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So Liltle Time
Fair and cool.
CHAPEL HILL, N. C SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 1950
Phone F-3371 F-3361
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PILED HIGH WITH BELONGINGS of evacuees, wagons and
acre Bird's Poinl-New Madrid Floodway along the Mississippi River near Charleston, Mo. The
Floodway may be flooded purposely by army engineers to relieve the high water danger to cities
of the area. The Mississippi valley
people have fled their homes.
Homemade Explosion Batters
No One Hurt as Bomb Blast Causes
' $1,000 Damage; Single Clue Found
HOUSTON, Jan. 21 (JP) A
homemade bomb exploded in a
Rice Institute dormitory early to
day causing $1,000 damage. Elev
en students nearby escaped in
jury although the blast ripped
Other Worlds' Life
Is Morehead Show
"Life on Other Worlds" will be the topic of the next show-
ing at the Morehad Planetarium, beginning Tuesday night
"A need for information about-
Ihr. tihc.r- ill or-.rtc ie OYpmnlifipd I
fci Whilst p ILU I V J M . I
by the recent revival of the
myth of the flying saucers, a
cause of such curiosity among
a large cross section of the pub
lic," said Dr. Roy K. Marshall,
director of the Planetarium.
"There has always been a
yearning for company in the
universe," he says. "But few have
taken the trouble to find out how
different are the conditions on
"The utter nonsense that has
appeared in print about the
planet Mars for the most part
completely ignores the well-es
tablished facts as they have been
determined bv astronomers," Dr.
"The hysterical panic that fol
lowed the famous Orsen Welles
broadcast in 1938 would have
been impossible, if the public
were as anxious to learn and
to believe the truth as disclosed
by science as it is to dream idle
and unfounded dreams."
In Life on Other Worlds'
which will be presented at 8:30
every night and at 3 oclock on
Saturdays and Sundays, a por
tion of the "Invasion from Mars
broadcast will be presented, after
a disclosure of what is known
about the other, planets.
The current showing, "The
Calendar Story," will be given
for the last time at 8:30 Mon
Alger Hiss, his
ruined and his
prison bars today after a federal
Jury convicted him of perjury.
But Hist, through his attorney
said he would fight the verdict
which branded him a traitor at
the end of a second tense trial.
flood threat is regarded as the
At Rice Institute
doors of! in four dormitory rooms.
The only clue was a set of keys
found in the rubble on the second
floor stairway where the bomb
exploded. The building has five
stories. : " I- . , " .
Dr. P. T. Raju, famous Philoso
phy scholar from India , at pres
pnt visitine professor in the
United States, will pay the Uni
versity a visit Monday and Tues
day, and will give two lectures
while here, the Department of
Philosophy said yesterday.
He will give a' public lecture
India's cultural problems at
o'clock "Monday in the lecture
Alumni Building. Monday after
noon at 4 o'clock he will speak
The Dialectic of Definition in
Indian Philosophy" in Room 105,
Professor Raju is one. of the
most distinguished philosophers
in the East and a personal friend
He holds degrees from Calcut
ta and Benares. He has been pro
fessor of philosophy in Andhra
University and the University of
Rajputana. He taught last quarter
at the Asia Institute in New York
and will o in February to the
University of California at Los
Professor Raju has published
numerous articles in philosophi
cal periodicals and is also the
author of a book entitled
"Thought and Reality." He is
keenly interested in bringing to
Americans knowledge and
thought of his country.
The philosopher is known in
this country for his keen views
on the subject, and is recognized
as one of the field's most impor
trucks move out of the 139.000-
worst since 1937. Thousands of
Homicide Captain George Se-
ber, Rice Institute officials and
John Eidom, chairman of the
East Hall Committee on Rules
and Regulations, all began in
"This is not a harmless prank,'
Dr William V. Houston, President
of the school, said. "No amateur
can estimate., the force of a blast
or the ensuing harm to life and
limb. . . 5 '
"It is a student matter on pres
ent evidence and it will be m
yestigated," he continued.
Police said the crude bomb was
made of a rusty three-inch pipe
about 12 inches long, packed with
shredded newspaper, crumbled
brick and explosives. It scattered
glass throughout the area.
Investigator G. L. Bankstom
said the bomb must have con-j
tained at least a pound of TNT.
Police believe the bomb may
have been placed in the dormi
tory building by a person who
was heard, walking through the
building shortly before the blast.
George Strouhal, 19, of Alvin,
Tex., only dormitory student who
was 'awake at the time, said he
had returned about midnight and
began studying while his room
mate, Tim Pease, 17; of Torring
ton, Wyo., slept. '
'It was very quiet in the dorm
itory," he said. "After I had been
studying a while I heard some
one walking up the stairway, past
my room and on up to the third
or fourth floor. A few minutes
later I heard someone walk back
down to the second floor and go
down .the .hall toward the end
where the bomb exploded."
Strouhal said that the' explosion
occurred about a minute later
Tar Heel Tom Jefferson
Old Legend Of Willie And John Paul Jones
Will Be University H out Presentation Today
v By Walter Whitaker i
"If I live, Willie, I shall make
you proud of my namet"
Willie Jones probably smiled
at the young sailor's earnest pro
mise. The name Jones was dis-
finguished already among the
plantation owners of eastern
North Carolina; and though this
vagabond Scotch seaman had
adopted the name as his own, it
seemed hardly likely that he
could bring much pride upon it.
But history 'proves that this pro
mise was kept by the man who
tnade it Captain John Paul
This remarkable legend about
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Of Special Group
RALEIGH, Jan. 21 m A;
nominating committee seeking
a new president for the Great
er University of North Caro
lina has recommended that
Army Secretary Gordor Gray
be offered the post, Governor
Scott announced late today.
The Governor said the nomi-i
nating Committee made its re
commendation to the Executive
Committee of the Board of Trus-
Acting Presmeni w. u. uar-
michaeL Jr.. felt pretty good I
Acting President W. D. Car
last nicrht when he heard the
news that Army" Secretary
Gordon Gray had been nomi
nated for president of the
. "The prayers of the faithful
have been answered." he smil
ed. "It's a great day for the
tees. Scott said the Executive
Committee accepted the recom-
mendation subject to the approval I
of the full Board of Trustees at
a meeting on Feb. 6 in Chapel
Hill. - ; j
The Governor, who is chairman
of the Trustees, said Gray has
been contacted and. says it will
be all right to present his name
to the full board.
The . announcement, -released
through Scotfs office, came after
a meeting of the Trustees Ex
ecutive Committee there and a
later meeting at the executive
Gray( an alumnus of the. Uni
versity, is publisher of the Winston-Salem
Journal and Sentinel.
Contacted at Winston-Salem to
night, he said he had no comment
on the recommendation.
The announcement ended a 10-
month search, for a successor to
Dr. Frank P. Graham as presi
dent of the Greater University,
which embraces the unit at Chap
el Hill, North Carolina State Col
lege at Raleigh and Woman's Col
lege at Greensboro.
Dr. Graham resigned the presi
dency when , Gov. Scott named
him U.S. Senator last March in
succession to the late Senator J.
M. Broughton. The committee
considered more than 100 indi
viduals bef ore making its choice.
Senator Graham commented at
the time of Gray's appointment
to the top Army post that Gray
"was a student leader of distinc
tion, of unquestioned integrity,
quiet strength and modesty.
Graham noted that the University
had conferred the degree of Doc
tor of Laws on Gray the night be
fore President Truman nominated
(See GRAY, page 4)
the North Carolinian who gave !
his name to the "Father of the
American Navy", will be drama
tized today on the "University
Hour" weekly radio series. The
play, entitled "Genius Will Out,"
will be heard on a state-wide net
work at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Whether or .not the story about
his friendship with John Paul
Jones is true, Willie Jones him
self became one of the outstand
ing leaders in North Carolina
history. Because. ,'pjf his love, for
freedom and free education, he
earned the title of "North Caro
lina's Thomas Jefferson."
Willie (pronounced Wiley) has
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. GORDON GRAY. Secretary
of the Army, has been nominat
ed to succeed Senator Frank
P. Graham as president of the
A A i j
- Director - of Admissions Roy
Armstrong, a major in the Na
tional Guard, has left the cam
pus for Jacksonville and a Selec
tive Service conference at the
Naval Air Station there, accord
ing to his assistant, Charles Ber
nard. He is expected to return
A former navy lieutenant,
Armstrong is one of a group of
officers from various Selective
Service area headquarters to be
called to the conference.
It was not said what topics the
conference would consider, but
it is assumed that. the conferees
will discuss future policies and
plans of the Selective Service
Before the second World War,
Armstrong served as Director of
Mrs. F. D R.
Women students living in town
may obtain their ticikets to the
speech by Mrs. Eleanor Rose
velt from the coed senators at
large, Dean of Women Katherine
Carmichael said yesterday.
A table will be set up in the
Y from 9 to 10 o'clock, from 1
to 1 o'clock and from 4 to
oclock tomorrow, Tuesdays and
Senators in charge of the dis
tribution are Arden Boisseau.
Nancy Allison, Betty Ann Yowe
and Phyllis Costner. Janet Elling
ton, president of the Town Girls
Association, is in charge of the
Girls living in dormitories may
obtain their tickets from their
senate representatives. Sorority
presidents will distribute tickets
to girls living in sorority houses,
descended from the early Welsh
settlers of the state. He grew
up in the vicinity of Halifax on
the Carolina coast. Their father
sent both Willie and his brother
Allen to Eton College in England
to be educated, and later the
brothers became masters of two
of the most handsome estates in
eastern North Carolina.
In the winter of 1783, according
to family legend, a young British
sea captain arrived in Edenton,
penniless and friendless. Willie
Jones was attracted to him, how
ever, and the captain came to live
at "The Grove" in Halif ax,. Wil
lie's , plantation mansion, where
Friday, PE Dept.
, Round Up Suspects
- By Graham Jones
A Woollen gymnasium
crime wave that cost students
more than $200 brought dras
tic action from Dean of Stu
dents Bill Friday and the De
partment of Physical Educa
tion yesterday. ,
Friday said yesterday that his
office in-'cooperation with gym
nasium officials, will get to the
core of . the robberies and turn
in all suspects to the Men's Honor
Council for "complete investiga-
tion ana lmmeaiaie action.--
Dr. O. K. Cornwall, head of the
PE Department, asserted that all
gymnasium attendents have been
alerted to take extra precautions.
He also warned students to ' be
especially careful about securing
their gym lockers.
The new campus robbery out
break, second . in Ane P&st six
months, . started1 at the beginning
of the winter quarter, and Corn
wall expressed fear' that the $200
See WOOLLEN, page 4)
A photography exhibit for pic
tures by students, faculty mem
bers and members of the admin
istration will be held in the
Horace William lounge of Gra
ham Memorial in March, student
union authorities said yesterday.
The exhibit will have its offi
cial opening March '5 with a re
ception in the main lounge.
All entries must be no smaller
tHSaj 8 by 10 inches and no larger
than than 11 by 14 inches. All
entries must be mounted.
Prizes will be awarded to the
first three winners and honorable
mention will be given to others.
A person may enter as may pic
tures as he wishes.
The dark room in the basement
of Graham is available for devel
oping and printing pictures. Dick
Swartz is manager.
he was destined to meet many
influential men of the time. ,
There was a great deal of
mystery ; surrounding . the youth
ful seaman, but gradually he
unburdened his story to Willie
His name was John Paul, and,
despite his youthfulness, he had
been entrusted- with the com
mand of an English trading ship
A few months earlier, while the
vessel lay at anchor in a West
Indies port, a serious mutiny
broke out, and in a moment of
desperation the 23-year-old cap
tain accidently killed one mem
ber of his crew. He fled from the
(See LEGEND, page 4)
Hurt Irr Accident
Two small children and iheir mother were struck by a
car just after they attended the Carolina-State basketball
game last night, and police said they were holding four
Negroes pending preferring of charges.
Mrs. Myra Lauierer, about 32. of 54 Davie Circle, and
her two sons. Jack, 5, and Nick. 9. were taken to Watts
Hospital in Durham. Doctors said Mrs. Lauterer and Nick
suffered fractured legs. Jack was released after treatment
for minor injuries. They were hit while crossing the high
way after they left the game.
Police Captain William Blake said the driver of the
car was a 19-year-old Chapel Hill negro, Issiah Carver.
Three Negroes riding in the car were George Thompson,
24, Charlie Price, 30, and Kernie Atwater (age unavailable),
all of Chapel Hill. All were being held.
Blake said the men did not appear to have been drink
ing, and he would not estimate the speed they were travel
ing at the time of the accident. Bui witnesses said the car
was moving at a high rate of speed, coming up the incline
into Chapel Hill on U. S. 54.
Whelea Howell, student at N. C. State College in Ra
leigh, who was attending the basketball game, said one of .
the children was thrown more than 100 feet by the impact.
"I don't even think they tried to put on the brakes," he saidL
John P. Brady of Asheville, student here, said there were
no skid marks on the highway that he' could find.
D r i ve I s
A campaign to raise a $100,000 endowment to supplement
state" support of the School
launched yesterday under the sponsorship of the State press
Association when officers for the School of Journalism
Foundation, Inc. were elected.
Holt McPherson, Shelby press'
and radio executive, who served
as chairman of the organizing
committee, was elected president
with Leslie S. Thompson, pub
lisher of the1 Whiteville Report
er as vice-president; William C.
Lassiter, Raleigh, secretary and
general cousel, D. Hiden Ramsey,
general manager Asheville Citizen-Times,
treasurer; J. Roy Par
ker, Ahoskie, assistant secretary,
and Dr. Clarence Poe, editor of
the Progressive Farmer, assistant
The executive committee is
composed of McPherson, Ramsey,
Fifteen directors elected by
mail vote among the 120 charter
members were announced today.
They were Miss Beatrice Cobb,
Herald and secretary of the North
Carolina Press Association; Frank
A. Daniels, general manager.
News and Observer ; .J. E. Dowd,
general manager, Charlotte News;
John W. Harden, public rela
tions director, Burlington Mills
Corporation; J. L. Home, Jr.,
publisher Rocky Mount Tele
William E. Horner, publisher,
Sanford Herald; W. A. Hoyt,
general manager, Winston-Salem
Journal - Sentinel; Curtis B
Johnson, publisher, Charlotte
Observer; William C. Lassiter,
Raleigh, general counsel; Richard
H. Mason, general manager, Sta
tion WPTF; J. Roy Porker, Aho
skie publisher; Steed Rollins, ex
ecutive Editor Durham Herald
Sun; and McPherson, Ramsey,
and Thompson. .
The directors acknowledged
with a resolution of appreciation
a gift of $1,000 from the Hickory
Daily Record in memory of Miss
Sara Lee Gifford, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Gifford and
a former student in the Univer
sity Journalism department who
was fatally injured in an auto
mobile accident last November.
of Journalism was formally
SP To Vote
The Student Party will meet
in uranam Memorial Tomorrow
night toconsider a rewritten set
of party principles and to decide
on prerequisite qualifications for
candidates seeking SP endorse
ments, Chairman Bill Prince said
Prince appointed a special com
mittee, headed by John Harris, at
last week's meeting to draw up
a statement of SP principles.
Harris indicated yesterday that
his committee reached agreement
on all but one major point. He
said the SP members will have
to decide on the question of party
His committee offered two pos
sible alternatives to be voted on
by the party:
1. That all SP members be
completely free to campaign for
any candidate of any party.'
2. That SP members be free
to vote for the candidate of their
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21 (ff)
Treasury officials said today
the one-millionth check for GI
insurance refunds will be is
sued Monday, just one week
from the lime deliveries started.
They also expressed belief
that on Monday they will attain
the peak scheduled rate of 20&
000 checks a day. or 1.00&C09
for the five-day work wek.
With the average check fig.
ured officially at $175, thai will
mean a cash flow to veterans
averaging $35,000,000 a day ot
$175,000,000 a week.