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' ' John Marshall, executive secretary io Governor Scott, told
The Daily Tar Heel late last night that the N.C. chief execu
tive was turning the Phi Gamma Delta hazing matter over
io the University administration.
"Governor Scoit is definitely going to turn the matter over
io University President Gordon Gray, making all of his
(Scott's) channels available to the president." Marshall said.
4. "It is up to the president to determine what he wishes io
do about it " the secretary added. ,
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Special to The Daily Tab Heel
r RALEIGH A 39-year-old anti-hazing law will bo enforced
at UNC, Governor Scott's executive secretary said yesterday.
Asserting that "self-enforcement seems impossible," Daily
Tar Heel editor Glenn Harden in an open letter to Scott yes
terday suggested that he might "take an especial interest in a
law w,hich has ben consistently violated. and consistently ig
nored . . .
Scott's secretary, John Marshall, said the governor would
"follow one of two courses of action."
"He will turn the matter over to Gordon Gray and R. B.
House or ask the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate,"
Marshall said. -
The usual proce'dure would be to let University officials
handle the situation. Marshall explained.
"Should the S.B.I. investigate, their findings would be
turned over io the district solicitor for posible prosecution
of offenders," he asserted. .
The Daily Tar Heel letter to Scott has been received, Mar
shall said. "
The 500-word open letter charged that the situation here
is "out of hand." "
It protested the recent acquittal of Phi Gamma Delta fra
tomitv nn h?i7.inf charges bv the Inter-Fraternity Council
court. The offense "clearly was a case of hazing under the
definition supplied by the 1913 statue," the letter said.
The incident came to light here two weeks ago when
President Henry Bowers charged that the acquittal demon
strated the court's "inadequacy to handle hazing cases" and
requested a constitutional amendment to remove jurisdiction
in such cases from the IFC court to the Men's Honor Council.
A fraternity-dominated political party has gained control
of the legislature, however, and Bowers has predicted that
Ihe amendment will never be passed.
The Daily Tar Heel had promised earlier to appeal to the
nrooer state authorities should the amendment fail.
The state law defines hazing as "annoying any student by
playing abusive or ridiculour tricks upon him, to frighten, yoLUME LX
scold, beat or narass mm, or xo suDjeci mm to peiuxiax in
The IFC court has defended their acquittal of the Phi
Gams as being under a campus statute which defines hazing
as an act involving physical abuse, public display, or scholas
The fraternity was tried for humiliating pledges who al
legedly stole some'of the fraternity s silverware.
The hazing issue also inspired a Di Senate bill calling for
the abolishment of the IFC court, and the transfer of its
jurisdiction to the Men's Honor Council. The bill was still
being discussed as The Daily Tar Heel went to press last night.
The leftovers will have their way in the ballot box today as runoff elections are held for
six student government offices, and amendments to the Constitution will be voted upon
race in which Jim McLeod (UP) vies
making the present dental and med school courts legal.
ary interest centers on .the vice-presidentiai
with Ted Frankel (Ind.).
TED FRANKEL. INDEPENDENT candidate for vice president,
and Jim McLeod, UP nominee, who will vie today.
Others in the runoffs include:
Mitchell Novit and Ben Wilcox,
both UP, for the at-large-seat,
Fred Dale (Select. Bd.), Bill
Walker (Sel. Bd.), junior seat,
seat, Men's Honor Council.
Shirley Gee (SP), Dot Smith
(UP), Woman's Town District,
Legislature, for six months.
Pat George (UP), and Carol
"Toni" Kelly (Ind.), senior class
: Tom Creasy (Ind.) and Jack
Stilwell (UP), sophomore class
Johrisie Bennett and Giace
Doar, Women's Athletic Associa
Polls open at 9 o'clock this
morning, close at 6 p.m. You can
vote in Gerrard hall, Memorial
hall, Aycock Alexander, Mangum,
"CHAPEL HILL, N. C, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1952 NUMBER 148
No Hasing Here, Says
IFC Chairman Froelich
Jim McLeod, UP candidate for
the vice . presidency of tne stu
dent body in today's runoff, was
called home Monday due to an
automobile accident involving his
'McLeod will be unable to ac-
IFC President Jake Froelich and Phi Gamma Delta Presi
dent Larry Early last night reiterated their defense of the
IFC's handling of hazing cases. ,
"To our knowledge there is no hazing going on on campus tively carry on his campaign for
now," they said. They added that the IFC can handle hazing Wednesday's election since it will
cases better that the State law because "the State law has no be necessary for him to remain
limit, contains no definition of hazing; and outlines no penal- in Florence for an indefinite
ties for hazinr?" period of time," a spokesman for
The State law, however, specifically defines hazing as "to McLeod said yesterday.
annoy any student by playing abusive or ridiculous tricks The spokesman continued, "We
upon him, to frighten, scold, beat or harass him, or to subject hope that Jim's absence from the
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. Any student convicted of hazing shall, according to
the State law. "in addition to any punishment imposed
by the court, be expelled from ihe college or school he
The law further states that "the faculty or governing
' board of any college or school charged with ihe duly of
expulsion of students ... shall at once expell ihe offender,
and a failure io do so shall be a misdemeanor."
No one was suspended by the administration in the con
viction of Phi Gamma Delta three years ago in which a pledge
(See FROELICH, page 8) .
UNC Press Club Plans Avard
For The DTH's Best Articles
01 Bocks -Hazing Court Change '
The Di Senate last night asked that the right to try hazing
cases be removed from the IFC court and transferred to the
Men's Honor Council. .
The senators -approved the bill by an 11-7 vote. With visit
ors participating, the vote stood at 27-14 for the transfer of
The Interfraternitv Court "has demonstrated its inability
andjor disinclination to properly handle cases involving haz-1
mg," the bill proclaims. - ,;
It was almost a duplicate of the constitutional amendment
proposed by outgoing ", President Jlenry Bowers to transfer
the jurisdiction of the court. , , . .
at this time will in no
way affect his chances of win
ning today's election. It is urgent
ly requested that all of Jim's sup
porters go to the polls today and
elect him vice president of the
At the same time they released
the following statement for Mc
Leod: "There are four reasons for my
candidacy for the vice-presidency
of the student body.
"First, an humble desire to be
of service to all the students at
Carolina has prompted me to seek
this office. If given the opportun
ity I shall serve the student body
as best I can.
"Secondly, the vice - president
should be more than merely
speaker of the . legislature. He
should work , in close harmony
with ; the chief executive and
shoulder many of the responsi
bilities of : student government.
; (See McLEOD page 3)
Action was taken by the UNC
Press Club Monday night to pro
vide special awards for outstand
ing work on The Daily. Tar Heel
and make an actuality the or
ganization's recent resolution
concerning cooperation between
Carolina's studentnewspaper and
the School of Journalism.
By a, unanimous vote, the club
approved a motion made by Hol
lo Taylor to give special, recogni
tion quarterly "for the best edi
torial, news, sports, and feature
article appearing in The Daily
Tar Heel. The exact method to
be used in determining who will
receive the awards for the. best
work in the four fields will be de
cided upon at a later meeting.
The club will get the program
underway immediately. Begin
ning "with the first' issue of The
Daily Tar Heel to be published
under Editor-elect Barry Far-
ber tomorrow, each day's paper
will be kept on file through the
last issue this quarter. The club
will then announce the winners
for that period of time in the f ouri
Definite plans for putting in
practical operation the organiza
tion's recently adopted resolution
regarding closer cooperation be
tween the University School of
Journalism and The Daily Tar
Heel were also instituted at Mon
day night's session. Press Club
President , Buddy . Northart ap
ponited Bill Hughes- and Hollo
Taylor to talk with members of
the journalism faculty on two
specific programs to bring the
school in closer contact with The
Daily Tar HeeL
One involved compulsory work
one afternoon per week on The
Daily. Tar Heel for students in
Journalism 53 and 54 classes. The
time spent by the -students doing
work on The Daily Tar Heel
would take the place of a regular
In a lukewarm session yester
day afternoon the Publications
board approved Tar Heel editor
elect Barry Farber's . staff ap
pointments for the coming year.
The appointees were Rolfe
Neill, managing editor; Biff Rob
erts, soptrs editor; Jody Levey,
news editor and Jim Schenck,
Also the issue of tabloid versus
standard size for the Tar Heel
arose again. Farber proposed the
larger "eight-column paper, say
ing that he felt the issue should
be decided by the old Publica
tions board because it was "so
well-steeped in the problems of
this matter which is so - vital -to
The board, upon a suggestion
by incumbent Editor Glenn Har
den, voted to postpone tle issue
until next Tuesday wuen the
newly-elected board will meet.
Farber's appointment of Schenck
to the salaried position of busi
ness manager was the object of
half an hour's discussion.
Oliver Watkins, who holds the.
position this year, objected to
Farber defended his appoint
ment saying, "I know Schenck
very well, and I feel he is quali
fied in every way."
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