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VOLUME LXVII, NO. 134
Complete (JJ Wire Service
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL , 1959
Offices in Graham Memorial
FOUR PAGES THIS ISSUE
Young Is Victor
In DTH Contest
I.i is Young, doubly endorsed and
unopposed I). ily Tar Heel editor
candidate, swept into office last
r lht after a last-ditch write-in cam
p. in failed.
Young will take over management
ct the Daily Tar Heel beginning
wt'h the Issue published Tuesday,
"In the immortal words of Joe
l-ouis.' Young said. " 'It was a tough
light, mom. but I won.' The many
v. rite-in votes, for everybody from
Fidel Castro to the late Henry Snow,
ij indicative not only of an opposi
tion that had no effective choice
left, but is also a mandate for a de
cent, honest and respectable news
paper. That is the kind of newspaper
1 will run."
Young garnered a total of 2.181
voles from 12 of 13 districts report
ii.g by deadline last night. This
total also includes absentee votes.
Write-in candidates. Including Hen
ry S. Snow, drew 200 votes.
Young was unopposed in the elec
tion because all other candidates
Dave Jones was the first candidate
t" oppose Young, who was the first
to announce. Later, Harold O'Tucl
and Hon Shumate entered the race
is co-editor candidates. Jones witb
iew from the race in favor of
r Tucl and Shumate.
The co-editor candidates also with
drew, when "unforseen differences"
in their views arose.
Young has had previous experi
rr.ee on the Daily Tar Heel as Sum
mer School Weekly editor, feature
editor and reporter.
. . . new editor
Student Party Legislature Victor
The Student Legislature will meet
tonight at 7:30 in New East to dis
cuss the $123,000 student government
budget. This is the last meeting of
the 26th Student Legislature.
The new legislature will be differ
ent. It will be different because for the
first time in the last three years the
Student Party has achieved a major
ity of the Student Legislature, and
they did it in a year when they lost
practically every other office on
The SP balance of power in the
Student Legislature currently stands
at 30-20 with one independent, Phil
Edwards. This is on the basis of un-
RED CROSS INTERVIEW
Hazel Brrland. personnel assistant
f r the Southeastern area of the
American Ited Cross, Atlanta, Ga.,
will be at the Placement frvic3
tiday and Friday to interview grad
uating students interested in various I
potions in the field of welfare and
Careers in the Itcd Cross arc open
t- tmth men and women with the
following general requirements: U.
S citizenship, good health and world
wide mobility. Preference Is given
t college graduates.
A constitutional amendment pro
viding for a single annual spring
election won handily last night in in
All of the precincts reported voted
to do away with fall legislative elec
tions. Bi-Partisan Selections Board en
dorsed candidates for co-editor of
the Yackcty-Yack Bob Austin and
Ifom Overman had stretched a com
manding lead over Mike Smith, in
In other early results, Angus Duff
appeared to have beaten Tom Cor-
dli for the presidency of the Caro
lina Athletic Association, while
(.naruc uraham ncid a narrower
margin over Dick Rhync for head
Kay Boortz won a landslide 430-278
victory over Carrington Wilson for
Women's Residence Council Chair
man, while Catherine Bolton won
3115-331 over Martha Custis for Wom
en's Athletic Association President.
There will probably be a revote on
this election because Martha Custis
name was not on the absentee ballots.
Dr. Warner Wells, translator-editor
ef the "Hiroshima Diary," will speak
tonight at 7:30 in 109 Hancs Hall on
"Implications of Nuclear Warfare."
Present assistant professor of sur
gery in the UNC Medical School.
Dr. Wells received most of his for
mal education at Duke University.
He .served in the Army Medical
Turps and later become surgery con
sultant for the U. S. Atomic Bomb
C.istialty Commission In Japan.
Dr. WrlLs talk tonight will be
drawn from his experience in Hiro
shima and Nagasaki and will in
clude both physiological and sociol
ogical aspects. He Is being spon
sored by Alpha Epsilon Delta, hon
orary pre-mcdical and prc-dcntal
The University Party swept four
of five Senior Class offices in Tues
day's campus elections.
Wade Smith (UP) is the new class
president. He won by a margin of
106 votes, 582-38U, over his Student
Party candidate George Grayson
The new senior class vice-president
is Dick Pattisall (UP). He won
by the narrow margin of 32 votes.
Pattisall's opponent was David
Evans SP). The total vote was 492
4C1. Cynthia Grant -UPwon the poet
of senior class secretary over Mar
tha Morgan (SP). The margin was
57 votes. 507-450.
Another UP candidate, Jim Craw
ford, won in the voting for treasurer
of the senior class. Crawford's mar
gin of victory was 145 votes, 54G-401.
The only Student Party candidate
for a senior class office to win was
Bunky Jestc. She defeated Marion
Hays (UP) for social chairman. The
vote was 432-447, a margin of 45.
official returns from all legislative
In Dorm Men's I Swag Grimslcy
(SP) won over David Rubinstein
(UP) for the one year seat, and
Taylor McMillan (SP) defeated Wil
liam Louis Craig Jr. (UP) for the
Bill Norton ( SP) upset Allen Simp
son (UP) for the one year seat in
Dorm Men's II.
The Student Party took two of the
four scats open in Dorm Men's III.
For the two 1-year seats Dan Brown
(SP) and Ray Goodman (SP) de
feated Phil Edwards (Ind) and Ron
nie Millican and Vincent Mulieri,
both of the University Party.
Pope Shuford (UP) and Bob Smith
(SP) won over Gary Arzt for the
two 6-month seats.
Edwin Cox and Bill Lamm under
the Student Party banner took the
two 1-year seats in Dorm Men's IV
over Bill Bates and Ward Purring
ton of the University Party.
Charles Carroll (SP) won over
Carl Ragsdale (UP) for the single
seat open from Dorm Men's V.
Student Party also took the two
2 year seats in Dorm Men's VI with
Sherman Kennedy and Bob Thomp
son winning over Allen Cronenburg
Jr. and Darden Eure of University
Town Men's I went University Par
ty because the one Fred Lavery and
Richard Overstreet, running for a
year seat and a six-month seat re
spectively, were the only candidates.
Peyton Hawes 'UP) and Jack Law
ing (UP) defeated Roy Park Jr.
(Ind.) for the two 2-year seats from
Town Men's II.
The University Party went all the
way in Town Men's III with its can
didates Frank Eagles, Gordon
Street, Al Walters and Neal Boden
defeating Stan Black, Frank El
kins, Barry Zaslav and Bob Ney, all
of the Student Party. Boden filled
the six-month seat while the others
took the three 1-year seats.
In Town Men's IV the Student
Party took five of the six seat open
with Jim Blue, Don Dotson Bill Mal
lory, Bob Pierce winning. Bill Y'oung
(UP) also won; John Lyon was the
Hugh Ragsdale (UP) was the only
candidate for the six-month seat.
Linda Biser took the Student Par
ty to victory in Dorm Women's I
by defeating Anne Terry (UP) while
Nancy Baker (UP) won in Dorm
Women's II over Betty Jean Bax
Maxine Greenfield and Dixie Jack
son, both University Party candi
dates, were the only candidates for
the two 2-year seats in Town Wom
Requests for additions to the Car
olina Quarterly budget are expected
to be heard at tonight's legislature
Other bills expected to be dis
cussed include Ann Harvey's (UP)
bill to do away with interviews for
Honor Council jurors, Norman B.
Smith's bill to authorize the Wom
en's Residence Council to collect so
cial fees, and Jim Crcrwnover's
drinking policy bill.
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STUDENT ART SHOW WINNER
Run-off elections for men's dormi
lory offices and for Interdormitory
Council representatives will be held
today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The offices to be run-off are as
Cobb: pres., Tom Cordle and Nel
son Lowe: Grimes: IDC rep.. Bil
Williams and Al Haines; Lewis
pres., Robert Bowman and Peter
Williams; IDC rep., Larry Stacey
and J. Stultz: Parker: pres.. Bob
Covington and Ron Britt; and Stacy
IDC rep., Rusty Hammond and Joe
Other elections which were not
announced in Wednesday's Daily
Tar Heel are: (the dorm president
is listed first and the IDC represen
tative second): Mangum: John Mc
Quiston, Tommy White; Ruff in:
Johnny Monroe, Sam Woodley; Man
ly: John Blackburn: vice-president
is Bill Harrington; Winston: Rowell
Burleson, Larry Good; the IDC rep
resentative in Parker is Lee Kit
tredge, and In Graham, the IDC rep
resentative is Harvey Hamilton.
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Student Body President
Nine new members of the three
major campus judicial bodies were
elected in the annual : spring elec
From a field of 14 candidates,
these three coeds were chosen for
the Women's Honor Council: Sophie
Martin (343 votes), LiiRuth Sutton
(299) and Diana Harmon (232). Run
nerups were Tina Baensch with 196
votes and Julie Redhead with 190.
Elected to three senior scats on
the Student Council were Neal Bo
den, John Ray and Wayne Venters.
They had no opposition.
With three districts not reported,
the following were leading in the
race for three seats on the Men's
Honor Council: Bill Crutchfield with
934, George Campbell with 741 votes,
Jim Thompson with 680. David Har
per had 642; Jimmy Sm alley . 581;
Joe Friedberg 495 and Lloyd Horton
475. Dorm Men's II, III and V had
not been tabulated when these re
sults were taken.
The University Party smashed its
way into total power in the execu
tive department of Student Govern
ment, as Charlie Gray, David Grigg,
Sue Wood, and Bob Bingham all won
their bids for election.
Gray led the ticket, pulling way
early in the ballotng to win a deci
sive victory over Student Party pres
idential nominee Norman B. Smith.
Smith was losing by orer 700 votes
with one district to be reported.
Grigg scored a less decisive but
convincing victory over Jim Crown
over for the vice-presidential spot.
In one of the closer races of the
evening, Sue Wood topped Ann Lu
cas for secretary, in a race that
was decided by the votes of Town
Men's II district.
Bob Bingham eked out a victory
over Erwin Fuller for the treasurer's
Gray, currently treasurer of the
student body, thanked the students
who placed their confidence in him.
He cited in particular his campaign
staff including Al Goldsmith, Tom
Efird, Sandy Trotman, Joe Herndon,
Katie Stewart, Hamp Lefler and
Smith, chairman of the commit
tee on state affairs, thanked those
who helped him in his unsuccessful
campaign and offered his "sincere"
congratulations to Charlie Gray for
In all 3600 students turned out at
the polls to cast their ballots for the
This was the first time in three
years that the University Party won
more than one of the four top of
ifices, and it marked the first time
in five years that the University
Party succeeded in electing a president.
Henderson: A Wedding In An Ocean Of Turmoil
Kappa Delta Elects
Rosemary Roberts, journalism
major from Albcrtville, Ala., is the
rrw president of Kappa Delta sor-orjty.
Mbs Roberts and the follow
ing officers were recently elected:
Mtlissa Osborne, vice president;
Ann WaLston, secretary; Peggy
Bradford, treasurer; Mary Sue Han
nah, assistant treasurer.
Barbara Meitzler, editor; Jane
Durham, rush chairman; Doddie
V akiman, assistant rush chairman;
JiKly Scott, recommendations; Bar
lora PicLsch, house manager; Jean
Whiting, social chairman, and Mary
Lou Barreras, Panhellenic Council
r i preventative.
Dy RON SHUMATE
(Thin is a third in a series about
Ihe Harriet Henderson strike. The
series was complied by reporter
Ron Shumate and photographer
The date was Friday, April 2,
1959. The time was 3:30 p.m. The
place was TWUA local 584, Hen
derson, N. C. The sky was clear,
the sun was shinning and a breeze
A large crowd was gathered out
side the dingy white union hall.
Cars filled the lot near the build
ing and lined the streets.
Inside, people were jammed in
to every available space. People
sat on the long counter used for
distributing food to hungry strik
ers. Others sat on boxes of the
food. Feet scuffled on the dirty
concrete floor. The pungent odor
of sweat drifted through the al-
ready humid room
But this was not a rally for fran
tic. tired strikers. This was a
And across the street, some 50
yards distant, stood a neat, clean
brick building. This was a church.
The two newly-weds came out
of the dimly-lit concrete building
into the bright sunlight. They
blinked, stared blankly at the
crowd surrounding them and tried
to get through.
A State Highway Patrolman was
taking pictures with a movie cam
era. Other people were snapping
shots with all sorts of cameras.
The crowd finally let the new
couple through. Then, as the pair
walked dazedly toward their car,
the crowd followed them much
like they would have followed a
with the stunned expressions
U "'L :'-" . -
. . . married in a union hall
still on their faces, the couple
managed to get into the back seat
of a green Chevrolet. The trooper
ook one last shot at them with
The Chevy drove away. The
crowd dispersed. The wedding was
"They'd postponed their wedd
ing for 21 weeks," the Highway
Patralman said. "They wanted to
get married after the strike was
over, but when the negotiations
broke down yesterday (Thursday)
they decided to go ahead with it
A few hours later, another High
way Patrolman said he wondered
what it was going to be like for
the two to tell their children they
were married in a union hall by
a justice of the peace.
The couple, according to a troop
er and several srikers, had wanted
to get married on the picket line,
but State Highway Patrolmen had
stopped them from doing so, as
the large crowd would have block
Immediately after the wedding
was over a car-load of women
stopped and chatted with the troop
er who had the movie camena.
Another car-load of teen-age girls
raced by shouting "Give us a tick
et." The strikers taunted the pa
trolmen, but at the same time
seemed cautious and aloof.
The union halls, one in North
and one in South Henderson, are
built of concrete blocks. Both are
painted white, with "TWUA" em
blazoned in large red letters on
the front in addition to the num
of the local.
The North Henderson union hall,
local 584, is a single story build
South Henderson's union build
ing is a two-story affair nestled
in a little valley in the heart of
the mill area. It is only a short
distance from he mill. Two large
plate glass "picture" windows are
on each side of the door.
Upon entering the front of the
building, one sees a long counter
used each Tuesday to distribute
about $2,100 worth of food. Stack
ed in front of the counter are
about 260 boxes. These boxes con
tain eggs, coffee, beans, peaches,
macaroni, corn beef stew, syrup, j
canned milk, lard, soap powder
and other things. The opposite
wall is lined with hundreds of bags
of potatoes. The union is also
furnishing the strikers with meat,
flour and other staples..
To the right, as one enters the
room, is an old, cany, Drosen
down blue couch. Farther along
the right side of the room is a
large table. On this table are
scattered various papers, bulletins
and a box of union songs, mimeo
graphed on pink, green and yellow
sheets of paper.
A telephone is also on the table.
Over the telephone on a bulletin
board, is a handwritten note: "No
threats over the telephone, please."
The "boss" of 578 is a grizzled
old man, about 50. Part of his teeth
are gone, he wears a dark blue
cap, his shirt sleeves are rolled
up, showing his stocky wrists. He
needs a shave.
He is known to young and old
alike as "Johnny."
He is in charge of the distribu
tion of food to the strikers. Each
striker has a card that is stamped
each time he received food. If
someone should need additional
food during the week, he may ob
tain it from his union hall.
He talked rather softly of fol
lowing some strike-breakers, who
from Virginia, and warning them
not to come back to work in Hen
derson. But, he said, they came
Some of the strike-breakers
drive from Virginia to Henderson
and back Monday through Friday
a total of about 1,000 miles a
week. Other strike-breakers come
to work at Henderson from within
Prior to a union meeting, which
was closed to the public, the peo
ple sang songs in the upstairs
room, where the meeting was held.
The head of local 578, Charles
Ranes, said he had no objections
to anyone taking pictures after
the meeting if the strikers con
sented. Near the end of the meet
ing, as the sergeant-at-arms said
later, Ranes asked the group if
McNeil Smith, Greensboro attor
ney, will open the United Nations
Model Assembly here today with a
keynote address at 7 p.m. in Me
Preceding this first session of the
they would agree to having their Model Assembly tonight, the Cos-
pictures taken. The did. Later, a mopolitan Club will entertain the
photographer from the Dave Gar
roway Show made some movies of
the group and of the union build
About 125 unionists attended
the meeting. Among them were
two or three Negroes. The Negroes
stood, along with about 25 or 30
white men, near the back of the
room. They smiled and joked with
the other strikers around them.
delegates at a tea at Graham Me
morial from 3 to 6 this afternoon.
Foreign students will be present to
gieet and talk with the visiting
Main speaker for Friday night's
session will be George V. Allen, di
rector of the U. S. Information
Over 120 representatives from 20
colleges and universities in North
After the meeting, the strikers ! Carolina and Virginia are here for
sang more songs union songs.
And even as they sang together
in harmony, they knew their voices
would never blend with those on
the ther side of the fence the
fence surrounding the Harriet
Henderson Cotton Mill.
UNION HALL AND CHURCH
, , . home away from home
the Model Assembly, which con
tinues through Saturday.
Today's schedule also includes
economic, political, disarmament
committee meetings from 9 to 10
p m. A reception for delegates, ad
visers, and speakers in Graham Me
morial will end the day's events.
G. M. SLATE
Activities scheduled in Graham
Memorial today include:
SP Advisory Bd., 1:45 to 3 p.m.,
Woodhouse; U. N. Tea, 3 to 5 p.m.,
main lounge; Publications Bd.. 4
to 6 p.m., Grail; UP caucus, 6:30
to 7:30 p.m., Grail; SP caucus,
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Roland Parker
I; Dance Lessons, 7 to 9 p.m..
Rendezvous Room; Christian Sci
ence Organization, 7:30 to 9:30
p.m., Roland Parker I; U. N. Tea.
10 to 11 p.m., main lounge; U. N.
Committee of the Y, 10 to 11 p.m.,
Roland Parker III; Finance Com
mittee, 4 to 6 p.m., Woodhouse