See You In
f,iAROON AND GOLD
PubiisheJ Each IVeek ‘Vy The Student Body of Elon College
Maroon And Gold
ELON COLLEGE. N. C.. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1937
Totil Over 5oo
Dr. Smith ha a!injitii?ed th i'
figures from the off'ce of r.e,>';s-
trar A. L. Houk reveal that the
registriiti' n for the present ^chol
astic yeai has already exeeedeu
the total ;f any year in :ne vo.
A total e.TTollment of ^over 50>
slL.aents has already been report
ed, and the registration v^ill not
be over until October 1. for the
fall seme.-ter. The present en-
rolJn'ent gv,es far above the pre
vious high mark which was leach-
ed ill wiien 483 attended th»-
The record also reflects the
growth of tae school since Dr.
Smith became president. When
he became head, in 1931, there
were only about 250 students, as
compared with the present fig
Alamance County leads any
other section in the total number
of students, with 178. Guilford
county is next with 43, while
thirty-four other North Carolina
counties are represented. There
are students from 15 states, Cuba,
The Freshman Class leads the
other.^, with its largest enrollment
for any single year, over 200. The
Senior Class has 66 members.
College To Serve
Dean J. D. Messick, in connec
tion with Superintendent L. E.
Scikes, of Burlington, M. E. Yount
of the Alamance County Schools,
and the State Department of Edu
cation, has arranged to give ex
tension service, through Elon Col
lege, for public school teachers
J.io .year. C.^crintendent Spike.^
and Professor Beecher are teach
ing the courses in Philosophy of
Education and Progressive Edu
cation. Courses are held on Mon
day afternoon and evening of each
This occasions a clpser tie-up
by the surrounding c&mmunities
and the College. One- may earn
eight semester hours during the
college year in this w&y, which
credits apply on either or both
college graduation and certificate.
Registration for the extension
course was held on Saturday
morning, September 18, and on
Monday, September 20. There are
rbout sixty registered for thi
cour-'es. Prof. Beecher’s course
is des.g.ied to show teachers in
service how .to apply progressive
methods to their public school
teaching. He is new to Lion this
year and his contribution aa an
expert on matters of public school
instruction is largely awaited by
Alamance County, Burlington, and
Or. L E. Smith popular Presi
dent of the ccl!e?e, who enters
his sixth year as adminis'.rator.
Dran atic Club
To Make Plan .
Meets Nt j: t 7 hursiay
Oiiicera To Be elected
On Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7:30
j’tlock, the Elon Players, the Col
lege Dramatic Club, will hold their
first meeting of the year. At this
very important meeting, officers
for the ensuing periwi will be
selected. The group will meet in
the Little Chapel, Religious Edu-
Dr. Fletcher Collins will serve
as Faculty advisor for the Elon
Players this year, and it is his
hope that many will come to this
meeting. He does not wish the
Shakespeare and Di-amatics clas
ses to be the only dramatic
organizations on the campus, but
feels the necessity of having an
extra-curricular dramatic group at
In previous years, the Elon Play
ers have been very active in pre
senting plays at least three times
i year. In addition to the actual
dramatic presentations, the Club
as been accustomed to meeting
every two weeks; at the?e meet-
ngs programs have been present
ed for entertainment and instruc
tion, as well as t> provide a mean,
of active participation on the part
:f the Club members.
Last year, the Elon Players ha.
a very successful year. The pr:>
^rams included talks by m'mbe/
of the Faculty, dramatic rejd'ngf
by dramatically inclined student-,
and short play productions, giver
'n semi-finished style. In the fal'
)f 1936, the three-act play, “Three-
Cornored Moon”, was successful
ly presented; in the spring of las
year, two one-act plays, “Trifles,’
:ast entirely from members of the
N'ational Dramatic Fraternity,
Delta Psi Omega, of which there
3 a chapter at Elon College, and
■‘Hich Man, Poor Man;” at Com-
men.emant, the Elan Players tra
ditionally presented a three-act
ilay, “The Importance of Being
It is hoped that the Player'
A'ill have 'another successful year,
and that the number of member'
will be increased considerably b:
riev/ students, and by those who
'lave already been a part ^f tht.
lilon College Players.
The members of the class in Journalism are
working for credit. There are no political inclina
tions, and there are no feelings of dictatorial pos-
’.ession of the Maroon and Gold.
Lawrence Farrell was elected last year to the
position of Editor of the Elon College newspaper,
-ast spring, the announcement was made re-
arding the course in Journalism, members of
:his class to serve as workers on the paper. It was
'ssumed that the editor elected by popular vote
vould continue in his position as a member of the
3lass, and as editor-in-chief.
Before the class had met this fall, Lawrence
"arrell resigned his position because he felt that
lis heavy schedule, necsssary that he may gradu-
'te, would not allow him time to carry out the
Vlaroon and Gold work.
Because we members of the Journalism class
:eel we have no right to choose another editor-in-
hief, who has not been elected by the Student
Sody, we, as an Editorial Staff, are presenting
his paper, written by students for students.
When asked, the former editor declared that in
his opinion another election would not be nece?-
ary, and advised that the class in Journalisrr
ake full responsibility for the Maroon and Gold.
I the Student Body is not satisfied with this ar-
■-’engement, we invite their suggestions.
Christians Tacl* 1 e i t rc
Davis and Elkins Team In
Homecoming T might
ll'usses To Game
Direct To Stadium
The 1938 Phipsicli staff is off to
a good start on this year’s publi
cation. It has already made the
individual sittings for class pic
tures and also football pictures,
snap-shot editors are busy, too,
covering campus activities and
Any students who desire to be
on the staff should see either
Harold Hilburn, Editor, or James
Brooks, Business Manager.
The tone of student discipline
in animated college cooperative
activities has been commented on
jy Dean Messick and others re
cently. Several factors enter into
the building of. this spirit, among
which is the cooperative student
government that is functioning
n the campus.
When one learns to govern him-
jelf properly, declared Dean Mes-
iick in a recent interview, he is
oing to be cooperative with other
Individuals and agencies. Chris-
■an character flowiing through
the entire institution, is the one
^reat goal that is aspired to in
human conduct on the Eljn Col-
ege campus. Dean Messick vvoula
advise all students to budget theii
ime so that they may live com-
)lete lives while in college, by en-
ering into the social activities,
;he activities of the intramural
)rogram, and the extracurricular
Activities of the institution, as
well as following closely the edu-
;ational pursuits. He desires th?
tudents to attend the cultural
features of the College, as well
IS the athletic, so that when they
3.ive, they have developed into
A'ell-rounded young men and
young women, prepared for life’s
issues. Adjustments can be made
>nly as personalities are develop
'd sufficiently for pro, er. adapts.-
ion. ’ -
Due to an excess amount of
work this year, I feel that I
do not have time to edit the
Maroon and Gold. I sincerely
appreciate the honor conferred
upon me by the Student Body.
May I urge the Student Body
to get behind the Journalism
class and help them publish a
paper v/e will all be proud of
I Lawrence Farrell
In order to pr v'de a goodly
number of Elonite^ to back ou
I team at the ll' rr.ej.ming Ganv
I with Davis and Flkins in Green
boro today. Dr. Snith ha? ar.i'n/
ed with Mr. C. A. Lou f Bur’in'
ton, to furnish tvVo lar-.re )';'se= t
carry those girls who ca.'in '■ "
veniently find a wav t ve-
Greensboro, by at least twen-
between forty and fifty girls, ar.
the buses will leave Elon in t;m.
to reach Memorial Stadii’.n.
Greensgoro, by at least twenty
minutes of eight. The girls vvil
be expected to gc directly into the
Stadium for the game, and wher;
the game is over, to return to tiici:
bus at once and comeback to th
C liege. Eh.-n College stuaents
will occupy the bleacher seats, th^;
being neces .ary so that the ch(;cr
can be heard in the crowd.
If it develops that only enough
girls go to fill one bus, the other
bus will be used to transport the
boys to the game.
To Begin Next Week
The intramural program on the
Elon campus is gathering momen
tum. A tennis tournament is in
full swing, and the clink of horse
shoes against the pegs may be
heard nearly any afternoon.
Coai'h Power, who is directing
the intramural program, has an
nounced that the time has come
for the Touch-Football League to
get organized. The Coach c'n-
templates the formation of elghf.
teams: East Dormitory, North
Dormitory, Publishing House, f iur
Fraternity teams and a team com
posed of town boys. He requests
that each of these groups elect a
captain and manager immediately,
and that they get in touch with
the Coach. The schedule is al
ready made out, and calls foi
games to begin next week.
Touch- Football is played with
nine men on a side, and has been
a popular informal game on the
campus, the organization of the
League, with games regularly
scheduled and played on the High
School Field, should add n»uob
to interest in the sport, as well a;
health and comedy to parLici
The Pan-Hellenic Council held
its first meeting of the year ii'
Dean Messick’s office, on Tues
day, September 21. The followin"
officers were elected: President.
LeGrand Moody, Kappa Psi Nu;
Vice-President, Milton Cheshirr>,
Iota Tau Kappa: Secretary, Bea
trice Wilkins, Tau Zeta Phi; and
Margaret Galloway, Delta Upsi-
lon Kappa representative, .Joe
Hilgreen, Sigma Phi Beta repre
sentative, and Jordan Sloan, Alpha
Pi Delta represetative.
The Council decided that the
fall Bid Night for upper classmer
would be held on Saturday, Octo;
The following faculty sponsors
have been elected to represent th.-
various social clubs: Delta Up-
silon Kappa, Mrs. Page; Tau Zet;
Phi, Mrs. Oma U. Johnson; lot
Tau Kappa, Mr. J. H. Stewart:
Kappa Psi Nu, Dr. L. C. Dick'n
son; Sigma Phi Beta,-Dr. D. J
Bowden; and Alpha Pi Delta, Dr.
At Eicht O’clock
S rcr'E Ct''u d Attack
On Friday and Saturday, Octo
ber 1 and 2, a musical comedy,
“Cain and Mabel,” will be shown
in the Elon College auditorium.
This production features two top
flight Hollywood stars, Marion j
Davies and Clark Gable. As an
added attraction, George Hall and |
his well-known orchestro will be
presented in a short subject. !
On Friday and Saturday, Octo-|
'oer 8 and 9, the feature presenta-
*ion will be a motion picture en
titled “Captain Calamity.” j
These pictures are .shown
iromptly at 8:15 o’clock on Friday!
ind Saturday evaning.i. I
Tl'.e Elon gridJers will tonight
.-ombat what '.r emises
to be ore i>f the s'r Hg-sit teams
on the sche -iire. The game is to
start at e.'jrhi: o’clocik in the
Memorial Stadium in Gree:;3boro,
with Davis-Klkins furnishinj; the
opposition. The team fr m Ei-
kins. West Virginia, has an un
usually heavy lire that miy bs
counted on to make s‘.ejJy gaiiis
down the field. The line aver
ages approximately 203 i>oi!ad8,
and the backfie'd j'.erire iijjiit
180. They have piayod^o.u/ ouc
scrimmage game this season, but
in that scrimmage they sh^Wi-'d
that they rely chiefly on their
strong running attack to carrjr
them across the goal I’.ne. The
team is co-captained by Gregory
at left half and Weese at right
guard. Harry L. Shelton heads
the coaching staff position left
vacant by Cam Henderson.
Shelton was assistant under
Henderson when he was head of
the coaching staff at Davis-El-
kins. Henderson put out good
football teams and Shelton seems
to be keeping up the tradition.
Davis-Elkins is a small Presby
terian school of about 250 stu
dents, but every student backs ‘^he
team and tries to help make it a
winning team. The Elon student
body is much larger than that of
the opponents, and will certainly
be behind the Christian team all
The Davis-Elkins teams have in
the past played such teams ’S
Navy, Harvard, and Bucknell, and
still play football with teams up
in the top-flight ranks of Ameri
can college football though they
belong to no conference or gioup
of colleges. V. M. I. also plays
the larger teams, but they fell to
the superior playing of ‘the fight
ing Christians’, so why shouldn't
the Davis-Elkins aggregation?
Whereas the invaders depend
mostly upon a strong ground at
tack, the Christians have an aerial
attack that should account for
winning touchdowns, and leave
the visitors wondering if the ball
has taken wings under the powor
of the Elon passing offense.
The visitors may have a s’.ror.K
team but the fact remains that
Elon has one of the best teams,
if not the best, ever to be develop
ed at the Christian institj'.on.
The majority of the team is com
posed of veterans who know what
is expected of them on the foot
ball field, and • who will exert
every effort to defeat the red-
shirted Davis-Elkins team.
The Christians have two vic
tories to their credit and feel mare
confident of the system tlioy .i^e
using. They are not by any
means, though, considering that
it will be an easy game, for foot
ball games are not won or
until the battle has been fought.
The team- is being strengthened
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