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By Stuart Irvia
A condensed version of the report bv the rvnn .
was released to the Tar Heel yesterday. Chancellor's Committee on Hazing
The eighty-eight-page report, which has been the source nf '-a .
and speculation ever since ex-Daily Tar Heel Editor Gllnn w considerabl Merest
from th. Governor to enforce the sfate Hazing i,
or four days. released m full in three
The reporl includes a definition of the scone of inmiirv.
cedure and section of witnesses; summary o ! tUonn annT f
existing situation as regards hazing. -ony, and an analysis of the
The five-man committee headed by Henry W. Lewis, research professor of miMSn
law and government, and assistant director of the Institute of JlC
viewed a total of 79 witnesses who volunteered information to the committee- 51
students, 24 members of the faculty and administration, and four townspeople
Testimonies of individual students revealed that during the current academic
year studenU have engaged in practices which probably come within the static
statute's definition of hazing. The violations have not been confined to social fra
ternities, although they have been the principle offenders. The committee found
some of thess practices highly ungentlemanly and in several cases violations of the
Ain.viiirts.ciuiijr uouncus man aeiinitioruji hazing.
These are the hard facts, but the committee feels this recital is not a clear pic
ture of the situation today, "since the admitted incidents with very few exceptions
would be considered by most reasonable people to be hardly worth serious at
tention." The committee unanimously agreed that there had been definite strides taken
to reduce hazing by any definition, and that the student's own-action in eradicating
nazing had been significant inspite of a limited number of known cases this year,
btudent government, and the attitude toward the government, will be the decisive
factors, aided by alert faculty assistance, in the complete stamping out of hazing,,
the committee stated.
Adding intricate difficulty to the investigation was the review of the State
Hazing Statute, which is vague, bread and encompasses practices that might well
teeter on the fine line between practical joking and hazing, the group reported. This
nugnt, in the Committee's opinion, have something to do with the fact that no case
has ever been tried as a violation of this law since only flagrant violations could
qualLfy under the nebulous limits without some just question of the law's limits.
The Campus Code by which the students hold themselves responsible for gen
tlemanly conduct is the most valuable instrument, the committee stated, by which
a standard should operate, enforced by the students themselves and serving to curb
truly harmful practices more effectively than detailed definitions which invite
(See HAZING, page 8) - '
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lermeion - tarers
To I op Festivities Fti
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Dr. touis Leon Thurstone, one
of tha nations outstanding psy
chologists in the field ' of psy
chometry (mental testing and
measurement), from the Univer
sity of Chicago, will assume duties
as director of the new Psycho
metric Laboratory at the Univer
sity this falL
The lab, which will be a part
of the Department of Psychology
will provide opportunities for
large scale psychometric research
programs and expanded training
facilities in this area.
The first research projects to
be initiated in the new lab are
concerned with "experimental
tests of personality factors;
multiple-factor analysis of pri
mary mental abilities; studies -of
mechanical aptitude with indus
trial applications; consumer pre
ference, market research, and the
prediction of choice; new deve
lopments in psychological theory;
and aptitude measurements.'
Dr. Thurstone holds an ; M.A.
degree from Cornell' University
and a Ph.D. degree from the Uni
I versity of Chicago! From 1917 to
1923 he was associated with the
Department of Psychology ; at
Carnegie Tech. V '1 " '
i Dr. , Guy B. Johnson of the; De
partment of Sociology will, leave
today to attend a conference on
African Missions at Wittenburg
College in Springfield. Ohio.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the
New Projects ; Committee ' which
13 also, headed by Dr. lastbn Pope,
pcanlof ih4 Yale Divinity: School,
arid Dr. Ralph Bunchei !" United
N.'itloas Mediator. k ; .
Both the Men's and Women's
courts will meet this summer,
but to date, neither have con
vened. The Men's Honor Council
will meet soon to consider spring
quarter exam cases.
The men's council includes
Creighton Brinson, chairman;
George McLeod, clerkr Frank
Clarkson, Gene Hackney, Tommy
Medlin, Bill Heedon, and Buddy
In the Women's Council are
Carmen Nahm, chairman; Bever
ly Chalk, Grace Gordon, Liz
Wells, Nancy Ader, -Mary Lilla
Brown, and "Teansy" Matthews.
Members visited women dorms
and sorority houses to explain
the honor system and its history.
The council has had a prelimi
nary meeting already and ex
pects to meet "soon.
No cases have been reported
thus far to either council.
Melons, melons, and more mel
ons will welcome students to the
fourth annual Watermelon Fes1
tival starting at 7 o'clock tomor
row night as an estimated 1,000
gather to beat the heat.
The festival marks the high spot
of the social activity for the first
summer session. Over 400 juicy
watermelons, brought by truck,
will be ready for eating-rhome-style
Watts Scott and Bill: Cate
will preside over the melon eat
ing., ' ; - "
After the multitude has been
gorged, a team of faculty members
will vie with a student team for
the campus watermelon-eating
contest. The ten-man teams will
race, relay style, to demolish a
watermelon pile in record time.
On hand for the entertainment
will be members of the faculty
and students, including Norman
Cordon former Met Opera star and
Highlight of the evening will
be the crowning of the King and
Second GM Student Faculty
Hour To Be Held Today
Graham Memorial has now in- absence of so important an as-
Queen of the Festival. The queen
is being selected by. student and
faculty votes from among the 14
contestants whose photographs?
are on display in the Y. The five
contestants with the greatest
number of votes, at a penny ?
vote, when the polls close todaj
at 4:30 will be in the, final voting
tomorrow. Polls , will be open
from 9 till 4:30, also in the Y.
King Watermelon will be elect ,
ed from among the members of
the faculty watermelon eating
team on Friday, with one vote
allowed for each student and
Rounding out the program win
be a square dance in the Y Court,
held until coed hours.
eluded the Student Faculty hour
in its. regular schedule of weekly
events. The gatherings are open
to all and their aim is to provide
a place for much needed out-of-the-class
relationships among stu
dents and faculty.
As the University has grown,
the possibility of cordial, social
relationships among all the mem
bers of its community has be
come more and more remote.
Students and faculty alike have
long keen concerned about the
pect of University life.
The student faculty hour is ex
pected to help fill this need. It is
entirely , informal and everyone
is invited to drop in, whether for
five minutes or an hour. A par
ticular invitation is extended to
visiting students and faculty and
to faculty wives. ,
Each Thursday from 4-5 p. m.
cool drinks and cookies will be
served in the lounge of Graham
Memorial. Come and join in the
refreshments and conversation.
Planetarium Sky Drama
Depicts Creation Theory
(See page 3 for other planetarium showering thousands of tiny par
The Morehead Planetarium
sky, drama, "In the Beginning'
currently is depicting theories of
how the Universe may have been
created. The performance, which
is going into its fifth 'week on
the ceiling j of the Planetarium;
will continue until June 30 at the
regularly scheduled times at 3
and four p. m. on Saturdays, two,
three, and four p.m. on Sundays,
and i at eight-thirty every ; )&gii:
I - Anthony s JenzanoJ ! I !martager.
said I that during ) the ? dembnstrarl
ticles of matter over a large por
tion of the Planetarium. An in
truder star streaks across the
heavens to strike another . star
and disperse fragments into what
we now calf our solar system.
; These and other events are in
cluded hx the first portion of the
performance and depict theories
propounded by foremost cosmo
gonists today, Jenzano explained.
. The latter, nortion of the drama-
iizaiioni hfii JsaifT isj Liyen : to
"trarisWibed: r'readins viromfGene-
ji&lWitf JlAeaccfmpanim0rrt of
tibii a giaiit x otatmgiriasi Hilii-tcittndl-inusie v arid Mpprb
tr is seen ta explode suddenly (See PLANETARIUM, page Q)
Open Meeting Today
More than 100 persons are ex
pected to attend the Institute
for North Carolina Employment
Security Employees here Thurs
r The Institute will be sponsored
by the state c-hapter of the In
ternational Association of Public
Employment Services," The State
Employment Commission, and the
Institute of Government.
The theme of the Institute will
be "The ' Employment Security
Commission and the Public,' and
featured speakers will include
Robert C. Goodwin. : director of
the' Bureau of fenihlnvmpnt
curityt Washirigtonl; and Dean
l nomas xi. Carroll of the School
"Blithe Spirit," an improbable
f arse in three acts, is the first pro
duction in a full program of acti
vities planned by the Carolina
Playmakers for the summer. Try
outs have been completed and
Director John W. Parker has se
lected a cast of seven which he
thinks "looks very good."
"Blithe Spirit" will be given on
July 10, 11 and 12. Assisting Par
ker are Norma Cartwright asf
Stage Manager; Richard Snavely,
Technical Director; Claude Gar
ren, lighting, and Miss Mary Jones
with the costuming.
Plans are not yet complete on
another big Playmakers summer
production, but it probably will
be "Ladies in Retirement," a
mystery, ' 4 -
Later on, the group will give
three new one-act plays writter
by students in the play-writing
Carolina Playmakers is a bon
munity project arid all, rsidehts
of Chapel Hill, including' peoplsr
who commute, are liivited to air,'
of Business Adniinistration here, sist in these productions.