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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-
VOLUME L A
CTAPEL HILL, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1942
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A practical demonstration of the
highly inflammable thermite incen
diary bomb, was broadcast over sta
tion WPTF in Raleigh from the de
monstration grounds in back of the In
stitute of Government building at 7:30
last Wednesday night.
The demonstration was the climax
of the three-day course in civilian de
fense sponsored by the State Defense
council and conducted by the local In
gtitute of Government, of which Albert
Coates is director.
Ben Douglas, head of the State De
fense Council, Frank Bennett, chief of
the Durham fire department, and Sher
wood Brockwell, state fire marshal
were the main figures in the show
which lasted for 15 minutes.
Bennett demonstrated the various
methods of putting out the bombs,
which when left alone will burn for
twenty minutes. The first method tried
was the old popular idea of using a
spray of water to put out the fire. This
method has been used previously due
to the belief that a steady stream will
cause the bomb to explode. The bombs
can usually be put out in two minutes
by this method. Also tried was the
new practice of using a steady stream
of water. This squelched the incen
diary in one minute flat.
The running commentary was car
ried by Brockwell who also answered
questions on the technical aspects of
The bombs used for the demonstra
tion were not real ones, but they had
all the inflammable qualities of them.
The real ones are fourteen inches long
and have an aluminum casing on them.
The body is made of a magnesium al
loy, highly inflammable, and the inside
consists of thermite, known before the
See INCENDIARY, page U
Ping Pong Finals
In Men's Doubles
Completed Today .
Graham Memorial finishes its sec
ond week of ping pong tourneys this
afternoon with the finals of the men's
doubles division. Byron Mathews,
men's singles champion and Hank
Foreman will meet the winner of the
semi-finals match between Walter
.James and Alan Schawbacher and Al
lan Richards and Yank Grossman.
Mathews and Foreman advanced to
the finals after defeating Tom Wadden
and Alex Parker in the semi-finals.
Wadden and Parker took the first game
21-17, then dropped the next three,
21-19, 21-17, and 21-15.
Earlier this week Sarah Leather
wood defeated Jane Welton for. the
women's singles championship.
Leatherwood also defeated Jeanne Af
flick and Edith Bass.
In the men's singles finals, Byron
Mathews overcame Walt James 21-15,
18-21, 21-14, 17-21, and 21-15 to take
the championship match.
Ceylon Lies in
By Margaret Morrison
If Japan makes any definite move
towards India, Ceylon will be one of
her first "points of interest" stops, ac
cording to John Higgin3 Williams,
former United States vice-consul in
This island lying 60 miles off the
southeastern cost of India, controls the
Bay of Bengal, the body of water be
tween India and the Malay Peninsula.
Though the Japs hold the Andaman
Islands, as long as Britain holds Cey
lon, Japanese use of the Bay for the
transportation of troops and equip
ment "will be dangerous if not well nigh
Now here working on his PhD, Wil
liams is a member of the Washington
and Lee University faculty which he
joined after serving with the Foreign
Service branch of the US Department
of State for many years.
Twelve years ago when Williams
was stationed in Colombo, principal
city of Ceylon, it was a busy but peace
ful island with around 5,000,000 in
habitants. The five millions of people
Enrollment Figures Show
5 Decrease in Coeds
Final registration totals for the sec
ond summer session, belatedly tabu
lated because of numerous cancella
tions and late registrations, exhibited
the customary decrease over first ses
sion registration there being only
1375 students enrolled, I. C. Griffin, di
rector of Central Records office an
In addition to the normal decrease
in enrollment, a 5 reduction in the
number of coeds registered was evi
denced which is attributable to the
fact that an increasing number of men
students are taking advantage of the
University's wartime speed-up pro
gram. Men students enrolled stopped
short of the 900 mark, 899 being regis
tered, in comparison with the 475 coeds
now students on the campus.
Georgia again surged far ahead in
the number of "out-of -North-Carolina"
students registered amassing a total
Melon Slicing, Dance
Lead Activities Slate
- Heading the week's activities announced today by the Student Activities
Office is a gala watermelon slice to be held this evening at 8 o'clock on
the terrace behind Graham Memorial.
Started several weeks ago, the slicings have proven to be extremely popular
and a large crowd gathered last week to indulge in the feast.
Immdiately following the slicing, a square dance will be held in the Y
court beginning at 8:30. The square dances, instituted on the campus several
years ago by Fish Worley, have turned
out to be a big success this summer
and many couples are expected to take
advantage of the cool weather tonight
by displaying their promenading abil
ity at the dance.
Jive addicts will have their fun to
morrow night when a "Jam Session"
is held in the lounge of Graham Memo
rial at 8:30. An informal dance is
also scheduled for tomorrow evening
from 9 o'clock until 11:30 in the Y
court with recorded music to serenade
the .dancers. , ........ , .
A full day of activities has bee
arranged for Sunday, Miss Helen
Dugan, director of the Activities office,
announced. At 4:30 in the afternoon,
Mary F. Schinhan will give an organ
recital at the -Methodist church fol
lowed by a Negro Quartet recital at
5 o'clock in Memorial hall. This re
cital is an annual affair sponsored by
the Epworth League of St. Joseph's
At 6:30 Alderman dorm will give a
supper party. Jean Afflick, Alderman
social chairman, is in charge of ar
rangements. Music Under the Stars
in Kenan stadium, a regular feature
of the week's activities, will be given
at 8:30 Sunday night. Closing out the
John O'steen. noted
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student musician, will give an organ
recital in the Episcopal church at 8:30.
The popular Community Sing, very
popular among the summer students
and faculty since its inauguration sev
eral weeks ago, will again be pre
sented Monday evening at 7:30 on
the steps of South building. DeAr
mond Moore will direct the singing
and Mary Faust Plonk will be the
Highlight of next Tuesday's pro
gram willl be another address by Dr.
William Kilpatrick, visiting professor
in the summer school, who will have as
See MELON SLICING, page A
Japs 9 Path
were made up of Sinhalese (natives of
the island), Tamils, Europeans, a few
Moors, and a few Burghers (descend
ants of the Dutch). At that time there
was no military activity of any con
sequence on Ceylon.
"I can't imagine there was even a
whole regiment of soldiers on the whole
island." said Williams, "The only
troops I remember seeing- were those
which stopped by on the way to China."
Sometime within those 12 years
after Williams' departure from Ceylon
Britain installed defenses which show
ed themselves very capable of warding
off enemy attack last March when the
Japanese raided Colombo, one of the
two important harbors on the island.
During peacetime Colombo was ranked
as the seventh greatest commercial
port in the world. It handles the enor
mous coastwise trade of India and" was
the clearing house for the trade of the
whole Far East, Williams stated.
Trfncomalee on the eastern coast is,
since the fall of Singapore; Britain's
largest naval base in the Far East. A
See FORMER CONSUL, page
of 66. Closely following were Virginia
with 60 students enrolled, South Caro
lina with 45, and New York with 42.
With 30 states out of the 48 repre
sented at the summer session in addi
tion to seven foreign countries, New
Jersey had 27 enrollees, Florida 26,
Pennsylvania 25, the District of Co
lumbia 24, Tennessee 14, Mississippi
13, Connecticut 11, and Alabama 10.
Students from Louisiana numbered
8, Ohio 7, Arkansas 6, Maryland and
Kentucky 5 each, while Michigan,
Massachusetts and Washington have
contributed 4 each, Delaware and Illi
nois 3, and Texas and Missouri 2. Cali
fornia, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota,
Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
and Rhode Island each contributed 1
With Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas,
Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hamp
See ENROLLMENT, page 2
Clark, Former Student,
Cited by Great Britain
For Raid on Bengasi
First Lt. Walter Clark, who grad
uated from the University in 1940, has
been cited by the British Air Ministry
for heroic action over Bengasi, a stra
tegic supply base in North Africa held
by the Axis.
Clark,3otingVlarge United States
Air Corps bomber, accomplished a per
fect "bombing run" on Bengasi and
scored a direct hit on an enemy ship in
its harbor. After the raid Lt. Clark
succeeded in bringing his plane back
to his home base although it was on
fire and had one dead motor. For
bravery under tremendous, difficulties,
Lt. Clark has been the subject of much
While in school here Clark was well
known for participation in campus ac
tivities. An outstanding athlete, he
was all-campus in intramural football
for four years. Clark was vice-president
of the senior class, on the class
honor council and also on the Inter
fraternity Council. He was a Phi Delta
Theta and a member of Gimghoul.
After receiving a B.S. degree in
Commerce Clark returned to Carolina
to do graduate work. He took flight
training at Randolph Field and was
commissioned in the Army Air Corps
at the completion of his training there.
Today, August 7
8 o'clock Watermelon Slicing Ter
race behind Graham Memorial.
8:30 Square Dance Y Court.
Tomorrow, August 8
8:30 "Jam Session" Graham Memo
9-11:30 Informal Dancing Recorded
Music Y Court.
Sunday, August 9
4:30 Organ Recital Mary F. Schin
han Methodist Church.
5 o'clock Nefo Quartet Recital-
Memorial Hall (sponsored by Ep
worth League of St. Joseph's
Church) (Annual affair).
6:30 Supper Party-Alderman Dor
mitory, Jean Afflick (soc.-chair-manj.
8:30 Music Under the Stats Kenan
8:30 Orgari Recital John O'Steen
Monday, August 10
7 :30 Community Sing Steps of
South Building, DeArmond Moore
directing, Mary Foust Plonk, accom
panist. Tuesday, August 11'
1 o'clock Faculty Club Luncheon
Carolina Inn, Dean Bradshaw,
8 o'clock Dr. Win. Kilpatrick "Cul
tural' Reconstruction in the Con
quered Countries in the Post War
World" Graham Memorial Lounge.
8:30-10:30 Popular Recordings
North Lawfti of Graham Memorial.
Numbers 165 Men
One hundred sixty-five coaches the
largest contingent over to attend a
Coaching School here are learning
the aims and objectives pf the Navy's
intense physical fitness program dur
ing a two-week stay on the University
of North Carolina campus.
The school, sponsored by Carolina
and the U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School
here, is the first of its type ever at
tempted. The visitors are from
eighteen states and the District of Co
lumbia and are handled in strict mili
tary fashion from reveille at 5:30 a.m.
until taps at 9:30 p.m. and during the
day the idle moments are few.
The men are put through stiff mili
tary drills under the supervision of
Naval officers, partake of mass exer
cises and all athletic activities and ob
serve the more than 1,000 Naval cadets
in the numerous forms of activity that
will make them the best and toughest
fighters in the world.
In the past some coaches considered
a Coaching School as a vacation when
the newest ideas in sports could be
learned. The ideas are new in the
school here but the tough routine can
not justly be called a vacation because
restful hours in the shade are missing.
It is the Navy's objective to build
tough bodies and a fighting, uncon
querable spirit and, with the coopera
tion of the University coaches and of
ficials, are giving visiting coaches a
thorough idea of what the youth of the
nation needs today.
Football, considered one of the best
body tougheners because of the physi
cal contact it demands, is playing an
important part in the program. Head
ing that department here is Lieut.
Comdr. James Crowley, former head
coach of Fordham, and he is assisted
by Jim Tatum, Carolina's head grid
iron mentor. ' ' - -
Lieut. R. A. Raese, former head
coach of basketball at West Virginia
University, is in charge of the court
sport and Lieut. William Neuf eld, for
mer head coach at Harvard, is in
charge of the track and field activities.
Swimming, soccer, hand-to-hand com
bat, rough and tumble wrestling, mass
exercises, gymnastics and tumbling,
boxing and the other sports are under
supervision of an excellent Pre-Flight
See COACHES, page U
First Order Made
For Coal Under
The first order has been made for
coal under the new coal cooperative
plan sponsored by the Carolina fra
ternities group, Ernie Frankel, leader
of the drive, stated yesterday.
Deliveries on the orders will be made
within a month, Frankel assured. .ny
fraternities or private homes in Chapel
Hill may make use of the service and
orders may still be placed by applying
at the TEP house, Frankel said.
Groups who buy coal under this co
operative plan will be enabled to save
$1.20 on every ton of coal they buy,
Frankel pointed out.
Jeff Hill Produces Posters
In Union 's Murk, Madness
By Raffdy Jennings
A George Franklin Hill who is 30
pounds lighter than he was when he
first saw the place presides over the
Art Dungeon in the basement of Gra
Loudly bewailing the fact that there
is little sex attached to putting out
posters for campus Organizations,-he
puts civilian defense priority orders to
shame by turning out mass production
requirements without benefit of man
The Poster Shop in Graham- Memor
ial basement was instituted - by Bill
Cochrane, former director, this spring.
A new idea at the time, it was orig
inated to furnish commercial art work
for the benefit of campus organiza
"I don't mind," he says, "staying up
til three o'clock every morning. It
ain't that. And I don't mind the flying
cockroaches and the Playmakers'
stage props falling into the paint. And
the mice that walk the pipes just make
me laugh . . . keep me awake, as it
were. But why the !?x! they had to I
In Town Homes
Possible Housing Shortage
Alleviated by Town Facilities
Student speculation as to a possible shortage of rooming facili
ties at the opening of the fall quarter was temporarily cut short
yesterday following official release of facts from the recently-made
room survey of Chapel Hill
"Housing prospects look good," Roy Armstrong, director of ad
missions and chairman of the faculty committee on Housing, stated
yesterday in announcing the survey.
The house-to-house canvass of
places in town for student,, with approximately 100 houses yet
TT TPi i
ii ew r resnmen
Class to Enter
In announcing that 630 freshmen
have been admitted into the Univer
sity to date for the Fall quarter, Roy
Armstrong, Director of Admissions,
stated that this number is just 47 less
than the number admitted at this time
last year. Since June 21, applications
that have been received are just as
many as last year at this time.
'It is difficult to predict fall enroll
ment by summer acceptances." said
Armstrong. "The number of accept
ances in a given month varies from
year to year, and while there are 47
fewer acceptances at this time than
last year, there are 90 more than the
Pointing out that material this year
is as good as ever before, Armstrong
stated that entrance requirements have
not, in any sense been- changed or low
ered and this year's class rates ex
Advance estimates made early last
spring on the basis of a survey of stu
dents then in school gave the indica
tion that the enrollment of the Fall
quarter would be on nearly the same
level as that of last Fall quarter.
Slightly over 4,000 students were en
rolled at that time while the freshman
class numbered over 800. -
A small freshman class entered the
University during the summer session
the first in the history of Carolina.
The new step is part , of the Univer
sity's speed up program enabling
freshmen to enter the University in
September, January, March and June
instead of the previous single entrance
time of September.
Spanish Reading Exam
To Be Given August 15
The examination in the reading
knowledge of Spanish for graduate
students will be given on Saturday,
August 15 ,at 9:30 in 307 Murphey.
Graduate students who have not
signed up to take this examination be
cause they were in doubt as to whether
it - would be given should communicate
with the graduate office immediately, it
put the powder' room right next door
is- something I can't understand.- I'm
turning' into a nursemaid.- Seems that
the ladies don't like to take their off
spring in there. And do those offspring
make a mess of the paint . . . !"
Asked- a1but the mechanics5 of put
ting" out posters, Jeff Hill replied that
Jim Pace, who was at one time Keeper
of the Dungeon", invented the process.
"It's not used anywhere else in- the
world, so far as I know," he said.
"And I'd better not publish the facts."
It is done by a complicated coercion of
expensive instruments which look fair
During the" summer months, Hill
holds forth in the Dungeon single
handed. Flocks of Chapel Hill children
descend on him from time to time ask
ing to help. When they find that no
pay is offered them, they loudly pro
claim that that makes' no difference.
It is only when Jeff Hill aims the
spray loaded with poisonous paint at
them that they turn their heels on their
artistic inclinations. "There's a fas
Sec JEFF HILL, page U
Chapel Hill homes revealed 851
to be approached. Made by the Ad-
J ministration, the survey was designed
to see if additional facilities other
than town homes and University build
ings were needed to house the fall
"The Administration has been faced
with a housing problem for several
years and is having no more difficulty
this year than in previous ones," Arm
strong added. With the tremendous
increase in the student body over the
past several years, a great majority
of the enrollment has had to turn to
local homes for accommodations. It
was estimated by officials that a num
ber only a little short of the two thou
sand mark lived in town during the
fall quarter of last year.
The present anticipated shortage
has been precipitated by the conver
sion of ten campus dormitories into
Navy barracks for the Pre-Flight
school. The expected drop in enroll
ment caused by the war and town
facilities have been viewed as com
pensation for the loss of the dormi
tories to the students.
Already translated into action has
been the plan of doubling-up in the
remaining campus dormitories. Addi
tional students have been placed in
dorm rooms able to accommodate the
extra burden. The expansion of sani
tary facilities, required by State
Health laws due to the additional
numbers of students in each building,
has been promised by the Administra
tion to be completed by the opening
pf the regular session.
President Frank Graham's state
ment to the students in the early
spring assuring each student comfort
able living space and adequate eating
facilities, has been constantly reiter
See ROOMS, page 2
For The Tar Heel'
Bob Powell, of Burlington, N. C,
has been appointed as the new Business .
Manager of The Tar Heel, a position
from which Charlie Nelson resigned
A transfer from Davidson, where he
worked on the Quips and Cranks,
Powell has been a Carolina student only
sinceNJanuary. He will hold the posi
tion for the remainder of the summer.
Nelson's resignation was caused by
the fact that he' must graduate in the
summer in order to enter Naval train
ing. He has been Business Manager
only during this summer.
Before coming to Carolina, Nelson
worked on the Charlotte Observer for
two years. Since then, he has continued
to work on the publication during the
summers At Carolina, he worked one
year for the University News Bureau
before becoming Business Manager of
the DTH. Nelson hopes to graduate
at the end of this session with an AB
The collection of picture reproduc
tions belonging to the department of
art will be on view in Person Hall Art
Gallery from August 4 thru Septem
ber. At this time the whole collection
may be seen and anyone wishing to
rent a print for next year, may sign
up for it with the attendant.
New gallery' hours will be in effect
from August 7 through September 7.
They 'will be the same every day in
the week from 12 to 5 o'clock. The
art reference library will be open to
the public at the same time.