Of Graduating Class
MAROON AND GOLD
And Happy Summer
To One And All
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Eton Plans Diamond Anniversary Commencement
Fifteen Receive Honors
At Annual Awards Event
SPEAKSIW IN EL()>'
i: lENCEMEM' ri!(>(;HAAi College To Conclude Year
With Three-Day Program
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Fifteen Elon College students
were presented with trophies, cash
awards or scholarships at the an
nual Elon College Awards Dav Dro-
gram, which was held in Whitley
Auditorium on Wednesday morning.
May 6th, as a special chapel con
Leslie Donald Johnson, of Bur
lington, was the winner of the John
W, Barney Memorial Scholarship,
a cash award which Is given each
year in memory of the late Prof.
j, W. Barney, a member of the
Elon English faculty for thirty-
three years. The award was pre
sented by Dr. J. E. Danieley.
The Basnight Awards for excel
lence in Bible study and athletics
were presented by William rnd
Jesse Basnight, sons of the late
Stein H. Basnight, of Chapel Hill,
in whose honor the two trophies
are given. The award for Bible
study went to David Andes, of Elon
College, while the award as Elon’s
outstanding athlete went to Willie
Tart, of Dunn.
The William Moseley Brown
Award, given each year b'-
Sigma Mu Sigma Fraternity in
honor of Dr. William Moseley
Brown, of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
long-time faculty member at Elon,
was presented by Melvin Shreves
By CAROL TRAGESER
The Lambda Omicron chapter of
Alpha Psi Omega, national dramat
ics fraternity, will initiate seven
new members on Wednesday eve
ning of this week at the home of
Prof. and Mrs. Roy Epperson.
Chosen for membership during the
fall semester were A1 Baer, Wi',--.
DR, WILLIAM C. ARCHIE
In SGA Plan
DR. THOAtAS A. COI.LINS
REV. SION M, LVNAM
,1 .1 .:rsnry comrv'nc^r.i nL pri. .i ' ■ n:i th,
. ; I'ft' dir.'Ctor ol th’ :V. rj i,i ;!i>her
! r li'. ition e.x.rcises n ni '.rm.
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ton. Those receiving bids this se- May 25th; Dr. Thomas A. Collins, of Rocky Mount, (c'.i^cr' ir*'..,id?nt of Nort nioina t „_om
m3ster were David Andes, Elon who will deli'er the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday morning, . ay t , an p r phiirrh iii
„ „ ... „ , ...„ , , L .tino ni' 1 ' 4. HOW oastor of Community Congregational Church in
lull 1 fe itureri wlio v/iil app'Cir n
Springfield, Mass.: Peggy Dodson, iglon campus th^s weekend, :;re Dr. Willinm i
Liberty; and Frank Rich, Burli;!"’ lEducation for North Cardin'), who will ileli ’er
'ollege: Hunter Dula, Hillsboro;
Laura Rice, Burlington; and Tyrone
^.owell, Henderson. They were se
lected for membership on the basis
a point system for their partici
pation in Elon Playmaking.
June Biddle and Prof. Sandy Mof
fett were also invited to join as
honorary members of the fraternity.
.Although not a student, June Bid
dle has been very active with the
In addition to previous work in
to Carol Trageser, of Arnold, drama, which won him numnation
who was honored as the out?tand-L. ,u fraternity in the fall, Frank
ing member of the Elon senior
The Pi Gamma Mu Scholarshin
Award, given each year by the i
■ ■ to the fraternity in the fall, Frank
Rich had the lead role in the rec.-ri'
production of “Oedipus Fex" anil
appeared in “Christ In The Con
Crete City”. He won the Carolina
Dramatics Association “best actor”
Elon chapter of the honorary soci.al ^ award at Catawba for his perform-
science fraternity, was pre.sented bvj i,;: i;i “Christ." A1 Baer also con-
Prof. James P. Elder to Durwood tinued his dramatic work with
',r VlJn’s eradu ;ting Cl:;.ss oi 1 '-4, now pastor of Community Congregational Church in
.' ho ■ -•ill d li '"r the ,nd l 's; ' e rmiial Alumni Banquet on Saturday night. May 23rd.
LARGE GROU® m!. GRADUATE
Stokes, of Graham, who v/as c’-.o-en
this year as the outstindins IClo"
student in the field of social “"i-
ence and history.
Wally Sawyer, of Portsmouth, Va.,
who served as president of the Elon
College Student Government Asso
ciation this year, was presented the
annual student president’s plaque.
The presentation was by Melvin
Shreves, who later presented an
other Student Government award to
Kathy Sandefur, of Charleston,
West Va., for her outstanding con
tribution to campus government as
a non-elective officer.
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major role in "The Bald Soprano.”
David Andes has appeared in four
campus productions, having major
■•olss this year in “Death of a Sales
man”, “Christ", and “Oedipus.”
Hunter Dula first appeared on
he Elon stage in Moliere’s “The
Imaginary Invalid”. Since that time
he has taken supporting roles in four
'ther plays, and he was given rec-
-r!nition by the Carolina Dramatics
Association for his acting in
Laura R'ce made her Elon stage
iebut this year in “Salesman”. She
also took parts in “Soprano" and
■Oedirus”. and shn h '. d vilh
taging an i masks for th“se plays.
.XoDcarin;* first in “Invalid”, TV"
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STUDENT GIFT TO FUND DRIVE
Another large group of seniors
will receive diplomas and degrees
from Elon College with the Cla.ss
of 1964 and will move into the ranks
of Elon alumni nfter the graduation
program of the college’s Diamond
Anniversarv comm-'ncement, which
will be hel 1 next Monday, May ?J>th.
Although the final list of Finn’s
1964 graduites is not yet available,
pending th? outcom“ of the exam
inations on the spring semester aen-
demic wor'c, a list of candidates for
degrees and diplomas has just been
released bv Prof. Pennings Berrv.
the collegc registrar. There will be
only a few changes in this list, but
it cannot yet be regarded as fin-sl
This group of candidates who are
expected to receive diplomas at the
annual spring graduation will be
I swelled .still larger by the seniors
who will complete their graduation
requirements during the summer
school and qualify for their diplo
mas at the August commencement
The combined May and August
graduating groups will compose the
final membership of the college’;
Class of 1964.
The candidates for graduation rep
resent a varied field of interests as
shown in their major subjects, for
there are no less than thirteen sep
arate fields represented in single
major subjects. There are also nine
different combinations of two sub
ject fields represented by students
with double majors.
The most frequent major is in
business administration, chosen bv
23 seniors. Thirteen majored in Eng
lish, eleven picked elementary edu
cation, and ten chose physical edu
cation. Other subject fields with
from one to ten seniors choosing
them included hi.story, mathematics.
, home economics, business ediica-
! tion, social science, biology, philoso
phy, chemistry, French and physics.
Double majors include four with
physics and mathematics, along
with single representatives in the
double fields of French and Eng
lish, history and philosophy, history
nnd social science, music and Eng
lish, history and business admin
istration, busines administration and
pre-law, Spanish and English and
religious education and philosophy.
There are twelve different states
Wayne Pruitt, of Kufflii. is presi
dent of the senior class of
which will receive diplomas and
degrees at the annual Elon Col
lege commencement, which starts
with Alumni Day events on Satur
day and continues through the
graduation exercises next Monday
The Elon CoUege Student Government Association gav^ $^^lo tlw
Elon Diamond Anniversary Fund campaign, wi ° college
sented as a fe-.ture of the annurl Awards governS
on May 6th. Wally Sawyer, who f as he presented
group during the 1963-64 term, is pictured, ng rolleae The gift
toe check fo Dr. J. E. D-ieley. P-s.deny^ the ^
from the students is to become a part of tne coueg
fund for additional student scholarships.
The candidates for the 1963 gradua
Gerald Allen, Elon College.
Ann Amash, Elon College.
Clifton Averette, Burlington.
Elizabeth Bailey, Gibsonville.
WiUiam Baskerville, Blackstone, Va
Wanda Bennett. Burlington.
Jo.seph Berdosh, Mah-noy City, Pa
.ludith Berwind, I.ynbrook, N. Y.
William Blomb'rg. Danville. Va.
Ehzabeth Bouldin. Pittsboro.
Carolyn Brown, Troy.
Barnard Burges', Burlington.
Loretta Burton, Brown Summit.
Alpha Carter, Faith.
Jane Cheek, Asheboro.
Geraline Champion, Hillsboro.
Nicholas Ciotola, White Plains, N.'V'
Mary Frances Clark, Bonlee.
Johnny Clayton, Burlington.
Sheldon Clayton, Roxboro.
Patsy Cole, South Boston, Va.
Lloyd Conklin, Burlington.
Wendy Co- all, Washington, D. C.
Bobby Crawford, Burlington.
Marie Davis, Durham
andTe Di;trir‘o7 Columbia repr^ i"
sented among the candidates for
graduation, with North Carolina
furnishing over two-thirds of the
group. Other states repre.sented by
from one to thirteen seniors are
Virginia, New York, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Ver
mont. Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Indiana, Delaware and California.
Peggy Dodson, Liberty.
John Downs, Philadelphia, Pa.
Janet Faulkner, Thomasville,
Peggy Carter. Elon College.
Robert Felton, Carthage.
James Ferrell, Burlington.
John Fletrming, Chesapeake, Va.
Roger Fletcher, Winstead, Conn.
Sara Foley, Leaksville.
Thomas Ford, Hickory.
Ronald Frazier. Burlington.
■'nrlcs Futrell, Graham.
Sara Gershengoren, East Norwalk
Billy Greeson. Burlington.
William Griffin, Burlington.
Walter Grom, West Fulton, N. V.
Seymour Hall, Brooklyn. N, Y.
Gail Hettel, Hamoton, Va.
, Betty Hill. Efiand.
'jois Ilin :hnw. Hi ,h Point.
Nancy Hobirt. 'Va-D. C.
■^Ivin Hodgin, Graham.
David Hosm"r. Warc'-strr. Mass.
Judith Hudson. Warsaw, Ind.
Robert Humble. Burlington.
Donald Isley, Burlington.
Don Jenkins, Burlington.
Ann Jordan, Statesville.
Arlene Kolber, Wilmington, Del.
Cameron Little, Roanoke Rapids.
William Luby, Wethersfield. Conn.
Carroll Lupton. Greensboro.
James Mar.shman, Audenried, Pa.
Denise Martin, Hamden, Conn.
Grayson Mattingly, Washington, D.C.
Hinson Mikell, Charleston, S. C.
Flonnie Moize, Gibsonville.
Ada Mullis, Long Beach, Calif.
Ocie Murray, Virgilina, Va,
Billy Nobles. Elon College.
Charles Noblin, Oxford.
Hugh O’Hara, Falls Church, Va.
Edna Okey, Graham.
Wilbert Paschal, Reidsville.
Charles Paska, Arlington, Va.
Rachel Perdue, Brown Summit.
Thomas Piccinnini, Long Island Citv
Wayne Pruitt, Ruffin.
.John Reed, Fairfax, Va.
Thomas Rice, Burlington,
Polly Roach, Axton, Va.
Ray Roberts, Haw River.
Harold Rogers, Snow Camp.
Silas Sauls, Raleigh.
Wallace Sawyer. Port.smouth, Va
Phillip Scott. Burlington.
Phillip Secrist, Elkton. Va.
Martha Sexton, Elon Colhge.
Herbert Siner, Elon College.
Glenna Smith, Burlington.
Lamar Smith, Rocky Mount.
Tamara Smith, Greensboro.
Carol Spangler, Silver Springs, M l
Gary Steele, Burlington.
Durwood Stokes. Graham.
Gene Stokes, Graham.
Linda Stratton. Burlington.
Allen Strohm, Burlington.
Francis Stump, Danville, Pa.
WiUie Tart, Dunn.
Demus Thompson, Burlington.
Richard Thompson, Macon.
Carol Trageser. Arnold, Md.
Doris Tyndall, Stanardsville, Va.
Lee Vaughn, BurUngton.
Terry Vining, Charleston, S, C.
William Wilburn, Burlington.
Edgar Williams, Franklin, Va.
Brenda Woodward, East Berkshire
Gene Wrenn. Burlington.
Carolyn Wright. Burlington.
ny MKLVIN SIIRKVES
The Student Senate held a “quilt-
' ])nrtv ’ at its second meeting of
. , V liv adding two more
■' t"'t 1 :in .already well-
;. kn:)wn .as con-
;itutional amendments to the Sen-
itors, pas.sed with little or no d*-
>ate, and appear to be definite im
provements to the constitution
At the special Senate meeting,
newly elected SGA President Fred
Stephenson was recognized to speak
on the third of the three amend
ments, that dealing with the Dance
Committee, but he let the first two
roll by without comment.
The first amendment discussed on
the floor would have dissolved the
■I's Interdormitory Council, but
i;)on tile recommendation of th
Senate Judicial Committee, th
amendment went down in defeat.
The second amendment incoaser
: the number of meml)ers of the En
j tertainment Committee and entrust
I ed in this committee the respi'isi
I bility for all .student entortainmjn!
I excluding dances.
This means that th’ commit tei
' a".'Ct yea'" will lie r"S Miiisi'^l'' for 1h
Sunday night movies, a fall and
Dr. William C. Archie, of Raleigh,
who is director of the Board of
Higher Education for the State of
North Carolina, will deliver the com
mencement address on Monday
morning. May 2.'ith, when Elon Col
lege closes its Diamond Anniversary
.session with the pre.sentation of di
plomas and degrees to the Class
The graduation exercises, set for
10;30 o'clock on Monday morning in
Whitley ,\uditorium, will climax the
w. .'kend commencement program,
which will start with the annual
\lumni Day programs on Saturday,
May 23rd, a day which will be
marked with a full day of events
for the returning old grads.
The Saturday program will o|)en
with the registration of the return
ing alumni in the Carlton Library
at 10 o’clock that morning, the reg
istration being accompanied by a
“Coffee Hour” for the old grads.
There will be a picnic luncheon for
the alumni in McEwen Dining Hall
at 12; 30 o’clock, followed by the
regular alumni business meeting to
be held in Whitley Auditorium at 2
o’clock in the afternoon
The Rev. Sion M Lynam, an Elon
■ iduatp of the Cla.ss of 1924, now
I'linister of the Community Congre
gational Church at Greenland, N.H.,
will be the featured speaker at the
annual Alumni Banquet, which is to
be held in the banquet room of the
McEwen Memorial Dining Hall at
0:30 o’ckick. At that time the Elon
•\lumni Association will pay tribute
Dr. T. E Powell, of Elon Col-
of the Cla,s of 1919, who has
.pring concert, the busses to away
games, a proposed tennis tourna- graduating classes
ment, a proposed field day, b^s^s
I'D non-athletic events ithe circus,, , ...
, . f I campus for the Alumni Day pro-
1 t'’! and any other type of enter-- ... ■ i u r .u
■ .1- : A J 1 , 'ir:im. with soecial honors for the
Itair.ment that SGA dreams up dur- ’ . ■ . ,
1. I ..il ien .\nnnersary Class of 1914
'"f,. „ (V, I '>'1 Siher Anniversary Class of
' The amendment concerning the ■
Dance Committee gives it authority
to draw up rules on student condiicl
at dances, and also increases the
amount of work to be done by the
According to the proposed budget
of President Stephenson, the Dance
Committee will be responsible for
a September Dance, the Homecom
ing Dance, a pre-Christmas Dance,
two post-basketball dances, an April
Dance, a Spring Week-end Dance,
land for decorations at all of these
I I I1.J0.S. Il t^.e '1st th- '>aa'’P (Y.m'
,li; tn.i 11 '• • , 0 '' u il ■ t-
the Homecoming Week-end events
The commencement events plan
ned for Sunday, May 24th, will get
underway with the baccalaureate
sermon, to be delivered in Whitley
Auditorium at 11 o’clock that morn
ing by Dr. Thomas A. Collins, of
Rocky Mount, who is the president
of the North Carolina Wesleyan Col
ALso .set for Sunday night is a
program of music, to be presented
by the Elon College music depart
ment. This program, planned' under
the direction of Prof. Wendell Bart-
holf, of the college music faculty,
is set for Whitley Auditorium at 8
and the May Day week-end events.' o’clock Sunday night.
PLAYERS (;IVE ‘OEDIPUS’ Pl.AY
The elaborate co.st'iming and the ancient Greek masks which feat
ured the Elun I’lajer presentation of .Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex” are
pictured above in a shot taken during the outdoor performances, which
were staged on the columned south portico of the Mooney Building on
Friday and Saturday night, .May 8th and 9th. Those .shown in the
picture, left to right, are David Andes, of Elon College, as Creon;
Peggy Roach Parker, of Burlington, as Queen Jocasta; and Frankie Rich,
of Burlington, as Oedipus. tragc«ty-ridden king of Thebes. They had
the principal roles in the show, which was staged under the direction of
I Prof. Sandy Moffett and which drew high praise from the audience.