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MAROON AND GOLD
Maroon And Gold
Entered as second class matter at the
Post Office at Elon College, N, C. under
, the Act of March 8, 1879. Deliverod ly
mail. $1 SO the college year, 50c the
Edited and printed by students of Elon
College. Published bi-weekly during the
college year under the auspices of the
Board of Publication.
Larry Bameb Editor-in-Chief
Chuck Oakley Assistant Editor
John Biggerstaff Assistant Editor
Louis Campbell Staff Artist
Norman Riddle Staff Arti.st
Eddie Robbins . Staff Photographer
James Waggoner Alumni Editor
Luther N. Byrd . Faculty Advisoi'
James Biagerstaff Business Mgr.
John Avila Circulation Mgr.
Carl E. Owen Printing Advisor
Worden Updyke .. Press Operator
Walter Edmonds Co-Spores Editor
Bill Walker Co-Sports Editor
Joyce Barbour Shigcmu Moriu
Richard Bradsher Bobby Orr
Patricia Chrismon Ray Scott
Gene Duncan Joe Smith
Leslie Johnston Shirley Sorrell
Ed Juratic Paige Stout
Kenneth Langley James Taylor
Virgil Martin James Umberger
Jack McKee Sue Walters
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1957
How is it possible for a college dean
or a college president to be confident in
his appraisal of effective teaching?
One way very prominent these days iS
to rely on student opinion. An alert dean
or president can become aware of a
teacher’s popularity or unpopularity as
he listens to students' problems and com
plaints. There are many visible ways,
formal and informal, for doing this . . .
Cut there are serious pit falls here. Pop
ularity and unpopularity, we all know are
not necessarily indications of excellent or
Another way of appraising teaching, al
so in mode at the moment, is to try to
measure the performance of students while
in college and alterward . . . But the dif
ficulty here is that. de;pite the apparent
objectivity of such techniques, one can
n^ver be certain whether one is judging
the qualities of the men and women who
leach them . . .
First it seems worthwhile to observe,
at least in the small and moderate-size
liberal arts college, the extent to which
a teacher understands, and identifies his
teaching with, the ultimate and total ends
which the college seeks to serve . .
Second it might often help us in ap
praising our faculties, again with the un
dergraduate liberal arts college in mind
if we would apply to our appraisals . .
such sentences as that of* Cardinal New
man’s which says in effect that the func
tion of the teacher, is not to enlarge the
Sum total of the world’s knowledge and
acutely aware of his own experience gi
learning and growing. He Is likely there
fore to continue his own general educa
tion in all directions as he teaches and
to become a wiser teacher in the process
, . . This is a quality of mind which is
difficult to maintain in American higher
education, what with the inordinate em
phasis we have placed on the narrowness
of learning in the production of Ph. D.’s
• . . It is a rare quality in young teachers
worth lookinf for and worth encouraging
with financial rewards and promotions
SADNESS AND HAPPINESS
Easter weekend looms just ahead of
u,s, and for some it will mean an excuse
to go home or to go to the beach. For
others it will mean special religious ser
vices, either here or at their homes.
However, it behooves each and all of
us to consider fully the significance of the
Easter time, to consider the fact that in
the history of mankind it has a double
significance and recalls both the saddest
and the happiest time of aU the Christian
In observing Good Friday we recall the
sad occasion of Jesus’ death, but Easter
Sunday brings remembrance of the hap
py occasion of Christ's Resurrection. The
BEST OF ELON S ^MODERN DAY TENMS TEAMS
By LARRY BARNES
The campaign smoke has cleared and
the new student government officers have
been elected for the approaching school
year. Alamance Building’s passages and
byways are shorn of the vibrant campaign
posters. Signs like ”Our Boy Loy,” "Get
More With Orr,” "Don’t Get Stuck, Vote
For Chuck’’ and the like have been put
away for another year. The same goes
for the flamlx)yant speeches, hand-shaking
and baby-kissing. These are in the past
now. and the staff of the Maroon and Gold
wishes the very best to the new student
body officers. May each and everyone of
you carry your ambitious undertakings to
the highest possible realm of success.
Walt Edmonds and Louann Lambeth
played the respective roles of Romeo and
Juliet last week in English 33 class. It
was remarked that Edmonds wasn’t the
only Romeo on campus, but merely the
most conrpicuous . . . Girls’ volleyball play
now underway ... It is the concensus
on campus that Chuck Oakley literally
‘wrote’’ himself out of the presidential
elections . . . Bob Mercer and "D>’namite”
Dodson wish this humble scribbler to in
form you students they are now taking up
laundry and dry cl-eaning . . . Turner
Winston, Oxford novice, hitting the links
quite frequently now that the weather is
pleasant. He broke 100 for nine holes
at last! . . . That boy is getting better
every day . . . Sonny Martin makes Sher
lock Holmes look like a pauper at times
. . . See over in Chuck’s column that
Arthur "Boo" Pitts is back on the list
. . . Many Elonites planning trips beach-
■ward Easier week-end . . . English com-
prehensives slated to be given April 22nd.
They will commence in the afternoon . . .
Intramural softball headed by Coach Bry
son started Monday. Understand the Tide-
I water Terrors to receive haU from their
benefactor . . . Delta Upsilon Kappa’s
spring banquet slated for the 2Sth of
April. The sorority fete will be held at
the Plantation Supper Club . . . Dick Guite
Ss "Singing The Blues" because he got
Lost In The Shuffle’’ . . . Looks like a
lean year for spring sports at Elon . . .
Elon retains the four "L’s” in golf this
year. Replacing Jimmy Leighton and Hen
ry Landress are Carl "Tookie" Lee and
Harold "Tab’’ Long, putting alongside Bob
by Loy and Freddie Lloyd . . . Elon pre-
legal students to serve on a. jury at a
mock trial at Duke University on May
1st and 2nd.
The amount that students spend in at-
ttending college has doubled since 193!?-40
according to Lawrence G. Derthick, Com-
missioner of Etfucation.
Commissioner Derthick states the ex
penditure per year for full-time under
graduate students attending pubUc col
lege this year average about $1,500. He
says that a student in a private college,
such as Elon, spends about $2,000 a year.
The average expenditure in 1939-40 was
$747 for a student in a public college, and
tl,023 for a private college student. These
tabulations include both living costs, such
as clothes, room board, travel, recreation
and entertainment and general spending
money; and educational costs, such as
tuition, fees, books and instructional sup
plies and equipment.
At tax-supported institutions in 1952-53,
hving costs represented five-sixths of the
total, and at private schools, two-thirds,
the survey revealed. Average tuition and
fees at public colleges was al>out $175 and
at private institutions about $550 in that
More than 15,000 students from 110
colleges were included in this reveaUng
survey. It was conducted by Ernest V.
Hollis, Director of the College and Uni
versity Administration Branch of the Of
fice of Education.
Top rating among Elon’s tennis teams since World War II v. a^ the 1 ^ w
tured above, which won the North State Conference team title t season, apia-n
stead gaining the Conference singles crown and with Frank T.n^ley and Walter emp e as run
rers-up in the double.'. Membor: of the team, pictured lelt to right, are Spirko, e e ars
Bill Winstead, Jim Parker Frank Tingley and W'alter Temple. .
With Only A Title In 1950 ,..
Eloii Tennis Has Hit Lean Seasons
By JAMES WAGGONER
Like the fat and the lean years
that hit ancient Egypt in the years
cf the Pharoahs, so the fat and
the lean seasons have been re
corded in the annals of Elon ten
nis. With only one North State
title since World War II, the
Christian ne.lers have struck sev
en lean years in succession, and
j local court enthusiasts are still
'nreiming of the Thundering 'Thir-j
I tics. I
I For the first time in Elon ten-j
inis history, the Fighting Chris
tians had a coach in the spring i
sport in 1942, with Dr. Robert L. I
Westhafer, professor of math and'
former collegiate te«nis ace at'
Ohio State Univer.sity, taking over
, tne reins as head mentor for the
Four lettermen returned to the
Elon courts, including Jimmy
Lightboume, veteran for the past
three years; the Johnston broth-1
ers, Billy and Bobby; and John
I Barney. These were the four top
position men. Bob Lee, Ike Per-
|ry and Jack Coplin completed the
squad. “Chuck’’ Batten, a letter-1
man from the Norfolk Division
of William and Mary, was on the'
squad, but was ineligible for con-|
Terence competition. That 1942
season marked the end of inter
collegiate tennis at Elon until af
ter World War II.
The 1946 season began the mod
em era in tennis history for Elonj
T'li'; is the third and final
chapter in the story of Eion
College tennis play, bringing the
record doirn to the present
season. The author of this ser
ies of article.s is indebted to
Dr. II. H. Cunningham for a
bit of information, which cor
rects the record for the 1953
The Phi Psi Cli and the Ma
roon and GoM recorded Elon’s
record for that 1935 campaign
at 15 wins, 2 losses and one
tie and listed the team as hav
ing the top mark in the North
State Conference. The two cam
pus publications failed to re
cord that the Christians had an
ineligible player an dwere forc
ed to forfeit a number of Con
ference matches, with forfeits
placing the Christians below
both Atlantic Christian and Le
noir Rhyne in the final season
The student records also fail
ed to show that the Atlantic
Christian Bulldogs were one of
the team sto top the Elon net-
ters on the courts that year. It
is of interest here that one of
the BuUdoes netters who help
ed win that victory was a fel
low by the name of Cunning
ham, who pays high tribute to
the campus support of tennis
at Elon at that time.
I College, with the Fighting Chri?
itians keeping "fair pace with their
I collegiate competitors. Coached
iby Lacy B. Adcox, Elon resumed
jher quest for court honors and
managed to finish second in the
! The Christians played six con-
testg during that season, five
iogainst North State competition,
j Tommy Bogenton, A1 Burlingame,
Bill Love, Lawrence Paige, Alton
j Wright and Bob Bennett all scored
victories that 1946 season.
] Jet Pierce took over the coach-
|ing rein3 of the Maroon and
;Gold netters in 1947, with Elon
j meeting ten outside opponents.
; Again the Chri.stians took the run-
r.er-up place in the conference
behind High Point, losing two to
the Panthers, winning two from
both Lenoir Rhyne and Guilford.
The Fighting Christians split with
lOak Ridge, while losing two to
I the Greensboro semi-pro netters.
j Members of that squad were
I Bill Winstead, letterman A1 Bur
lingame, Bob Wooldridge, Law
rence Paige, Pedro Godwin and
Frank McCauley. In the North
Slate tournament that year, Win
stead went to the finals, and
|Wooldridge reached the quarter
finals. The doubles’ team, Paige
and McCauley, went to the semi-
finalsl Pedro Godwin took the
honors for the year, winning sev
en of nine matches, to garner
more total victories than any oth
^ContiDUjed op I*age Foiyr)
On The Camp US
By iOKN BIGGERSTAFF
following lines apply well:
A song of spring through the rain.
Of spring across the snow;
A balm to heal the hurst of pain,
A peace surpa.ssing woe.
Lift up your heads, ye sorrowing ones,
And be ye glad of heart.
For Calvary and Easter,
Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day.
Were just one day apart.
The Student Legislature not in
session this »eek led me to write
on a subject dear and close to
many of you with the approach
of spring, the crisp early morning
air, my thoughts were of farm
life. In chats with students, I
find that many are from the farm.
It is a free life in many respects.
Work is hard only in certain sea
sons of the j'ear.
There one can truly see and
realize all the woiKlers of nature.
Arising in the early morning to
chirping birds, croaking frogs and
singing crickets, watching a beau
tiful sunrise on a sparkling early
Walking through woodlands one
can feel the true closeness of
God because in looking around
him, he realizes that God has cre
ated everything in his sight in
cluding the smallest rack or lump
of dirt, breathing clean fresh air
and hearing the rippling of the
water in the small stream flowing
across the hill discoura.ges grief
In other respects it is not a
free life at all. When one real
izes the many chores such as
caring for animals, planting and
harvesting of crops, planting and
gathering of garden foods.
Farm life today is not as some
people think. Some think it is
a dirty, backward life with no
modem conveniences. There one
can raise his own beef, pork,
fruit and v^etables, freeze or
can them and not bother vith
buying groceries, except for a few
necessities that are not grc^ at
Living on the farm is living in
"God’s Wonderland.” His handi
work is displayed in the land, on
the face of the sun, cattle grazing
on the hill side, even upon the
sweated brow of the farmer, the
calf beside its mother, the woman
in the farm kitchen churning, all
make up the'wonders of God.
Are we really appreciative of
what we have—even here at Elon.
Tornadoes, dust storms, rains, and
the winter winds and snow plague
us and only when one of these
takes away our goods are we con
scious of being thankful. As the
farmer toils each day to produce
bigger and better products, let
us toil to cultivate our lives to
bigger and better ones.
Many thanks to Ann Bass for
expressing her views of farm life
Mr. Webster has taken a back-
^at in view of the new college
Teenage Dictionary.” A preview
revealed the following scope:
A real cool daddy (real gone
Jitterbug) burns an ace (Spends
a dollar) on a Boast Toastie (A
conceited gid) and got all shook
(To get real excited) over his big
deal (Important date) with the big
wig (Real popular individual). Af
ter a touch of Dazzle Dust (Face
Powder) the cat (Hep Individual)
and eqy (Foolish person) boarded
the Bosle Hatch (Auto) for a spin
in the daze.
DO WHat the WINDS DO . . .
Leave, blow, cut out
FLIP A WIG . . . Lose temper.
(t>it in on Student Legislature)
tonsil meet . . . Community
sing (Concert Tour)
tickle MY EAR . . . Phone
me, Doll (CA 8-9310 is a "Hot
HEN’S FEST . . . Girls’ Parties
(Jo, Lou, Shirley).
There should. Indeed, be a reduetiot (
the assignments which the professor^
load on their students. This is part o[ 'Jk
need involved in a plan I propose for
ganizing college life in such a v.ay tha-
people in it are not so infernally busy
Just as an instance, the wliole trouble win
Arthur Pitts’ college career is ihai he fca
kept himself so busy studying that he hasn’t
had a chance to learn anychiiig . , , Toiik
other extreme we have Walter Edirujds
an eager beaver, who takes in ever>tijii.’
By the way, "Square” has a new nieknaiw
"Romeo," which a certain professor bfr
stowed upon him . . . It’s getting so t'nit
one cannot enter North Dorm without hji)
boots and a raincoat. Joey DelGais has
invented a new liquid-type bomb flu
only difference between Wayne Taylor ami
any other kid in his neighborhood was tbe
fact that Wayne just couldn’t stop eating
long enough to mingle with them . Loit
has many faces and moods. If you don't
believe me, check some of them in the
parlors of West Dorm. No lover stands
alone . . . Like all of us, in aU our artj
and professions, a lover has a heritage
Being a snow-king is not something that
just happens ... If people like Curley
Long, Turner Winston and Woodrow Brown
would wise up to this fact, all three of
them would give up . , . Maybe they might
get some hints from Dick Guite. That guy
is a lover! Just ask some of the girls
Virginia Hall kbout him. They will trti you
that he has one of the most persistent and
lastingly stylistic influences when it comes
to love that has invaded the Christian
campus in recent years , . . Buddy Smith
is continually whistling his favorite tune,
"You’ve Just Stepped Out of a Dream’..
Is it true that Ben Griffin can't get
date. The guys on the second floor o.
Carolina Hall are calling his "Dateless
Ben.” ... By the way, who’s the blonde-
headed guy on the second floor of Caro,
lina that s being taken out to dinner every
other night? . . . What young "Brunette"
from Elon was seen at the Rock and Roll
in Winston-Salem without her steady?
Have you heard "The Mamsellcs, ’ a new
vocal group which comes from the senior
class at Brigham Young University?
A new calypso is out, and what a hit!
"It’s Illegal, It’s Immoral” sold so wildly
during the first week on the market that
three major record companies have tried
to buy it from the publisher. The disc is
.estimated to make $250,000 before the
Fourth of July.
* ♦ ♦ # *
Higher Education Note
Harvard and Georgia Tech debaters
talked to a draw on a very, very pro
found subject . . . Elvis Presley’s athle
tic abilty . . , Just wonder how they got
♦ * ♦ ♦ *
Some Other Notes
Harry Belafonte is married again, this
time to Julie Robinson, a white girl.
A newspaper advertisement for a room
on Manhattan’s West Side carried this
come-on; “View of YWCA. ’
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are sup
posed to have called a truce in their ver
bal War. How long do you think it will
Wally Butler was seen at a W. C. dance,
tripping the light fantastic. He's knowo
around the campus as the Nutrilite Man.
If you take Nutrilite, you can jitterbug
Ernest Comer is thinking of majoring
in Spanish, although his favorite course
Charlie Oates refuses to do any more
take-offs on Professor Hall. He must be
coming back soon.
Louann Lambeth suggests that we have
some of the classrooms painted a shade
off rose instead of pea-soup green.
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
On The Brighter Side
After Willie gave “Nile” as the answer
for a question on the principal river in
Egypt, his teacher said, 'That’s right, now
what are some of its smaller tributaries?"
Willie hesitated, then said, “I guess it would
be the juveniJes.”
The teacher asked for a definition of
cubic.” A bright boy raised his
and volunteered, “A cubic is the language
A young American teacher, travelling in
Europe, found herself in Germany, unable
to speak a word of the language and feel
ing rather lost and unhappy. As she cross
ed a street, she sneezed, and the pol*ce-
man said, “Gesunfheit!'' The teacher turn
ed, threw her arms about his neck and
cried happily, “Oh, you can speak Eng'
Out to lunch! Back in two weeks!