard control of
mechanical civilization, with no
adequate measure of control, the
machine will eventually smash us
up." is the statement of Theodore
Hoover, dean of Stanford School of
Whatever conclusion the Individ
ual makes In regard to technoc
racy. h** should certainly be kept
on his guard against subtle at
tempts of the ultra-conservstlves
to lure him to a sense of false se
curity In regard to the present
nr MARY CAROLYN DAVIEK
A friend who never probes or pries.
A friend who will not crlticlae.
Who’s «• '"'h with bis griefs, but
share* ' *"*1
His Joys; *no minds his own affairs.
Who does not wantonly intrude
Upon your privacy; whose mood
With yours so lntln?ately blends
That even In silence fou are
I do not pray to Heaven to aend
To me so wonderful a friend;
t nnlv nrnv fhat, t mav be
Elon Cagers Win Over
N. C. C. W. Tomcats
A SERMON HERE
Dr. H. Shelton Smith
Speaks on “Jesus,
Dr. H. Shelton Smith, graduate
of Elon College, was the speaker
last Sunday morning, January IS.
His discussion was built aruund the
fact that Jesus was a religious rad
“Jesuis wsfl a radical humanist,’
said Dr. Smith. "He kept the com
pany of the lowest, commonest
people. It was the ecclesiastical
genius of Jesus to see the possi-
bllltles of man, Whatever "Jes'js!
was he was human."
"We have had." continued Dr.
Smith, "a machine mania; «e
h*ve dared dream of the day whrn
the machine might become su
preme; and now we are In the
mld;t of a battle that saya man
must save us If anything can. We
worshipped the machine: we ador
ed it; we made aacrlflces to gel
It; and after we got It it turned
on us with a ruthloaaneas thsit re
mind us of a thousand wild hors
es turned upon man." In this In-
duatrlAllsm Is found the fall of
man; he Is becoming obsolete. Now
that there U plenty, it la hoaxd^l
up and kept from those who need
’“Jesus was not only a radical
humanist but also a radical social
ist. He dared believe In a bro
therhood In the midst of racial
ajilmosltles. The people of the
United States today have not dared
assert thU equality beiore Ood.
Christians Have Little
Difficulty in Down
ing Visiting Quintet
by Lopsided Score
of 49 to 8.
The second non-scheduled game
with the N, O. C. W. Tom CaU
was played on "Elon's floor January
n. The scrappy Tom Cats work
ed hard, but the Elon Quintet
grabbed the lead from Uie first
whistle and held It throughout the
game. Johnson rolled up the score
for Elon by repeatedly dropping
the ball through the boys, until th»
half hrowed ft score of 33-3. Sen*
ter and Smith coming in at the
half played a good game. Several
beautiful long paasn were success*
fully made by EL. while the Tom
Cats struggled to , eak them up.
Wyrick starred for the Tom CaU.
making fl of the 6 points made.
The first score showed Elon W.
Both teams were hRndlcapped by
Inexperience, tho Tom Cat team
having been organized for the first
time this year, and the Elon squsd
having only one veteran. Captain
Hu«hes An Improvement was seen
in both teanw since the first Elon*
Tom Cat game,
Tom Cats pf». Kjnn
Hlndrl* (31 . ...p . ...Tuck (H
McKinney . . .p Monsi
Thompson . . .o . Johnson (14>
Wyrick i) . . .O . Hughes fS)
Copeland^ . . .G ..Simpson (T)
Subs: For Tom Cat*. Fox, Lin-
dermsn. Harvey. For Elon. Sen-
ter (61; Smith (7). Referee. Dan
D. R. Fonville is
Speaker on Bible
Story of Lazarus
In hij lecture Friday morning.
January 13, Mr, D. r. yonvUle.
•peaker from Burlington, used th«
Blory of Laarjs and the rich man
M a text. He said that their at
titude toward each other determ
ined t^elr relationship to each