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Vote In Other-Yeors
Yesterday's election fell ihreo percent short of the all
time voting record set in 1943 when 54 percent of the stu
dents cast ballots.
Erline" Griffin, Elections board chairman said totals
showed that 2,621 students of the University's 5,139 enroll
ment went to the polls yesterday. This is 51 percent.
Figures for the last six years: -Year
Voting Year Voting
1947 , ; . .... 50
1943 .... ... 38
1949 . 40
1951 ................ 43
Election; Day ,'
Odds ri Ends
by The Staff
While voters " poured to the
polls yesterday, several humo
rous sidelights turned up.
Probably the funniest was a
satirical sign posted on the first
floor of the political science
building, Caldwell hall. Ap
pearing odd "and homemade
among the fancy, multi-colored
posters was one sketched by
hands. It bore a fuzzy snapshot
of a student 'saying "I don't
want to run for anything.'
The poster had various slo
gans on it which were take-ofls
on those that have been circu
lating on campus for the past
Independent Ted Frankel
seemed to be making news on
every side. Bleary-eyed stu
dents in Dr. J. P. Harland's
archaeology classes were in for
a surprise in the morning slide
(See ODDS N ENDS, page 8)
Frankel,, . McLeod In
VOLUME LX CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1052 NUMBER 143
I went y-one Coeds To Vie For Title
'Miss: Modern Venus' In Derby Today
It's derby day in Chapel Hill
today and 21 "fillies" will be after,
the title of Miss Modern Venus
in the eighth annual Sigma Chi
This afternoon's program begins
at 2:30 in front of Chapel Hill
high school with a parade. Lead
ing it will be Sigma Chi Rupert
Bliss, kilted and astride a white
steed. The derby itself will begin
at 3:30 in Kenan Stadium.
In addition to the contestants
for Miss Modern Venus, 103 other
coeds will battle it out for team
honors in six events. First will
be the grand national, an obst
acle race. Spectators will be treat
ed to a coed "strip" in the. next
event, entitled a race to the flesh.
For the third part, contestants
will throw pies at Roddy Dowd.
The last three acts will be a
secret event, a three-minute skit
by each group, and a wheelbar
Participating organizations are
Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Pi
Beta Phi, Delta Delta Delta,
Kappa Delta, and Alpha Gamma
Delta sororities, the Stray Greeks,
and the Independent Coed board.
There will ; be 106 door prizes
given away during the afternoon.
There is no admission charge to
the derby. .
Queen contestants are Calista
Pope, Columbus, Ga., Joan
Charles, Sea Girt, N. J., and Do
lores Funai, Richmond, Va., Alpha
Gamma Delta sorority; Mary Mc
Connell s (Bitty) Schaeff er, Tus
caloosa, Ala., Fran McColl, Ben-
College P rof s Fla bb e rg a steel
By Abilities Of Franz Polgar
Billed as a man who can read
minds, memorize entire maga
zines at a single sitting, and hyp
notize many persons simultaneo
usly Dr. Franz Polgar has
proved it to amazed and delighted
Additional showings of
"Easier, the Awakening" hare
been scheduled by the Plane
tarium for 3 pan. on both Good
Friday and Easter Monday.
The regular Sunday presenta
tions, at 2. 3, 4, and 8:39 p. m
will b shown on Easier day.
Some 10X33 visiters have thus
far-: witnessed this iribuld to
Easl3r'-cntl'"lli& spring sessczt
audiences the world over.
The ; Student Entertainment
committee has lined up an as
tounding evening when Polgar
unfolds his "Miracles of the Mind'
program in Memorial hall on next
Tuesday, at 8 p. m.
Heralded as "America's great
est one-man show" by the Satur
day Evening Postthe Hungarian
born entertainer and master of
telepathy and hypnosis has flab
bergasted college professors and
laymen alike with his uncanny
The show will consist of three
parts. In the first portion memory
demonstrations including - the
mnsterin '? r n extensive ' list of
(Si? POLGUZt pagz C) .
nettsville, S. C, and Jackie Krell,
Columbia, S. C, Kappa Delta
sorority; Sue Cheek, Shelby, Car
men Nahm, Deland, Fla., and
Gayle Ruffin, Tunstall, Va., Pi
Beta Phi sorority.
Anne Sory, Palm Beach, Fla.,
Mary Frances (Frankie) Allen,
Statesville, - and Katherine Armi-
stead, Kinston, Chi Omega soro
rity; Judy Taylor, Lawrenceville.
N. JV and Sandra Klostermeyer,
Asheville, Alpha Delta Pf soro
rity; Dorothy Smith, Charleston,
W. Va., Gini Polk, Altanta, Ga
and Sally Trowbridge, Ft. Lauder
dale, Fla., Delta Delta Delta soro
rity; Alta Barger Oakboro,- Janie
Bugg, Daytona Beach, Fla., and
Nancy Burgess, Ft. Pierce, Fla.,
Stray Greek organization, and
Peggy Holt, Greensboro, Indepen
dent Coed board.
Judges for, both the beauty,
contest and skits will be Chan
cellor Robert B. House, Mayor
Edwin S. Lanier, E. Carrington
Smith, Capt. J. S. Keating of the
Naval ROTC, and Vic Huggins.
"Miss Modern Venus of 1952'
will be chosen solely on the basis
of beauty with emphasis on figure
and poise, according to Donnie
Thomas, publicity chairman.
Juniors and seniors may place
orders for class rings today
in lhe Y lobby from 2 lo 4:30
Orders taken now will ba
delivered to tho student's home
address in early June.
The ring sales ar conducted
cnlha campus by ths Order cf
'"Hie GraiL - -
UP Sure To Control Legislature,
Puts In First President Since '45
by Rolfe Neill
A dynasty died last night. v
After nearly two college generations of Student party
presidents, the University party took command and swept all
major offices and the Legislature to the amazement of all,
including many of its own members.
Ham Horton, an unassuming guy who was out to "beat the
clique," will become the first UP president since 1945 when
Bill McKenzie took office. The rising senior from Winston
Salem whipped Ken Barton (SP) by 1,360 to 1,233. The count
was announced complete at 2:19 this morning.
Zany Barry Farber.won the editorship of The Daily Tar
Heel in a landslide vote, that swamped both his opponents.
Farber had 1,786 votes while Dave Buckner (SP) got 504
and Bev Baylor (UP) had but 343. It was the first time in
3 years that a Daily Tar Heel editor had been chosen without
a runoff. It also was the third consecutive time that an in
dependent candidate has won the-job in spring elections.
The vice presidency fell into a runoff between Jim McLeod
(UP) and Ted Frankel (Ind.). McLeod led with 1,219 votes
followed by Frankel with 783. Julian Mason (SP) trailed with
610. This eliminated Mason. Frankel, should he best McLeod
next Wednesday, would be considered UP although he ran
Ed Gross (UP) edged Ken Penegar (SP) by 1,383 to 1,188
to take-the third major post secretary-treasurer. With either
Frankel or McLeod coming in, this gives the UP all three
of the top positions.
The UP is within one seat of holding half the Legislature,
pending" a runoff in the Town Women's district to break a
tie vote between Shirley Gee (SP) and Dot Smith (UP).
Prior to yesterday's election, the UP held 10 seats, which
with 14 elected, gives it 24 out of 50 seats. The SP elected
Seven double-endorsed candidates and one independent
elected yesterday will hold the balance of power.
In 1948 Jess Dedmond won the presidency over a field of
six. Dedmond was UP-Campus party endorsed but actually
was SP in administration. In 1946, Dewey Dorsett bucked
his own party, the UP, and won the job independently, thus
making 1945 the last time the UP put a man into the pres
ident's chair- v
The polls" closed at 6 o'clock last night after being open
since 9 a. m. After an Hour .'out for supper the long vote
counting process began. It moved slowly at first but soon
the volunteers including many candidates began coming
into the three Graham. Memorial lounges set aside for the
tabulation. By midnight it was nearly an all-male show for
the next-to-last coed had used up her late permission. Elec
tions Board Chairman Erline Griffin was the sole remaining
Tom Creasy (Ind.) and Jack Stilwell (UP) will be in next
Wednesday's runoff for the presidency of the sophomore
class. Creasy got 174 and Stilwell 167. Others were Max Bal
linger (Ind.), 103, and Bob Barlow (SP), 120. Skippy Roddey
(UP) beat Henry Isascson (SP) for the vice president's job by
287 to 236. Bonnie Baker fiJP was elected sprrtarv with
289 over Donna Blair's (SP) 272. Gordon Forester (SP) was
1 A. J T"V : f1Tl 1 .
cuosen treasurer ana jjave xoung ior'i was namea social
chairman. Forester beat Pete Block (UP) 292 to 261 for his
post and Young topped Weston Hauck (UP) by 297 to 255.
thanks to the student body for its expression of support and
confidence. I can assure you a top-notch staff that will work
long, hard, and conscientiously to give you a good Daily Tar
Heel. I humbly call upon you to cooperate, bear With us, and
have patience. I wish anyone interested in working wTith the
new staff to see me personally as soon as possible,"
Buckner, staff-endorsed Daily Tar - Heel managing editor
. (See ELECTIONS, page 8)
One Amendment Passes
The size of the Legislature
will remain at 50 members, the
student body decided yesterday
in voting; for a - constitutional
amendment to whittle, it to 35.
The voters passed; the other
amendment which will revamp
the campus judiciary,.
The constitution reouirs a
two-thirds afTirmative vote of
those balloting to pass an
amendment. The reduce-the
Legislature amendment fell
short of the requirement by 229
votes. The tally: for reduction,
1,227; against, 057
Tho judicial changes were ap
piu..J to C23 vote.