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Elon College, N. C.
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Honor Given Elon Professor
Player Show
Has 2 Other
Greeted with enthus
iasm in three presenta
tion on Tuesday,Wednes
day and Thursday nights
of this week, the Elon
Player presentation of
Samuel Becket’s “Wait
ing For Godot” has two
other nights remaining;
of its five-night schedule
of performances in Moon
ey Chapel Theatre.
The newest dramatic
program of the student
dramatic group on the
Elon campus will be pre
sented both tonight and
tomorrow night on the
stage of the Mooney Thea
tre, and capacity audien
ces are expected for each
of the two final showings
under direction of Prof.
Ed Pilkington.
The Becket play can
truly be said to have its
scene laid “any where,
any time,” for it is sim
ply laid on a road near
a tree. It is a tragi-com-
edy in the style of the
modern stage and poses
serious questions about
man’s reason for existing,
but the questions are pre
sented in serious man
Bill Bradshaw, of
Windsor, Va., and Jim
Gillespie, of Taftville,
Conn., have two of the
leading roles in the show,
with Bradshaw appearing
as Vladimir and Gilles
pie appearing as Estra-
gon, a pair of hobo char
acters who meet beside
a tree and set the stage
for action.
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Linda Durham, Elon
^ollege senior from Bur
lington, who has had a fine
^reer in the campus
activities, ap
peared in her senior voice
ficital in Whitley Audl-
orium on Tuesday night,
February I3th. Her re-
V" sections fea-
lured the works of Mo-
Handel, Schubert,
rauss, Berlioz, Faure,
iliams and Johnson.
For Sports Service
Dr. A, L. Hook, veteran of half a century of Elon
College faculty service, pictured above, was honored
for his long service to Elon College in general and to
Elon athletic teams in particular at a meeting of the
Alamance County Chapter of Elon College alumni
held In McEwen Dining Hall last night.
Next Lyceum Event
Here Tuesday Night
Tall, fair and hanasome
Ray DeVoll, who appears
in Whitley Auditorium at
8 o’clock next Tuesday
night, February 27th, in
a concert that is the next
attraction of the annual
Elon College Lyceum
program, is a little over
six feet tall, is what the
tailors call “a perfect 40
long” and is every inch
a showman, all of which
means that music lovers
of Elon’s campus have a
great treat ahead.
Blessed with an unus
ually beautiful tenor voice
of enormous range and
color, Ray DeVoll hails
from Rochester, N.Y.,and
already his artistry has
taken him to the far cor
ners of the earth, and
his voice has thrilled au
diences from the nor
thernmost cities of Can
ada to the southern
most towns of Argen
tina and from the polar
cities of Scandinavia and
Russia to the concert
halls of Europe and the
Near East.
DeVoll is known for his
many recordings, many of
which feature him as a
tenor soloist with New
York’s famed Pro Musi-
ca, but one of the first
things which his audien
ces all over the world
feel is that he loves to
sing oratorio, opera and
any type of concert. In
fact, he loves all kinds of
music and even has a spe
cial spot in his heart
for good old New Orleans
The first audiences to
hear the beautifully natu
ral tenor voice of Ray
DeVoll were his school
mates, for he was a star
member of the glee club
in his home town high
school. He started to sing
as a child, and the com
pulsion to sing has never
left him.
The Eastman School of
Music in his native Ro
chester gave him his first
solid musical background.
Enrolled there as a spe
cial student of voice, he
had many major roles in
operas and oratorios with
the Symphony at the fam
ed Eastman Theatre. In
Rochester he sang with
the Rochester Oratorio
Society and was tenor so
loist when the society re
corded Berlioz’s “Re
quiem” under the Colum
bia label.
Ray DeVoll came to
New York in 1957 and
began advanced voice stu-
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Dr. A. L. Hook, who
has been described as the
living embodiment of the
Elon College spirit,was
honored for over fifty
years of service to Elon
College athletics and to
college athletics in gen
eral at the annual dinner
meeting of the Alamance
County Chapter of Elon
alumni, which was held in
McEwen Dining Hall here
last night.
The recognition of Dr,
Hook’s long service to
college sports was in the
form of a plaque, which
was formally presented
to him by Jack Boone, one
of Elon’s all-time ath
letic greats, who was for
merly a head grid coach
at East Carolina. Also
featured were words of
tribute spoken by L.J.
“Hap” Perry, also an E-
lon sports star of other
years and a former Elon
coach, who was the fea
tured speaker for the oc
The dinner meeting was
presided over by Paul
Messick, of Burlington,
president of the Alamance
County Chapter of the
Elon College Alumni As
sociation. Dr. J. E. Dan-
ieley, Elon President,
spoke briefly and recog
nized the former Elon
College athletic coaches
who were present.
Special invitations had
gone out to all former
Fighting Christian var
sity coaches, along with
invitations to all mem
ber s of the present staff.
Among the former coa
ches invited to attend
were D. C. “Peahead”
Walker, Horace “Horse”
Hendrickson, L.J.“Hap”
Perry, J. L. “Jet” Pier
ce, H.E. “Sid” Varney,
G. L. “Doc” Mathis,Ja
mes B. “Jim” Mallory,
J. D. “Jack” Sanford,
George Tucker, Joe Bry
son and Odell Welborn.
A native of Hanging
Rock, West Va., Dr. Hook
came to Elon College as
a freshman in the fall of
1909 and has never left.
He graduated in 1913 af
ter serving as a manager
of sports teams and help
ing to found the Phi Psi
Cli, college annual. He
then joined the Elon fa
culty in 1914 and went
on to graduate study af
ter joining the faculty.
Always interested in
sports, he served for
some years as graduate
manager of athletics for
the college, and virtually
all of his faculty life has
served as a member of
the college’s faculty ath
letic committee, serving
for many years as chair
man of that group.
He was active in the
organization of the old
North State Conference
in 1931, a group which
was renamed the Caro-
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