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ELON COLLEGE, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1948
Season Tickets Go On Sale For Players’ Productions
“U. s. foreign policy could be clar
ified by an understanding of Demo
cracy,” Attorney Robert H. McNeil,
Republican candidate for the state
Supreme Court said last week in an
address sponsored by the campus
chapter of the International Rela
McNeil, Republican candidate for
governor against J. M. Broughton in
1940, was substituting on the IRC
platform for Sim DeLapp, state Re
publican party chairman, whose ap
pearance was cancelled because of
In a discussion of the views of
the Republfcan party on interna
tional policy, McNeil insisted that
the fundamental issue was a defini
tion of democracy itself.
“Democracy,” he said, “is a Re
publican form of government ad
ministered by democratic process
es.” He added that in a democracy
a fundamental right is to be a free
While approving of a bi-partisan
foreign policy, McNeil aserted that
the mistakes of the Democratic ad
ministration during the war can
now be aired.
“Our statesmen were willing to
appease Joe Stalin,” he said. He
labeled as a “grave mistake” Roose
velt’s agreement with Stalin which
permitted Russia’s occupation of
Other mistakes of the administra
tion, according to McNeil, have
arisen in the treatment of territor
ies. He named the ceding of Po
land to Russia, and the withholding
from China of aid that would have
enabled that country to reclaim
Northern Korea and Manchuria.
McNeil said that there is no fun
damental difference between Dew
ey’s and Truman’s sense of what
should be done overseas, but there
i.e a difference in their methods.
McNeil, a native oi' Statesville and
an 1898 graduate of Wake Forest
College, has been practicing law in
Washington, D. C., for 45 years.
The speaker was introdU|Ced by
Mrs. W.F. Few of Durham, National
Committee woman from the state of
North Carolina for the Republican
party. Mrs. Few was introduced by
Prof. Earl Danieley, Retpublican can
didate for the Alamance County
Arrangements have also been
completed with state secretaries of
the Progressive and Democratic par
ties for the appearance of represen
tative speakers at Elon under the
sponsorship of IRC, according to an
announcement made by Elon’s IRC
corresponding secretary, Marshall
Efforts are now being made to
contact Col. Philip S. Finn, Jr., state
chairman of the States Rights Leim-
ocratic party, to secure speaker rep
resentation for the Dixiecrats.
The next IRC speaker will be
Miss Mary Price, state chairman of
the Progressive Party. She will ap>
pear Monday night, October 11, in
The Democratic party speaker has
not yet been determined, according
to Mace. It is hoped, he says, that
Gapu;: Waynick, state party chair
man, will be the speaker.
New Faces On Elon Squad Bring New Hope
Students Get Five Shows For
Last Year’s Price Of Three
Tickets Will Be Available
Monday In Rotunda Of Alamance
With season tickets going on sale Monday, Oct. 11, and with re
hearsals in full swing for the first of five productions to be given this
year, The Elon Players officially commit themselves to serve “the big
gest and best” theatrical fare the school has ever had, admits Mrs.
As long as they last, Mrs. Smith says, tickets can be bought at three
on-cam,pus sources. A table will be set up in the rotunda of Alamance,
each of the Players will have a limited number for sale, and they will
be on sale ai the business office.
1 Prices for the tickets remain the
■ — I same as they were last year, when
only three productions were staged.
Students tickets will sell for $1.80;
tickets for off-campus adults will
cost $2.40. Both prices include tax.
Veterans’ wives and the wives of
Are you acquainted with the newcomers on the Elon Varsity? Reading left to right,
they are: (top row) J. Wren, Jeff Davis, Harry Farmer, O’Dell Welbourne Len Green
wood, Branch Bragg, R. W. Heplar, and Frank Tingley; (middle row) Joe Erickson Bob
DiMarco, Joe Bryson, Dick Lee, Ed Watkins, Buford Andrev\^s, and Alvin Pate; bottom
row) Nelson Turner, Fred Paul, Bill Barger, Jack Spivey, Heinz Fruh and Sal Gero.
Two Freshmen not shown are Dick Buchanan and Roily Ellis. J. Wren is no longer
with the squad.
Contest For Students
Math Professor Coble A Busy Man;
Teacher, Farmer, Surveyor—Husband
Art Dept. Has
The Art Department’s first ex
hibit of the year ends today with
the final showing of oil paintings by
Grace Bliss Stewart in the Listening
Room of Alamance. Doors are open
from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., and
this evening after dinner.
Miss Stewart’s 15 paintings, all of
which were given excellent reviews
in New York City papers, have been
on exhibition since Tuesday. They
were sent on tour from New York,
where they were first shown, by
the Studio Guild.
According to Prof. Lila Clare
Newman, th^re are to be three other
art exhibits this year, in addition to
one or two showings of Elon artists’
Bom in Atchison, Kansas, Miss
Stewart has spent 10 years in world
'travel, circling the globe. She has
held eight “one-man” exhibitions in
New York City, with the last one
being held on 57th street in 1946.
Her work has been exhibited in
many of the most imiportant art
centers of the country.
The campus Science Club elected
officers for the year in a meeting
held Monday night, Sept. 26, ac-
'cording to an announcement made
this week by Prof. Paul S. Reddish,
The new officers are: Floyd
Boyce, president; Harold Wjlliam-
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Has Time For
By WILLIAM LIVESAY
Prof. Albert Coble of the Mathe
matics department here at Elon is
a man who believes in honest toil
and plenty of it.
In addition to holding the posi
tion of math instructor, he, with his
brother, operates a farm of 160
acres. One would think that such
a schedule would constitute a full
time job for one man, but Profes
sor Coble, somehow or other, is able
to find some spare time.
And what does he do in that spare
time? Does he relax with a cross
word puzzle or quietly count his
fingers? No, he tramps over hill
and dale surveying.
In the last few years. Professor
Coble has been associated in one
way or another with three different
branches of the Armed Forces.
Shortly afler receiving his A. B.
here at Elon, he returned to instruct
an Air Forces detachment, then sta
tioned here, in different phases of
higher mathematics. Later he went
to the University of North Caro
lina, and, while working for his M.
A., fell afoul of a group of Marines
who yearned for knowledge of math
Then came Uncle Sam’s greetings
to Professor Coble himself, and off
he went to don the Navy blue. Af
ter his stint with the gobs, he re
turned to Elon as a full-taime in
Until last winter, Professor Coble
was, to all appearances, a confirmed
bachelor. However, one of his dot
ing students introduced him one day
to a Miss Elizabeth Wall, a peach
right from Georgia. A whirlwind
courtship followed, and ere summer
had waned. Professor Coble waa
among the married. The man has
time for everything!
Harold J. Pope, a native of St.
Petersburg, Fla., is a new line coach
on the Elon coaching staff and in
structor in a service course of phys
Mr. Pope attended high school for
two years in New London, Conn.,
and finished high school in St. Pet
ersburg, Fla. He received his B.A.
degree at the University of North
Carolina, and is now completing
work on a master’s degree in physi
cal education at the University.
Before coming to Elon, Mr. Pope
was head coach in football, basket
ball, and baseball at Mt. Olive, N.
C. He spent three and a half years
in the Coast Guard during the war
as a Chief Boatswain’s Mate.
He lives now in North dormi
tory, but he and Mrs. Pope plan to
'move soon to a five-room bungalow
which is now being built. Mrs. Pope
is from Durham.
There is yet one other Pope —
“Butch,’ a daughter, age three and
Mr. PV3pe likes Elon, he says.
“Very nice school, and the eidminis-
tration is very hospitable. With
more enthusiasm he adds, “And the
prospects look good for the new
Elon has been blessed with a con-
noiseur of the spoken language of
Latin Aimerican, the Far East and
the Mediterranean. Mr. W. D. Ivie
who joins the language department,
is teaching three calsses in first year
Spanish and one in second year
Mr. Ivie is also known to his
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Mademoiselle magazine has open-j members will be admitted
ed its annual contest for CoUege ' student tickets.
Board members and its 1949 College production, “What a
Guest Editors. Life,” is scheduled for Nov. 11 and
College Guest Editors will be 12.
brought to New York City for four j Promising Year
weeks (June 6 through July 1) to i jn more ways than one. Mars,
help write and edit the annual Au- j Smith declares, this is The Players’
gust College Issue of Mademoiselle. | niost promising season. Member-
They will be paid round-trip trans- i ship of the organization is the larg-
portation, plus a regular salary for j gst it has ever been. With a larger
their work. number of workers, there is made
possible a ‘division of labor” im
possible with The Players before,
and, in part, at least, Mrs. Smith
more ambitious undertaking.
' Too, the expanded program for
the year offers The Players a traui-
ing broader in scope and a greater
dissemination of that training than
could be accomplished with a small
er group staging fewer productions,
Guest Editor, undergraduates must
be members of Mademoiselle’s na- justifies the group’i
tional College Board during the
1948-49 college year. Twenty Col
lege Guest Editors will be selected
from the College Board. They will
be chosen on the basis of three as
signments to be given by Mademoi
selle during the year .
This means that the first step in
becoming a Mademoiselle College | Smith declares.
Guest Editor is to join Mademoi
selle’s College Board now.
Interested coeds should see Mr.
Bruton for details about rules for
joining the College Board.
Thought Too Small
Players From “All Over”
No less than eight states are rep
resented on The Players roster this
year, and much of the talent is any
thing but green.
John Vance, an Iowa boy, has had
considerable experience in radio
work in Mason City, Iowa. Bob
Wright from Springfield, Mass., has
a background of experience with
The Civic Theatre there. Tony
Ferrar hails from New York, Miss
Joan Bolwell is from Rhode Island,
With only 19 members in the
band so far this year, Band Publicity
Director Andy Meredith this week
isued a plea for student musicians
to join the band. Interested students and there are other representatives
are asked by Mr. Meredith to come Virginia, West Virginia. and
to band practice Monday, Wednes- Carolina.
day or Friday nights at 7:00 o’clock. | It would seem that the Player to
Mr. Meredith expresed some anx- 1 watch this year is Robert Rubinet,
iety of the fact that the band, at its
present size, is unable to make an
impressive showing in football game
This year, Mr. Meredith pointed
out, band members are to be
awarded school letters, with stars
for each year beyond one served
with the band.
At a rehearsal held last week, the
Band elected officers for the year.
The new officers are: George Shack
leford, president; Jack Castle, vice-
president; Miss Charlotte Rothgeb,
secretary-treasurer; Andy Meredith,
publicity director; and Todd Femey-
Band members are: Bob Dalrym-
ple. Miss Charlotte Rothgeb, John
Amide, Andy Meredith, Newman
Byrd, Jack Castl», Todd Ferney-
hough, Morris .Prevette, Paul Shep
herd, Bill Kivett, Jerry Lea, George
Shakleford, Ray McKenzie, Miss Ro
berta Winstead, Miss Marie Knight,
Miss Penny Harmon, Jean Thomp
son, Miss Sophie White, Robert
Yost, and Miss Evelyne Moore.
another New York student. He is,
his co-workers say, “a find,’ a young
man “of natural talent.”
Mr. Rubinet has had experience
in public school dramatics and in a
church group. Not the least of his
marlcs of distinction, according to
his female admirers, is his resem
blance of Cary Grant.
Every year, awards are made at
the annual Players’ Banquet to the
year’s outstanding actor and actress
and to the outstanding supporting
actor and actress. Names of the
winners are inscribed on a plaque
which remains in the possession of
“Our having five shows this
year,” Mr. Smith says, “offers an ad
vantage to the Players and the
judges aUke.” The committee of fac
ulty members to serve as judges has
not yet been selected.
A final selection of plays to be
produced this year was announced
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