Cfcapal Bill C.
Main Lounge Being Abused
fix Those Leaky Showers
Rendezvous Bales Decreased
Cloudy and rather cold.
CHAl'EL HILL, N. a SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1950
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VA Tells Congress Revision
Of Gl Bill Has Obscured Aims
It Not Intended
As 'Relief Act'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (I)
The Veterans Administration told
Congress today that revision of
the G.I. Bill of Rrights has ob
scured its original aims and has
tremendously increased the cost
of the training program.
Eventually the cost may be
more than $25 billion,. the agency
"The act was not intended to
be a relief act," the VA said. "It
was not intended to be a bonus
act. It was not intended to be
a subsidy to education or train
The agency said the basic pur
pose of the law as enacted in
1944 was to proyidc education
and training for more than one
year only in the case of those
veterans whose education had
been interrupted by the war.
But due to changes since then
it said the original "readjustment
principle" has been altered with
the resulth that "practically every
person who served in World War
II is eligible for education and
The VA said that so far more
than 6,550,000 of the - 15,283,000
civilian veterans of World War II
have entered training. '
The cost to the government
for living allowances, tuition,
equipment, books and supplies
already has exceeded $8,715,000,
000 the report said. It added that
in the long run the figure prob
ably will climb to between $25,
000,000,000 and $30,000,000,000.
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U. S. MINISTER TO FINLAND Avra M. Warren Iries out
Ihe Finnish pastime of snow and ice bathing. Used as Life Maga
zine's Picture Of The Week, this shot was made as the ambassa
dor soaked in an ice hole, and rubbed his chest with snow. Warren
will soon be re-assigned lo super-hot Pakistan.
Aside Civil Ri
Dies; Was 63
Is One of Works
Carl Boettcher, 63, artist and
master woodcarver for. the Uni
versity, died at his home in Carr
boro at noon yesterday following
an illness of a year.
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at Walker's
Funerar Home at 3 o'clock with
Rev. E. C. Cooper of the Lutheran
Church officiating. Burial will
be in the Chapel Hill Cemetefy.
Mr. Boettcher is survived , by
his wife, the former Miss Eniilie
Kipper of Germany. .
Mr. Boettcher's carving of the
famous "Circus Parade," the un
usual woodcarving on the walls
of the soda fountain room of the
Monogram Club, . has received
high praise from the thousands
of visitors to the club.
Other work he has done for the
University includes the excellent
woodcarving of the University
seals now hanging in South Build
ing, tne cowman uray swim
ming pool plaque in Woollen
Gymnasium, the Monogram Club
seals, special work in the More-
head Planetarium building and
the gate to the Forest Theatre.
A native of Wolgast, Germanyt
Mr. Boettcher came to ChaDel
Hill in 1942 after having been en
gaged in furniture, particularly
church furniture, carving in New
ton, N. C, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Manitowac, Wise, since 1923
when he came to this country.
Rufus Mosely, author of "Man
ifest Victory" and "Perfect Ev
erything," will speak in Gerrard
Hall tomorrow night at 6:30 un
der the auspices of the united
student church groups of Chapel
Hill. His topic is unannaunced.
At present he is on a lecture
tour of North Carolina and has
been speaking in Durham church
es this week.
Born in Western North Caro
lina, Mosely completed graduate
work at the University of Chi
cago in political science. He
taught at Mercer University in
Macon, Ga., later going to Ger
many and England for study.
' H-Bomb Question
, Up to President
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (A1)
President Truman said today
' that he alone will decide whether
this country will try to produce a
hydrogen bomb, and that he has
no idea when the decision will
, Meanwhile, he said, he is striv
ing constantly to bring about in-
' tcrnational control of atomic en
ergy. The President was asked at his
news conference whether there
is anything authoritative he could
toll the people -on the much dis
cussed super-destructive weapon.
. RALEIGH, Jan. 27 (P) Na-j
tional issues rather than regional
problems such as the Civil
Rights issue will form the agen
da of the Democratic Southern
Conference to be held here to
morrow. This was announced today by
Jonathan Daniels, Democratic
National Committeeman for
RALEIGH, Jan. 27 (P)
Governor Scott asserted today
that President Truman's Civil
Rights Program is "not neces
sary as far as North Carolina is
The Governor made-the com
ment at his news conference
when asked if he thought the
Civil Rights issue will be dis
cussed during tomorrow' s
Southern Regional Democratic
North Carolina and conference
eeneral chairman as he made
public final plans for the confer'
The sessions will see two cabi
net members and other high gov
ernment and party officials ad
dress Democratic Party repre
sentatives from Southern states
Daniels said that national is
sues rather than regional prob
lems were suggested as discus
sion topics by members of the
Democratic Southern Conference.
"The fact that these subjects
chosen by Southerners are ones
which are as vital in Maine as
they arc in Florida demonstrates
again the fact that the Democratic
Party is a national party, united
on national issues," he said.
The announcement revealed for
the first time that the confer
ence will hear addresss by three
labor spokesmen, Jack Kroll, di
rector of the CIO Political Ac
tion Committee; Joseph D. -Dee
nan, director of the AFL-Labor's
League for. Political Education
and C. T. Anderson, secretary of
the Railway Labor Politica
Move of WF Site
RALEIGH. Jan. 27 VP) North
Carolina Baptists should "recon
sider the whole issue" on Wake
Forest College's proposed move
to Winston-Salem, President F,
Orion Mixon of the State Baptist
Convention said today.
Dr. Mixon said one of the re
suits of the current Baptist con
troversy over church and state
separation could be the "complete
jeopardizing of the removal of
Wake Forest College to Winston-
No Thank You
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 27 (JP)
Four-year-old Bobby Emert
wanted to see a policeman while
he was in Kansas City.
Louis Emert of Hickman
Mills, Mo heard a siren and
told his son to look out the car
window an he'd see a police
man. Bobby saw a policeman
who gave Emert. Senior, a tic
ket for speeding.
Dimes Dance Set
Townspeople and students
dance tonight at the Naval ROTC
Armory "so others can walk.
The Chapel Hill Post No. 6 of
the American Legion will spon
sor the dance for the benefit of
Dolio victims in North Carolina
and the nation. Art Weiner and
Johnny Clements will be masters
of ceremonies at intermission.
Door prizes and special enter
tainment will be served up at
tonight's event that will last from
8 until 12 o'clock.
Carolina Coed Kathleen
Margaret Lindsey of 1021 West
Markham Ave., Durham, was
treated and dismissed from
Watts Hospital yesterday after
being involved in a two-car
wreck on Highway 15 one mile
out from Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Ola Dyer and her hus
band of Scarsdale, N. Y., occu
pants of the other car, were
being examined at the Durham
hospital yesterday afternoon.
Investigating Patrolman E.
C. Parnell of the local police
department said the accident
occurred when the automobile
driven by Mrs. Dyer ran off
the highway near Nathan's
Veterinary Hospital and was
pulled back on the hard sur
face sharply by its driver.
' According to Parnell, Mrs.
Dyer apparently pulled her
vehicle directly into the path
of the car driven by Miss Lind
sey, a junior.
Both cars are a total loss,
the patrolman said.
Parnell said Mrs. Dyer
would be charged with reck
In A Hurry
By The Associated Press
Temperature drops of around
30 degrees brought the eastern
half of the country back to
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and Louisiana by afternoon,
Flensburg, Germany, for three
years. Before coming . to the
United States he specialized in
carving church furniture in the
Westphalia section of Germany..!
NEW YORK, Jan. 27 P)
Billy Rose offered a $5,000 re
ward today for the capture of
three gun-toting bandits who
robbed his home of $100,000
worth of valuables.
The loot included a $3 wedding
ring that belonged to the mother
of the showman - columnist's
wife, former swimming cham
pion Eleanor Holm.
"If I only get that ring back
I'll be satisfied," she said.
Kose said t Hi. agents are in
vestigating the case.
The robbery occurred last
night while Rose and his wife
were at a theater.
Sample temperature drops in
eluded a fall from 72 to 47 at
Birmingham, Ala., in a 24-hour
period, and from 72 to 46 at
Washington, D. C, reported
highs of 76 and 43 on Thursday
and inday. respectively, and
New York City's temperature
dropped from 70 Thursday to 38
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ANNE MARTIN AS TINA and Tommy Rezzuto as Young
Davie have the leading roles in the Playmakers' production of
Paul Green's "Tread the Green Grass." The play will be pre
sented in Memorial Hall tonight and tomorrow beginning at
8:30, . , ' ;A ' .: - V,.,.. .!-.;.; . -
Paul Green's Play
Will Open Tonight
At Vet's Club
Johnny Miles, campus magi
cian, win appear on tne vexs
Club entertainment bill tonight
beginning at 9:30, UVA Presi
dent Charlie Foley said yester
day. Miles, a University student, has
made numerous appearances in
the state, and has been seen in
Graham Memorial. This will be
his second visit to the Vets' Club.
Following the basketball game,
Miles will give a short demon
stration at 9:30, then remain the
rest of the evening, visiting each
table with his sleight-of-hand.
Paul Green's "Tread the Green!
Grass," the mid-winter feature of
the Carolina Playmakers' season,
will open tonight at 8:30 in Me
morial Hall. A second perform
ance is scheduled for tomorrow
This play, with a cast of 50 stu
dents and townspeople, will be
one of the most elaborate ever
staged by the drama group.
"Tread the Green Grass" has on
ly been produced once before, and
this will be its first presentation
in the South. Foster Fitz-Simons
is directing the play.
Anne Martin, who played Por
tia in the Playmakers' Forest
Theatre production of "The Mer
chant of Venice" last spring and
more recently appeared here in
"Rain," will head the cast, ap
pearing as Tina, the 17-year-old
Tommy Rezzuto, who worked
with the famed Parkway Play
house in Burnsville last summer-,
will appear opposite her as Young
Davie, and Danny Hughes will
Bodies In Irrigation Ditches
Filipinos Kill Two Professors In Weird Ritual;
Sacrificed To Regenerate IfugaoTribe's Farm Soil
MANILA, Jan. 27 - (IP) A
weird story that two American
professors were slain in a primi
tive Filipino tribal rite on Christ
mas Day was told to the U. S.
The two, Robert F. Conklin and
Marvin Pittman, disappeared on a
hiking tour in wild country 150
miles northeast of Manila. Their
bodies later were recovered and
were cremated here.
Robbery previously had been
ascribed as a motive. Six Ifugao
tribesmen, who once were head
hunters, are held for the slayings
The new version of the slay
ing was told to Jams L. Meader,
Public Affairs Officer of the em
bassy, by investigators who have.
been questioning the six.
This is the story: .
The two professors, members
of the Philippines University
staff, just happened to come
along at a time when crops were
poor. Tribal witch doctors were
looking for a sacrifice to regen
erate the soil.
The tribe at a meeting decided
to sacrifice the professors, who
had come to its village looking
Tribesmen agreed to accom
pany Pittman and Conklin. They
stopped at a spot selected, for the
sacrifice. The headman came up
and plunged his spear, into the
back of each professor, in ac
cordance with custom. The others :
then completed the killing and
placed the bodies in a primitive
"The theory was that the water
flowing over their bodies would
spread their spirit over the rice
and garden plots of the tribe
far down the valley, giving new
fertility to the soil," Meader said
he was told.
The bodies were left in the ir
rigation ditch until patrols came
looking for the white men. The
bodi .s then were taken , to an
other spot in a canyon and bur
ied in a shallow grave.
Meader was told the tribesmen
even diverted a small stream to
flow over the grave so that the
supposed beneficial effects of the
contact with the spirits would
The bodies of the Americans
were round Jan. i alter tne
headman of a village which had
given up such primitive prac
tices saw three Ifugao tribesmen
wearing American clothing.
Reports came from the region
that natives were nearing a state
of revolt because of the arrest of
the six. Foreigners and Filipinos
who ordinarily enter the Ifugao
country on educational or relig
ious missions were warned by lo
cal authorities to stay away.
Conklin was from Springfield
Mass. Pittman was from Chicago
play the part of the Young Rev
Tina's father will be acted by
W. P. Covington, III. Mother Bas
sel will be played by Elizabeth
Savaga, and Gerald Honaker will
appear as Harvey. The colorfu
preacher,- Brother Gaders, is be
ing handled by John Shearin, and
his three preachers will be play
ed by Edward Grady, Dan Mac
Intyre, and Clyde Gore.
Mel Hosansky is portraying the
Old Man, and Anna Graham, "shop
foreman of the Parkway Play
house., will appear as the Old
Woman. Gray McAllister, III,
will play little Joey.
Green's play, written as a fan
tasy in folk language, is a mod
ern morality play telling of the
effect of the forces of eviL of
good, and of practicality upon in
nocence, as represented by ,the
young and impressionable Tina.
The script calls for a blend of
drama, dance, music, and light
ing, as well as a cast of 50.
The setting for "Tread the
Green Grass" was designed by
Lynn Gault of the Playmaker
staff. Costumes are by Irene
Smart, and the lighting is by Wes
ley Egan, graduate student in the
Department of Dramatic Art
Eugene Jousse is Stage Manager
for the production.
Others who will appear in the
cast include: Florabel. Wolff, Sar
ah Gatlin, Mary Niles, Francine
Mellon, Pat Jewel, John Kirk-1
man, Larry Peerce, Robert Thom
as, and Blanton Miller as The
Ancients. ' . - :
Ethelyn Reaben, Mary Jo Mc
Lean, Ethel Perry, Frances
Thompson, Lee Noll, Mary Jo
Milburn, Elizabeth Kearney, Vir
ginia Jones, Jerry Clark, Frank
Echols, Carlyle Posey, Walt
Ernst, Glenn Martin, and Wray
Thompson portray The Parents.
The Youths wil be played by
Marge Holland, Sue Medelson,
Carol Mendenhal, Charlotte Dav
is, Susan Fink, Diana Whitting
hil, Mary Barker, Conrad Brom
berg, Bobby Simmons, Fred
Young, Ed Loessin, and Gus "Wiley-
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Dean of Womon
Back to Coeds
By Don Maynard
Miss Campus Chest" seem
ed to be a complete bust yes
terday as representatives of
the live campus ' sororities
gracefully bowed their organ
izations out of the beauty con
test scheduled to be held in
connection with the first an
nual Campus Chest fund drive
Opposition arose, sorority
spokesmen said,' because of the
implications of the name of the
' 'Miss Campus Chest' was de
signed as a beauty contest,"
Chest Publicity Chairman Mike
McDaniel said in answer, "and
nothing suggestive was intended."
McDaniel said funds collected
from the drive and the contest
would go for the relief of needy
American and foreign students.
A member of Delta Delta Delta
sorority said yesterday tkat sev
eral Tri-Deltas had been ap
proached by fraternities to enter
under fraternity sponsorship, but
that the coeds refused to "make
spectacles of themselves."
Pi Beta Phi Marie Nussbaum
said "if the idea had been put
up as a beauty contest, that would
have been different." In answer
to the question; "But don't the
girls want to put their all into
this relief drive?" Marie an
swered, "It depends on how much
you want. What girls wants to
be known as 'Miss Campus
Chest'?" she protested.
Publicity, early this week
brought the storm from the coeds
when McDaniel said in his an
nouncement of the drive that
nominations for the contest "must
include a picture of each candi
date, not less than 8 by 10 in-'
ches in size, and showing a little
more than the face."
"These things are for the girls
themselves to decide," Katheiine
Carmichael, Dean of Women, said
late yesterday. "We should pre
fer to give to charity from a feel
ing of altruism. I don't see the
necessity of beauty contests and
other such methods ior getting
Alpha Delta Pi President Pg
gy Martin spoke for her sorority:
"I don't think anyone would en
ter the contest." 6hi Omega fol
(See CHEST, page 4)
Graham Speaks ,
NEW YORK. Jan. 27 (T
Senator Frank P. Graham (D
N.C.) tonight asked for the
United States lo lake the lead
in calling an international con
ference "lo work out an agree
ment for the control of atomic
Graham, who was principal
speaker at the Roosevelt Day
Dinner here sponsored by the
Americans for Democratic Ac
tion, also made several refer
ences lo the much-discussed H
bomb. Human society today, he
said, has a "uranium bomb in'
its bosom and a hydrogen bomb
in Us womb."
Alluding lo the East-West cold
war, the former president of the
University of North Carolina
"If making of the hydrogen
bomb should become the issue
of the struggle without inter
national agreement as to its
control, then the society of free
men might become part of the
ruins of a civilization which
wrought its own self destruction."