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C Ion js curreiiilij experiencing an exciiinc^ period of
transition. Jnis uear sue can ooasi of a new liorartj^ ine
renooaiion of a// classrooms., ano ine founaaiion of a new
c/ornii/ori/ complex. C/on s/uoen/s are prouo of ner arow/n
ana c/eoe/opmeni, oui inet/ are minoful ioo of t^Ion .y iraai-'
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yes/erc/ai/ we were siranaers as we oeqan our life ai t /on.

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. . . cnerisnino reco/Ieciions of ine pasi (iUe naue ex-
perienceo nappiness ano we naue fe/i sorrow. (iUe naue
aUainecf hnow/ecf^e an J uncfersiancfin^. Jliucn nas Seen
accom.p/isnea inrouon oraiifuina experiences.

( )e naue stooo iooeiner. tomorrow we mat/ siano a/one.
yilinou^n^ we mat^ neuer see one anoiner a^ain, we naue
memories . . . memories of wonaers ano c/isappoinimenis . . .
memories ooiina wiinin ine couers of in is oooA . . . n
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UJie Seaencf Uf U/ie Senior OaA

Soon after the land had been obtained for the building of Elon College. Dr. W. S. Long, who was the founder and was to be the first
president of our college, undertook to clean off the land, which at that time was only a dense woods. He went about this by suggesting
to the people of the district that if they would clean away the underbrush, they could have the wood they found for winter use.

Dr. Long returned later to find that they had begun on the South side by cutting down all of the trees in this section as well as clean-
ing away the underbrush. Disturbed by this, he left his young son. Will, to supervise the work. His instructions were, along with clearing
away the underbrusii, to cut down all the trees except those oaks which were tall and straight.

With Will directing them, the people now were doing the job as it was meant to be done. When they came to a young, very crooked
oak. Will who had a strong sense of beauty, instructed them to leave this tree, for it appeared to him artistic. So this crooked tree, was
left to grow along side the tall straight oaks.

When Dr. Long returned to check the progress, he was pleased though he disapproved of the fact that the young tree was left. Will
told him his reason for leaving the oak, but his father said that he did not want anything crooked on the campus and gave instructions
for the tree to be removed.

For some reason, the young oak was not cut down. Years later, after the college had been built and had begun functioning, the tree
became known as the "crooked oak."

About 1930 the senior officers began having their pictures made beneath "the crooked oak," which by that time had become a tall
sturdy tree. Thereafter, picture making beneath the oak became a tradition.

Since this time, the crooked oak has been known as the "senior oak." Today it still remains on the campus in front of West Dormi-
tory as a highlight of the Elon College Campus.

O^resAman Orieniaiion

MonnKin day at lAnn

Traditional "Frosh" load.

Freshmen and their parents enjoy tea with the Danieleys.

We began as separate individuals but soon became linked
as a class.

Through periods of tests, and meetings, we had many
casual talks sparkled by: "Hi! My best friend's boyfriend's
sister said he knew you and told me to look you up."

As the class of '71 moves on, we find that complete
orientation is impossible. Maybe we do grow accustomed to
homework, bedtime, or lack of it, rules, and schedules; but
as we progress, we add our image to the community and it
in turn becomes oriented to us.

The "capping" of the freshmen.

Freshmen get their first taste of Slater food during the annual picnic.

And now we present

our campus in "living color.

Our ls)orfcf


■We are GREAT .

And we let Guilford know it!'

Everyone barks for Elon

while Dr. Danieley leads the drive to victory.

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but we alwavs check our uiail.

Through all kinds of weather, we always make it to chapel.




Elon College. Oak College. A strange name for a place
where people learn. What does a college have to do with a
tree? It seems obvious at first. The Elon campus is covered
with oaks; thus, the name. A name is not supposed to
mean much, anyway.

And yet it can. Not in itself, of course, but it can. by
giving man something to think about, something by which
lie can measure himself. A tree grows. It becomes; it was
not always, and it will not be forever. A college grows,
too, and so does man.

Yesterday we were children, small seeds which had
barely begun to sprout. The world began to act upon us,
to nurture, condition and mold us. We played our children's
games; we lauglied and we cried, neither knowing nor caring
why. Then one day awareness happened to us; the sky was
bright October blue, and the sun was warm. We welcomed
that which was pleasant and shunned that which was not.
Sometimes we were happy, and sometimes we were afraid.

But we were not content with mere sensations. We began
to ask "why"; we had started to think. And it was "why
is this one rich and that one poor, and why don't those
people like me, and why do I have to do this, and why
was I born?" Before we knew it we were thinking about


And so we added rings of experience, awareness and
thouglit. Our wisdom and our knowledge had increased,
yet we were still not satisfied. We needed to find a direc-
tion for our lives. We wanted to learn more as we realized
how far our lives were from being fulfilled. We decided to
come to the Oak College because we thouglit that it would
give us a purpose, that it would give us knowledge, and
that It would fulfill us.

But college did not give us anything. Instead, it offered
us many things and said take them if you want them.
Take them if you care. It showed us the books, but it did
not turn the pages. It showed us new people, but it did not
make them our friends. We were shown the tree of knowl-
edge, which grew up beyond the sky. We reached for the
fruit within our grasp, we shook the tree until more fruit,
and leaves, and even small branches fell down; and then we
picked them up. Then we started to climb the tree, limb by
limb, and we are still climbing. We know we can never reach
the top. we cannot even see it, but we climb anyway be-
cause we are alive.

Soon it will be time to leave tlus college. So many things
must be left undone; yet there is no time to long for what
might have been. The world is calling us out, and we
wonder what it will offer us. We hope that we are ready,
that we have become mature. Yet maturity is not what we
really want; for to be mature is to be fully developed. And
the Oak College, Elon, has shown us that the man who
thinks he is fully developed is no longer a tree but a dying
weed, for he has lost the desire to learn and has ceased
to wonder at the mysteries of hfe.


With pride and gratitude and at the same time a deep sense
of humility and inadequacy we dedicate this fifty-third edition
of the Phi Psi Cli to the men and women serving the cause of
free men in Vietnam. They join the company of Americans
who througli the years have responded to the urgent call of
their country.

In true democratic fashion the merits of the cause have
always been debated but the dedication of our soldiers has
always been without reservation.

Our men and women in Vietnam are demonstrating the deep-
seated yearning of people everywhere that this conflict may be
the last and that from it may spring a new day and a new hope
and a world at peace. Our soldier in Vietnam clutches a rifle
with one hand and extends the other in a gesture of helpful-
ness. He is there to give himself as a protector with his rifle
and a helper with his hands, his mind and spirit.

Previous American generations have fought to gain and pre-
serve democracy. Our generation is also fighting to maintain
this liberty.

Many alumni of Elon College have and are now serving in
the different branches of the armed forces. Because these men
are dedicating their all to preserve freedom and democracy, we
not only dedicate our yearbook to them, but our love, our
support, and our prayers.




"If you have knowledge, let others
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CPresicfeni OJ^ U£e Goffe^e

Dr. J. Earl Danieley has served as President of Elon
College for eleven years now. At the close of each year he
would have had more than enough material to fill his own
annual. But he has httle time to reminisce. Another group
of students will be arriving soon, and he must prepare for

Elon is a small school, but Dr. Danieley, along with the
students, hopes that it will continue to be a progressive
school. Perhaps more than anyone else, he realizes that
progress means work. He has had to overcome many ob-
stacles to achieve success. There were times when he must
have become discouraged, but he has never shown his dis-
couragement. He continues to work for us and has many
reasons to take pride in liis work.

We cannot help but wonder what Elon will be like five,
fifty, or a hundred years from now. As college graduates,
we must believe in our own school. We are no longer
cloildren, though, and must have reasons for believing. Dr.
Danieley, through his hard work and accomplishments,
has given us many reasons for appreciating our educa-
tional opportunities.

Appreciation, however, is not limited to a page in a col-
lege annual. It is not a static state, or a group of flowery
words. Hopefully we will show our appreciation by Uving
as open-minded, responsible individuals. We want to be
able to feel proud when we think of our experiences at
Elon. Because of the work and dedication of Dr. Danieley
and other men and women like liim, we should be able to
feel a great deal of pride. Now is our chance to give Elon
reason to take pride in us.

Dr. J. Eail Danieley

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Dr. Danieley exhibits one of his favorite pastimes.

C^cfminisiraiwe OJjQcers

C. Fletcher Moore
Dean of the College

A. S. Hassell, Dean of Student Perionnel Services. Theo Strum, Dean of Wom-
en; W. Jennings Berry, Jr., Dean of Men.

R. C. Baxter
Director of Development

W. E. Butler

Business Manager

^ominisiraiwe J ersonnel

Larry Barnes George Colclough Oscar Fowler, Jr. Arabella Gore

Registrar Admissions Counselor Bookstore Manager Catalogue Librarian

Robert Gwaltney Oma Johnson Guy Lambert

Financial Aid Officer Librarian of the Histor- Associate Librarian

ical Society

C. V. May, Jr.
Administrative Intern

John Nicks
Chief Accountant

Theodore Perkins

Tyrone Rowell, William Scott

Associate Alumni Director of Church

Secretary Relations

Marilyn Spencer
Director of Publications

W. B. Terrell
Alumni Secretary

Worden J. Updyke

Director of Technical


^aminis/rah'oe (uiaJJ

Mrs. Ruth Benton
Secretary to the Dir-
ector of Development

Mrs. Avril Core
Assistant Cashier

Mrs. Janet DeVault
Secretary to the
Alumni Secretary

Mrs. Mary Edwards Mis. Linda Ellis Mrs. Becky Franks

Secretary to the Dir- Secretary to the Financial Secretary of the Presi-

ector of Church Aid Officer dent of the College


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Mrs. Kay Halbert Mr. Aubrey Horton Mrs. Winnie Howell Mrs. Melene Hughes Mrs. Virginia Johnston Mrs. Eleanor Kittenger

Secretary to the Dean Foods Services Manager Library staff Hostess-West Dorm Secretary to the Library staff

of the College Registrar

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Mrs. Emma Lewis Eleanor Mackintosh Miss Doris Maney

Secretary to the Faculty Library staff Cashier

Anne Marmorato Mrs. Jacqueline Matlock Mrs. Nancy Morrow
Business office Secretary to the Admissions Secretary to the
Counselor Business Manager

Mrs. Joyce Perry Mis. Virginia Richardson Mrs. Jan McKee

Secretary to Director Library staff Registrar's Office

of Technical Services

Mrs. Vickie Smith

Secretary to Dean of

Student Personnel Servic

Mrs. Mary Thomas
Secretary to the Presi-
i dent of the


Mrs. Ann Vickers

Assistant Catalogue





Mis. Janie Council

Mr. Syed Hasan

Mrs. Frances Longest

Mr. John K. Patterson Mis. Tessie Taylor

Mrs. Jeanne Williams
Head of Business Department


The curriculum of the Business Department is designed
to give the students the abiUty to make sound, logical
judgments, an understanding of economic institutions,
and a knowledge of basic principles and analytical tools of
economics and business.

Experience and reason support the view that training
for a successful career rests upon a comprehensive educa-
tion in the broad area of human knowledge; therefore,
students in this department receive a foundation in liberal
arts studies.

Mr. Ralph V. Anderson
Head of Economics Department

Cjcfucaiion T)eparimeni


Teacher education has been one of the important functions
of the college since its founding. The Education Department is
headed by Dr. Arnold Strauch. It coordinates the education of
all future teachers, providing the necessary professional-
educational courses and experiences. Students may follow
programs qualifying them for elementary or secondary school
certification. Student teaching, which is necessary for certifi-
cation, is done at nearby schools under competent supervision.

Dr. Arnold Strauch
Head of Department

Mrs. Allene Hassell

Sharon Cable learns through practical experience at Elon Ele-
mentary School.

Dr. Theo Strum

Dr. Howard Richardson



The Natural Science Department includes instruction in bio-
logy, chcniistry, geology and general natural science. The Biol-
ogy Department offers an A.B. degree and prepares students for
careers in research, teaching, medicine, and other related fields.
The biology majors form a close-knit, hard working group which
spends many long hours in the labs. Their research is facilitated
by the availability of materials from the Carolina Biological Sup-
ply Company.

A student in the Chemistry Department may choose between
a program of study for a B.S. or an A.B. degree depending upon
his particular needs and interests.

Introductory courses are provided in geology and general nat-
ural science, as well as in biology and chemistry, in order to ful-
fill the requirements of the college in science.

The Natural Science Department is one in which the school
can take special pride. It has produced many well-prepared grad-
uates who have become successful in their fields.

Dr. Paul Cheek
Head of Department

Exploring the world of frogs

Mr. Voigt Morgan Mr. Paul Reddish Mr. Thomas 1




Professor Harris aids his photography students in lab.

.yioine Cjconomics

Home Economics is a field of expanding vocational oppor-
tunities, creating a continuing and increasing demand for home
economic graduates. The deaprtment offers a variety of courses
which are planned to enrich the students' knowledge of home
economic skills. The list of different kinds of opportunities for
the graduate grows each year in direct response to the public's
appreciation of the service home economists are currently ren-
dering. The Home Economics Department's foremost goal is
preparing students to meet the modern demands required of
them whether in their own homes or in professional service.

Edith Brannock
Head of Department

Cjnofisn T)eparimeni

Mr. W. Jennings Berry
Department Head


The goals of the Enghsh Department are to teacli reading,
writing, and interpretive slcills for all students. The general edu-
cation courses of the first two years are designed to build com-
petency in these areas. Also, the department offers advanced
courses leading to a major in English, and there are many possi-
bilities for students who want a minor in this field, or those
who feel they want to broaden their knowledge through English
elective courses.

Mi. Robert Bland Mr. Ray Bowie Mr. Luther Byrd Mis. Betty Gerow Di. James Howell Di. Eleanoi Moffett

Mi. PhUlip Owens Di. Howard Richardson Mr. Michael Smith Mi. Manly Wellman Mr. Lloyd G. Young

Mr. C. Fletcher Moore
Department Head

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The Fine Arts Department develops performers
and artists as a primary function, but a very impor-
tant obligation is its sponsorship of cultural events on
campus and its emphasis on the students' knowledge
and appreciation of the Fine Arts. Each section offers
special opportunities for the students' interest. Cam-
pus music organizations include the choir, orchestra,
and marching, concert, and stage bands. The Elon Pla-
yers offer dramatic opportunity for the students. All
these programs add to the cultural atmosphere of the

Dr. Malvin Artley Mr. Wendell Bartholf Mr. tdwin L. Daniel Mr. Gene Featherstone Mrs. Maurine Gminder Mr. Edward Pilkington

Mr. Walter Westafer Mr. Jack O. White Dr. Eleanor Moffett

Guidance in the conscious use of skill, taste, and
creative imagination.


Dr. Konstantinas Avizonis
Department Head


Mr. D. Brooks Gates
Dr. Sylvanus M. Duvall

The ultimate goal of the Department of Social Sciences
is to aid a student in understanding the total society of
which he is a member. The courses offered in this field em-
brace a wide range of cultural experience. A student who is
accomplished in the Social Science area becomes a worth-
while member of the social structure, and strives to better
the world in which he lives.

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Mr. James p. Elder, Jr.

Dr. Charles Harper, Jr

Mi. Charles G. Latham




Mr. Durward Stokes


Dr. Dorothy Mason

Dr. Carolyn Zinn


Mr. Rudolf Zarzar

The trials and tribulations of Western Civilization.







When a "communication barrier" is destroyed, a
greater appreciation and tolerance of others is possi-
ble. This, in turn, lays the groundwork for the estab-
lishment of genuine and lasting peace. According to
Dr. Albert Gminder, chairman of Elon's department
of foreign languages, tliis is one of the values of
knowing a foreign language. Also, knowledge of a
country's cultural heritage enables one to understand
both the people and the country.

The courses in foreign language are planned so that
students may acquire knowledge of the country's lit-
erature and culture, and the abihty to read, write, and
speak the language.

Dr. Albert Gminder
Department Head

Mr. Jose Bohigas Mr. Kostas Cepas Mi. J. C. CoUey Miss Ruth Doyle Mrs. Maria A. Espino


Mr. Alfred Hauser Mrs. Suzanne Hooper Dr. Ferris E, Reynolds Mrs. Bessie Sloan Mrs. 1 dith Stevens Mrs. Roberta Young

CPJiifosopAt/ CTlncf Uxeh^ion


Rev. Howard Bozarth

Dr. Ferris E. Reynolds
Department Head

Rev. John S. Graves


Each person has some phOosophy of Ufe according to
which he determines the values he seeks and the decisions
he makes. The purpose of courses in philosophy and
religion is to help the student to examine lais philosophy
of life more skillfully by making use of those insights and
criteria which have been developed by the world's leading
thinkers. As Socrates affirmed, "1 say again that daily to
discourse about virtue, and of those other tilings about
which you hear me examining myself and others, is the
greatest good of man, and that the unexamined life is not
worth living."

Dr. James Overton

Dr. William W. Sloan



The most important purpose of the Matliematics Depart-
ment is to furnish a well-rounded program of mathematics for
students who have chosen this area as their field of major con-
centration. Courses for science majors as well as required
courses for Pre-Engineering, and fte-Medical transfer students
are included in this department.

The interest and encouragement of the department is not
limited to majors in tliis field and or those taking background
courses for the sciences. The Mathematics Department is an in-
tegral part of the total educational program of the college. In
addition to the encouragement and enthusiasm of the profes-
sors, an adequate background in mathematics is provided for
all students who receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, regardless
of their major.

Mrs. Janie C. Evans Mi. John P. Gerlach

Mr. J. Wesley Alexander
Department Head

Mr. E. Franklin Hanis Mr. Vincent Lamphier Mr. Burton W. Stuart, Jr.

J ntjsical Cjcfucaiion

The Department of Physical Education and Health initiates an
appreciation for the rules and laws of exercise and healthful hving
in society. In order to accomphsh this goal, it offers courses in phy-
sical educational activities and courses in hygiene and health. The
principles of teaching and directing group activity and competitive
sports are taught to those students with specific interests in the
physical education field. The wide variety of courses offered in-
creases the student's skill in numerous sports and provides him
with healthful exercise.

Mr. Donald KeUy
Head of Department

Mi. Delmer D. Atkinson Mrs. Janie Brown Mr. Mickey Brown

Mr. Jerry Drake Mi. Gaiy Mattocks Mr. William R. MiUei Mr. Jerry ToUey Mi. Shiiley "Red" Wilson

Up, up, and away!





"Responsibility is the thing people dread most
of all. Yet it is the one thing that develops
us. gives us manhood or womanhood fibre. "

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S.9.C^. Officers

The Student Government Association has made a con-
scientious effort tliis year to provide leadership that is more rep-
resentative of the students' interests. Realizing that communica-
tion is essential to progress, the Student Government, through
the Campus Crier and more extensive publicity of S.G.A. activi-
ties has attempted to promote freedom of expression and keep
the college community informed. Dissatisfaction of both sides
will always exist, but the S.G.A. has the potential to be the ma-
jor Unk between students and the administration. Whether it
succeeds or fails in tliis endeavor must always depend upon the
students' use of this organization to express concern for them-




The S.G.A. Officers gather to look over the situation.

Carl Mulholland


The 1967-68 Student Senate was composed primarily of inex-
perienced but enthusiastic legislators under the leadership of Noel
Allen. The meetings were conducted in a democratic atmosphere,
and were marked by lengthy debates and candid, controversial
speeches. Highlights of the session included the passage of a record-
high S.G.A. budget, a bill placing cheerleaders under S.G.A. con-
trol, and an extensive revision of the Policies and Procedures.

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