E. C NEWS - LIBERATED PRESS
ELON COLLEGE Wednesday, November 13, 1968
Hall all boarding students! long awaited improvements in sanitary
coDditions are coming to your beloved eating facilities of Elon Col-
lege this week! This past Friday Mr. Noel Allen, SGA President,
Russell Schetroma, SGA Treasurer, and Mr. Craig MacCreary, an
interested student, met with the Regional Manager of Slater Foods,
Mr, Philip O’Dority, Mr. Aubrey Horton, and Mr. Branch, Managers
ot the Cafeteria. Mr. Allen announced that we were purposely not
riving them any gripes about food quality until the new cafeteria is
ready for service, but “we will not tolerate unsanitary conditions."
Itt. Allen delivered a demand on the l)asis of ten major examples of
mSanitary conditions which are to be corrected in one week from last
Friday or the Student Government “would be forced” to take direct
action. These ten points were the following:
1. dirty glasses
2. dirty silverware
3. trays, dirty and wet
4. salad bowls, dirty and wet
5. bugs in the salad
6. tables are dirty
7. meat served improperly cooked and often raw
8. service does not know what they are serving
9. flies in the dining area, especially around the dessert tables
10. no paper plates placed out in which dessert can be placed
Mr. Philip O’Dority has vowed to change the following in this
1. A supply of a dozen or more CLEAN SANITARY towels will be
placed NEAR the trays to alleviate the problem of wet dirty trays.
This will not be necessary when the new cafeteria opens.
2. The bugs in the salad can be allayed by washing the lettuce in
agitated water. No more lettuce will be purchased from the present
supplier because of the contamination. A new supplier is being
3. The problem of dirty tables will be corrected by changing the
plastic coverings during the serving period. More plastic coverings
fill be purchased.
4. The servers will be instructed as to what they are serving and
will be strongly instructed to give friendly and courteous service.
5. The flies will be moderated by purchasing more no.pest strips
for use in the serving area and in the kitchen.
6. Paper plates will be supplied for desserts. Flat plates!
1. Problems of dirty glasses and dirty silverware will be studied
and will be alleviated soon by new cleaning agents.
8. The meat preparation will be studied but no guarantee of allevia
tion until the opening of new cafeteria.
All students are urged to be watchdogs this coming week for vio
lations of these ten points. They are requested to bring any violation
to the attention of Food and Cafeteria Committee members who will
he Identified by badges, or to the SGA office if no member is immed-
iitely available. If no significant improvement is seen the Student
Government has vowed to take direct corrective action!
Coffee House Impressed
After a temporary change in
plans the Coffee House is moving
closer to reality. At least for the
flrst few weeks of operation the
S.G.A, sponsored Coffee House
be operating in a section of
the second floor of McEwen Din
^le the card room on the
SMond floor of the Student Cen
ter offered more atmosphere it
^ much smaller. Also several
“ffler requests for this room had
"f6ady been made. McEwen will
much decoration but will
p"ich more flexible in its ca-
P^jty. Also, the ligjbts are on a
J^rtable control to permit adim-
Tentative plans for the Coffee
™se are incomplete.
Mr. Vic Rola, director of the
j House is meeting with all
Interested in working with
^ program this week. At that
a definite opening date will
^set. However, the Coffee House
*uld be operating in two weeks.
The cafeteria has done it again!
The parMits of Elon College stu
dents were treated to a splendid
meal Saturday evening. As the
parents went through the line,
they received their choice of hot,
delicious fried shrimp, hottendei
roast beef, baked potatoes, green
beans, baked beans, and stewed
carrots. The desserts were at
tractively fixed and varied in na
ture. Desserts offered were jeUo
with whipped cream, pound cake
with strawberries and whipped
cream, spice cake, and banana
pudding. Then came the cllm^
The salad table was sagging witt
tender morsels to tempt any
ate. It was arranged beautifully!
The array consisted of potato sal-
ad, macaroni salad, cole slaw,
celery, carrots, olives, apple
sauce, jello salad, crab apples,
and creamy cottage cheese,
seems the only tW"g lactog ^
tossed salad! But the c^eteria
managed to make up for to toss
by a host of other delicacies. Yes,
the parents of Elon students wr«
impressed by anything but a typ
ical Elon dinner.
Noel Allen, President of the
Student Government Association,
announced last Thursday the ^-
pointment of two new special
presidential commissions. These
two commissions on drinking reg.
ulations and the student health
services will move into action
Mr. Allen aiqx)inted Mr. David
Corey of Porstmouth, Va, to serve
as cti^rman of the “Commission
to Review the Drinking Regula
tions and Possible Changes.”
This commission will conduct
surveys of the regulations at oth
er schools and of the student
attitude toward the present rules.
The final date for the report will
be set this week.
The president also appointed
Mr. Mike Lee of Alexandria, Va.
to serve as chairman of the
“Commission to Investigate the
'student Health Services and Pos
sible Changes”. This commis
sion will check the adequacy of
the present services and facili
ties, poll student sentiment on the
subject, and compile claims of
poor service. The final date for a
report from this commission will
be set this week.
Both of the commissions are
designed to assist in gaining fa
vorable changes in the two prob
lem areas. Anyone interested in
serving on either commission
should contact the respective
chairmen (Corey at Extension 333
and Lee at extension 347) or Noel
Allen in the SGA office.
Award For Spirit
To serve as an incentive to stu
dent school spirit the SGA will
give an award to the groi^) show
ing the most original school spi
rit for the Lenoir Rhyne football
game this coming Saturday, For
impartial judgment and in all
fairness, the judges will be mem
bers of the faculty. Groups will
be judged not only on the amount
of spirit but on the original na
ture of it. It is hoped that the
student body will avail itself of
this opportunity to show do have
spirit and can demonstrate it.
There will be one bus leaving
from Alamance for the game at
7:00 Saturday evening.
This past week a Commuter
Board was established and the
chairmen appointed by Noel Al
len David McLelland and J.
Blaine Kelley wiU serve a w-
chairman. The purpose of this
board will be to review problems
and complaints unique to the toy
students and to propose po^ible
solutions to these problems to the
SGA president- This hoard will
have the power to preside over
any meeting of day students for
purpose of hearing complmnts
and suggestions. The committee,
with a membership of twenty
members, will haVe their first
meeting this week.
This past weekend, we attended a regional conference of the National
Student Association and the Southern Student Organizing Conimlttee
at Duke. Eldridge Cleaver, a keynote speaker, scheduled to speak
Friday night failed to show but Mike Kate, Professor of Law at Chapel
Hill, spoke in his place. Through his address and the discussion
workshops all day Saturday and Sunday ran the theme that students
do have rights and powers which are protected and respected until
they use these rights to do something meaningful. When students wish
to bring about changes their rights are not observed.
But most of the delegations at the conference were questioning
such things as the grading system, and advocating a “University of
the Streets” whereby professors would volunteer their time to edu
cate the lower rent istricts. We at Elon are treating problems that
these schools overcame 15 years ago. There was actually a round of
laughter when we stated our problems of the chapel system and the
drinking restriction, and some of the rules imposed upon our girls.
We did discover however, that even before consulting these organ
izations we had underway at Elon the systems leading to progress.
This “we” of course istheS.G.A. and the students, and not those who
think of progress as more and fancier buildings--those whose minds
are about as flexible as a building.
How long are we going to tolerate our truly archaic handbook and
the outdated rules therein which may have suited those subject to them
at first and may suit those enforcing them now. If you have to be
forced to do anything which conflicts with your conscience, college is
not the place for you. We, the students, who ARE the school, who PAY
the employers of the school, who devote more energies to improving
the school than anyone else here, can use all of this influence to make
it a place agreeable to us.
Too Much Soul; Not Enough Brains
By DAVID SPICER
One of the things that Elon stu
dents look forward to is Spring
Weekend and other weekends,
which center around a dance and a
concert by a leading singer or
group. The SGA committee that
is responsible for booking these
entertainers is the Entertainment
Committee. This committee met
on Nov. 7 to discuss possible
groups for the dance and concert
during Captain Elon Weekendand
Spring Weekend. Sorry to say, this
committee, which is under the
very competent and unbiased
leadership of Neil Henning, did
not accomplish much of anyMng,
Some reasons: most of the mem
bers were too busy internfl)ting
Neil, holding hands, being infan-
tile, or arguing whether to have
soul music (which would be the
fourth or fifth straight time).
The last Item is the one which
this writer feels must be dis
cussed. These members are so
burled in their soul bag and are
so unwilling to listen to a new type
of musical performer(s) that they
do not realize a huge number of
Elon students are sick and tired
of seeing just soul bands (and out
dated ones at that) at the big con-
certs. Many students want a
change and want it NOW. This
writer feels it is only fair that
there be a change, and that it be
now. He does not feel that “soul"
should be abolished, but that other
types of musicians shcwldbe given
a chance to be heard at concerts
and dances. If the committee
does not get this change, It is
suggested that there be a petition
be drawn up to prove that at least
four or five hundred students (if
TOU Mind pASSiwtr TKe salt;