Complete Community and Campus Coverage Maroon And Gold Published By and For Students of Elon College Patronize Maroon and Gold Advertisers 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-.