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1 9 Editorials Tbe Sunday Letter Off Hand Headlines British Hold Singapore Dean Elliot Sfxaks Mrs. FDR QtaOeBges THE OLDEST COLLEGE DAILY IN THE SOUTH- Baft? 11 r VOLUME L Boriaw: 887: Clreaiation: tSS4 CHAPEL HILL, N. C SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1942 NUMBER 91 Mrs. Roosevelt Declares United. Must Convince World of Of American Philosophy, First Lady Says That US Will Become World Policeman upenor Cons By Paul Komisaruk Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt firmly emphasized last night -that the "challenge of the future is the determination to make a reality of the things which our forefathers set down when they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights," and vigorously declared "we must convince the world we have a philosophy that is better than theirs. "The srreat challenge of todav is the fact that we have to win a war. Every thing we hold dear in this country i3 -at stake. Freedom to think, to wor ship, to believe . . . everything our na tion was founded on is at stake," she said. A Crusading Youth "Our youth," the First Lady main tained, "is going to give itself to a cru sade, and deep inside must believe in what they are crusading for." Mrs Roosevelt, climaxing the two-day CPU- ISS post-war planning conference as serted that "youth must know what world they want to live in." Before a capacity audience of 2,000 people who crowded the aisles of Me morial hall, the First Lady warned "there's no going back to normalcy," and continued that America must act as an interventional policeman because she is the only country that has suf ficient resources. Other nations, as they become able, will gradually par ticipate until a real international police force is established, she saidi. "This is very important,"- and she added, it will also be very important that these forces are kept on a police basis. Individual Equality j Asked if racial discrimination is dan gerous to defense, Mrs. Roosevelt im mediatery responded, "Yes, because de fense must be built on the feeling tha every individual has a life worth living. Persons who do not feel that they have an equal chance, cannot be as strong a link in the cooperative effort that in the end makes for the strength of the whole democracy," she said. The United States must be able to say after the war is over "we here in the United States have something to offer you. We are a nation made up of many racial strains, and we have lived through many strains and have proved that people can live together at peace. We have also proved," Mrs. Roosevelt said, "that a majority of the people can be interested in the majority of the people." "Everyone of you will have to an swer your challenge," Mrs. Roosevelt declared. When queried about the possibility of a "Union Now" with England, she said, "I don't happen to think we could make it operate now. However, I do believe national lines will have to be broken down, and a federation estab lished." This federation, Mrs. Roose velt said, would be based on coopera tion rather than competition. Regard ing the consolidation of the United States and Great Britain, the First Lady remarked, "I think is is highly improbable." "I haven't the remotest idea. I can See MRS. ROOSEVELT, page h First Lady Explains NYA Slash "There are tremendous moves in Con gress engineered by the Byrd Commit tee to cut non-essential government spendings," Mrs. Roosevelt declared yesterday, explaining the reason for NYA cuts, and further declaring that members of Congres who do feel the NYA appropriations are non-essential." The First Lady informally addressed a closed group of CPU-ISS conference delegates in Caldwell hall, and ans wered a number of queries, prior to her coast-to-coast broadcast over Mutu- See NYA SLASH, page U r a 4 4 M SJt JL " 1. jot V II II .ill 1 11111,11 - m. 1,,,, . n..,s f ' ' "' " - - taxes m r titution I - 1 V i !;YV . -' - - r r . y W ..: .V.; l ,"-C- , V i 1 "'!' '4 -i t:' J ff" i1"'. 'i'" 1 i i i iii i.ri i " 1 ii.y i ii.ii ii fur 1 1 i.ii. jiii 1 1 1 j jjjim iijluj.. ..j y i FIRST LADY OF THE LAND, Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt, sits with. Uni versity president Frank P. Graham, and Josephus Daniels, Ex-Ambassador to Mexico, at Dean Harriett Elliot's speech to delegates of the post-war. planning conference yesterday afternoon. iy zt :. 0i t' v British Hold Singapore Against Japanese Attack Non-Military Age Men Register in April-May; British Planes Blast Axis Bases in North Africa SINGAPORE, Jan. 31 (UP) Britain's battle-weary forces stood off the Japanese at point-blank range across the narrow straits guarding besieged Singapore Island after giving up the Malaya mainland to a crushing enemy army. Singapore's defenders were mobilized to "hold this fortress until help can come as it assuredly will come." Australian, Indian and British de fenders fell back across the Straits of Johore under cover of darkness and Royal Engineers blasted a yawning gap in the mammoth stone and con crete causeway the only link between the island and the mainland. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UP) Some 13,000,000 men and boys of non- military age 18 and 19 years old and 45-64 years inclusive probably will be registered during the month of April or May, National Selective Service of ficials said tonight. WITH AMERICAN FORCES ON BATAAN PENINSULA, Jan. 31 (UP) Sturdy Dutch defenders of Amboina Island battled furiously tonight against the numerically superior Japanese in vasion forces attacking the East Indies second most important naval base in a new drive to cut Allied supply lines to Australia. RUTH, THE COMIC CHARACTER in the "Pirates of Penzance," as por trayed by Mrs. Lillian (William Meade) Prince of Chapel Hill, in the Carolina Playmaker production of the popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta to be presented Thursday and Friday nights, at 8:30 o'clock in Memorial hall. "Pirates of Penzance" Principles Include Veterans of Former Playmaker Productions NC Architecture Exhibited Here "Modern Architecture in North Car olina " an exhibit planned by UNC stu dents Hight Moore and Joe Rankin, will be presented today m Person hall. Also featured will be a show of lath and 19th century furniture, lent by H P. Strause, Richmond, Virginia. Some of the furniture is Oriental and made of rare tropical woods or inlaid with ivory. "The pieces are indicative of the exquisite as well as the atrocious taste of our ancestors," Rankin said. All the furniture was collected in Europe. ' Radio Journalism Club Meets Tomorrow An important meeting of the Radio Journalism club will be held tomorrow night at 7 o'clock in 303 Bynum hall. All members are expected to be pres ent. Organization of the club will be completed, and new plans will be made for future activities. The principal characters in "The sic department, sings Mabel, the femi irates of Penzance," which will be nine lead. She received her A. B. in staged in Memorial hall next Thursday Dramatic Art here last year. and Friday, are almost entirely veter- Hortense Kelly, New Church, Vir ans of many former appearances. ginia, senior, who portrays Edith, sang Douglas Watson, Barnesville, Ga.,r in "Patience" last year. senior, plays the comic, self-satisfied Jean McKenzie, senior from West "orphan," Major-General Stanley. Re- Palm Beach, Florida, who sings Kate, cently he played a gawky, adolescent has been in more shows than any other Michael in "The Male Animal." girl in the Playmakers. Since she made Edwards Makes Debut ' her debut on the Playmaker stage as RANGOON, Jan. 31 (UP) Brit ish defenders of the Burma Road evac uated the strategic port of Moulmein and fell back under a powerful Jap anese enveloping-attack today to es tablish strong new lines west of the deep, three-mile wide Salween River about 92 miles from Rangoon. CAIRO, Jan. 31 (UP) Royal Air Foce planes today were reported blast ing German and Italian bases, supply lines, and troop and truck concentra tions to check Col. General Erwin Rom mel's German Africa Corps in the Ben gashiarea. - more, is making his debut on the Play maker stage in the role of the Pirate King. Russell Rogers, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, who plays Samuel, is a veteran on the Playmaker stage. He has played in experimental, has tour- in 1938 in the high school section of summer school, she has played leads in "The Marauders," "The House of Connelly" and other shows. Lucille Culbert, Marion, Virginia, senior, who sings Isabel, will be re membered for her excellent and sensi ed, has sung in "Patience" last year tive characterization of Aggie Gale in and in "Pinafore" the year before and "Abe Lincoln in Illinois." nroduced last played in the first production oi "The quarter. Highland uaii." Lillian Prince.. Chanel Hill, who William Mehaff ey, junior from Ar- piay3 Ruth, has played in "The House lington, Virginia, plays the male lead, cf Connelly," "Love's Old Sweet Song," Frederick. Last year he made his de- 'Our Town." but as one of the comic Dukes in "Pa- tience," ne was aiso in tne sound and Fury show that year. Tom Avera, Rocky Mount senior T?nr Technician EyAITI plays the sergeant of police. During fus three years here, he . has played All students who took the Junior Ad- Welch Calls Students South Americans Will Tour State To obtain direct information on the social and industrial life in the South ern portion of the United States the visiting South Americans will leave Chapel Hill tomorrow on a three-day tour of piedmont North Carolina. As guests of the Drexel Furniture Company in Morganton the visitors will spend Monday inspecting the plant, in terviewing its employees, and learning its methods of operation. On Tuesday the summer school guests will travel through the Great Smoky Mountains to Asheville where Mr. Frank Seely, owner of the Battery Park Hotel will be their host. While there, Mr. D. Hiden, editor of the Asheville Citizen and a graduate of the University, will lead the visitors on a tour of the city and of the famous Vanderbilt estate, Biltmore Forests, nearby. Completing the scenic circuit the 11 South Americans will travel to Con- eading roles for the Playmakers and ministra tive Technician exam last fall, cord, where they will be guests of a for Sound and Fury. or plan to take it this fall, are asked group of civic organizations. Later Feminine Lead 1 to give their names to Mr. S. W. J. all will go to Kannapolis to inspect the Genie Loaring-Clark, Huntsville, Al- Welch in his office in South building Cannon Towel Factory, largest of its abama, a graduate student in the Mu- by tomorrow. 1 kind in America. INTRODUCTION An out-of-town delegate to the CPU-ISS conference is introduced to Mrs. Roosevelt by Ridley Whitaker, chairman of the CPU yesterday afternoon. US Institutions Are in Danger, Elliot Warns WC Dean Addresses CPU-ISS Post-War Planning Conference By Hayden Carruth "The institutions of the United States, built through two centuries of dreams and hard work, are a rich can- go which must not be shipwrecked" by lack of foresight and dis-harmony of action, Dean Harriet Elliot, Woman's College Dean of Students, told the CPU-ISS Post-War Planning Confer- ! ence yesterday . afternoon. "It is encouraging to remember," Dr. Elliot said, "that the same brilliant I pilot who holds the helm of America today campaigned for the League of Nations in 1920." Study of Charters It is necessary for American youth to study the "charters of freedom" that are part of the tradition of the United States and understand them before a "new and lasting peace can be established on the true foundations of freedom," Dr. Elliot said. Stressing that future peace must be built upon the "right of freedom from want, illness, unemployment and all the other bugbears that have faced us before," Dr. Elliot said that "we will contribute more to good internation al order by establishing a true system of national order after the war." Dr. Elliot expressed the belief that the "United Nations Agreement" I would form the basis for the next league of nations, and will be the "ba sis for national organization with elas tic cooperation which will allow polit ical and economic adjustments. "The new order must be universal. All nations, great or small, must be given expression in world economy." INDUSTRIAL LEADER Stuart Cramer, representative of the. Na tional Association of Manufacturers, who spoke at the opening of the CPU-ISS conference Friday. Mrs, FDR Attends Dance Here Expressing her appreciation "for this happy gathering helping to bring to other less happy people a relief from their sufferings," Mrs. Frank lin D. Roosevelt made a very brief ap pearance last night before an over flow crowd celebrating the president's birthday in Lenoir dining' hall. Standing on the platform before Rowland Kennedy and his orchestra, the First Lady, escorted by President Chapel Hill Hears or the husre assemblv which over- -"-Cot XVctlU x-xlcHlll flowed into the vestibules and small dining rooms. Greets Square Dancers Leaving the main dining hall after her brief three minute stay, Mrs. Roosevelt entered the small dining hall See DANCE, page U raid alarm. yesterday at Chapel Hill's first air a test sounding, came. 5:15. A series of continual blasts of the fire alarm in the City Hall building was ordered by Fire Chief Perry, it was learned. Interdorois Performer Lanky Texan, Ray McKinley, Rated Best Musical Drummer By Bob Hoke Tall, lanky, and bespectacled, Ray McKinley is the typical Texan complete with a drawl hailed by musicians and rade journals as "America's Greatest Musical Drummer." Featured attraction of the Will Brad- ey hand, McKinley appears on the Carolina campus Saturday for the pub ic concert and final informal dance . of the traditional Interdorms set. The boogie woogie" band will play for the concert from 5 until 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Memorial hall. Admission or the concert will be 35 cents a couple and 20 cents stag proceeds to be turn ed over to the fund to provide social rooms for all men's dormitories. Grail-Interdorm Dance The Grail-Interdorm dance from 9 until 12 o'clock following the concert See RAY MCKINLEY, page 4 "2M' . ' it ' - I ! -""4f . -''' '"" - v-f v s . ; V ,, -,- -i ; ..'T":'.i.:.:-'.v.-.'.-f. J'.-. r. . , -. .v.-.-.v.v, :".:':. ..v.v.v.'.,: v .-a-... .-.v. -.v.-, v. , , - , Ray McKinley

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