Volume II. Number 7
Elon College. North Carolina
December II, 1975
The Emanons make a name for Elon College
by Gary Spitler
The "Emanons” of Eion
College will travel to
Luxembourg, Holland, and
England during the winter term.
The group will depart on Jan. 27
and return Feb. 4. Previous to
this trip, the Emanons will play
engagements at high schools and
junior colleges in North Carolina
The Emanons were organized
in 1962 by their director. Prof.
Jack O. White, and have traveled
literally to the corners of the
earth. Interpreting tunes from
Count Basie to Chicago to
Maynard Ferguson, the
Emanons have performed from
the New York World's Fair to
the Grand Ball of Luxembourg.
The Emanons' first big
performance was in 1964 when
they appeared at the New York
World's Fair. After a widely
acclaimed performance, they
were asked to return as the
featured artists in l%5. The
Emanons then were featured
artists in Washington, D.C., after
entertaining crowds up and down
the coast for several years. In
l%9. Dr. David Bragg joined the
group as associate director and
added his intricate sax solos to
the trumpet rides of the director.
The Emanons again gained
fame when they were named an
"All American Entertainment
Troupe " by the U.S. Department
of Defense. They were also
featured for a week at Roosevelt
Roads Naval Base in Puerto
Rico. That same year, they
received an invitation to the
International Jazz Festival. In
1972, the Emanons represented
the U.S. Department of Defense
in a European tour where they
were special guest artists and
received the key to the city of
The Emanons continued to
receive praise as they were
featured guest artists at the New
York Brass Conference in 1973.
The Emanons appeared in
several states in 1974 and were
hosted at Disneyworld in 1975.
They will be guests on "Sandra
■and Friends" on Greensboro's
Channel 2 on Jan. 22, 1976.
Elon College leads small
colleges in music, and, with the
Emanons' international acclaim,'
is known around the globe. For a
group which has no name, the
Emanons ("no name" spelled
backwards) have made a name
for Elon College and themselves.
EC-PIRG conducts price survey
by David Wood
The following report was
compiled by members of Elon
College PIRG (Public Interest
Research Group). Twenty-one
commodities that students
frequently use were chosen, and
a price survey was made at four
stores in the immediate vicinity.
A complete description of the
commodities, including size,
weight and brand, and their
prices are listed below. A blank
indicates that the particular store
did not carry the particular
product chosen. Nine of the
twenty-one items were available
at all four stores. When the
prices of these nine items were
totaled up the results ran as
2. 7-11, $7.13
3. Winn-Dixie - $5.72
Though these were random
samplings, one can reasonably
assume that they are indicative
of prices throughout the store.
EC-PIRG composed this list in
an effort to assist students in
determining how and where to
buy in the most efficient and
economical manner. They
sincerely hope that it will be
beneficial to you.
The survey was done in
November, and some prices may
have changed. The data were
compiled by David and Laurie
(Des. of Item)
Soap Dial. 3.5 oz.
Detergent Tide. 20 oz.
Potato Chips, Lays, 6 oz.
Soft Drinks. Pepsi. 192fi. oz.
Beer. Schlitz. 6 pack. 12 oz. cans
Old Milwaukee. 1 qt.
Wine Mateus (Rose) 1 pt.. 9 fl. oz.
Bologna, Oscar Mayer 6 oz.
Cheese Kraft-American. Sliced. 6 oz.
Popcorn Pops Rite 9V4 oz.
Frozen. Cheese 13Vi oz.
Bread. Giant Merita, 24 oz.
Merita. 10 oz.
Maxwell House. Instant, 2 oz.
Smooth, 12oz. (Peter Pan)
Soup Campbells 10% oz.
Chicken and Noodle
Mixers Collins Mix
Canada Dry. 28 fl. oz.
Reg. Flavor. 3 oz.
Nyquil. Vicks.Sfl. oz.
Deodorant. Right Guard,
Super Dry. Anti-perspirant. 5 oz.
Nabisco Premium. 7 oz.
** Prices as quoted by employee
Mail service is hassled by students
Bob Gibbs. Elon's supervisor
of mail services, is receiving
iHimerous complaints about
money which has been lost in the
mail. Apparently, several
students are not getting the
allowance that their parents send
to them from home each week.
This would be no problem,"
said Mr. Gibbs, "except that the
money is sent in cash.
Sometimes I can see a
20-dollar-bill right through the
envelope. Then I call the student
to come pick it up in the
mailroom. There is no reason
why cash should ever be sent
through the mail."
He suggested that money be
sent by either check, a money
order from the post office, or a
cashier's check from a bank.
■ Just from Richmond to Elon.
the mail is handled by at least a
dozen people, so there's no way
to tell where the money is lost.
Mr. Gibbs said./ "I have
complete trust in all the people
who work for me. But the mail
goes through so many hands that
The Emanons will travel to Luxembourg, Holland, and England
during winter term. (Photo: ECNB)
Laurie Hafner. SGA
president, is asking ail students
to be aware of a questionnaire
being sent to their parents over
the Christmas holidays.
This questionnaire deals with
allowing drinking on campus and
whether parents would be
negatively influenced towards
their sons and daughters
attending a college which permits
the use of alcoholic beverages on
campus. If the majority of the
answers are affirmative. Laurie
will have some basis for a
proposal to the spring meeting of
the Board of Trusttes.
■'This is a very
time-consuming and expensive
project, but if it gets what we
want it will definitely b>e worth
it," Laurie said. "The reasons
we are sending the questionnaire
to the parents over the holiday
break is so the kids can elicit
support from their parents
regarding the drinking on campus
"If the students will look for
the questionnaire in the mail and
then sit down with their folks and
discuss it. we might be able to get
The proposals which will be
put to the parents in the
questionnaire will be (1) dorm by
selection with some dorms open
for drinking in individual rooms.
(2) a college "Tap Room", (3)
unlimited dorm drinking, and (4)
keeping the campus regulations
concerning drinking as they are
Student number increases
by Gary Spitler
The fall enrollment figures
have been released by the office
of the registrar. Kenneth Harper,
registrar, had the following stats
available: 124 out of the total
enrollment of 2249 students live
in the dorms, while 1008
commute. This figure is up from
a total of 2175 last fall.
Other data include the fact that
there are 621 Baptists for 27.79^
of the campus with 489
Methodists making up 21.8^ of
the campus copmmunity. There
are 26 states, the District of
Columbia and six foreign
countries represented on the
Elon campus. North Carolina has
1512 students for kl.lVc of the
Elon population. Virginia follows
with 466 students for a 20.7
students should use some system
other than cash for receiving
Mr. Gibbs added a word about
Christmas cards. They can be
sent through inner-campus mail,
but none will be put up without
box numbers. Box numbers are
available in the student directory
or from the mailroom. "This
goes for Valentine's Day, too,"
Mr. Gibbs said.
percentage. Alamance and
Guilford counties lead in N.C.
counties with 784 students for
51.89?^. Durham County follows
with 66 students and 9.S%. The
two largest majors on campus are
590 in the Business department
and 263 in the Physical
Education department, with
Social Science majors close
behind with 248 students.
According to Mr. Harper there
are several reasons for the
increase in enrollment. "We are
offering new specialized
programs, and we have more
high school students attending
for advanced college placemertt.
We also have a larger number of
older students in full-time study.
This figure has reached 69 for
those 25 years or older. We are
also offering courses to aid law
enforcement officials. Our
enrollment. I believe, is stable as
compared to the other schools of
our size. Most colleges and
universities have had a decline in
attendance since higher prices
and inflation. We also had a
higher enrollment last summer
which also speaks well for our
college. Overall, we are pleased
with the enrollment figures and
the number of students
interested in studying at Elon."