The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, January 31, 1942, Page 1, Image 1
f Wht Editorials Thieves Again So What Coeds Can Help Better Than Bradley Headlines Thousands Expected Today Rollins Fights for Fortune Japs Near Singapore -THE OLDEST COLLEGE DAILY IN THE SOUTH- VOLUME L BwImm: f&87; Circulation: 8SS CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1942 Ed: tori: OS:Newa: 4351: Nfcit: OC4 NUMBER DO fill fV f !Rollins College . Wages Court Battle For - AcMaM Estate State Attorneys Act for Carolina Over Will Dispute By Walter Klein Little Rollins college, with 421 stu dents, 75 teachers and a negligible en dowment, is fighting today in a Wash ington district court to secure William Hayes Ackland's $1,395,400 art school estate. Leading its counter-claim to this suit, Civil Action No. 12591, brought by several of Ackland's relatives, Rol lins college counsels have stated, "He had no immediate family and with the exception of one relative and her child ren, amply provided for in his will, he had no obligation toward providing for any individual." Confirm Stand Confirming this stand of Rollins' at torneys is the sentence in Ackland's will announcing that "I am free to do what ever I choose with my own property." Still the Ackland descendents stead ily attack the will's provisions as they strive to split the fortune among them selves. "The decedent's will doesn't indicate a charitable intent, but dis closes an intention to establish a per sonal memorial under precise condi tions set forth tin his will," their de fense states. Another Point Anpther point the Ackland relatives are staking their claim on is their as sertion that "the will provisions are null and void because the trust pro visions are vague and uncertain, and, since Duke has been compelled to re fuse the money, the will cannot be car ried out." Carolina's counsels, former governor O. Max Gardner and Fred Morrison, acting for Attorney General Harry McMullen, yesterday were working to polish-up the University's intervention claims, due to be called within 28 days. Andrews' Statement A. B. Andrews, Secretary of the Uni versity Board of Trustees, commented that "Gardner is one of the greatest attorneys in the country and his work, dedicated to his love for Carolina, will certainly see fruitful results." Thousands Are Expected Toda a irir y to M Eleanor Roosevelt Speak to vonr ear erence Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt First Lady To Attend Dance Here With the First Lady of the land and Dean R: B. House leading the square dance figures, the annual President's Sweetser Puts Fate of World Up to America Jonathan Daniels Foresees Future Of New Problems By Hayden Carruth 'The success of world peace in the post-war welter of confusion depends entirely on the United States," said Arthur Sweetser, Director of the Sec retariat of the League of Nations, last night at the Post-War Planning con ference session. "The new international agency in I our post-war arena must be universal. There must be no Anglo-American dom Birthday Ball sponsored locally by the ination because cooperative retaliation Orange County- Infantile Paralysis J of the other nations would once again Committee will figure as the second J upset the peace," he said. most prominent in the land tonight in statins that the trreat dantrer after the University dining hall. war comes f rom a siiittinj? nn of Both round and square dancing will whatever coonerate s-roun is formed " be held with square dancing in the I t. QTOOOfc-0,. a;Ut i yn vio, small luncheonette and round dancing for the failure of the last peace on the refusal of the United States to join in the main hall. Band to Play Playing for the occasion will be two of the most popular campus orchestras. Rowland Kennedy, a clarianetist, will bring his revamped Carolinians to the dining hall for the round dancing while Wilson's string band, long a favorite at Fish Worley's famous frolics,, will lead the square dancers in the small luncheonette. Tickets lor the ball will remain on sale at $.50 apiece all day today, but the price will be advanced to $1.00 each at the door tonight. Alexander Present Bill Alexander, chairman of the Open Discussion Will Follow Mrs. FDR's Speech Tonight Thousands are expected to crowd Memorial hall tonight for Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's CPU-ISS conference-closing address at 8 o'clock. State dignitaries and leading newsmen will be present for the speech, it was stated. The First Lady, who climaxes the two-day post-war planning conference will discuss "The Challenge to Youth" in a short speech, and then will throw the floor open to discussion. Mrs. Roosevelt is known to frown upon lengthy prepared addresses. She has stated that she would speak for only 15 or 20 minutes, and then answer queries from the audience. No advanc ed notes or material have been "ore- pared, she said. . Complete Agenda The complete agenda for the First Lady's visit was released yesterday. Mrs. Roosevelt will arrive at Raleigh by train at 9:30 this morning. Former ambassador to Mexico, Josephus Dan iels, will escort her to Durham, where Mrs. Roosevelt is anxious to inspect the NYA camp. Mrs. Roosevelt will arrive in Chapel Hill at 11:30 and will have lunch at Dr. Graham's, and then plans to at tend Miss Harriet ' Elliot's speech at 2 Hamilton Holt, president of Rollins, dance organization committee, will call signed tne Drier stating as iaci mai Ackland visiting the Rollins campus and approved blueprints for the Ack See COURT BATTLE, page 4 New Robberies Are Reported Policeman Blake Suspects 'Ring The theft of five more coats from University students Thursday lead J. D. Blake, University police officer, to state last night, "An outside ring of college thieves, rather thin a group of ncs students, is responsible for the increasing number of coats stolen from at 9 ,clock' official announced ttUMmmij." yesterday. All of these coats wece stolen at ap proximately the same time, from 6:30 to 7 : 00 in the evening. Two were taken from the University dining hall, two from Graham Memorial grill, and one from Carolina Inn. This was the first reported robbery since January 12. "For the past three years an organ ized ring has been steadily stealing coats from University students and from neighboring colleges and towns. If it had been only a group of local stu dents," he said, "we would have been able to recover some of the stolen coats and break-up the ring. 'We have checked all outlets for the figures in the small cafeteria. Mrs. r ran&iin u. Kooseveit, also a confirmed square dancer, is expected to take an active part in the dancing with Dean House as her partner. Originally scheduled to leave for Florida immediately after her speech in Memorial hall tonight, the first lady has made special arrangements to at tend the balL Will Arrive Early She is expected to arrive at the af fair at about 10 o'clock and will prob ably remain until near midnight. The First Lady will be escorted to the dance by President and Mrs. Frank Graham. Other notables from the ISS-CPU session tonight are also expected to attend. The ball will be informal and will Faculty Members Granted Leaves Faculty members entering military service will be given leaves of absence, Dean of Administration R. B. House announced yesterday following passage of the resolution by the Board of Trus tees on January 27. ' Granted without pay for the period of service, the leaves include full privi lege of returning to active capacity on the faculty following release from these stolen coats in Durham, Raleigh, service. During the leave they continue the League. Mr. Sweetser said that he was "great ly impressed with the speech of James Carey," and Carey's claim that the older generations are "kidding the youth of the country." Saying that we must avoid a "dip lomatic Pearl Harbor," Mr. Sweetser stated that "the world is rich in re sources, of institutions upon which post war cooperation must be established." The change," he said, "is going to require a prodigious intellectual effort on the part of the present generation; it will mean the casting away of all sorts of old ideas and prejudices and adoption of new views and practices which will be as revolutionary in the emotional field as has been the airplane and the radio in the field of communi cations." Jonathan Daniels, second speaker on the program, told the audience that any planning for peace which is to endure "must not only preserve the four free doms but must create in terms of plenty and decency for mankind, for the man in Mississippi and the man in Malaya." Mentioning youth's part in the peace, Mr. Daniels said: "It may seem strange, but it is excellent to be young now, even as it was in my post-war generation." "The war has set you free," he said. "President Roosevelt "has said youth is the keystone of defense. There are no limits on opportunity now." "The wall against apprenticeships has broken. -Professional schools have 1J . j -r- -i UP "fining. ,very aoor Art DenartmPnt. said todav. announc once closed -against the young seeking ine. the onenin,, of the show in Person i x . . 1 jods nas xurnea into a center oi sue- ttii Art lionr Tt was arrxnmxl bv o'clock in Hill hall. Miss Elliot, dean of Woman's College will discuss the "University Plans for the Future." Discussion Meeting At 3 o'clock Mrs. Roosevelt will at tend a commission meeting of confer ence delegates discussing "Post-war Planning in Campus Defense." Mutual Broadcasting company over its affili ated stations will broadcast a round table discussion between the First Lady, Charles Nice, of the CPU, and Miss Louise B.Morley, of the ISS from 4:15 to 4:30, from the radio studios in Caldwell hall.' , Following her Memorial hall ad dress, the First Lady will attend the President's Birthday Ball in Lenoir Dining hall. She is expected to leave Chapel Hill about 11:30 for Greens boro, and will board a Florida train at 1:15 from Greensboro. - 'Three Groups' Hope to Avoid Unfair Peace Spearhead of Jap Army rives Near Singapore German '"'Sub Torpedoes Another US Sfiip; Reds Threaten to Push Back Nazi Lines By United Press WASHINGTON President Roosevelt tonight expressed his gratitude to millions of Americans who participated in his sixtieth birthday anniversary celebration dedicated to aid infantile paralysis victims for their help "in lifting some of the clouds of unhappiness and anxiety" in a war-torn world. "In that realization," he said, "I am sure we shall have added strength to face the days of trial which lie ahead until peace with victory is assured." Modern Show Is Featured Architects Meet To Discuss Work An exhibit of modern architecture in North Carolina is a feature of meetings at the University of the North Carolina Chapter of the Insti tute of American Architects and the Association of North Carolina Architects. The exhibition is the first of its kind ever to be held in this state, Professor John Allcott, head of the University in full status as to seniority and right as to automatic increases, House stated. Replacement in their departments will be only on terms that will enable im mediate receipt of their salaries on re turn. Burlington, Greensboro, and Winston Salem. However, an organized ring of theives could take a carload of these coats to Baltimore or Philadelphia and sell them with no questions asked," the officer reported. "The best advice I can give to stu- dents who don't want to have the Mjgs BrOWning Weds can be watched all the time," Blake WaVerly H. ISranCU said. It was also learned from Assistant Dean of Students Rpland Parker that $36 had been stolen from Nick Cruger in his locker in the basement of Wool len Gymnasium. Radio Club Meeting Slated for Monday A meeting of the Radio club will be held Monday night at 7:30 o'clock in j room 308 in Bynum. Miss Dorothy Rosamond Browning, chief of the Stenographic bureau in South building, was married to Wav- erly Harold Branch yesterday after noon in the Chapel Hill Presbyterian church. Mrs. Branch is a native of Hillsboro. Branch, representative for the Jef ferson Standard Life Insurance com pany, is a native of Petersburg, Va. Graduating from the University in the spring of 1939, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. tion. The young are wanted, demand ed, directed in the vast fighting and productive forces of modern war." Questioned on the feasibility of Clar ence Streit's proposal of "Union Now," Mr. Sweetser said that Streit had done "a magnificient job in presenting a new method of world organization. However, the world is not prepared for such a plan, and unfortunately it has developed into a nlan for Anglo-Amer ican domination oi tne world scene arther than free representation of all important powers." NYA Youths in Service Could Form Battalion RALEIGH, Jan. 30. A North Car olina NYA battalion, including a Cap tain, five Lieutenants and a radio op erator, could be established from the large number of former NYA youths and officials who are now members of the armed forces of the United States, State NYA Administrator John A. Lang revealed yesterday. A total of 368 former NYA youth workers have been enrolled in the United States Army, Navy and Ma rines in recent weeks, with 296 volun teering for service and 72 being drafted under the selective service act. Eighty per cent of all NYA youths now en rolled in the armed forces voluntarily enlisted, Lang pointed out. two of professor Allcott's students, Hight Moore and Joseph Rankin. On Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock members of the Friends of Person hall will gather in the Gallery for a pre view of the exhibit which is to be open ed to the public on Monday, February 2.- This will mark the first anniver sary of the Friends under the leader ship of Mrs. W. D. Carmichael, Jr. Matthew W. Del Gaudio, New York architect and New York Association Director of the American Institute of Architects, and Edmund R. Purves, Washington, (D. C.) representative of the American Institute of Architects, will be the principal speakers at a luncheon session of the State Associa tion meeting tomorrow at the Carolina Inn. Following this session the architects will adjourn to the Gallery where they view the new exhibit, which will con- See ARCHITECTURE, page 4 Entire S&F Cast Will Meet Today The entire cast of Sound and Fury was asked to meet at the Sound and Fury office in Graham Memor ial this afternoon at 1:45 instead of Memorial halL This means every one in the show except the dancing choruses, it was announced. SIN U APUrCE The spearhead oi a Japanese army, estimated at 120,000 men, drove to within 18 miles of Singa pore tonight, and the crash of falling bombs and rumble of distant artillery signaled the approach of one of the decisive battle of the Pacific war. WASHINGTON General . Douglas MacArthur and his Luzon legions gird ed for another all-out Japanese as sault tonight after a futile Jap propa ganda barrage urged him to surrender, and sought to create disaffection be tween his American and Filipino sol diers. MacArthur advised the War depart ment that on January 10 Japanese planes scattered leaflets behind his lines. They carried a message in which the Jap commander-in-chief personally urged him to surrender or face "dis aster." BATAVIA An "intense struggle" is raging on the west coast of Borneo between Dutch defenders and the Japs driving toward Pontianak, a strategic port only 475 miles from Batavia, it was announced today. . WASHINGTON German subma rines plying the eastern seaboard today See NEWS BRIEFS, page 4 Productive,Trio Wants to Insure Strong Combine By Paul Komisaruk Representatives of labor and industry strongly warned yester day that their groups must be given representation on all post war planning boards if a disas trous peace is to be avoided and asserted that together, "the three groups of labor, industry, and agri culture can make a mighty combina tion." -Cut short due to lack of time, the three cornered debate which opened the two-day CPU-ISS conference ended be fore active audience participation could get underway. James B. Carey, the 28-year-old sec retary of the CIO turned to the speak ers on the platform and remarked, "I'm too5young to be classified as an old ster." Then turning to his audience said, "and I'm too old to be classified with you. So," he said, "I can give some advice to the oldsters and the youngsters." Again turning to the speakers, he asked, "Why don't you stop kidding these youngsters?" and turning to his audience again, "Why don't you stop taking these things that are said, and start asking some questions?" Carey said: "We're in the war all the way I agree. And you are the people who pay the price of all wars and must know what is going on. "The job of winning the war can be done," he continued "... and it has not been done because we refused to do it." "The people," he declared, "have not See THREE GROUPS, page 4 County Officials Receive Charter Upon receiving" the Orange county charter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Dr. William P. Richardson, member of the health de partment of the School of Public Health and chairman of the chapter, announced that the charter will begin aid to needy infantile paralysis victims and the pro motion of a program to minimize rav ages of the disease in the county. Following the general policies of the National Foundation, half the local funds raised through the celebration of the President's birthday will be util ized for the county program, the re maining half to be used to support a nation-wide program of research under the auspices of the country's most out standing medical men and institutions. 7 Heath Will Leave Chapel Hill Today To Enter US Army Ben Heath, former president of the Interdormitory council and now audi tor for the student activities fund, leaves Chapel Hill today to become the most insignificant yet most pub licized creature in the United States a buck private in the draft army." Graduated from the University last year with a Bachelor of Science in ac counting, Heath was elected to the position of accounting for the student activities fund. His duties consist, of checking and auditing all student fees for student activities, which means that over a million dollars passes through his hands annually. Former interdorm Head As president of the Interdormitory council, Heath was instrumental in making social rooms available to dor mitories. He worked in connection with the Daily Tar Heel to begin the social room fund. In addition to his dormitory work, he was a member of the University club. Leaving the campus today for Kin- ston, his home, Heath will spend a week there in preparation for leaving for Fort Bragg on February 7. He has no plans after entering military ser vice except being a soldier in the "foot army." Law School Students Start Registration Completing their first semester of the year this week, law school students register for the second session Mon day from 9 until 5 o'clock in the Law library of Manning hall, I. C. Grif fin, Central Records chieftain an nounced yesterday. The school is the only branch of the University that operates on the semes ter system, necessitating a separate examination and registration period. Griffin stated that bills would be due and payable on Monday. ' ii : '