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Historical Society Will
Meet At Eloii April 26
The Historical Society of North
Carolina, with a membership that
includes the outstanding histor
ians and historical writers in the
state, will hold its regular spring
meeting on the Elon College cam
pus on Friday, April 26th.
The meeting of the group will
be held under the auspices of
Elon College and the college’s his
tory department, with arrange
ments tor the event under the
direction of Dr. H. H. Cunning
ham. Plans call for both after
noon and evening programs.
The two sessions of the histor
ians will be held in the office of
Dr. Leon E. Smith, Elon College
president, on the first floor of the
Alamam;e Building, with a din
ner to be served in the banquet
room of the McEwejj Memorial
Dining Hall.
In extending invitations to the
meeting, announcement was also
made that punch will be served
to the guests in the parlor of West
Dormitory from 3:30 until 4
o’clock as a preliminary to the
afternoon session.
Among the outstanding histor
ians and writers who will attend
are Dr. C. Crittendon, Dr.
Fletcher Green, Dr. Paul Green,
Dr. W. C. Jackson, Dr. Hugh Lef-
ler. Dr. Phillips Russell. Dr. Rob
ert Woody, Dr. Richard Walser
and Dr. Alice Baldwin, all of
whom rank high in North Caro
lina letters.
Special guests for the Society
at the dinner will be Dr. and Mrs.
Leon E. Smith, representing Elon
College, and Mr. and Mrs. George
D. Colclough, Mr. Colclough be
ing head of the Burlington Cham
ber of Commerce.
The afternoon meeting will fea
ture the reading of two papers
on KTstorical subjects. They are
■ Robert Lansing's Proposed Bar
gain with Japan,” by Burton F.
Beers, of Raleigh; and "John
Branch and the Origins of the
Whig Party in North Carolina,
by William S. Hoffman, of Boone.
Papers to be featured at the
night meeting include “Patrons
Beautiful was the word to de-'of the Press. Sub^ripUon
scribe the Elon College Choir’s,Purchases in Nort ,
eleventh annual rendition of The-} 1850,” by William owe
odore Dubois’ “The Seven La^,Chapel Hill; and ‘‘Business Lead-
Band Plans
Concert On
April 29th
The Elon College Band will ap
pear in a concert pnogram in
Whitley Auditorium at 8:15
o'clock on Monday night, April
29th, according to an announce
ment from Prof. Dewey M. Stow
ers, who has directed the band
work here for the past two years.
The concert will be the first one
of its type presented by the Elon
Band in many years, and its pres
entation marks another big step
forward for band work on the
In announcing the program,
Prof. Stowers urged the entire stu
dent body to hear the concert,
pointing out that the band is main
tained for tho students and to
support and boost the noralo 0(
the college. At the same time he
expressed the band’s appreciation
for tlie support it has received
this year.
The concert program will be
hght and purely entertaining, in
eluding such popular numbers as
"Deep Purple,” “Stardust.” and
‘Humorescapade.” Also featured
will be clarinet and trumpet solos
and a brass sextet. The complete
program will be announced prior
to the date.
Prof. Stowers also stated that
plans are underway for a much
larger band next year and de
clared that with continued sup
port from the student body and
from the administration, the Elon
Band aims to be second to none
in the North State Conference.
Sunrise Service Planned
To Recall Resurrection
Cantata h
Heard JVith
High Praise
It is a scene of busy activity on the eastern side of the campus where the second of the new
dormitories for boys is rising, ’the new structure, which is to b ; a duplioato of Carolina
and which is located between Carolina and the historic East D rni. was begun in
ary and is alre.idy complete to the first iloor level. The construction of the which is
scheduled for completion by September, is being done by H. F. Mitchell and Sob, Burhngton c n-
tructioa firm. —
(Jpportiiiiity Knocks Again As ...
Student Legislature Offers Cash
Awards For Scholastic Excellence
The synem of cish awards fjr. To promote the developmetn of,composed of courses of English
scholastic attainment, first star'.-L truly liberal arts curriculum and ,.-t.
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In keeping with the true spirit
of Easter and in commemmora-
tion of the resurrection of Jesus
Christ, a pageant of the Risen
Lord will be presented as an Eas-
iter Sunriso ServV-’e on Elo»i’>'
South Campus next Sunday morn-
The custom was inaugurated
'ast Easter, when the pageant was
3resented for the first time, and
it moves into the realm of tradi-
ion with the second successive
'resentation next Sunday morn
ing. The presentation last spring
ittracted favorable attention, but
t came during the Spring Holi-
lays and thus failed to have a
'v'll attendance of students.
The pageant, which is entitled
■‘He Is Risen,” is to be staged by
the Elon Players and will bring
out in dramatic effect the glory
if that first Easter Morning, when
the stone rolled away from the
omb of the Saviour.
Tiie program, which Is to be
'iven under the direction of Prof.
Melvin E. Wooten, has been sche
duled for 4:45 o’clock Sunday
morning, and the rising of the sun
itself will be onfe of the highly
dramatic features of the produc
ed last year, has once again been
endorsed by the Student Legisla-
:;ure, and plans of the student
body leaders are for the awar4s
to be increased to the sum total
of $200. The awards are to be
given for the second successive
school year providing worthy
claimants appear. Students from
either of the four cla.sses are eli
gible to enter the competition.
The awards, which include first,
second and third prizes in four
divisions were provided originally
to inspire students to know some-
hing about everything which our
,'ulture honors and a great deal
about the particular area in which
'.lis studies concentrate;
And furthermore, to provide
grand recognition for devoted and
jnthujiastic study;
the student LEGISLATURE
Elon Given
Fnnds From
Steel Group
Elon College is one of ten sen
ior colleges in North Carolina to
share in a grant of $10,000, which
has just been made by the United
States Steel Foundation. Inc., to
the North Carolina Foundation of
Church-Related Colleges.
The United States Steel Foun
dation grant was made by a com-
.Tiittee in a visit to Paul H, Kolb,
of Winston-Salem, who is execu
tive director of the North Caro*
lina group of church colleges, and
Mr. Kolb in turn announced the
Elon participation in a letter to
Dr. Leon E. Smith, president of
Elon College.
The Steel Foundation Grant, dls-
•ributed on a pro-rata basis to
'he ten colleges in the North Car
olina group, will provide $1,302.29
for Elon CoUege. The funds were
granted by the United States Steel
Foundation, Inc., for “unrestrict-
‘d operating aid” to the benefi-
Words of,’’ which was pr^
sented as a Lenten feature in
Whitley Auditorium on Sunday
evening. April 7th.
A capacity crowd heard the
great Easter season cantata, which
climaxed the Choir’s annual Par
ents’ Day event. More than fifty
parents of choir members were
present for the all-day gathering,
which opened with a coffee hour
Sunday morning, and which in
cluded the 11 o’clock worship
service and a luncheon at the
banquet hall of McEwen Memor
ial Dining Hall.
There was also an informal
music program at 2:30 o’clock
Sunday afternoon, which featured
twelve students from the music
Dr. Leon E. Smith, Elon’s pres
ident. serv'ed as narrator for the
cantata, which was based upon
the seven speeches made by Jesus
Christ upon the Cross. Each of
the "Words” featured special
singing group in solos, duets, trios
and quartets, and the final word
was follewed by the ever-impres-
sive formation of the “Lighted
Cross” by the choir members.
The student soloists featured in
the program were Miss Tommie
Boland, of Elon CoUege; Miss
Mary Anne Thomas, of Burlington;
lionald McDaniel, of Fayetteville;
James Compton, of Cedar Grove;
and Eddie Robbins, Bill Turner
and Tommie McDonald, all of
ers in Post Civil War North Car
olina, 1869-1900,” by J. Carlyle
Sitterson, of Chapel Hill. Visitors
are invited to hear the reading of
all papers.
UlViSlUllO ^ -
last year in a bill presented by| These shall be three awards al-
Terry Emerson. It has been broad-, loted for each of the four Divi-
ened in monetary scope this year.sion.s of the curriculum, one high-
by a bill offered by Doc Alston,'est honor of $25.00 ani two high
vice president of the student body.' honors of $12.50 each.
Complete explanation of the | jhe four division are to be rep-
award system is included in the j resented as follows—
legislative bill itself, which is prs-, Division of Social Sci-
sented up to date in its ^ cnee composed of course of his-
literaturp, dramatic arts, foreign
languages, religion, philosophy,
music and the other fine arts.
(3) The division of Natural Sci
ence composed of courses of bio
logy, chemistry, geology, mathe
matics, and physics.
(4) The Division of Practical
Arts composed of courses of busi
ness administration (excepting
economics, business education,
education, physical education, and
lonie economics.
Such prizes are to be awarded , —
on the basis of outstandinS aad Conn.; Prof. Clyde Me
con.structive achievement by an _ . _
An Act To Establish
A System Of Student
Scbolastic Awards
tnry, political science,' sociology
psychology, geography, and econo-
' mics.
I .2) The Division of H'lmani'.ies
tion. M  ■ ui s: , ...
The characters in the pageant ciary institut ons
will be portrayed by members of, " "■ '
tlie Elon College Players, student
dramatic group. Among those
scheduled to appear in the 1957
Easter pageant are Larry Barnes,
retiring president of the Student
Government, who is to t>e narra
tor; Bill Watson, of Sanford; Ed
die Robbins, of Greensboro; Doug
las Albert, of Lahore. Pakistan;
Mrs. Sylvia Dean Harbert. dean
of girls of Elon College: Rev.
John Graves, member of tne Elon
College 8elif)>on Department; Pa
tricia Coghill. of Henderson; Syl
via Smith, of Henderson; Mary
Anne Hartwell, of Barnstable,
In his lettor to Dr. Smith and
to other presidents of North Car
olina church-related colleges, Mr.
Kolb pointed out that the parti
cipation of United States Steel in
its program is of particular sig
nificance and in keeping with the
mcreasing interest of big business
in the privately operated institu
tions of higher education.
In announcing the grant, offi
cials of the United States Steel
Foundation pointed out that the
gift comes directly from the Ten
nessee Coal and Iron Division of
the United States Steel Corpora
tion from its headquarters at
Fairfield, Alabama.
individual student of any class,
luch student must pursue at least
fifteen hours within one Division
n any one school year and must
, While expressing the hope that
Mass.; Yvonne Gearhart, of Mar-' p^raHei future aid in this area
ietta, Ohio; Linwood Hurd, of New rnay be possible, officials of the
Steel Foundation state that the
Cants, of the Elon College Eng
lish Department; and Ronald Berg
man, of Uncasville. Conn.
A new and improved set is be-
possess an over-all average of B constructed this spring tor the
to be eligible in that divisioiv No | showing, and this
student shall receive more than ,
one highest honor and one high ^et is expected to add much to
honor en toto in any one school j the realism of the program. The
year. Each candidate tor an award lEoln Choir will also cooperate in
ihaU prepare a properly docu-L[,g presentation through the ren-
'Continued on Page Four' |dition of appropriate music.
grant is ‘‘unrestricted- as to its
use. It is conceived in the nature
of operating as distinguished from
capital assistance. The trustees
hope that the ip.itltution.s cwercd
will find their own means of ap
plying it to the end that timely
and effective provision for more
and better faculty, staff recruit-
men and development may lead
to higher standards and greater
strength for higher education.”
Ill papers. - « 1 ¥ 1
Teirv Lov Is Top Man In Hot Race For Student Body Leader
^ J •> ^ retary and treasurer. and Doc Alston, of Reidsvi
Jerry Loy, a rising senior from
and JOE SMITH one vote. No
Graham, was top man In the bat-
tie for president of the Elon Col-
lege student government, emerg
ing with a majority total m the
hotly-contested election whicn
was held on the compus on Tues
day of this week.
The contest, which started as
a three-man race and was nar
rowed to two candidates m the
primary election a week before,
became a three-man race again
this week when hot support arose
tor a third candidate in a ‘‘Write
In” movement.
On the ballot with Loy was
Robert Orr, of Burlington, who
finished as second man in the bal
loting The "Write In” candidate,
who emerged with considerable
support on the day of the voting
was Doc Alston, of Reidsville, who
served as vice president of the
student government this year.
The final count in the presi
dential balloting showed Loy with
292 votes, Orr with 114 votes, Al
ston with 87 votes (all written in),
one could determine whether the
last ballot was for the real Joe
Smith here on campus or for the
legendary Joe Smith who gained
such fame in national political
circles last summer.
The “write in” votes were de
clared illegal by Jerry Moize
chairman of the campus board ot
elections, but this created much,
opposition, and there were re ,
ports late Tuesday afternoon that|
either Alston or Orr and possibly-
both might file a protect of the;
presidential baUoting wKlh the,
Student Legislature and the Stu-;
dent Council. This report haJ not
been confirmed in time for pub
lication in this issue of the Ma-^
roon and Gold.
Other student body officers cho
sen Tuesday were Ronnie Berg
man of Uncasville. Conn.. vice
president; and Linda Simpson
»)t Eton College, secretary and
trearsurer. The student officers
Iceed to posts held this year Reidsville. vice president; and Pa
by Larry Barnes, of Portsmouth., trlcla Chrismua, o. ReidsviUe, sec-
4 1 I Chosen as members of the Stu-
lOih liALLUlirNt* rmincll were Janet Burge,
dent Council were Janet Burge,
of Sanford, and Betty Earp, of
Burlington, as women’s represen
tatives; James Biggerstaff. of Bur-
* lington. and Bobby Johnson, of
Burlington, men’s representatives;
ind Lew Atchison, of Washington,
T. C., representative-at-large.
Selected as members of the Ho
nor Council for the new term were
3otty Apple, of Burlington, and
Walter Edmonds, of Portsmouth
and Doc Alston, of Reidsville, sen
' ior representative to the Student
Legislature. All of these officers
were unopposed in the election
Leading the rising sophomores
will be Jimmy Humphreys, of
Southern Pines, as president. Oth
er sophomore officers are Steve
Mauldin, of Winston-Salem, vice
president; Jean Loy, of Elon Col
lege secretary; Ann Minter of
Martinsville, Va., treasurer; and
Katie Langley, of Stanley, repre
sentative to the Student Legisla-
Va. from the senior class; Anne ture. There were no nominations
Bass. South Boston. Va., and Mac-
:ie McLaughlin, of Burlington,
rom the junior class; and Sam
White, of Pi-ttsboro, from the soph-
>more class. The incoming fresh
man class will choose its Honor
Council member in a special elec-
ioa next fall.
John Blggerstaff, of Burlington,
is the new president of the rising
senior class. Other senior officers
are Jeanne Payne, of Asheville,
and no tickets for officers for the
rising junior class on Tuesday, and
those officers must be chosen la
The newly elected officers will
assume their duties the first Mon
day in May, when inauguration
ceremonies are set by constitu
tional regulation. They will then
operate the student government
through the remainder ot the year,
acquainting themselves with their
Annual May
Day Theme
Made Public
The annual May Day pageant,
which is to be staged on the Elon
campus on the first Saturday af
ternoon in May. will be woven
around the theme of “The Old
Master Painter.” according to an
announcement this week by Mrs.
Jeanne Griffin, who is to direct
the observance.
She stated that full details of
the pageant are yet to be worked
out. but it promises to be one
of the most colorful presentations
in Elon’s May Day annals, since
it will lend itself to a larc* num
ber songs that have one color or
another for their musical theme.
Invitations are being extended
to all former May Queens and
May Kings to return to the Elon
campus tor this 1957 observance,
and acceptancei have already
been received from a number of
■nc acaiixic . . , . I ^ Deen receivea irum a uuiiiuex- ul
Va., Ipresldent; Doc. Alston, of ^ice president; Nancy Goforth, of duties while theu- [xredecessors ^ nresented on
Reidsville, vice president; and Pa- Hendersonville, secretary; Jean are still on the campus to serve.
Coghill, of Henderson, treasurer;: as guides.
I the ifay of the pageant.

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