North Carolina Newspapers

Friday, March 36, 1948
Maroon and
Edited and printed by students of
Elon College. /
Editor - in - Chief John Watson
IManaging Editor .... Hal McDiarmid
Sports Editor Ed Mulford
Assistant Sports Editor.. Rocco Silec
Fraternities Lewis Lawrencc
Societ.v Editor Allene Stallings
Day Student Editor Max Storey
Photographer j|j Moss
Busir.e;s Manaeer Evelyn Moore
Circulation Manager. .. Dorothy Dowd
Ass’t Circulation Mgr. Martha Veaze\
Adviser r. l. Dunlap
Photographer Bill Duncan
Printer Jennings Berrj
Pressman. Worth Wombk
Ted Parker Jackie Gaskin?
Ed Nash. Phil Gearing, Meir Gabbay
John Gilliam, Evelyn McNeil
Election time is here, and we arr
wondering who the new officers wil
he. Along the same lines it would bf
interesting to know who our littli
“Wallace” will be this year, and a
approximately what time he will
s^'‘oop down upon us and deliver his
coup de tat. Of course, whoever de-
Fi'es to create another party has no
chance of the distinction that come?
being a third partyist, because
there are at least four on our campus,
^'ich a large number of p.irties could
dangerous were it not for the fact
that we are in a Christian school
where democratic principles reign
.'•upreme, and we know that where
demiocracy is the form of government
the will of the people prevails and
the right man is always elected. At
least, we have settled that and need
worry no more.
On a more serious level, feUow stu
dents. there are some who will prom
ise almost anything to get in office,
where they will have “The applause
of listening senates to command. ..”
Why, doubtlessly, someone will even
come forward with another camipaign
which promises to have telephones in
stalled in the dormitories. There is
no reason to believe them this time
nftci- having heard the same thing
for the prst several years. All we have
to base our judgments upon is the
character of the candidates for the
particular office. And with only that
wc can still do better than we have
on several other occasions. This year
let's be honest with ourselves and
vote for the candidate we think is
better qualified for the office. It will
pay off, and we can get away with
voting as we see fit with the secret
ballot system.
It’s Up To Us
Generally speaking, all of us have
ionc our share of griping—either to
mr roommates, other students, fac
ulty members, or, yes, even to the ad
ministration—concerning some of the
?xisting Elon statutes. We have lab
^led some of the prevailing regula-
'on=: as nett'’, unnecessary, and be
'ond comprehension.
Whereas we have the same privi-
to cnticizo others and the laws
they set forth, at the same time w(
-hoiild strive to seek out the reason
ableness behind those rules and theii
nossible justification. Granted thal
numerous rules are childish and un-
■ailed for, do our actions more often
than not warrant such rules? Are w
’'"■I and women, or are we overgrown
children? Judging frequently fron-
lur manners, our speech, our over-
dl behavior, and the cooperatior
vhich some of us extend or fail to ex
pend. I am afraid that our conduc'
oftentimes justifies the establishinf
and enforcing of such rules. We ofter
■nnnerate as little as possible; somf
of us cheat when we are assured wf
■vill get by with it: many of us fail tr
develop ourselves morallv and ment
lly, as well as spiritually: occasion-
'Iv we have no consideration foT
ithers; we ask. and yet, now and then,
we are unwilling to give.
Until we maintain some semblanct
^f adulthood, we cannot request nor
expect to be treated as adults. Thf
acuity cannot build up school spirit
■t is not capable of installing an hono
'.ystem without the students’ consent
and cooperation- it cannot instill per
ional pride and prestige into oui
Mves: its duty is not to I'jrovide wher
the individual is mature enough t
provide for himself.
In a democracy, man is governed
inly by those rides deemed absolut
ely necessary. However, in order to
Vep from being more strictly gov-
'“rned, we must show that we are capa
ble of governing ourselves. If we
don't learn to discipline ourselves
'.omeone else will discipline us. Wher
this state of self-discipline is reached
unity and harmony will replace dis
sersion and dissatisfaction—then. an
only then, can we feel free to request
changes and expect the changes t
To the editor -
Dear Editor:
I have been at Elon College for two
years and have never felt like put
ting my two cents’ worth in until now.
1 dislike this statement which appear
ed in the last Maroon and Goldv “A
last, however, we concede pene'',"!!'
that dear ole Elon has but one thiu{
wrong with it, and that is tlie people.’
Looking over Elon, I find oiUy twt
things I really love about it. One i'
the students, and the other, believe it
or not is the faculty. As you can see
this differs very much from the ide;
quoted above. I will not go into detai'
about the friendly feeling of the stu
'ients or in general one of the best al
round faculties in and out of the class
room. (They are quite human afte
\ou get to know them.) But now let’?
kick some of the faults we hav(
■ground a bit instead of covering them
ip with a lot of words.
In the last issue of the M and G, ’
I'ead about the great beauty of Klo
from the air. I don’t know about that
am not a bird, and I don’t know hov
I Hv a plane, hut let’s take a look a-
t on the ground. The inside of North
nd South dorms looks like a pig pen
'J know, as I live in North and hav.
friends in South.) From the back of
West, which people see from the high
way, it looks like a tenant house. Yes
the most beautiful building is the
new power house, which i.s acrosf
•■rom the campus where one can’t sef
ir appreciate it. Well, that’s about
'ill the time I have for this: we must
'o on.
Then comes the problem of being
ibout fifty years behind time. We
ion’t dance—we have ‘parties. But
that’s all right, girls, bpcau^e yo'i car
^tay out late tonight—till ten-thirty
(Affairs not only at other colleges like
Women’s College, but at high schools
last until eleven-thirty.) Are we :
bunch of kids or men and women"
I cross my fingers with this—out
new dining hall. Did you know it i*
?oing to be run cafeteria style? Well,
that’s what I hear, but I’ll bet you
this. You will still h-ave to pay for
every megJ whether you eat there r
lot. You will still get no choice o^
foods as a cafeteria should have
I'm not going to talk about the food
IS I guess my days are numbered no
To end this up, I have a few state
nients to make that are new. Did you
enow that, according to the last issuf
of the Maroon and Gold, South Dorn
low has hot water? (The Greeks hac"
it years ago, someone told me.) I will
also admit to the M and G that goin
through the halls and colonnades i
also find it very peaceful and am im-
nressed with its harmony. In fact, T
will go further and say that sometime:
find it quite dead.
I would like to go on getting thing:
off my chest, but I know I will havr
noiiCTh people down on me now; so
Your editorial on race relations re
minded me of a incident of my under
mind me of an incident of my under- ^ close with this-I am glad to se
..aauate days. A student at William 'Coach Mallory at Elon. He has
>,nd Mary College wrote a simular brought more unity to Elon than there
If all the automobile tires in the
United States w'ere piled one on the
top of another beside the Washington
monument, no one would be able to-
drive his car,
editorial and was forced to resign.
Evidently you have not been perse-
juted as she, so there may be some
■pi- for tnis old woild yet.
Congratulations on taking the first
step in becoming a starving reporter.
As long as you are sincere and cour-
.,eous ill your writing, people will
t duoiiciiue to the paiper, How-
T hear that there is now aij
>rsatz food made of paper. So — you
can have a royal feast upon your un-
I papers and your clear con
N. Keen, ex-reporter on s
(bankrupt paper
P.S. Were yon sincere ?
has been si,nee I came here.
I think we should thank Mrs. Stauf
fer for what she is trying to do
Whether you believe it or not, I think
she is fighting for the students, and
I take mv hat off to her.
I also want to thank the brave stu
dents who. though thev failed, tried
to get a band to play for a dance at
Elon in order to have at least one big
function on the campus during the
year. I am sorry if I have stepped or
anybody’s toes. I guess I am a bad
boy. You can get back at me in the
next issue of the Maroon and Gold,
how'ever. But if you do, I shall ask
for a reurn engagement.
Thank you for reading this, even
if you don’t agree.
Roses and Thorns
By llal McDiarmid
This week we introduce our ne
bantam issue to all our readers—an
to those who use it for wall paper
! 'II-- o|)oa my di.5sertation this
week I have chosen as the first ilun
for discussion, a grouip of young inci
—^well, most of them are on tht
oungish side of forty—who have
seemingly found an Eden here al
Sion. These lucky persons are tile
residents of the rural retreat, rusti
cally called Oak Lodge. To them
Oak L. is a home-away-from-home.
They welcome visitors to the Lodge
iiost cordially and have a pleasing
-ariety of the more entertaining
things to offer their guesLs. 1 was
first introduced to this hospitality
by one whose initials are P. G. Theic
etters don’t stand for Proctor &
amole. Iriends. I would like to com-
jliment these fellows who dwell a-
nong the oaks and extend an in
vitation to them to be my gaests at j
Sassafi'ass tea party the first Tuesday^
nter Christmas. Such congeniality
shouldn’t go unrecognized.
I would like to pause now for a
few seconds and give a dirty look to
the weatherman for consistently foul
ing up on his predictions this winter.
(By the time this appears in the M&
we'll probably be suffering from
^he heat).
A person who deserves praise is
?.’rofessor Deskins. This praise is due
or two reasons: first, for the thougt-
ulness he shows wherever the wel
fare of Elon is concerned. He rates
? gold star for his. work in helping
jrospective teachers to find suitable
positions u'pon graduation. His ad
vice is to be desired.
Arother virtue which Mr. Deskins
-losspsses is a generous heart. Many
students have ridden with him to
Greensboro after school is out for
the day, thus saving bus fare '
'he inconvenience one often exper
iences when traveling by bus. I
know I’/m not by myself in thankin';
the Professor for rides In the past.
Jonquils are in order for you. sir.
With this I bid you good people
“Adieu. Buenos Dias”, and have a
nice week-end.
Ed. note:
I wish, first of all to thank yo'i.
Jack, for the nice letter. This is not
meant for sarcasm, but to thank yo'i
for the contribution and the com"ii-
ment you have paid by findina ffii'U
It indicates that someone, af lea"*,
reads the unsigned articles on the o'^i
torial page. The column was desipneii
to be a medium for the cxpre.ssion n(
views and criticism. You and the ro t
of the student body are entitled to
space therein.
Along other lines, you have mv ad
miration and, I am sure, th.-it of the
people of Elon for the lo'’o '-on '■m’-
them all. I, too, love them in the so’isp
of loving one’s fellow men. but dou'it
if I shall becom° amorous ;d'oiit ts-'
thing. And about that statement you
disliked in the last edHoriai- “peo"iip”
iiS such a wide term that it em''^ra^f''
students, faculty, and everyone right
on down the line to the pi oge '’it'‘>r; of
this institution—in fact, everyone.
Therefore, when I said the trouble
with Elon was w'ith the people. I w^as
incere. However, v.'hat I write is
merely one man's opinion, and i,f I
feel that the sore spots you have men
tioned in the above letter are to be
blamed on people rather than on in
animate objects, such as bricks, coal
piles, and what-have-you, then it is
my argument, and I must stick to it
Jack Snyder until someone changes that opinion,

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