The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, April 09, 1957, Page 1, Image 1
--err Serials Dept. rv4l Hill G. r n MfW-O .'- Dr. Plosions hroinrii DR. WILLIAM POT EAT . . . not for salary reasons Is There' Pressure 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 B ecause Of Lett Ami 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 until 1950. 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. NUMEROUS DISTINCTIONS " 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. ers To rne WEATH6R Partly cloudy and mild with an expected high of 65. ? o w 'v mi) x-Uxr X ' v v V V 5 E W E R Fosdick in sewer, see page 2. VOL. LVII NO. 162 Complete (P) Wire berxnee CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1957 Office in Graham Memorial FOUR PAGES THIS IZ'.UZ P on W7 ScWg TO t3 Qfl r -; vJ7 r-3 ETT3 u Li 0 JtumM I i OtS mm m . i iWIIkIiHB j p I U: . i ...... :i : .. j .... i B asicetaa -V- drssfyii Coaches Honored 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 members follows: (- X if Hf V-v- ? 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 Hit 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 storm. .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 and rain. Chapel Hill only received stiff breezes and a small shower in "the spring torms which have blanketed the eastern United States. 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, New York; 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 this morning. 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 UP's Election Postponed, Says Weinman The 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- Conflict Forces iVleeting De For Counselors lay 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 the editor. 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- GM'S SLATE 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 ORIENTATION 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, 8-9134. 1T 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 today: 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 of UNC. Consolidated University Busi ed upon him for his activities in the campus problem. DENIES PRESSURE ! 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 ions. While on the subject, Prilla man said he thought some of the ' letters to the editor have oon- tained statements which were en-, tirely unnecessary. 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- ea. ' ON SCHOLARSHIP 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- Special Session . .. 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 year.. . ' . ". 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 present. 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. ap parently affect all out-of-state stu dents including those here on scholarship. Ross could not be reached Monday for verification of this. 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 schools.