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The Caroliiva Journal
Sfu^frt Of Th€ Univeniif Of Nwth Coniitm At
WEDNESDAY APRIL 12. 1967
John Gaither Elected
President In Big Vote
John Gaither was elected presi
dent of the student body in elec
tions held April 5, 6, and 7 last
week. Gaither was backed by
the University Party.
In the largest turnout at the
polls ever recorded here, Gaither
defeated his independent running
opponent, Larry Garner, by a vote
of 426 to 320.
Thus Gaither captured 57% of
the total ballots to Garner’s 43%.
The 746 who voted represent
rougly 45% of the student body.
The UP slate for the other
three executive council positions
ran unopposed and was elected.
Bill Billups, vice presidential can
didate, received 618 votes; Ear
leen Mabry, candidate for secre
tary of the student body, 624; and
Cindy Trexler, candidate for trea
In the race for sophomore po
sition on the student court. Perry
Moser bested Carol Haywood, 400
to 314. Moser was the UP can
didate while Haywood was an in
dependent. This was the only
position other than the presidency
which was contested.
Bud Stokely, the UP choice,
received 595 tallies for senior
position on the student court and
was elected. He was unopposed.
There were three junior posi
tions on the student court to be
filled and just two candidates run
ning. Susan Allen of the Student
Party and Rodney Smith of the
UP were elected. They received
530 and 379 votes respectively.
Frank Crooks, awrite-in, won
the third junior seat on the court.
He led more than 90 write-in
candidates for the position with
35 votes. His closest adversary
was Tommy Thomas with 17 votes.
Two UP hopefuls ran for re
presentative positions on the Con-
Poet Thad Stem Jr.
Speaks Next Week
Thad Stem, Jr,, well - known
North Carolina poet, will speak
on campus next Wednesday, April
19, in C-220 from 11:30 to 12:30.
This is the third of a spring ser
ies of literary lectures by authors
ot this state sponsored by the Eng
Mr. Stem, a native ot Oxford,
N. C., is a past winner of the
Albemarle - Chowan Award which
is presented to the North Caro
lina writer who produces the best
book of poetry for the proceeding
year. Stem achieved the honor with
his latest book, SPUR LINE.
To Pay Fees
The business office wishes to
remind seniors who plan to gra
duate to pay their graduation tee
ot $10 as soon as possible it
they wish to be included in com
solidated University ot North Ca
rolina Student Council and both
were elected. They were Larry
McAfee, 576 votes, and Joe Mc-
Corkle, 504 votes.
Newly elected president John
Gaither commented, “I’m looking
forward to this being one of the
biggest, most important years in
our growth. Construction on the
first dorms here is due to begin
this summer. I see a rise in
school spirit as a result of stu
dents living on campus.
“But many problems will be
brought on by the resident stu
dents we’ve never had before.
I hope a committee of Admini
stration members and students
can be formed next year to study
these problems,” he said,
Gaither also indicated he would
like to see the dates of next
year’s elections set before the
end of this semester in order
to avoid conflict in the future.
John Gaither, newly elected student body pres
ident, delivers his campaign speech in the
cafeteria. Picture by Fred Jordan.
Rhine Relates ESP Incidents
BY PAUL BOSWELL
Dr. J. B. Rhine, a foremost
research parapsychologist of the
Foundation for Research on the
Nature ot Man, spoke on his life’s
work last Wednesday in the Par
He began his lecture by calling
for open - mindedness on the stu
dent’s part, concerning the accep
tance of the strange phenomenon,
“Do not make up your mind pro
or con immediately,” he said.
“Take as long as you need, no
one is going to ask you about this
lecture on an exam.”
Rhine related the incident of a
Charlotte girl who dreamed of the
outcome of a basketball game the
night before it occured.
The score and starringplayer ot
the game corresponded to her
dream, and the coach phoned Rhine
about the event.
He recalled another incident in
which a Duke professor left a
pleasure trip on impulse and found
his home burned to the ground.
He added, “We have a large
collection ot these reports. Not
all have to do with the future, but
about 40% ot them do.”
He cited the example ot twins
who were in separate parts of a
hospital. The twins, who were
very close, died unexpectedly at
the same time.
LeGette Blythe, wrlter-in resi
dence here, will accompany Stem to
the campus. Dr. Robert M. Wal
lace, chairman of the English De
partment, is to introduce Stem.
Mr. Blythe, a personal friend of
Stem, said, “He’ll (Stem) please
the students because he takes
cracks at poets and literary peo
ple. He has an unorthodox way of
talking and he’s alw,ays one of the
most popular fellows to speak at
the North Carolina writers confer
A graduate ot Duke University,
Stem has logged over 25 years of
writing experience. He has been a
frequent editorial contributor to
the Raleigh News and Observer and
has reviewed several ot Blythe’s
books for the Charlotte Observer.
Stem’s books include PICTURE
POEMS, JACKKNIFE HOUSE,
PERENNIAL ALMANAC, PENNY
WHISTLES AND WILD PLUMS,
LIGHT AND REST, and his latest,
He is now working on two more
volumes which are scheduled to be
published next year.
Dr. J. B. Rhine speaks to UNC-C audience
on the subject of ESP.
“The strange thing is that the
dector had no explaination for their
deaths. There must have been a
“Is there some way in which a
person can influence his physical
environment without the use of his
muscles?^^ he querried.
He stressed the simplicity of a
study technique of these hap
penings, and the difficulty of a
obtaining the right study attitude.
The researchers first studied
clairvoyance by asking the sub
ject to identify playing cards from
“We had one man who at the
high pitch of his powers identi
fied 40% of the cards correctly.”
Chance alone could account for
20% of these anseres, he said.
However, in guessing 40%, the man
had beat odds of billions of bil
lions to one. “He must have used
ESP,” said the doctor.
The men then studied the psy-
chokenetic effect, or the “mind
over matter” phenomenon,
“Why is this sorevolutionary?”
Continued on Page 3
Earl Lee Parks, a senior elec
trical engineering student, hasbe-
come the first student from this
campus to win District Rotary^s
It will entitle him to a year’s
study in electronics at a leading
English university. He will apply
to Leichester and two others which
offer excellent training in elec
“I didn’t expect it,” commented
Parks when he heard the news.
Sponsored by the North Charlotte
Rotary Club through Rotarian Bill
McNeary, he was one of 12 ap
plicants for the scholarship.
Forty - one district clubs could
His wife Judy and their three-
year - old daughter will accompany
him to Britain after his gradua
tion in June.