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CHAPEL HILL. N. C. ' WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1950
WEATHER: Cloudy, cooler.
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RUFFIN VAN BUREN COLLIE. 106-year-old Confederate
veieran, celebrates birlhday anniversary at his home in Spring
Hope with a generous helping of barbecued pig. ''Uncle Ruff" still
has all of his teeth and a big appetite. Some 250 people joined
the Civil War veteran at the birthday party in the backyard of his
farm home. He has about 180 descendants.
Of Civil War
SPRING HOPE, Feb. 7 (P)
RuJIin Van Buren Collie, Con
federate Civil War veteran, had
no trouble with a big plate of
barbecued pig as the celebrated
his 106th birthday. - ,
"Uncle Ruff" still has all his
More than 100 of his estimated
180 descendants helped him ob
serve the big day at a barbecue
in the backyard of his farmhouse
in this small rural . community.
At least another 100 friends and
negihbors showed up for the
,The old-timer, who said it might
be his last party, was 106 today.
But it's traditional in Franklin
County now for folks to gather
at his big, white farmhouse on
the first Sunday in February. They
make a day of it. ,
"Uncle Ruff" still sees and hears
well. He walks without a cane
and often tramps through the
woods. He will go fishing at the
drop of a hat and digs his own
He served as an infantry buck
private with General Joe John
ston. He fought on with his unit
for almost, a month after General
Lee surrendered at Appommatox.
Collie married twice and had
He doesn't drink, although he
said lie will take "a. swallow in
the morning if I don't feel good
getting up. Don't think I've had
more'n a pint in four years,
though. Feel pretty good."
Collie stands out in a solidly
Democratic county and state. lie's
"Voted for Grant after I came
out of the Civil War," he said,
"and I voted for Dewey in the
last election." .
He thinks President Truman
is doing a 'tolable job, tolable.
He's doing the best he can."
He was asked how he felt about
Yankees. "They're nice folks," he
said. "I only fought 'em because
everybody else did."
Alexander dormitory residents
will hear a history of University
customs and traditions by Chan
cellor R. B. House tonight.
House's talk and an informal
discussion that goes with it are
part of a YMCA-sponsored pro
gram. House will review the
growth of the University and
lead a discussion on what is ex
pected of a college education.
The program starts at 9 o'clock
and will be held in the dorm
To Be Part
Going To Include
A square dance, complete with
a hilliblly band and caller, will
be one of the entertainment fea
tures of the Montreat winter con
ference, which will be held Fri
day through Sunday.
Square dancing was one of the
most popular entertainments at
the conference last year, and was
participated in by students, re
ligious leaders, and faculty mem
bers. Another feature of the YW-YMCA-sponsored
be a trip up to Mount Mitchell,
more than 6000 feet high. A bus
has been hired to take all in
terested students up the mountain
A banquet Saturday night and
a . game party Friday, following
the initial religious services, will
complete the entertainment sche
dule. Registration for the conference
will continue in the Y office
through Thursday and transpor
tation will be furnished for all
The conference attracts a large
number of students to the moun
tain retreat each year, and Mon
treat boosters expect this year's
group to be as large if not larger
than that making the trip last
S & F Tryouts Set
For 7:30 Tonight
Tryouts will be held. at 7:30 to
night in Memorial Hall for Sound
and Fury's new mid-winter mus
ical, President Mark Barker said
Present plans call for a large
cast with a wide variety of talent,
Barker said. The theme of the
show is- built around a series of
skits with a skit to represent life
at Carolina during each decade of
the first half of the 20th century.
Final Exam Schedule
Saturday, March 11, 8:30 Common Examinations (All
French, German, and Spanish courses numbered 1, 2, 3
Saturday, March 11, 2 o'clock All 10 o'clock classes
Monday, March 13, at 8:30 All 11 o'clock classes
Monday, March 13, at 2 o'clock All 1 o'clock classes and
Tuesday, March 14, at 8:30 All 12 o'clock classes (except
Tuesday, March 14, at 2 o'clock All 2 o'clock classes
Wednesday, March 15, at 8:30 All 8 o'clock classes
Wednesday, March 15, at 2 o'clock All 3 o'clock classes and
Thursday,' March 16, at 8:30 AH.9 o'clock classes
Thursday, March 16, at 2 o'clock Zoology 104, and all other
classes not otherwise provided for in tias schedule. .
By Campus Chest
Stars at 8:30
For the price of one blue and
white Campus Chest button, stu
dents and faculty will be admit
ted to a presentation of the larg
est aggregation of top-flight stu
dent and faculty ever to appear
before a campus audience tomor
row night at 8:30 in Memorial
Seven talented acts have been
secured, in addition to some of
the more versatile faculty mem-
burs, for the Campus Chest's
Student-Faculty Variety Night
Show, Ralph Herb, Chest board
member in charge of special
events, said yesterday.
Chancellor R. B. House and
"possibly" Acting President W.
D. Carmichael, Jr., will be on
hand to present a harmonica
piano duet, Hebb said.
Also, a star-studded program
of student talents will be pre
sented with WDUK'S and Sound
and Fury's Mark Barker as mas-ter-of
All that will be required for
entrance to the show will be
presentation of the small button
given each contributor to the
Campus Chest drive which cur
rently is in progress.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (A3)
After three hours wrangling over
the Administration's China Pol
icy, the House today put off un
til Thursday a final vote on a
compromise bill for limited eco
nomic aid to Formosa and Korea.
Democrats and Republicans
alike lit into the State Depart
ment's handling of Far Eastern
affairs, with Secretary of State
Acheson singled out for renewed
The aid' measure itself appear
ed certain of passage.
Too Much Money?
To Be Di Debate Topic
De-emphasis of football at versity has caused it to become
North Carolina will be discussed
by the Dielectic Senate tonight
along with. a proposal that $200,
000 of last year's football profits
be used to pay -bonuses to the
University teaching staff.
The de-emphasis resolution to
be considered at 9 o'clock in New
West building was drafted by the
Di Ways and Means Committee,
headed by Toby Sclby, Di presi
dent pro tempore. The Di dis
cussion will be the first formal
discussion of the football ques
tion by a student organization
in many years.
The resolution charges that the
emphasis of football at the Uni-
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TOR Carl R. Gray (left) and!
Postmaster General Jesse Don
aldson are shown in Washing
ton examining some of the $2,
300,000,000 in life insurance divi
dends that are being mailed to
veterans of World War II. Some ;
16,000,000 vets are eagerly
awaiting the "payoff" that is
expected to average $175.
Herbert Mitchell and Paul
Roth won fifth place among 20
debate teams at a tournament
held at Miami University over
Mitchell and Roth were the
negative team for the proposi
tion that there should be nation
alization of basic non-agricultural
industries. Bob Evans and Hur
shel Keener represented 'the af
The University of Texas af
firmative team won the tourna
ment. Mitchell (and Roth defeated
teams from the University of
South Carolina, Stetson, Florida,
Miami, Sewanee, Army, Texas,
and Georgetown Universities.
. On Feb. 10 Evans and Roth will
enter a tournament in Boston.
They will be required to debate
either side of the proposition. Dr.
Norman Mattis of the English
Department will accompany them
as faculty advisor.
known as "a great f ootball fac
tory." It alleges that the present
emphasis of football has not
helped the University's academ
ic standing and says, 'football
is to education what a bullfight
is to agriculture."
Selby indicated that the draf
ters of the resolution were not
opposed to college football but
were concerned over the rela
tionship between athletics and
The resolution charges that the
teaching staff of the University is
"grossly underpaid in compari
son to other staffs in institutions
of comparable standing and size."
It calls'" for the use of $200,000
of the "tremendous profit" made
by the football team last year to
pay bonuses to "our underpaid
The resolution will have no
legal effect but will serve as an
expression of the opinion of a
private student group:
Folk Dance Group
Will Meet Today
The University Folk dance
group will throw its usual week
ly fantastic-tripping this after
The group, which meets once
a week and is open to anyone
with a flair or yen to be a folk
dancer, will assemble at 5 o'clock
in the Woman's gym.
The group is free and there are
instructors available. .
By Kerr Scott
f; 'No More Commie
; Than I Am' Says
I C. Governor
C RALEIGH, Feb. 7 (Gover
nor Scott asserted today that the
man he placed in the U. S. Senate,
Dr. Frank P. Graham, "is no more
of a Communist than I am."
' "Dr. Graham is North Caro
lina's greatest humanitarian in
our lifetime," the Governor told
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (P)
Senators Graham (D N.C.)
and Ferguson (R Mich) intro
duced a resolution today calling
on the United States to join
with other nations in moves to
strengthen the United Nations.
The Ferguson-Graham plan
proposes removal of the Secur
ity Council veto power in set
tlement of disputes and admis
sion of new members.
a news conference. "That goes
for the United States as far as
the men I know."
Scott added: "A lot of people
are saying Dr. Graham is a Com
munist, a Humanitarian and a
Communist are as different a
they can be. Dr. Graham is no
more of a Communist than I am."
The Communist label, the
Governor declared, "is just a
sort , of cuss word."
If people don't agree with
somebody," he said, "they call
him a Communist."
- This support of Graham, whose
post is at stake in this year's
primary and election, was volun
teered by the Governor. Scott
named Graham to the Senate
last year and has said he will
support him for election in any
way he can.
"Of course, we've got a great
many people in our state who
don't want a humanitarian. But
I'll stand by a humanitarian any
time," the Governor commented.
Scott said he didn't think there
was a solidified group opposing
Graham, but "certainly you'll
find powerful individuals and
then some not so powerful."
"There are definitely groups
that "don't want things done for
the masses," he asserted, "be
cause it would cost money."
Senator Graham is as far ahead
in his thinking, the Governor
said, as William Jennings Bryan
was. . -.
YM Freshman Meet
To Discuss Race
The weekly YMCA freshmen
meeting will be held tonight in
the Y building at 7:30. The topic
for discussion will be race re
lations. Dr. Guy Johnson of the Univer
sity department of Sociology and
Anthropology will be the speaker.
Iva Kitchell Combines Many Talents
To Give Interesting Dance Program
Burl Ives' personality, Polgar's
ability to provoke laughter, and
the Don Coassacks' talent will all
be combined to some degree in
Memorial Hall next Tuesday ev
ening at 8 o'clock when the Stu
dent Entertainment Committee
present the fourth artist in its
current series Iva Kitchell,- the
celebrated dancing comedienne.
This will be the first University
appearance for Miss Kitchell.
Although she was scheduled to
perform here in 1947, the SEC
had to cancel her contract when
earlier attractions failed to sell
enough tickets on the voluntary
The SEC is now a part of stu
dent government that operates
with an annual appropriation
made by the Student Legislature
from block fees. University stu-
Cover Girl Contest
Gets Started Today
Alpha Phi Omega Is Sponsor Of Event;
Applications Are Asked For By Group
Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, will sponsor
the Collier's Cover Girl contest here and yesterday called
for applications. ,
"It can not be stressed too much
that all coeds entered in the con
test should be above average in
beauty, personality, and be a
true representation of the Caro
lina Coed in spirit and activi
tes," Clyde S. Smithson, chair
Smithson listed requirements
1. The coed must be a member
of the junior class and returning
to the University next year.
2. An application must be sub
mitted to the Contest Committee,
Room 202, YMCA building, by 5
o'clock Monday afternoon.
3. Each contestant must pay an
entrance fee of five dollars to
cover expenses including a photo
graph to be run in the Daily Tar
4. Each contestant must submit
an 8 x 10 picture for the use of
the Contest Committee. (Photo
graphs should preferably be full
Voting for " the? cover "girl will
begin next Wednesday. Pictures
and voting boxes will be placed
in the Y. A run-off contest of
the top three contestants will
close March 3.
The contest is being " held
through the cooperation of Col
lier's Magazine at five other lead
ing universities over the country.
Collier's said the winner "stands
an excellent chance of getting
some good publicity."
PTA Varieties Slated
For Woollen Tonight
The Chapel Hill Parent-Teachers
Association tonight will pre
sent its big 10-act variety show
in Woollen Gymnasium. The time
is 7:30. -
There are still plenty of seats
available for the star-studded
show and tickets will be on sale
right up to starting time. The
PTA steering committee, which
has been handling all the ar
rangements, reported a brisk sale
of tickets yesterday and Monday.
Admission to the show will be
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DURHAM, Feb 7 (P) Judge
Johnson J. Hayes of the Middle
District Federal Court here is
expected to rule tomorrow wheth
er two civil rights cases are to
be tried by jury.
The two cases will be tried in
The two cases involved are
Harold Epps and Robert Davis
Glass vs. the University of North
Carolina, and Carolyn J. Blue and
others vs. the Durham Public
School District and others.
Epps and Glass, Negro students
at North Carolina College, are
seeking an injunction to prevent
the Universiyt of North Carolina
from refusing them admission to
the University of North Carolina
cause of their race.
In the case of Carolyn J. Blue
and others vs. the Durham Pub
lic School District, a group of
local Negroes are charging that
white children are furnished with
better school facilities than Ne
50 cents for adults and 25 cents
for children. Tickets will be on
sale today at Jeff's, Bob Smith's,
the local high school and by any
member of the PTA.
Norman Cordon, former Metro
politan Opera singer and current
head of the North Carolina Music
Foundation, will act as master of
ceremonies. Cordon, in addition
to his opera experience, sang at
one time with Paul Whiteman's
band and once played with Hal
dents this year will get an oppor
tunity to see Miss Kitchell again
with admission free upon pre
sentation of I.D. cards. The audi
torium doors open at 7 o'clock.
Now on a cross-country tour
which started with a successful
Carnegie Hall concert last Dec. 4
with tickets selling up to three
dollars. Miss Kitchell has been
hailed by the New York Tribune
as "the most irresistable artist
of the dance."
The New Yorker magazine was
complimentary enough to term
her "brilliant!" The New York
Times deemed her "very funny
Miss Kitchell's impish buries
quing, "her satires on the ballet
and the modern dance, have es
tablished her as a leading jester
of the entertainment world today.
In Pre-Dawn Rite
Three University students
were tapped as members of
the Order of the Golden
Fleece in pre-dawn ceremon
ies yesterday morning.
The three honored by the Uni
versity's highest honorary society
were O. Max Gardner, Jr., of
Shelby, Roy Holsten of Ridge
wood, N. J., and Charles Gibson
Gardner, who graduated from
University Law School this week,
was elected Monday to the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Board
of Trustees, and served on the
Trustee committee that chose
Gordon Gray as new president
of the Greater University.
He graduated from N. C. State
College before getting his law
degree here. He is the son of
former Governor O. Max Gard
ner and is seeking a state sena
torial seat from the 27th district.
At the University he served as
president of the . Young Demo
Holsten, who graduates at the
end of the winter quarter, is a
veteran member of the student
government judiciary and for
mer president of the German
He is -present .chairman of the
Men's Honor Council and has
served on the Student Council.
He is president of Delta Kappa
Gibson, who alsvo graduates at
the end of the present quarter,
is head of the Student Entertain
ment. Committee and has been
instrumental in bringing out
standing entertainers to the cam
pus under the committee's pro
gram. He has also served on the staff
of The Daily Tar Heel, as man
aging editor of the Carolina
Quarterly and is a senior member
of the Publications Board. Gib
son is a member of Kappa Alpha
Phi Sets Up
The Phi Assembly's first Insti
tution of Parliamentary Proce
dure will get underway at 7:30
tonight in Phi Hall with a talk
by Dr. David G. Monroe of the
Political Science Department.
Parliamentary procedure work
shops to be conducted by Peter
Gerns, Dave Sharpe, parliamen
tarian of the Student Legislature,
Jim Southerland, and Banks Tal
ley will be held at 3:30 tomor
row afternoon, 9 o'clock tomor
row night and at 3:30 on Friday
AUSTIN, Tex.. Feb. 7 !)
W. Aslor Kirk, Negro ieacher,
attended his first class yesterday
at ihe University of Texas and
ihen promptly quit. The class
was segregated, across ihe street
from the main campus and con
sisted of one student and one
professor. Dr. Charles Timm.
Kirk spent 50 minutes with
the white professor. Then he is
sued a statement saying he could
not accept the arrangements of
fered. Kirk teaches political science
at Tillotson College for Negroes.
He is seeking ihe degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in government.