Four To Receive Hororary Degree
REV. GEORGE D. ALLEY
REV. R. E. BRITTLE
Four eminent ministers o[ the
Congregational Christian Church
es will receive honorary degrees
from Elon College on Monday,
■May 27th, when the college con
cludes its sixty-seventh annual
commencement. Tho:jj who will
be honored ara pictured i_i'. :i-.d
Rev. D. Alley, extreme left, pas
tor of the First Congregational
Church at Suffolk, Va., is a na
ive of AsheviKa and was edu
cated at Berea Colelge in Ken-
tuc'.'v, th.' Chicago Theological
Seminary and the University of
Chicago. He is to assume duties
as a member of the Elon College
Board of Trustees at the same
time. He will receive a Doctor of
Rev. R. E. Brittle, second l?ft.
who also resides at Suffolk, Va.,
is pastor of the Bethlehem Con-
cre^a'.ional Christian Church near
that city and hs long ranked as
.:n outs'andin^ rural minister. He
v,as honored in 1952 as Virginia's
•Rural Minister of the Year" and
n HS3 ,-s ‘ Minister of the Year'
in the Woodmen of the World. He
;s to receive a Doctor of Divinity.
Rev. James F. McKinley, a na
tive of Mi5£0uri, is now dean ot
the College of Theology of Silli-
man University in Dumaguete
City, Philippine Isalnds, where he
has beon connected since before
World War II. He has also tra
velled extcn:.ivcly in the Far East.
He was educated at Drury Col
lege, Yale Divinity School and Un
ion Theological Seminary. He is
to receive a Doctor of Divinity.
Dr. William T. Scott, since 194G
superintendent of the Southern
Convention ot Congregational
Christian Churches, is a native
cf Ramseur and was educated at
Elon College, Yale Divinity School,
Columbia University and Union
Theological Seminary. He has held
pastorates in a number of states
before assuming his present post
Holding the Doctor Divinity De
gree, he is to receive the Doctor
REV. JAMES F. McKINNEY
A Happy Vacation
To Each And
.All Elon Students
MAROON AND GOLD
ELON COLLEGE. N. C.
MO\D.\Y, MAY 20, 1957
DR. WILLIAM T. SCOTT
And Best Of Luck
To All You
VOLUME 36 V..
^lon^ans Sixty-Seventh Annual Commencement
^ I /V ll„
President Smith Honored
As Faculty Gives Dinner
LEADIM; I IGt RES IN CO AJMEISCEMEM EXEIUIISES
The faculty of Elon College hon
ored Dr. Leon E. Smith, who re
tires as Elon's president tAis year,
at a formal dinner held Saturday
night, May 4th, in the banquet
room of the McEwen Memorial
The huge banquet hall wai
beautifully decorated for the oc
casion, with elevated head table
featuring a center piece of pink,
blue and white flowers and two
5-branch silver candelabras. Oth
er tables were draped with green
ery and silver bows and had 3-
branch candelabras. In the back
ground were floor baskets of white
glads and two 14-branch silver
candelabras. Centered in the hall
was a live fountain, with ferns
and tropical birds.
The program, honoring Dr.
Smith for his 26 years ot service,'
featured brief talks by faculty;
members, who in most instances
kept their comments in a light
vein. They paid tribute to Dr.
Smith for his untiring efforts in
building financial support for the
college, for his work in enlarg
ing enrollment, for his unfailing
support of sports, music and other
extra-curricular activities, for the
close relationship between the col
lege and church and tor the close j
cooperation between the adminis
tration and the faculty and stu
Members of the faculty who
spoke included Prof. A. L. Hook,
dean of students, who presided
over the ceremonies. Dr. Ferris
E. Reynolds, Dr. H. H. Cunning
ham, Dr. James M. Hess, Prof.
J. C. Colley, Prof, Fletcher Moore,
Prof. John H. Brashear, Prof.
John F. West, Prof. John Graves;
and Prof. Luther N. Byrd. Also'
on the program were Rev. W. J.'^
Dr. Ned F. Brannock, now re
tired after many years of service
as a member of the Elon College
chemistry department faculty,
was honored last Thursday night
when the Chemistry Club present
ed the college with a portrait of
Dr. Brannock to be hung in the
halls of the chemistry department.
Guests for the presentation in
the Elon College chemistry depart-
Iment were welcomed by Richard
'Simpson, of Altamahaw-Ossip^e,
president of the^ student group
which gave the portrait. The in
vocation was spoken by Rev. W,
j. Andes, and this was followed
by a brief message from Dr. Leon
E. Smith, president of the college.
Eichard Simpson also spoke of
the appreciation which Elon Col
lege chemistry students have for
the efforts of Dr. Brannock, and
1 the presentation of the portrait
1 itself was by Larry Dorton, of Lan
dis who is chairman of the stu
dent committee that arranged tor;
the portrait. The portrait itself |
was unveiled by D. York Bran-,
nock, rt: Burlington, and Miss ^
Madge Brannock, ot Elon College, j
(Continued on Page Four)
(])lleue To Conclule Year
Witli Three-Day Program
The key figures who will participate in the sixty-seventh ann
Elon College are pictured above. The three featured speakers ar
against a picture ot Dr. Leon E. Smith, who is pictured in his o
and last Elon commencement which he will direct as president
mer after twenty-six years as president of the college. The com
toeraohs are U. S. Senator' Sam J. Ervin, upper left, who is t
iors at the graduation program on Monday, May 27th, Rev. Ge
of the First Congeregational Christian Church in Suftui , a., w
sermon on Sunday morning. May 26th: and Dr. A Lucius Lmcol
member ot Elon's Class of 1907, who i.s to deliver the a.a.-nni a ■
Saturday night. May 25th.
ual commencementl,^ program at
■ shown as insert photographs
■fice as he plans the twenty-sixth
Dr. Smith is to retire this sum-
nnencement speakers, in inset pho-
3 deliver the address to the sen-
5rge D. Alley, lower left, pastor
ho is to deliver the baccaluareate
n, bottom center, of DeBary, Fla.,
•ess at the ar.nual banquet on
The Senior Class ot 1957 will be
honored guests on Friday evening
ot this week, when President and
.Mrs. Leon E. Smith will join with
the Alumni Association in spon-
oring the annual commencement
reception at 8;30 o’clock in Alum
ni Memorial Gymnasium.
Since it will mark President
Smith's final appearance as host
at the reception, the invitation has
been extended to all the under
graduate students as well as the
seniors, and he and Mrs. Smith
have expressed the hope that ev
ery student may attend.
Invitations have also been mail
ed to the reunion classes, and
through the Alumni News and the
daily press all alumni have been
urged to return to the campus
for the reception. Also invited are
all faculty members and members
of the board of trustees.
Dave Brown and his Orchestra,
from Raleigh, will furnish the mu
sic tor the occasion, and the tra-
(IjtlMial dieccrrative scheme* will
transform the gymnasium into a
thing of beauty. As is always the
case, members of the senior class
will participate in a special fi
^XrGE group TO GRADUATE WITH CLASS OF 1957
Another large group of seniors
will receive degrees and diplo-
Andes, pastor of the college
church, who pronounced tke in
vocation; and Dr. Paul Cheek,
who read a tribute to Dr. Smith
from Dr. James E. Danieley.
Elon’s president-elect, who is on
leave of absence in Baltimore and
■was unable to be present for the
At the conclusion of the pro-^
gram Dr. Smith was presented
with a wrist watch as a gift from
the faculty and with an engraved
and framed parchment scroll,
which cited his and Mrs. Smith’s
great contribution to the growth
o tElon College. Mrs. Smith, who
Was honored along with her hus
band, was presented with a check
with the request that she pur
chase a gift of her choice for
use in their new home in Nor
folk. Va., to which they will re
tire after July 1
mas from Elon College with the
Class -of 1957 will move mto
the ranks of the Elon alumm af
ter the sixty-seventh annual gra
duation program, which is to be
held in Whitley Auditorium next
Monday morning. May 27th,
A tentative list of the 1957 gra
duates has been released from
the office of Miss Hazel 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 the lar
gest in several years, and the
number in the Class of 1957 will
be sweUed still larger by a large
group which is due to graduate
at the summer commencement |
Nine stat'2S and one foreign
country are represented in the
ranks of the prospective grad
uates of the Class of 1957. North
Carolina claims more than three-
fourths of the class, with Virgin
ia and Pennsylvania ranking sec-
9nd and third.' Other states rep
resented are Connecticutt, South
Carolina, Georgia, Indiana. New
Hampshire and Maryland. The
foreign country is Korea.
The seniors expected to grad
uate are as follows:
James Austin. Altamahaw.
I Larry Barnes, Portsmouth, Va.
Navarre Barron, Franklin, Va.
Emma Batts, Elon College.
Robert Bergman, Uncasville, Conn.
James Black, Spray.
Robert Bodenheimer, Burlington,
Whitney Bradham, Sumter, S. C
Richard Bradsher, Halifax, Va.
Gale Brady, Bennett.
Gerald Bray, Elizabeth City.
Jean Cannady, Alamance.
Richard Carter, Leaksville.
'Frances Carver, S.antord.
Charles Cassell, Draper,
Elmer Chaney, Concord.
Melvin Chrismon, Elon College.
Chris Collins, Burlington.
Boris Cornell, Graham.
Janet Crabtree, Durham.
Paul Crawford, Swepsonville.
Jack Crockett, Wytheville. Va.
James Crump, Aberdeen.
Eugene Curry, Leaksville.
James Daniel, Oxford.
Edwin Davidson, Brackenridge,
Clark Dofflemyer, Elkton. Va.
William Drummond, Graham.
Roy Duckett, Gainesville, Ga.
Gene Duncan. Siler City.
Henry Fogleman, Burlington.
Claudy Fowler. Burlington.
Donald Johnson, of Dunn, who
is president of the Class of 1937.
will guide Ms senior mates
through the weekerd commence
ment exercises. w'’ich get un
derway with the reception r*n
Friday night and close with the
presentation of diplomas next
Evelyn Fritts, Lexington.
Glenn Garrett, S, Norfolk. Va.
Thomas Gough, East Bend.
Earl Grant, Burlington.
Bobby Green, Brown Summit.
William Griffin, Gihsonville.
Writer Harding, Winston-Salem.
Melvin Hare, Aberdeen.
I'arl Harris, Burlington.
Thomas Harris, Winslon-Salem.
Alfred Hassell, Durham.
•Teannette Hassell, Durham.
Thomas Hawthorne, Haw River.
Billy Hockaday, Burlington.
Jerry Holt, Graham.
James Hughes, Graham,
Charles Johnson, Chuckatuck, Va.
Donald Johnson, Dunn.
Veil Johnson, Burlington.
Leslie Johnston, Holland. Va.
C'.rl Jones, Graham.
Bill Joyce, Mayodan.
Ben Kendall, Koksmo, Ind.
Thomas King. Raleigh.
Patricia Kittenger, Elon College.
Suk-Goo Lee, Chung-Nam, Korea
James Leighton, Durham.
Paula Loy, Burlington.
Wayne Martin, Morganton.
not>ert McAdams, Elon College.
Donald McDaniel, Fayetteville.
Oertrude McEwen, Manchester,
Curtis Medlin, Sanford,
ferry Moize, Gib.sonville.
Archie Morgan, Suffolk, Va.
Ernest Murray, Burlington,
'william Oakes. Burlington.
I Wilma Parrish, Burlington.
(Margaret Patillo, Burlington.
Joyce Perry, Siler City.
Sylvia Pittman, Saxapahaw.
Fred Prior, Laurel, Md.
Richard Pugh, Asheboro.
Jack Reavis, Burlington.
Kerry Richards, Mahanoy City, Pa.
Harold Riley, Efland.
Richard Routh, Greensboro.
Charles Rush, Graham.
Joseph Ryals, Dunn.
Ray Scott, Seagrove.
Laura Seamon, Henderson,
Wilma Sharpe, Burlington.
John Shelden, Burlington,
Richard Simpson, Elon College.
Lacry Smith. Burlington,
Jimmy Sparks, Cliffside.
Earl Stone, Wentworth.
Paige Stout, Haw River.
James Taylor, Chjrlotte.
Ray Thomas, Burlington,
Girleta Vestal, Sanford.
Vincent Vrtale, Burlington.
Betsy Watson. Burlington.
William Watson, Sanford. •
Paul Watts. Taylorsville.
Joseph Weaver, Lillington
Odell Welborn. Thomasville,
Shirley Womack, Olivia.
Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr.. who
has represented North Carolina in
Lhe Uniiod State.-> Senate since
1954, will deliver the baccalureate
address next Monday morning.
May 27th, when Elon College clos
es its sixty-seventh annual com
mencement program with presen
tation of degrees and diplomas to
Jie Class of 1957.
The graduation exercises, set for
10:30 o’clock Monday morning,.,
will climax a commencement pro
gram which is to get underway
with the annual reception and
dance for the seniors in Alumni
.\Iemorial Gymnasium at 8:30
o’clock Friday evening. At that
time 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 twelve of Elon’s
graduating classes will hold re
unions on Saturday of this week
when the annual Alumni Day pro
gram is planned. Classes which
are to gather back on the campus
at that time are those which grad
uated in 1897, 1902, 1907, 1912,
1917, 1922, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942,
1947 and 1952.
The Alumni Day program for
Saturday wi.ll open with breakfast
gatherings for the reunion classes,
which will provide an opportunity
for renewal ot old friendship: and
set the stage for the day. There
will be a picnic luncheon on the
South Campus at 12:30 o’clock,
followed by the annual business
meeting of the alumni association
Climaxing the Alumni Day pro
gram will be the annual Alumni
Banquet, which will be served in
the second-floor banquet room of
the McEwen Memorial Dining Hall
at 6 o’clock. At that time Dr. A.
Lucius Lincoln, of DeBary, Fla.,
now a guest professor at Stetson
University, who Is a member of
Elon’s "Golden Anniv#rsary” Class
of 1907 will deliver th« annual
alumni oration. Another feature
ot the alumni banquet meeting will
I te the announcement of the out
standing Elon alumnus ot 1957.
j A full program is set f»r Sun-
I day. May 26th, when Rev. George
I D. Alley, pastor of the First Con-
igregational Christian Church, of
Suffolk, Va., will deliver the bac
calaureate sermon in Whitley Au
ditorium at 11:30 o'clock. The an
nual vesper recital by outstanding
students of the music department
will be presented at 4 o’clock Sun
day afternoon, followed by the
singing of Brahms’ “Requiem” in
Whitley Auditorium at 8:30 o’clock
In addition to the graduation
exerolses on Monday, another fea
ture of that day will be the an
nual spring meeting of the Elon
College Board of Trustees. Five
new board members are to be
seated and installed at that meet