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Elon College, N. C.
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VOLUME 48
ELON COLLEGE, N. C.
FRIDAY. MARCH 8, 1968
NUMBER 18
Elon Sets Parents’ Weekend
last YEAR’S PARENTS’ DAY SCENE TO BE REPEATED
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The above scene from last year’s Parents’ Day on the Elon campus will be repeated
this weekend, when an expected 300 or more parents of Elon students arrive on the
campus for the 1968 Parents’ Day observance. The picture shows the registration
of visitors last year, and registration for this year’s event is set for tomorrow
mornine. The weekend will feature programs by the Elon Players, the Elon Singep,
the Elon Concert Band, the Emanons and discussion meetings with various Elon
faculty members.
New York Editor Will Speak
For Founder’s Day Program
Vermont C. Royster,
editor of the Wall Street
Journal, who is one of
the outstanding business
writers in Amcrica, will
be the featured speaker
for the annual Elon Col
lege Founders Day Con
vocation, which is set for
next Monday morning.
The convocation will be
held in Alumni Memorial
Gymnasium at 11 o’clock
Monday morning, accord
ing to an announcement
from^ Dr.J. E. Danieley,
Elon’s president, who ex
pressed pleasure that the
New York journalist ac
cepted the invitation to
visit the Elon campus as
the Founders Day speak
er.
The Founders Day ob
servance is held annually
on the campus during the
early part of March, with
the date set to fall on
or near the anniversary
date of the founding of
Elon College, which was
chartered by act of the
North Carolina General
Assembly on March 11,
1389.
A special feature of
this 1968 observance will
be the unveiling of a por
trait of Dr. William S.
Long, first president of
the college, who played
an outstanding role in the
founding and early his
tory of the college. The
portrait, which is a gift
from the Long fam ily, will
hang in the William S.
Long Student Center here.
The guest speaker tor
this 1968 Founders Day
Convocation is a native
of Raleigh and a grad
uate of the University of
Duo-Pianist Offer Concert
In Whitley Tuesday Night
/T-vr , \4iQQ R'
Many Parents Will
Join In Observance
North Carolina. He also
holds honorary degrees
from the University of
North Carolina and Tem
ple University.
A veteran ofWorldWar
II, the Wall Street Journal
editor got his start in
New York as a reporter
for the New York City
News Bureau, but he soon
joined the staff of the Wall
Street Journal, served
several years as a Wash
ington Correspondent, be
came associate editor in
1948 and rose to editor
in 1958. He won the Pu
litzer Prize for editorial
writing in 1 ?53.
He has served as pres
ident of the American As
sociation of Newspaper
Editors for one term and
was chairman of the Na
tional Conference of Edi
torial Writers in 1957.
(PICTURE ON
Bencini
PAGE 2)
.v-iiii and Lee, an
outstanding team of duo-
pianists, will appear in
concert in Elon’s Whitley
Auditorium at 8 o’clock
''cxt Tuesday night as the
next of the series of Elon
College Lyceum pro-
Sfams, with everyone in-
vited to attend without
charge.
The musical team has
^'cn appearing in con
certs since IQSR nnH it
ics,
them
pianists
tecnique
— since 1958, and it
as won many glowing tri-
utes from musical crit-
who have described
as * *ma.gnific6nt
with a balanced
tecnique which is unbe
lievable and an outstand
ing sense for unified in
terpretive playing.
It is interesting, too,
that the two pianists are
versatile in their abili
ties and combine many
and varied interests and
accomplishments witn
their music. Both are in
terested in sports, with
both of them playing very
fine games of golf and
By
KEN HOLLINGSWORTH
Approximately 300 par
ents are expected to con
verge on the Elon Col
lege campus tomorrow,
marking the beginning of
Parents’ Weekend. On
Saturday morning a re
gistration table will be in
the William S. Long Stu
dent Center for parents to
receive name tags and
dinner tickets.
Guides from Alpha Phi
Omega will be stationed
at various points in the
Center to offer assist
ance to parents. Classes
will be held as usual on
Saturday, with parents
welcome to visit the
classes in which their
children are members.
Parents’ Weekend
Committee Chairman Bill
Walker will preside over
the after-lunch convoca
tion which will feature
remarks by Elon’s Pres
ident J.E. Danieley and
Student Body President
Dale Morrison.
After the convocation
parents will have the pri
vilege of joining var
ious faculty members,
who will discuss up-to-
date topics of interest.
These faculty members
will represent various a-
cademic areas of the col
lege program.
Parents will later be
guests of the College for
the Saturday evening
meal. The meal will be
in McEwen Dining Hall.
The Elon Players and
Alpha Psi Omega, Na
tional honorary dramat-
(Continued on Page 4)
Band Concert
Is Scheduled
For Parents
As one of the special
treats for the visiting par
ents this weekend, the
Elon College Concert
Band, along with the Ema
nons, which is the col
lege’s own dance band,
will appear in a joint
concert in Whitley Audi
torium at 2 o’clock Sun
day afternoon.
The Elon College Con
cert Band, now in its six
th season under the baton
of the old maestro. Jack
O. White, will play tra
ditional and modern band
numbers programmed e-
specially for the parents.
Two special features will
be the musical tribute to
Glenn Miller and the mu
sical highlights of “The
Sound of Music.”
One of the modern
sounds to be played by the
concert band is one ar
ranged by Harold Seeman.
Seem an, a nationally
known band composer and
arranger, has befriended
Elon College by naming
his newest composed
march after Elon.
The Emanons, who have
carried Elon’s name all
the way to New York while
appearing at the New
York World’s Fair .will
be making their premier
appearance of this year
when they join in the con
cert for the parents on
Sunday, and their music
for the occasion will
(Continued on Page 4)
Irish Author And Critic Will
Lecture Here Wednesday Night
with Miss Bencini being
an accomplished tennis
player.
Sara Bencini is a na
tive of Winston—oalem,
where she began her mu
sic while in public school
and later graduated from
Salem College with a
major in piano. She later
studied at the Julliard
School of Music with Carl
Friedberg and Katherine
Bacon, and she later re
ceived the master s de
gree from Smith College
(Continued on page 4;
Sure and ’tis quite ap
propriate that Grattan
Freyer, from County
Mayo and the green sod
of Ould Ireland itself,
should visit the Elon Col
lege campus next Wed
nesday» March 13th, al
most on the eve of the
observance of St. Pat
rick’s Day, which falls
each year on March 17th.
Grattan Freyer, widely
known as an author and
critic, comes to the Elon
campus under the aus
pices of the Visiting Scho
lar’s Program of the
Piedmont University Cen
ter and under the local
sponsorship of the English
Club, which is composed
of Elon students who are
majoring in the study of
English and English lit
erature.
He will speak in the
social room on the second
floor of Elon’s McEwen
Memorial Dining Hall at
o’clock next Wednesday
night, with a reception to
be held immediately fol
lowing his lecture. Per
sons in the audience will
be able to make the per
sonal acquaintance of the
great Irish writer at the
reception.
His subject on his visit
to the Elon campus will
be “An Outline Of Irish
History For Literature
Studies,” a topic which
should prove to be of
espcial interest to all per
sons who are majoring in
English literature.
Freyer is best known
for authorship of “The
Irish Contribution” in the
Pelican Guide To English
Literature, but he is also
widely acclaimed as a
criticfor The Irish Times,
The Guardian and The L-
conomist. He has also
contributed numerous ar
ticles to Scrutiny, Poli
tics and Letters, and
L’Age. Nouveau.
    

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