A Happy Vacation
To Each And
All Elon Students
MAROON AND GOLD
And We’ll See You
At Elon Whrn
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Elon Plans Sixty-Third Annual Commencement
]SEW ELON ANNUAL
The 1953 edition of the Phi
psi Cli made its appearance on
the campus last night, and
throngs of students flocked into
tb? Jiii?ine's office to pick up
ti :r anuals, wliich appeared in
an attractive cream and maroon
The annaul. edited by David
Crowle, of Glenolden, Pa., used
a “foot prints” theme, record
ing the foot prints of the stu
dents as they moved tlvrough the
The newly revised Student
Co\.:r.nient Constituticn for tlie
Elon College student body, which
Ims been under consideration of,
a special constitutional committee
I'oi- more than ten weeks, was ap
proved l>y ths students yesterday
in a special election, and since
receiving their approval it will be
submitted to President Leon,E.
Sn-.ilh and the board of trustees
for final ratification.
The constitutional committee
embodied the proposed changes
ui "Twenty Points,” w^ich were'
approved by the Student Legis
lature in special meetings on Mon-j
day and Tuesday of last week. The
legislature at that time authorized
the election this week by the stu
The major changes included in
the revised constitution make day
students eligible for the piesi-
deiicy of the student body and
ako provide for a special student
council and honor council for the
night .students. Other provisions
clarify the matters of scholastic
standing and probation rulings for
eligibility for campus offices.
Matt Currin, chairman of the re
vision committee, pointed out this
week that the group represented
a cross-section of various groups
among the students, and that all
provisions were approved by a
majority of the committee, with
no attempt made to cater to spec
Other members of the commit
tee in addition to the chairman
were Ray Euliss, recording secre
tary, Jo Ann Newman. Robert
Phelps, Woody Stoffel, Jolin Truitt
and Ronnie Black. Faculty ad
visors were Dean D. J. Bowden,
Dean Alice Black, Dr. Ferris E.
Reynolds and Prof, Jason Sox.
OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS FEATURED AS El ON CLOSES COLLEGE YEAR
i. ■ f i i
SUMMER I ERM SE F
TO STAR! JUNE «
The 1953 summer school will
sret undei*way at 8 o’clock on
Monday mornhi.q:, June 8th. ac
cording to an announcement
from Dean D. J. Howden, wliich
gives a full two weeks of rest
l3 students and faculty meni-
bers who plan to return to the
campiLs for summer work..
The summer school will, as
usual, offer two six»weeks terms
the first term ciiding on Fri
day, June 17th 2;.id the second
term heffinninff on Monday,
July 20th. The summer work
will close Friday. August 28th,
witU the regular 1953-54 college
sear opening Tu‘sday, Septem
At Class Banquet
The General Alumni Associa
tion played host to the merabors
of the Class of 1953 at a banquet
in the college dining hall on
Thursday evening May 7th.
Koyail Spence, Jr., of Greens
boro, of the Class of 1941 and a
former president of the alumni or
ganization, presided over the gath
ering, which attracted a total of
about 70 persons, including 53
members of the senior class.
Speaker was M, L, Patrick, of
High Point, of the Class of 1924,
v;ho spoke on “Loyal Participa
tion in Alumni Activities. Also
speaking briefly were President
Leon E. Smith for the adminis
tration, George Colclough for the
board of trustees, and Prof. A. L,
Hook for the faculty.
Alumni Secretary Carl Woods
presented John Truitt, Jr,, senior
president, witli a one-year mem
bership in the alumni association.
Similar membership cards were
also presented to all members of
the senior class.
Targett To Edit
Maroon And Gold
Tom Targett, a rising junior
from Braintree, Mass., has been
named editor-in-chief of the Ma
roon and Gold for the forthcoming
1953-54 college year. Recently ad
ded to the staff of the paper in
tlie capacity of columnist, Targett
succeeds to the post held this
year by Matt Currin, of Burling
ton, who was editor this year.
Announcement is also made of
the award of Maroon and Gold
charms to Matt Currin, for his
Work as editor-in-chief; to Gary
Sears, 'sports editcr; to Mike
Rauseo, assistant sports editor;
and to Joe Brankley, circulation
manager of the paper this year,
Special mention is also made
*>f the excellent work of Lynn
fashion, editor-in-chief of the Ma-
cooD and Gold last year, who re-
'^6’Vtd his editor’s key at that
time, Cashion has continued ex
cellent work with the paper this
5'ear, Honorable mention goes to
Palsy Melton and Jimmy Rhodes
for their work with the staff this
The speakers who will keynote the sixty-third annual commence
ment program at Elon College are shown above, their pictures
et into the latest aerial view of the Elon campus. The .speakers
are .Senator Willis Smith (upper left). North Caiolina's junior
member of the United States Senate, who will deliver fiie com
mencement address on Monday Moi'ning. May 25th: Rev, Edward
W, W, Lewis (upper riglit), pa.stor of the United Congregational
Church in Norwich, Conn., who will deliver the baccalaureate ser
mon on Sunday morning. May 24 li: and Pm'. -J, C, Peele (I'jwer
left), dean of Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla., who will
deliver the alumni address at the Aiumni Banquet on Saturday eve
ning, May 23rd, Dr. Leon E, Sm'itli (lower right), )>resident of
Elon College, will guide the coll ge through its 1953 commence-
Five Seniors Get (Graduate (Grants
Five of Elon’s 1953 seniors have
been awarded fellowships cr
pcholarships for graduate study at
five different in,stitutions, two of
the grants beiivg in the form of
Top award was a $1,500 gradu
ate fellowship in mu.sic awarded
Jimmy Rhodes, of Burlington, for
work toward a Master’s Degree at
Ohio University, He will work as
instructor in undergraduate music.
Another teaching fellowship val
ued at $1,850 was awarded to
David Starr, of Greensboro, who
will be an instructor in the De
partment of Chemi.stry at the Uni-
vei.''lty of South Carolina next
A graduate scholarship, valued
al $850, has been given by Duke
l!niversity to Bill Blackstone, of
i Jacksonville, Fla,, who will do ad
vanced work in philosophy.
Other fellow.ships in smaller
amoiints have been awarded Page
Painter, of Luray, Va., at Hart
ford Seminary, and to David
Crowle, of Glenoldea, Pa., at
Issued Last Week
The 1953 edition of the Colon
nades, student literary magazine,
was relea.sed on the Elon campus
la^ week in a new and attractive
fofm. The magazine, which in
cluded thirty - two pages, was
nrinted by the multilith process
fliis year, and the result was a
Curtis Welborne, of Green.s-
boro, was editor of the Colon
nades this year, succeeding to the
po.'t held last year by E. Engles,
Others on the staff were Ed John
son, of Elon College, a.s.sociate edi
tor; Johnny Bolt, of Burlington,
art editor; and Prof. John West,
Included in the contest were
four short stories, a number of
poems, two philosophical articles
and several pleasing illustrations.
Contributors, other than the staff,
included Wendell Trogdon, Bill
Blactstone, Walter McCraw, Mrs,
Bessie P. Sloan and an anonymous
writer by the name of Jinet For
College Will Close Year
With Three-Dav Pronfrain
United ;Statcs Senator Willis
Sn\it,h, NortJi Carolina's junior
member of the upper house of
Congress, will deliver the bacca-
i laureate address next Monday.
May 25th, when Elon College
: closes its sixty-third annual com
mencement program with the
graduation of 75 members of the
Class of 1953,
The address by Senator Smith
will close the sixty-third annual
\ commencement program for Elon
I College, which will ;'et underway
with the annual commencement
l)all on Friday night of ihis week,
at which time the members of the
■enior class and the alumni of the
college will be honor guests.
Members of eleven Elon gradu-
iting classes will hold reunions on
Saturday when the annual Alumni
Day program is planned,. Classes
: which wi'l gather baqk on the
,j campus include tiio.^e which grad
uated in 1948, 19‘>3, 19:58, 1933,
[l928, 1923, 1918. 1913, 1908, 1903,
11898 and 1893, Many other alumni
will choose Alumni Day on Sat
urday as an occasion to return to
the scenes of their student days.
The Alumni Da,v program on
Saturday will have a fitting pre
lude in the commencement ball on
The Senior Class of 1953 will I Friday evening, when dancing in
b( honored guests and will be | Alunnii Memorial Gymnasium will
formally welcomed into the fel-1 bo enjoyed by the assembled
lowship of the alumni on Friday alumni, students and faculty mem-
evening of this week when re- j bers from 8:30 o'clock until mid-
pi esentatives of the Klon Col-1 night,
lege Alumni Association will join j The Alumni Day program itself
li President and Mrs, Leon E, jwill get underway with meetings
Smith in sponsoring the annua! | of the reunion classes in the morn-
commencement dance which will \ ing, followed by a picnic luncheon
he held at 8:30 o'clock in Alumni jal 12:30 o’clock, and the spring
Memorial Gymnasium, j business session of the General
All alumni of the college are! Association to be held at
urged to attend this dance and; 2 o’clock in Whitley Auditorium,
help welcome the new graduates j Alumni Banquet, to be held
into the alumni ranks. I 6:30 o’clock in the college din
ing hall, will feature the annual
It was impossible to send special
invitations to every alumnus, but
individual invitations were sent to
each senior, to the faculty mem
bers, to the board of trustees, the
last year’s graduates and members
of the reunion classes,
Paul Bell and his orchestra, of
Green.sboro, will furnish the music
for the dance, and a special decor
ative scheme has been planned
to transform the huge gymnasium
into a place of gaiety and beauty.
Members of the senior class will
participate in a special dance fig
ure during the evening.
The dance opens the commence
ment season, and many alumni
are ex])ected to return to the cam
pus for the event.
LARGE GROUP TO GRADUATE WITH CLASS OF 1953
Another senior class will receive
diplomas and degrees and will
join the ranks of the Elon College
alumni following the 1953 gradu
ation exercises, which will be held
on Monday morning. May 25th. A
tentative list of 1953 graduates,
released from the office of Prof.
A. L, Hook, college registrar, in
cludes 75 names, but this list is
subject to change and cannot be
regarded as final.
The group is somewhat smaller
than the three classes immedi
ately proceeding it, but it must be
remembered that Elon now holds
a summer graduation each August,
at which time diplomas and de
grees are usually granted to about
thirty persons. The graduates who
finished last August would for
merly have finished with the Class
of 1953 and would have swelled
the total over the hundred mark.
The list of 75 graduating sen
iors, all of whom will receive
Bachelor of Arts Degrees, wiU
finish with major fields in several
different subjects. A break-down
of the ipajor subjects shows that
14 of the seniors will finish with
a major in Physical Education,
There arc 12 English majors
and 11 with a m.ajor in Bu.siness
Administration, There is one with
a double major in English and
History, the only one with two
The senior roll, as listed by Prof,
Hook, includes the following
Annie Laura Albright, Mebane,
Coleen B, Agnew, Haw River.
Fred Biangardi, Bay Shore, N,Y,
William Blackstone, J’ville, Fla,
Jane Boone, Burlington,
James Booth, Elon College.
Richard Brady, Ramseur.
Doris Braxton, Burlington.
Isaac Braxton, Burlington,
Albert Bryan, Clifton Forge, Va,
Fred Burmeister. N, Bergen, N,J,
Lynn Ca.shion, Sanford.
John Christy, Crafton, Pa.
Edgar Clawson, Fairmont, W. Va,
James Clybum, Charles, S. C.
Stephen Cole, Burlington.
Betty Comer, Steeds.
JOHN TRUITT, JR.
Jolui Truitt, .Jr., of Elc.l Cnl- j
lesre, is president of the Senior
Class of 1953. I
Nelvin Cooper, High Point,
David Crowle. Glendolden, PS,
Matt Currin, Jr,, Burlington,
Jo.seph Dur.so, Wayne, Pa.
Carolyn A. Ellis, Reidsville.
Ray Euliss, Burlington,
Rachel Garrison, Burlington.
Ernest Gero, Hatboro, Pa,
Sal Gero, Hatboro, Pa,
Lairron Guthrie, Burlington,
Don JIaithcox, Guilford College.
Robert Hall, Fieldale, Va.
John Hana, Baltimore, Md,
Robert Harned, Brooklyn, N, Y.
0,scar Holland. Clinton,
Sue Ireland ,Elon College.
Waybura James, Greensboro.
Walter Jenkins, Mooresville,
Edward Johnson, Elon College.
Pearlman Johnson, Burlington.
Edward Jones, Burlington
Richard Keeton, Danville" Va,
Terry Kelly, Norfolk. Va.
Dave Kennedy. Sanford,
Annie Kate Kernodle, B’ton,
Jane Kernodle, Elon College.
Benjamin Kirby. Roxboro.
Alan Knofla, Elon College.
Richard Levine, Riverdale, N.Y,
Robert Lewis, Wilmington.
Albert Ludwig, Baltimore, Md.
Joan Marshbum, Ram.seur.
Ann Malkins, Elon College.
Michael Moffo, W’bury, Conn.
■yono Mork, Baltimore, Md.
George Meena, Charlotte.
Jack Musten, Kerncrsville,
Wilburn McKinney, Engelhard,
Theresa McSwain, Kings Mtn,
Page Painter, Luray, Va,
Melviln Payne, Gibsonville. ,
Scott Quakenbush, Graham.
James Reavis, Burlington.
James Rhodes, Burlington,
Robert Rogers, Williamston,
Louis Rochelli, Wayne, Pa,
Charles Russell, Graham.
Betty Van Sharpe, Burlington.
Alvis Shelton, Reidsville.
Joseph Stanley, Graham.
David Starr, Greensboro.
Frank Steed, Asheboro.
Marjorie Stuckey, Graham.
alumni oration by Prof, J. C,
Peele, dean of Florida Southern
College at Lakeland, Fla. Peele
graduated with the Class of 1915.
A full program is scheduled on
Sunday, May 24lh, when Rev.
Edward W, W, T.,ewis, pastor of
the United Congregational Church
in Norwich, Conn,, will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon in Whit
ley Auditorium at 11:30 o'clock.
This will be followed by the an
nual vesper recital by the Elon
Choir at 4 o’clock and the presen
tation by the Elon Singers of
Brahms’ "Requiem” in Whitley at
8:30 o’clock Sunday evening.
The graduation day, next Mon
day, May 25th, will get underway
with the presentation of uiploMa»
ahd degrees to members (jf the
Cla.ss of 1953, followed by a lunch
eon for members of the Board of
Trustees and a tru.stee meeting,
which will be held at 1:30 o’clock
Monday afternoon. Dean D. J,
Bowden will present candidates
for diplomas and degrees, with
presentation by I’resident Leon E,
Hall New Leader
Of Spanish (Jul)
Sherrill Hall, sophomore base
ball star from King, is the new
president of the Spanish Club and
v/ill guide its work through the
coming 1953-54 college year. He
was installed by Dianne Maddox,
letirni gpresident, at a meeting
held at the home of Iris Malkins
on Tuesday evening, May 12th,
Other new officers installed at
the same time included Martha
Jane Lowe, of Hopewell, Va,, vice-
president; Marie Weldon, of Louis-
burg, secretary-treasurer; Carlton
John Truitt, Jr,, Elon College, i Langston, of Timmonsville, S. C.,
Max Vestal, Asheboro,
Arnold Ward, Burlington.
Theodore Webb, Rockingham.
Jeter Wilkins, Suffolk, Va.
program chairman; and Iris Mal
kins, of Elon College, reporter.
The installation session concluded
a very active year for the club.