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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1937
Elon Gagers Seek Conference Laurels
Thirty-Seven Students Are .
Listed for First Semester
Honor Roll Grade Averages
Sophomore Class Heads List
With Largest Total Number
of Members to Make Rating;
MAJORITY FROM STATE
Twenty-Six of the Honor Stu
dents are Natives of North
Thirty-seven students attained high
honors for rating on the first semes
ter honor roll list at Elon College for
the opening half of the present col
lege year, according to the final rat
ing released recently by Dean A. L.
Of the complete total, the sopho
more class heads the list with 12
members of the second-year class rep
resented on the honor roll. The senior
class ran second in the ratings with
a total of 10 members on the list.
The list represents approximately 9
per cent of the total enrollment.
The majority of the honor roll stu
dents are from the state of North
Carolina, with 26 of the 37 being from
this state. Other states represented
include Ohio, three; New York, three;
Virginia, two; New Jersey, one; Con
necticut, one; and Pennsylvania, one.
The complete list of honor-roll stu
dents follows: Marcella Ackenhausen,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Wayne Bowman,
Norfolk, Virginia; Edith Brannock,
Elon College; Virginia Brietenberger,
Forest Hills, N. Y.; Louise Brandler,
Irvington, N. J.; Margaret Chason,
Lumber Bridge; Mary Nell Eaves,
Henderson; Edythe Ernst, Cincinnati,
Ohio; Ruby Lee Foster Burlin.ijton;
Sue Galloway, Hamlet; Ralph Garner,
Newport; Charlie Garrison, Burling
ton; Eugene Gordon, Brown Summit;
Lofcin Harris, Siler City; Hilda Heat-
wole, Burlington; George T. Holmes,
Snow Hill; Christine Holt, Graham;
Sara Virginia Hook, Elon College;
John Horton, Ellington, N. Y.; Altie
Hunter, Sanford; Ben Hurst, New
Bern; Virginia Johnson, Elon College;
Howard Jones, Wadesboro; Harry
Kames, Brooklyn, N. Y.; William H.
Minarik, Vandergrife, Penn.
Henry Morgan, Prospect Hills; Jack
Neese, Reidsville; Junius Neese, Gra
ham; Joe Padgett, Shelby: James W.
Parker, Portsmouth, Virginia; La-
Verne Porterfield, Haw River; Isiah
Sears, Gibsonville; Lawrence Sharpe,
Burlington; Gwendolyne Tillmanns,
Bridgeport, Connecticut; Duane Vore,
West Milton, Ohio; Thomas Williams,
Autryville; and Christine Young, Gra
SALVI GROUP PRESENTS
LYCEUM CONCERT HERE
Unique Quintet Delights Large
Audience With Varied Pro
gram in Whitley Memorial.
Alberto Salvi’s instrumental quin
tet presented the third concert in the
spring Lyceum series Monday, Febru
ary 15, in the Whitley Memorial Au
Mr. Salvi, justly acclaimed the
world’s greatest harpist, gave a re
markable demonstration of the
achievements to be attained upon the
“instrument of romance,” the harp.
The unique quintet includes, in addi
tion to the harpist, Carolina Selfronk,
an excellent flutist, Florence Gindl,
a violinist of remarkable ability, Rob
ert Alexa, an accomplished musician
at the viola, and Alfred Mazzari, ef
The program included an old
French sonata, composed by Loeillet;
the Quartette in D Major by Mozart,
the last two movements of which
brought back memories of the last act
of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE;
by the complete quintet. Mr. Salvi
played as solos the Aeolean Prelude
(Etude in A Flat) by Chopin, and The
Fountain, an original composition.
After the intermission, Mr. Salvi
rendered as solos his own arrange
ment of the Bach Bouree in B Minor,
the Haydn Minuetto, and his own
Waltz de Concert. The entire ensem
ble concluded with the Quintette by
Jean Cras, a delightful modern com
position and a fitting close for a well-
Iris Shepherd Is
Chosen as Queen
Of Elon Campus
Freshman Co-Ed Selected as
“Miss Elon” in Annual
Beauty Pageant Here
Miss Iris Shepherd, of Burlington,
was selected as queen of the campus
and crowned “Miss Elon” at the an-
iiual beauty pagpiini, held under the
sponsorship of the Student Christian
Association of the college here last
Miss Shepherd, a member of the
freshman class at Elon, was chosen
by the judges over a list of 20 en
tries in the pageant, each being spon
sored by campus organizations. Miss
Shepherd was sponsor of the fresh
man class. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Byrd Shepherd of 107 Park
Selected as attendants to “Miss
Elon” were Miss La Verne Porterfield,
sponsored by Sigma Phi Beta frater
nity; Miss Jackie Morris, sponsored
by the Maroon and Gold, college news
paper; Miss Blanche Wagner, spon
sored by the senior class; and Miss
Margaret Galloway, sponsored by
Entertainers on the program in
cluded Miss Catherine Paris, of
Greensboro, who rendered several
popular songs; Cooper Whitfield,
songs; A1 Mastro and guitar; James
Parker and his violin; Ralph Gar
ner and his accordion; and Miss
Gwendolyne Tilmans, readings. Clyde
Rudd, presient of the student body,
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BILL AYCOCK IS GUEST
SPEAKER FOR CHAPEL
Bill Aycock, president of the North
Carolina Federation of Students,
North Carolina State College gradu
ate, and vice-president of the Federa
tion last year; was our guest speaker
in chapel on Monday.
Being well informed on student
problems, having been a student lead
er during his four years at State and
a leader among the students of North
Carolina for two years, he made a
very interesting talk on student prob
lems and government. During the
Christmas holidays he attended the
convention of the National Federation
of Students in New York City. In
March he will be in charge of the
Southeastern Federation of Students’
Convention to be held in New Or
As a result of the expulsion of the
president of the Federation last year,
it was necessary for Bill to take
charge at the last minute of the con
vention being held in Greenville. This
year he will be in charge of the con
vention of the North Carolina Federa
tion of Students, which will be held at
the King Cotton Hotel in Greensboro
on April 14, 15, and 16. At present he
is studying political science as a
graduate student at the University
of North Carolina.
Iota Tau Kappa Pledges 10
New Members to Lead Cam
RUSH WEEK IS HELD
Large Number of New Mem
bers Go Through Annual
The six Greek organizations of our
campus issued bids to thirty-four stu
dents this past week. The Iota Tau
Kappa fraternity lead the list with
ten pledges. Kappa Psi Nu was sec
ond with seven; Alpha Pi Delta third
with six; Delta Upsilon Kappa next
with four; Sigma Phi Beta four, and
Tau Zeta Phi last with three. The
pledges of the. six Greek organiza
tions are as follows:
Iota Tau Kappa:
Roland Longest, Beaufort, N. C.
Lloyd Whitley, High Point, N. C.
William Jones, Holland, Va.
Sidney Taylor, Fort Valley, Ga.
John McBrayer, Shelby, N. C.
Andrew Fuller, Bridgeton, N. C.
James Day, Roxborough, N. C.
Jessie Harrington, Moncure, N .C.
Joe Hardison, Greensboro, N. C.
John Puglisi, Huntington, L. I.
Kappa Psi Nu;
Jack Neese, Reidsville, N. C.
Bobbie Hinton, Pittsboro, N. C.
Hal Watts, Wadesboro, N. C.
Legrande Moody, Dillon, S. C.
Thomas Jones, Holland, Va.
George Webster, Elon College,
Thurman Bowers, Greensboro, N. C.
Alpha Pi Delta;
J. D. Odem, Red Springs, N. C.
Stofford Peebles, Oxford, N. C.
G. Hunt, Oxford, N. C.
Richard Biglow, Portsmouth, N. C.
Thomas Holmes, Snow Hill, N. C.
Curtis Jones, Hurdle Mill, N. C.
Delta Upsilon Kappa:
Ima Mclver, Burlington, N. C.
Ruth Paige Clark, Wilson, N. C.
Peggy Elinsworth, Norfolk, Va.
Margaret Miller, Camden, S. C.
Sigma Phi Beta:
Bill Martin, Norfolk, Va.
Charlie Saunders, Kenbridge, Va.
Cleveland Campbell, Danville, Va.
Tau Zeta Phi:
Mary Helen Chason, Lumber
Bridge, N. C.
Edna Fitch, Burlington, N. C.
Dorsey Stimson, Lewisville, N. C.
IN ANNUAL SESSION
The annual mid-year meeting
of the Elon College general Alum
ni Association was held here Sat
urday, February 13.
W. G. Stoner, of Greensboro,
and Prof. W. D. Loy, of Charlotte,
were principal speakers for the
meeting. In addition to President
Atkinson, Prof. M. L. Patrick of
High Point, general secretary, was
in charge of arrangements and
The meeting was a regular busi
ness se.ssion of the Alumni Asso
ciation, and several important mat
ters were up for discussion.
CHRISTIANS FACE APPALACHIAN STATE IN
CLOSING BASKETBALL CONTEST OF YEAR
ON COURT OF NORTH GYM HERE TONIGHT
DR. L. C DICKINSON
Dr. Dickinson to
For Dog’s Name
One Year’s Subscription to Es
quire Magazine to be Given
Dr. Dickinson has a dog without
any name. Think of that; a wee small
purp without a “monicer.” Now ain’t
that a shame ? So in view of this fact.
Dr. Dickinson is going to sponsor a
contest to name his mutt. It has been
doclar;d ^hat the wi'iner of this
“name the pooch contest” will re
ceive for his efforts, a one-year sub
scription to the “Esquire” Magazine.
Now the good doctor has set down
certain rules to go along with his
1. The naming is open to any nin
compoop who cares to enter.
2. All names must be printed on
clean white writing paper, in ink,
and handed to the doctor on or
before midnight of March 25.
3. There will be no bribing.
4. Shake well before using.
So you see, this is an easy chance
to win for yourself a subscription to
the “Esquire” Magazine. All you got
ta’ do is call a dog a name.
Three able-minded judges (how is
that for leg-pulling?) ’bout as good
as Ben Hurst, have been chosen to
select the winning name: Dean Hus
band, Dr. French, and Dr. Burrows.
Dig deep into the annals of history
and bring forth a name by which this
caninety can be called. It is a “he.”
HOME ECONOMICS GROUP
MEMBERS HEAR LECTURE
BY NATIONAL SECRETARY
Representatives From Elon Club At
tend Lecture at Woman’s College
The Home Economics Club met in
West Dormitory for a short session
Thursday evening, February 11.
After adjournment Miss Laura
Howard, head of the Home Econo-
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Neophytes Beginning To Realize
All Is Not A Bed of Roses As
Greek Order Holds Initiations
In the midst of initiation the young
Greeks are realizing that the “dear
old fraternity” is not all roses as it
was painted during the holycon rush
Hard blows with stiff paddles are
being handed out by the “brothers”
to the neophytes who are undergoing
the transitional period from pledged-
ing to full membership. There’s many
a twist and turn from pledging to in
itiation and many a hard blow on
the steep and narrow way.
To those who have gone through
the experience and proudly wear the
pin of Alpha, Alpha, Alpha on their
breast, there is a look of mild satis
faction, yet mingled with it there
seems to be an expression denoting
great sufl'ering. Those just entering
upon the dangerous period have a ner
vous expectancy about them as they
hear the older members tell of the
hard times coming. The men in the
midst of it all have bowed figures
and find a great difficulty in sitting
still during classes; some say that
their setting ability has been im
Initiations are on; for some time
the verdant neophytes will have bruis
ing bodies and wounded natures as
they patch up the damages done by
becoming a Greek. The higher
brothers it is rumored are suffering
from arm strain due to over exer
Leaves to Teach
Locals Face Important North
State Conference Test in
Season Finals Against
Strong Rippers’ Quintet
LAST MEETING CLOSE
Elon Barely Defeated Rivals
in Opening Game at Boone
Above is pictured Dan Watts
who left college last week to take
up a job teaching at Atlantic high
Gordon Is Elected
As President For
Succeeds Cheshire as Leader of
Dr. Johnson Literary Organ
ization During Spring Se
The Dr. Johnson Literary Society
elected, at the last meeting of the first
semester, its new officers who will
hold their respective positions until
the end of the present school year.
Eugene Gordon succeeds Milton Ches
hire as president.
Mr. Cheshii’e, while president, was
mainly instrumental in making the
organization as popular and strong
as it is on our campus today. Big
things are expected of Mr. Gordon,
and the society members feel that he
will prove a capable leader.
The other officers are as follows:
Lawrence Cameron, Vice President;
Milton Cheshire, Secretary; and Hat
cher Story, Treasurer.
The Society has grown to be one
of the outstanding organizations of
the campus since its founding three
years ago. Although several mem
bers have been dropped from the roll
as a result of the enforcement of the
provision of the constitution which
provides that a member shall be sus
pended after missing two consecutive
meetings, the Society has its maxi
mum membership of thirty. The or
ganization is active in all the affairs
of the campus and has also secured
two pages in the college year book,
W. PILAND SUCCEEDS
WATTS ON PHIPSICLI
Takes Up New Job As Editor
of Year Book; Staff Is Hard
Although the staff regrets the loss
of its editor, Dan Watts, who has left
college to take a teaching position, it
is still going full blast with Hilda
Lee Heatwole and Harold Hilburn as
sisting Woodrow Piland.
The complete book is expected to
be on the press by March 15th. Proofs
have been received of various sections
and the editors promise a very inter
Some very clever snapshots have
been chosen from those turned in by
the students. It isn’t too late, how
ever, to give your original snapshot
to the staff for publication. Take your
films to the Phipsicli office and have
In view of the fact that the staff
must have the book to the printer
soon, they will be very, busy in the
office, and it would be appreciated if
the students would not disturb them
while they are working.
The Christians will face the last of
their basketball contests tonight
when they meet the strong Appalach
ian quintet in the North gym, with
the starting whistle at 8 o’clock. At
the present the Christians are at the
top of the conference ladder along
with the High Point Panthers, and
this game tonight might be a deciding
factor in the who’s who of the 1937
At the past meeting of these two
squads, in Boone, the Christians
turned out to be the victors in a very
close game with the final count being
34 to 32. In this tilt Paul Roye was
the leading scorer with a total of 10
points. Both squads played excellent
basketball in this game and the tilt
tonight should be filled with strong
Coach Walker will likely start the
winning combination that he has used
in nearly all the past games of this
season, Ike Fesmire and Lloyd Whit
ley at forwards, Hal Bradley at cen
ter, With Paul Roye and “Red” Crom-
lish at guards.
Lloyd Whitley, from High Point,
has fitted into the spot left vacant
this past season by Howard Smith,
and clicks in fine form with Ike Fes
mire, veteran forward. Whitley has
shown his ability to shoot baskets
from all parts of the court, and has
been a leading factor in the scoring
attack Oi the Christians.
Hal Bradley, veteran center, has
seen no end of duty at his post
throughout the whole season. Bradley
has been the principle man at this
berth and has not been absent from
any game but just a very few min
utes. He also, has added many points
to the score board of the Elonites.
When former Captain John Camer
on left school to accept a position as
teacher in the public schools of Jones
boro, his position was filled by Rich
ard Cromlish. Cromlish fell right to
his now place in the line up and has
done a swell job for the remairi.’-s-
part of the season.
Paul Roye, all conference guard
and highest scorer for the confer
ence this past season, is again the
leading scorer for the Christians. He
has a good bid for this same position
again this season.
Appalachian will, no doubt, present
a stronger squad than the one the
Christians played against on the
Mountaineer’s home From all
reports their .«iquad has improved
steadily throughout the season.
Tonight’s tip off will be promptly at
SETS BANQUET DATES
Greek Organization Groups To Hold
Annual Affairs During March and
Last week the Pan-Hellenic Council
met in Dean Messick’s office and set
tled the dates for the banquets of
each organization, and also suggested
revisions of the rules governing the
The Iota Tau Kappa fraternity
starts the banquets this year by
holding theirs on the 13th of March.
They are followed by Alpha Pi Del
ta, ,March 25 th; Kappa Psi Nu,
April 10th; Sigma Phi Beta, April
17th; Tou Zeta Phi, April 24th; and
Delta Upsilon Kappa on the night
of May 1st.
Each Greek organization is permit
ted to hold one large social affair a
year. This is the annual banquet,
which is always held in the spring of
the year. The dates of these banquets
are always chosen by the Pan-Hel
lenic Council which is made up of
representatives of all the organiza
At the same meeting many sugges
tions were made about revising the
rules which govern the Greeks. Before
these changes can be made, they must
be brought up before the faculty at
their next meeting and approved.