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VOLUME XII
ELON COLLEGE, N. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1938
Z 530
No. 14
French Voices
Two Sermons
Written By Dr.
f. O. Atkinson
For Chapel Program
Two masterful sermons prepar
ed by Dr. J. 0. Atkinsicn, Mfssion
Secretary af the Southern Ohris-
tian Convention, were ably and
jnteree,tmgly delivered! by Dr.
Merton L. French on April 13 and
15 in the College Chapel here.
The discourses were closely re-
teted in that they dealt with the
life, teachings, ajnd influence of
the life lof Christ upon the lives
of human kind in all parts of the
world] since His advent 1900 years
ago.
from Matt. 22:42: “What think ye
of Christ?” and “Whose aon is he?”
The text upo^n which the dis-
courseis: were based was taken
In reference to these words of
Christ, the speaker said that
somewhere along life’s journey
this question confTOttts everyone.
It was auked of the Pharisees, cf
the Scimbes, and of the Priests,
men of high and low standing, in
religion, society and the State. It
is a live question, because as stat
ed, sooner, or later, along the
journey of life it is asked each
and all of us even as it waji ask
ed thicise during Christ’s earthly
pilgrimage. None can escape the I
question regardless of how hard
«ne may try. The reason why
one can’t escape it is, since His
thirty-three lyeairs on earth. He
has come to embody that which
is. gciod, true, wholesome, and
eternal. He has also come to em
body that which is h;istile to evil
in all its forms, to that wihich
is dangerous and destructive to
body, mind and soul.
One miay try to discredit the
power of the man Christ Jesus
i>y dioubting, or )th'rowiJng into
the scrap heap of ihis own think
ing the virgin birth of Christ, or
His reputed miracle of turning
■■water in wine lin Cana of Galilee,
or of feeding five thousand with |
five loavas and a few little fisihes; |
»r one may say that the story of j
His raising Lazarus from the
deiad is a myth and that the his
torical fact of Jesus’ own Resur-
rectioia is tradition, a iJtony con-
trivedi to make Him effectual in
the eastern mind and in an an
cient time. What has one accom
plished in one’s own logic and
one’^s own thinking when erne has
su;ceeded in convincing one’s self
that all of these marveicus things
told of Him are fictitioas a;.d
(Continued on page 4)
Second Group
Of Pla y sGi ven
Large Audience
Greets Players
Further Plans In Progress
Pictured above are our own chosen beauties who have the principal roles in our annual May Day Celebration, which will be
held on the campus next Saturday. Centered in the top row is N ell Ley, directly below her is Margaret Earp, who was chosen
maid of honor. The attendants are: Top row reading from left to right, Anneta Smith, Maybelle Tutor, Ruth Page Clark,
Frances Lee. Bottom row; Ruth Walters, Florine Ray, Margaret Galloway, and Dorothy Edwards.
Saturday Nights Are
Featured By Square
Dance Conclaves
Tennis Team Marches
On To Loop Wins
Elon’s imprO'Ving tennis team
came through wiith five >wins
»gainst two defeats since the Ma-
ffoo'n and Gold last went to press.
The entire team seems to have
the spirit which sent them through
last year with over twenty vic
tories against three losses.
The boys have played mostly
conference foes during the past
•two week)3', and as yet have not
been lyeaten. The powerful Duke
team blanked them 9-0, and two
days later the Dav'idiii;n Wildcats
triumphed 5-2. Avenging an
earlier basketball defeat, they
romped on the George Washington
team to the tune of 4-3. There
was a little ‘bumain interest in this
match, as two basketball players
were on the G. W. team.
All of the idonference matches
were won with comparative ease,
as the scores indicate; Elon 7—
A. C. C. —0, Elon, 6, Appalachian,
1, Elon, 6, High Paint, 1, Elon 5—
Catawba — 2.
Somethiing new in the way of
Saturday night entertainment has
appeared on the campus. The
entertainmeint committee put their
meads together, land the old-fash-
iO'ned square dance was the re
sult, Saturdajj" befoire last.
Elon’s fiddle-pl'aying Dr. Col
lins gave the call for all “hill
billy” musicians, and a unique
band was formed in less than 30
■minutes. The call for musicians
of this type brought .some surpris
ing results. Lawrence Cameron
ci6.uld very easily be taken for
one of the famous “Hot Shots”,
his piano ch;'ids “won’t slow”.
Ford M'iller 'and Baxter Bo.ttoms
ably led the figures and called
the turns. A crowd of about six
ty was present.
This new type of recreation
promises to be a permanent thing
on the campus, 'and there is a
chance that other schicois may
join in and make it 'a state-wide
feature. There are still some of
the best square dancurs in the
country right in this state, and
there is no reason why Elon
shouldn’t make la name for itself.
All intereited are asked to at
tend the next meeting which is to
be held Saturd'ay night in the
Y. W. at 7:30. A “right” band
will be there to greet you, and
you will be assured the privilege
of “swinging out”.
Jaick Neese Elected
Phipsicli Delivery
Last year there was quite
a bit of confusion in the de
livery of the Phipsi?li to
students, due to late arrival
of the Annual and a lack of
understanding and notice re
garding the financial require
ments necessar>' to secure one.
They arrived late, and ad
mittedly there was a lack of
notice and understanding re
garding a definite plan of
payment.
To avoid the late delivery
and to give the student the
annual as early as possible
this year, the contract with
the printer calls for delivery
about May 10.
The s. e V e r a I companies
handling the different pro
cesses and expenses of the
Annual offer little, if any
terms of credit after delivery.
This will make it necessary
for the college to collect $6.50
in cash when Annual is de
livered to any student whose
account may show a balance
of like amount or more at that
time. The amount paid for
the Annual will, of course, be
credited to your account.
This notice is given ahead
of time in order that the stu
dent may make nece.ssary ar-
reiigements. This ruling will
be strictly enforced.
—A. T. West
Elon Colonnades Now
On Sale at Bookstore;
Contents Assessed
By Pearl Paris
Dean Messick Warns
Of Job Shortages In
English and History
Elon Alumnus Is
The spring iasue of Elon Colo.n-
nades made it appearance on the
campus this week, and is on sale
at the Bookstore for ten cents a
copy. A great deal of tedious
Wjjk and ambition are to be found
within its brief twenty-seven
pages. The editors have set down
th&ir dejires and ideals in pro
ducing this magazine which first
made its debut on the campus last
year. It is a step im piromo.ting
creaitive ability whidh is an impor
tant purpose of every college.
The magazine was printed on
the campus by the students, and
•shows 'an improvement of printing
over the la=t issue.
At a recent interview. Dean
Messick sp&ke briefly concerning
the possibilities for teachers, seek
ing positions for next year, and
the year following. He said,
“Nothing can be done about the
subject fields of seniiors now, but
for all students in classes below
the iseinior iclass, and especially to
freshmen and sophomores, I earn
estly urge that before registering
for any teaching maj-or for an
other year, that you consult the
head .of the Education Department
for guidance.
“Statistics cairefully compiled
over a period of years as publish
ed by the State Department of
Education in Rakigh, show con
clusively that there are entirely
It is well' rnany teachers being prepared
J 1 1 ^ for History, Bnglilsh. and French,
spaced, particularly the page of i iriv, u i, ^
A i. J ii. . I There has been a shortage
oonitent.^. We understand that i, ^ ■ ,
1 I 4.1, among teachers cf commercial
the printing ls largely the unsipar-
ing work of Isaiah Sears.
The poetry of Margaret Earp,
John Hortc.a, land Gwen Tillmanns
lead the book and makes the poe
try superior to the prose. Mar
garet Earp’s prcductions are the
bfci.it to be found in the magazine.
Her “Back Oo.untry” has a deli
cate fineness which is surpassed
by n:j.-j)ng in the colle^'tio.a. A
“Dream Allegoiy” by Charles
Hamri.k has a definite place in
the twenty-seven ;ages.
The prose fails to meet the
staniiard expected. The best
jjrose sentence in the magazine
n "J ^ J! a A rt • ^ toundl jn Che last sentence in
rresident oi o. C. A. Running For Congress j George Mitcheii s “Uncie Jje s to-
I bacco”, and leaves the read^i with
At a meeting of t.ie Student. J. 0. Atkin.•■oin., Jr„ an alumnus a w.sh that his remaining sen-
Christian Association held last of Elon Cc/llege, is making strong! lences had been as well done.
Monday, officers for next year iprogress toward a seat in the' The reader is con cioius, however,
were elected. The nominees, a. United States Congre is. He is a [ cf the purpose of the st,ry. h
chosen by members icf the Nomin- oandidaSe f_r the 6th Ocngres-1 sccioiogical problem which at the
liting Committee, were presented sional District, and he is eon- moment is before the public is
by LeGrand Moi;dy, this year’s sidered the strongest candidate
preii'.dent, and were voted on by announceid in the field,
the Association.
Mr. Atkiinjon is the son of Dr.
The 'results of the election are J. o. Atkinson of Elon College,
as f;llcivvs: President, Jack one of North Carolina’s foremost
Neese; Vice-President, Jame; L. edfucators and citizens, and a
Parker; Secretary-Treasurer, Flo- member of the Board of Trustees
U’ine Ray. Members of the “Y of Elon College.
Cabinet” will be announced short-;
J. 0. Atkinsian, Jr., was presi
dent of the Elon CO'llege Alumni
The newly elected officers of for two y«aiis. He is 'a faithful
he Association will be .installed j supporter ?f Elon College, always
at a Vespers service in the near j doing what he can to help the
ruture. j college.
*y-
fjund in the Siory, but thus read
er feels he could have ipresent-
ed it more foircefully.
Margaret E a r p’s “Bramble
Bush” presents three good chara:-
ters. Both Reverend andl Mr.?.
Caveniat fail to create any parti
cular sympathy in the 'readur, but
one is defi.iiiiely .I'onsclous of
them. Mrs. Stringfield proves the
aDr;rigest character and doesn’t
fa.l to cause a reaction.
Was it necessary that the edi-
toru apologize in the foreword?
subjects, manual arts, home eco
nomics, and elementary w,:rk.
“I have had calls this yeair from
the large.s.t cities of our state for
■men trained in elementary work.
The des-re of the superintendents
is that meiL may begin work for
a sh irt period of apprenticeship
in the classroom and then be pro-
mocted to elementary prlncipal-
ships, if their work in satisfac
tory and if they show possibility
f leadership. There is no guar
antee of a position if the above
suggestions are carried put, but
there is a much greater probabili
ty lof securing positions, I believe.”
Repeating the 'success of their
first bill of original plays last
raorrth, the Elon College Players
presented two more plays last
Monday night an the new Little
Chapel stage. The plays were a
clever comedy by the English
playwright, A. A. Milne, and an
original play, “Six of Clubs”, by
Gwen Tillmanns. Both plays were
cast and directed by Elon situ-
dents-
“Six of Clubs” is a sprightly
and witty comedy of modern fami
ly life. The daughter in the fami
ly causes parental worry over her
habit of tialking to herself, and
decides to feign the insanity her
mother has feared. In the end,
(the 'daughter, ably pla>-ed by
Juaniba Waugh, .turns the tables
on her parents who good-natured
ly see the humor back «3ff their
worry.
The play was written by Gwen
Tillmanns this year in the Col
lege course in Dramatic Litera
ture, and was diirected by the
author. The cast iwas. made up
of members of the Elan chapte'r
of Delta Psi Omega, national
honorary dramatic fraternity. Wal
ter Fonville played the role of
Grandfather, and Melvin James of
Haw River interpreted the part of
the mother.
The MiLne play w'ao the work of
the College Dramatic Club, and
was directed by Kay James.
Leading roles were played by
Howard Brown and Mary Walker.
An audience of over one hun
dred attended this bill of plays,
which was under the general sup
ervision of Dr. Collins, director
of the Players.
Plans are now in prcgress for
the production of two classic
Greek plays for Elon commence
ment week. Vensions of plays by
Euripidies and S.'phocles have
been prepared by members of the
College loourse in Dramatic Lit
erature, and casting is now tak
ing place.
Easter Services Here
Are Impressive
The Easter services last Sun
day on the local church were both
interre.st.ng and impresiiive. In ad
dition to the 'regular morning
'Service prcgram the choir sang
w ' anthems: “Gloria in Ex'.elsli.«’'
by Mozart, and the inspirational
■‘Hallelujah Chorus” from the
“Messiah” by Handel. Miss
Chamblee also sang “I Know That
My Redeemer Liveth” from the
“Mesi-iah”. The sermon was de
livered by the pastor, Dr. Smith
The Su'nday evening vespers
service was comducited by Gweii
Tillmanns. After a hymn was
siung. Miss Tillmafin.s read th
Easter story. Miss Francei Lee
was at the flrgan.
High Point Students
To Conduct Vespers
Vesper i=ervices will be held as
usual tomorrow evening, at 6:30
o’clock. At this time, a group cf
students from High Paiint Col
lege will have cbairge. Elon stu
dents should make evident the
hospitality for which they are
ni'i'ted, by attending the service
in Whitley Memorial Auditorium.
Walker’s High School
Glee Club Wins Awfird
Our own Maestro Landon Wal
ker scored ainother hit in the mu
sical world when he took his 'high
sch'ool glee club to the disitrict
music contest in High Point last
Saturday. The young director
brought back to the Elon high
(Cbool a group «;f highly elated
voungsters over having won sec-
>nd place in the Class C contest
)ut of the '.'even glee clubs om-
oeting. Mr. Walker i.>i having a
ery suc essful season with his
ivork at the high school, both with
She glee club and the band-.
    

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