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Maroon and Gold
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Entered as second class matter November 10, 1936 at the post office
Et Elon College, N. C., under act of March 3, 1879.
Several years ago Elon College won a trophy
donated by the North State Conference to the
school which showed the best and cleanest sports
manship during the year. If predictions may be
made on early fall indications, it is not likely that
the trophy will be donated to us this year.
In the first game of the year some indica
tions of very bad sportsmanship were shown. It
gives one a feeling of pride to be able to say in
victory and defeat, “We have played the game
honestly and accepted the decision like gentle
men and men.”
There is no honor in being a bad loser. Those
who cannot swallow the bitterness of defeat like
gentlemen have missed something which would
make them better fitted to withstand the bitter
actualities of life. They are akin to spoiled chil
dren who go into tantrums when something they
want is denied them.
We have seen students enter school as fresh
men; become seniors, then' graduates, and al
ways what those freshmen would be as seniors
has been determined by the students who pre-
ceeded them. Upper classmen, it is up to us to
decide whether the future graduates of Elon will
Campus Chatter
By Wesley Holland
Well, freshmen have stopped
sticking their heads in the wrong
classrooms to ask silly questions,
Elon’s football team is batting
.500, the famous Elon parties (not
sarcasm) are definitely better, and
we have a good looking drum
major who struts her stuff. Yep,
Elon is ready for some light and
airy truckin’. — I went down to
see “Peahead’s” team face some
real opposition Saturday, and he
seems to have a good heavy de
fensive ball club. Sports writers
predicted that he would lose by 2
or three touch downs. Final
score—Carolina 14 — Wake Forest
6. — “Red” Cromlish, one of the
best guards Elon has ever produc
ed in the way of basketball, was
on the campus during the past
weekend. He is teaching and
coaching at the Belmont High
School just out of Charlotte. Be
sides being an ace on the “hard
wood", “Red ’ is well known in
these parts as a “lady killer” and
one swell fellow. — We notice
quite a few pipes puffing around j If this stuff smells to you
the campus. It’s funny to see and gals ” “please be kind ’
these pipes walking around with | really is my first attempt.
freshmen who, we are certain,
have never been seen at home us
ing the “filthy weed”. Bear with
those smokestakes boys, it’s the
only way to really look “collitch”
—Has anyone noticed a putrid
odor? That smell, my “franz”, is
the Elon spirit shown at the High
Point game by the students. The
cheerleaders are ok if they pick
up just a little more “umph”. No
stuff, we really smell as far as
support is concerned. How we
can fotget last year so quickly is
a mystery. — The freshman who
gets my slap on the back is Wil-
mont Milbury, who hails from
Trenton, N. J. It looks as though
he is going to see more action
than the average freshman. —
Says Laurence Leonard “Virgin
Yow’s boys are going to surprise
Elon's Christians”. Did they? —
Charlie Hamrick and his boys
have been called to the home of
your's truly to play for a Rotary
Club Minstrel and Dance. This
means that the boys will probably
get a few jobs in the future down
in the eastern part of the state. —
there would be more sickness, or a lower health
level because many students would eat very ir-
reqular. Miss White also states some of its ad
vantages, saying that by such a method the stu
dents could be charged according to what they
ate. The boys who eat such great quaritities now
would have to come across or disappoint their
appetites. The girls would probably get out
cheaper than they do now. The dietician says , . * .
i-I i. i 1 j_ . /• i • • . marvelous feats of those now de-
that the present system of eatmg is provmg very parted. Marceiia was here in the
satisfactory. There are 170 on the first shift, and ^pre-500 era, when Elon was a lit
150 on the second shift. 50 students eat upstairs.
It can be stated that we are on our way to a
new dining system.
The library again; Wonder if
Mrs. Johnson could be induced
to re-open that “conference room”
in the back of the library? . .
There’s really no excuse for spell
ing the author of Pilgrim’s Pro
gress “Bunion”, even if he was a
pain. . . . We nominate P.
Messick, the fog-dazed little D. S.,
as No. 1 Little Appier . . . .
Having trouble with that strap
less dance dress, Mary?
Llo Ray, as a drama heroine, bears
a faint resemblance to our blond
blizzard of last season .... Opera
again in East, oh horrors! . . . ,
That gal who knows all the history
ansv/ers should be thrown out on
her ear. Dr. Dickie. Hurrah for
Hayden! Such a slide-horner! .. .
Seems our drum major is getting
fan mail a’ready Did the
brunette menace at the party
last Saturday night have a purpose,
or was she merely ornamental? ...
Which reminds us — the I. T. K.’s
deserve a big hand for their ef
forts . . . Wonder when the B B
club will resume operation . . .
From all we hear, the weinie
roasts aren't up to last year's.
“Parties”, will be bigger and bet
ter this year. The fellows can
stay home and join in the fun on
Saturday nights instead of join
ing the happy bunch at Shaws.
It’s really something to get all
excited about — just like College!
If you missed this one, get on
the glad rags and come on out to
the next one.
There seems to be at least one
person on this campus who
shouldn’t be here. She’s a Frosh
(from Virginia) whose boon com
panion must certainly be a dic
tionary. Just in ordinary conver
sation the other day she described
something or other as changing
with “logarithmic rapidity”. Now
really, she is not of us—she should
be somewhere where one meets a
genius every hour or two.
Old hopeful at the bat, again:
We suggest to the management of
the drug store that more and bet
ter seating accomodations be in
stalled. After all there are some
500-odd of us!
Paul Shu, V. M. I.’s highly-
publicized halfback, gave a per
fect exhibition of lousy sports-
It's good to have our ex-Council manship when he tried to kick
president. Number One pepper-
upper, etc., etc., ad infinitum,
back on the campus for a few
days. In Ladies’ Hall the talk
goes, “ ’Member,- Marcy, when
—?”, and “Can't you just see so
and so now?” And so, far, far
into the night with tales oi' the
After the hurry and bustle of the fall open
ing of school, it is always hard to get things run
ning in their accustomed groove and functioning
as they should. The most conspicuous example
of what may be unintentional misunderstanding
this fall is the unnecessary noise in the library.
ugliness of life.
The habitual noise which prevails in the library
be able to face the world ^ith a calm realfzation! entirely unintentional but, nevertheless,
and determination or with a faltering fear of the' supposed to be used for conver-
sational purposes. If you must carry on a con
versation, take it outside in the colonnades.
We realize that, with as many students us
ing the library as there are this year, some noise
is unavoidable: but as it is now the library sounds
as if it were being used for a social hall. We
tie school. And that wasn’t so far
back, just '37.
Our band is really swinging out
this year in high style, and why
shouldn't it with that capable lit
tle lass step-step-stepping all
around out in front of it? We
really had a show at that un
mentionable V. M. I. game; even
the cosmopolitan Keydets admired
A big hand to Charlie Hamrick.
“Axle'’ Lawson who, by the way,
returned home with a bad case
of housemaid's knee from kneeling
on the ground while he got last
minute instructions from the
“Horse”; Coach talked ten min
utes, "Axle'’ played two . . . Ray
Coleman almost broke his back
clipping Art Lea from behind.
At one time there were eight
Portsmouth, Va. boys on the field
and about 200 home town rooters
in the stands . . . Coach called
Saecker a “dern witch” when he
missed the first pass (oh yeah?) . . .
Abbitt and Bradley sent a tele
gram to the team telling them to
FIGHT ... A V. M. I. supporter
wanted to take DeRoy Fonville’s
horn after he transferred some
bets he was holding . . . After the
Lexington trip the Drum Major
will travel with the band.
Maroon and Gold Examines This
Week The Inmates of The
Publishing House Dormitory.
East Dormitory Is Scheduled
To Take the Rap in Our Next
Passersby seeing red light in
window not to let imagination run
„ i 4-1, .ei • J. J? .-11 away, ’tis only beet-like counten-
realize too that the floor is not of a particu larlyjance of one Tootsie' Wilkerson,
erstwhile balloon-nose man in cir
cus and present stooge to Wally
Fonville, student prexy and dorm
proctor. Molly Craft not only gets
off those booming punts but
wields a mean lunchook at din
ing table, first shift. Barrel shap
ed gentlemen *is Squat' Garner
who, if properly tramed, should
become a nice house dog. Two
Parkers, Jimmie and Charles
noise-absorbent quality, but if we will expend a
little more energy and lift up our heels when we
walk in the library, those who are using the
library to study won’t have every word they read
punctuated with clicking heels. Of course those
who 'wish to be seen every time they come in the
library may be expected to make a lot of noise,
but they might at least confine their efforts at,
attracting attention to somewhere outside the I"*®!*!”"
A college is a cooperative enterprise requir
ing the cooperation of all of us. It is to our own
advantage to try to keep the library a place in
which we may study without too much distrac
Investigation of the' dining hall and food
situation has produced the following informa
tion, which we.pass on to you as food for thought:
Dr. Smith declares that he wants a new din
ing hall and is working toward that point just as
fast as possible. The iww dining hall is to serve
the entire student body on one shift. The Presi
dent stated that the old dining hall may be used
for a society hall.
Until such plans
may materialize, Dr. Smith says that he will
greatly appreciate the students’ getting along
with our present method of dining as best they
can, and work with him. Incidentally, he says
that the school is to make an effort to get a new
dormitory, too. It may be stated that none of
this is certain, but that such an aim is hoped to
have results.
The old college food gripe is an old tale.
Here some students complain of the food, but yet
those who fuss so may have even worse to eat in
their own homes. It just seems to be a custom
for a college fellow to say the food is punk upon
being asked how it is Maybe it’s a tradition from
the past, and it seems it will continue.
Here a later interview with Miss M. E. White,
inte^^. She is of the opin-i f^r the Association, on the general j ministers of tomorrow be better | Last but not least is the mighty
ion tnat a caieteria would be the best method of theme of the ministerial students’| prepared for their work than in Archie Israel, athlete, scholar and
eating here, but she also cites some disadvant- campus. He said, any time so that they might help! thespian, who keeps order by
ages of that arrangement. In case of a cafeteria, ILL ‘
Ministerial Association
' whom they come in contact. They
should study a wide range of sub-
A the meeting of the ministerial jects in preparation for work
association on September 17, it | which they are not about to take
was decided not to elect, a new up. Ministerial students should
president, until their former pre- ^ be scholastic. Dr. Bowden point-
sident, Thurman Bowers, knows | ed out, for in their work they will
whether or not he is going to be on : meet and be in contact with people
the campus this year. from all levels of life. Now, more
Dr. Bowden, faculty sponsor | than ever, it is imperative that the
lationship (Jimmie is really a se-
[cret admirer of Jimmie, though.
Whee-e-e! we’ve got a Packard
in front of our house (chief con-
trubution of "Red” Noon, Gable’s
carrot-topped rival, so he thinks.)
Buddy Hayden and Gene Malbon
are really sweet to each other but
is the green eyed monster stand
ing between them waiting for a
break? That Piland gal is cer
tainly making ‘Chump’ Bradshaw
live up to his name. There are
many other first floor inmates
such as D. C. Burton, the “Reids-
ville Runt,” ‘Irish’ Capillary
(gosh, can that guy eat) and
Strawberry’ Ford, the manager
of our touch football team, the
Sabre-Toothed Tigers we call ’em.
And now to the second floor
where reside the literati (accent
on third syllable) athletes (ping-
pong, parlor rugby, hopscotch-
very versatile and the rank and
file (mostly rank). Semi-nude
figure running up and down hall
is "Atlas'’ Rawls who has mucri
trouble with his form divine.
■'Axle'’ Lawson washing his pair
of sox while Baxter Barnes takes
his weekly shower. Touching
sight: Saecker writing the fare
well letter to his home town
sweetheart, whose father has too
many old-fashioned ideas. Frank.
Barnette trying to think of ways
to get more dough out of dearly
beloved papa while “Hog-Head”
McCotter tearfully recites the
"Letter Edged in Black!” Walter
Laughon receives a letter every
day which ends with “and don't
forget to change your underwear-
every month.” Joe Bagley lets
everyone know who is Pres, of
his Bible Class. Listening to war
news, J. H. Pierce and Jack Boone
plan their retreat to Dismal
Swamp. Joe Golombek’s trip to
the infirmary cast a pall of gloom
over the entire house. There are
some other fine upstanding
youths on the second floor but
space has got us, so — bum jow-
Alamance Hotel
Barber Shop
Bud Ausley.
Walter Councilman,
John Paylor,
Burlington, N. C.

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