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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, 11 C.
Concerning Dorsett's Veto
On World Peace
Extra Polls Vetoed
Student Assembly Ends
-THE ONLY COLLEGE DAILY IN THE SOUTHEAST-
CHAPEL HILL, N. C. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1946
Lewis Orders Unexpected Finish ToCoa
UMW Head Seeks
To End Pressure
On Supreme Court
From UP Wire Reports
John L. Lewis's sudden order yes
terday afternoon ending the coal
strike was as happy a surprise to
Americans from coast to coast as the
Pearl Harbor attack exactly five years
before was tragic.
The United Mine Workers head an
nounced the immediate end of the 17
day walkout at an unexpected news
conference at union headquarters. He
told newsmen that he wished to re
lieve the "hysteria and frenzy of ec
onomic crisis" while the Supreme
Court reviews the UMW-Lewis con
tempt conviction, and to end the pub
lic danger involved in a depletion of
coal supplies. -Contract
The UMW miners have been or
dered to return to work Monday under
the old contract, which will remain
in effect until March 31, 1947.
As soon as Lewis ended the strike
government officials began rescinding
coal conservation orders, the freight
embargo, passenger train and parcel
post limitations, and brown-out mea
sures. Mine operators have predicted
production will reach normal stage
within three days of Monday's re
sumption of work, arid industry offi
cials estimate a rapid recovery for
businesses which had curtailed or shut
down their operations because, of the
To Be Given Tonig
Combined Glee Clubs Appear in Program
Featuring1 Numbers by Student Soloists. -
Featuring several student soloists, the combined men's and
women's "Glee Clubs, conducted by Professor Paul Young, will
present a Christmas Concert tonight in Hill hall at 8:30 p.m.
sections of religious and Christmas
music. Both clubs will give three
groups of selections separately, and
the combined clubs will sing one . se
lection in the first half of the program
and a group of songs in the second
Hotel Fire Hits Ranks
Of Georgian Assembly
Atlanta,. Dec. 7 (UP) Twenty
nine empty seats at the Georgia Youth
Congress were today's grim reminder
Soloists for both clubs include Gwen
Hughes, contralto; Marie Holman, Jo
Fischel, Jean Youngblood, and Har
riet Keen, all sopranos, and Rufus
Norris, baritone; and John Brinegar,
Jack Clinard, Ed Easter, Dan Mc-
Farland, Carl Perry, Sam Greene,
Herschell Snuggs, and Sam Magill,
The program will include: (wom
en) "Jesul Rex admirabilis," Pales-
tina; ."Pueri, concinite," Handl;
"Blessed are they," Brahms; "Pueri
Hebraeorum," Thompson; "Phillis,"
James; "Tears, idle Tears" and "To
Agni," Hoist; "Holy Day, Holly
Carol," Lefebvre; "Alleluia! Christ
is born" and ?Glad!y sing'this wbn
derous thing," Kountz; and "Chris
tians Hark," H.W.K.
. Men's Glee Club
(Men) "Adoramus te Christe,"
Ruffo; "Plorate, filii Israel," Carissi
mi; "Echo-song," di Lasso; "Down
Among the Dead Men," Williams;
of Atlanta's tragic hotel fire. A group "Suabian Folk-Song," Brahms; "Tar
of students filed to their seats in the ' antella," Thompson; "The Babe Di-
state House of Representatives cham
ber. It was the final session of the
Youth Congress with 21 delegates
missing, three among the more than
120 known dead, and five included in
the 100 injured in hospitals.
A disaster similar to the one at
the Atlanta Winecoff Hotel is re
ported tonight on the other side of
the world in Shanghai. There at least
130 Chinese soldiers and coolies are
reported to have been trapped in a
raging inferno. Flames swept through
a large ammunition dump in the 100,-000-seat
athletic stadium in .Shang
hai's northern suburbs.
Byrnes Proposes Cut
In Occupation Troops
New York, Dec. 7 (UP) Secre
tary of State Byrnes proposed to the
Big Four Ministers Council today that j
the war-time Allies should drastically
reduce the numbers of their occupa
tion troops in Europe by next April.
Byrnes suggested cutting down the
total of all Allied troops in Germany,
Austria, Poland, Romania and Bul
garia to 620,000. Of this number,
240,000 would be Russion and 380,000
would be British, American and
vine," Strangways; "In Dulci Jubilo,"
Davison; "The Sleigh," Kountz; and
"Angels O'er the fields were flying,"
The combined groups will sing:
"Hallelujah" from "Mount of Olives,"
Beethoven; "As Lately we watched,"
Black; "Rouse, good folk," Davis;
"Go Tell it on the mountain," Work;
"Yule, Yule"; and "The Shepherds'
This year for the first time the
YWCA and the YMCA will present
jointly a Christmas program tomor
row, at eight o'clock in Graham Me
morial. The entire campus is invited
Under the direction of Dr. P. H.
Epps, a mixed chorus will open the
program with "Jesu Bambino," later
rendering "They Sang That Night in
Bethlehem," "All My Heart this
Night Rejoices," and concluding with
the traditional "Angels from the
Realms of Glory." Worship, led by
Gladys David, will include Luke's
Featured on the program will be a
radio drama.. by . Robert - Finch'andl
Betty Smith, entitled "The Desert
Shall Rejoice." This play is a mod
ern counterpart of the biblical Christ
mas, set in a tourist camp on a high
way in the Nevada desert. Directed
by Mary Jo Cain, Peter Van Zandt
will play the role of Nick Katapouli;
W. P. Covington, of Dusty; Earl Page,
of the doctor; Walt Stuart, of Jose;.
See YULETIDE, page U
Aa the last measure they passed yesterday afternoon the annual North
Carolina Student Legislature Assembly passed a resolution declaring that
session, in which Negro and white student delegates sat together, as
shown above, to be the most successful meeting in their ten-year career.
The picture, taken in the House chamber of the capitol in Raleigh, shows,
left to right, Lewis R. Morris, Windsor; Andrew Best, Kinston; and Elsie
Corbett and Frances Thompson, the latter two delegates from Meredith
College in Raleigh.
Special Session Concludes
State Student Legislature
Possibilities of Interracial Cooperation
Were Proven by Meeting, Members Resolve .
By Bill Sexton -
White and negro delegates to the 1946 North Carolina Student
Legislative Assembly ended their two-day session yesterday af
ternoon by Tesblving unanimously that their meeting presented
"convincing evidence that the races can effectively cooperate to
build a better southland."
The tenth annual session, held Fri
day and Saturday in the state capitol
at Raleigh, was marked by complete
harmony, with the 113 delegates from
27 North - Carolina colleges success
fully conducting their unprecedented
experiment in interracial cooperation.
Nancy Brock to be Featured
In Concert Tomorrow Night
Iff ,V ;
Taft Reported Ready
To Head Labor Group
Cincinnati, Dec. 7 (UP) Associ
ates of Senator Robert Taft of Ohio
say he has decided to take the chair
manship of the labor committee. They
declare Taft believes that strife be
tween laborand industry has made
the post the most powerful job in
Congress. Because1 of that, Taft is
said to consider it as a possible step
ping stone to the Presidency in 1948.
SOUND AND FURY
Sound and Fury will hold a meet
ing tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
in Gerrard Hall. Present Billy Car
michael announced yesterday
All members, both old and new, are
expected to attend.
Clear to partly cloudy and slightly
DR. VERNON NASH
Nash Will Speak
On World Affairs
Dr. Vernon Nash, internationally
known authority on world affairs,,
speaks on "World Government the
Way to Peace" at the Methodist
Church tonight at seven o'clock. Dr.
Nash, a pioneer in the world govern
ment field and strong advocate of a
world federation backed by enforce
able world law, has travelled in twen
ty countries and lived for more than
a year on each of four continents.
Tn address tonight, Dr. Nash
will attack such basic questions as: Is
the present United Nations Organi
zation adequate to keep the peace?
Could a world government actually
prevent war? How can we overcome
the barriers of racial and cultural
difference? Would Russia join such
a world federation?
Nancy Brock, talented dancer and
wife of. Prof. William Newman of
the Music Department, will be fea
tured in a concert tomorrow night in
the Playmakers Theatre at 8:30. The
concert will be the debut of the newly
formed University String Quartet,
composed of Willis Gates, first violin;
Dorothy Alden, second violin; Edgar
Alden, viola; and Emily Porter, 'cello.
Under the joint sponsorship of the
Department of Music and the Depart
ment of Physical Education, the pro
gram features the first local appear
ance of Miss Brock, as well as the
Frank Groseclose, student pianist,
will accompany Miss Brock who will
dance a pre-classic suite, three pre
ludes of Gershwin, and "Victimae
Paschali Laudes," a part of the
See BROCK, page 4
At no time did voting split on the color
line, and the delegates sat together
in the historic capitol chambers with
out any sign of segregation.
In a special session yesterday aft
ernoon the student lawmakers en
dorsed abolition of capital punish
ment, reduction of the sales tax, a
minimum wage of 65c per hour, and
See SPECIAL, page 4
Measure Had Created
Four Polling Places
By Barron Mills
Dewey Dorsett, president of
i the student body, turned thumbs
down on the ill-fated elections
bill which passed the Student
Legislature Thursday night by
a one-vote margin, and handed
the vetoed bill back to Legis
lature Speaker Charlie Warren
I The bill which calls for the addi
tion of four new polling places oa
the campus would go into effect less
than a week before elections are to
be held Tuesday. Dorsett stated that
this was his prime reason Yor vetoing
the measure, and expressed the belief
that it would be almost impossible to
carry out the provisions of the bill on
such short a notice.
Is First Time '
Dorsett's vetoing the elections bill
marks the first time that a bill passed
by the Student Legislature has been
vetoed by a student body president.
The power is vested in the president
under the new constitution of the
student body of the University which
went into effect last May.
To override the president's veto the
legislature must pass the bill by a
two-thirds majority. However' the
legislature will not meet again this
term. Speaker Warren is authorized
to call a special meeting of the legis
lature only if enough of the legislators
A spokesman for the legislature
stated last night that the bill has
proven that it is "a black sheep" and
that in all probability a majority of
the members of the legislature will pe
tition Warren for a special session to
be held before Tuesday's elections.
Tom Eller, speaker pro-tern, said
that the bill as it now stands is un
fair because it would help promote
"blocs" of student voters. Eller said
that his idea of a fair bill would be
to have several polling places close
See DORSETT, 'page U
Leaders Will Appear Here
For Religious Conference
Twelve outstanding religious and educational leaders have ac
cepted an invitation to take part in the "Religion In Life" con
ference to be held here from February 23 to 28. A complete week of
lectures, informal discussions and meetings is now being planned
by the Protestant Church Council of
which the Rev. Robert Nelson, student
' -v:-.-.v :
pastor of the University Methodist
Church, is chairman.
Heading the list of resource persons
for Religion In Life and making the
keynote address of the conference will
be Dr. D. Elton Trueblood, author of
"The Predicament of Modern Man"
and "The Foundations of Reconstruc
tion," two of the most widely discussed
religious books to appear in recent
years. He has taught religion and
philosophy at Stanford University and
is now an instructor at Earlham Col
lege. Other Leaders
Other conference leaders are Dr. V.
R. Barnhart, professor of religion at
Hood College; J. R. Cunningham, pres
ident of Davidson College; Dr. J. M.
Dawson,, executive secretary of the
yoint conference committee on public
relations for the Baptists; Dr. Ken
neth Foreman, professor of Bible and
philosophy at Davidson College, and
Dr. George Heaton of Myers Park
Baptist church in Charlotte.
Georgia Seeks Meet
With UNC Debaters
In a telegram received late last
evening the University of Georgia
debating team requested a meet
with the Carolina forensics squad at
the Roosevelt Hotel in New Or
leans on New Year's Eve. Jim Tay
lor, executive secretary of the de
bate council here said the proposed
topic would be: "Resolved: That La
bor Should Have a Share in the
Management of Business."
All interested debaters are re
quested to meet in Graham Me
morial at 7 o'clock tomorrow even
ing for five minute speech tryouts.
All expenses will be paid for the
four students selected for the trip.
Will Close Next Week
Women's dormitories will close at
noon Thursday, December 19, for the
Dr. Benjamin Mays) president of , Christmas holidays. The opening date
Morehouse College; Clyde A. Milnerhas been set for Thursday, January
president of Guilford College; Dr. Ray-
Mayflower Society governor Ralph Coit, Greensboro, presents local
authoress Josephina Niggli an award as 1946 Mayflower winner Friday
evening in Raleigh, for her recent novel, "Mexican Village," judged the
best book of the year written by a North Carolinian."
mond Seeger, associate professor of
physics and director of the University
Chapel of George Washington Uni
versity; Mrs. R. H. Edwin Espy, direc
tor of religious activities and assis
tant professor of religion at Meredith
College; Miss Martha Lucas, new
president of Sweetbriar College, and
John Ramsay of the educational divi
sion of the Committee of Industrial Organization.
Dean of Women Katherine Carmi
chael requests all coeds not to return
to Chapel Hill before the official open
ing date as there will be no place for
them to stay.
MOORE COUNTY STUDENTS
There will be a meeting of all Moore
county students tomorrow night at 7
p. m. in the Horace Williams lounge
at Graham Memorial.