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CHAPEL HILL, N. C. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1951
"3&r tAt tAt
Set For ROC
Coeds Arc Invited
To Join Reserve,
Join In Program
The Navy Department recent
ly announced the deadline date
has been Indefinitely extended
for women ROC (Reserve Of
ficer Candidates) applicants un
til the quota is filled or classes
have convened. j
University women are especial
ly desired for this summer train
ing program which leads- to a
WAVE commission in the Naval
Reserve, a directive from the Bu
reau of Naval Personnel pointed
out. Applicants, who must enlist
in the Naval Reserve prior to ac
ceptance in the ROC program,
should contact Cmdr. R. E. Cutts,
USN, inspector-instructor, Naval
Reserve Training Center, 724
Foster Street, Durham.
Applications should be submitt
ed without delay for any appli
cant who appears to meet the
minimum requirements. Waivers
may be recommended for highly
qualified candidates. Prospective
candidates are advised,, that wo
men applicants who enlist in the
Naval Reserve in order to apply
for ROC and who are not selected,
may be discharged at their re
quest. High School
Twelve high school debating
teams, each team a district cham
pion on the affirmative or nega
tive, will enter the final contest
for the Aycock Memorial Cup
This will be the 39th annual
final contest of the North Caro
lina High School Debating Union
for the trophy which is provided
by the intercollegiate debaters of
A general meeting of all debat
ers and coaches will be held at
2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Gerrard
Hail. Welcome will be extended
by Dean E. L. Mackie of the Uni
versity and by representatives of
the Dialectic Senate and the Phil
anthropic Assembly. Drawings
will be held for sections and pair
ings in the preliminaries.
The afternoon program also will
include a conducted tour of the
campus and an open house by the
Di and the Phi.
The preliminaries will be held
at 7 p.m. tomorrow, the semi
finals will begin at 10 o'clock Fri
day morning, and the final debate
is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in
The query for discussion is:
Resolved, That the American peo
ple should reject the welfare
state." This is the national high
school debate topic for' the year.
The 12 teams will came from
six high schools which are Con
cord, Forest City, Hamlet, Ox
ford, Winston-Salem' (Reynolds),
Scotland Neck, and Roxboro.
Straw Hais. which will be an
official pari of the regalia for
Junior Day this Saturday at Ho
gan's Lake, will be on sale again
today in the Y Court for 50 cents.
Dick Penegar, class president,
yesterday asked all members of
the class of 52 to participate in
the festivities planned for the
weekend. . .
By Mac White
A petition to the State of North Carolina read before the
town Board of Aldermen Monday night will certainly crimp
the Curve Inn's chances of opening again.
The petition, sinned bv ;30 or 35 neoole residing in the
Curve Inn's neighborhood, said
the area is a residential zone
and according to zoning rules.
shouldn't ,be there in the first
place. The beer-selling place is
also just a plain nuisance, the
Among the signatures on the
petition is that of Mrs. Carl Dur
ham, wife of the Congressman
from this district.
The town already had issued
a beer license to E. Eure John
son, proprietor of the Curve Inn,
but state license had been re
fused to him. Johnson has ap-
pealed to the state and is awaiting
On discovering the attitude of
the people signing the petition,
however, the Aldermen's attitude
changed. Alderman R. J. M.
Hobbs, who is also a professor
in the University School of Busi
ness Administration, said, "I'd
stay with the residents down
there if it came to a show down."
Mayor Edwin S. Lanier, Direc
tor of Central Records Office for
the University, agreed, "Me too."
A recommendation from the
Town Planning Board that an or
dinance be passed requiring all
trailers located at points other
than approved trailer courts and
equipped with standard toilet fa
cilities, be moved to such courts
or vacated by Sept. 1 also re
ceived consideration from the Al
dermen. Mayor Lanier asked Dr. O. D.
Garvin, District Health Officer, to
investigate the situation.
Dr. Garvin reported to the
Board that the sanitation problem
presented by the trailers centered
around three factors:
1. No adequatctoilet facilities.
2. They arc not kept clean un
derneath. 3. The sewage drainage is not
Technically the trailers are pro
hibited from non-authorized
areas by zoning rules. The rules
were forgotten after the war,
however, in order to cope with
the housing shortage.
Dr. Garvin claimed that as he
had not had enough complaints
along sanitary lines, and as the
zoning rule was rendered" null
and void by lack of enforcement,
he had no authority to order the
removal of the trailers.
In ceremonies at the University
yesterday, AROTC Cadet Wil
liam H. Carr was awarded the
American Legion Medal for dis
tinguishing himself by display
ing outstanding qualities of lead
ership as a member of the fresh
man class in the AFROTC.
The presentation was made by
Col. F. C. Shepard, Military Co
ordinator of the University, on
behalf of the American Legion at
a formal review of the cadet corps.
Carr is the son of Mrs. Mary D.
Carr who resides in Chapel Hill.
The American Legion donates
the medal annually for presenta
tion to the outstanding basic ca
det. The citation which accom
panied the award follows:
"Cadet Carr has distinguished
himself by displaying outstanding
qualities of leadership while a
member of the 1st year basic
ROTC course at this institution.
During this time, Cadet Carr has
shown a high degree of initiative
and enthusiasm toward the ad
vancement and success of the en
Intramural debates sponsored
by the University Debate Coun
cil will be held May 8-9.
,The question to be debated
is "Resolved that the non
communist nations should wage
a preventive war against Rus
sia and her satellites."
Everyone who debates will be
given a trophy for participation
and winners will be given
Organizations wishing to
enter teams should contact Dick
Jaffe at the ZBT house before
May 5. All organizations are
asked to enter as many teams as
posible. A team is composed of
four members, two affirmative,
and two negative.
, Other information may be ob
tained from dormitory, fraterni
ty, and organizational pres
idents. Debate Council Chair
man Paul Roth asks that all
organizations enter a team to
help make intramural debates
successful this year and an an
The University Band, directed
by Earl Slocum, will present the
first of a series of spring concerts
Sunday afternoon, at 4:30 in Hill
Featured on the program will
be a new composition, "Tap
Roots," which: is music from the
script of the motion picture of
the same name by Frank Skinner.
Another newly published compo
sition, will be "Zanoni," Op. 40
by Paul Creston, and also Lamar
Stringfield's latest work for
band, "Georgia Buck."
There, is no admission charge
and the public is invited to at
tend. University Theater
Will Hold Tryouts
The University Theater, spon
sored by Graham Memorial, yes
terday announced two days of
tryouts for its production of Clif
ford Oder's" "Golden Boy." '.
Tryouts will be held Thursday
from 5 p.m. to 7 o'clock and next
Monday at 4:30 p.m. and 8 o'clock.
The play, scheduled for produc
tion May 22, 23, will be directed
by Nancy Henderson." , , ..v ,
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To Hold Third
Neophytes To Meet
In Front Of South
The Order of the Old Well
will take in 65 students this
afternoon at 4:30 when, it
hglds its third annual initia
The neophytes . will gather
around the Old Well in front of
South Building from where they
will be led by members of the
Order to Gerrard Hall. There the i
initiates will be honored for the j
contributions they have made to !
the University, Campus, and stu- j
New members are chosen by the
group's officers and Executive
Dr. Maurice Kidder, member of
the University's Religion Depart
ment, will open the program with
the invocation. A welcome to new
members will be given by Presi
dent Jim Gwynn. Chancellor
Robert B. House will deliver the
Immediately following the sing
ing of the Order's Scroll, the new
members will participate in an
election of officers for the coming
The Order of the Old Well was
founded Feb. 9, 1949, by 11 prom
inent members of the student
body with the help of three facul
ty members. Fifty-eight members
were inducted at the initiation
ceremony the first year. Last
spring some 60 juniors and seniors
became members in the Order's
second year of initiation.
Present officers in the order arc
Gwynn, president; Charlie Bart
lett, vice-president; Wilson Yar
borough, secretary-treasurer, and
Executive Committee members
Dick Cox, Jack Tripp, and Her
The Order of the Old Well is
the only honorary organization on
campus which honors both men
and women. To be eligible for
membership a student must be a
junior or senior, have an overall
C average or better, and must
accumulate a required number of
points through active participa
tion in several organizations in at
least two different fields.
The Executive Committee of the
Order sent out application forms
to more than 200 students who
were eligible. From this number,
the -65 to be initiated today were
Final Exam Schedule
Edwin S. Lanier, Director Central Records office, yesterday
released the final examination schedule for the spring quarter.
Due to the Selective Service Aptitude Test, no examinations will
be given on Saturday. May 26. Lanier pointed out. The schedule:
All 11 a.m. Classes
Ail 1 p.m. Classes and Business
Administration 71 & 72
and Zoology 104
All 12 a.m. Classes
All 2 p.m. Classes
All 8 a.m. Classes
All 3 p.m. Classes
All 9 a.m. Classes
All classes not otherwise
provided for in this schedule
All 10 a.m. Classes
Common Examinations (All French
German,-& Spanish courses
numbered 1. 2. 3, & 4.)
Coed Senate Will
Training For Afevy
The annual - Leadership
Training Program, sponsored
by the Coed Senate, will be
held Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday of next week, Edna
Matthes, Chairman of the pro
gram announced yesterday.
The purpose of the meetings
is to give practical training to
the newly-elected officers of
the many coed organizations
on campus, and through the
coordinate training of numer
ous officers to promote coop
erative relationships among
Will Star In Knock'
When "Knock," the comedy in which the great French
actor, Louis Jouvet, first gained fame, opens for a two-day
engagement at the Playmaker Theater next week, one of the
members of Jouvet's first touring company will be appearing
in the local Theatre Francais' cast.
She is Josephine Sharkey, well known Chapel Hill actress
whose most recent role was that 1
of Juliet's nurse which she played
on the Playmaker tour just com
pleted. In "Knock ou Le Triomphe do
la Mcdecine," Miss Sharkey will
play a miserly peasant woman
frightened into taking expensive
medical treatment by the quack
doctor who convinces her that she
is suffering the effects of having
fallen from a ladder as a child.
Speaking fluent French, Miss
Sharkey became one of the few
American actresses in Jacques
Coseau's Vicus Colombier theater
with which Jouvet made his first
visit to the United States.
Other French-speaking mem
bers of the cast of "Knock" are
Urban T. Holmes. Walter Creech,
Carolyn Paynes, Marion Walter,
Mary Spainhour, Ed Grady, Ted
Creech, Ken Sluckey, Glenn Mar
tin, John Ingle, Claude Rayborn,
and Dick Lewis. '
Admission to the production is
free. All those who wish to see
the play are invited to attend.
Understanding French is not ne
cessary for the enjoyment of the
show, it has been pointed out.
Gives 'Heiress' Tomorrow
Barter Play Broke
Box Records In Va.
By Charlie Brewer
"The Heiress," which will be
presented in Memorial Hall to
morrow night at 8 o'clock under
Monday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, May 28, at 2 p.m.
Tuesday. May 29. fet 8 a.m.
Tuesday. May 9..at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday. May 29. at 3 p.m.
Wednesday. May 30. at 8 a.m.
Wednesday. May 30. at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday. May 30, at 3 p.m.
Thursday. May 31. at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m.
The first Leadership Train
ing Program was held in 1943,
established by the presidents
of all important coed groups
who felt that more practical
and particular training was
needed before they took office.
Until 1949 the program was
only for the coed leaders, but
in that year, the Coed Senate
invited all newly-elected men
officers to attend the meetings
and commissions. Although
the men did not participate in
the actual program in 1949 and
1950, a joint inaugural banquet
APO To Hold
In Early May
Alpha . Phi Omega, national
service fraternity, will hold par
ents' Day Sunday, May 12, with
a full schedule of activities plan
ned. APO officers yesterday asked
that all members invite their par
ents to participate in the group's
special program that afternoon.
Highlight of the day will be an
address by Consolidated Univer
sity President Gordon Gray in
Memorial Hall between 2 p.m. and
3 o'clock that day. He will be in
troduced by Chancellor Robert B.
A reservation booth will be set
up in the Y Court to take the
names of APO members who wish
to reserve plates at the special
dinner from noon until 2 p.m.
the auspices" of the Student En
tertainment Committee, is one
of the most ambitious productions
undertaken by the Barter The
ater in its 18-year history.
Adapted by Ruth and Augustus
Goetz from the Henry James
novel, "Washington Square," the
play tells of a self-conscious, un
gainly young woman of immense
wealth who yearns for love, but
never finds it. In the prime of
youth, she is almost resigned to
the role of an old maid.
Embittered by the realization
that her father and her suitor do
not love her, she develops into a
character of strength and self-as
surance only through the cruelty
of revenge. The dramatic situa
tions are highlighted by the bril
liant, wit of James.
"The Heiress ran for over a
year in New York. It has recent'
ly been converted into a success
ful movie starring Olivia de Ha
(See BARTER, page 2)
was held in honor of the new
Although neither the meet
ings on Tuesday and Wednes
day nights nor the banquet on
Thursday night are compul
sory, the Coed Senate feels
that the opportunity to meet
and plan together is one of
which the officers should avail
themselves, Edna said.
Edna added that there will
be both student and faculty
leaders to meet with the va
Seven University students were
tried in yesterday's session of
Chapel Hill Recorder's Court. All
but one one were found guilty.
A. Leon Capel, Troy, 33 Steele,
speeding 35 miles an hour in a
20 mile zone, not guilty.
. Robert B. Evans, Chapel Hill,
no operator's license, $10 and
Gleland H. Beatty, Haw River,
313 Aycock, speeding, $5 and
August Doscher,. Charleston
S. C, 104 Whitehead, driving in
toxicated and illegal possession
of whiskey, guilty of illegal pos
session, $5 and costs.
Wiliam H. Home, Warrenton,
speeding, $5 and costs.
A. T. Peschal, Henderson vi lie,
no operator's license and driving
on sidewalk, guilty but no fine.
Carlos N. Sommons, Sanford,
312 Everett, speeding, $5 and
Fred Edwards, 57 - year - old
homebuilder, became the. second
Negro in Chapel Hill's political
history to run for local office
when he filed last weekend.
He filed his candidacy for the
Board of Aldermen, becoming the
fifth man in the running for the
three seats at stake in the May 8
municipal elections. The Rev. J.
H. Jones, also a Negro, made an
unsuccessful bid to the Board in
The nominee of a nonpartisan
committee from Negro civic
groups here, Edwards said in con- j
nection with his candidacy: "I j
feel I understand the problems j
of the colored community better j
than those who ' would have to !
come in from the outside."
Dr. Urban T. Holmes
To Address Linguists
Dr. Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr.,
Kenan professor of philology in
the University, has been invited
to address the fourth annual For
eign Language Conference at the
University of Kentucky Thurs
day through Saturday.
Dr. Holmes was awarded
the medal of the Chevalier of the
Legion of Honor by the French
government in January for his
research and studies of French.
To Enter UNC
News Leak Hero
The University will admit a
Negro for the first time in its
156 year history next fall.
Edward O. Diggs, 30-year-old
Negro from Winston-Salem,
has been accepted as "competi
tively qualified" for the Medical
School term beginning next Sept
ember, it was announced last
night. The announcement came
from Consolidated University
President Gordon Gray, Chancel
lor Robert B. House, Medical
School Dean W. Reece Berryhill,
and Dr. E. M. Hedgpeth, chair
man of Admissions Committee for
the School of Medicine.
A letter notifying Diggs was
mailed by Dr. Hedgpeth yester
day, but the news leaked out be
fore Diggs received it, an official
said. Diggs expects to complete a
pre-medical course at Greensboro
A&T this June.
His application, filed before
Christmas, 1950, is the first ac
cepted under the new Trustee
policy approved April 4 of this
year. It provides that Negroes
will be accepted in University
graduate and professional schools
when facilities are not provided
for them in the State.
In a telephone conversation
Diggs said he was "very happy"
over the acceptance. He already
has been accepted by the Univer
sity of Chicago and Meharry
Medical College in Nashville,
Tenn., he said. He pointed out,
however, he had rather attend
medical school here since he in
tends to practice in North Caro
lina when he completes his stud
ies. "I feel the training here would
be more valuable than in some
other state," he declared.
Diggs said he was cordially re
ceived here in Fcbruaiy when he
appeared before the Admissions
Committee and examiners inter
viewed him individually. He add
ed that he plans to come to
Chapel Hill soon to make plans
for his enrollment.
Scholastically, Diggs is a pro
digy. He graduated from Winston
Salem Teachers College in 1938
at the age of only 17. He then
taught grammar school until en
tering the Army in 1942. He
(See NEGRO, page Z)
All General College students
who expect to attend summer
school, and or fall quarter,
should pre-register for their
courses by appointment with
their advisers during the period
Appointments may be made
by signing the appropriate
sheets located in the General
College office, 308 South Build
ing. Appointments are to be
made for either one or both sum
mer school terms as well as fall
Students who have been no
tified of their transfer to the
upper college should not make
an appointment with a General
College adviser but should re
gister in the school to which
he has transferred.
Information carried in yes
terday's Daily Tax Heel was par