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I am writing in regard to the edit
orial concerning racial prejudice in
the last' i^sLie of the Maroon and Gold.
I would like to state my views con-
cerrning tliis subject.
Racial prejudice is actually absurd.
Both tlie Negro and Jew are men
their bodies function similarly to the
of any other man. What then is the
actual diference which isolates the
Negro and Jew? It is merely the
color and physical structure. Add to
thi;. intolerance and bigotry on the
part of other?. Is this actually .my
reason to isolate a minority group for
Everyone knows that the “Jim
Crow Laws” operate in the South,
fl.'iny people are in favor of such
laws. Therefore, the rolution does no;
re^t in infoiming the people abou'
such conditions which they already
know exi t. Nor is tlie solution that
of ipassing legislation against the “Jim
C^ovv Laws” at the present time. To
r’s such la'vs woiild merely drive
T rial prejudice um:erground, which
'T even greater pathological con
The problem "iiich faces both the
f" - ’th pnd North is the education of
Vnth minority and majority groups,
r -lie'must r.ee racial prejudice in
rr' tionship to the whole. It is true
th t each component part makes the
vhole. tut is is the interaction of each
r TYiponert tiart that makes the whole.
I"' 9 can'ot isolate one part and then
t 11 God that HiT universe is imper--
*■ "t. Not until n’’e can see the whole
i ’'p able to criticize any part. '
"’herefore m'' solution would be
r -> of pvoVition The oeoi'sle must be
p ’ 'cated in a scientific manner. It
’ ’U take time. But then, has not the
Ne?ro risen to Greater heights in a
relatively short length of time in re-
lati(On*rhip to any other minority
The Nepro has 'a long and hard
fi^^ht ahead of him. T. for one, sym-
r>athi7e «Mth him grently, But I would
llVp to bn re.ali’tic about the situation
ard see it in the pro^^er light.
T. too. mny be criticized by both
si^Jes for my viev's; but I care less
v'hat others may think of me than
what I think of myself.
Many are hesitant about expressing
t’lc.i ■ views. poIiti'’alv, morally, relig
iously or what have you. for fear
t -of ivi- y-iii be disagreed with or
the ' ’’ill come in contact with
iivnler"'-ant criticism. Others
are in favor of certain reforms and
ne’-' ideas but k^er) their opinions
lnrl‘-ed awa''. Thcv are potentially
cspable of influence when their spirit
hn'-. been aroused.
In the last issue an editorial ap
peared expressing one person's opin
ion on ra.ce'gelations as he saw them.
I comrBfend his Statement and would
i (Continued from page two)
As everyone probably knows. Tom
my Fausttook the nuptial leap some
time ago. Let that be as it may; here
is to be reounted a sam;ple of his
uiaii and tiicjulations in this state of
Duiing a meeting of the fraternity
ji which Thomas is a member, every
thing was going smoothly with much
.'1 Jii hicjiiiig eonversatioii and the
usual good fellowship. Tommy seem
ed to be enjoying himself ini the arms
of male campaiuonship as a respite
from domestic strife, when cutting
through the hum of conversation cam®
a tentative, short blast from an auto
horn. At this. Tommy merely fid-
^jeied in his seat, but said nothing.
The meeting continued in order for
i: out ten- minutei. when suddenly it
ieemed that soinone had turned on
a riot alarm. The auto horn war
blowing continuously as if someone
.-.ere sitting on it. Aimid shouts oi
laughter from his good brothers,
Tommy stood up, sat down, stood up
again, and with a sick look on his
uaily happy face, bolted for the
doo,. and ran down the stairs. This
was the last we saw of him that night.
freedom, raise thy heavenly
Coing back to something mentioned
in this column last issue, Mary Brown
and Edna Burke maintain that they
have deduced the meaning of “N-R-
A from hints offered by a nuimber
of the lads. They have retaliated by
calling some of the boys “S-R-M”.
This has become a fad here at Elon.
We can hardly finish this wttnout
offering our congratulations and feli
citations to Aggie Vaughan for her
leat of attending our school for two
uccessive quarters. Many happy re
urns of the day, Aggie.
In this day of the elusive dollar
and leaping inflation, we offer this
tanza from “Contentment”, hoping it
iiir'ht bring some comfort:
“I care not much for gold or land!—
pi-,o rne a mortgage here and
Some bank-stock.—some note
Or trifling railroad share:—
I o'-.lv ask that Fortune senti
A little more than I shall snend.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmp'^
miin.-i- pvp.ejsion oa this e.-c-
tremely important question facing
Vmericans today. You may be one
•ho agrees with his views but who
’lave not made public comment on
A healthy situation will result if
there is a free flow of thought and
! clearing-up of much misunderstand
ing and prejudice found in the aver-
ir-e person’s mind. Further, a greater
harmony with the Negroes of our
country will be resultant, if there is
opportunity for the exchange of idea'^
and a working together for comma!
purposes. Only then will we realiz
how foolish we have been in thinkin?
of the Negro as “unequal”, incanabl
or any other impression we may havc
of him now.
C. Baxter Twiddy
(Continued from page one)
Student Art Exhibit here in May.
An exhibition of 32 water colors by
Winnifred Offord Long is being
shown here this week. Miss Long is
from St. Petersburg, l iorida. bne is
a prominent contemporary American
artist and has devoted much of her
tims to state and national, service . for
the advancement of fine American
Students interested in an editor
ship 01 one of the coellge publications
jhould submit their names to Profes
sor Dunlap during the next tnree
weeks. These names must be in at
.le time the lacuity aavisers ana
)ublications committee meets to pass
Th editor elected for the 1948-49
Maroon and Gold will take office in
the spring of tnis year and edit tne
last two issues, with the help of the
retiring editor and the sponsor. Tiie
Colonnades and the Phi Psi Cli wiil
equiie lio eiioi t uii lae pall ot tiic
new staffs during the remainder of
Friday, March i9, l54S
The Maroon and Gold, at the
behest of Dr. Bowden, utilizes tnis
' space to extend the compliments of
the administration for j»bs well done
by the several campus organizations
in their efforts to make the campus
a better place to live, and for their
activities which have manifested
themselves in many ways.
Th^ old idea of hoisting the Flag
each moi’nnig in the place provided
had become a mere memory, untii
one of the fraternities renewed the
activity; the excellent Christmas par
ty was sponsored by several organ
izations in unison and was, perhaps,
the most outstanding symbol of
school and Christian spirit to show
itself this year; the old sign supposed
to inform the passers-by of the name
cf this institution, no longer served
its purpose until another fraternity
saw the need and effected the reno
vation of the old board; and several
other of the im'provements so notice
able on the campus were an out
growth of the various clubs’ initiative.
PRESENTS IVIOZART Tiiio
The Elon College Lyceum Se,i
presented the Mozait Tr.o in Whitley
Auditorium on Tuesday, March 9. Tha
The trio was made up of Claire Well
man, violinist; Agnes Blafka pianist;
and Hendrick DeBoer, t nor.
“Mary of Allanda'e’ was the open
ing number on the program, followe 1
by “Clorinda” and “Lamento de Fed
erico”, all sung by Mr. DeBoer.
“Romance” and “A la Zingara”
wwe played by'Claire WeHman.
“L’ Attente”, “Bohemian Dance”.
“The Island Spell” "nd L'‘’zt'i “Rhap
sody No. 10” were the p'ano selection’
'^ea' tifully p’a' ed 1 y Agnes Blafki.
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