A Happy Vacation
To Each And
All Elon Students
MAROON AND GOLD
And Bp?t Of Luck
To All You
ELON COLLEGE. N. C.
FltlDAY, MAY 23. 1958
Ion To Hold Sixty-Eighth Annual Commencement
>ew Edition Of Annual
Is DedieaVed To Fonville
LEADING FIGURES IN ELON (,()MMENCEMEM EXERCISES
.jlie 1958 edition of Phi Psi CU,
lou Colleg# annual, which is now
eing distributed to Elon students
, a permanent record of campus
during the 195-58 college
■ear is dedicated to the late
R Fonville, Sr., of Burlington,
ho served more than forty years
; a member of the Elon College
;■ rd of trustees.
T;ic long service ot Mr. Fonville
■o Elon College, which was term
inated by his death some weeks
is sketched in the dedicatory
ketch at the front ot the book, a
ketch which points out that he
us a graduate of Elon College
„ the Class ot 1904 and that he
la'.er graduated in law at the Uni-
ersity of Virginia with Phi Beta
The dedication also cites IMr.
■.viile'- long and successful ca
reer in finance and real estate in
urlinston, with special attention
to his services as a school teacher
n both North Carolina and Geor-
his military service during
,01 Id War I and his active sup-
jti ot the Congregational Chris
tian Church and Christian higher
jucation. The dedicatory sketch
\ IS written prior to his death.
This 1958 Elon annual is beau
tifully printea, with many pic-
i:res in living color. Arranged in
he theme ot “You were there . .
tlnough the years . . . living . .
aughing . . . learning . . . and
loving . . . every happy moment, ’
ii, was co-edited by Patricia Cog
ill, ot Henderson, and Nancy
cmmons, ot Burlington. In its
lyriad pictures, it tells ot the
faculty, the students and the cam-
iif organizations and activities.
Other members ot the staff, in
ddition to the co-editors, were
rot. John F. West, faculty spon-
or; Stuart Fyke, Burlington, bus
iness manager: Eddie Robbins,
reensboro, photographer; Doc
Iston, Reidsville, and Linda Simp-
n, Elon College, feature editors;
ranees Kittrell, Henderson, Mary
ou Booth, Hampton. Va., and Kay
ughes, Elon College, typists; Mar-
on Glasgow, Franklinville. and
lackje McLauchlin, Bi^lington,
sports editors; and Yvonne Win-
tead, Roxboro, and Louis Wil-
ns, Lenning, Va., copy editors.
Many persons have hailed this
1958 edition ot Phi Psi CU as the
est in a number of years. The
se ot a large number of colored
pictures, particularly the ones
ised on the cover, added much to
it annual, which was first found
ed more than four decades ago by
tile three literary societies which
ere in existence on the Elon cam
pus at that time.
Four members of the Elon Col
lege graduating class of 1958 have
been awarded graduate fellowships
for the coming year, two of tliem
in the field of business administra
tion and two ot them in the field
of physical education.
Robert Kopko. ot Monessen, Pa.,
who has been an outstanding tac
kle on the Elon College football
squad tor tour years, will go to
Penn State on a fellowship in bus
iness administration. He will be
an assistant in the accounting labs
with remuneration and fees that
lota! $2,050 for the year.
.lack Henderson, of Towanda,
Pa., who has played end on the
Elon football squad for four years
and has been a left-handed pitcher
for the Elon baseball team, also
will go to Penn State on a fel
lowship in physical education and
athletics. He will be an assistant
in the physical education program
there, with remuneration and fees
that total SI,930 for the year.
William V. Carter, HI, now re
siding at Elon College but formerly
of Aberdeen, will go to the Uni
versity of Florida on a fellowship
in business administration. He will
serve as an assistant in that field,
with remuneration ot $1,400 plus
tees that will run his total for
the year considerably higher.
Lynn Newcomb, of Richmond,
Va.. who played four years at cen
ter for the Elon College football
squad. winning All-Conference
honors last fall, will go to the
University of North Carolina on a
fellowship in health and physical
education. He will serve as an as
sistant in the field of physical
education there, but value of his
fellowship has not been definitely
announced, since it will depend
upon the extent of his assistant-
('ollese To Coiicliule Year
With I'liree-Dav Program
Dr. Carl V. Moss, a native of
North t'.iiolina who is. now pres-
i' ;it ot the I.mi.i-ttr Theologi
cal Seminary .,f the Evan.^eilcal
■ind Reform' d Church, will deliver
I ill' commcni.ment adilrois next
|.Monday morning. May 26th. when
jElon College clo.ses its sixty-eighth
lannual commencement program
' with presentation of degrees and
Eight outstanding Elon College u,e Class of 1958.
sludenU were recognized at the, Graduation exercises, set
college's annual "Awards Day"|f„^ ,,,,3^ M.mday morn-
piogram for achievpments durmu;;,,, ^ commencement
the 1957-,'58 term in fields of per-1 ,„,,,erway
onal improvement, relliiious edu- rt-.c-plion and
W ith Amirds
i.iini-o :or thi s -nioi - in Alumni
k'nmriM. C!vmn.'.^.inn a1 i> i’'cl(.!k
I Friday eveninL,' At that time Pres-
;50 in cash, given by W. L. Mon-;j^^^j j
('ation. Bible study, dramatics, mu
le .ind athletics.
The annual Monroe Awards o.‘
oe, of Atlanta, Ga., tor personal
will join wilh the alumni in hon-
.mprovement durins: the year, wilh i ^,„,iu..iin,; M'lKcrs, who
emphasis on growth and develop-1 formally inducted as alum-
mcnt of the whole person were
The key figures who will participate in the sixty-eighth annua’ commencement program at Elon
College are pictured above against the beautiful background of the Elon Colonnade.s, the arched
and covered walkways which connect Elou's main buildings and which have long been a center ot
student life. The commencement speakers pictured in the insets are Dr. Robert V. Moss, upper left,
president ot the Lancaster Theological Seminary ot the Evangelical and Reformed Church, who wUl
deUver the commencement address at the graduation exercises on Monday morning. May 26th; Dr.
Fred Hoskins, upper right, of New York City, eminent minister and secretary of the General Coun
cil of Congregational Christian C lurches, who will preach the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday
morning. May 26th; Rev. J. Clyd 3 Aumaii, lower left, ot Winston-Salem, associate minister ot the
Centenary Methodist Church in that city, who will deliver the alumni address at the annual Alumni
Banquet on Saturday night. May 24th; and Dr. J. Earl Danieley, lower right, Elon’s president, who
will direct activities of Elon’s 19.33 comme.icemenl program. It will mark President Danieley's first
commencement since his inauguration as the sixth president of th3 college.
presented to Sara Summers, uf
Gibsonville. Routu 1, and Robcrl
Kopko, of Monc--sen, Pa. Miss Sum-
■iiers, a graduate ot Montlcello
High School, is a first-year stu-
Icnt, while Kopko Is a senior.
Two other awards of $50 each,
^iven in memory ot the late Jerry
Dillon Strader, Burlinijton, reli
gious, educationa land civic lead-
T. were given to Patricia Coghill,
)t Henderson, for work in Chris-
lan education, and to Eddie Rob
bins, of Greensboro, for work in
The Basnight trophies, given by
Stein H. Basnight, of Chapel Hill,
were presented to Joyce Myers, of
I’hiladclphia, Pa., for outstanding
work in Bible studies, and to Ro
bert Stautfenberg of Morea. Pa.,
as Elon s outstanding athlete for
The Shackley Music awards,
.■ach for $.'50 in cash, given by
Dr. George Shackley. of St. Pet
ersburg. Fla., were given to Rose
jilliam, of Burlington, as the stu-
Jent showing most improvement
Members of fourteen ot Elon's
raduatinH clas-t'-. will hold re
unions un Saturday of this week,
when the .mnual Alumni Day pro
ram is planned. which
are to gather back on the cam
pus at that time are thl)^L■ which
gmduated in 189.'?, 18Ui), 1903.
1908, 1913, 1918, 1923, 192rf, 1933,
1938, 1943. 1948. 1953 and 1957,
which comes back for its first class
gathering after graduation last
The Alumni D:iy program for
Saturday will open with breakfast
meetings for the reunion classes
til MeEwcn Memorial Dining Hall
at 9 o’clock, which will provide
an opportunity for renewal ot old
friendships and set the stage for
the day. There will be a picnic
luncheon on the west campus at
12 o’clock, followed by the annual
alumni business session that af
ternoon. Immediately after that
business session a plaque honor
ing Dr. Leon E. Smith will be un
veiled in Smith Hall, new boys’
dormitory, which was named In
:n piano, and to Wynn Riley, ofihis honor.
Columbia, S. C.. as one showing! Climaxing the Alumni Day pro-
•Tiost improvement in organ dur
The Basnight trophies were pre
sented by Mr. Basnight himself
it the "Awards Day” program,
while all other awards were pre
sented by Dr. J. Earl Danieley,
LARGE GROUP WILL GRADUATE WITH CLASS OF 1958
Another large group of seniors
will receive degrees and diplomas
from Elon College with the Class
of 1958 and will move into the
ranks of the Elon alumni after the
sixty-eighth annual graduation
program, which will be held next
Monday morning, May 26th.
A tentative list of the ’958 grad
uates has been released from the
office of Miss Hazel Walker, col
lege registrar, but the list is sub
ject to change as a result of ex
aminations this week, and the list
cannot be regarded as final.
The group which is expected to
receive diplomas next Monday is
the largest in several years, and
■:he membership of the Class of
1958 will be swelled still larger by
Hugh .M. Gravitt, Jr., of Vlr-
S'lina, Va., has just been award
ed the VV estern Electric scholar-
siiip for the coming year. Pres
entation was at a loucheon held
■n McEwen Dining Hall on Fri-
ay. May 16th, at which Gravitt
- ' - y J- G. Gardiner at the summer com-
H. w. Sharp, officials of the
««rlington plant of Western
I fecipient of the scholar-
. P is a sophomore chemistry
®ajor, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. Gravitt, ^r., of Virgi-
”a. He received his high school
^n.ning at the Halifax County
^School near South Boston,
. ■ Tbe gift of this scholarship
°‘|ly one of many instances
o- Electric co-
j..' with Elon College and
students in recent years.
Jime Alston. Reidsville.
John Apessos, Monessen, Pa.
Ruth Ashley, Elon College.
Dalton Beamon. Elon College.
Mai Bennett, Greensboro.
John Biggerstaft, Burlington.
Charles Bivins, Burlington.
Hubert Bolick, Burlington.
Robert Bolick, Burlington.
Leo Bolick, Burlington.
Richard Bradham, Sumter. S.
Gaynell Branton. Shelby,
Lester Brewer, Bennett.
Clingman Capps, Pittsboro.
Stewart Cass, Greensboro.
WiUiam Cayavec, Burlington.
Patricia Chrismon, Reidsville.
Jean Coghill, Henderson.
Patricia Coghill, Henderson.
James Compton, Cedar Grove.
Alice Crow, Ararat
Richard Curry, Leaksville.
mencement in August. Marshall C>jrtis CUmax^^
Six states and one foreign coun-,Max Dixon, o.-riinaton
try are represented in the ranks I Terrell Duncan, Burlin^on.
ot the prospective Elon graduates
of 1958. North Carolina claims
approximately nine-tenths ot the
class, with Virginia and Pennsyl
vania ranking second and third.
Other states represented are South
Carolina, New York and Mississ
ippi. The foreign country is Korea.
The senior? expected to graduate
are as follows:
Alton Durham, Burlington.
Sherman Earles, Leaksvllle.
Richard Faggart, Burlington.
Norman Fields, Ramseur.
Charles Foster, Burlington.
Curtis Fretwell, Reidsville.
Onita Frye, Liberty.
Doris Gaddis, Asheboro.
Betty Garrett. BurUngton.
Steve Gibson, Martinsvdle, Va.
Roy Gilliam, Graham.
Nancy Goforth, Hendersonville.
Lois Grizzard, Courtland. Va.
Bertha Hancock, Reidsville.
Paul Heath. Elon College.
Betty Hedgepeth. Graham.
J.ick Henderson. Towanda. Pa.
Henry Johnson. Siler City.
Mary Anne Johnston. Elon CoUege.
Robert Jordan. Burlington.
Vs-iiion Joyner. Walters, Va.
I Gary Joyce, Fieldale, Va.
Dorothy Keck, Burlington.
John Kennedy, New York, N. Y.
Thomas Kinney, Elon College,
Henry Kivett, Burlington.
Robert Kopko, Monessen, Pa.
C?rl Lair, Burlington.
Jimmy Lemmons, Greensboro.
Nancy Lemmons, Burlington.
Harold Long, Raleigh.
Jacqueline Love. Burlington.
Jerry Loy, Graham.
James Lyon, Greensboro.
Carlton Mangum, Burlington.
A. J. Martin. Ruffin.
Janis Mateer. Burlington.
'■ role Medlln. Burlington.
Helen Meredith, Graham.
Dwight Moore, Madison.
Lorene Moore, Madison.
John Biggerstaff, of Burling
ton, who is president of the Class
of 1958, will guide his senior
mates through the weekend com-
lyencemeat exercises, which get j HiUery Motsinger, Kernersville.
underway with the reception on
Friday night and conclude with
the presentation of diplomas
next .Monday morning.
Lynn Newcomb, Richmond. Va.
Thomas Newman. Elon College.
James Nichols, Burlington.
Johnny Oakes. Greensboro.
Charles Oates, Greensboro.
Hyoung Suk Oh, Seoul, Korea.
Alfred Page, Burlington.
Kenneth Page, Graham.
William Patterson, Burlington.
Jeanne Payne, Asheville.
Robert Phelps, Lexington.
Nathan Price. Swepsonville.
Russell Ramsey. Reidsville.
Nelson Reid, Burlington.
James Renigar. Asheboro.
Edward Robbins, Greeniboro.
J.imes Sanderson, Elon College.
William Shelley, Greensboro.
William Shepherd, S. Boston, Va.
Joseph Simone, Elon CoUege.
Jerry Slaughter, Martinsville, Va.
Ronald Somers, Reidsville.
James Spencer, Ramseur.
Barbara Spinks, Burlington.
Marjorie Stacey, Gibsonville.
Robert Stautfenberg, Morea, Pa.
Bobby Talley, Reidsville.
Clara Terrell, Graham.
Rosaline Toney, Burlington.
William Turner, Greensboro.
Glenn Varney, Powell, Pa.
Phyllis Wallace, Burlington.
Henry Walters, Columbus, Miss.
Bettie White. Burlington.
Archie Wilborn. Mebane.
Louis Wilkins. Lennig. Va.
Elmer Williamson, Haw River.
Jackie Williamson, Townsville.
Leigh Wills, Suffolk, Va.
Yvonne Winstead, Roxboro.
Jack Wrenn, Elon College.
gram will be the annual Alumni
Banquet, which will be served in
tile banquet room of McEwen Din
ing Hall at 6:30 o'clock. At that
time Rev. J. Clyde Auman. of
Winston-Salem, now associate min
ister of the Twin City’s Centenary
Methodist Church, who is a mem
ber of Elon's Cla.ss of 1918, will
1 deliver the annual alumni ora
tion. Another feature of the alum
ni banquet meeting will be the
announcement of the outstanding
Elon alumnus of 1958.
A full program is set for Sun
day, May 25th, when Dr. Fred Hos
kins, of New York, an eminent
minister who is secretary of the
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Elon To Offer i
The next Elon College cata
logue will provide for a major
in Elementary Education, foUow-
Ing approval of the plan by
members of the college faculty
at their regular May meeting
held in .Society Hall last Satur
day morning. May 17th.
Many Elon students have gone
out from the campus to teach In
the elementary grades of the
North Carolina public schools,
but they have always done so
with a major in some specified
fleU of study and with a high
school certificate. The new plan
will now enable those wishing
to do so to qualify for a North
Carolina elementary teacher’s
The course of stufty for such
a certiflcutc has been under
study by a faculty committee
for some month.s and had been
submitted to the faculty at a
meeting held earlier this sprin«.