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CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1941
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Ruffin Dormitory Residents Protest
APPOINTED BY THE PU BOARD to positions on. campus publica--laoEfi
were: (top, left) Bill Schwartz, business manager of the DTH;
Dave Reid, business manager of the Yackety Yack; (below) Morty Ul-Tfi-r,
business manager of T an F; Jack Holland, business manager of the
T&zgl and Joe Zaytoun for second term as circulation manager.
Hocking Asserts Astronomy,
Physics Need Religion
McN air Lecturer
Asfrting that the field of physics
and astronomy is the first field o:
science from which the hypothesis of
God vas expelled as unnecessary, Pr.
William Ernest Hocking, eminen
Hamrd philosopher, said in a lecture
here last night that "it is interesting
that today it is just this field which
now frcnlies the corrective of an
It is not that physics requires the
hypothesis of God for its own work,"
he declared. "That is no more neces
sary sow than it was in the experi
ments of Galileo, but it becomes evi
dent that there are questions lurking
just s.t the borders of physics and as
tronomy for which the most natura
answers are derived from the ban
Dr. Hocking, who is chairman of the
Harvard department of philosophy,
last right delivered the last of the se
ries cf three John Calvin McNair Leo
tores on science and religion, given
annually at the University.
Che of five Americans who have
been invited to deliver the famed Gif
fflrrf Trtnrps at the University of
Edinburgh, Scotland, in the last 54
years, Dr. Hocking is the second of
these five men to appear on the Caro
lina Mm mi this sDrine. The other
was Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr of Union
Theological seminary, Columbia uni
versity, who addressed the Institute
of Human Relations. The other three
Gifford Lecturers were William James,
Josiah Joyce and John Dewey.
Dr. Hocking said tonight that when
the physicist begins to "meditate
upon the first principles of his own
constructions, he inclines nowadays
to become a philosopher not because
he wants to but because he can t help
it He is involved in a principle of
relativity, and 'relativity is an unfin
Discussing attempts which are
fceir.? made to construct a "system of
See HOCKISG, page?.
Research Projects Study
Malaria and Hookworm
Malaria and hookworm two of the
Youth's most feared maladies are
joint targets of new research projects
in the University's department of bio
Dr. Harold W. Brown i3 studying
-he action of quinine in malaria cases
'plicated by hookworm and also
conducting research on the metaboli
isai of quinine and related compounds.
". Brown hopes "the research,
sponsored by the Samuel S. Fels Fund
f Philadelphia, may lead to a new
aad more effective method of treating
fe two diseases.
Committee To Be
Twenty coeds yesterday unani
mously favored complete reorganiza
tion of coed government at the spe
cial meeting called by Mary Caldwell,
president of the Woman's association.
A committee will be appointed today
by Miss Caldwell to draw up final re
organization plans with the assistance
of the men's honor council and faculty
adviser. This plan will be presented to
the coeds for additions or suggestions
before final action is taken.
Suggestions Box ,
A box has been placed outside the
Woman's association room in Graham
Memorial for suggestions which any
coed wishes to make on reorganization
plans, Mi33 Caldwell said ' yesterday.
All suggestions will be considered by
The general plan, as worked out
yesterday by the coeds, is a modifica
tion of Miss Caldwell's original reor
The coeds approved a three-boay
government, composed of an honor
council, interdormitory council, and
executive board. Detail of the plan
See COEDS FAVOR, page U.
To Party Offices
By Philip Carden
The Student party last night elected
Footsy McCombs of Kannapolis, chair
man, Tommy Sparrow of Aurora,
vice-chairman, Gladys Barnes of
Kenly, secretary, and Roy Strowd of
Chapel Hill, treasurer of the party
for next year's campaign.
McCombs opponents for the office
were Richard Railly and Fletcher
Mann. Elizabeth Wilson was nominat
ed against Miss Barnes. The other
two officers were chosen by acclama
Towell Ends Regime
Jack Towell, who took over the post
when Mitchell Britt failed to return to
school this quarter and was chairman
during the final weeks of the party's
successful campaign, turned the meet
ing over to the new chairman imme
diately after his election.
Last night's convention was the last
of the year for the party, but the con
vention empowered the new chairman
to appoint a committee "to study er
rors in this year's campaign" and
make recommendations for improve
ments to the first convention next
Election of a publicity chairman
wa3 postponed until next year.
Britt, who has been the leading fig
ure in the party almost since its or
ganization six years ago, was present
at last night's meeting and compli
mented the convention on the cam
paign. "I haven't heard anyone say that
the party ha3 stooped to anything
small or mean this year," he said, "and
I. am glad that the party's honor is
still clean. I hope that next year it can
again present a qualified slate of
candidates and put on a clean cam
paign for them."
Walker To Address
Law School Today
The public is invited to attend an
address by Coleman C. Walker of the
Wachovia Bank and Trust company
of Winston-Salem at 2:30 today at
202 .Manning hall. Walker will speak
to the law school clas3 in . trusts, on
the subject of trust investments.
Cornelia Clark will conduct vesper
services in Gerrard hall tonight, at 7
To Draw Up
House Passes Bill To Use
Immobilized Merchant Ships
447 to 3 Confidence
Vote in Commons
By United Press
WASHINGTON, May 7 The con-
vov issue, exploded in Congress again
today a3 a war-jittery capital awaited
President Roosevelt's next move in
the battle of the Atlantic .
Non-interventionist3 girded to com-
bat a series ot current aanumsw-
tion moves which they warned were
heading the nation into war.
House passage of a bill authorizing
the president to take over and use as
he sees fib 100 foreign mercnanc snips
immobilized in U. S. Waters. They
are destined to be used as another
span in the bridge of ship3 which this
country ha3 pledged to supply to
A statement by Lord Halifax, the
British Ambassador, after he had con
ferred with Secretary of State Cor-
dell Hull, that Britain's position in
the battle of the Atlantic is "urgent"
and that with the help of the United
States he hoped she could pull
Announcement by Secretary of the
Navy Frank Knox that the Navy, on
personal orders of the president, is
taking over the seagoing activities of
the coast guard.
Knox's disclosure that Britain has
made a general request on thi3 coun
try for further Naval reinforcements
of 115 small boats.
Secretary of War Henry L. Stim
son's startling summons for all-out
use of the navy to safeguard muni
tions deliveries to Britain.
The rounding up of more than 100
German sailors who have overstayed
their leave irt the country.
NEW YORK, May 7 Wendell L.
Willkie tonight called for "less talk,
more action" in effective aid to Brit
ain whether or not it means convoys
and attacked the "Britain can't win"
attitude of Colonel . Charles A. Lind
bergh and other non-interventionists.
The struggle is already upon , us,
the 1940 Republican presidential can
didate said. "We cannot shut our eyes
See NEWS BRIEFS, page i.
By Herman D. Lawson
Answering the complaints of un
representative election of dormitory
officers and the planning of social ac
tivities, the residents of Ruffin dormi
tory last night took the first step to
ward local self-government and the
elimination of these evils by appoint
ing a committee to draw up a consti
tution for the dormitory.
At a dormitory meeting called by
Buck Timberlake, retiring vice-president,
to discuss the current dissension
over a proposed hayride Sunday night,
the. question of unrepresentative elec
tions was brought up and a " motion
was passed to draw up a constitution
to regulate elections, social activities,
and other dormitory matters.
Claude "Chubby" Myers, recently
elected president, appointed the com
mittee consisting of Vice-President
Jack Jarvis; Floor Counselors Joe
Helsabeck, Oskie Johnston, and Jack
Towell; Kays Gary, Ruffin's delegate
to the Student Legislature; Bobby
Spence, Junior representative to the
Legislature; Piggie Briggs, retiring
president; and Buck Timberlake and
himself to investigate the shortcom
ings of the present setup and to draw
up a constitution to be submitted to
the residents for ratification before
school is out.
The plans discussed last night whieh
are to be incorporated in the new con
stitution calling for rules governing
elections, a representative program
the use of social activities, restrictions
on the use of electric razors, elimina
tion of excessive cussing, drinking,
and disorderly conduct, and the gen-
See RUFFIN DORM, page 2.
The Harper's Bazaar magazine is
presenting a writing contest open to
Carolina students and for other col
lege students which will be worth
$100 in cash for some lucky winner.
The entry may be an essay or a short
story and must be between 1200 and
There will be no limittion on the
subject if the entry is a story, but if
an essay, it should be on a subject
which Avill be of interest to Harper's
Bazaar readers and should not be a
fashion article. All entries must be
typewritten and the name of the en
trant on every page with his college
address and summer home address.
The winning essay or story will be
awarded the $100 prize and will be
published in the August issue of the
magazine, the winner to be notified by
the 10th of July.
The contest closes .June 6 at mid
night and entries will be judged by
the editors of Harper's Bazaar from
the point of view of general interest
of subject, originality and style. They
should be mailed to Harper's Bazaar
Writing Contest, Harper's Bazaar,
527 Madison Avenue, New York City.
Historians To Teach
At Distant Points
Five members of the University
history department will teach-in sum
mer sessions of universities scattered
from Pennsylvania to New Mexico.
This is the largest history group to
teach away from Chapel Hill during
the summer in many years.
They are: Profs. H. K. Beale, who
will go to Johns Hopkins University;
Hugh T. Lefler, to the University of
Pennsylvania; Fletcher M. Green, to
Duke university; George E. Mowry,
University of Wisconsin, and J. C.
Russell," to the University of New
Latin Party To Be Held
In Night Club Tonight
Student hips will sway to rhnmba
and conga rhythms in a Latin party
to be given tonight at 8:30 in the
night clnb. The whole student body
Sophomores will sweat through a
f our-hafur comprehensive examina
tion tonight from 7 till 11 o'clock in
various classrooms over the campus,
according to notices sent out yester
day from Dean C. P. Spruill's of
fice. General idea of the comprehen
sives, for which no credit will be'
given, seems to be to compare the
average Carolina sophomore's edu
cation level with that of other col
leges and the individual's level with
the average of the school.
The tests will cover mechanics of
English expression, effectiveness of
expression, current social . prob
lems, history and social science.
science, mathematics, poetical
events, social and economic affairs,
amusements, literature, reading
ability, and vocabulary.
Battle of Swing
Set for Sunday
. John Hammond, president of Co
lumbia Records, yesterday wired an
acceptance of an invitation to judge
the Battle of Swing next Sunday aft
ernoon in Memorial hall.
The contest, which will bring to
gether for one concert the best bands
from Carolina, Duke and Wake
Forest, is being sponsored by the Uni
versity band and will be open to the
public. Admission will be 35 cents.
Simon Unable to Accept ,
George Simon, editor of Metronome
music magazine and judge of the con
test two years ago, could not accept
but said in a long-distance telephone
versation yesterday that Hammond
was the best swing critic in the coun
try. The millionaire record executive
sent definite word last night to Hubert
Henderson, president of the band.
Freddy Johnson and Johnny Satter-
field from Carolina, Vince Courtney
from Duke and Bill Vanden Dries
from Wake Forest will fight it out for
Njohnson, who with Satterfield was
selected by a DTH student opinion
poll to play in the contest, is the
grand-daddy of Carolina bands. He
has five brasst five saxe3, , three
rhythms, vocalist Juanita Simpson
and fronts the band himself. Last
fall the band played weekly coast-to-coast
programs on the Mutual Net
work, and since has been featured on
several commercial broadcasts. After
hearing Johnson's bunch last week
See BATTLE OF SWING, page . j
In CPU Poll
Oppose 'Union Now'
-By Paul Komisaruk
Squarely facing ' vital war is
sues, University students, by an
overwhelming: three-to-one ma
jority, yesterday voted against
America's immediate declaration
of war against Germany, but
cast a 51 per cent majority ap
proving the use of American
convoys in shipments to Europe,
in the Carolina Political union's
second war polr of the year.
Casting an unusually large vote,
approximately 1,950 students gave the
first hint of recent student trends re
garding the world crisis.
Favor Anti-Strike Legislation
In quick succession, 67 per cent of
the students who voted favored anti
strike legislation in vital defense in
dustries, 51 per cent favored a more
lenient treatment of Germany after
the war, in the event that she is de
feated, and a surprising 77 per cent
went on record as being opposed to a
union between America and Great
Britain, now or after the war.
Growing war fever in the country
apparently had not reached or affected
the Carolina student body yet, as only
531 students favored an immediate
declaration of war, while 1,128 op
posed the declaration and 191 stu
dents failed to vote on the question.
Voting inconsistency was felt in
some quarters as returns on the con
voy issue came in. A 51 per cent ma
jority, 889 students, favored the use
of convoys, while 858 students op
posed it, and 203 did not vote. Re-
See CPU POLL, page U.
Named Interf aith
The Interf aith council yesterday
elected Pete Wallenborn of Charlottes
ville as chairman, Betty Dixon of At
lanta, vice chairman, and Philip-Car-den
of Durham, secretary-treasurer.
Rabbi Samuel Sandmeh was -named
The council was formed two years
ago "to promote understanding of our
religious faiths, and to sponsor pro
grams to bring together the various
religious groups on the campus."
The council is made up of two rep
resentatives from each faith, the sec
retary of the YMC A, and. all Chapel
Wallenborn represents the Episco
pal church, Miss Dixon, the Christian
Science group, and Carden, the Meth
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ixienz ana mason
Tonight in Hill
Opening with the formal classicism
of the Corelli "Sonata," William Klenz,
cellist, and Wilton Mason, pianist,
will play a program of representative
works f of the violoncello and piano in
Hill hall tonight at 8:30.
Following the Corelli, they will pre
sent the brilliant, virtuosic "Concerto
in B-flat," of Luigi Boccherini, and
Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Concerto in
B-flat" which, Mr. Klenz says, "con
tains some of the best pages of Rach
maninoff's writings, highlighted by
lyric and dramatic passages, and
eminently suited to the- expressive
character of the "cello."
The- la3t group includes two works
by Chapel Hill composers: a .setting
made for 'cello of the Bach aria "Bist
du bei mir" by Dr. Jan Philip Schin
han, and "Air," by Wilton Mason.
This 13 the second of Klenz's 'cello
concerts in Chapel Hill this year, in
addition to his numerous concerts in
the state, and his performances as
soloist with the North Carolina Sym
phony orchestra. Leopold Stokowski
selected Klenz, a graduate of the Cur
tis Institute of Music in Philadelphia
and a faculty member of the Univer
sity Music department, to play with
the All-American Youth orchestra