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CHAPEL HILL, N. C.1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1950
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ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION spectators watched the 61st
annual Tournament of Roses parade ' in Pasadena, Calif. Here,
the tournament's queen, Marion Brown, 19, and her court, are
shown on the royal float, rolling down the city's Colorado
Weaver To Speak
At YM-YW Meet
Dr. Paul Weaver, Dean of Religious Life at Stephens Col
lege in Columbia, Missouri, will be the leader and principal
speaker at the third annual YM-YWCA Mid-Winter con
ference to be held at Montreat on the weekend of Feb. 10-12.
Dr Weaver's theme, and that of
I the Conference, will be- "The
By The Associated Press
Rampaging winter built a
2,000-milc long ice slide from
New York to central Texas Thurs
day and rained new blows on
the Midwest, South and Far West.
A wido band of breezing rain
or sleet turned highways into
a motorist's nightmare' through
eastern Texas, Arkansas , Mis
souri, Kentucky, Tcnnesse, Illi
nois, Indiana, Ohio,. West Vir
ginia, Pmnsylvania and New
At least three persons Wcre
drowned and hundreds of resi
dents wcre driven from lowland
homes as flood perils mounted
in Illinois and Indiana. Floods
also inundated some areas in WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (?)
i A nrotestant crouD todav asked
braced for their worst floods in 'President Truman to end diplo-
Meaning and Role of Christiani
ty." The Conference will consist of
discussion groups made up of
those students taking part. The
groups will choose their own dis
cussion topics and will correlate
their activities .with.I)r. Weaver's
talks and the theme of the con
Co-Chairman Mac Copenhaver
and Charlie Bartlett said plan
ning committees have been work
ing since before Christmas. The
conference will be opened by Dr.
Weaver Friday night, . Feb. 10,
and will be concluded early Sun
day afternoon, Feb. 12.
All students wishing to attend
I may register in the YMCA lobby
beginning next week.
Break With Pope
Truman Is Urged
Is Under Bail
To Murder Count;
MANCHESTER, N. IL, Jan. 5
(IP) A haggard country doctor
was at liberty tonight under $25,
000 bail an unprecedented court
procedure after pleading inno
cent to a charge of first degree
murder in an alleged "mercy"
slaying of a dying cancer patient.
New Hampshire legal author
ities were unable to name any
previous defendant in a capital
case granted similar release.
Only three minutes were re
quired to arraign the accused
physician, Dr. Hermann N. San
der, 40. This included reading of
an indictment charging he "fel
oniously, wilfully and with malice
aforethought did inject 10 cubic
centimeters of air four times in
close succession into the veins
of Mrs. Abbie Borroto, 59, well
knowing the said air injections
to be sufficient to cause death."
To this, Dr. Sander fairly
shouted: "Not guilty." They were
he only words he spoke loudly
enough to be heard in the packed
Dr. Sander, little known be
yond the circle of his general
practice before the death of Mrs.
Borroto Dec. 4, had become an
international figure when called
before the bar of justice.
New Hampshire provides the
hangman's noose or life imprison
ment" for first degree murder,
although the extreme penalty has
not been exacted in many years.
In far off Rome, L'Osservatore,
the Vatican's newspaper, presum
ably stating the Pope's opinion,
cited the fifth commandment,
"Thou shalt not kill" in con
demning mercy slating, and
"The fact is, that the doctor
(by committing a mercy slaying)
changes his mission to an in
human one of giving death."
But the prosecutor, Attorney
General William L. Phinney, in
approving the physician's liberty
under bail, explained this "rather
unusual" procedure was followed
"because of Dr. Sander's high
moral character and standing in
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KING COTTON' BRAND new Maid of Cotton, Elizabeth A.
McGee of Spartanburg. S. C, (center) grins happily as she re
ceives congratulations from other contestants. She was winner
over 20 finalists from cotton -growing states in an annual contest
in Memphis, Tenn.
Hobbs Writes Plea
For Campus Grass
The ancient cry of "walk on the walks" went up yesterday
from the University official whose job it is to take care of
the campus lawn. ;
R. J. M. Hobbs, chairman of the
Buildings and Grounds Commit-1
Of Oleo Tax
Set By USSR
-Atom Bomb Blast
Says Dc Courcy
LONDON, Jan. 5 (JPh-Editor
Kenneth Le Courcy says you can
look for a second Russian atomic
explosion next Saturday night,1
Specifically, at midnight Green
wich mean time. That's 7 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time, or 2 a.m.
Sunday Moscow time.
De Courcy is the man who
predicted last January that Rus
sia would attempt an atomic ex
plosion in 1949.
He said in a statement to news
men today the second explosion
will be set off in blasting for an
Asiatic irrigation project unless
there's a technical hitch, in which
case "the Russian general staff
plans are to have the postponed
experiment on Jan. 10."
De Courcy is editor of the
mommy intelligence uigest, a
private information service. A
man of 40 with an extensive
background in international in
telligence, he claims information
from highly placed informants
in several eastern
Back For Classes
As D-D ay Arrives
By Chuck Hauser
D-Day arrived this morning for those Tar Heels who
went Cotton Bowling with their team deep in the heart of
' . For this morning everyone had to be back in Chapel Hill
and safely tucked into classes for the winter quarter.
: The travelers were to receive
no academic penalty for their
Of China Is
tee, appealed to students and
faculty alike to stay on the walks
and 'keep from ruining the ap
pearance of the campus before
Stressing the fact that "the ne
cessity for walking on the grass
is now over, except in the area
around the 1 i b r a r y," Hobbs
blamed both students and faculty
members for "unconsiderate
walking on the grass."
He warned against the mental
attitude in feeling that the "walk
on the walks" injunction is for
the other fellow, asserting that
such an outlook will make the
campus a "sorry spectacle" by the
end of the quarter.
Hobbs suggested the "walk on
the walks" rule become a new
year's resolution for all campus
Help 'Over the Hump'
vnore-than six years.
Freezing weather brought new
damage to California citrus and
vegetable crops. Contiued cold
The sleet brought an icy end
to springlike temperatures in the
Southeastern and Atlantic sea
board states. - "
Ice-locked Memphis, Tenn., was
in semi-paralysis. All schools
were closed. Thousands of resi
dents were without electric pow
er. Street railway service was
less than 50 per cent of normal.
Some 2.500 telephones were out
of service. Hundreds of ice-loaded
trees crashed. Air traffic was
Freezing rain swept in on Mem
phis Wednesday evening and fell
throughout the night.
Missouri counted two flood vic
tims and Illinois had one.
Several rivers still were rising
in Illinois and Indiana as the
aftermath of drenching rains.
The Wabash, still rising, spilled
over the levee at Attica, Ind.,
flooding lowlands and highways.
Wally Andrews and his combo
will be the featured entertain
ment tonight in the Rendezrous
The room, which reopened
yesterday after being closed for
the Christmas holidays, has a
new lighting system and new
table decorations. The room will
now be light in lhe daytime, but
will continue to be almost dark
Floor shows and the regular
Friday night quix shows will be
continued next week.
matic relations with the Vatican.
The request was made by
Glenn L. Archer, executive di
rector of "Protestants and other
Americans United for Separation
of Church and State."
The President's personal envoy
to the Vatican, Myron Taylor, is
due to return to the United States
soon. This has given rise to un
confirmed reports that Taylor is
In this connection, Archerv told
Mr. Truman in a telegram:
"Myroy Taylor's expected res
ignation will give you opportun
ity to end Vatican miision which
is an offense to non-Catholic
Recital Is Slated
In W-S Tomorrow
The Mozart Club of Winston
Salem is presenting Betty Lou
Ball, soprano, and Carl Perry,
tenor, in a joint recital in Win
ston-Salem tomorrow night.
Miss Ball is a graduate in mu
sic of Salem College and is a
special student in music at the
University. She is well known
known for her many campus ap
pearances. Perry is a graduate assistant
in the Music Department and has
appeared as soloist with several
campus groups and in musicals
presented by the Playmakers.
The program will consist of
German, French, and English art
songs, a scene from "La Bo
heme," by Puccini, and a group
of musical comedy duets. .
Veterans Are Allowed
To Rebuy Leave Time
Veterans will be allowed ta
re-purchase leave time, accord
ing to Colonel F. C. Shepard,
This move by the Veteran's
Administration may enable stud
ents under the GI Bill who are
drawing near the end of their
periods of entitlement under the
bill to acquire enough eligibility
to get over the "half-way hump"
of the quarter, and complete the
quarter with full government aid.
Veterans who have been in
school for at least one year, and
attended during the fall term,
may re-purchase the involuntary
leave of fifteen days which was
granted them at the end of last
By re-purchasing leave Vperiod
and addmg .the fifteen 'days v,to
date of expiration of entitlement,
in many cases it will carry the
veteran beyond that half-way
mark of the quarter, this making
him eligible for tuition and sub-
Coed Senate Seeks
Pat Stanford, speaker of the
Coed Senate, said yesterday that
all girls interested in applying
for editorship of the Woman's
Handbook, should give their ap
plications to a Senate member
The editor of the handbook,
which is published each spring
by the Senate, will ,be chosen by
that organization at a meeting
to be announced later by Pat.
sistance until the end of the
quarter or semester.
There is no official iorm avail
able," but veterans who may ben
efit from this right should write
to the Veterans Administration,
Regional office, requesting the
re-purchase of leave time and
addition of this time to present
entitlement. ' The VA will then
advise the exact amount that
must be repaid, and the final date
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 5
Senator Gillette (D-Iowa) said
today that a House-pased bill
repealing federal oleomargarine
taxes attempts "a gold, bold, in
excusable violation of states'
He led off arguments for dairy
state senators supporting a sub
stitute proposal. The substitute
would wipe out federal taxes on
the table spread but would ban
yellow colored oleomargarine
from interstate commerce.
Gillette aimed his states-rights
argument at Southern Senators
who have used the same plea in
fighting civil rights legislation.
They are among the leading ad
vocates of the repeal bill, partly
because of the use of cottonseed
oil on oleomargarine.
Senators Fulbright (D-Ark)
replied that backers of the House
bill are trying to modify al
ready existing legislation which
"discriminates" against the pro
duct, not to initiate federal legis
lation regulating its sale.
Prospects for speeding action
on the repealer were brightened
by agreement of Senate Demo
crats not to offer or support
amendments to pending legisla
tion that are not "germane" that
is, directly related to the subject
of a pending bill.
The atomic Scientists Associa
tion of Britain also issued a dec
laration today on Russia's atomic
position. It said the Russians will
have enough bombs in a year or
two to fight an atomic war.
There will be no immediate
check on a new explosion unless
the Russians choose to announce WASHINGTON., Jan. 5 ()
it, which is unlikely. Eventually, Secretary of State "Dean Acheson
however; such' a secret will out. said today that the United States
Intelligence reports, plus scien- considers premature any consid-
tific monitoring of the earth's eration of recognition of the
atmosphere for radioactivity, tell Chinese Communist government
the news. American-xxrcupied Ja- at this time.
pan is a likely point for part of Acheson made this comment at
the monitoring. a news -conference amid word
De Courcy's Digest Sept. l from. London that the British
contained the news that Russia government is at the point of
had made an atomic bomb. This recognizing the red regime in
was 23 days before President China,
Truman announced there had Meanwhile President Truman
been an atomic explosion in ruled out any American military
Russia. intervention to save Formosa
from the Chinese Communists.
He announced what amounted
to a "hands off" policy for that
island hot-spot in the cold war.
Acheson said that on recogni
tion the American position is just
what is has been:
The United States considers it
absence, and no fines were to be
charged them for missing the
first three days of classes or pick
ing up class tickets late.
Many of the visitors to Dallas
returned early yesterday or Wed
nesday night, and a few even
came in during the day Tuesday.
But air lines were both crowded
and expensive, thus the early
arrivals were few.
The round of parties in Dallas
over the Cotton Bowl weekend
seemed like a never-ending merry
Members of the official Uni
versity party and North Caro
lina press representatives went
to their first official function last
Thursday night, when Col. D.
Harold Byrd threw a ranch party
on his estate just outside of Dal
las in honor of the Tar Heel team.
The guests were fed strange
dishes such as -antelope, moose,
wild mountain sheep, venison, in
addition to prime Texas beef,
and,of all things, Virginia ham.
A recreation building with
bowling alleys and" a pool table
was wide open for the- party, and
a floor show complete with danc
ing girls was thrown in a huge
tent on the ground.
Basketball Friday and Satur
day nights, and big New Year's
Eve parties started the weekend
right," and it ended with a Sun
day night buffet supper and party
at the Brok Hollow Country
Club outside of town.
Dallas was turned over to the
two opposing teams on Monday
evening after the football game.
At night clubs, everything was
on the house for the gridders,
and they took advantage of the
situation. Pappy's Showland,
noted for "the best undressed
women in the world," seemed to
get most of the business.
Bridoux May Get
WASHINGTON Jan 5 (JP
The Civil Aernoautics Administra
tion today asked revocation of premature to consider the ques-
the pilots' license held by Erick tlon at a11 at thls time-
Rios Bridoux, Bolivian civil air -fresiaen iruman react to a
chief who" figured in the costliest news conference a statement mak-
air collision in history last Nov. 1. m5 clear tnat Chiang Kai-bhek s
The CAA filed a complaint government on Formosa can ex-
with the Civil Aeronautics Board, Pect nothing more than economic
which has the power to revoke nelP from tne United States.
or suspend airmen's licenses after
Rios flew the converted P-38
lightning which struck an Eastern
Air Lines DC-4 as both planes
were approaching Washington
National Airport for a landing.
All 55 persons on the airliner
U VA Party
A star-studded floor show will
be the featured entertainment
tonight when the Vet's Club holds
its first open house of the year.
For the first time this year
the clubhouse will be open to all
students whether or not they are
members of the University Vet
The floor show, which will open
with the presentation of a door
prize, will begin at 9:45.
"Everybody is welcome to come
to the clubhouse tonight to dance
and to enjoy the floor show,"
Vestal Taylor, clubhouse man-
Waiting for Summer
Nudism Is Stark Reality In Britain,
But Cult Beset By Ma ny Problems
LONDON, Jan. 5 (P) Nud
ism is booming in Britain. More
people are walking around naked
than ever before.
Not in public, of course the
law frowns on that but in
flourishing "naturist" camps
scattered throughout the country.
Leaders of the open-air cult
say happily they've never seen
anything like it.
Britain's few hundred timid
pre-war nudists have grown into
a lusty movement 50,000 strong.
In 1938 there were 20 nudist
clubs. Now there are 60. Many
non-club "naturists" enjoy life
in-the raw in the privacy of their
own homes, and gardens.
The British Sun Bathing Asso
ciation (BSBA) biggest nudist
group has just voted to incor
porate nudity. It's forming a
limited company of 200 share
Right now the clammy British
winter has drivenxall except the
hardies "naturists" into long
underwear. But the BSBA hopes
next summer -will be the best
ever for the one out of every
1,000 Britons it says likes to
frolic naked in the sun.
The burning question: Will the
It did in 1949.. It was the sun
niest summer for 16 years.
Mrs. Sylvia Bassam, 34, pretty
Canadian-born secretary of the
BSBA, says the Association is
campaigning for three things:
1. The legal right to bathe in
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (JP)-
were killed. Rios only recently Almost all the soft coal industry ager said,
left a hospital. united today in asking the NaT j Tomorrow night the clubhouse
tional Labor Relations Board to ! will be open to members only.
but membership cards will be
on sale at the door. Any veteran
and any member of either of the
Reserve Officer Training Corps
here may belong to the Associa
toin. The fee is $1 per quarter.
Norman Cordon, billed by the
UVA as an opera comic, will
give a program of spirituals and
accompany .himself on the piano.
try for a Taft-Hartley court in
junction to force John L. Lewis'
miners back on a-full work week.
At the same time, President
Truman indicated again to his
news conference that he still has
no plans to intervene in the
United Mine Workers three-day
week system which has pinched
the nude on approved public production and eaten into stocks
beaches; above ground.
2. More young women nudists; Chairman J. Monroe Johns'on
3. To teach skeptics that "na- of the Interstate Commerce Com
turism" is "a healthy, wholesome mission said that if further
way of life followed by intelligent emergency action to restrict coal-
people." burning rail service becomes
Mrs. Bassam, whose own sun- necessary, it probably will mean
tan, she affirms, stretches un- another cut in passenger service
broken from top to toe, says before disturbing the movement
British nudists don't want mixed of freight.
bathing with nudists and non- The ICC has directed a general
nudists taking the sun together, one-third cut in coal-burning
They want certain public beach- passenger service on railroads
es set aside. with short supplies on hand, ef-
The BSBA doesn't even like fective at midnight next Sunday
g-string swim suits. , night. But Johnson said, in an-
Its insistence on complete nud- swer to a query, that no similar
ity for all posed a problem this order affecting freight services
summer at a club near London, is in the works. Serious operating
(See NUDES page 4) 1 difficulties would result, he said.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 5 (JP
Jack O'Leary thinks maybe he's
set a record. But he isn't happy
He began his 1 8th month of
hiccupping today. O'Leary, 24
lies in a room filled with varie
ties of cure and one piled high
with letters from friends.
It all started after an opera
tion for a ruptured appendix.
Peritonitis sat in. and although
it was stopped, his doctor says
it somehow affected his dia
phragm. His weight has dropped
from 120 to 80 pounds.