MAROON AND GOLD Non-Profit Organization U. S. POSTAGE PAID Elon College, N. C. PERMIT No. 1 Return Requested 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 i 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.