Maroon and Gold
Maroon and Gold
Published By and For Students of Elon College
Registrar’s Office Annountes Mid'Seinester Honor Roll
Debaters Win All Matches At Eastern Tourney
Win Eigtil Match 2S
In Eight Starts
Mary Walker Awarded'/Morpfi^, “PresWenTDeaiTAIessi^^^
Tw„ Pir.t Piai-ps In Of Future N. C. Teachers Now Aprim
Two First Places In
U. N. C. Art Contest
Elon’s debating team, composed
of Bob Sellars, Elliot Schmidt,
Louis Adair and Tom Smythe
came through the Grand Eastern
Debates held at Winthrop college
last Thursday, Friday and Satur
day with a perfect record and
s ands an excellent chance of
w inning high honors in the event,
according to Dr. Merton French,
faculty advisor, who accompanied
the quartet to the meet.
L'ecisions had not been hand
ed aown at th^ time of writing,
but Elon along with Kansas State
was one of two colleges to debate j
eight limes, four affirmatively'
and four negatively, and then to!
finisi* v. ith an average of 1.000. j
Speaking on the question Re-1
solved; That the Nations of the
Western Hemisphere Should Form|
a Permanent Union,” the affirma
tive team composed of Adair and ^
Smythe defeated Maryville, Bob
Jones college, Carnegie Tech and'
Emory University. The negative
team composed of Sellars and
Schmidt won decisions over Illi
nois State Normal, Wofford,
American university and Michi
gan State. '
Dr. French said that competi
tion was keen in the meet which
included all schools east of Mis
sissippi and that he regarded
Eion s showing as an outstanding
performance. He was well pleas
ed with the debates set forth by
all four of Elon’s representatives.
A total of 51 schools and col
leges sent representatives
Winthrop for the contests.
Robert G. Trosper
In a student art contest spon
sored by the University of North
Carolina recently Mary Walker
won first prize for two of the
drawings she submitted and hon
orable mention for another. These
pictures were chosen out of many
sent in from all over the state.
The judges were from out of the
state. Following another contest
to be held soon at W. C. U. N. C.,
the winning pictures will be plac
ed in art exhibits all over the U.
S. for a year.
Mary is the Jirst art student
who has ever brought this honor 1
i to Elon. Her first prizes, which |
' will hold blue ribbons, were a
^ water color painting and a c.iar-
i coal drawing. Incidentally, the
charcoal picture was a drawing of
Sam, who works in tlie college
Mr. Robert G. Trosper, execu
tive vice-president of the Greens
boro Merchants’ Association,
spoke to the Retailing class on
April 4 at the regular class period.
Mr. Trosper also showed a mov
ing lecture of the various steps
taken by a credit manager of a
store before he opens an account
with a new person.
The picture showed that
through the Merchants’ Associa
tion a credit manager could find
out almost anything that he want
ed to know about a person. Af
ter the picture had been shown,
Mr. Trosper answered questions
from members of the class.
Mr. Trosper is an influential
man in the State Merchants’ As
sociation having held offices in
Ihe Association, and is well
J-.nown to the people of Greens
boro and this section.
Panvio & Dr. Johnson’s
Hold Joint Meeting
The Panvio Literary Society
met Wednesday evening in the So-
viety Hall. Following the busi
ness session, which was presided
over by the president, Evelyn
Holmes, an interesting program
ensued. Frances Cochrane, pro
gram chairman, announced that
a debate would be held between
two girls of the Panvio Literary
Society and two boys of the Dr.
Johnson’s Literary Society. The
question to be debated was Re
solved: “That marriage imme
diately after graduation is the
solution to a college romance.”
Frances Frazier and Gladys
Wright upheld the negative side
of the question, and Harold Max
well and Millard Basnight debat
ed m the affirmative. The judges,
Marjorie Hunter, Charlie Jones,
,and Nathan Cooper gave the de-
i cision to the negative team.
I At the next meeting the Pan-
vio’s will be the guests of the
Dr. Johnson’s for another debate.
A signal honor was bestowed
upon two members of the Elon
Education club at the recent
meeting of the Future Teachers
of North Carolina in Asheville
when June Murphy was elected!
president and Jack Ejone was
This is the first time Elon has
ever won these high offices, and
is one of the few times thatj
students from one of the smaller
colleges of the state have been;
elected to these offices.
John Henry Sigmon, of Lenoir-,
Rhyne, was elected vice president
to complete the swing toward the ^
smaller colleges. I
Dean J. D. Messick was elected
advisor of the association, another j
high honor which has seldom been j
won by the small colleges. |
For Elon* the meeting was one
of the most successful in history, |
since three of the major offices j
W6re brought to t.iis campus. j
As the feature speaker of the
Future Teachers’ meeting. Dean and to acquaint them with state ^
Messick emphasized the impor- educational problems,
tance of home and community Due to a conflict, the Educa-
teaching as well as classroom pro- tion club has postponed its meet-
grams. ing to the fourth Thursday in
Purpose of the organ zation is April at which time Dean W. C.
to stimulate interest and growth Jackson, of Woman’s college, will i
in attitudes of student teachers be the chief speaker. 1
Senior Comprehensives French Club Discusses
The Dramatics Class, under the
direction of Dr. Collins, will pre
sent a group of experimental
plays on the n:ght of April 23.
They had originally been plan
ned for Monday, April 21, but had
to be moved up to Wednesday
Throughout the year the mem
bers of the Dramatic class have
written different kinds of plays.
The coming bill of plays get their ^
setting from Bible incidents. '
There will be no admission to
the plays. After each perfor
mance there will be a discussion
of the play by the audience. The
object of this discussion will bel
to give the Dramatic class the ^
benefit of an audience’s reaction
to the plays that the class has
The plays to be presented art
“Expecting Sheba” by Allen Is-
ley, “He Who Is Lost” by Charlie
Walters, and “Joseph” by Joe
Have Now All Soloed
Vnd Theses Deadline
;et At May First
Plans For Presentation
Of “Carnet de Bal”
labbi Samuel Sandmel
To Speak In Chapel
The chapel speaker for April
23 will be Rabbi Samuel Sandmel,
director of the Hillel Foundation
at the University of North Caro
lina. He is being sent here by
the Jewi^ Chautauqua Society
of Cincinnatti, Ohio. He will
speWt on Personal Religion and
Judaism. He will speak to Dean
Messick’s Personality class and
Dr. Bowden’s Sociology class at
ten-thirty. His subject will be
Sociology of Present-Day Judaism.
He will speak again at eleven-
thirty to Dr. Bowden’s Ethics
All the seniors writing theses
should have had their first draft
in by April 15. The final draft
is to be by May 1. The senior
students writing theses will be
questioned orally on the thesis.
This examination is not to ex
ceed one hour. Three typewrit
ten copies shall be submitted tc
the reading committee.
Each major professor is per-
mi Lied, at his discretion, to of
fer the option of a comprehen
sive examination or senior essay,
to senior students in their major
field. This examination may be
either oral or written or a com
bination of the two.
The examination is administer
ed by the membership of the de
partment, the head of the depart
ment acting as chairman. The
comprehensive examination is be
ing Meld between April 15 and
May 1. It is not to exceed two
hours if oral or three hours if
Majoi and Professors
Business Administration, Howell
Modern Languages Hirscl
Philosphy and Religion, Bowde:
The French Club held its bi
weekly meeting Thursday even
ing, April 10, in the Y. W. The
main purpose of the meeting wa.
to further the plans for the p.es
entation of the full-length French
film, “Carnet de Bal,” which wa.^:
sponsored by the French Clul
last night and tonight in th
Whitley Auditorium. It was vol
ed that the secretary send an
nounmements of this first-ratt
French picture to the various coi
leges and schools in this vicinity
The French group has decidea
on a name for its club: “Cheva
liers de la Table Ronde,” which,
when translated into English
means “Knights of the Round
Varied Curriculum To Feature Summer Ses^on
Courses to be given here at
Elon this summer were submitted
by Dean Messick this week.
The summer session is design
ed to give college students an
opportunity to earn college credit
in the summer and to assist
teachers in raising or renewing
The following courses will be
taught the first term by Profes
sors Bowden, Hook, Brannock,
Messick, Barney and Hirscn.
Art—China painting, Industrial
art and drawing.
i-^Q—American and English
Science—Physical Science Sur
vey—-general subjects of astrono
my, geography, geology, physics,
Guidance; Visual education and
recent trends in Education.
History-—American and World
Philosophy of Religion—The
origin and development of reli
gious belief from primitive times
to the present day, including a
: survey of the classical religions.
On Tuesday, April 8, the de
partment of romance language.-
of Duke University and the Tai
Psi Omega presented “La Mond^
Ou L’on S’ennuie,” a French
comedy in three acts. This
snappy modem play was direct
ed by Mme. Marie L. Dow, Frencl
actress and member of the Duki
University faculty. About a dcz
en members of the French Ciu
attended this presentation, ant
the play was discussed thorougl-
ly by the group at their meetin
on Thursday, April 10.
The club expects that Mrs.
Hirsch will speak to the group ir
the near future on the city c
Paris. This should prove an .r
teresting talk since Mrs. Hirsc
is by way of being an authorit,
on the subject.
All 20 of Elon’s would be
aviators or aviatrix have now
soloed to win their wings as cubs,
according to Prof. A. t-. Hook.
Taking advantage of goot
weather, every member of thi
class completed their requirer
ei^ht hours of duel instructioi
and then went up by themselve
for the first time last week.
Ed Potter got the jump 01
other members of the class b.
soloing soon after spring holidays
but other members of the class
not wishing to be regarded a.
backward, point to the fact tha
Potter was unusually lucky i)
getting good flying weathei
Those who are now working or
their total of 35 hours of fiyin
include Claude Lawrence, Jac.
Wilkinson, Wellington Saecker
Mike Holton, Dick Staten, Bo!
Truitt, Howard Brown, Jchi
Frank Thompson, Joe Hopkin;
Billy Archer, Charles Masse, Wad'
Lowe, Tal Bean, Millard McDad'
Zolly Bowden, Ed Potter, Jame
Woodson, Bob Sellars, and
Lawrence, Wilkinson, Saecke
and Miss Davis are members o
the “Dawn Patrol”, meaning thi.
they do their flying early in th^
morning, taking off at 6 o'c.ocl
French—Grammt.' and Litera
Whether or not a language will
be offered has not been decided
upon, a count of the number oi
students desiring such a course
having not been taken.
I In a way of giving you some
what of an idea of expensei
Tuition per semester hour i
j $3.50. Board and room for si
I weeks $36. Laboratory fee :
I Science $5.
Moore Judges Piano
Contest In Florida
Professor Fletcher Moore,
piano and organ instructor, was
selected as one of the judges foi
the high school piano contest foi
the West Florida Musical Festival
held at DeFuniak Springs, Flori
da, last Thursday, Friday, and
While at DeFuniak Springs.
Professor Moore made an appear
ance in a recital on Friday
A. L. Hook Addresses
Social Science Society
The Pi Gamma Mu National
Social Science Society met Apri
10, in the Society Hall. Both tho
old members ‘ and those interes'
ed in becoming members atter.
ed the meeting.
Mary Claytor, president of the
organization, welcomed the “new
comers.” Then she turned the
program over to Professor Hook
who gave a talk on Pi Gammi
Mu. He told those who attendee
the meeting what Pi Gamma .\li
was, and listed the advantages o
being a member of the society.
Many students were interest
ed in becoming a member of the
Pi Gamma Mu. It is hoped tha
the new members will make >
Gamma Mu as active as any
izdijon on t!-L- ^aJi.oi..
LEAD WITH 23 EACH
The Registrar’s office has an
nounced the mid-term honor roll
for the second semester of the
1940-1941 school year. Seventy-
eight students made an average
of “B” or above for the first six
weeks of the second semester,
which is a decrease of eig.it from
the total of the mid-term honor
roll in January.
The Seniors and Juniors take
the lead in the race with a total
of twenty-three in each class.
The total Senior honor rollers
from the first semester decreased
from thirty-six to twenty-three,
whereas the Juniors increased
from fourteen to twenty-three.
The Freshman class is still close-
behind with a total of twenty,
while the Sophs lag the rear with
a total of twelve honor rollers.
Senior honors: Winifred Bar
ney, Joseph Younger Blanks, lEr-
nest Brickhouse, Howard Grier
Brown, Silvio W. Caruso, Mary
Claytor, Robert Eugene Cox,
Christine Daniel Eaves, Dorothy
Elizabeth Edwards, Frederick W.
Foushee, Dwight L. Gentry, Jessie
Irene Hook, George Wallace Ker-
nodle, Roberta Pearle Martin,
Helen Elizabeth Pace, Charles
Wesley Parker, Jr., Margaret
Teague Pennington, Harold Pow
ell, Shirley Powell, Kenneth Reg
ister, Paul J. Secrest, Earl Coch
ran Taylor, and Mary Lewis Wal
Junior honors: Tennala Abner,
Worth D. Coble, Dorothy Cole.
James Dellinger, Hazel White.
Dobbs, Charles Donato, Margaret
Edythe Felton, Frederick Gilliam,
Grace Goode, Elizabeth Mabel
Hoyt, William Huffstetler, Mar
jorie Hunter, Jewell E. Kerns,
Weldon T. Madren, Roy Mans
field, Pansy Miller, Amerith 1,.
Nichols, Marvin Phillips, Marcel
la Raws, Ross Lee Smith, Lila
Budd Stephens, Claude Kenneth
Utt, and John B. Walker.
Sophomores: George Bullard,
Steve Castura, Helen Clodfelter,
Albert V. Coble, Marjorie Cope
land, John Lovell Hall, William
Jesson, James W. Johnston, Wil
liam P. Nash, Ada Shook, Mae
Thornton, and Everett Wood.
Freslimen; Martha E. Duke,
Salvatore Festa, Irving Geriz,
Charlotte Hustead, Virginia Jef
freys, Mary Louise Little, Milton
C. Loy, Betty Lynch, Alice Man-
gum, Colley Sherman Morgan,
Margaret Morgan, Lewis A.
Nance, Carroll Pledger, Charles
W. Randolph, William D. Rippy,
Lucille Sizemore, Elliott Schmidt,
Ruth Sumner, Naomi Whitesell,
Cora Elizabeth Worsiey and Wil
Prudent Teachers Meet
With Dean Messick
Last Tuesday morning in his
classroom. Dean Messick held a
meeting with the seniors who ex
pect to teach next fall. The pur
pose of the meeting was to give
suggestions on finding a job.
Application blanks are boin:?
printed for those who wish to fi
them in superintendent’s and
principal’s offices. These blanks
will contain sufficient informa
tion so that they may be s;nt
to the prospective employer.
Advice was given about
ing an agency. Dean Messick sa d
that an agency should- he joir^'^
I as a last resort to getting a 'ob.
I The names and addresses of four
i agencies were given.