North Carolina Newspapers

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Friday, October 4,1968
MAROON and gold
Dedicated to the best interests of Elon College and
its students and faculty, the Maroon and Gold Is pub
lished weekly during the college year with the excep
tion of holiday and examination periods at Elon College,
N.C. (Zip Code 27244), publication being in coopera
tion with the Journalism department.
John Andrews, Landy Blackwell, Don Bowers, Edna
Brantley, Richard Bray, Rebecca Burgess, Chester
Burgess, Bruce Cohen, Dean Coleman, Dillard Dye,
Joe Fowler, Don Goldberg, Joe Goldberg, Tom Hardee,
Wally Hardwick, William Hartley, Joe Jessup, Sondra
Jones, Bobby King, Bob Klingel, John McNeill, Sam
Massey, Jerry Midkiff, Denny Moore, Robert Nash,
Ned Poole, Elizabeth Sanders, Kay Savage, Jerry
Schumm, Ronnie Sink, Mike Spillane, Mike Straka,
Archie Taylor, Joe Teague. Bill Walker, Ronnie Wick
er, Jerry Woodlief, George Watts, Frank Webster.
Of News Policies
The Maroon and Gold
begins its forty-ninth
year of publication on the
Elon College campus with
this initial issue of the
1968-69 term, and at the
same time it begins its
second year as a weekly
The new forty-ninth
year marks a departure
from the policies of re
cent years in that the
newspaper, following
recommendation from the
administative officials
of the college, will pass
completely in its publi
cation to a policy of co
operation with the jour
nalism department.
There will for this year
be no definite editorial
staff and board, for the
Maroon and Gold will
concentrate upon campus
news and cam pus features
and will cease to use stu
dent columns and editor
ials upon any subject
Just as has been the
case in past years, the
Maroon and Gold will be
dedicated to the best in
terests of Elon College
and its students and fa
culty. It is and has been
just as much dedicated to
the faculty activities as
to the student activities
and opinion, and the en
tire operation is planned
to promote the interests
of the college for both
present and future stu
With the change of pol
icy in its second year
as a weekly publication,
it is a proper time for
stating once more the
news policies which gov
ern the Maroon and Gold.
There has always been
criticism that cam pus pa
pers publish old news, but
Maroon and Gold read
ers must keep in mind
that this paper and all
campus papers do not
compete with daily news
papers for spot news.
Daily newspapers count
news as “old” when it
is more than one day old,
but college newspapers
cannot count anything as
“old” which has taken
place since the last pre
vious issue of the paper.
For that reason, events
which happened since last
year’s final issue of Ma
roon and Gold are still
new for this first issue
of the 1968-69 term.
It must further be tak
en in consideration that
material for the Maroon
and Gold is due at the
printers from seven to
ten days prior to the day
the issue appears on the
campus, and that fact reg
ulates the timing of stor
As a matter of fact,
the Maroon and Gold and
all college papers have
just as much obligation
Library Open House
(Continued from page 1)
to its students and faculty. spring and was completed
The structure, which is
arranged for open stack
library service, provides
A small part of the activity on ‘‘Library Move-ln Day,” which staged on the
Elon campus in mid-July, is shown above. The picture portrays only a few of the
hundreds of Elon students, faculty members and friends of the college who worked
all of one day in moving the books from the old Carlton Library and placing them
on the shelves of the new building. The picture also illustrates the modern stack
arrangements that provide “open shelf” service for Elon’s students.
to posterity as they do to
present students, and
such papers must record
events for twenty years
from now as much as for
the present day.
Without the slight apol
ogy then for the timing of
its news stories, the Ma
roon and Gold now dedi
cates its Volume Forty-
Nine to the continued
prosperity of Elon Col
lege and to the happiness
of all campus residents,
both students and faculty.
(Continued from page 1)
vember 9, November 16
and December 7.
In each case the Satur
day classes were sche
duled on a weekend when
there would be a varsity
football game or when
there would be some spe
cial entertainment, such
as the Elon Choir’s ren
dition of “The Messiah.”
The unexpected delay in
the opening of the college
did not occasion any un
usual confusion, for the
delay was announced by
newspaper, radio and tel
evision, and less than 100
of the college students
came on to the campus
at the original opening
study seats for 610 per
sons, including 236 pri
vate study spaces. There
is stack room for up to
124,000 volumes. Also
provided are listening de
vices for recordings and
The new library was
started a year ago last
by the close of the 1967-
68 college year, but the
move from the old Carl
ton Library into the new
structure was made in a
special “Move In Day,”
staged in mid-July when
hundreds of students, fa
culty members and
friends of the college co
operated to move all the
books from the old build
ing into the new in the
space of a single day.
Danieley Addresses
New Elon Freshmen
Among the newcomers on the Elon College faculty are three additions to the
staff of the college’s English department. The newcomers in English, shown left
to right above, are Mrs. Mary H, Deason, whose husband is now superintendent
of the Alamance County Schools system; Prof. William Currie Ramsey and Miss
Judy F. Shelton. Mrs. Deason, now residing in Graham, is a native of Florida, a
graduate of the University of Alabama and holder of a master’s degree from Troy
State College in Alabama. She has had extensive teaching experience in public
schools and joins the Elon staff as an assistant professor. Professor Ramsey,
who also comes to Elon as an assistant professor, is a native of Michigan, is a
graduate of Michigan State University and has completed work for his doctorate
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Miss Shelton, also an assist
ant professor, is a native of Tennessee, a graduate of Appalachian State Univer
sity and graduate training at the University of North Carolina.
The aims of Elon Col
lege as a Christian and
liberal arts college were
stressed by Dr. J. E.
Danieley, Elon’s presi
dent, as he welcomed the
members of the largest
freshman class in Elon
history to the campus
during a special convoca
tion held during the week
of registration and orien
While stressing the
fact that Elon is a church-
founded and church-re
lated institution, com
mitted in its policies and
teaching program to the
“offering of Christian
training and instruction
in the liberal arts, sci
ences and any specific
field of higher education
and learning that may ap
pear expedient and use
ful,” Dr. Danieley also
pointed to the liberal arts
purposes as set forth by
Elon’s founders.
In connection with the
liberal arts program, he
declared that Elon is de
finitely not a vocational
or technical school and
that the college empha
sis is on “learning prin
ciples and not on mas
tering techniques.” In
this connection, he fur
ther declared that “we
are interested in aiding
people to achieve an edu
cation and not in teaching
them how to do a job.”
Recognizing that dif
ferent students have dif
ferent interests, he cited
instances of students who
made “A” in chemistry
and mathematics and at
the same time failed in
English and history, all
the while explaining that
they were “not interest
ed in those things.”
Still speaking of such
instances, he quoted the
late Dr. E. K. Graham,
president of the Univer
sity of North Carolina,as
he urged the youthful
freshmen to do prompt
ly and accurately every
task that may confront
them during the coming
years at Elon.
In another portion of
his talk with the fresh
men, Dr. Danieley recog
nized the problems that
confront the world today
in such phases as war in
Vietnam, social revolu
tion, crises in the cities
and problems of rural
areas, but he declared his
own optimistic attitude
toward all these problems
as he expressed the opin
ion that people are better
trained and better pre
pared than ever before to
solve the varied prob
He spoke in particular
in condemnation of the
widespread attitude con
cerning law and order
which has produced dis
turbances, in some cases
violent disturbances in
the American cities and
on American college
campuses, and he read to
the members of the fresh
man class a statement
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