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( ofjyrigM, 1936 REBECCA SMITH, Editor-in-Chief LUTHER BOYD, Business Manager P H I P S I C L I THE ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF ELON COLLEGE ELON COLLEGE, NORTH CAROLINA VOLUME TWENTY-ONE THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX LUTHEK E. CaKLTON Dedication To Mr. Luther E. Carlton, revered trustee of Elon College, staunch friend of the Elon Student, ardently admired member of the constituency of our Alma Mater, we, the members of the Staff of the Phipsicli do our- selves the distinguished honor of dedicating this our Annual of 1936. ,4 • . ' ,;- .,r ' ' f ■ xy r ,. 4 ' ' - ' ' ; . ' 5A y-m. T " ' m -Elk ■ ■— " $ E p. ¥4 i mttmatuimmm. 1 ■ 1 " N.: :j 1 I 1 j 1 { m t V .- II. A ; r-fr fi m ' . ■• ;. : .V fi ' SB :. [r C, f4 ji 4 ' r:- ' ■■■■ v ' I 1 ' 7 ' tT ■ ' mntmr . " v W-A ' .♦ ri ' n V Foreword.. The four years spent together here amid stately oaks and colonnaded walks are fraught with memo- ries of days now fled. That this vibrant story ma live anew in after years, we are weaving here a tapestry of pictures and words to tell the tale as the Class of ' 36 wants it told. If this should prove a true presentation of the college calendar for the year 1936; if it should de- pict those who have left their imprint on that which is both Elon and us; if it should emanate Elon tradition ; and if, in future years, it should re- call to life the year of ' 36, it will have achieved its end. That our book may do this, we have arranged it chronologically in particularized accounts; we have presented upperclassmen naturally in typical settings and action; of the Seniors we ' ve written intimate sketches. We have made informality and ease a motto and Elon the invariable background for all material. We have included all major high- lights of the year and presented them in the spirit of the moment. This has been our aim, this, our method; thus we, the Staff, present this edition of the Phipsicli to the Class of ' 36. if V V J F A i: m lEPTEMBER 5ih The O p e n i o g N Monday, September second, a group of upperclassmen arrived at Elon to welcome the freshmen. They received their instructions, and adjourned to meditate on that all-important subject, the new students. Tuesday morning, bright and early, new students began to arrive, hopeful, homesick, defiant, and in a variety of other moods. It was the business of the receiving upperclassmen to carry bags, answer ques- tions, point out buildings and do the host of other things always neces- sary during the first days of school. Immediately on getting settled, they registered, most of them coming through that orgy with colors only slightly rumpled. That night in the Y.W.C.A., the student officers and the religious activities cabinet gave % % % the Freshmen a party to make them comforta- bly acquainted with each other. Different " mixing " games were played, and they went home satisfied that they knew a few fellow- freshmen for a beginning. Wednesday, their classes started, and again there was that tradi- tional scramble to find the right room at the right time. By then, the upper classmen began coming in with their tales of the summer, and their gay and boisterous greetings to people whom they had not seen since the preceding May. And how the tongues did fly ! The fresh- men gazed in horrified amazement at this display of conversational powers. When on Thursday the old students began to register, the fun began. There was the counting of hours, the conferences with pro- fessors, the long discussions on the merits of this course or that. Every- where one went, he could see cards, schedules, checks, and other official looking documents. Even the most easy-going students looked har- assed. This was no simple matter for those who had not planned in the most efficient way. With the business finished, however, the real purpose of school came home to all the students, and they started to classes with a ven- geance. Each had a clean slate, so to speak, and the whole affair was in his own hands. l VVp SEPTEMBER 7th Faculty Reception The faculty reception, a delightful affair teeming with charm and good will, officially opened the social year at Elon College on September 5. Do you remember? The evening was mild and balmy, the Reception Hall beautifully decorated. The campus was once more the enchant- ing background for Elon youth out for an evening of pleasure. At the door of the hall the students were greeted by Marcella Acken- hausen, who presented them to Pres- ident and Mrs. L. E. Smith. For upper-classmen the enjoyment of be- ing received again by old friends among the faculty was heightened by meeting those who were newly as- sociated with the college as profes- sors. As is usual at an Elon gather- ing, a joyous spirit prevailed with all and many a Freshman ' s idea of " The College Professor " was radically changed by the cordial manner in which he was greeted. As a final de- light of the evening, punch was served by girls of the Senior class. Annually this reception, the first of the year, is unsurpassed as a means of promoting friendship and coopera- tion between faculty and students. Dean JOHN D. MESSICK LEON EDGAR SMITH JOHN WILLIS BARNEY JOHN A. CLARKE HENRY L. SNUGGS OHN URQUART NEWMAN GRANVILLE T. PRIOR D. J. BOWDEN MERTON FRENCH REINARD HARKEM WALTON CRUMP WICKER THOMAS EDWARD POWELL ALONZO LOHR HOOK NED FAUCETTE BRANNOCi FLOYD CHILDS OMA U. JOHNSON LAURA HOWARD SUE CRAFT HOWELL ULA CLARE NEWMAN JOHN HINTON ROUNTREE FACULTY ELON COLLEGE, 1935-1936 Leon Edgar Smith President A.B., Elon College; M.A., Princeton University; D.D., Elon College. J. D. Messick Dean of Men, Head of the Department of Education A.B., Elon College; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., New York University. French Haynes Dean of Women, Associate Professor of English A.B., Meredith College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Henry L. Snuogs Head of the English Department A.B., Wake Forest College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University. John Willis Barney Associate Professor of English A.B., Elon College; Graduate Work, Columbia University, University of Virginia. John A. Clarke Professor of Foreign Languages A.B., Hampden-Sydney; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Columbia University. Granville T. Prior Professor of History A.B., Amherst; M.A., Brown University; M.A., Harvard University; has completed requirements for Ph.D., Harvard University. John Urquart Newman Professor of Biblical Language and Literature A.B., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Chicago University; Litt.D., LaGrande; Ph.D., Union College. D. J. BOWDEN Associate Professor, Department of Christian Education B.S., Virginia Polytcchnical Institute; M.A., Yale Uni- versity; has completed all residence requirements for Ph.D. at Yale University. Merton French Associate Professor in Bible A.B., Washburn College; M.A., Ph.D., Brown Universitv. Thomas Edward Powell Professor Biology and Geology A.B., Elon College; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Duke University. Reinard Harkema Professor of Biology and Botany A.B., Calvin College; Ph.D., Duke University. Alonzo Lohr Hook Registrar, Professor of Physics A. B., M.A., Elon College; M.S., Cornell University; Additional Graduate Work, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Duke University. Ned Faucette Brannock Professor of Chemistry A.B., M.A., Elon College; M.S., Columbia University; Litt.D., Defiance College; Additional Graduate Work, Johns Hopkins University and University of North Carolina. Walton Crump Wicker Head of the Mathematics Department A.B., Elon College, University of North Carolina; M.A., Columbia University; Litt.D., LeGrande; D.D., Union College. Coleman C. Gulley Professor of Business Administration A.B., M.A., Texas Christian University. Dwight Steere Director of Music Department A.B., M.A., University of Michigan. Helen V. Chambleb Voice and Theory A.B., Elon College; Graduate New England Conservatory. Fletcher Moore Associate Professor in Piano and Organ. A.B., Elon College; M.A., Columbia University. Laitra Howard Professor of Home Economics A.B., Woman ' s College of University of North Carolina; M.A., Columbia University. Sue Craft Howell Head of Commercial Department A.B., LaGrange College; M.S., North Carolina State College. Douglas C. Walker College Coach and Physical Director A.B., Elon College. Ellis Daher Fvsal Assistant Coach A.B., University of North Carolina. Floyd Childs Expression and Physical Education A.B., Brenau College; B.O., Brenau Conservatory, LiLA Clare Newman Head of Art Department Ph.B., Elon College; Graduate Work, Columbia University and Harvard University. Oma U. Johnson Librarian A.B., Elon College; Graduate Work, Columbia University. George L. Carrington Chief Surgeon Rainey Hospital, Professor of Health and Hygiene A.B., University of North Carolina; M. A., Duke University; M.D., Johns Hopkins University. William B. Terrell Principal Teacher Training A.B., Elon College; Graduate Work, University of North Carolina. Susan A. Webb Violin Chicago Musical College, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Columbia University. Mrs. G. p. Cobb Physical Education B.S., Woman ' s Division of the University of North Carolina. James Oscar Atkinson, A.B., M.A., D.D. Lecturer on Christian Missions Martvn Summerbell, Ph.D., D.D. Lecturer on Church History and Biblical Literature John Hinton Rountree George Colclough Effie Cowan OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION Leon Edgar Smith, A.B., M.A., B.D., D.D., President. J. D. Messick, A.B., Mj ., Ph.D., Dean. French Haynes, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Dean of Women. Alonzo Lohr Hook, A.B., M.A., M.S., Registrar. George D. Colclough, A.B., Field Agent and Financial Secretary. Ann Rawls Newman, A.B., Secretary to the Business Manager. Thelma Hulvey, A.B., Secretary to the President. Effie Cowan, B.S., Dietitian. Melvin James, R.N., Resident Nurse. Alfred Apple, Superintendent of Grounds. Mrs. Nettie McLean, Assistant Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings. Earl W. Vickers, Superintendent of Power Plant. Paige Holder, Director of Publicity. In Appreciation " He that governs well leads the blind; but he that teaches gives him eyes. " — South. To the professors at Elon the Class of 36 wishes to give sincere thanks. You have opened our eyes to the enjoyment there is in clean sportsmanship, to the beauty that lies in art, music, and literature, and to the satisfaction that comes with the sense of a hard and worthwhile task well done. The friendship you have offered, the careful, thoughtful guidance you have given, and the gen- erous understanding you have continually shown, have meant much to our class and all the classes at Elon. Because of you our college days have been made richer and more complete, and we leave feeling that college has not been four year s of drudgery and unrelieved toil, but of happiness and progress. Wherever we go, whatever we do in our later years, our lives will be influenced for the better by the principles of right living that we learned from you in your classes and from your own lives. May future classes derive as much benefit and pleasure from association with you as we have done during these past four years. SEPTEMBER 8ih Leon Edgar Smith President Elon College The President ' s Message At the Sunday morning worship service on September 8, President Leon Edgar Smith addressed the 1935 stu- dent body on the theme, " Adventurous Faith. " Prefac- ing his discourse with a cordial welcome to professors, upperelassmen, and freshmen, he inspired all with his enthusiastic zeal and eager ambitions for the Elon of 1935 and 1936. The noble bearing of the man as he addressed his audience incited the purposive imagina- tion of responsive students. It was to Elon students on the threshold of a new academic year that Dr. Smith directed his challenging message. To them he said: " Something larger than yourself has brought you here. You may recognize it or you may not. Personally, I trust that your presence here is the result of a living spirit within, a conscious response on your part to the call to the higher and better possibilities life affords, which, if you are to possess, must be the culmination of careful and thorough preparation. " Your presence here constitutes an adventure — a ven- ture in the field of learning and cultural graces — a ven- ture that is based on faith and that will require faith for realization. " I am speaking today about faith, adventurous faith. Your very presence at Elon indicates faith in the insti- tution, yourself, and your ability to measure up to the requirements of the college of your choice. " Faith is distinctly a personal quality. Many defini- tions have been proposed ; yet, they do not quite express that something which is hidden away in the heart — that is and always has been such a vibrant factor in life. " Faith is progressive. Faith is not stationary; it is not static ; it cannot be ! It is ever on the march and it keeps its possessor on the march. By faith man has dis- covered the world and its inherent law. Today by faith you take up the march and so long as the fires of faith burn on the altar of your heart you will be content only to march onward. Faith sends us in search of a new kingdom — that of truth, righteousness, and of God. " Faith is extravagant. It demands of us sometimes a price seemingly impossible to pay. It is extravagant with sentiment, affection, and sacrifice. You are here in college at the expense of someone, possibly by sacrifice. The very fact that those whom you love are sacrificing for you should inspire and make you determined to succeed in every effort. " Faith is certain. It is not pregnable to doubt nor handicapped by dissenting questions. It knows its course ; it is determined. It has never traveled the way of ne- cessity, yet it knows its destiny. " Without faith life is uncertain. The conviction that fate is veiled and the morrow cannot be sounded is ever present. All is perplexity. This is not the voice of faith. Faith cries out: — ' I know in whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I ' ve committed unto Him against that day ' . " SEPTEMBER 9th William Weldon Kimball President Student Body Student Governing Bodies With the first chapel service following the official opening of the college, the President of the Student Body, the Council, and Senate members formally as- sumed the duties of their respective offices. The oath of office was formally administered to Mr. W. W. Kimball, President-elect of the Student Body, by the Dean of the College. In a brief speech, Mr. Kimball expressed his sincerity of purpose in performing the duties of his office. As his first act in the capacity of student Presi- dent, he administered the oath of office to Miss Hoppen- stedt. President-elect of the Council, and to Mr. Nelson, President-elect of the Senate; and they in turn, to the individual members of the Council and Senate. The goals set by the student governing bodies of Elon College on this occasion are defined in the following: 1. To administer justice adequately in all cases of student infringement of campus law. 2. To maintain proper decorum among Elon stu- dents and thereby insure a fair reputation for the col- lege in outside circles. 8. To inculcate a more individualized responsibility on the part of Council and Senate representatives and to secure the cooperation of the Student Body in achieving an efficient machine for self-government. 4. To instill in the Student Body respect for college tradition, law, and property. In the past four years, student government at Elon has made great strides forward, especially among the women, who, after remodelling their constitution, have become entirely self-governing in the dormitories. The Student Senate, as the men ' s organization is termed, is a representative body. The President is a Senior; in addition there are four other Se niors, three Juniors, two Sophomores, and one Freshman. The group meets with the Dean and Men and, when the occasion arises, holds open or closed court at the discretion of the President. At such a time the Senate acts in the capacity of jury; the President, in the capacity of judge. The Student Council, as the women ' s organization, has representation on a different basis. The personnel consists of the President and Vice-President from the Senior class, the Secretary and Treasurer from the three upper classes, ah additional representative from each class, and three house Presidents from the two upper classes. The Council meets every first and third Mon- day night in closed session to try offenders and on second and fourth Mondays with the rest of the women to discuss government problems. From the above plans one can see that the govern- ment is largely in the hands of the upperclassmen, as it should be, for the experience is theirs and they are well versed in campus opinion and campus ethics. Student Council Marcella AckenLausen Louise Brendler Margaret Chason Hazel Farmer Esther Hoppenstedt Verna Mac Gongan Merle Haybnm Elmina Rhodes Martha Sutton Julia Willmann Senate Ernest Askew John Cameron Drury Chandler James Cook Fred Dow Howard Jones Alfred Nelson Luke Query Howard Smith Garland Talton Wendel Taylor Ministerial Association SEPTEMBER 83rd On the night of September 23 minis- terial students of veteran and norice or- ders could be seen filing up the stairs of the Christian Education Building to meet in conclave as the Ministerial Association. It was the initial meeting of the year and no doubt the most eager there were those who had recently arrived on the campus and were anxious to be received into the Association thereby identifying themselves aa enrolled ministerial students. It is hard to decide why the opening night seems bestf possibly because so much is new — new officers, new members, and a new year. Our very deliberate and resolute Presi- dent showed his competence with his first words, " The meeting wUl please come to order. " We gleaned from that masterfully presidential eye and commanding tone that he meant this year to be the best in the history of the Association. The new mem- bers were introduced to the Association, and each gave a brief statement of his pur- pose in entering the ministry, after which they were received into the Association as regular members. It is always interesting to know why other people do things, and it is especially interesting to hear minis- terial students relate their calls to the ministry. Samples : Lindley, our young Quaker prea cher, felt sure that the Spirit had moved him to preach. Sears said be saw a great task ahead in social reform and felt that he could best serve humanity by giving his life to this work. The old members were becoming dis- gracefully fidgety from a desire to emit queer nothings, so our indulgent President allowed each member to render such. Then the visitors were dutifully introduced, and MmiffTEBiAL Association finally, our new professors in the Religion Department, Professors French and Bow- den, who won their way into our hearts at the first meeting. By their continual presence at our meetings and their willing assistance whenever called upon, they have shown that they were sincere in saying, " We want to help. " That first meeting was a grand success, but it was only a foretaste of what all meetings would be, for this has in reality been a red-letter year. A great deal of credit for the success of the year goes to our sincere President, but the greater credit goes to the tolerant and considerate cooperation of the members. Denomina- tional barriers and doctrinal differences have been forgotten as we have found in the Association a fellowship of seekers after truth, who are eager to share in the tasks that lie ahead. T. F. Bowers J. U. Gamer A. L. Granger, Jr. Alfonso Grissom Emanuel Hedgepeth Andrew Lindley Kenneth Register Isaiah Sears Emerson Sanderson Millard Stevens, Pretideni A. C. Todd Russell Thompso M ' J m 1 f . Cs English Club The members of the English Club who live in Ladies Hall invited the group to that dormitory for one of its meetings, which was devoted to a discussion of the Pulitzer prize novel, play, and book of poetry. Dean Haynes gave an account of Joseph Pulitzer ' s life. Miss Chamblee, reviewed and criticized " Now in November, " the novel by Josephine Johnson, and Wayne Bowman, reviewed and asked questions about " Men in White, " the prize play. Nat- urally discussion followed. Edith Ernst ' s reading of several of Audrey Wurdemann ' s poems was interesting and showed good taste in poetry. As usual, the Club indulged in discus- sion of various and sundry things over the coflfee — all in all, one of the most pleasant and most informative meetings of the year. SEPTEMBER 30tt. Dr. French Haynes Dr. Henry L, Snuggs Miss Helen Chamblee Marcella Pearl Ackenhausen Louise Brendler Wayne Bowman English Club Esther Cole William Cooper Edythe Ernst, President Aurelia Futrell Ina Futrell Esther Hoppenstedt Emmaline Rawls Elmina Rhodes Isaiah Sears Rebecca Smith Martha Sutton Blanche Wagoner • Ai I ■iw r c ■ ' I ! OCTOBER 10th Sophomore-Freshman Reception On the night of October 10 the Alamance Re- ception Hall was the gala setting of the annual Sophomore-Freshman Reception, at which the Freshmen were the guests of the Sophomore Class. Mr. Pointer, President of the Sophomores; Mr. Story, Treasurer; Miss Sloan, Secretary; Mr. Lineberger, Vice-President, together with Dr. Haynes and Dean and Mrs. Messick greeted their guests with an enthusiasm which promised an evening of hilarious enjoyment for all. To the welcome of Joe Pointer extended the Freshmen, Don Hamilton replied with the good grace traditionally accorded the lowly First -Year Man when indebted to the exalted Second-Year Man. Then the evening shifted into high gear with a bit of that delightfully rhythmic strumming of Al Mastrobatisto, the inimitable tap dancing of Ray Cannon, the quiet humour of Bea Wilkins ' read- ing, and very nice music by that gentleman from the North, Mr. Hilgreen, and by our own song bird. Miss Chamblee. But, Sophomores, your su- perb tragedy, " The Knight Is Dead, " in which we will ever remember Bill Cooper as " The King, " Leonard Dowdee as " The Prince, " and Aurelia Futrell as " The Princess, " out-Heroded Herod. Histrionic art, does your flight from our campus antedate the night of October 10? In the fast waning hours Sophomores and Freshmen danced and frolicked in true Elon style until, alas, that happy evening crossed into the realm of memory. SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS JOE POINTER President , ALEX UNEBERGER Vice-President HATCHER P. STORY AUUELIA FUTEEIX Rich Square, N. C. ATK Hatches Story Courtland, Va. Ernest Montefalco 74 Perry Ave., Shelton, Conn. ITK Albert Mastrobattisto 103 Divinity St., Bristol, Conn. Myron Wright 1625 1,5th St., Washington, D. C. ITK John Van Babrow Route 4, Snow HiU, N. C KoBEET Fowler Snow Camp, N. C. ITK VlBGINIA CONYES Crolon Dam Road, Ossining, New York ArK LuTHEE Alex Linebeboeb R. 4, Charlotte, N. C. Mary Eloise Holland Holland, Va. Florence Reeve 94 Sound Ave., Riverhead, N. Y. RiCHAED CrOMLISH 819 E. End Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. Joseph Cahuso Kossuth St., Riverside, New Jersey ITK Wendell Taylor Reidsville, N. C. ITK Eugene Hal Bradley Varina, N. C. Emmaline Holland Rawls 204 .S. Broad St., Suffolk, Va. ATK James Wilborn Varina, N. C. Hoke Smith Kipling, N. C. Ira Leonard Dowdee 114 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, N. C. S B Jesse Harbinoton Merry Oaks, N. C. Bebnice Hesteb R. 1, Roxboro, N. C. Bernard Lillien 73 Springfield Ave., Irvington, N. J ITK OlOA KrVETTE Church St., GibsonvUIc, N. C. Edna Rives Broadwav, N. C. Beona Walkee Gibsonville, N. C. Blanche Wagoner Brown Summit, N. C. TZ Hugh McClean Broadway, N. C Claba Mae Thomas R. 1, Broadway, N. C. Thomas Peeey R. 4, Jonesboro, N. C. Margaret Joyce Norwood, N. C. James Cheseibe Route 1, Sanford, N. C. ITK Garland Lawrence Farbell Aberdeen, N. C. ITK Carl Cooper Route 5, Sanford, N. C. Victor Murchison R. 2, Liberty, N. C. Henry Morgan Prospect Hill, N. C. JuANiTA Morgan Elon College, N. C. TZ Beathice Wilkins Haw River, N. C. TZ Emory Waldrop 225 Spring St., Hamlet, N. C Craton Stevens Hertford, N. C. Wiu-iAM WooDROw Wilson Prospect Hill, N. C. Wayne McClean Lillington, N. C. William S. Reld 10 Dean St., Lynbrook, N. Y. Raymond Cannon 2 4-89-90 Ave., Bellerose, New York ITK Joseph L. Hilgreen 100 Lane Ave., Caldwell, N. J. James Brooks Roxboro, N. C. Annie Hurdle Walker Ireland St., Burlington, N. C. Ralph Caskey Landon Walker MooresviUe, N. C. 1218 Dilworth Rd., Charlotte, N. C Krs KTN John Hokton G. Lawrence Cameron, Jr. Ellington, N. Y. Olivia, N. C. KWN KTN whose photograph do not appear Jame8 Maim Afifirrr Randolph HEvrEH Walteb Patterson lUwboro. N. C. Hordlt MUIj. N. C. R 1, Borlington, N- C. Paul Field Briogs Robert Allen Hesteb George Rogers GreeiMboro. N. C. Route 3. Hurdle Mills, N. C. Grsh.ra. N C. mt John H. Hunteb Donald Schlitteb James Cook. Je. Newdl, N. C. Derby. Conn. Gr-h.m. N. C. William C. Jones Neil Senteb James Day Kipling, N. C. Wood-dJ . N. C. Grace Klapp Jack Stallings Maubice Dixon Route 3, McUoe, N. C. WiLBUB Chapman L ansfobd Elon College. N. C. 71 Lindsay St., ReidsvUle, N. WlLBtTB TaYLOB Allie EowASua Va... N. C. North Richard Lewis Wade Maxweix Litten KTN ABTULrs HaBTSELL uli- 1. Jackson SptingB, N. C. Clabence Vuncannon Troy, N, C, Holt Hendeeson ITK Lilt Lyons 178 Chelsea Ave. I ng Bf.noh, N, J, Verna McGougkan Lumber Bridge, N. C James Bucenxb Charles Edward Kernodle R. I, Klon CoUcKc N. C. S4 B NOVEMBER 30th FOOTBALL Haijselt, Tackle Abbitt, Fullback Schfitter, End Auman, Guard H. Stallings, Halfback THIRD FOOTBALL SQUAD Boric, Tackle Cannaday, Tackle Karnes, End Israel, Center Heller, Center Gross, Fullback Fine, Guard Melie, Quarterback Yurgaitis, Tackle Hester, Halfback Results of the 1935 Football Season Elon, 0; Davidson, 7. Elon, 20; Naval Apprentice, 0. Elon, 6; West Chester, 9. Elon, 26 ; St. John ' s, 0. Elon, 12; Roanoke, 0. Elon, 6; Emory and Henry, 13. Elon, 13; Duke " B " , 0. Elon, 20; Lenoir- Rhyne, 0. Elon, 32 ; Catawba, 0. Elon, 66 ; Guilford, 0. The 1935 Football Season . . . Presenting a powerful machine that was hard to stop at anytime, Elon College ' s Fighting Christians eleven carried the Maroon and Gold colors to the top during the 1935 gridiron year and, from the standpoint of games won and lost, finished one of the most successful season ' s in the history of ath- letics at Elon. Displaying power and punch through a schedule of ten games, the Christians cl osed the year with a record of seven victories against only three de- feats. Throughout the entire campaign Elon ran up a grand total of 200 points against 29 points for the opponents, and scored in every game but the opening tilt of the season against Davidson ' s Wildcats. With three North State conference games listed for the closing three games of the season, the Chris- tians opened a drive on November 8 that carried them through to their third consecutive conference gridiron title, only to be denied the championship trophy after the season had closed. Topping the conference with a perfect record of three victories against no defeats, the Christians had gained un- disputed possession of the loop title until Catawba raised a protest against one of the Elon players, who was ruled ineligible, so that the trophy was left unawarded for this season. In the three con- ference games Elon scored a total of 117 points against none for the opponents, Catawba, Lenoir- Rhyne, and Guilford. The season opened for the 1935 campaign with an invasion into the state Big Five ranks, Septem- ber 21, when the Christians battled Davidson col- lege at Davidson. The Christians played a fine brand of ball for the opening day game and held the Wildcats to one lone touchdown and an extra point. After an aerial attack had brought the ball to Elon ' s 27-yard stripe, " Teeney " Laflerty took the ball across on a double-lateral pass play with only one minute left of the first half. The game proved one of the most exciting opening day games in the state. In the second contest, September 27, the Chris- tian eleven invaded Newport News, Virginia to do battle against the Naval Apprentice ' s club in a night game. The Christians marked up their first victory of the season with a decisive margin over the Shipbuilders. Throughout, the Christians had very little trouble overpowering the Naval Appren- tice crew and when the final whistle had sounded the Elon boys had chalked up a 20 to verdict. On October 5 the Elon boys went North for the longest trip of the season and dropped a close game to the West Chester State Teachers ' college eleven, at West Chester, Pa. After a tough scrap the Teachers managed to nose out Elon ' s club by a score of 9 to 6. Jim Abbitt ' s two brilliant runs placed the ball in scoring distance and then Webb Newsome crashed over for the Christians ' only score. A blocked punt in the third quarter gave the Teachers their margin of victory. In the fourth tilt of the season, October 12, the Christians again triumphed with a brilliant 26 to victory over St. John ' s college at Norfolk, Va. Again the locals had a comparatively easy time of it in winning over the Johnnies and proved too powerful for the St. John ' s scrappers. On October 19 Roanoke college ' s Maroons proved the third victim of the year for the Chris- tians. Again the game was played in Virginia ter- ritory, this time at Portsmouth. Before the tilt was over the Elon boys had raced across the Maroons ' goal line for two touchdowns and a 12 to vic- tory. Another night game was played on October 26 when the Christians travelled to Emory, Virginia, to meet their final defeat of the season. The Emory and Henry Wasps had a sting waiting for the Christians and managed to capture a 13 to 6 vic- tory after Elon had a 6 to lead at half-time. November 3 marked the first and only home game of the season for Elon. The Christians trimmed Duke University ' s " B " team by the count of 13 to 0, and began another winning streak that lasted for the remainder of the season. The following Saturday marked the opening of the North State conference season, which the Christians celebrated by trimming Lenoir-Rhyne ' s Bears by the count of 20 to at Hickory. Jack Stallings, Webb Newsome, and Bill Jones led the attack for the Christians, each scoring a touchdown, while Stallings made two extra points good. In the second conference game, played in Salis- bury with Catawba ' s Indians on the Catawba field, November 16, the Elon club again came through with a victory by a wide margin. Abbitt scored a couple of touchdowns. Bill Jones two, and Bradley one, as the Christians scored a 32 to victory. Bradley scored on a long pass from Shelton. The climax of the year was reached in the next and closing tilt as Elon ' s powerful machine rolled over the Guilford college Quakers in Greensboro to score a 65 to victory. Every man on the Christian eleven plaj ' ed as if inspired, and the locals scored almost at will. It was a clear, cold day, just the kind for football. The game was a fitting close to a successful year. At the end of the season seven men were selected to all-North State conference honors: Don Schlit- ter, end; Jimmy Hauselt, tackle; Al Mastrobatisto, guard; Rudy Walser, center; Webb Newsome, quarterback; Jack Stallings, halfback; and James Abbitt, fullback. Jack Stallings, with 53 points ; Webb Newsome, with 36; and Abbitt, with 30 led the individual scoring for the year. Rudy Walser, star center from Salisbury, was elected captain of the 1936 club at the annual ban- quet held in the college dining hall at the close of the year, and letters were awarded to 24 men. During the season Ellis Fysal, former University of North Carolina star, joined the staff as assistant football coach, to aid Coach " Peahead " Walker in handling the team. Eion ae, Catawba — Grandstand — Insurance Collection Backfield in Usual Motion Bucking the Wind The stork brings Snow to the Dean ' s Home too As thousands cheer They call it Cramming WINTER DECEMBER 5th Junior-Senior Banquet Holiday festivity, jolly good feUowship, a palatable menu, and a great time — that characterized the Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom on December 12. Sparkle and glitter, tinsel, and candlelight, Christmas merriment and joy — all in honor of the Juniors. As the doors swung open into the Banquet hall. Juniors and Seniors together began the evening of evenings. The Banquet was officially opened by Mr. Holmes, president of the Senior Class, as he welcomed all guests with felicitations for a delightful evening. There were toasts and responses, some gay, some serious, but all in traditional holiday manner. The feature of the occa- sion was the appearance of Merry Christmas in the person of Becky Smith, who, resplendent in shining green, red and silver, robbed the laden tree of its gifts to amuse the Juniors. Leaving the delights of the Banquet for those of dancing to the lilting strains of Bill Cooper ' s inimitable music in the Society Hall, we thought that life was good and that the status of Juniors and Seniors in life was the best. L- U ' O ' T-- ?%tf ( . JOHN CAMERON Pre«dent JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS MARCELLA ACKENHAUSEN Vice-PreMdent MARGARET CHASON Secretary-Treasurer Wavnf, Bowman R. 3, Norfolk, Va. 1R Sue Galloway Hamlet. N. C. ATK Mary Harrington R. 3, Sanford, N. C. K 1 1 i Solomon Silas Gilmoee R. +, Sanford, N. C. William A. Grissom R. 1, Henderson, N. C. Leon David Lasses 23 Park Ave., Caldwell, N. J. nrM DM Sl codes ' Maedeli. Lambeth Elon College, N. C. Eugene Lankford Elor CoIUge, N. C. Saea Neese 710 W. Davis St., Burlington, N. C. nrM. ATK Garland Talton Broad St., Oxford, N. C. 2$6 WooDRow Wllson Piland R. 3. Suffolk, Va. K ' TN Luke Query i. Charlotte, N. C. 2 B H. Rudolph WAUiEit 26 Main St., Salisbury, N. C. The Messiah On Sunday, December 8, 1936, at 8:00 p. m. in the Whitley Memorial Auditorium the Elon Festival Chorus, under the direc- tion of Professor Dwight Steere, presented Handel ' s Messiah to an audience that packed the building to capacity. This was the fourth annual performance of the ora- torio, and the chorus was accompanied by the Carolina Symphonic Ensemble, a body of twenty-five musicians, all of them rep- utable performers. The soloists of the eve- ning were as follows : Dicie Howell, so- prano, of New York; Eveijm Barnes, con- tralto, of Durham; Paul Gyles, tenor, of Greensboro; and Walter Vassar, bass, of Greensboro. The chorus was composed of the Elon Singers and musicians from Burlington, Graham, Gibsonville, Greensboro, Durham, and Winston-Salem. There were about 90 singers in the chorus, and the total number of performers including orchestra, soloists, accompanists, and conductor was about 125. The performance was truly an inspir- ing one, and established a new high mark of excellence for all musical presentations at Elon. The solos of the work were pre- sented with a rich depth of artistic sincer- ity, and the choruses were sung with a finesse and precision that was inspiring. Especially notable was the great Hallelu- jah Chorus which brought the evening to a thrilling close. The choral work as manifested in this performance showed the eflfect of long and skilled training. The group was drilled by Professor Steere, head of the Elon Music Department, who conducted both chorus and orchestra in the perfo Elon Singehs Marcella Ackenbausen Aurelia Futrell Catherine Patton Zella McNeil Helen Barney Margaret Galloway Florence Reeves Ruth Jenkins Ruth Page Clark Sue Galloway Edna Rives Lawrence Camero Esther Cole Frances Goodwin Mary Rollins Ralph Caskey Margaret Corbett Rebecca Holden Gretchen Sedberry Oliver Cook Virginia Conyes Sara Virginia Hook DoUy Sledge Walter Fonville Mildred Craven Eloise Holland Polly Stephens Carl Foushee Julia Dameron Nell Loy Rebecca Smith Donald Hamilton Hazel Farmer Beatrice Mashburn Martha Sutton A. W. Haynes Elizabeth Fowlkes Margaret Miller Beatrice Wilkins Harold Hilburn Janie Franks Pauline Oliver Julia WUlman John Horton Ina FntreU Pearl Paris Lucy Mae Wright John McLean The Elon Singers, which formed the nucleus of the Festival Chorus, is one of the outstanding college choirs in the State of North Carolina. Since its inception in 1932, the group has steadily grown until now it numbers around 50 voices. The choir regularly furnishes music for the college church and chapel services, and is the center of the musical life of the cam- pus. It is the custom for the choir to take an annual tour each spring through North Carolina and adjoining states, and in this way its reputation has spread throughout this section of the country. While pre- eminently an a Capella group, the chorus does not necessarily limit itself to this type of singing. During the past year the Elon Singers have done concert work in most of the larger cities of this state, including Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greensboro, Southern Pines, and Burlington. Philip Matthews Richard Matthews Victor Murchison Nathaniel Joel Millard Stevens George Taylor Landon Walker Emory Waldrop James White Rudy Willman George Alcock DECEMBER 8th Jt Jt S. J. I i J. 4 1. ti JANUARY 21 si Honor Roll Thirty-two students, after completing the work for the first semester of this year, have the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll with averages of ninety or above. This is an excellent record for a college with a student body of some 450 students. The earnest expenditure of time and mental labor which the attainment of this honor exacts of the student is well repaid by such exalted recognition. With the extension of the scope of extra-curricular activities on the campus, the prevalence of a more scholarly attitude is recognized. Our inter-collegiate and intra-mural athletics, our departmental clubs, our musical and dramatic organizations, our Christian Association, and our sorori- ties and fraternities, social and honorary, all have their claims on our time; yet, it seems that the more these various organi- zations develop and branch out the more noticeable is the general advancement in scholarship, which perhaps proves the popular theory that the more an institution demands of a student, the better he meets its requirements. The primary purpose of a college being that of educating, quite naturally Elon has ever stood for high scholarship and the most advanced methods of securing it. Elon ' s splendidly equipped buildings, her adequate library, and her excellently prepared teaching staff, along with the requirements for entrants and the scholarships offered high school students who have attained recognition assures that Elon sends out into the world gradu- ates of whom she may well be proud. With approximately seven per cent of the student body listed on the Honor Roll with a grade average for the semester of ninety or above, as announced by Professor A. L. Hook, registrar, we have statistical evidence of the high scholarship that is main- tained on our campus. Members of the Honor Roll Helen Barney Wayne Bowman Edith Brannock Louise Brendler Esther Cole Oliver Cook William Cooper Walter Dix Edythe Ernst Janie Franks Lanson Granger W. A. Grissom J. W. Harrington Lofton Harris Hilda Lee Heatwole Sara Virginia Hook John Horton W. W. Howell Melvin James Harry Kames Leon Newman Elmina Rhodes Isaiah Sears Mary Alice Sloan Rebecca Smith Mary L. Straughan Martha Sutton George Taylor Wilbur Taylor Beatrice Wilkins Christine Young Edward Yurgaitis AWO Outstanding in the calendar year of Delta Psi Omega, national honorary dra- matic fraternity, was the appearance of Charles Winterwood on the Elon Campus on January 19. Mr. Winterwood, promi- nent actor and lecturer on the Theater, addressed the student body on the epoch- making play, The Greek Pastures. Much of the vividness and human appeal of the lecture is traceable to Mr. ' Winterwood ' s long association with the play, first as the understudy of Mr. Harrison, De Lawd, and, following Mr. Harrison ' s death, as his successor in the part. Much of the lecture consisted of reminis- cences of the company ' s experiences in New York and on the road — bits of back- stage lore always fascinating to the unini- tiate. This, naturally, dove-tailed into scenes from the play. Here, Mr. Winter- wood astonished his audience with the sim- ilarity his portrayal of De Lawd bore to that of the original characterization. Strik- ing a more purposive key, Mr. Winterwood summarized the position of the Negro in the drama and spoke forcefully concerning its future. As an example of the Negro ' s position in the field of cultural develop- ment, Mr. Winterwood cited the dramatic ability of the Negro, giving instances of Negro actors and playwrights who have contributed uniquely to the theater. D 2) JANUARY !9th ATQ Rebecca Smith, President Floyd ChUds Hilda Lee Heatwole Sara Virginia Hook William Loy L. E. Smith, Jr. hmsi Pan-Hellenic Council Samuel M. Watson, Kappa Psi Nu, President FEBRUARY 9th Elmina Rhodes, Delta Upsilon Kappa, Secretary Hatcher P. Story, Sigma Phi Beta Twenty-seven new members were pledged by the five social clubs. Delta Upsilon Kappa, Tau Zeta Phi, Sigma Phi BeU, Iota Tau Kappa, and Kappa Psi Nu, on February 9, the annual spring so- rority and fraternity Bid Day. Despite the inevitable initiation week pending, there were many bright and happy faces on the campus that icy Sunday morning. The pleasurable sense of membership in groups whose spirit is typified by con- geniality and friendliness markedly out- weighed the traditional terrors of " hell- week " among the celebrants of the day. As February 8 emerged into February 9, sororities and fraternities put aside the frivolities of preceding party hours, and in the quiet of the moment the five social clubs separately presented bids to those of their choice. Shortly afterward, the songs and yells of the fraternities rang out from the campus and, in response, the sororities sang from the porches of Ladies Hall and West Dormitory as the first hour of Bid Day passed. To those of us who were abroad that night, the at- mosphere seemed charged with a spirit of brotherhood and comradeship between all social club members irrespective of indi- vidual differences and petty rivalries. For the moment the five were one in the mutual goal of all. Bids were given out not only in Feb- ruary but in October, and, while Freshmen eligible, those upper-classmen who had those the ade the ransfers froi requirements tober. Social clubs i institution at EI :ademic averages and I other schools who met were pledged in Oc- Imost as much of an 1 classes and labs are. They have meant much to Elon students in that they stand for a better social life in the college. As the names " fraternity " and " sorority " indicate, they strengthen the bonds of friendship and regard be- tween their members. Scholarship is pre- requisite for membership and eligibility Joseph Caruso, Iota Tan Kappa Louise Brendler, Tau Zeta Phi depends on an average of 80 in academic work. And so Bid Day brought new members to carry on the work, the aims, the ideals, and the standards of the fraternities and sororities on Elon ' s Campus. Those pledged on Feb. 9 were: ArK Frances Scott Andrews, Margue- rite Blackmon, Frances Boland, Julia Dameron, Ina Futrell, La Verne Porter- field. TZ4» Edith Brannock, Helen DaUey, Elizabeth Fowlkes, Verna McGougan, Margaret Smith, Robah Grace Stimson, Virginia Yancey. ITK Paul Field Briggs, Eugene Malbon, Vito Miele, Hugo Minette, Elbert Yar- borough, Galloway Walker. KVN James Edwards, John Gamer, Eugene Gordon, Alfonso Grissom, Harold Hilburn. 2$B John Collyer, Daniel Jones, Charles Kernodle, Hoke Smith, m ,.IK — Dr. Johnson Literary Society The ontstanding event in the year ' s pro- gram was the debate of Febroary 10 on the subject, " Resolved That Evolution Is a Satisfactory Explanation of Human Life. " As this has been a bitter controver- sial question for more than a hundred years, the debate was eagerly anticipated and the four debaters searched the past with diligence for material pro and con. The fact that the society contains many ministerial students, some of whom tena- ciously cling to orthodox beliefs, increased the tension as the debate approached. Those accepting a scienti6c explanation of the origin of species looked to the affirma- tive side to uphold them. Those stubbornly resisting the almost incontrovertible dis- coveries of science were even more ipter- ested in the negative side ' s holding its The debaters, for the affirmative side were Thomas Perry and Isaiah Sears; representing the negative side were Wil- bur Langford and Bemice Hester. As was expected, the argument was bitter and ve- hement from the beginning, often descend- ing to personal abase. In giving the decision the group as a body acted as judge. After much discus- sion, it was stated that the negative side had presented a forceful and cogent argu- ment, but that the affirmative side was supported by a few more facts. The debate was looked upon not as a triumph for a theological or scientific contention nor for any particular group of debaters, but as a step forward in forensic activities and a mastering of debating technic. Perhaps the noticeable characteristic of the society is its originality and initiative. It has taken the attitude that college stu- dents are capable of formulating a con- structive plan of improvement and of car- rying out those designs under their own idance. Consequently the society has been reticent about asking suggestions or aid of any kind from the faculty. Whether this has accelerated or retarded progress cannot be known. Most of the members, however, have shown an almost insatiable desire to improve their abilities in debat- ing, in extemporaneous speaking, and in general cultural qualities. The outline of the year ' s program mA- terial has been so comprehensive that each member could very easily select something in which he is personally interested and devote his efforts to that subject Though it must be confessed that such an attitude of expansion and diversification has prob- ably diminished the effectiveness of the group activity, it has tended to enlist in- dividual interest. As would be expected when there is a freedom of choice, each member has more or less turned to his field of interest. Truly the group is almost as diverse as the Johnson Club of old, for which it is named. It should not be thought that a spirit of scholastic austerity inhibits the humor and good fellowship of the group. To the contrary, our debates this year con- sisting largely of personal abuse and lu- dicrous statements have been more mirth- provoking than stimulating. Viewed from every standpoint, the Johnson Literary Society has enjoyed a very pleasant and profitable year ' s work- FEBRUARY .Oih f . ' r : FEBRUARY IHh Freshman-Sophomore Reception Amid festooned hearts and cupid ' s darts the Freshman Class bravely set out to entertain the mighty Sophomores one February night. Receiving their guests were Donald Hamilton, president of the Freshmen, William Jones, Ruth Paige Clarke, and Eleanor Stan- ton. To the welcome extended by Mr. Hamilton, Joe Pointer, Sopho- more president, responded most dutifully. The party swung into a new high as the debonair Mr. Dow assumed the role of Master of Ceremonies, intriguing the incredulous Sophomores with his banter as he presented first Al Mastro and Joe Parker in their version of " The Waltz You Saved for Me. " Music being the order of the moment, Joe Hilgreen and Valentine Chamblee (named in the mood of the day) again delighted their hearers as they had on the 8th of October. But our friend, Ray Cannon, suddenly became versatile, for the tapster proved to be a songster as well. With a flourish Mr. Dow introduced the hit of the evening, " January Moon " , composed by Ernest Montefalco in tribute to the occasion as a Valentine for all, which Valentine, Mr. Puglisi, accompanied by Bill Cooper, presented. Amid enthusiastic applause The Master of Cere- monies relinquished the evening ' s entertainment to the claims of danc- ing and games. For the dancers the Society Hall was aglow with candlelight and the air tender with soft music. For those in a more frolicking humor the Y.W.C.A. was playful with cupids and their bows. Here those stately first and second year students executed the figures of a Grand March and then separated into groups for humor- ous stunts. Refreshments were the pretense for a reunion of all ; and then, alas, the hastening hours, for goodnights and farewells. f t .l i .- y . ' r- W! , ' hi ySL yi. ' PC - ' v.e.o ' Tc r FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS DONALD HAMILTON RUTH PAGE CLARK ELNA STAUNTON WILLIAM THOMAS JONES PrMident Secretary Vice-Pre«ident Freshmen . . . Oass of 1939 Adcock, Spargeon Alcock, Geo e A. Arnold, Bickett Arnold, LoTuiie Ayscne, Betty Baker. Clayton K. Bsynes, Annie L. Bishop, I.eonard BoUod, Frances Boone, T. N. Boric, John Bowers, Tbnrman Boyce, Edna H. Brannock, EdJth Brantley, Oscar C. Braxton, Vernon Brovn, Ethel L. Carter, Lillian E. Chason, Mary Helen Clapp, William K. Clarke, Dennis Clark, Rath Page Coble, Jay Coldough, Mary Fr« Cole, Ralph CoUyer, John W. Cooke, John Walter Cooke, Marjorie Craven, Mildred Cropp, Wilson W. Dailey, Helen Dameron, J alia Dai , Woodn on, H( irry Day, Bertram Dickens, Stephen Dickerson, John L. Dickey, James Dix, Walter Donovan, Francis Dorsett, William Dow, Frederick Dow, Henry DuMeer, Harry Darham, Marshall Rarle, Willard Earp, Margaret Earp, Thomas Edwards, Morton Elder, Boyd Faucctte. Kenneth Fearrington, Edwin Fcigelson, Seymonr Fleming, Sully W. Fogle, Richard FonvUle, Walter Gaddy, Carl Edmond Gamer, Roy Garrison. Charlie Gideon, Lather GiUispie James Goodes, Yale Goodwin, Frances Gordon, Eugene Grceson, Howard R. Griffin, Thomas Gross, Elmer Grundman, Rigdon Hamilton, Donald Hardison. Joe Harper, Carl Harris. Jim Harris, Wingatc Hauselt, Alfred Haynes, Andrew Hcdgebetb, Emmanuel HcUer, Benjamin Hendricks, Harris Hinton, Robert Hoi den, Rebecca HoUnca, George Holt, Laura Mae Holt, Martha Howcrton, Violet Hughes, LiU Hnnt, John Hurst, Ben Israel, Archie Jenkins, Ruth Johnson, Virginia Jones, William T. Kamea, Harry Kerns, Virginia Ketner, Tony Yi Sf ' . Freshmen . . . Class of 1939 King, Raleigh W. Mashburn. Wilma B. Parker, James Rogers, Jamea Smith, AnneU Vickers. Marshall Kirby, Henry Matlock. Rebecca Parsons. Berthal Rollins, Mary Somers, Vernon Walker, Ernest Kobela. Paul Matthews, PhiUip Payne, Zadie Rudd, Parnell Stallings, Harry Walker, Mary Frances Koonce, William May, Sarah Pell, Sybrant Russell, Roy Stephens, Ona M. Walker. Nestor Glenn Konry, Alfred Mays, Marjorie PhUltps, William Sanderson, Emerson Stimson, Mary Walker, Worth Galloway Latta, Baxter McKown. Jonathan Pickard, Thomas G. Satterfield. Henry Stimson, Robah G. Walleck, Dominic Lea, Artbor McNeill, ZelU Pickett, Thomas Saunders, Robert Stroupe. Carl Webster, George Leary, Herbert Medlin, Alice H. Pollard, Harold C. Sedberry, Grctchen Sugg, Mary S. Weir, Lillian Lindlcy, Andrew Miele. Vito Porter, William Senter, Ralph Taylor, Sidney Wentx, Clifford Cart Liodley, Isaac Miller, Aiihton Rea, Lathan Seoter, Worth Taylor, TiUett White, James Lowdermilk, Charles Miller, Margaret Register, Kenneth Shelton, Amos R. Thompson, Thelma Whitfield, Cooper Lapton, Frederick, Jr. Moize, Sara M. Reid. William J. Shoemaker. Arnold Thompson, Walter WiUmann, Rudolph Madison, Clarence Moricle, Clay Reynolds, Etheline Shoffncr, Robert Thompson, William Willmann. Julia Malbon, Eugene Naeole, Al Reynolds. Neulan Simpson, Dorothy Mae TroUinger, William Wilson, WOliam Woodrow Mangnin, Geraldine Nea!, Brigga Reynolds, WQey Sledge, Eunice N. Umphlett, Carl Wright, Lucy Mae Markham, Mary NoeU, Nathaniel Ricci, Caesar Sloan, Jordan Underwood, Samuel Yancey, Virginia Martin, Margaret Paris, Pearl Robbing, Frances Sloan, Mary Alyce Valasek, MQan Zaleski, John FEBRUARY 13tli nrM On February 13, the Alpha chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, National Honorary Social Science Fraternity, celebrated its seventh anniversary as one • of the two distinct honorary fraternities on the campus. On this occasion invitations for membership were extended to those students who had secured an average of 85% on at least thirty semester hours of social science work. Those who signified their desire to become affiliated with the organization this year were: Esther Hoppenstedt, Sara Neese, Louise Brendler, Hilda Lee Heat- wole, Junius Neese, Millard Stevens, Au- brey Todd, James Edwards, Sam Wat- son, Luther Boyd, and Professors J. D. Messick, D. J. Bowden, and Merton French. The Alpha chapter, established at Elon in 1929, has the distinction of being the first national honorary social science fra- ternity to be organized in the state. Mem- bership in this honorary society is, there- fore, a signal honor to any one upon whom it may be conferred. nrM W. L. Cooper, Jr., President Faculty Members: D. J. Bowden, G. D. Colclough, Merton French, C. C. Gulley, A. L. Hook, J. D. Messick, G. T. Prior, J. H. Rountree, L. E. Smith. Student Members: L. C. Boyd, Louise Brendler, Louise Coble, Esther Hoppen- stedt, W. W. Howell, C. A. Hughes, Jr., L. D. Lasser, Sara Neese, W. J. Neese, R. B. Newman, W. M. Stevens, A. C. Todd, S. M. Watson, Jr. The " E " Men ' s Club Elon College, February 13, 1936: " Who says the thirteenth isn ' t unlucky ? " asks the new raember of the E Mens Club who is having his first " taste " of initiation. This individual (one can but laugh at him) has his clothes on backwards and each garment is turned inside out. He appears as one of our " freight-ear " friends with the seamy side of his clothing looking very — very frayed. A group of students walk past and make good-natured remarks about the pledge ' s " manhood " and some kid him about reading Esquire too much for the latest Men ' s styles. He colors a bit but takes the kidding good naturedly. " You see, fellow, " says the initiator, " we are just teaching you to ' take it. " " Sportsmanship means a lot to you and Elon. Mtmbers of teams, whether they are baseball aspirants, football, basketball, tennis, boxing or wrestling enthusiasts, must be able to " take it. " If the athletes of the school set the example, the student body is sure to follow. ■ ' Then too, you have finished a success- ful sporting season and the student body has made a lot of you. Right now you have an exaggerated sense of your own impor- tance and we aim to let you know differ- ently. You might as well understand that you aren ' t any better than any one else. The sooner you learn that — and you want to this first year — the more friends you will have in the years to come. ' ' Each new " E " man goes through " Hell week. " He cleans other " E " Men ' s rooms, club : his paddle to pay for his " mis- which are few, and sees that the ambers ' shoes are shined. Within the past two or three years the membership of the " E " Men ' s club has increased by strides. The membership is thirty-two and members of the boxing and wrestling teams have not yet been " taken in, " as new members of the baseball and tennis teams making letters. Lawrence Tuck was the president of the Club this year but a career in business " called him, " and so vice-president Ernest Askew has been doing excellent work with the Club. The organization has been ac- tively participating in the happenings of the campus this year. Rudy Walser is sec- retary and tri FEBRUARY 13th James Abbitt Bennie Bullock Arthur Gr enwald Eugene Lankford Donald Sehlitter Garland Talton Ernest Askew John Cameron Rigdon Gr undman Albert Mastro Amos Shelton George Tavlor Glenn Auman Joe Caruso Arthur Ha rtsell Bill Manness Hoke Smith Wendel Ta ' ylor John Boric Paul Cheek Jimmy Ha uselt Vito Mielle Howard Smith John Troppoli Hal Bradley James Day Ben Hurs Alfred Nelson L. E. Smith, Jr. Rudy Walser Paul Briggs Robert Fowler Daniel Joi es Web Newsome Jack Stallings t t t t t t ' f w FEBRUARY 13th Beauty Contest With a fanfare of piano music and rain patter, amid sweethearts and pseudo-sweethearts, the beauties of Elon vied for the title, " Miss Elon " , on the night of February 13. Each fair coed represented some proud organization on the cam- pus. Each one, eager to win but a trifle shy, to say the least, was intro- duced to the audience and judges by W. W. Kimball, president of the student body. The scene shifted to the Society Hall where the sponsors were judged individually. There, the judges acclaimed Emmaline Rawls, sponsoring Sigma Phi Beta, " Miss Elon " . Designated as her attend- ants were Esther Cole, of the Senior Class; Aurelia FutreU, of the Fine Arts Club; Janie Franks, representing the Tennis Club; Ina Futrell of the Junior Class; Geraldine Mangum, sponsor for Iota Tau Kappa; and LaVerne Porterfield, representing the E. Men ' s Club. The affair is an annual one on the campus and there is much speculation beforehand as to who will win the coveted title for the year. On the decisive night the contestants are garbed in theb loveliest gfowns ; their coiffures are sleek ; their mien is gracious. Elon ' s beauti- ful girls are radiant in their loveliness on this night. Emmaline Holland Rawls miss elon Sponsored by Sigma Phi Beta Esther Cole Sponsored by the Senior Class Janie Franks Sponsored by the Tennis Club f Ina Futrell Sponsored by the Elon Singers piWf1w.B " -• . AURELIA FUTRELL Sponsored by the Fine Arts Club v Geraldine Mangum Sponsored by Iota Tau Kappa . The Board of Trustees FEBRUARY 18th The Board of Trustees of Elon Col- lege met at the college on February 18, 1936, for their mid-year meeting. The re- port on the position of Elon College, given by Dr. Leon Edgar Smith, Presi- dent, indicates that the college is enjoy- ing one of the most successful years in its history. The enrollment has increased from 231 in 1932 to 4-80 in 1935. The faculty has been strengthened by the addition of sev- eral efficient instructors : Dr. Merlon French as assistant to Dr. Newman in Bible, Professor D. J. Bowden in the Christian Education department. Dr. Reinard Harkema as assistant to Dr. Powell in Biology, and Miss Laura How- ard as teacher of Home Economics. While only two dormitories were in use in 1932, five are now filled and special equipment has been added to the library, offices, and college kitchen. The Board devoted much of its time to considering the financial condition of the college. Past progress in clearing off the accumulated indebtedness has been highly satisfactory, and the future is most en- couraging. By the assiduous work of President Smith, satisfactory settlements have been Board of Trustees reached with the bond holders and a caia- paign to clear the institution of the re- maining indebtedness has been laonched under the management of the George W. Williams Company of Lebanon, Penn- sylvania, Alumni of Elon College, members of the Congregational-Christian church, friends, and other interested people are urged to cooperate in this great undertak- ing which, if successful, will result in bringing Elon back into the Southern As- sociation and in the establishment of a more recognized college. Le on Edga Sc oith D. D., Pres., ex offi no, Elon College, N. C Ui . W. H. Bo 9ne. Cha. rman, Durham N. C. Rev. P. H. Fie ming, D D., Secretary, Burlingt on, N. C. C. M. Cam on. Bus iness Manager, Elon College, N. C. TERM EXPIRES MAY, 1936 H. Shelton Smith, D. D., Durham, N. C. Harry K. Eversull, D. D., Cincinnati, Ohio. J. O. Atkinson, D. D., Elon College, N. C. Rev. A. W. Andes, Harrisonburg, Va, Hon. Kemp B. Johnson, Fuquay Springs, N. C. Col. J. H. Harden, Burlington, N. C. D. R. Fonville, Esq., Burlington, N. C. Mrs. R. J. Kernodlc, Durham, N. C. Herbert A. Carlton, Raleigh, N. C. John L. Farmer, Wilson, N. C. J. Edward Kirbye, D. D., Raleigh, N. C. W. A. Harper, LL. D., Nashville, Tenn. TERM EXPIRES MAY, 1938 Col. J. E. West, Suffolk, Va. Prof. L. L. Vaughan, Raleigh, N. C. S C. Harrell, D. D., Durham, N. C. P. H. Fleming, D. D., Burlington, N. C. Chas. D. Johnston, Elon College, N. C. E. L. Moffitt, LL. D., Elon College, N. C. C. H. Rowland, D. D., Greensboro, N. C. Luther E. Carlton, Paces, Va. Dwight Bradley, D. D., Newton Centre, Mass. TERM EXPIRES MAY, 1940 J. E. Rawles, M. D., Suffolk, Va. J. A. WiUiams, Franklin, Va. Col. E. E. Holland, Suffolk, Va. P. J. Carlton, Richmond, Va. W. H. Boone. M. D., Durham, N. C. J. A. Kimball, Manson. N. C. W. Horace Day, D. D., Bridgeport, Conn. Russell J. Clinchy, Washington, D. C. Richard H. Clapp, D. D., New Haven, Conn. C. W. McPherson, Burlington, N. C. W. B. Truitt, Greensboro, N. C. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE L. E. Smith, C. W. McPherson, W. H. Boone, S. C. H. Rowland, L. L. Vaughan, and J. L. Farmer, C - . " . H Home Economics Club As one of the new organizations on the campus, the Home Economics Club, under the direction of Miss Laura Howard, has proved its worth by participating in sev- eral of the more important functions of the campus. At the mid-year meeting of the board of trustees, the Home Economics group fed thirty-three trustees, hungry, no doubt, after a lengthy discussion on that all im- portant topic — Elon College. The five tables, laid in the dining room of the home economics department, were tastefully and neatly arranged with gleaming white linen doilies. Yellow forsythia provided a touch of decorative color. Chicken croquettes were the feature of the main course, while pineapple fritters, topped oS with whipped cream, closed the delicious meal. Again the group proved its worth by taking care of the culinary needs of men, women, and children gathered at Elon for the annual State Junior Music contest. The meal was excellent in every sense of the word. The club was formed to acquaint those interested in and majoring in Home Eco- pomics with some of the activities which every housewife daily carries on. Hazel Farmer, as president, has been a wise leader, and her associates have diligently aided her. The group has created social atmosphere in providing teas and luncheons for the faculty and students of Elon. In these activities the members have gained much experience toward becoming deft waitresses and gracious, clever hostesses. Hazel Farmer, President Virginia Kerns, Vice-President Edith Brannock, Secretary Home Economics Club Nancy Butner Lucy Mae Wright Margaret Miller Melvin James Mary Helen Chason Elizabeth Markham Parnell Rudd Anita Smith FEBRUARY I8tk r m , t V ]00 O O r n. n o FEBRUARY 21 t Elon Student Christian Association Marcella Ackenhausen, President Lanson Granger, Vice-President Louise Brendler, Secretary Leon Newman, Treasurer Charles Holmes, Vesper Committee Edythe Ernst, World Fellowship Committee Sara Virginia Hook, Social Service Committee Marcella Ackenhausen, Recreation Committee Hatcher Story, Junior Deacon Committee Harry Kames Deputation Committee Lanson Granger, Orientation Week Committee Leon Newman, Game Room Committee On the twenty-first of February, the Sedalia Singers appeared in a program of Negro spirituals and folk songs in the Whitley Memorial Auditorium. This ex- cellent performance was sponsored by the World Fellowship Committee as a part of their drive to eflfect a better understanding between the white and negro races. The committee is just one in the group of com- mittees which form the Elon Student Christian Association which endeavors to integrate the social, charitable, intellectual and religious aspects of student life. The Vespers Committee cooperated with the World Fellowship Committee in ar- ranging for a lecture and discussion by Dr. O. F. Brinkley in conjunction with the appearance of the Sedalia Singers at the Vespers Hour. In connection with this program of em- phasis on race relations the Social Service Committee, realizing that there are many underprivileged Negroes in our college community, decided that it would be a practical application of the theories of equal opportunity for all races to institute an evening school for adult Negroes in order to give them instruction in reading, writing and arithmetic, and in the higher branches of learning, should there be a de- mand. Because the various committees cooper- ate so well in their individual prospects, the Elon Student Christian Association has become a vital force in campus life here for it always supplies something worth- while for a student to devote his time and talents to regardless of his other interests. FEBRUARY 24tk Basketball Season of 1936 Although better basketball seasons have been the lot of Elon ' s club, the local bas- keteers finished a fairly successful year on the hardwood during the 1936 campaign, but lost possession of the North State Con- ference championship crown, relinquish- ing the title this season to High Point. Despite the fact that the Christian cag- ers played uncertain ball throughout the larger part of the season, Coach " Pea- head " Walker ' s men remained right in the thick of the fight for conference honors un- til the very last meeting of the year with High Point. The 1936 season proved a lack of something in the play of the club ; with practically the same outfit that last season walked away with the conference title and the post-season tournament at Charlotte, with the exception of one man, the same fighting spirit seemed to be lack- ing. At times the club played brilliantly, at other times erratically. Opening the season on January 2, the locals travelled over to Duke University and dropped the opener to the Blue Devils by the count of 58 to 42, giving the Duke club a tough fight. Hal Bradley, Elon ' s giant sophomore center, rang up 15 points against the Blue Devil cagers, while Paul Roye, star guard, was good for 10 points for the Christians. January 8 opened a four-game trip into Northern territory, with the Christians meeting Washington and Lee University at Lexington, Va. ; Randolph-Macon Col- lege at Ashland, Va.; George Washington University at Washington, D. C; and St. John ' s College, at Annapolis, Md. The locals gaine d an even break on the trip, winning from Randolph-Macon, 49-32, and St. John ' s 24-21 ; while losing to Wash- ington and Lee, 40 to 30, and George Washington, 44 to 21. After their return, the Christian cagers opened the North State conference season and the home season with a 35 to 18 vic- tory over Western Carolina Teachers col- lege here. Mid-term exams gave the cag- ers a week ' s rest following the game and the season was resumed with a loop game here against High Point, the Panthers taking a 41 to 29 victory. Guilford ' s Quakers, the next invaders of local terri- tory, went down under a 57 to 20 defeat. The Guilford game started another vic- tory march for the Christians. Davidson ' s Wildcats, Big Five foe, was the next vic- tim for Elon, the Christian cagers getting a 43 to 30 victory over the Cats. Catawba and Atlantic Christian college came here for the next two games and were defeated 36 to 28 and 66 to 26, respectively. The Christians travelled over to High Point for the next tilt and again the Pan- ther claws dug deep to register a 52 to 43 victory over Elon. Another road trip car- ried the locals to Hickory for a test against Lenoir-Rhyne, which the Bears won 47 to 43, and then to Salisbury again to trim Catawba on the following night by the count of 51 to 29. In the next game on Elon ' s floor, Appa- lachian State Teachers met the Christians in the first major athletic event between the two colleges. The Elon boys rang up a 46 to 33 triumph over the Mountaineers. A. C. C. suffered the second defeat at the hands of the locals in the following game at Wilson as the Elon five won 55 to 22. Lenoir-Rhyne took the second victory from Elon in the next battle, winning a 30 to 22 victory here. Then the season was brought to a close with two victories: a 51 to 41 score over Guilford college, and another victory over Randolph-Macon in the finale here, 36 to 19. Paul Roye, one of the greatest guards in the conference, led the individual scor- ing during the season for Elon as he rang the baskets for a total of 236 points, or an average of 13.1 points per game. At the close of the year, the Elon sharp-shooter was honored for his season ' s performance by being awarded an all-North State conference birth. Hal Bradley, center, was also outstanding, getting 156 points for the season, while Howard " Smitty " Smith collected a total of 147 points. Smith, Bradley, and Cheek, who also stood out as one of the greatest defensive guards in the loop, were honored with special recognition by the officials. Results of 1936 Basketball Season Elon, 42; Duke University, 58. £lon, 30; Washington and Lee, 40. Elon, 49; Randolph-Macon, 32. Elon, 21; George Washington, 44. Elon, 24; St. John ' s, 21. Elon, 35; W. C. T. C, 18. Elon, 29; High Point, 41. Elon, 67; GuUford, 20. Elon, 43; Davidson, 80. Elon, 36; Catawba, 28. Elon, 66; A. C. C, 26. Elon, 43; High Point, 52. Elon, 43; Lenoir- Rhyne, 47. Elon, 51 ; Catawba, 29. Elon, 46; Appalachian, 33. Elon, 55; A. C. C, 22. Elon, 22; Lenoir- Rhyne, 30. Elon, 61; Guilford, 41. Elon, 36; Randolph-Macon, 19. ASKEW, Captain. vf Coac luZy) POWL BRANTLEY, guard RaYE, guard BRADLEY, center FEBRUARY 25th Fysal — Coach Boxing and Wrestling For the first time in the history of ath- letics at Elon College, boxing and wres- tling were added to the athletic program as regular minor sports. A new mentor, Coach Ellis Fysal, former University of North Carolina star athlete, has organized strong teams that have created interest in the new sports. Although the boxing and wrestling teams have not been successful in winning their initial matches, much has been ac- complished for the future of the two teams. The boxing team held three meets during the 1936 season and was defeated in all, dropping decisions to Oak Ridge Military Institute, the University of North Carolina freshmen, and the Duke University freshmen. The wrestling club held only one match during the season, dropping this lone tilt to the N. C. State freshmen grapplers. Coach Fysal had a large squad of can- didates out for the two teams, most of them freshmen, and indications point to a successful year in both sports next sea- son. A strong schedule is being worked out for the two teams for the 1937 sea- Dildy— 116 Holmes — 126 Fonshee — 136 BoxiNQ Teaii Hughes — 148 Bullock — 156 Minette — 166 Yurgaitis — 1 75 Kames — unlimited Collyer — manager Wrestling Team Wilburn — 116 Koury — 146 Grundman — 175 Cook Auman Neal — 126 Lea — 166 Hartsell — unlimited Wilson Baker Maness — 136 Hurst — 166 Boric Fonshee The Faculty Receives SPRING MARCH 3rd Senior Dinner The Seniors wait a year for it; in one evening it ' s finished. This year Dr, and Mrs. Smith entertained at the Alamance Hotel in Burlington on March 3 to wish the Class of ' 36 bon voyage on their pending but so far unchartered journey. Seniors in party two-somes entered a dining hall twinkling with candle light and decked in white carnations and sweetpeas and fern and ivy. Val- iantly sailing at each place were tiny shell ships — allegorical miniatures of the Good Ship Senior Class. So the theme of the evening was given. After a gracious welcome extended the class by their hostess, Mrs. Smith, Charles Holmes presided as toastraaster for the evening. During the dinner he called on various members of the class for reminiscences of their Elon days. Lanson Granger began with that first-night nightmare of his and, progress- ing to the questionable joys of Sophomore-inflicted initiation, he launched forth into the Elon of his upper classman years wherewith he waxed eloquent indeed. And who would be better equipped to ramble on Elon social life than W. Kimball — he who roamed these halls free until he succumbed to the bonds of a true love? Why, he professed not to understand. In his social history were the birth of dancing and the interclass parties. As a motto Mr. Kimball pro- posed, " Thirty-six members in the class of ' 36. " As Webb Newsome rose from his chair Seniors all assumed a sportive frame of mind for the athletic star of the class reviewed past successes of Elon Teams with merited pride. Those teams in four years have risen from mediocre to first class competition. He proposed for a memorial to the class a reunion in ' 46 to present to Elon an athletic field and a gymnasium. And Dr. Smith applauded with much ado. The Seniors all but massed in cheering formation when " Tank " Nelson began his summary of Elon ' s " ole ginegar " career during his four years. He gave special mention to the All-Conference award for good sportsmanship pre- sented to Elon in 1935 and amply justified its bestowal. When Rebecca Smith attempted to outline her future attempts at edit- ing " College Humor " on the basis of her Phipsicli editing experience, she found little in common. But the class was relieved by her announcement that the annual deficit would be borne by the Business Manager instead of the class. In a more serious vein she presented the book to the class as a true pic- ture of their college which, should it summon memories and perhaps a quiet smile on some future day, would accomplish its aim. Then to Dr. Smith, Mr. Holmes announced the Seniors ' intention of leav- ing a gift for Elon, in this instance a sundial, an object which in time may be able to tell more tales than the O ' Kelly monument. Which proposed gift Dr. Smith acknowledged. In a genial dialogue with Mrs. Smith the good ship was brought to port and the dinner was ended. Following the delicious repast the merry-makers attended a showing of " A Tale of Two Cities " at the Paramount Theater and thence wended their way Elonwards. koAjbUl (xj. i - ' VV.. -CSU.C v S.. i x c . - aA CHARLES W. HOLMES President SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS LUTHER C. BOYD Vice-President ELMINA RHODES Secretary-Treasurer Ernest Edward Askew Eure, N. C. Representative to Student Senate, 3, 4 Class V ice-President, 3 Varsity Basketball, 1, 2, 3. 4 Captain Basketball. 4 Askew is another from the " goober " country who thinks he ' ll rest up farm- ing after his college daze. Incidentally, said college daze seems to be in Greens- boro and evidently has a merry-go- round effect on this ruddy (or is it rosy?) aspirant with brown eyes. I hear his fatherly instinct is most welcome on nights that aren ' t quite ship-shape for his roommate. Gi.ENN Donald Auman West End, N. C. ' sbyie Juni Transfer from College, 1 Football, 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball, 1, 2 Polly, ' if you ' ll tell that peach-bloom angl that turkey swagger won ' t even mention such an appelation a even add that you ' d like to see every- body trucking (in business) if you ' ll tell us why you ' re already half way through when you start practice teach- where you got n your hat and your walk, we you acquired Polly. " We ' ll Helen Louise Barney Elon CoUege, N. C. TZ Honor Roll, 4 Psiphelian Literary Society, 1 Elon Singers, i Commencement Recital, 2, 3, 4 We first decided angels must be blonds when we saw Helen ' s ringlets. Even when she walks, her steps have an eager little bounce heavenwards. No doubt, she will reach that happy state well equipped, for doesn ' t she practice hours on end in the little chapel — but maybe to some that isn ' t an angelic trait. Luther Carlton Boyd 2.32 Burwell Ave. Henderson, N. C. nrM Honor Roll, 3 Class President, 2 Class Vice-President, 1, Business Manager Phipsicli, 1, Electoral Committee Science Cluh, 3 Class Basketball. 1,2,3 Varsity Basketball, i Commencement Marshal, 2 Another of several Elon Boyds ! Lu- ther never speaks unless words are ab- solutely necessary. In fact, a grunt in- flected in some way is his usual method of communication. But when his lips do function, they emit a combination of un- commonsense and a rare, dry wit. Judg- ing from all those labs, he should be one of Dr. Brannock ' s star pupils. Drury Boswell Chandler Durham, N. C. Representative to Student Senate, 1, Class Basketball. 1, 2. S, 4 The inevitable pipe and the outward- ly reserved gentleman with a slight in- nuedo of the flirt and a margin fo i fickleness are on quite inseparable terms. From business ambitions the two jumped to biological speculations and now they ' re considering joining Askew in that Virginian habit of raising " ground-peas. " Now, Drury, don ' t jump at conclusions with both feet, so to speak. TuRLA Louise Coble Haw River, N. C. nrM Louise is a remarkable girl, who, in her quiet and unassuming manner, has made her niche in the Senior Class in- dividually her own. She manages to be an industrious person whom the prob- lems of reaching eight o ' clock classes on time seem not to daunt in the least, despite the fact that she ' s a day student. Oliver George Cook 1820 Willoughby Ave. Norfolk, Va. Reading for Honors, 4 Honor Roll, 1. 2. S, 4 Assistant in Department of English, 2. 3, Jt Studio Accampanist, S Maroon and Gold Staff, 4 Elon Singers, 1, 2, S, 4 President Elon Singers, 4 Festival Chorus, 2. 3. 4 Band, 3, 4 Orchestra, 4 Dramatic Club, 2 Cookie has hands that insinuate their keyboard ability in anything they do from punctuating his humorous remarks to taking methodical lecture notes. De- spite the position he supports of being the incarnation of music department in- telligentia, he bears it cheerfully enough and manages successive all ' round aver- ages of 95. The only thing about Cookie ' s concise defenses of his opin- ions is that they are confusingly obscure to the amateur in vocabulary expansion. Esther Madeline Cole 214 Hargrove St. Durham, N. C. ATK Honor Roll, 1, 2, 3, 4 Maroon and Gold. S, 4 Phipsicli Staff, 4 English Club, 4 May Queen Transfer to Duke University, S Transfer from Duke University, 4 As you observe, that little chin with the determined poke to it photographs well. It also is quite sturdy to the point of being invincible when it has a con- viction to assert. Esther typifies what it takes to coordinate precipitancy, nerv- ous energy, efficiency and general bee- hive traits into that formidable insti- tution, the Dean ' s Office. Hail May Queen and beauty fair! d Gold, S, i William Lloyd Coopee, Jr. 260 W. 82 St. Norfolk, Va. Honor Boll, S, i Editor-in-Chief Maroon , Choir, 1, S Elon Singers, 1, 2 Student Senate, S Pan-Hellenic Council, S President Pi Gamma Mu ent Play, 1 Commencement Marshal, 2 Secretary-Treasurer Y. M. C. A., S average man who has three editorials a week, .dvertising the home town, growing hes, being there when thev set and playing — when he ' s in the Next year will be dull without the piano trucking on " Diana " or whis- pering that " I Love You Truly. " Out- standing characteristic ! Bill is Elon ' s free dispensary for friendlii Hazel Bernice Farmer Norwood, North Carolina Student Council, 4 Elan Singers, 1, S, S, i Dramatic Club, 2 Hazel, the elusive, is Dean Haynes ' chief incitation to exercise. Witness the daily hunt for her. Remember the in- creased elusiveness when the Michigan Little Symphony was here. ' After all she ' s musically inclined even down to the way she inflects her pet description " se-e-ely. " Of course, since she ' s a home economics major, she ' ll make some man a good wife. Armor Lanson Granger, Jr. 405 E. Liberty St. Norfolk, Va. nrM Honor Roll, 1. 2, S, i PmpsicLi, 4 Maroon and Gold, 1 Ministerial Association, 1, 2, S, 4 Philologian Literary Society, 1 Ministerial Association President 3 Chairman Vespers, 3 Festival Chorus, 12 3 Choir, 1 Eton Student Chr lice-President, J, Lanson is that gayly serious little minister topped off with fiery hair who has perpetual lists of thirty books to be read which he tells you about in the most earnest of voices as he edges out of the Book Store. Work and play have separate pigeon holes in his time and he works sincerely. $1 Assoclalii Charles Wilmore Holmes 54 Park Avenue Caldwell, New Jersey Class ' Se President Class Vice-President, 2 Maroon and Gold Sports Reporter, 1, 2 Science Club, S Choir, 1 Pan-Hellenic Council, Science Club Treasurer, 3 Class Basketball, 1, 2, S, J, When you think of Charlie, can ' t you fairly hear that drawn-out chuckle of a laugh, and can ' t you see that wide, ex- ceptionally generous, tooth-paste-ad smile? As he swings up the walk, right hand in pocket, you ' d like to put your hand in too for some of that million dollar enthusiasm — either that or a Phillip Morris. His hobby? Orchestras and banjo strumming. Esther Smith Hoppenstedt Briarcliff Manor, New York TZ nPM Council, 1, 2, S, J, President Student Council, 4 Secretari) Council, 3 Maroon and Gold Staff. I, Phipsicli Staff, i English Club, 3, 4 Pan-HeUenic Coiincil, S Choir, 1, 2, 3 Treasurer Choir, 3 Vice-President Y. IV. C. A. There ' s something entirely compat- ible in the way Esther " hop-and-steps " about the campus and her cute little duck-tail bob. The little quirk in her manner has the wit and sparkle of a capriciousness you don ' t realize until it ' s past. As you would expect with her Yankee brogue, she ' s crisply efficient — also independently stubborn — even to her library ambitions. Waitus Woodward Hovtell Route 2 Goldsboro, N. C. KVN nrM Transfer V. N. C, 2 Honor Roll, 2, S, 4 Instructor Commercial Departn And the Senior Class also has a Dad- dy-Long-Legs — one, in fact, who can justly claim to look down a long way to his wife, literally speaking, of ( f he manages the household as strictly as he does the Bookkeeping Class. Oh, yes, he teaches. Hurray for the hoi polioi (Seniors to you), for the faculty ranks. Chester Arthur Hughes Elon College, N. C. ITK nrM President Day Students, Boxing, 4 Yes, Professor Bowden actually had to throw chalk at C. A. — not that he sleeps on class. If he did, how could he keep that perpetual white-collar, double-breasted look of his? Girls say he smiles, boys think hi There ' s an enigma to explain. He builds radios and airplanes and calls it merely hobby. William Weldon Kimball, Jr. Manson, N. C. President Student Bodi , 4 Class President, 3 Senate, S President Y. M. C. A., 3 Dramatic Club. S Class Basketball, 1, 2, .3, J, The handsomest man on the campus ! He is president of the student body, master of all sorts of ceremonies, and a typical man-about-town. A versatile gentleman to say the least. He ' s a hap- py-go-lucky soul in his lighter moments, but when he ' s serious he works with all his might — even behind the plough at Manson. Mullen Melvin Lilley Eure, N. C. S B Transfer Campbell, 1 Class Basketball, 1, 2, S, i If you have never seen " Shag " do the " shim-sham-shimmy, " you ' ve missed one of art ' s greatest treasures. Shag ' s father grows peanuts, and rather than prescribe medicine, " Shag " will return to his home after Commencement and grow peanuts — so he says. But, " Shag, " will the drummer-man like only pea- nuts? At any rate, you like the drum- Dan Wicker Mathews Mount Olive. N. C. Class Basketball, 3, I, Dan, just who would suspect that a North Dormitory Wall-Buster would be shy of such frail objects as femmes? Mavbe you wouldn ' t, but we know. Chimerically enoug?i, he also whiles away candle on candle playing bridge. For some strange reason chemistry and food are practically synonymous at Elon and Dan is no exception. He actually James Everette Neese Elon College, N. C. Minislerial Assoc ' miion. 1, 2, 3, 4 Mr. Neese is, to my knowledge, the only Senior who has so far achieved a position, a wife, and a family. Typically ministerial, he has a habit of applying his own standards to Elonites — ambi- tious job that — paring off student ec- centricities to fit such standards. But Mr. Neese has a kind of dogmatic per- severance — observe his success thus far. Martha Bkt.t.f. Neese 710 West Davis St. Burlington, N. C. Pretidenl of Dag Sittdetlts, Girls, S, i Student Council, i English Club, i May Day, 1 At Elon snow means Martha in rid- ing pants and jod-phers with a car filled double capacity trailing sleds behind. That little snup-up nose has a wrinkle for mischief and her voice tuned to the key of " G " loves to tell about it all. Her only care is History — but that ' s a large one. Alfred William Nelson Bria, Virginia ITK Sports Reporter Maroon and Gold, 1 Sports Editor of Phipsicli, 2 E-Men ' , Club, $, 4 Baseball, 2, 3, 4 Class Basketball, 3. 4 Boxing, 2 Assistant Cheerleader, 1 .Varsity Cheerleader, 2, 3 Band, 3. 4 Choir, 2 Student Body Senate, 2 President Student Senate. 4 Pan-Hellenic Council, 2, 3 Electoral Committee, 4 Clio Literary Society, 1 •Dad-jim-it, " Tank, how will Elon ' s teams keep go ing without your some- what frenzied exhortations to " keep the ole gincgar goin ' ? " Now, don ' t brush your ear on your shoulder and grin. We wonder — really. Tank has spunk, pep, modesty, brains, medical ambition. But, as excellent as they are, they aren ' t your best friends, Tank. Rhetta Elizabeth Newman Woodleigh, N, C. Student Council, 1, S Science Club, 3 Maybe it ' s Rhetta ' s unobtrusive way of not being there until you look a second time that makes her the norm of library " Be-quiet " -ness. She ' s one of those conscientiously static people — for four years she ' s been fractional (J of one), but we wonder what she means when she says she ' ll soon be " free and 21 ? " Ralph Bain Newman Virgilina, Va. KTN nrM Instructor Accounting Lab, 3, 4 Clio Literary Society, 1 Ralph thinks that he ' s " amphibious " — you see, he doesn ' t know which state he ' s reallj from. His funny grin and laugh however, make him distinctly Elonish. He s not happy unless he is teasing soraeo which means a peaceful s ne in his own unique way, epartee. Tiiey tell me he ' s ul when a safe distance from North Dormitory and Summer School. Elmina Catherine Rhodes Windsor, Va. ATK Class Secretary and Treasurer, $, 4 Student Council, 3, 4 Vice-President Council, 4 Maroon and Gold Staff, 3, 4 Pan-Hellenic Council, 4 Dramatic Club. 1 English Club, 3, 4 Psiphelian Literary Society, 1 Mina is the personification of rhythm. In fact we sometimes think her ears are the only things stationary about her — who said that? And, crowning that bit of rhythm, gold and flame-eolored hair. We oflfer thanks that this explosive unit of compact energy and vitality also haa the don ' t-care attitude of independence. Otherwise . . . P. S. She can wiggle her ears. Thomas R. Rosser Jonesboro, N. C. Transfer from U. N. C. S Accounting Instructor, 3, 4 " Pardon me, Pal. but why has the guitar been silent on " Hey, Hey. How ' m I Doin ' ? ' this year? " Maybe the musi- cal talents .have been overshadowed by the sudden necessity to become ambi- dextrous since being lab instructor is threatening to made a ladies ' man of you. Tommy ' s always interested in everyone in a loquacious, bigh tenor kind of wav. Wyatt Miixiabd Stevens Roanoke, Alabama KfN nrM Transfer from Southern Union, 2 (Second Semester) President Student Body, 2 Ministerial Association, I, 2, S, 4 President Ministerial Association, 4 World Fellowship Committee, S Choir, i Football. 1, S Basketball, 1 Baseball, 1 Stars fell on Elon when " Red " left Alabama, but from the way he dates here there must be another star there. Too bad he brought that drawl along — we ' d much rather hear that dry chuckle of his. There ' s no doubt as to where that ever-present sense of humor came from. After all he ' s a preacher. Rebecca Smith Elon College, N. C. ATK ATO Honor Roll, S, i Class Secretary-Treasurer, S President Delia Psi Omega, 4 Dramatic Club, 2, 3. 4 President Dramatic Club, 3 English Club, 3, 4 Elm Singers, 1. 2, 3, 4 President Elon Singers, 3 Festival Chorus, 1, S, 3, 4 Assistant Editor Maroon and Gold, 3 Editor PHtPSICLI, i Photograph Editor Phipsicli, S Studio Accompanist, 3 Commencement Marshal, 3 Commencement Recital, 3 Commencement Play, 3 A dignity and reserve that covers we know not what, a smile which wrinkles up the sides of her nose like shirring, feet that love rhythm unsuccessfully, clothes which go a long way, yet withal — one whose ideas are young and whom no failure has daunted ; determined or stubborn, stately or proud, a lady or repressed, babyish or opportunist. Enig- ma plus. George Calvin Tayloe Lewisville, N, C. KTN Honor Roll, 1, S, 3, i Assistant in Business Administration Elon Singers, 2, S, J, Varsity Tennis, 1, 2, 3, i Captain Tennis, 1, George is the boy who has an " I " with quintuplets when he starts pro- nouncing such words as " pie. " To say the least, he is adept at being tactful around professors — just one aspect of his mathematical mind. Before he leaves he may convince us that modesty and being the Rhodes Scholar Nominee are compati ble. Aubrey Clayton Todd 1207 Bainbridge St. South Norfolk, Va. nrM Ministerial Association, 1, Z, 3, i Vice-President Ministerial Associa- tion, 1 Pkilogian Literary Society, 1 Science Club, 3 President Sunday School Class, 1, i President Christian Endeavor Society, 2 Mr. Todd is the preacher who has graceful curves in his gestures and his voice. But in his own ideas he ' s as strong as the Rock of Gibraltar. His flame for such things as shoes, ties, handkerchiefs, makes us see red. Strange to say, he ' s a gifted caricature artist. John E. Troppoli Neptune, New Jersey Clasi Basketball. 2, 3 I ' arsity Football, 2. S, I, Captain Football, i Trop has made good at Elon through fifort but his own. Of necessity, he ' s said to argue with such gadgets as telephone poles. He can even " shoot more bull " than backfielders — a prime requisite for the future History Teach- er. As for the future Coach, that much- read album of clippings should help. Psiphelian, 1 Ethel is one of those creatures rarely encountered in academic environments who get their work in on time. Maybe this is one reason why she looks at life through rose-tinted glasses — aside f the fact that she is a jovial pei ing released two years ag toils of dormitory life to the bliss of the care-free day student. Margaret O ' Kelly Walker Brown Summit, N. C. TZ4) She ' s the girl with the eyes and the spedial craving for biology. There ' s something restfully dark about Mar- garet — her hair, her long lashes, and those deep jet eyes. She must be studi- ous for she ' s always got the book you want in the library. We wonder if we really know her — or she, us. Samuel McIver Watson Sanford, N. C. KVN nrM t ' hem ' iHiry Laboratory Instructor, 4 Electoral Committee, 4. President Pan-Hellenic Council, 4 Clio Literary Society, 1 Sam is a flippant young gentleman whose only interests appear to be femi- ninity, food, chemistry {in the order named). In fact, as if treking over the campus after that feminine will-o-the- wisp weren ' t enough, he ' s constantly on the thumb to Burlington. That sort of red-headed (or hot-headed. ' ' ) sophis- ticate gayety is at once interesting and daring. Remember last year? ' ' MARCH 7th 1. C BOYD W. I. COOPER C. W. HOLMES M. W. KIMBALL, JR. M. M LILLEY 1. S. NEWMAN I$B On the evening of March the 7th, the grand march of Sigma Phi Beta started from the reception hall of West Dormi- tory. Through the colonnades, beneath a full moon, Sigma Phi men escorted their ladies into the banquet hall as the orches- tra whispered that they were The " Sweet- hearts of Sigma Phi. " What an enviable part the Sfgma played that night ! It was at once the table which bore the sumptuous banquet, the table around which beautiful girls and hand- some men exchanged merry words and glances and the table that flaunted the fraternity colors in streamers and offered to the guests black beribboned corsages of golden roses. For formal dignity, there was the toast- master, Mr. Luther Boyd. For amuse- ment, there was the Major Bowes pro- gram by the brothers and music by the A. and T. Orchestra. For memory, it was a perfect night. J. L. CAMERON 2«I B MEMBERS SENIORS— L. C. Boyd, W. L. Cooper, C. W. Holmes. W. W. Kimball, Jr., M. M. Lilley, J. E. Troppoli. JUNIORS— J. L. Cameron, L. S. New- man, L. Query, L. E. Smith, Jr., G. Tal- ton, H. R. Walser. SOPHOMORES— I. L. Dowdee, C. R. Ephlanil. Jr., D. P. Jones, C. E. Kernodle. W. H. Maness, J. J. Pointer, J. H. Smith, H. P. Story. FRESHMEN— J. W. Collyer, Jr. C. E. KERNODLE W, R MANESS J. J. POINTXR H. P. STORY MARCH 14th KWN The genii rubbed Aladdin ' s lantern for the Kappa Psi Nu and there in the soft candle light were tables at which boys and girls smUed and talked in animation; there was the fraternity hall bedecked with flowers of blue and gold against a background of ivy-colored trel- lises; there was the soft overtone of m usic by the or- chestra; there was the speaker ' s table with Millard Stevens presiding and L. R. Sides giving the speech of the evening; there were even favors at each place — dainty powder boxes bearing the fraternity seal. It was all there, complete and perfect. It was their banquet — a joyous thing as we relive it again. KTN MEMBERS SENIORS— O. Cook, W. W. Howell. R. B. Newman, W. M. Stevens. G. C. Taylor. S. M. Watson. JUNIORS— J. A. Edwards, J. Garner, W. A. Grissom. W. W. Piland. D. T. Watts. SOPHOMORES— R. I. Boyd. G. L. Cameron, Jr., R. L. Caskey, H. H. Hilburn. H. W. Jones, R. Math ws. W. N. Taylor. L. D. Walker, E. D. White, J. Horton. FRESHMEN— E. Gordon, J. White. 1. D. WALKU E. D. WHITE J. HORTON E. CORDON Dr ' ' ' vB B I i 1 MARCH 19th The Dramatic Club The Spring presentation of the Elon Players, on the evening of March 19, in the Whitley Me- morial Auditorium, was enthusiastically received by a large audience. Under the adroit direction of Floyd Childs, two one-act plays. Finder ' Keepers by Alice Brown and Joint Otimert in Spain by George Kelly, were ably enacted. In Finder ' s Keepers Miss Janie Franks por- trayed the leading role of Mrs. Allred in a man- ner which was at once vigorous and devoid of artifice. This being the first appearance of Miss Franks on the Elon stage, her future work is an- ticipated after such an indication of dramatic aptitude. Mr. Allred, as interpreted by Leon New- man, proved an effective foil to Mrs. Allred. The reserved manner in which Mr. Newman played the part was accentuated by the vivaciousness of Miss Franks. Miss Conyes as the neighbor, Mrs. Hampton, again delighted her audience with her ability to play rather tearfully serious parts. Joint Oximers in Spain transformed four girls into three pettish inmates of an old ladies ' home and one matron of that home quite successfully. The three character roles were well delineated especially in the acting of Miss Beatrice Wilkins as Mrs. Blair and of Miss Margaret Earp as Miss Dyer. Miss Wilkins, a veteran performer on the Elon Stage, gave an interpretation marked by an invigorating directness which set the pace for an increasing momentum of action until the curtain fell. The work of Miss Earp deserves honorable mention for its lau ter-provoking humor. The characters of Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Fullerton were well presented by Miss Frances Goodwin and Miss Hazel Farmer, respectively. The purpose of the Elon Players is two-fold: the sponsoring of three dramatic productions in the academic year and the training of its member- ship in all phases of stage technic. It is a student club working under the guidance of the Coach of Dramatics. Dramatic Club Daniel Jones, PreMtdent Aarelia Fatrell, Secretary Joe Hilgreen, Treasurer Louise Brendler Kathleen Carter Marjorie Cook Virginia Conjes Fred Dow Leonard Dowdee Margaret Earp Hazel Farmer Walter Fonyille Janie Franks Carl Foosfaee Clyde Fonshee Ina Fotrelle Margaret Galloway Sue Galloway Frances Goodwin Hilda Lee Heatwole Robert Hinton Sarah Virginia Hook Melvin James William Loy Lily Lyons Philip Matthews Zella McNeU Margaret Miller Leon Newman Pearl Paris Waiiam Reid Edna Rives Clyde Rudd Rebecca Smith L. E. Smith Jordan Sloan Robah Grace Stimson Hatcher Story Emory Waldrop Beatrice Wilkins MARCH SH TZ$ Lucky stars burned brightly on that memorable night when, true to the reading of the horoscope, Tau Zeta Phis found sweet pleasure offered them in bounteous measure. They were lucky too who escorted the fair ones into the Hall of the Parish House in Burlington that was to be the scene of the sorority ' s festive rites. The clever charm of Miss Heatwole as toastmistress, the candid humor of the honor guest, Dr. Snuggs, as he admitted the fifth birth- day of his speech, the merry remarks bounding from table to table punctuated with spontaneous laughter carried the joy of the occasion ever higher and higher — even to the realms of Stardust and lingering dreams of happiness complete. TZ I MEMBERS SENIORS— Helen Barney, Esther Hoppenstedt, Margaret Walker. JUNIORS— Evelyn Boone, Louise Brendler, Margaret Chason, Sara Fowlkes, Sara Hook, Hilda Heatwole. SOPHOMORES — Nancy Butner, Verna McGougan, Bobbie Morgan, Mar- garet Smith, Blanche Wagoner, Bessie Wilkins. FRESHMEN— Edith Brannock, Helen Dailey, Robah Stimson, Virginia Yancey. ESTHER HOPPENSTEDT MARGARET WALXER EVELYN BOONE LOUISE BRENDLER MARGARET CHASON SARA FOWLKES SARA HOOK HILDA HEATWOLE NANCY BUTNER VERNA McCOUGAN ROBBIE MORGAN MARGARET SMITH BLANCHE WAGONER f - ■t r ■ 7, v -- T ' • . ■Hii I ,- I HELEN DAILEY BESSIE WILKIN5 EDITH BRANNOCK ROBAH STIMSON VIRGINIA Social Science Club An interesting picture of the present European situation was pre- sented to the members of the Social Science Club and visiting history students on the night of March 26, when Mr. E. K. Rowland, super- intendent of the Burlington schools, spoke in the Society Hall. For the basis of his lecture Mr. Rowland drew on his fund of knowledge gained while overseas during the World War, and his illus- trations were taken from actual experiences met with at that time. He dwelt on the development of war-time attitudes among the Ger- man people when the Army of Occupation entered Germany. Their expectations, he said, were only what the Allies might have anticipated had the situation been reversed. " Evidently, the same fellows who wrote oui propaganda made up theirs too. " The crux of the whole affair, he pointed out, was that out of such conditions of misery, mental and physical — even to actual starvation — came men of the power of personality and of the calibre of those who are in the drivers ' seats in present-day Germany and Italy. The speaker was a clever portrayer of people, an able raconteur and buffoon, when the need arose. He played on the emotions of his au- dience skillfully, and they responded well. He used no technical words, no " exquisitely non-committal " diplomatic phrases. He easily made himself understood by the least astute. Altogether, the hour was a pleasant one. C. A. HUGHES. JR. A. W. NELSON ITK Iota Tau Kappa gazed on life throiigh rose-tinted glasses on the night of April 4th. Surely the glamour of those lovely creatures whom they had asked to share this banquet with them, the smooth perfec- tion of the evening ' s program of toasts, the iridescent beauty of the O. Henry ' s famed ballroom, the tantalizing rhythm of Lew Gogerty ' s orchestra must have been gifts of the gods. Then, for extra measure, the Fraternity presented the novelty of Bill Minsky ' s floor show to its guests. Ray Cannon proved a toastmaster suave and witty — -typically northern in his manner and accent. Brothers of bygone College days and brothers of today. Iota Kappa had a banquet which will grow mellow in the reveries of those of us who sat your tables for four, who marvelled at your gay conversation, who experienced rare pleasure when you told us the night was ours. ITK MEMBEBS B. E. LEDDEN APRIL 4th C W. RUDD R. T. THOMPSOI ••IW j Pr W. E. NEWSOME P. F. BRICCS R. C. CANNON J. M. CHESHIRE a L. FARREU R. FOWLER A. A. CREENWALD H. HENDERSON E. M. MONTEFALCO M. H. WRIGHT D. E. YARBROUGH APRIL 11th AYK Following a prelude of cocktails served in the Faculty Parlor, Delta U ' s embarked on their Magic Carpet for Greensboro, the O. Henry Hotel and the diamond-shaped banquet table in the Venetian Blind Ball Room which set the stage for that event of events. As Miss Rhodes rose from her chair graciousness and poise extended their welcome with her. To the Sorority ' s gala night, music brought surging rhythm; mirth brought gay laughter; sis- terhood brought warm kinship; speech brought lightly-serious banter; beauty brought riotous color of flowers and gowns. But these were not Delta U ' s most prized guests, you who were escorts and honored friends — it was you who gave the eager re- sponse to our festive mood that hit the spot. REBECCA SMITH MARCELLA ACKENHAUSEN MARGUERITE BLACKMON NANCY CADDELL EDYTHE ERNST INA FUTRELL SUE GALLOWAY SARA NEESE MARTHA SUTTON FRANCES ANDREWS VIRGINU CONYES AUREUA FUTRELL MARGARET GALLOWAY EMMAUNE RAWLS ATK MEMBERS SENIORS— Esther Cole, E 1 m i n a Rhodes, Rebecca Smith. JUNIORS — Marcella Ackenhausen, Marguerite Blackmon, Nancy Caddell, Edythe Ernst, Ina Futrell, Sue Galloway, Sara NeesCj La Verne Porterfield, Martha Sutton. SOPHOMORES— F ranees Andrews, Virginia Conyes, Aurelia Futrell, Mar- garet Galloway, Emmaline Rawls. FRESHMEN— Frances Boland, Julia Dameron. FRANCES BOLAND JUUA DAMERON The Comniercial Club APRIL 13th It is the purpose of the Commercial Club to bring to its personnel contacts with the business world. In the spring semester lectures and demon- strations were given by business men and by spe- cialists in office appliances. Members of the Club were also permitted to acquire, through actual use, a working knowledge of the mimeograph, dic- tating machine, and other office equipment. On Thursday of the last week in April the Club, divided into groups, observed " office field day. " Each group visited the most up-to-date and completely equipped offices in Greensboro. The home offices of the Jefferson Standard Life and the Pilot Life Insurance Companies were visited on this inspection tour. There the most modem equipment and appliances were observed in use. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of th trip was the opportunity to observe the business atmosphere in which a well-organized and efficient staff works. After this visit, the term " office-manners " lost its abstract quality and became a meaningful and practical factor in the thinking and behavior of the prospective executives and secretaries who make up the Commercial Club of Elon College. A serious attempt is made within the group to inculcate those traits of ethics, tact and courtesy which wiU enable the student to conduct himself cooperatively in any business office, large or small. Officeks and Membebs of the Commebcial Club J. Howard Cates, President. Mary Lois Stranghan, Secretary and Treasurer. Mrs. Sae Craft Howell, Department Head and Faculty Advitor. Zenobali Bass Lon Vina Brann William Capps Margaret Corbett Willie Dildy Sam Foushee Martha Heritage Rebecca Ann Holden Lila Fields Haghes Ross Ingram Lester James Virginia Johnson Beverly Johnson Rebecca Mason Gladys May Zella McNeill Henry Morgan Dorothy Paige Catherine Patton Mattie Pickett Emmaline Rawls Edna Rives Frances Robbins Melvin Robinsou Louise Royals Joaquin Silva Mae Simpson Elna Staunton Mary Lois Straugha: Jessie Mae Tingen LUa Mae Webb Cooper Whitfield Advanced Commercial Club The advanced Commercial Class Com- posed of students who had completed the preliminary course in Secretarial training took advanced work for the second year ' s course. The class of four girls reviewed the theory of Shorthand, had advanced dictation, transcription and shorthand reading. Their goal for the year was to be able to take and transcribe accurately dictation at the rate of one hundred and twenty words a minute. These advanced commercial students also had the oppor- tunity to take academic work. The Secre- tarial Class was under the supervision of Mrs. W. W. Howell and Professor C. C. GuUey, head of the Business Department. Advanced Commercial Club Annie Louise Baynes Laura Mae Holt Bertha Lamm Geraldine Mangum Mary Alice Sloan 1. Old Rocking Chair ' s Got Em. Yeah Chair! 2. Who ' s Been in Mama ' s Pantry ? 3. Esquire 4. Love Thy Neighbor 5. Bend . . . 6. Down . . . 7. Sister . . . 8. Wharf Rats 9. Love in Bloom 10. It ' s Warmer Inside 11. . . . and Haw Beach 12. The Long and Short of It 13. Brickhouse 14. Hi, Toots! 15. Blah . . . Blah . . . 16. Seats of the Mighty 17. On the light fantastic toe Phipsicli MAY 15th The fifteenth of May has come in, lads and las- sies of the Staff. Today we subject our book to the test of student approbation — oh, cruel dissect- ing table! Ended is the avid search for the split infinitive and the out-of-focus picture! But a merry time it ' s been thus far and so will continue in this, our last fortnight here. A jeer we will call an accla- mation and a frown, a grimace made in jest, my hearties. Let us be reminiscent a bit. First we were elected (a most logical way to begin such illogical rever- ies). Then ' mid lamb chops and sales talk in inter- mittent but potent doses, we candidly formed con- victions determinedly disinterested. We boldly signed contracts for this and that ingredient, which ingredients we ' ve since had jolly times blending with only an occasional explosion, believe us. ■ chins caught a lift i minds a peculiar - and yon. Over th where anc we could tures hithi But when our friends Mr. tographer suggested irrationt were clever. We doubted our of actually believing in our to the prosaic idea of annuals first packing case of models Staff Brain with their suggest: as hackneyed and drab. Very likely casual observ drastic ritual had transform( that all nd pic- Pho- Printer and Mr, ility of the brain, we insanity to the point own idea as opposed 3. After digesting the without tainting the we dubbed them wondered what normal person into that from saled chip of editorship with the fringed nerves. It was four days of that " typical-pose " photog- raphy — first stages of Elon " annualitis " when stu- dents emerged from the chrysalis stage beautiful imprints on paper. Then we decided that for everyone to give pic- tures for Christmas was the idea, so for weeks we inveigled innocents into ordering, thereby stimulating pens and variety. (No doubt one of our sins). Most fateful idea! For it took months to inveigle afore-mentioned victims into paying. In fact, we ' re still at it. In further truth — we in- advertently gave some of those pictures ourselves, it seems — ole, not reluctantly. Never ! Christmas holidays, farewell forever. Most ob- noxious occurrence — that Beelzebubish printer, who had wooed for our contract, deserted inoppor- tunely — alack-a-day — and for holiday amusement we contacted the substitute run in by the Press. Gone Bermuda, gone Fifth Avenue, gone the talks and form, gone the thumb-express: ever present our version of skiing through the holidays on the " Popsicle Book. " January moons and, in the day, January gales while procrastinating femininity still practices photography in a tortuously deliberate manner on briefly-clad and strangely shivering " Baskettears " under a wan sun. No doubt it was chill too. But so were the editorial hands — ' most as stiff as on that holiday morn when they attempted snow scenes in the still precipitant atmosphere. Then we assayed the persuasive arts. The tapes- try must have the warp of words to intersperse the woof of pictures. We coaxed the evasive verbiage but to no avail, so we forsook the hunt and betook ourselves in chase of typically posed groups professedly of club variety. More fringes on the Staff nerves ensued. It was indeed a moment of ultra-melodramatic intensity when frail maidenhood discovered her- self in the midst of twenty-five large-sized units of manhood (termed, collectively, a fraternity) compressed within an area of as many square feet — (words fail!) They had firmly determined not to; she very much wished them to. They did! Nobility, thy habiUt is man. Back again we ' re on the trail of articles, articles, endless fabrications of them — big ones, little ones, grinning ones, long-faced ones, concrete ones, vague ones. Hunting was good at noon and -at midnight. Spring holidays and students gone, the tracking of the writings goes on. Between waves of inspired writings such events as midnight " snacks " and miniature naps for the typist were the order of the moment. Then Ye Editor with the precious sheath tucked neath her arm is off to Charlotte in a swirl with annals of lore. She remains your Elon College correspondent. Rebecca Smith. Phipsicli Staff Editorial Rebecca Smith Lanson Granger Esther Hoppenstedt Edythe Ernst Isaiah Sears Marcella Ackenhausen Paige Holder Business Luther Boyd Daniel Jones William Reid Leon Lasser L. E. Smith, Jr. Laura Mae Holt Esther Cole UTHER C. BOYD Business Manager MAY 16th o L- H i H H j H Bh 1 ■fli iin H PI Ki „ . H jjH j H r If P 1 1 » ' 9 l nH B . H Maroon and Gold Elon College Elon College, North Carolina Bill Cooper Edythe Ernst. Staff Editor-in-Chief Co-Editor Editorial Staff Paige Holder Managing Editor Elmina Rhodes Sue Galloway John Collyer Sports Editor Gretchen Sedberry Social Editor Dolly Sledge Co-Ed Editor -Asst. Man. Editors Leonard Dowdee L. E. Smith, Jr. J -Joke Editors Business Staff Dr. H. L. Snuggs Faculty Advisor Reporters Oliver Cook Emmanuel Hedgebeth Esther Hoppensteadt Jordan Sloan Hatcher Story Bill Reid Pearl P. Paris Marion Boyce Typists Marcella Ackenhausen Laura Mae Holt Esther Cole ? ■ Baseball Though it is early for anything definite at this time the prospects for another winning baseball club for Elon are bright this season, with eight promising and experienced lettermen back in uni- form and a host of new men on hand. Only two positions lack monogram men this sea- son. Paul Roye, veteran receiver, returns to do the catching; Captain Mike Briggs, star southpaw hurler, and Webb Newsome, veteran righthander, are back to do duty on the mound; Paul " Lefty " Cheekj one of the greatest little diamond artists ever to play for an Elon club, will be at first base ; " Wimpy " Fowler, letterman, at second; Howard " Smitty " Smith, at short; and " Wheel " Barrow and Hoke Smith in the outfield. A large number of new men have joined the squad this season, however, and several of them show promise of giving the veterans a run for their positions. Lester James, a freshman infielder, who showed promise on the basketball court this sea- son, is making a strong bid for the vacancy at third base this year, while Clifford Wentz, a freshman righthanded hurler, shows great promise of becom- ing a regular member of the pitching corps, and two freshmen outfielders from Greensboro, Ralph Greeson and Joe Hardison, are fighting for out- field berths. Ben Bullock, a first sacker who will likely be shifted to an outfield berth, Calvin Brant- ley, a good prospect for a position behind the plate, and Amos Shelton, another Greensboro out- field star, are also making strong bids for positions and should find places on the squad. The club has shown considerable power with their stick work and should make up for a lack of reserve pitching strength by some heavy hitting. The 1936 schedule will include games with some of the major nines in this section. Games are booked against Springfield, Duke, Georgetown, Wake Forest, George Washington, the Chatham Blanketeers, and Quantico Marines, in addition to the regular members of the North State confer- Elon ' s Baseball Schedule The list of games for this year will include eight home games, two in Burlington, and one in Greens- boro. Eleven conference games will be played. The complete schedule follows: March " 23 — Springfield College at Elon. March 24 — Springfield College at Elon. April 1 — Duke University at Burlington. April 3 — Chatham Blanketeers at Elkin. April 9 — High Point College at High Point. April 10 — High Point College at Elon. April 13 — (Easter Monday) Guilford College at Greensboro. April 17 — Georgetown University at Elon. April 18 — Wake Forest at Burlington. 21 — Guilford College at G uilford. April 24 — Lenoir-Rhyne College at Elon. April 30 — High Point College at High Point, May 7 — Catawba College at Salisbury. May 8 — Lenoir-Rhyne College at Hickory. May 9 — Lenoir-Rhyne College at Hickory. May 1 1 — George Washington University Washington, D. C. May 12 — George Washington University Washington, D. C. May 13 — Quantico Marines at Quantico, Va. May 14 — Quantico Marines at Quantico, Va. May 16 — George Washington University Elon. Denotea North State conference games. at at at DICKENS Assistant Manager 4«T u y Fowler, 2nd b MAY 16th Tennis After going through a very successful season during 1935, Elon College ' s tennis club plans an even more ambitious sched- ule for 1936. According to the promising early season prospects, the local racketeers should enjoy another successful season. Winning a total of 15 matches while los- ing only two and tieing one during the 1935 season, the racket swingers should be equally successful during this season. The club will, however, have a tougher time of it as this year ' s schedule includes one of the stiflFest set-ups ever to be arranged by a local net squad. Manager Eugene " Chiefy " Lankford and Coach Daniel " Rusty " Jones have signed up a slate of games that will pit the locals against some really stiff opposition and carry them on some outstanding road trips. Four of the veteran lettermen from last season are returning together with two freshmen that show promise. " Rusty " Jones, Arthur Greenwald, L. E. Smith, Jr., and Captain George Taylor are the ' monogram men returning; John Dickerson and " Gene " Malbon are the two freshmen prospects. Four new courts, located be- tween the campus wall and the high school, just off the campus proper, have been pro- vided, and are in good shape for the open- ing of the season. This year ' s schedule will include matches with Duke, Wofford, Furman, South Carolina, Erskine, Davidson, Wil- liam and Mary (Norfolk Division), N. C. State, St. John ' s, Westover Country Club of Norfolk, Va., Army, Richmond, Hamp- den-Sidney, Lynchburg, Washington and Lee, Roanoke, and Wake Forest, in addi- tion to the regular conference foes. LANKFORD Manager Tennis Schedule for Spring, 1936 March 24— Wofford at Elon March 26 — Duke at Dorham March 27 — Lenoir-Rhyne at Hickory March 28 — Catawba at Salisbury March 30 — Wofford at Spartanburg March 81 — Furman at Greenville AprU 1— U. S. C. at Columbia April 2 — Erskine at Due West April 3 — April April April 8— April 14 — Appalachian at. Elon AprU 16 — High Point at High Point April 17— Guilford at Guilford 6 — Catawba at Elon 7 — Davidson at Davidson AprU 18— Willi! and Mary, Norfolk on, at Elon April 20 — Guilford at Elon April 21 — High Point at Elon April 22— N. C. State at Raleigh April 23-25- — State Championship at Chapel HiU April 27— St. John ' s, Brooklyn, at New York April 28 — Lafayette at Easton, Pa., (Tentative) April 29 — University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia April 30 — Army at West Point May May May May May May May I— St. John ' s apolis College at An- 2— William and Mary, Norfolk Division, at Norfolk 4 — Westover Country Club at Norfolk 5 — Richmond University at Rich- 6 — Hampden-Sidney at Hamp- den-Sidney 7 — Lynchburg College at Lynch- burg 8 — Washington and Lee at Lex- ington Roanoke at Salem May 11 — Furman at Elon May 13 — Lenoir-Rhyne at Elon (Tentative) May 16 — Wake Forest at Wake Forest Denotes Conference Game. JONES GREENWALD DICKERSON SMITH MALBON TAYLOH, Captain utii f w ' V l PK HI E IjI mL • BV JB c I ' 2??p,J|i ■Oli e E I 1 ijft m r mMv H w HB ■ ' i iil{ pU|L H 2i- ' |ju|! 4h il BBii Bl Q Saturday, 7:30 p. m. The Elon Players presented " Mr. Pirn Passes By, " a comedy by A. A. Milne, as their contribution to the festivity of the commencement season. With outbursts of mirth a responsive audience followed the somewhat involved plot concerning the affairs of Olivia and George Marden, hus- band and wife, and the threatened reap- pearance of a person named Tellworthy, Mrs. Marden ' s first husband who is pre- sumably dead. Mr. Pim disastrously says that he has met a Tellworthy on board ship. The Mardens are alarmed. George ' s niece, Dinah, and a Brian Strange, dis- liked by George ' s aunt. Lady Marden, supply the love-interest. For a time chaos reigns, but Mr. Pim passes by and rec- tifies his mistake. The important Tell- worthy is dead in truth; Lady Marden gives her blessing to the ingenue pair and all ends happily with George hanging the curtains which he had denounced so ve- hemently. Notable was the portrayal of Olivia and generous was the laughter which greeted the character role of the Aunt. The play ' s production was a commendation for the stage-technique which the Players have de- veloped. Sunday, 11:30 a. m. Dr. Charles Meyers Preceded by the processional march of the choir, the Seniors in mortar boards and gowns filed into the Auditorium. As they stood in reverent silence the realization that this was their final Sunday morning service as students at Elon College seemed to surge through the audience. The music on this morning was exceptionally fine. The anth .m was " Hail Gladdening Morn " by Wopd and as the offertory, Miss Helen Chamblee, of the Muaic Department, sang " The Omnipotence " of Schubert. The speaker. Dr. Charles Meyers of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, delivered a learned address of advice to the graduates. Dr. Meyers ' sermon was full of the knowledge of one who has seen and understood life to its best ad- vantage. The Recessional hymn was one of great beauty, and on leaving, congregation and Seniors felt that they had been spiritually uplifted. Sunday 4:30 p. m. Unusual musical talent and skill was demonstrated at the Vesper recital pre- sented by the students of the Music De- partment in the Whitley Auditorium. The varied program, consisting of organ, piano, voice, and violin selections, was of a su- perior nature. Helen Barney ' s interpretation of Cho- pin ' s A Minor Concerto and Oliver Cook ' s rendition of Rachmaninoff ' s Second Con- certo, with the orchestral accompaniment played on the organ by Professor Dwight Steere, Head of the Music Department, were presented with the usual artistic skill characteristic of these two musicians. Alyse Smith contributed two organ selec- tions. Starlight by Karg-Elert and Scherzo by Vidor, to the program. Representing the voice department were James White, tenor, and Esther Cole, so- prano. Mr. White sang the Recitative and Aria, and Every Valley Shall Be Exalted from Handel ' s Messiah. Miss Cole ren- dered Jugal ' s Lyre. Mr. Caskey ' s interpretation of Wie- niawski ' s Romance from 2nd Concerto combined a depth of emotional feeling and superb musical skill for violin. MAY 87th Sunday, 8 p. m. The graduating class marched into the Whitley Auditorium to the playing of the processional march. During the invocation by the president, the entire graduating body stood reverently as the earnestness and sincerity of the prayer conveyed the importance of that hour of worship. The choir rendered an anthem: He Watching Over Israel from Elijah, President Smith delivered the message of the evening. As always Dr. Smith ' s ad- dress was marked with challenge and in- spiration to those who were soon to be graduates of Elon. At the conclusion of the service, the class filed out of the auditorium as the organist played the recessional march. MAY SSlh Monday,, 10 a. m. Desiring not to follow the customary and stereotyped class day program which had been characteristic of many previous graduating classes, the seniors of ' 36 pre- sented a diversified program that typified the spirit of the class. Work and play alike were emphasized as the theme of this presentation of student life on the campus. Charles Holmes, president of the class, presided and explained the theme of the program. Two speakers, Lanson Granger and Millard Stevens, portrayed the " work phase " of Elon life. Lanson gave actual animation to the scholastics at Elon, re- viewing the progressive evaluation of studies in the liberal arts during the past four years. Millard in his interesting man- ner, presented a resume of extra-curricu- lar activities on the campus. The program was turned to a more joy- ful vein when the play life of Elon stu- dents was portrayed in various sketches given by members of the class. Becky Smith, Bill Cooper, Helen Barney, and Oliver Cook, all at the same piano, per- formed in grandiose style, " Seven Varia- tions on a Classical American Theme. " Charles Holmes at the two-manual organ, formed from the hard-worked fingers of Tank Nelson, Bdl Cooper, W. W. Howell, Lanson Granger, Millard Stevens, Aubrey Todd, Oliver Cook, and Tommy Rosser, made music of a startling variety. Aubrey Todd in his inimitable style did caricature sketches of students and professors, all of which were sadly life- like. Bill Cooper performed with his fifty- two piece orchestra, presenting to the guest audience, hitherto ignorant of his virtuosity, a new interpretation of orches- tral unity. The four-part singing of Becky Smith, Esther Cole, Helen Barney, and Esther Hoppenstedt entered the realms of har- mony unexplored by even the expert study of our own Dwight Steere. Elmina Rhodes and " Shag " Lilley danced, each in an individual fashion. Such was Elon ' s work and Elon ' s play for these Seniors and their portrayal of the two phases of college life was readily entered into by the audience of friends and relatives. Monday, 4 p. m. The Fine Arts Club exhibited its work for the past year in the Fine Arts Studio between the hours of four and six. Included in the exhibit were samples of the craftsmanship of the several de- partments. The children ' s class showed drawings, block- prints, basketry and clay models. Elementary painting in water colors were a feature of this class. The exhibit of the industrial arts class consisted of school projects graduated according to the pri- mary grades. The display of hand-painted China numbering several hundred pieces, demonstrated a varied technique and subject matter. The fine arts class exhibited tapestries, draw- ings from still life and from life, charcoal studies, copies of old masters in oil, and various composi- tions in water-color. During and after the exhibit, tea was served. Fine Arts Class Members: Elizabeth Apple, Kathleen Carter, Mrs. J. L. Foster, Aurelia Futrell, Beverly Hayes, Jean Hook, Mrs. W. H. Holt, Lilly Home, Laura Howard, Holt Hunter, Florence Olga Kivette, Mary Frances Martin, Albert Mastro, Margaret Messick, Rose Messick, Sophia Powell, Emmaline Rawls, Boyd Sharpe, Edward Shoemaker, Dur- wood Stokes, Sam Shoemaker, Mrs. Arthur Tate, Billy Tjerrell, Julia Woodson. Monday, 7:30 p. m. Monday ' s program was brought to a close as the graduates and friends heard the Elon Festival Chorus present Haydn ' s The Seasons. Miss Helen Chamblee, so- prano and Mr. Arthur Steere, baritone, were ably supported by a strong chorus. Tuesday, 10 a. m. Alumni Day, always a gala and festive occasion on the calendar of commence- ment, was celebrated with the spirited joc- ularity and fellowship characteristic of this day. At eleven o ' clock Tuesday morn- ing the alumni of the college assembled in the Whitley Auditorium to begin formally its annual day of celebration. Mr. Atkin- son, president of the alumni association, presided. The Elon Singers presented several musical numbers among which were the " Echo Song " , " O Mistress Mine " , and " The Sleigh " . Doctor H. Shelton Smith, professor of religious education at Duke University, and an outstanding Elon alumnus, was introduced as the speaker of the occasion. Dr. Smith ' s message, delivered with timely and forceful emphasis, presented an in- centive to the alumni. The annual barbecue luncheon proved to be the usual delightful feast. Old friends once again rejoiced in the fellowship which recalled college experiences. Here and there about the campus could be seen classmates of former years heartily re- lating the reminiscences of days once spent at Elon. The business meeting which followed was marked with an intensity of enthusi- asm and interest. The progress of the $250,000 campaign being conducted by the George W. Williams Company was discussed with ardor. This most significant phase of the day ' s session revealed an eagerness on behalf of the alumni to do their part in advancing the interest of the college. Tuesday, 5 p. m. The alumni were the guests of President and Mrs. Smith at a garden party. Re- ceiving with the host and hostess were representatives of the classes of ' 96, ' 06, ' 16, and ' 26. Girls of the Junior class served. Tuesday, 7 p. m. The Elon Band gave their annual open-air con- cert under the direction of Landon Walker. Selec- tions played included Schubert ' s Marche Militaire, Depper ' s A Japanese Sunset, Meyerbeer ' s Coro- nation March from The Prophet, Dear Old South (melody) as arranged by Lake, and Auf Wieder- sehn from the Blue Paradise by Romberg. The set- ting with Whitley Memorial Auditorium as the background was enhanced by myriad Japanese lanterns swinging overhead. The Band Band Members: Landon Walker, Leader, George Alcock, Kelly Baker, Wayne Bowman, Lawrence Cameron, Helen Chamblee, Oliver Cook, Richard Fogel, Walter Fonville, Harold Hilburn, Donald Hamilton, Alexander Lineberger, William Loy, Latham Ray, Eunice Sledge, Sidney Taylor, Emory Waldrop, Rudy Willman, James White, Drayton White. Tuesday, 7:30 p. m. The Alumni Exercises held in the Whitley Auditorium featured Dr. P. E. Lindley, Dean of High Point College, who delivered the address. Immediately following the lecture, the alumni met in the rotunda of the Alamance Building where the procession formed for the alumni march. Around the campus and onward to the banquet hall they marched. Here, at that joyful gathering, with Oscar Atkinson, performing the duties as toast- master, the Seniors were initiated in the role of alumni of Elon. Another day of festive celebration was brought to a cli- max. MAY 30th Commencement Exercises Wednesday, 10:15 a. m. Hon. Cameron Morrison On Wednesday morning the final exercises of the forty-sixth commencement took place in the Whitley Memorial Auditorium. The academic pro- cession of trustees, faculty, candidates for hon- orary degrees, the choir and the Senior class pre- ceded by the marshals, started in the rotunda of the Alamance Hall and wound slowly up the walk past the O ' Kelly Monument to the auditorium. There, after the invocation, the choir sang " He Shall Give His Angels Charge " from Men- delssohn ' s Elijah. " ■ ' The literary address was delivered by the Hon- orable Cameron Morrison, ex-governor of the state of North Carolina. The candidates for the A.B. degree were called. One by one the graduates ascended the platform, heard their certificate of graduation read by Pres- ident Smith, and, to the applause of the capacity audience, resumed their stand with the class. There followed the presentation of Certificates, the awarding of Bibles to the graduates and the con- ferring of the honorary degrees. After leaving the Auditorium, the new Bachelors of Arts received the congratulations of the many friends and well-wishers who had come together to see them leave one of the happiest periods of their lives. I ; ri :j V .w wm Calendar Foreword College isn ' t all study; not even the faculty thinks so. With that great truth in mind we have gathered as much collegiate by-play as seven Elon-bred minds could ferret out, and we here- with submit to the student body, and others who may be inter- ested in the doings, scandalous and otherwise, of various and sundry persons of this institution of learning. The year was started auspiciously (?) enough by a new Dean of Men. He took freshman week — call it " hell " if you please — in hand, and produced a week in which the mighty upperclass- men were all sugar and cream (outwardly) to the kids, who retaliated by sending members of the class, both sexes to paint the town tank. See Pluto on the scientific method of leaving a dormitory under cover of darkness or anything else. The first football game was the crowning point of one blonde ' s career (so far). Her " number forty-seven " became a byword, and a thrilling talisman. Poor Abbitt ! The various games, espe- cially those in Virginia were during the cold weather. Witness the rumble seat scamps of Hulvey and Brickhouse. (Imagine Brickhouse cuddling.) Then too, not content with watching a ball chased up and down a field, Becky Smith and Harkema played Catch along the highway. Did they lose the balli ' — -The Catawba game was interesting, not only because of the score, but for Elon parade in the fair city of Salisbury, and the enter- tainment at the Walser establishment later. . . . Martha Heri- tage ' s hair started the school year at Elon brown. Has she grown yellow, or gray waiting for the man, or is it just the interest in her grades? Remember the night that the blaze of unknown origin was greeted with howls of glee by the whole student body, including those who left West Dorm on French leave? A thrill- ing celebration, although most of the interested parties were said to be in Burlington. Ladies Hall really does deserve mention, too . . . Gertie ' s trapdoor and hand-made ladder bring up our gleanings on the Hauptmann case . . . Then the ghost who made white tracks all the way up two flights of stairs. The nightly game of " lights out " was a feather in the caps of the residents, but Inspector Hoover (Dean Haynes to you) soon caught up with the racke- teers, and brought them to justice. B. O. was given prominence when water became scarce in the do rms. It was the battle cry of hordes of home-sick freshmen, who, strange to say, conquered . . . The mighty John Collyer became " Buggs " after certain witnesses heard his slightly dis- jointed, but forceful lecture to the poor little bug who wanted to sleep in his bed. We don ' t know yet who occupied the bed that night. (My money is on little bug.) The Sigma Phi dance proved to be his Waterloo, for he couldn ' t find anyone sympa- thetic enough to be his " Daisy " . Speaking of bugs, our noble president, after three years of immunity, finally was nipped, and then inoculated by the most active insect of the Elon campus. Dean Messik has a new son. . . . Edythe Ernst won the popularity contest which nobody knew about, with Inky and Esso running close seconds. Those two quadrupeds were the pinch hitters for two basketball men in the sweetheart parade when said basketball men ' s lady-loves, Porterfield and Hoppenstedt, strolled them (Inky had to be per- suaded with sausage) across the stage. Don ' t Kernodle and Ephland have dreadful luck with their cars? The vie in the drug was a knockout until it stopped making any money for the proprietor of that establishment. You would ask why . . . Hallowe ' en was a startling time here this year. Instead of the usual mess found the next morning, the campus was as clean as the proverbial snow. The reason: a dance and a masque ball, so to speak. Slight impairment of the Dean of Men ' s office was efficiently righted, and some good-hearted girls lessened the havoc found in Dean Haynes ' room. The word dancing brings up a host of memories, too. Think of the Saturday night affairs, where the stags elucidated on the respective female merits instead of dancing; and that affair of affairs, the Sigma Phi dance, was the bugbear for a few fresh- men girls for about a week after. The punishment didn ' t take, however, for boy-crazy girls do exist in this age of enlighten- ment. Even in North Carolina, snow comes about every three years. This year, the snow was marvelous for the Yankees, who on the spot formed a Polar Bear Club, and, a Palm Beach Club. Their object, to all outward appearances, was to catch pneumonia. They did have a deep, dark purpose, however, in appearing in white flannels, white linen coats, and whatnot. Camouflage against their enemies tnay have been the incentive . . . The snow made many otherwise dignified people lose their dignity. Witness the prim heels of the president of the Student Council, as she grovelled at the feet of Bill Cooper. Dr. French also received his share of the beautiful blanket of nature — down the neck. The choir has some singers, but East Dorm contains some hopeful amateurs. Joe Hilgreen ' s group, aided and abetted by L. E., got them an alcohol lamp for a campfjre, and proceeded to serenade West. The sound of a window on the west end of the first floor made them scamper. Murphy ' s excess baggage can move if there is stimulus enough. So can Leon Lasser ' s. The troubadors on the tennis court were a little more lucky (Dean Haynes was too far away). They did accomplish their purpose, if that purpose was to keep Ladies Hall awake until the wee hours . . . And speaking of fire, the inmates of West expected, or hoped to be murdered in their beds, when they were awakened by a report and a crash of broken glass. One young lady (she is a lady) acting perhaps under the same impulse as a gangster ' s moll, extinguished her candle with a " WOOSSHH " , clearly heard in the next room. The appalling truth after that night of terror was that there was some freshman, apparently with a complex, who had had the audacity to attempt to invade that holy of holies, with a fire cracker — and we were all keyed up for at least a case of burglary. The flu struck Elon in February and one Monday morning Buggs had it. Dean Haynes, in the absence of Miss James, stuck a thermometer in his mouth. It registered. Thereupon, the good lady sent him pills to cool his fevered brow. (She took not into consideration that well-known weakness of Mr. CoUyer.) The C. T. I. Club, a well-known and long-established institu- tion, has in its membership most of the youthful (. ' ) women faculty. Harkema and Prior take turns with them . . . Wonder if Prior feels embarrassed in the presence of four such females. We know that Wazzle is phased by nothing, and that French is able to defend himself. Becky Holden, for a time, was an honorary member of the Student Council. Thank goodness, she reformed. Even the Council likes a little variety . . . Lyons, otherwise " Babe " , bummed to New Jersey for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bet she got some good rides . . . They even elope around here. Dot Berry followed love ' s call, and two young lovers have started for that fair isle, Cuba. So what. ' ' Murphy succumbed to the charms of a Danvillite, and, strange to say, gave her a bad two or three days. He was successfully eluded by even her . . . We now know the name of the mystery girl. So do you, so why bother about it? . . . The duck that landed in Sara Neese ' s lap one night in the library was the very essence of unexpectedness. She yelped, and so did the duck. The premiere of the Elonians was an event of some sig- nificance. They did well . . . Sledding was good last winter. See several Delta U ' s for the particulars ... In the minds of the faculty, Hilgreen ' s behavior at the mock beauty contest was disgraceful . . . Rebecca Did what, or did she. ' She ' s still trying. We mourn the passing of those famous booths at the drug store; Sue and Hap were the chief sufferers. However, the bookstore is a pretty good place to talk of woes, and sundry things . . . The faculty loves coffee, and do they gossip. But, some well-informed students really should set the poor souls aright . . . Granger goes to Greensboro for his committee meet- ings (committee of two) .... Ask Laura Mae about the origin of the " pigmeat " ; Brantley should know; the poor little pig ' s tail presented by Shelton, caused her a severe tremor. . . . The Blue girl deserves a sentence all to herself for she matches the room; blue and gold are thrilling colors . . . The Outcast ' s Club boasts a large membership . . . The alumni of Elon show their goodwill in queer ways; witness the refreshment after the foot- ball banquet ... A tall Smith girl, given name Rebecca, was found in Alamance at the wrong time and place. . . Sara Virginia Hook wouldn ' t have her picture taken on a bicycle. Dignity. Truly actress-like, she fainted at the crucial moment in the picture- taking . . . Seven boys called at Graham, and after a lengthy visit and devouring of chicken, they left. We really do study, but we also must have some way to re- member the senseless things we do in one year . . . They are building a new arbor, for which we are again thankful to the powers that be. Produced by THE LASSITER PRESS, Inc. PRINTERS - LITHOGRAPHERS Charlotte, N. C.


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