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DR. WILLIAM POT EAT
. . . not for salary reasons
By FRED POWLEDGE
Dr. William Poteat, who has endeared himself to many UNC stu
dentj in the past 13 years, has resigned from the University. '
The 37-year-old philosophy professor will finish this semester and
teach two summer classes before going to Episcopal Seminary of the
Southwest, in Austin, Texas.
' ' He will become Clinton S. Quin Professor of Theology and Chris
tian Criticism. His resignation here is effective Sept. 1, 1957. It was
.'utmitted to Chancellor Robert House recently. i
NOT HIGHER SALARY
While he is offered "generous inducements" at the Austin college,
he maintained the higher salary is not the prime reason for his' leav
ing the University. Said Dr. Poteat:
"It is the expanding economy of the mind, with an open frontier
on which to work. This is the attraction to me, in the last analysis."
It was learned that the "generous inducements" included jmore
time for research, writing and study than Dr. Poteat, an associate pro
fessor in (he 'Dept. of Philosophy here, presently is allowed.
He --aid his work at Austin will be similar to that ihe has 'done
here the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of literature. "It
covers some of the material I have covered in my graduate seminars
here," he said. V
EXPRESSIONS OF SORROW )
Expressions of sorrow for his departure came from many students
and faculty members, as well as the administration. Dr. Poteat';? classes
have always been filled, and he has been in demand as a faeultv heln-
; er in several student organizations. He was the student body's choice
On Lenoir Workers
for the position of chancellor to fill the office of retiring Chancellor
House. ' - 1
Several students and faculty members tried to persuade Drf Po
teat to stay here, but he has said his decision to leave is final. '
Chancellor House said "I hate to see him go. He has been a very
valuable man in the University and I wish him well in his new situ
ation.'" . . ' . .
Outgoing student body President Bob Young said "I am confident
that he will inspire, challenge and stimulate the thinking of his stu
dents in Austin as well as he has in Chapel Hill. " y
"In addition, he will in the years to come, be able to contribute
nuch to the academic world in the form of understandable and re
warding philosophical writings."
Young called Poteat a man completely dedicated to the cause of
learning in its broadest and most meaningful sense." ' . -
He said "In my opinion, he has been the best and truest friend
of students who have had the privilege of working with him.
"I sincerely hope," said Young, "that he will enjoy the vocation
for which he feels that he has been preparing himself. His influence
and inspirations will linger with this campus and all of his friends
for many days to come." . . ', .
Dr. Poteat was born in China, where his father, the late Dr. Edwin
McNeill Poteat, was a missionary for the Baptist Mission Board. His
father, pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh from
1929-37, was an internationally-known author, composer and clergy
man. Dfc. Poteat came to the United States when 'he was- 10 years of age,
and attended grammar and high school in Raleigh. He spent a year
at Mars Hill College, then went to Oberlin, where he received his
bachelor's degree in ..1941. He received his bachelor of divinity degree
from Yale in 1944, and his PhD from Duke in 1951.
, While he was studying at Duke, he worked at the University here.
He was associate secretary of the YMCA here in 1944, and later be
came acting generaL .secretary.
' He joined th UNC Dpt. f Philosophy in 1947 as an instructor.
He .worked on his degree at Duke and taught here simultaneously
Dr. Poteat became an assistant professor in 1951, and an associate
professor in: 1953.
He is "how a-me-mber of Graham Memorial Board of Director.-;,
the administrative ioard of the Division of Student Affairs and the
Committee on Established Lectures. He has been a member of the
faculty Executive Committee.
" His professional distinctions have been numerous. He is a fellow
in the National "Council for .Religion in Higher Education, and ha
been chairman of its central committee. He is one of the founders
and now an associate editor of The Christian Scholar.
' Last year he was co-chairman for philosophy of the Southern S
ciety for Philosophy .and Psychrgy. He represented the United
States at the Dons Advisory Conference, University of Sheffield, F.ng
land, in 1955.
He was a delegate to the Conference on the Relations of Philosophy
and Theology at Chateau de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland, in 1055
He is a member of the American Philosophical Assn. and Phi Beta
Kappa. Last month he was lecturer to the University of Georgia faculty
on relations between. religion and higher education.
Dr. and Mrs. Poteat have three children, two girls and one boy.
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VOL. LVII NO. 162
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CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1957
Office in Graham Memorial
FOUR PAGES THIS IZ'.UZ
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Thirty men received the student body's highest honor
l:i.t niv:ht. They were tapped into the Order of the Crolden
Fleece, highest UNC. men's honorary society.
The .",o included the championship UNC basketball five
ami its head coaches.
From outside the University campus the Order tapped
Paul Oreen, nationally-known playwright and author; Jona
than Daniels, editor of The (Ra
leigh) News and Observer; form-.
er UNC Librarian Louis Round
Wilson, and dramatist Foster Fitz-
Simons. I Edward V. Sutton, Cullowhee; ,
UNC philosophy instructor Wil- Jerry L. Oppenheimer, Birming
liam Poteat, who announced his ham, Ala.; Eddie C. Bass, Farm
resignation yesterday, was tapped, ville; the Evans brothers, both of
One alumni, Robert Mayer Durham; Tommy Kearns, Bergen--Evans,
was tapped across the At- field, N. J.;. George R. Ragsdale,
lantic Ocean by five Fleece mem- J Raleigh; John A. Sneden Jr., Tena
bers who are Rhodes Scholars, j fly. ( N. J.; William Hardman
Evans- is librarian of the Oxford Poteat, Chapel Hill;
Union at Oxford University. j William Snyder Pate, Pikeville;
Evans brother, Eli (Sonny) J Lennie Rosenbluth, Greenville,
Fvans. was tapjied in Memorial ; Tenn; Paul Gene Strassler, . Appol-
lo, Penn.; Robert B. Patteson, vu-
Hall at the same time.
The complete list of new Fleece
? li hS
The large group of men pictured above are the 1957 initiates in
the Order of the Golden Fleece, the highest men's honorary. They
were tapped last night in a solemn and impressive ceremony in Me-
Golden Fleece Initiates
morial Hall. The list includes several honorary members and stu
dents. The entire basketball first string along with its coaches was
tapped into the organization. (Photo by Woody Sears)
Tornadoes, or the same one,
hitting southeastern North Caro
lina last night killed at least
four and scores of others have
been injured and unaccounted
for due to the destruction of the
.Simpson, Scotland, Robeson,
Bladen .and Brunswick counties
were either hit by the storm or
some method of destruction was
used and helped by the high
winds last night at 11 p.m.
Brunswick County reported a
forest fire, whipped by 60-mile-per-hour
.winds, burned a path
two miles wide in 'the midst of
the coastal area. Sampson Coun
ty reported two deaths near
Roseboro and another couple
are believed to have been kill
ed near Raeford.
In Greensboro, three cars were
stalled and several low-lying
areas were flooded with a heavy
rain. Th Raleigh-Durham area
reported gusts up to 42-miles-per-hour
Chapel Hill only received stiff
breezes and a small shower in
"the spring torms which have
blanketed the eastern United
Today is to be partly cloudy
and colder tonight. Wednesday's
forecast is pertly cloudy and
cool. Jhe temperatures will
range from 58 to 65.
son; James T. Beatty, Charlotte;
Edward U. Hailford, Rocky Mount;
Fitz-Simons; Robert Cunningham,
John McKay Ludwig, New Or
leans: Carl D. Farmer, Pulaski,
Va.; Wilson; James M. Chamblee,
-wiiTton: Peter J. Brennan,
ErooklyrtJ Zane E. Eargle, Wax
i.aw; narry E. White lock, Balti
more; Frank McGuire, Chapel Hill;
Joseph F. Quigg, Long Island;
James A. (Buck) Freeman, Chapel
Hill; Luther Hartwell Hodges Jr.,
Raleigh, and Green.
The tappings came in Memorial
Hall last night as hooded and rob
ed "giants" roamed through the
audience and snatched up the new
members. A dinner for new mem
bers, active members and alumni
followed at the Carolina Inn, and
I a formal initiation was held early
Top officers of the Fleece were
announced last night. They are
Thomas Creasy, Jason; William
Wolf, Hyparchos; William Ray
Long, Grmmateus, and Thomas
Lambeth, Chrystopher. . This is
the second year Creasy, a former
student body president now in
law school, has held the top po
sition. ' -v
Elections of new University Par-1
OF STUDENT WORKERS:
Prillaman Explains Layoff
At Staff :M Beting
By CLARKE JONES
The Consolidated University administration "will op
pose" the proposal to raise tuition for out-of-state students
attending the three units of the University.
This was disclosed yesterday by. President William C
Friday after a conference Monday morning with the (ireater
: r University administration staff.
j The bill, introduced last week
by State Rep. L. II. Ross of Beau
j f ort, . calls for a $200 increase
I for non-resident undergraduates
! in the three brances. It will ga
j into effect next fall in the event
I the legislature approves it.
i HIKED $1&0 ,
. . - . . I This measure, if passed, w ould
A previously announced and pre-. ... ,. , ' .
-- hike the figure from the present
viously postponed meeting of pro-( 3500 io $700 The rate -vVas in.
cpeetive Orientation Counselors has creased from $360 to $500 during
been postponed again until next j tne 1955 session of the Genera!
Tuesday, Orientation Committee Assembly.
Chairman Jerry Oppenheimer saidj Ross' bill has been referred to
yesteraay the Joint AnDroDriations Commit-
The rescheduled Counselor meet-
tee. It is not known when th.
1 Ml . .1 ri
ing will be held on AprU 16th in 106, p"hi m cunn.- iu uie uuoi
By BOB HIGH
situation at Lenoir Hall
ty officers scheduled for tonight tim gQCS Qn and ere has not
has been cancelled until April 30, ag yet been a solution foumL
due to tne special legislative ses-j
sion tonight and the upcoming
.spring vacation, Party Chairman
Mike Weinman said yesterday. j
In a congratulatory statement to
recent winners of student govern-
ers for the writing of letters to
CUT TO MINIMUM
The manager explained the lay-
a conflict created by the special
of Lenoir Hall is always cut to , session of the Student Legislature
a minimum. I today.
Prillaman said there would, be
further cuts in the working staff.
The student workers of the
campus eating establishment have
requested cash payment of the
work done by them instead of the
$1.90 food allotment per day, and
i fVioir hoim Votn rufncprt
ment Dositions in the snrine elec-1 J
tions, Weinman said: : George W. Prillaman, manager
""I want to congratulate Sonny of Lenoir Hall, has repeatedly
Fvans in his presidential victory! told the representatives of the
and I want to ask him at this time! workers and the Student Legisla
to make his administration truly for ture committee investigating con
the students. - ditions in Lenoir Hall that the
"Student Government at Carolina cafeteria cannot afford to pay the
is for the student and should at all student workers in cash,
tmes be run by them." NO HEADWAY
The UP chairman also congratul-! Al Alphin, chairman of the in
ated all newly elected officers of vestigating committee for the
student government and cited the Sudent Legislature, has stated his
new UP legislators for their show-j
P tha irnrtore tc H 1 1 r in tVio an- K 1 1 f nnnn s f ihtica u'nn 1 Yta in- i
i j u ,l t er ci j u i 4 ,l penheimer once agaau asked every-
nual spring period when the staff fluenced by letters to the editor. . . , , .
Friday said "If given the oppor
tunity to appear before the Ap
propriations Committee, the Uni
versity administration will oppose
Deadline for applications has alsoj the proposal."
been extended until the 16th. Op-! Meeting with Friday were
Chancellors W. W. Pierson of Wo-
Liu in the election.
gl UUJJ nets niauc u j utaun j
Prillaman on the question of
wages for the workers..
The committee chairman said
he and his committee will seek to
The Orientation Committee
needs girls to help with typing find an answer to the problem by
Procpnt artivp iupmhors: in ad- anv afternrion for the next few going through otner cnanneis.
weeks and would appreciate any
l dition to the officers, are James
Exum, Joel Fleishman, ' Roy
Moose, Fred Powledge, Burt Vea-
j zey, James Wallace. Sam Wells,
Charles Yarborough an3 , Bob
Young. ' . "' ..
help offered, according to a recent
announcement. Everyone interest
ed has been asked to contact Miss
Mary Jane Fisher in 319 Mclver,
In regards to the rumor the
student workers were being fired
by Prillaman for the writing of
letters to The Daily Tar Heel,
Prillaman has stated he has not
and will not dismiss student work
The following activities are
scheduled for Graham Memorial
Board of Directors, 4-6 p.m.,
Williams Wolfe; IFC 7-8 p.m.
Srail Room; Orientation Commit
tee, 4-6 p.m., Roland Parker 1;
UP, 7-11 p.m., Roland Parker 1
and 2; Finance Committee, 2-4
p.m., Woodhouse, Conference
Room; Audit Board, 4-5:30 p.m.,
Woodhouse Conference Room;
Men's Honor Council, 7-11 p.m.,
Woodhouse Conference Room;
Peer Gynt 3-5:30 p.m., Rendez
vous Room; Dance Class, 6:30-8
p.m.. Rendezvous Room; APO,
7-9 p.m. APO Room.
' Application blanks may be se
cured from Graham Memorial, the
The seemingly self-appointed
leader of the student workers,
Caleb White, has resigned his po
tition in the self-supporting estab
lishment. He said he left his job
on his own f i;ee will but he
thought pressure was being plae-1 Memorial, Oppenheimer said.
the 120 positions available.
man's College, Carey H. Bostian of
State College and Robert B. House
Consolidated University Busi
ed upon him for his activities in
the campus problem.
! Prillaman has denied any pres
i sure upon any of the student
workers and says they have the
perfect right to voice their opin- j
While on the subject, Prilla
man said he thought some of the '
letters to the editor have oon-
tained statements which were en-,
After the mass meeting of the j
student workers with Prillaman
YOUNG ADULTS , last montn, petitions were puaicu .
The Young Adults will meet to j in Lenoir Hall to apoligize to the
nioht m n n m in the Methodist . manager for thinkng he had re-.
i noc nffifsoi- Alnvinrlof TI CKpnarH
YMCA, the Library, Lenoir Hall: .v-w -
or the-Monogram Club and are to and Dean of Graduate Studies
be returned to the Y or Graham , W.llliam M- Whyburn also attend-
The bill as proposed will
Church, according to an announce
ment made yesterday. Featured
speaker at the meeting will be Mr.
1 George Vincent. ' cept for a few ficticous names
ceived the workers petition for
wages instead of food allotment.
The petition went unsigned ex-
. .. i, : ' -
The Student Legislature will
meet in a special session tonight
at 7:30 p.m. in Phi Hall -to dis
cuss the $100,000 budget for next
. ' . ".
The legislature will also dis
cuss student government for
1957-58, according to Miss Jen
nie Margaret Meadow secretary.
She urged all members to be
The Finance Committee of the
student legislature- will meet to
day "from 2-4 p.m- in.the Wood
house Conference Room e con
sider the proposed student gov
ernment budget' far 1957-52.
parently affect all out-of-state stu
dents including those here on
scholarship. Ross could not be
reached Monday for verification
A spokesman in the Attorney
General's office in Raleigh said
Monday the details of the mea
sure would probably be worked
out while the bill is in the Appro
priations Committee's hand-?.
ONE MILLION TESTS
In the two and one half years
jince its establishment, the School
Tests and Materials section of the
UNC Extension Division has sup
plied nearly one million tests tu
more than BOO North Carolina