A Happy Vacation
Xo Each And
All Elon Students
MAROON AND GOLD
And Rest Of I.uck
To All You
„ ELON COLLEGE. N. C. —
Elon To Hold Sixty-Sixth Annual Commencement
TUESDAV. MAY 32, 1956
^iiipus Actors Appearing
In Shakespearean Comedy
LEAI)IN(; I IGI KES IN ( OMMOCFAIEM EXEK ISES
Magic enchantment run rampant
ia" Shakespeare's "The Tempest,
which had its initial performance
hv the Elon Players in Mooney
Chapel la.t night. The Players will
reueat the play tonight and will
present it on Saturday mght
j.'the climax of the annual Alum
ni Day program of commencement
The Shakespsarean comedy,
wiiich was presented agamst an
unusual and stylized stage setting,
feature; a special program of mu
sic typical of the period, arranged
and played by Prof. Jonathan
Sweat in the style of the harpsi
chord. The music is presented
both as a prelude and during the
In tlie featured role of Pros-
pero, right Duke of Milan, is Wil
liam Watson, of Sanford, with
Anne Stoddard, of Braintree,
Mass., appearing as Miranda, the
Dukes daughter. Other outstand
ing roles are by Prof. Clyde Mc-
Cants. as Caliban, earthly spawn
bf devil and witch; Roger Rush,
of Burlington, as Ariel, bird-like
spirit made servant to Prospero;
and Chuck Oakley. Prince of Na
ples, who shares the romantic in
Other members of the east are
waiiam Walker, of Durham, as
Antonio, usurper of the Dukedom
of Milan: James Sheppard, of Haw
River, as Alonso. King of Naples;
John .MeadOAS. of Jackso.'.v.L'.i. a.
Sebastion, traiterous brother to
Alonso; Orville Light, of Spray,
as Gonzalo. a kindley lord; Lee
Chaney, of Concord, as Trinculo,
the jester; and Ben Barr, of Taft-
villt'. Coiin., as Stephona, the
orunken butler. There is also
chorus of eight dancing girls.
Tne play revolves about the ex
periences of Prospero and his
daughter, cast ashore on a desert
island after he loses his dukedom.
While on the island Prospero’s
pov er as an enchanter, enables
hiir. to subdue Caliban, son of a
witch, and Ariel, chief spirit of
Piots . and counter-plots ensue
when Antonio, evil brother of
Prospero. is blown ashore on the
desert island with a group of
friends, including the King of Na
pies and his traiterous brother
and noble son. The happy ending
comes when the noble Prince fells
in love with Miranda and favorable
breezes blow the entire party back
to Italy. Adding much to the ef
fect of the play is the stylized set.
created under the direction of Bo
R'.ddle. of Burlington.
Seven Elon College student;!
were awarded trophies, at the Elon
Players' annual banquet on May
11th for outstanding work in stur
dent dramatic productions during
the 1955-56 college year. i
The campus ' Oscars" for the,
best leading roles this Sear went
to William Watson, of Sanford, for
his performance as Ben Hubbard
in “Little Foxes." and to Margaret
Sharpe, of Bear Creek, for her
role as Regina Giddens in the
Also from the “Little Foxes"
production were awards for major
supporting roles to Eugene Har
rell, of Suffolk. Va.. who played
the role of Horace Giddens. in
valid husband of Regina; and to
Helen Gilbert, of Burlington, who
was the fluttery and timid Birdie
A fifth award to the “Little
'oxes” cast was to Roger Rush, of
Burlington, who played Lee Hub
bard. This was for a minor sup
porting role. The other award for
minor supporting performance
Collejje To Conclude Year
With Three-Day Program
To Be Guests
The key figures who will participate in the sixty-sixth annual cjmmencement program
College are pictured above again H a background of the beautiful new McEwen Memorial Dmmg
Hall, which is one of three n^w buildings just being completed on the Elon campus. The ne:w din
ing hall will be used for the first time when the annual Alumni Day banquet is h^ld on Saturday
night. The speakers pictured include the Hon. Walter Judd ^‘«ht), congressman from Mi^-
esota who will deliver the address to the seniors at the graduation exercises on Monday mormng
May’23th; Dr. John Mackay (>wer right), president of Princeton Theological Summary wl«
a minor supporting performance preLh the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday morning, Mey 27.h; ana
went to Dorothy Apple of Burling- tom center), of Burlington, well known physician and surgwn and member of ^lass 0 ^
ron who was the iLlady in “Out who will deliver the alumm addr ..s at the annual banquet on Saturday mght. May 26th. Dr. Leon
of ’the Frying Pan.” j e. Smith (bottom left), president of Elon College, will direct the 1156 commencement program.
The “Oscar" for the best stage
jet design went to Norman Riddle,
of Burlington, who designed and
built the set for the Player show
ing of “Dial M for Murder."
The Senior Class of 1956 will
he honored guests and will be for
mally welcomed into the fellow-
;hip of the alumni on Friday even-
mg of this week when the, Elon
College Alumni Association will
join with Dr. and Mrs. Leon E.
Smith in sponsoring the annual
commencement reception, which i5
,set for 8;30 o'clock In Alumni
All alumni of the college are
urged to attend this reception and
•ia.ice and thus help welcome the
new graduates into the alumni
ranks. It was point.id out this week
that it had been impossible to
.send invitations to every alumnus,
but individual invitations were
sent to the senior class members,
to the faculty members, to the
board of trustees and to the mem
bers of the reunion classes.
Dave Brown and his Orchestra
from Raleigh will furnish the mu
sic for the occasion, and a spe
cial and traditional decorative
.scheme Is planned to transform
the huge gymnasium into a place
of gaiety and beauty. In keeping
with the custom of recent years,
there will be a special figure in
Neiv Buildings Open For W eekend
Dr. Walter H. Judd, congress
man from .Minnesota, who was at
one time a medical mis,sionary,
will be the baccalaureate speaker
next Monday morning. May 281h,
when Elon College closes its sixty-
sixth annual commencement pro
gram with the presentation of di
plomas and degrees to the Class
The graduation exercises, set
for 10;30 o'clock Monday morn
ing, will climax a commencement
program which will get undorway
with the annual reception and
dance for the seniors in Alumni
Memorial Gymnasium at 8;3()
o'clock Friday evening. At that
lime President and Mrs. Leon E.
Smith will join with the alumni
in honoring the graduating sen
iors,-who will be formally induct
ed as alumni at that time.
Members of eleven graduating
rla ;ses will hold reunions on Sat
urday of this week, when the an
nual Alumni Day program is plan
ned. Classes which are to gatlier
back on the campus are those
which graduated in 1901, 19U6,
1911, 1916, 1921, 1926. 1931, 1936,
1941, 1946 and 1951
The Alumni Day program Sat
urday will open with breakfast
gatherings of reunion classes to
be served in Society Hall on the
third floor of Alamance Building,
followed by a picnic luncheon on
the South Campus at 12;30 o'clock.
Mirri.tr wxii « ->k'- . ,■ t
which the seniors will participate.' The annual business meeting of
during which the class will have
Us induction into the alumni or
ganization. Indications this week
were that many old grads will re
turn to the commencement
Sigma Mil Places Campus Lights
The Sigma IVIu Sigma, campus first vice president; Bob Orr, Bur-
service fraternity which is a Ma- lington, second vice president;
sonic affiliate, maintained its tra-1 James Biggerstaff, Burlington, re-
dition of service this spring when cording secretary; Guy Lambert,
it sponsored the placement of four, Newport, R, L. corresponding sec-
new campus lights on the North, retary; Donald “cDa"'®*'
Campus. The lights were placed ville, treasurer; Bobby Johnson,
with the cooperation of the phy-! Burlington, guide; Carl Burke, Bur-
sics department. ’
The Sigma Mu has also been j BurUngton, chaplam, and
active in preparation of a new Ryals. Dunn, athletic manager
traternity room beneath the Stu- A recent issue of Azure. Sig-
dent Union in the basement of ma Mu's netional magazine ls now
Mooney Building, both Pr>iectsl on the library shelves. It Usts Dr.
moving forward under the leader-1W. M. Brown. Sam T. Webster.
=hip of Bob Bergman, of Uncas- both of the Elon faculty ^nd staff
ville Conn., who has recently been among the national officer, of the
elected president of Sigma Mu ] fraternity. Bill
Other officers named include | Elon graduate, is also a naUooa
Ronnie Bergman, Uncasvile, Conn., | officer.
Dflogalfs At Workshop
The new dining hall and the new
girls' dormitory will be used for
the first time during the coming
commencement weekend, accord-
dng to plans announced this week
by President Leon E. Sntith. He
also stated that the new boys’ dor
mitory will be completed, by mid-
June and that all three buildings , ...gen.souru. ...
would be open for alumni inspec- ijjgtance by faculty members who
tion during commencement. j jj^ect the activities of the two do-
The McEw«n Memorial 1 .,artments.
Hall, which has been complete tor Representing the Home Econo-
Groups of students in the fields
of home economics and secretarial
?cience represented Elon College
at two recent workshop meetings
held at Woman's College in
’reensboro. accompanied in each
alumni will be held that afternoon,
following which all visitors will
be invited to tour the new dor
mitories and the new dining hall.
Other Saturday features will be
a concert on the campus by the
iilon College Band and an open
house in McEwen Memorial Din
ing Hall to honor the family of
the late J. H, McEwen. The an
nual alumni banquet is to be held
in the Social Hall of the McEwen
Dining Hall at 6 o’clock, with Dr.
John Robert Kemodle. of Burling
ton. member of the Class of 1935.
lIUlll. I'ttjrvs — = as the “Alumiii Orator.” The out-
Margaret Recoulley, of Elon Col-1 alumnus of 1956 will be
1 n,-!inor 'announced at the banquet. After
to aid the local program
The Elon Commercial Depart
ment sent four student delegates
to the second annual Secretarial
Worshop at Woman’s College, in
cluding Becky Murdock, of Dur
ham; Faye Waynick. of BurUngton; |
some weeks, will be the scene in
its second floor social roims of
the annual Alumni Banquet, which
mics Club and the Elon home ec
department at the statewide Home
rnrnics Workshop as student
i-uc — X -- • •TnmiCS YYUllusiiufc/
will climax Saturday’s portion of ^giggjtes were Marie Weldon, of
[ho r'nmmrf'nnemerit prosram. At wilm-i lUnrffaa. of
;,he commencement program. At
that time tribute will be paid to
the late J. H. McEwen. Burling
ton IndustriaUiit, in whose memory
the new dining hall was i,jmed.
iContiauea on Pago Fouri
^ouuburg, and Wilma Morgan, of
Burlington. They were accompan
ied by Mrs. Mary Butler, who
heads up the home economics pro
gram on flie campas. AU reported
that excellent ideas were received
lege; and Otis Stultz. of Draper.
They were accompanied by Mrs.
Frances Longest, who teaches
commercial subjects. They heard
(interesting talks in regard to the
Certified Ptjbftc Secretary organ
ization and plans for improving
the profesional standing of secre
tarial work. The theme for the
workshop was “Striving for a Wi
der Knowledge of the Affairs of
>ergniaii. uiiuaa*•! ■■
IXrGE^OUP to graduate with class of 1956
the banquet the Elon Players will
present Shakespeare’s "The Tem-
pe.st” in Mooney Chapel.
A full program is set tor Sun
day, May 27th, when Dr. John
Mackay, president of Princeton
Theological Seminary, will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon in Whit
ley Auditorium at 11;30 o’clock.
The annual vesper recital by out
standing music students is set for
4 o’clock that afternoon, followed
by the singing of Faure’s “Re
quiem" at 8;30 o’clock that night.
The graduation exercises, set
To Elon Group
James F. Latham. Burlington at
torney, took “Pressure Groups”
as a subject in addressing Dr. H.
Cunningham’s Elon College
class in American National Gov
Dealing with the origins, objec
tives and tactics of pressure
groups, Mr. Latham cited his own
experiences while working in the
natiocal campaign headquarters of
Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and also
while associated with Senator W.
Kerr Scott’s campaign.
He pointed out the conflict of
interest which sometimes con
fronts a legislative official as a
fesult of costly campaigns for of
fice, and he advanced the inter
esting idea the private contribu
tions tor campaign funds should be
Prohli*ted and that campaigns for
national office should l>e financed
by the government j
Another large group of seniors
will receive degrees and diplomas
from Elon Coldge in the Class
of 1956 and will move into the
ranks of Elon alumni after the
sixty-sixth annual graduaUon pro
gram, whic?! is to be held in Whit
ley Auditorium at 10;30 o clock
next Monday morning. May 28th.
\ tentative list of th£ 1956
graduates has been released from
the office of Miss Hezel Walker,
college registrar, but the list is
subject to change as a result of
final examinations this week, and
it cannot be regarded as final.^
The group expected to receive
diplomas next Monday is larger
than that of last year, and the
class roll of 1956 will be sweUed
stiU larger by a large group that
is slated to graduate et the sum
mer commencement in August.
Seven states and one foreign
country are represented in the
ranks of the prospective gradu
ates in the Class of 1956. North
Carolina claims more than three-
fourths of the class, with Virgiaia
ind South Carolina ranking second
and third. Other states include
Massachusetts, Kentucky, Dela
ware and Michigan. The foreign
country represented ts Jordan.
The seniors expected to grad
uate are as follows—
Carolyn Abernathy, Graham.
George Aldridge, Yanceyviile.
Warren Allen, Hurt, Va.
Cecil Bailey, Elon College.
Nancy Bain, Burlington.
Luther Barnes, Portsmouth
Robert Baxter, Burlington.
Gwen Beck. Burlington.
Golda Brady. Ramseur.
Carlisle Brandon, Burlington.
Clay Brown. Mt. Sterling, Ky
Albert Cale. Windsor.
James Calhoun. Norfolk. Va.
Barbara Carden, Burlington.
Phil Carter. Liberty.
Quincy Carter. Burlington.
Pat Chandler, FayettevUJe.
Doris Chrismon, Elon College.
Hugh Citty, Reidsville.
Anita Cleapor, Burlingtao.
Stephen Cole, Burlington.
Shirley Cox. Elon College.
William Dixon, Greensboro.
Sara Dodson, Elon CoUege,
Jack Garb«r. »f Cadillac,
njich., who is iwefMdent of the
CJa.« of 1956. wUl guide hw sen-
lor mates throueh the weekend
Robert Dunlap, Pelzer, S. C.
Terry Emerson. Lewes B’ch, DeL
Henry Flythe. Graham.
Lacy Fogleman. Greensboro.
William Frederick. Norfolk, Va.
John Fuquay, Yanceyviile.
Jack Garber. Cadillac. Mich.
WilUam Ginn. Mt. Pleasant. S. C
Max Hall, BurUngton.
Graham Heath. Burlington.
Virginia Hester, Roxboro.
Homer Hobgood. Oxford.
Grace Holt. Elon College.
Ted Isley. Burlington.
Virginia Jennings. Moravian Falls
Betsy Johnson. Fuquay Springs.
Billy Faye Johns«3n. Burlington.
Dan Johnson. Sanford.
John Johnson. Fayetteville.
Margaret Johnston. Tryon.
Patricia Jones. Graham.
Richard Keziah. Burlington.
Laila Khury. Ramallah. Jordan.
Jimmy Kincaid. Greensboro.
Kenneth Lambert. Norfolk, Va.
William Lasley, BurUngton.
Doris Lind.sey. Luray, Va.
John Littiken, McLeaasviUe.
Judith Longest, Graham.
Nanette Matchan, Charleston,S,C.
MeryJe Mauldin, Winston-Salem.
Jack McFayden, Greensboro.
Mary Mitchell, Hillsboro.
Revell Morrison, LeaksviUe.
Furman Moseley, Columbia, S.C.
Edgar Murray, Elon College.
Alton Myers. Lexington.
James McPherson. Snow Camp.
Cfeorge NaU. Burlington.
Louise Parker, Spencer, Mass.
Dalton Parker, Suffolk. Va.
PoUy Payne. SwepsonvUlfi.
Odell Payne. Gibsonville.
Ann Puckett. BurUngton.
Rex Roberts. ReidsviUe.
Bobby Robertson. Burlington.
Lois Luke. Elon College.
Bob Smith. Leaksville,
Jerry Smyre, Guilford College.
Margaret Stafford. Fayetteville.
Ann Stoddard. Braintree. M»ss.
Shirley Strange. BurUngton.
Marjorie Sutton, Elon College.
Nick Theo.s. Charleston, S. C.
Nick Thompson. BurUngton.
Marie TomUnson, Swepsonvillc.
Marie Weldon. Loulsburg.
Ray Whitley. Winston-Salem.
Thomas Woodwara. Greensboro
Garron Wooten, Raieigh.
Jo Ann Wright, Burlington.
Curtis Voung, Dnfliam.
for 10;30 o'clock Monday morning,
will mark the formal conclusion
of Elon’s 1955-56 session
Danieley To Get
Dr. J. E. Danieley, Eton's dean
of students, will be on leave of
absence during the coming 1956-
57 college year for teaching and
research at Johns H»pkins Uni
versity in Baltimore, Md. he will
be a guest professor this summer
at the University of North Caro-
Ima, where he reeclved his Ph.D.
two years ago. He has been on
the Elon faculty since 1946.
Dr. Danieley’s research at Jolins
Hopkins will be done in a.ssocia-
tion with Dr. A. H. Corwin on
Chemistry of Porphyrins, the wwk
being on a $5,500 feUowship grant
from the petroleum industry and
administered by the American
Chemical Society. He ha.s been do
ing research here this year in the
cyclobutanc field under spHi.sor-
ship. oif tl)e Research Corporation,