E. C NEWS - LIBERATED PRESS
WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 39, 1968
By BRUCE WASHBURN
WliGre wer© you the last time
mu sat down to a meal, watched
a fly march across your plate,
and debated with yourself whether
or Dot the food was worth fitting
lor? If the scene of the battle was
lIcEwen Dining Hall, you may
count yourself a veteran of a cam-
paign that has been unsuccess-
luUy waged by Elon students
throughout past years. But the
flies may soon meet their Water
loo if the S.G.A. Food and Cafe-
teria Committee has its way.
In a recent report, the commit
tee charged that the cafeteria is
operating inefficiently and unsan-
itarily. Specific grievances voic
ed were: (1) Some students are
laving to pay for meals twice by
being forced to grab a quick meal
at the Varsity Room due to insuf-
fident time between classes dur
ing the lunch break; (2) dirty
gl^ses and silverware; (3) wet
trays; (4) hair in the food; (5) the
Ity problem; (6) discrepances in
uenus; (7) crowded eating facili
ties on Sunday evenings due to the
upper dining room being closed;
(8) food being left uncovered in
le Varsity Room, and (9) the un
sanitary condition of the grill in
tie Varsity Room.
Explaining the report, Steve
Prye, chairman of the committee
stated, “Sometimes you have to
yell for people to hear, and if they
don’t hear you then - you have to
do something.” At toe present
time, the committee is“yelling",
and it is hoped they will be heard
by Mr. Aubrey Horton, manager of
tlie cafeteria and Varsity Room,
and by the administration. If they
are not heard, that “something"
tliat might be done includes for-
wrding copies of the committee’s
report to parents of all the stu.
dents, requesting the Board of
Health to conduct an unannounced
inspection, and whatever else is
necessary to ensure that the stu
dents of Elon College get what
they are supposedly paying for -
good meals and good service.
The committee is not so naive
as to request perfection; this is
impossible in any cafeteria - but
Mr. Horton himself has acknow.
ledged that “basically the com
plaints are valid,” It is realized
that the cafeteria staff is operat-
ing under a temporary handicap,
namely inadequate space and
equipment, and according to Mr.
Horton, many problems will be
alleviated wito the opening of the
new dining hall. But, as Steve
asked, “How much time do you
need to correct problems such as
flies and dirty utensils?*’ Obvi-
ously one cannot expect every fly
to be eliminated, however, one
can expect certain standards of
sanitation, and should have them.
The solutions to the problems
are not easy to find. One thing is
manifest, though - some change
is needed, whether it means clos
er supervision of personnel, in.
stituting new boarding policies
(such as a“pay- as- you- go” sys-
tem), or just better planning on the
part of the administration. The
administratin, cafeteria mana.
gement and the student body
(through the Food and Cafeteria
Committee) are going to have to
work together to decide what those
changes will be.
It is the intention of the Food
and Cafeteria Committee to see
that improvement is forthcoming,
and that the students of Elon
College can soon raise CLEAN
glasses in a toast of celebration.
service in the form of a Coffee
House are rapidly increasing.
The new coffee house would of
fer students a place to go dur-
the week nights as well as
some weekends to enjoy a cas
ual atmosphere, some live en
tertainment, good conversation,
The major problem is estab-
|®ng the coffee house seems to
^ to getting a place for it. Now
St on the list being considered
“e card room on the second
*^r of the student center. This
jj^^^ge administrative clear.
for the Coffee
entori include live folk
®tertainment, films, open dis-
and seminars, and re-
(a stereo wiU be pro-
Allen, president of the
■ -A., recently appointed Mr,
™la of 301, Brannock Dorm,
^ the director of the coffee
a n' to call
!or,fu“'^ in the near future
i,i„' ™se interested inorgan-
and maintaining such aset-
sul!»r ideas and
^tions pertaining to any as
pect of the Coffee House such
as programming or decorations
should contact Mr. Rola at ex-
tention 350 or Mr. Allen in the
Homecoming '68 was inaugur
ated Friday night with the tradi
tional talent show. The Daze End
singing Folk Songs captured first
place honors, Marvin Morgan
took second place with his come
dy routine, and Jenny Huffm^
nabed third place by singing mel
odies of Petula Clark. Other con
testants and their ^^ts indued.
Olivia Christian singing The
Look of Love”; Diane Clendes-
men singing “Sunny”; The Deusi
singing harmonious songs; SarM
Draper singing her own composi
tions, “A Child in Wonderland*
and “Steve, Steve”: The Exclu
sives singing popular tunes;
Wayne Hayes s a t i r i z i n g some
“Foolish Questions”: Don Per-
kins singing Blues; Neto Show
singing exerts from My
After several weeks delay the
Student Senate reconvened on Oct.
23. The first order of business
was the introduction and installa.
tion of the Freshman Class Sena,
tors. After this brief ceremony
Mr. Bleiburg congratulated the
new Senators and the Senate con.
tinued with the business at hand.
After the new senators took
their places, the Senate was in.
formed that several replies had
been received from the College
Adninistration concerning the
resolutions passed at the last
meeting. The first of these con.
cerned the resolution to allow stu
dents to wear bermuda shorts
around campus. In a letter from
President Danieley, the Senate
was assured that the matter would
be taken under advisement and ac
tion may be taken next spring.
After this letter was read there
was still some concern that the
measure may be forgotten. So the
Senate may send another note to
the administration in the spring
to refresh their memories.
The second letter came from
the Registrar, Mr. Gwaltney, ex-
pressing his desire that in the
future class schedules can be
made available to the students
sooner. The Registrar also poin
ted out that these schedules were
made up in Dean Moore’s office
and not his. In another statement
from the Registrar it was brought
out that Preregistration may be-
gin shortly in the descending or
der of classes.
In another announcement by
Mr. Bleiberg, concerning the re-
cent meeting at Blowing Rock be
tween the College Administration
and the Student Government, it
was felt that better communica-
tion has been established between
the two groups. This may result
in a more harmonious atmosphere
for work between the students and
After these announcements the
Senate began its discussion of
bills introduced at the last meet
ing. Among the bills passed only
one received any real opposition.
This one concerned consolidatior
of class accounts in the S.G.A.
treasury. It was feared that this
bill would place undue restric.
tions upon the classes. But it was
pointed out that it would make it
easier for accounts to be kept in
order without any restrictions on
the classes. After this debate the
bill was passed.
The only bill to be defeated
came about as a result of the
recommendation of the Judicial
Committee. This bill would have
permitted the Chief Justice of the
Honor Court to appoint a Honor
Court MarshaU. The Judicial
Committee felt that the Honor
Court was better qualified to make
When the bills had tieen voted
upon the Senate had several more
bills and resolutions introduced
by Mr Walker. All of these bills
were referred to the proper com-
mittees for further consideration.
Action on some of these bills may
be taken up at the next meeting.
B.AEB.^RA MAGELOF CROWNED QUEEN
Homecoming 1968 festivities
began Friday the twenty-fifth with
a talent show in Whitley Audi,
torium. During the show the win.
ner of the Homecoming Queen
election was announced. She is
Miss Barbara Magelof, a Junior
from Vienna, Virginia. Barbara
is a transfer from Frederick
College where whe was a mem.
ber of the Lambda Tau Mega
Sorority, and §igma Phi Alpha
Fraternity’s Sweetheart. The
others in the Homecoming court
were; Barbara Hudson, a Senior
from Elkin, N.C.;ResaBobinson,
a Junior from Falls Church, Va.,
and Diane Clendennen, a Junior
from Milford, Va.
After the talent show there
was a dance in the gym featur.
ing THE INNMEN LIMITED.
Saturday was the biggest day
of the weekend. It started at
12:30 with a parade through Bui .
lington. The game between Elon’s
Christians and Catawba’s Indians
started at 2:30 and ended in de.
feat for the Christians. The finaJ
score was 32.26.
Jerry Butler, the Ice. Man, en.
tertained students from Elon and
people from the surrounding area
on Saturday night. There was s
short break after he was finished
to clear away the chairs, then a
dance featuring WILLIE T. AND
THE MAGNIFICENTS began.
On Sunday afternoon The Vik.
ings, a group from Roanoke, Va.
presented a folk- rock concert in
Whitley Auditorium. The five-
man group sang both in the man
ner of the Kingston Trio and
Simon and Garfunkle and pro-
vided an excellent finish to the