The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, February 28, 1958, Page 1, Image 1
! 4 v fcr U.TT.C. Library Sarials Dept. Box 070 Chapsl Hill, II. C. WEATHER Considerable rloudlne and windy with chance of showers. Saturday, fair to partly cloudy and windy. RUSHING It should not be delayed until second " semester, editor says on page 2. VOL. LXV NO. Offices in Graham Memorial CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1958 Complete UP) Wire Service FOUR PAGES THIS ISSUE r i i r i 101 1 lienor Lounc ban By PRINCLE PIPKIN The Student Legislature pass ed the Honor Council Revision bill with the necessary amend ments last niht by a unanimous voice vote. By special orders the body passed Ix-on Holt's (SP) bill in structing the Flections Board to conduct a campus wide referen dum on the amendments to the Student Constitution March 11. These amendments, which were incorporated into the. Honor Council bill, will chang? council jurisdiction so that all ges P ass ature; Campus Wi Vots Honor Code cases come before a single Honor Council. The body moved to return Rosier Foushee's (SP) bills to re vise the Student Council back to the Ways and Means Commit tee until action has been taken on the Honor Council Revision bill. The wording of the Student Council bill is directly related to the type of Honor Council being used, and so it was sug gested to hold the bill until the Honor Council revision had been settled. Speaking on the Honor Coun cil bill, Kit Whitehurst, chair man of the Women's Honor Council, said the bill was "mov ing too fast and expecting too much." She said that Sonny Hallford, author of the bill, had consid ered asking the Student Legis lature to veto the section con cerning the single council for both men and women earlier yesterday afternoon. Asserting the jury was being pushed into the background, she claimed the students would not know what they were voting for: She said that she was very worried that they would not be cooperation among those peo ple whose cooperation was vital in setting up the new judicial system. Hallford said that, though he held certain personal reserva tions about the bill, he did sin- Ragsdale Lambasts Legislation Georee Ragsdale. chairman of the Men's Honor Council, yesterday urged the student body to defeat the proposed joint honor council amendment. The proposed constitutional change, which would alter the present judic ial jurisdiction into a joint council system, must be approved by the student body before it becomes law. Ragsdale' criticism of the con troversial bill came after the legisla ture approved the proposal in a session Thursday night. The Honor Council chairman t rmcd it the "frivilous whim of idealistice reformers" . . . ." hasty and ill conceived piece of legisla tion." "The radicals have junked the whole judicial establishment which existed long before any of them were born." he said "In place of this, they have sought lo impose a rather ridiculous substitute which d'H"s not trtiarnntre the Justice which the present system guarantees. "The plan to mix men and women i unwise .... we mast have two councils , . . and justice for all." ho concluded. Ragsdale appealed to the student body to take a "mote sober view than taken by the proponents of this bill." He mentioned the fact that the only way the amendment tan be i- a. i T ? V LlDu f 'jT? VI -r" - i cerely believe that it could be put into operation. Urging caution, he said tha bill would take a great deal of work and it would be necessary to "educate; educate all, man and woman." "I'm ready to fight for it," ha said. Before it is over he stated he hoped that Kit Whitehurst and George Ragsdale, chairman of the Men's Honor Council, would join his side. Gary Greer (SP) introduced a bill which says that, 'The IFC be directed by the President of the Student Body through the power hereby invested in him by the Student Legislature, to set the date of the formal 'rushing' period at some convenient time after the end of the fall semes ter of each year." The bill goes into effect im mediately after its passage. After Tog Sanders (UP") and Al Lowenstein (guest) explain ed the need of the Legislature to concern itself with problems related to the international stu dent community, it passed an appropriation of $250 to the Af rican Medical Scholarship Trust Fund. The bill originally only called for $125, but Gary Greer amend ed the bill so that the figure was doubled. The Legislature passed bills introduced by Pat Adams (SP) to alter the composition of the selections board for the Editor of The Daily Tar Heel and to limit an editorial candidate's campaign expenses to $30. Al Goldsmith's bill to give the Senior Class $500 to be used in the purchase of the class gift of a trophy case for Woollen Gym was passed. Roger Foushee (SP) introduc ed resolutions to ratify US Na tional Students Association's "policy on academic freedom" and declaration of the student's responsibilities and rights. Idpfeir 3)od TO no fr n ftd n ran mix mm i MARDI GRAS KING & QUEEN King Bob Lassiter & Queen Patsy McCauley Honor Court Suspends Student In Fraud -Case One boy has been suspended and 1 nine others placed in indefinite pro bation by the Men's Honor Council in the latest trial of students in volved in the false excuse scandal. Geroge Ragsdale, chairman ol the Men's Honor Council, said yes terday that the council has now prevented from becoming j completed trials of all students who l;;v fur the against it. student body to vote have reported themselves as being involved in the faudulent use of He said. "I am thankful that the ' class excuses, student body will have the opport- The Council will now investigate unity to send this proposal to the : students allegedly involved who dale said. In commenting on the cases re cently tried before the council, Ragsdale said all the students had turned themselves in. However, the boy suspended had lied to the coun cil concerning his role as agent and distributor of false excuses. The false excuse scandal was brought to the foreground during the Christmas holidays when the state newspapers picked up the story. The investigation of this scandal is continuing, Ragsdale defeat it deserves. have not reported themselves. Rags- ; said. 'Back To Methuselah' Sold Out: Only Standing Room Tickets Left Gala Mardi Gras Weekend Arrives The King and Queen of Mardi Gras Weekend were disclosed today as final plans were being completed for the two-day activity that geis underway this afternoon. Sharing the spotlight in the annual event are Bob Lassiter, senior from Monroe and a Phi Gamma Delta, and Patsy McCauley, senior Pi Beta Phi from Rocky Mount. The couple were sponsored as candidates for the honor of being King and Queen of Mardi Gras by Phi Gamma Delta. The disclosure came following tabulation of a penny vote held in Y court. Collections totaling $32.47 were turned over to the Campus Chest. t The royal pair will be crowned in ceremonies at the Mardi Gras Ball tonight at 10:30. Boudreau will present them with trophies. , Buddy Morrow Concert The first event in the weekend Mardi Gras festivities will start today at 3 p.m. when Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra perform in concert at Gerrard Hall. . Morrow is best known for tri TettrdrrtS!T"tty-Onei" Mint 'Julep and "Night Train." His featured singer is Miss Betty Ann Blake. Tonight from 8 o'clock to midnight the semi-formal Mardi Gras Ball will be held in the specially-decorated Tin Can. Morrow will play for the dance and during his breaks Miss Kack Anthony will provide more entertainment. One corner of the Tin Can has been set aside for a radio and blackboard so students can tell at an instant the score of the Carolina Duke game. Saturday Activities On Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m. Carolina gentlemen will be able to show their dates the finer points of pool free of charge in Graham Memorial. All the activities on the ground floor of Graham Memorial will be open to Mardi Gras ticket holders only. Free juke box music will be provided in the Rendezvous Room and the pool tables and ping pong equipment will be available. A Bermuda dance will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight in Cobb Basement for students taking part in Mardi Gras festivities. Mardi Gras Chairman Gerry Boudreau announced yesterday that tickets for the event will be available at the door before each event. . Tickets for both days' activities are three dollars and can be ob tained in the Y Building, at GM's Information Desk and from mem bers of the Mardi Gras Committee. i i IiD(nt Gets Top BUDDY MORROW Piys Here Today Winner Tourney Seeding By BILL KING Top seeding for the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament March 3-8 will be at stake tonight in puke Indoor Stadium when Carolina's defending national cage champions and Duke's veteran Blue Devils ?lose out their regular season. Tipoff time is set for 8 o'clock. A capacity crowd of 8,800 is assured for the traditional battle be tween the ancient Big Four and ACC rivals. The two clubs come into the contest bearing identical 10-3 records in conference competition and the winner of this one will clinch the regular season title, thus putting it in the supposedly weaker bracket of the tournament which will decide the ACC's NCAA representative. Lost To Virginia Until Tuesday night, the Blue Devils were the hottest team in the South, having won 11 straight. But the lowly Virginia Cavaliers cool-, Chest Drive t Orientation Unit To End Interviews Interviews for selection of Cam pus Orientation Committee mem bers will be held today for the last time from 2 to 4 p. m. in the Wood-' house Conference Room. Selection for the Orientation Com mittee which will plan and conduct Orientation Week ihis year will be conducted by a bi-partisian committee. Eighteen positions are upon on the committee which is to be com posed of eleven men and seven women. Capac ity crowds will be in evi- i subject of longevity. Originally 'pro dence in Memorial Hall tonight and duced in New York in 1022 as a se- toinorrow at 8..'X) P.M.. when The Carolina I'laymakers sponsor The Theatre Guild-Arnold Moss presen tation of Bernard Shaw's ' Back to Mt'tlmsflah." The play, which stars Tyrone Pow er, l-'aye Kmcrson. and Arthur Treacher, comes to Chapel Hill on tour prior to a Broadway opening on March 24. "Hack to Methuselah nun admitted masterpiece ries of three-evening performances, the excessively long play has been cut by Arnold Moss so that it will fit into a normal length evening's entertainment. The play spans a period of time from The Garden of Eden to the year 31,!)."8 A.I). The highly successful eastern tour of this play with its all-star cast, is a pilot experiment for The Thea tre Guild. The cast and crew are traveling by bus and truck, a new idea for speed and convenience for a touring company. Although reserved seats for the pto'duction have been sold out since Wednesday, a limited number of Featured in the cast are Valerie ' standing room tickets will be sold Bet lis'. Hoger Evan Boxill and at the Memorial Hall box office be- s Shaw's Arnold Moss. The six players will ginning at 7:00 p.m. on performance on the enact a total ot l'J roles. t evenings. Debaters Enter Boston Tourney I ie student debate teams from Tliomasville. I NC will participate in three tour- Richard P Douthit, English in- tev ille and Clay Simpson of Lexing : ton. Ky. w ill form the affirmative r,a;iiints in Massachusetts, Mary- i struct or and debate advisor, will ac- j team, and Carl Barrington and W. land and North Carolina during the coming weekend. ((presenting L'NC at the 12th an nual National Invitational Debate Tournament at Boston University will be John C. Brooks of Green- company the team to Boston as a judge. Four students will go to College Park, Md. and Washington, D. C. for the Capitol Hill Debate Tourna ment, sponsored by the University v ilie and Thomas V. Long of of Maryland. David Evans of Fayet- A. Willis Jr., both of Fayetteville, the negative. The third weekend competition will be at Hickory in the South Atlantic Forensic Tournmament, held at Lenoir-Rhyne College. Miss (See DEBATE, page 3) 1 5 mm , v x -V- 5 s (V-V. SSJ' '4 U iafe;. lMiii'ri ;v' i .Hi i SCENE FROM SHAW'S BACK TO METHUSELAH' Faye Emerson As Eve And Tyrone Power As Adam ed off Hal Bradley's veteran hard wood club, 70-68 in three over times. Carolina knocked off Mary land, 66-59 in its last outing Satur day. This is the rubber game in a three-game series between Caro lina, and Duke. The Tar Heels clipped the Devils, 76-62 in the semi-finals of the Dixie Classic, but the Dukers came back with a resounding 91-75 victory in Chapel Hill during their winning streak. The Tar Heels need a win to night to assure them of at least a breakeven mark with every team in the conference. Their confer ence losses have been to Duke, Maryland and N.C. State. The Blue Devils have lost to Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia during the regular season. Allen Uncertain The big question mark for the Blue Devils tonight is senior guard Bucky Allen, team's second lead ing scorer with a 12.3 average. Al len has missed Duke's last two en j counters due to illness and his status tonight is undetermined. Should Allen be available, the Devils will put five starters on the floor who are hitting in the double figures. Jim Newcome . eads ;the club with a 13.9 average, fol lowed by Paul Schmidt (12.1). Bob Vernon (12) and Bobby Joe Harris j (10.7). If Allen is not ready he'll jbe replaced by either Jack Boyd or j Jerry Robertson. Brennan Tops Carolina will be paced by senior forward Pete Brennan, whose 21.3 average and 269 rebound? gives him the league lead in both de partments and makes an almost sure bet for All-American honors. Right behind Brennan will be driving Tommy Kearns who has a 15.5 average, good for' third place in the ACC. Aside from these two seniors, Frank McGuire will go with either senior Bob Cunning- jham (5.5) or sophomore Lee Shaf fer (12.2) and sophomores Harvey (See BASKETBALL, page 3) rids Today The Campus Chest total through last night was $850. According t Libby McCord, chairman, today will be the last day of the 1958 drive, only fund raising campaign during the school year. As the goal has been set at $2,000 Campus Chest officials urge stu dents to donate to the fund, which benefits the World University Serv ice, the Goettingen student exchange and the national scholarship service. IN THE INFIRMARY Students in the infirmary yes erday included: Misses Jean McCauley, Carol Yeager, Amy Peck, Susan Tuggle, Dorothy Hopkins, Elizabeth Mc Cutchin, Ruth Whitley, Marcia Wells, Lynett Benvegar and Eliza beth McKinnon and Charles Ross, Glenn Meltzer, Perrin Henderson Charles Thompson, Philip Nash, Henry Rosser, Frank Elfland, Al vin Goodman, Harold Mohorn, Ed die Gore, Henry Harrison. Dou glas Henderson, James Braswell, Colin Smith, James Karr, James Whatley, William Evans, Lynett Benvegar, James Mann, Willis Whitehead, David McFayden and Winston Churchhill. GM SLATE The following activities are scheduled for today at Graham Memorial: Political Science, 9-10 a. m. W o o d h o u,se Conference Room: Interfraternity Council Rush Com mittee, 2-4 p.m., Grail Room; Orientation Interviews, 2-4 p.m., Woodhouse Conference Room. ook-X Removes Tax On Bibles; Offers Refunds To Students If you have recently purchased a Holy Bible front the University operated Bookcteria, you're in line fur an l&ccnt refund on your total purchase price of $".18. That was revealed here Thurs day upon receipt of an Attorney General's ruling that the Bibles, Uopite (he fact that they are text books, are exempt from an 18-cent Mate sales tax. All Bibles Exempt Book Stores Manager H. It. Ritchie announced the ruling after notification from the University Administration that the Attorney General's office in Raleigh had termed all Bibles exempt from the three per cent sales tax. "The Attorney General's office advised us that Bibles sold at the Book-X are tax exempt," Ritchie said. Investigation An investigation into alleged viol ations of the state sales tax laws was begun two weeks ago today when The Daily Tar Heel ques tioned the three-per cent levy on Bibles sold through book stores at the University. At the time. The Daily Tar Heel based a story on exemptions listed in "The Sales and Use Tax Report," an official state docu ment which excludes, among other thing, fertilizer, coffins and Bibles from the sales tax. With his announcement today, Ritchie said any student who pur chased a Bible at the Booketeria and wants the 18-cent refund should bring the Bible to the book store. Honor System Basis Refunds will be made on an "honor system basis" each stu dent is "on his honor" to sign for the refund only when he has purchased a Bible and the tax paid to the state by the Booketer ia will later be recalled, Ritchie said. However, he noted, if requests for refund surpass the amount paid in tax to the Department of Revenue it will become necessary for the Booketeria to check rolls in religion courses to determine who should receive the kickbacks. Removes Tax Thursday, when notice of the exemption was received, Ritchie instructed the book department "to take all taxes off Bibles, as such." He said his office had had a former ruling "that all text books were taxable, and that is why we taxed Bibles." "However," he added, "since this ruling, we will not tax any further. I think this points out a fine move on the part of The Daily Tar Heel to examine things on campus and help to keep all things straight."