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CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1941
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U. S. Should Fight To Save
Vote to Decide
By Paul Komisaruk
University students, by an over
whelming majority of almost 2 to 1,
favor the United States' entry into the
var as a last resort to save Britain,
the filial count of the Carolina Poli
tical union war poll revealed last
Figures showed a grand total of 1,606
votes cast, and of these, 1,003 favored
America's entrance into the war,
jrhile 572 were against it, and 31 were
An even greater 3 to 1 majority said
that labor employed in vital defense
industries should not be allowed to
.strike. Three hundred and ninety-three
persons were in favor of allowing
labor the right to strike, as compared
-with the 191 who would deny them
die right to strike. Twenty-three per
sons were undecided on this point.,
largest Undecided Vote '
A 299 majority felt that the United
States' present policy of all-out aid to
Britain would lead this country to war.
Eight hundred and eighty-two persons
claimed that it would lead us to war,
snd 583 maintained that it would not
-embro.il this country. One hundred and
forty-one persons remained undecided
on this point, the largest undecided
vote that was cast on the ballot.
A slight 46 majority said that the
United States entrance into a war
outside of this hemisphere should be
decided by a national referendum.
Eight hundred and seven, favored the
referendum, 761 opposed it, and 38
Opinion Split .
Student opinion split wide open on
the question of Germany's treatment
after the war in the event that she is
defeated. Seven hundred and seventy
three persons asserted that Germany
should be treated more severely at the
close of this war than at the close of
the first World War, and 775, a ma
jority of two, said she should be treat
ed less severely in the .event that she
is defeated. Fifty-eight persons were
undecided on this last question.
Answers to the first three questions,
"hich were indirectly related, showed
definite consistency on the part of
the student body to aid Britain to the
limit, even in war if necessary; to al
See CPU POLL, Page U
May Get Dance
Dormitory residents may secure
their bids for 'the annual Inter-Dormitory
dances starting Saturday, Piggie
Griggs, chairman of the Infer-Dorm
ance committee, announced yester
day. Bids will be left with the presidents
of each of the dormitories, and they
'ill cost one dollar. This will admit
the stadent to the entire set.
Both the Friday night and Saturday
afternoon dance will be "closed to the
general campus. Anyone may attend
the Saturday night dance by paying
As has been the custom in the past
he Order of the Grail and the, Inter
Dormitory group will sponsor the
Saturday night dance jointly.
The set includes a Friday night
&nce from 9 to 1, a tea dance Sat
urday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30;
d the Saturday night dance from 9
Jimmie Cannon and his orchestra
will play Friday night, and Jimmie
Lunceford will play for the two Sat
eeds More Help
The Health Service sUH needs a
w more volunteers for orderly
smice. Any students who --would
ke 10 help with this work are re
vested, to get in immediate touch
""h Fred Weaver, assistant dean of
students at 206 South building.
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DORMITORY MEN WILL DANCE to the music of Jimmie Cannon and
his orchestra, above, at the Friday night Inter-dormitory dance on Janu
ary 31, which will be held from 9 to 1 in the Tin Can. Cannon's band f ea
tures talented Jean Alkinson, 14-year-old child singer. ;
Student-Faculty King, Queen
Will Be Nominated Tuesday
Names To Be Secret
Until February 5
Nominations for king and queen of
Carolina's seventh annual Student
Faculty day celebration on February
5 will begin on Tuesday, January 28,
it was announced yesterday by Ed
Maner, chairman of the coronation
Maner said that this year's election
would be one of "interest and excite
ment" because of the fact that the
names of the king and queen will not
be announced : until coronation morn
ing. Next Tuesday's nominations will be
held in the YMCA from 9 to 4. Any
coed may be nominated for queen, and
any faculty member is eligible for the
kingship. The first five coeds and the
first three faculty members will meet
in a run-off election Friday, January
Coed Will Be Queen
. The coed with the most votes will
become "queen for the day," and the
two coeds with the next largest mum
ber will become her attendants.
Preliminary election results will be
announced in the Daily Tar Heel on
Wednesday,. January 29.
Ike Grainger and Sis Clinard, co
chairmen of the day said that final
plans will be completed by next Tues
day, nomination day for the king and
queen. Work on plans for the gala
dance in the evening will be finished
over this weekend. Tentative plans
call for the dance to be held in the
University Dining hall. The chairmen
said that this move would eliminate
elaborate decorations, and the general
discomfort that would arise should
the dance be held in the Tin Can.
Theme Still Undecided v
The theme for the dance has not yet
been decided, but committeemen are
working on five main, possibilities.
They are: Carolina goes to a fire, or
puts one-out; Carolina shipwreck; come
as you are; Carolina students as they
might like to be; and, Carolina stu
dents' favorite character, in litera
ture. A South American theme was
eliminated because costuming would
be much too elaborate.
Placing the faculty for , dinner in
fraternities and with dormitory resi
st STUDENT-FACULTY, Page U
British Troops Surge Into Italian-Occupied Tobruk;
McNary Splits With Willkie Over Lendr Lease Bill
By United Press
CAIRO, Jan. 22 Italy's Libyan base
of Tobruk fell to the British army of
the Nile shortly after noon today when
Australian troops surged into the
battered town after a whirlwind final
assault of barely thirty hours .and
overpowered its 20,000 to 30,000 de
fenders, it was announced officially,
Italian prisoners by the thousands
were reported to have been taken in
the death-blow against Tobruk, boost
ing to perhaps 100,000 the number of
Fascist troops snared in Britain's of
fensive. (In London the capture of the head
Although yesterday's infirmary list
had fallen to 158 from Tuesday's fig
ure of 174, Dr. W. R. Berryhill, head
University physician, revealed that
eight students are ill with pneumonia.
Neither names of the eight patients
nor a general comment on the pneu
monia complications were available
yesterday afternoon from the infirm
ary. Since the type of influenza now
prevalent on the campus is generally
mild, however, it is porbable that at
least part of the patients who now
have pneumonia failed to report to
the infirmary when they were first
The total census for yesterday,
which included both those sick in bed
and those discharged, amounted to
. The 37 patients dismissed outnum
bered by 16 the 21 admitted into, the
infirmary and Dr. Berryhill reiterat
ed that the wave of influenza has al
ready, reached its peak and is declin
ing. He also announced, however, that it
will probably be 10 days or two weeks
before Graham Memorial and Smith
building, which were converted into
emergency annexes to care for the
overflow from the infirmary, will be
released for regular use.
Physical education classes are still
Naval Cadet Ennis
Fires Perfect Score
On Monday H. T. Ennis, while prac
ticing on the indoor rifle range un
der the University Dining hall, fired
a score of fifty out of a possible fifty,
Lieutenant Riker of the NROTC staff
said yesterday. '
Ennis made his perfect score in
the prone position from a distance of
fifty feet with a US calibre .22 rifle.
Ennis' - score marks the first per
fect target to be made in the new
quarters of the 22nd Italian Army at
Tobruk was reported.)
The capture of Tobruk, 80 miles deep
into Libya, after 21 days' siege by
land, sea, and air, was said to have
knocked out of the war 185,000 Italian
troops or two-thirds of Marshal Ro
dolfo Graziani's army of Libya.
When the British blitzkrieg swept
across the desert on December 1, over
powering Sidi Barrani, Solium, Bar
dia, and wiping out the Italian inva
sion of Egypt, Graziani had about
280,000 troops, it was said.
The Australian troops surged into
Tobruk behind a battering ram of
380 Names Listed
' On Honor Roll
For Fall Quarter
- Students who found time to study
last quarter despite football weekends
received recognition yesterday as I. C.
Griffin, director of the Central Records
office, announced that 380 made the
honor roll and that 23 of this number
earned all A's.
This total represents an increase of
seven over the figure for the fall of
A student making the honor roll
must have secured an average of "B",
or 92.5, on at least 15 hours a week.
His report must contain no incom-
j pletes and he must be regularly en
I rolled since special students are not
Those making all A's are as fol
lows: A. W. Clark, sophomore; Sarah
Fore, senior; M. C. Harding, fresh
man; T. H; Haywood, senior; S. H.
Hobbs, sophomore; A. P. Keats, se
nior; Martha Kelly, senior; A. S. Link,
senior; W. T. McDaniel, senior; Mary
Munch, senior; Mary Nash, junior; I.
H. Nemtzow, junior; Jennie Newsome
junior; E. M. Rollins, senior; William
Salowe, senior; Norma Slatoff, senior
J. M. Sorrow, sophomore; Margare
Swanton, junior; N. F. Taylor, junior
W. M. Webster, freshman; Roger
Weil, iunior: D. G. Wurreschke, se
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nior; J. D. Thorpe, junior. .
Others on the honor roll list are as
Adams, T. Mc, Adler, R. W., Alex
ander, S. B., Alford, P. A., Allen, C
C, Allen, O. H., Allran, W. J., Alperin
I.,- Altschull, J. HV Anderson, J). R.,
Arner, D. M., Arnold, Margaret, Athas,
Daphne, Avera, T. A., Await, F. G.
Aycock, B. F., Jr., Bagby, W. M., Jr.,
Baggett, J. W., Bailey, D. C, Baker,
D. C, Banks, R. H., Bardsley, J. G
Barnes, Gladys, Barnes, W. C, Jr,
Bartell, L. S., Bason, Mary B., Bass
Cornelia E., Bell, W. H., Jr., Bennett,
H. H., Bennett, Paul, Bennett, S. D.
Bennett, T. V Bernert, Eleanor H.
Biebigheiser, T. S., Biggerstaff, D. P.
Billica, H. R., Bodenheimer, V. B., Bor
See HONOR ROLL, Page 4
Wynn to Read
Earl Wynn, assitant director of the
Carolina Playmakers will read "The
Male Animal," a comedy by James
Thurber and Elliott Nugent, Sunday
night, January 26 in the Playmakers
theater as the fourth in the series of
Sunday night playreadings. The read
ing is scheduled for 8:30 o'clock.
"The Male Animal," a hit comedy
produced on Broadway last year, is
the story of the revolt of a mild-man
nered English professor under pres
sure from the more athletic depart
ments, when his wife is endangered.
Written bv James Thurber. one ' of
America's best known ' humorists, it
pictures the "Male Animal" breaking
away from the domination of the so
called "weaker" sex.
Thurber is famous for his eccentric
drawings which fill the pages of hu
mor magazines, usually on the theme
of the dominated male.
The reading is open to all those in
tanks and a terrific assault by British
warships and bombing planes, after
completely cutting off escape for the
20,000 to 30,000 Italian "terriabili"
holding the Mediterranean port and
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 Senate
Republican Leader Charles L. McNary
today split with Wendell L. Willkie,
his running-mate on the 1940 Presi
dential ticket, over the Administra
tion's lend-lease bill, which he charged
would grant "extraordinary or total"
power to President Roosevelt.
He pledged earnest support to a
See NEWS BRIEFS, page 4.
Patterson WM Me
Reception Will Be Held In Library
Before Formal Dinner In Cafeteria
A miniature league of nations tonight at a 400-plate formal
banquet will officially welcome Carolina's 110 "summer school" stu
dents from South America. The affair, probably one of the great
est demonstrations, of. the "good neighbor" policy, boasts a guest
" ; : list which reads like a "who's who" in
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COMIiK IN SPANISH means
"to eat." And that's what Secretary
of the YMCA Harry Comer, above,
will mean -to the University's Latin
American guests tonight. He's in
charge of the super-banquet being
given in their honor in the Univer
sity Dining hall.
M Wide Us e
"Basic English, which requires
only 850 words but can express al
most any thought and can be learned
rapidly, "may soon become the world
language for business and everyday
purposes," Dr. I. A. Richards, one of
its developers, predicted here yester
The noted British scholar was ad
dressing -the unique Inter-American
Institute at the University, here he
is putting his English-teaching meth
ods into practice with 110 South
American "good neighbors." To prove
his point, the Cambridge professor
and visiting lecturer at Harvard gave
them a polished lecture on Democracy
;n "850-word Basic."
The main purposes of "Basic Eng
lish," according to Dr. Richards, who
pioneered the system jointly with
C. K. Ogden in their 1920 , book on
"The Meaning of Meaning," are to
provide a second or international lan
guage and a quick, smooth first step
in learning normal English which will
also make the range and power of
"Basic is at its best," he declared
and should find one of its most im
portant uses today, in explaining sim
ply and clearly our chief general ideas
and in spreading a clearer understand-
See BASIC ENGLISH, Page i.
Students Will See
Thrilling Injun Epic
The herione had just screamed,
Is he killed?" and hundreds of Car
olina students are breathlessly await
ing next Sunday's chapter of the se
rial "The Indians Are Coming." ;
This thrilling epic of the old west
is being shown at the Sunday night
community sings. This week's chap
ter entitled, "A Call To Arms," will
be shown at the sing at 8:30 in Hill
Pi Phi's Appear . ,
The Pi Beta Phi coeds will also
appear on the program Sunday night.
Last week, the members of the Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity entertained
he audience with fraternity songs and
Other '- movies next ' Sunday night
will include a Charlie Chaplin and
Our Gang commedies, and a bouncing
ball song, "Sweet Adeline."
Fish Wbrley asks that students
place their requests for songs in the
box at the "Y".
the two Americas.
Dr. John C Patterson, director of
Inter-American Relations in the Unit
ed States office of education, will give
the principal address of the evening.
He will preface his speech by a brief
summary in Spanish. The leaders of
each delegation from South America
The evening meal will . not be
served today in the main dining
room of the University Dining hall
cafeteria, it was announced yester
day. Preparations for the formal
dinner honoring the South Ameri
can guests of the University neces
sitated the step. The small cafe
teria and luncheonette will be open.
Patrons are asked to cooperate by
eating early. Regular schedule will
be followed tomorrow.
will speak and Jane Mc Master, presi
dent of the Woman's association, and
Gates Kimball, vice-president of the
student body, will represent Carolina.
Dr. Frank P. Graham, president of the
Greater University, will preside.
The 400 guests will gather in the li
brary at 7 o'clock this evening for a
reception after which the banquet and
opening ceremonies will be held in the
University Dining hall cafeteria.
The main events in yesterday's pro
gram were two lectures by Dr. L A.
Richards, international language ex
pert of the Orthological Institute in
Cambridge, England, and director of
the "beginners' course in. English,"
and an informal reception for the
South Americans at which they met
their Carolina student hosts.
Those seated at the guests-of -honor
table will be President and Mrs. Gra
ham, Dr. Patterson, Governor and
Mrs. Broughton, Mrs.. K. Arrington,
Mr. Aurelio Miro-Quesada, Mr. Ro
berto Ancizar, Professor and Mrs. S.
E. Leayitt, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. W. Con
nor, Miss Katherine Paton, Mr. Hen
rique Lindenberg, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. W.
C. Jackson, Dean and Mrs. R. B.
Miss Ana Hederra, Judge John J.
Parker, "Mrs. Concha Romero James,
Professor and Mrs. J. C. Lyons, Mr.
W. T. Polk Gates Kimball, Miss Ger
See RECEPTION, Page U
Tuesday as Date
Tryouts for the debate with the
University of Pennsylvania February
will be held next Tuesday night at
9 o'clock in the Grail room of Graham
Memorial, Ed Maner, secretary of the
council, announced yesterday.:
Carolina will uphold the affirmative
of the proposition "Resolved, that the
present trend toward concentration of
power ,in the Federal government is
for the best interests of the nation."
Tryout speeches will last five min- .
utes. The candidates are urged to
prepare a list of the main points of
their debate and discuss one point in
the five minutes. Anyone interested
in participating in the debate is eligi
ble to try out.
The debate speeches will be twelve
minutes in length, while the rebuttals '
will last six minutes. The debate will
be held here on the campus.
Maner also announced yesterday
that Carolina, will participate in a
radio debate with Loyola College in
Baltimore either March 8 or 15. The
debate will be broadcast over the Mu
ASU Meets Tonight
In Graham Memorial
There will be a meeting of the Ameri
can Student union tonight at 7:30 in
Graham Memorial. All members are
urged to be present as a vote will be
held on the policies for the coming