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UI1C Library Socials Dspt. Sox. 070 Chapol Hill, II. C. Spillar Lecture scherdn!l!.bT SpUlar,g Iectur SSffM 24 at 4 ' TO? a 1 Cooler Today Cooler today with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Thursday generally fair and qHJ. u 76 Year of Editorial Freedom Volume 75, Number 147 CHAPEL H ILL, NORTH' CAROLINA,, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1963 Founded February 23, ZZZ jyi I IN Negro Workers Walk-Out Here By TODD COHEN of The Daily Tar Heel Staff Ninety percent of the Negro workers on campus walked off their jobs Tuesday, according to Preston Dobbins, 1 leader of the Black Student Movement. The oneway walk-out crip pled University dining halls, forcing all but Lenoir Hall to close, and left all but one division of the Book Exchange understaffed. Most of the workers were contacted Monday by members of the BSM, who gave them leaflets asking them to boycott Tuesday. In addition, Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson issued a statement Monday, allowing "all University non-academic employees who wish to do so. . .to take a halfday off duty Tuesday." Ken Putnam, manager of Chase Cafeteria, who took over at Lenoir Tuesday, said he 'had no problem. We con solidated our efforts from the other dining halls at Lenoir." A cashier at Lenoir said 1000 more lunches than usual were purchased Tuesday. As in all divisions of the Book Exchange which re mained open, Lenoir was staf fed by student volunteers. The Granville Towers cafeteria set up a buffet lunch as a precautionary measure, according to the manager there, but only two or three workers didn't show up, he said. Dobbins said he asked for the boycott because "nothing had been adequately done to show proper proper respect for Dr. King." He said the BSM did not ask the University for a day of mourning, because "we didn't feel it was necessary for any Black people on this campus to ask any White for permission to take one day Boost JL Fees-Broughton By MARY BURCH of The Daily Tar Heel Staff "I feel I have gained insight into the needs of North Carolina," said Mel Broughton Tuesday in his speech at the UNC Law School. Broughton, a candidate for the democratic nomination for governor, said his insight had come about "through my op portunity to serve the state of North Carolina and my political party." "Through my opportunities to serve the state of North Carolina and my political par ty, I feel I have gained insight into the needs of North Carolina." Mel Broughton spoke to the UNC Law School Tuesday in lis campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor in the May 4 pro nary. I iJ I fl Btx ivirl j.! WJ.J.vj.vva Jet Service At Low Cost All UNC-CH, UNC-C, UNC-G and NCSU students, faculty members and staff are eligible to participate in the low cost jet flights to Europe this sum mer. Five flights are provided. Reservations are still available on all five. The flights are regularly scheduled B O A C flights between New York and London. Round trip fare is $300. If there are 50 or more in a group the cost will be $245. The deadline for signing up for the first three llights is May 1. Those interested in other flights should also sign up in the near future. Complete information and applications are available at Graham Memorial, Box 720, Chapel Hill. Brochures are available in the student unions on all campuses. Total savings to the UNC campus in 1967 amounted to $54,956.95. cheduled flights are as follows: Flignt i-mne ouiy . ... - . 10 FUCht 2-June o-augusi is, Flight 3AJune 6-September 2, Flirfit 3 B June . 6-September 3, and Flight 4-July 17 September 2. off work to pay proper respect for such a great leader as Dr. King." Dobbins feels the boycott Was "very successful. The Black workers on this campus will realize after today the tremendous power we have if we act as a community." "We can cripple this University and the University officials realize it," he ad ded. Dobbins said the "gesture made by the Chancellor was u-xrly meaningless. We doubt the sincerity of that gesture." Concerning his statement, Sitterson said it was "our con sideration to be of help in this matter." " Thomas Shetley, general manager of the Book Ex change, said most of his help reported for work Tuesday, but he felt "pressure was being brought to bear on them for showing up." He said he saw this, and told them any one who wished to do so, could leave. Most of the Negro workers left, he said. Shetley said he told the not be counted or held against them. Dobbins said he "personally wanted to salute all Black workers on campus who did not go to work, some of whom stayed off in the face of in- tmiidations." He said some workers had been told the University had drafted them and they had to report for work. Both Sitterson and Shetley denined knowledge of .such a draft being issued. Dobbins also said Shetley had charged him wim trying to intimidate his workers. "I would have charged him with the same thing," Dobbins . said. eauiiers Broughton, who was in troduced by Former Dean of the Law School Henry Brandis, graduated from Wake Forest College and earned his law degree at UNC in 1949. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was appointed chairman of the State Highway Com mission by former governor Hodges. He served as chairman of the Democratic Party in N.C. from 1946-66. He is past presiaent of the N.C. Mental Health Board. Broughton expounded on two main points of his platform, raise teacher salaries and establish a youth advisory group, in his speech. "It is important to keep good teachers in the field of educa tion in North Carolina," Broughton said. He recom mended raising teacher salaries to the national average and keeping them there without a tax increase. "Any governor needs the best advice he can get," he said. "As governor I would establish a young people's group to be in touch with and advise me." Broughton's comments on other issues are as follows: OPENHOUSING: "My posi tion on open housing laws is and always has been one of strong opposition to all such laws, national, state and local " IMPROVING ROADS: "We should continued as rapidly as possible to upgrade existing routes. . . until all -primary roads are four laned." DRINK: "I am opposed to liquor by the drink. I think the' present system has worked well." LAW AND ORDER: "As governor, I would use every resource to put down riots and apprehend the criminals and hoodlums who start and participate in them. INDUSTRIALIZATION: "I would seek to implement an official policy of attracting the highest paying industries to our state." Broughton closed his sneech by commending the law school r .. w - ior its position of leadership m me state and the law students for the position of leadership they will take "in the life of their communities and the state." S Negro non-academic workers on campusjtook the day off ... to mourn the death of Dr. Martin Luther King. .Duke Stadenttg Back Fl 1 7! By FRANK BALLARD . of The Daily Tar Heel Staff Warn the support of over 1,000 Duke University students entering their fourth day of sit-in demonstrations, about 100 Duke opining hall employes continued to strike Tuesday for a ' minimum wage of . $1.60. The workers in Duke's main West j Cfempuss cafeteria left -their jobs : Monday at 4 p.m. They seek the minimum wage for all no n -academic employes. Their demand is one of the measures which the student demonstrators have sought sin ce they first confronted Duke President Dr. Douglas Knight Friday night; The demonstrators and sym pathizers have boycotted their Granville D J Shannon "Nears Endurance Mark By CATHY STEELE of The Daily Tar Heel Staff Mike Shannon, Granville's radio WILD marathon deejay said "I'm alive, I'm awake, and I'm still here" when in terviewed after seventy-six hours of continuous broad casting. The freshman from Philadelphia is attempting to break the current national broadcasting marathon record of 126 hours, 40 minutes set by a student at the University of Redlands, caniornia last April. He plans to stay on the air for 130 hours. Shannon began broadcasting at 12:00 noon Saturday. He will end his marathon at 10:00 p.m. Thursday. He is constantly ac companied by encouraging guests, who he terms his "personal bodyguard" and whose duty it is to make sure he stays awake. Under the rules of the con test Shannon is allowed to play single records or albums. He must introduce each number. At this stage, Shannon has not used coffee, No-Doz, or any other type of stimulant to help him stay awake. He fears he will have to resort to stimulant use Wednesday: - Shannon took a fifteen minute break for a shower Tuesday. "My roommate stayed with me to be sure I didn't drown," he laughed. When he got back to the sta tion after the shower he said he couldn't remember what he'd been doing for three days or figure out what he was sup " posed to do next. Someone told him he had been playing records and talk ing but it seemed to him he'd been doing nothing for three days. "The room seems turned around," he complained, "the hall and the door should be over there, and the set over here. I guess the shower was too cold." S3 classes since' then and are t presently encamped on the " school's main quadrangle in front of Duke Chapel. ; ; They also demand that Dr.: Knight establish a committee of students, : faculty and ad ministration to work with Local Union 77 in improving employer-employee relations, establishing a collective vbargaMngpolky,and: gaining union recognition at Duke. The union strikers and their sympaShizers are picketing the dining hall and handing out literature, but are allowing non-striking workers, . about half of the cafeteria's ' staff, to go to their jobs. Spokesmen for Duke have said the dining hall will operate with nonnstriking workers, who are being To amuse himself Shannon is reading Dan Greenburg's, Howi to Make Y o urself Miserable. He also plays cards a lot. "I played solitaire for two days straight with a deck of forty eight cards, then I counted them. I wondered why I'd lost thMv-seven times." Shannon has a sign over nis set, warning himself and his visitors, "Dont Yawn!" He spent two and a halt hours Tuesday afternoon cut - -V. S -1 Vrr - v V .vC ' S - Wll ri - - " - i- l V ti ,-,, ' "I-" WILD Deejay Mike Shannon . . . trying tc break marathron record of 106 hrs. 40 min. r4IIB5'- assisted by about 200 student volunteers, Officials for Local 77, which is an off-shoot of the AFL public service employes .union, predict the non-violent strike will continue through the week. They added that if no response by the university results, a department-by-department ' strike- may . be organized in a union show of strength. - In " addition to the $1.60 minimum wage and union cooperation commission stu dent demonstrators presented these demands to Dr. Knight Friday when the sit-in began at his home: that he sign a petition (Continued on Pae 6) ting up and ad libbing. period reVivedhim, he That said and helped a lot. ; Shannon says he is looking forward to Thursday night at 10:01. "101 be in bed asleep," he said. The deejay is booked on a flight to Philadelphia from Raleigh-Durham at 6:00 a.m. Friday. He expects friends to carry him onto the plane and his parents to carry him off at the other end. TTh ti A -U' XLVLy UU M Get Jin By RICK GRAY of The Daily Tar Heel Staff Jed Dietz took a strong early lead in the race for President of the Student Body. With 18 of the 41 precincts reporting. Dietz had 721 votes at 10:45, followed by Ken Day with 547. Bruce Strauch was third with 303, and Dick Levy had 31. In the battle for editor of The Daily Tar Heel, Wayne Hurder led Steve Knowlton, 740 to 658. Dick Levy, whose name re mained on the ballot for DTH editor even though he was campaigning for president had 171 votes. Charlie Mercer and Lacy Reaves were only 58 votes apart, 823 to 765, in their bids for the vice presidency. In" the secretary's race, Sal lie Spurlock led Betsy Craw ford by 959 to 636- The election was the cul mination of over a month of campaigning for the candi dates who did not appear at election center, but sent their campaign managers and coun ters to take their place. While the rest of Chapel Hill was quiet but tense, the count ers in Roland Parker I and n were noisy, but just as tense. The names of the candi dates were droned in the smoke and stale air as the callers and talliers checked and re-checked the totals in an effort to avoid as much confusion as possible. But confusion still reigned supreme as the candidates gathered outside GM to lis tento the ; babble - of .-voices emitting from the second floor Alder en Open Housing Steps The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen took action Monday night to bring about the forma tion of a new open housing bill for the consideration at Board. The Board of Aldermen authorized the City Attorney and the City Manager to draw up an open housing bill. The bill will be taken up at the Board's next meeting on the 22nd of April. A group of local students, faculty members, and townspeople presented the Board of Aldermen with a peti tion Monday which called for rapid passage of an open hous ing ordinance which would ban discrimination by realtors in the sale or rental of local housing. Student Body President Bob Travis lent his support to the Valkyries Pick Prof Speakers Two well-known UNC facul ty members will address the student body April 30 to tell the students what they would say if their speeches were the last words they would ever be able to speak. "Parting Shots" is the pro gram initiated this year by the Order of the Valkyries to replace the traditional Valky rie Sing. . Valkyrie President Chene Lewis said the program will "foster a different and stimu lating atmosphere and will re emphasize student-faculty rap port." The faculty members were nominated by the Valkyries and are being chosen on the basis of initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and service to the community. Their names will be announced after spring break. Miss Lewis said two faculty members will be selected each year to give their 4parting shots." "We hope student participa tion will be enthusiastic,'' she SKVSStfS it should help bring back the 71 TTTT II II U It II II Early Leads G lEleetioims and talk about things other than the campaign. Elections Board Chairman Norm Zettle said that there had been a "large turnout," but would not speculate to the total number. Observers, party chairmen and workers, predicted that the turn out of voters would be between five and six thousand, 30 to 40 per cent of the total enrollment. A little over 5,000 students cast votes last year, a per centage of roughly 40 per cent. The counting of the ballots did not begin until about 8:30. three and one half hours after the polls closed- The presi dential ballot was the first counted. It included names for vice-president, secretary, editor and NSA delegates. The other races will not be counted until later. There is a possibility of run off elections in both the Morehead Has Sex Festivities By RICK GRAY of The Daily Tar Heel Staff Tuesday was Sex Day for Morehead Residence College. Sex Day is that semi-annual occurence that brings out the girls in their best-tight short shorts, knit blouses and short skirts, not to mention well-tanned skin, all over. Consider movement with a statement Monday addressed to the Board of Aldermen. In the memorandum Travis called on Board members "to speedily enact an enforceable open housing ordinance which protects the right of all in dividuals to live where they choose." "Nothing," it continued, "could be more foreign to the ideas inherent in the search for truth than for some students to have their choice of domicile restricted because there are those whoo continue to discriminate in the sale and rental of housing on the basis of creed and color." The petition demanding open housing came in the wake of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. student-faculty rapport that is being lost as our campus ex pands." . She said the faculty members who are being considered are "very capable and exciting people who will have timely advice and criticism to offer us as citizens." "This kind of program has been held on university cam puses in several states," she said, "and the things the fac ulty members have told the students as their last words have often received statewide attention. "We are trying to choose those faculty members who, by their teaching and their com munity service, seem to have the most refreshing and honest thoughts to contribute. We are giving them -complete freedom to say what they think must and should be said to the stu-. dents and citizens of today." The program will be keld in conjunction with the Golden Fleece tapping in Memorial auditorium. The Valkyries and the Golden Fleece are the high est women's and men's hon orary societies on campus. TV H VU q H races for president and that for DTH editor. Runoffs may also occur in the NSA race, in which the students cast votes for five representatives on a campus wide basis. Other campus-wide elections were Carolina Athletic As sociation President, Women's Residence Council Chairman and Senior Class Officers. The only referendum before the students Tuesday was the one on a constitutional amend ment on whether to establish a coed honor court. The amendment was ap proved by two thirds of the Student Legislature and only needs the consent of a ma jority of the student body be fore it goes into effect. In addition to the coed court, the amendment would establish a graduate school court to hear all cases involv ing offenses by a graduate student The girls come out of their dorms and wander over to the lower quad to play coed sofiball, throw frisbees, run marshm allow races, play golf and less water balloons. While Silent Sam watched the entrance to campus in his . new . coat of red . paint, ..the boys of the lower quad wat ched the entrance of the girls to Che quad and nodded ap provingly. The softball game lacked some of the enthusiasm of the coed football game sponsored by the college in the fall, but the participants enjoyed it just the same. The boys on first base had a tendency to tag the female baserunners from behind as they went by. But most of the time, the girls got out of the way in the nick of time, and the boys went sprawling in the mixture dust and grass under foot. The final score, according to governor Rick Page who couldn't even keep up with the innings, was 11-3, or thereabouts. The officials were not exactly certain. Then came the relay races with marshm allows and water filled b aliens and the frisbee toss and the golf and the tug of war. Then there was the food. All the food you could eat for less than it would have cost downtown, if anything had been open. The hamburgers and the hot dogs served at Sex Days are traditionally a little under done, but warm all the way through, maybe. The buns are not, by any means, hard. They have a tendency to fall apart, if anything. But H does beat the spring special at Lenwr, and it costs the same per serving. , Carolina Grill Bombed An explosion in the Carolina Grill yesterday afternoon was described as 3 "probable arson" by Chapel Hill Police Chiei William Blake. The explosion occurred at about 1:30 in the afternoon; there were no injuries -and no damage was done. Blake said that the explosion was caused by a can of li quified petroleum which was placed in a box in the ladies' room. A fire was started around the can and it ex ploded. BiH Allen, the co-owner of the Grill, said that the ex plosion was caused by a gas leak in the water heater. Blake said that the incident "looked like some sort of joke," and that the Police were investigating.

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