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Merry Go Round
Fair and rather cool.
Due To Weather,
Starts Hour Late
When Hazel Scott sang
"Stormy Weather" in her Me
morial Hall concert last night
she could really sing with feel
ing, for it was Old Man Weather
who made her one hour late be
ginning. Reserved seat tickets arc still
available for townspeople, stu
dents and student wives, Dick
Allsbrook of the Student Enter
tainment Committee said yestcr
day. The passes may be secured
for $1 at Lcdbctter-Pickard Sta
tionery Store and Graham Me
Students must bring their ID
cards and spring quarter athletic
passbooks for free admission to
the concert. Doors will be opened
at 7 o'clock.
Miss Scott's plane was "sched
uled to land at the Raleigh
Durham Airport at 3:30 yester
day afternoon. Low ceiling con
ditions forced the plane to turn
back to Richmond from where
she caught a train. She arrived
in Raleigh at 7:50 last night ten
minutes before her concert was
scheduled to begin. She was in
Chapel Hill at 8:50 and on the
stace at 9 o'clock.
The Harmoneers, composed of
Lanier Davis, Milton Eliss, Jack
Clinard, and Dick Smith, kept the
packed house well - contented
with an unscheduled 45 minute
prelude to Miss Scott's appear
ance. The nationally-known Negro
pianist and singer told her audi
ence she would not give her pre
viously planned program, giving
an impromptu concert instead.
Miss Scott started her piano
career with her mother's all-girl
orchestra at the age of 12. She
rapidly ro.se to fame
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Party Nominations In; Board
To Consider Cheerers Today
By Roy Parker, Jr.
With the deadline for filing of
nominations tonight at 6 o'clock,
both campus parties have wound
up candidate-naming while the
Cheering Board starts its consid-
The Bipartisan Selection
Board to choose Men's Honor
Council nominees will hold a
special meeting this afternoon
at 2:30 in the Grail Room of
Graham Memorial, Council
Chairman Bob Payne said last
The Board especially wants
to interview interested seniors
and graduate students.
eration of Head Cheerleader ma
terial this afternoon. .
The Student Party filled the
last spots on its slate yesterday,
naming two Student Council
candidates, senior and sophomore
Is Today At 6
class officer candidates, and five
Student Legislature candidates.
The Cheering Board, which
will endorse as many as three
candidates for Head Cheerleader,
meets in the Grail Room of Gra
ham Memorial at 3 o'clock to
start consideration of applicants.
Elections Board Chairman Jim
Gwynn said that all party and
independent nominations must
be in to him at the Sigma- Nu
house by 6 o'clock tonight.
All independent candidates
must have their scholastic re
quirements available when their
25-name petitions are handed in.
Party chairman are responsible
for the scholastic requirements of
In yesterday's meeting the SP
named Ed McLeod to run for an
at-large Student Council seat,
and Henry Bowers for a men's
Senior class slate, other than
presidential candidate, Charlies
who was named Tuesday, are
Jim Gwynn for vice president,
Ann Townsend for secretary,
Mike McDaniel for treasurer, and
Margo Kuhn for social chairman.
Sophomore slate is John Hazel
hurst for president, Tex Watkins
for vice president, Barbara Dil
lard for secretary, Julian Mason
for treasurer, and Tom Sully for
Legislature candidates were
Kirk Rutledge - in Dormitory
Men's 1, Bob ' Hutchinson in of its excellent record this year,'
In Big Tourney
. Evans To Speak
Herb Mitchell, Paul Roth, Bob
Evans and Charles McBride will
represent the University at the
Georgetown Invitational Debate
iTournament which opens today
in Washington, D. C.
The tournament, whose final
round will be broadcast Satur
day night, is strictly invitational.
The University is one of the few
Southern universities invited.
The team was invited because
Dorm Men's 2, Lee Edwards in
Dorm Men's . 3, and John Pat-
sivoris in Dorm Men's 5-
Porthole Parking Area
Put Under Restriction
The University Traffic Control Committee yesterday add
ed another area to its list of restricted parking fields when
it ruled that the area behind the Public Health building,
adjacent to the Porthole Restaurant, is now closed to all
"Students, faculty and em-
ployecs of the University should
take notice that no form of stick
er is good at any time in this
area," the committee report
The committee explained its
move was made necessary be
cause the University Utility Divi
sion has moved back to its offices
and shops on Franklin Street,
and that parking area is needed
for the Division's trucks and oth
er motor equipment.
"The area will be reserved for
the Utility's trucks and official
automobiles belonging to the Un
iversity, the Public Health de
New iork night club society, and Partmcnt' tn town f Chapel
has now become a recording fav
orite and star of several Holly,
To Give Show
Members of the Cosmopolitan
Club who gave a program in the
Playinakers Theater in February
h;ive been invitrd by the junior
class of Women's College to pre
sent their show in Greensboro
The show, which will be the
same one given here, will consist
"f music and dances from fumirm
countries presented by natives of
Jim Wilson. Cosmopolitan Club
president, is in charge of the
"I want everyone who took
part in the other show to let mc
know i-iht away if they can be
in tl io one at Greensboro," he
Proceeds from the show, which
will be Riven in the main audi
torium of Women's College, will
e used for the College Fund
This fund provides Scholarships
which enable foreign students to
come to the United States and to
study at Women's College.
Hill, other governmental agencie
and tenants of University prop
erties located on Franklin
Street," the committee stated.
"It is important that this area
be kept open and that Utility cars
and trucks be permitted to move
in and out without difficulty at
all hours of day and night.
"Often, in case of accidents,
fires, or other disasters, the utili
ty men arc called on to assist in
meeting these emergencies by
taking care of the high tension
wires, telephone wires and water
mains," the Student - Faculty
Traffic Committee report said.
On the recommendation re
cently of the committee, plans
were made to close almost all
campus parking areas to red
sticker holders when construction
begins on the new commerce
buildings this spring.
To Two Here
Midshipmen T. S. Bryan and J.
M. Pulliam of the Naval ROTC
have been commissioned as En
signs, U. S. Navy, according to an
announcement yesterday by Cap
tain J. Elliott Cooper, U. S. Navy,
professor of naval science and
Commander of the NROTC unit
In addition to the two midship
men commissioned in the regu
lar service, Midshipman R. E.
Gordon was appointed as an En
sign, U. S. Naval Reserve for line
duty, and Midshipman J. T. Pitt-
man received a commission as
Ensign, Supply Corps, U. S. Nav
These newly-commissioned of
ficers entered the NROTC pro
gram at the University in 1946.
The Navy's ROTC program is
for the training of midshipmen in
some 52 colleges and universities
and is Resigned to provide for a
continuous input of young college
graduates into the ranks of the
regular Navy and the Marine
Corps and the various units of
the U. S. Naval and Marine
- BILL KELLAM,
Director of Admissions Roy
Armstrong yesieday received a
request for registration from the
father of perhaps the youngest
applicant the University has ev
The letter read:
"If possible, it is requested
that my son. George C. Crane,
age four months, be registered
at the University of North Caro
lina for enrollment in Septem
"Hoping lo hear from you
concerning this matter, I am,
"Sincerely. Hal P. Crane. Class
1344. Captain. USA. Hicks
ille. N. Y."
WC Sociologist Says
New Tunes Hint Of Life
GREENSBORO, March 22 )
The nickel you drop in the
juke box docs more than just
give you three minutes worth of
"Music, Music, Music" or "Rag
Mop," according to a Woman's
Glenn R. Johnson, head of the
Sociology Department at W. C,
says that current tastes in popu
lar music, now running to nur
sery school simplicity, give a hint
of what people are thinking
about and what they want out of
Fads in daffy ditties, among
other things, reflect the need for
recognition or prestige and es
cape from an unhappy insecure
world, Johnson says.
At the moment, Greensboro is
going right along with the na
tional craze for tunes that are
gay and a little goofy.
Dick Swanson, radio announcer
who runs a local version of the
"Hit Parade," reports that top
tunes here in recent weeks have
included "If I Knew You Were
Comin I'd've Baked a Cake," "I
Said My Pajamas," "Music, Mu
sic, Music," and "Rag Mop."
Sociologist Johnson points out
that the current song crop has a
long line of ancestors dating back
through the "A Tisket, A Tasket"
and "Music Goes 'Round" and
In Johnson's opinion, the erase
for such novelty tunes has been
increasing in recent years.
"It may be," he says, "that fads
and fashions, including those in
songs, are increasing because of
the greater feeling of insecurity
and increased competition in the
Songs, Johnson says, offer "es
cape, a way to get away from the
(See HIT SONGS, page 4)
With a 19-point statement of
policy intentions and a promise
to "make the Daily Tar Heel a
newspaper," Student Party DTH
editor candidate Bill Keilam yes
terday released his platform.
Charging that the student
newspaper "had become the big
gest joke on campus," the candi
date, present editorial writer on
the publication, promised a paper
"of which all students could be
proud; and look to for open
Kcllam, who has been a DTH
staff member since 1947, faces
University Party candidate
Chuck Hauscr, present Managing
Editor, in the ballot battle for
the editorship in the April 4
In his l'J-point program Kcl
lam promised1 a "strong, open
minded editorial policy which
will speak up for the students,"
and outlined plans for editorial
campaigns aimed at reduction of
tuition rates, modification of the
block fee raise, solution of the
campus parking problem, and
aiding efforts by campus grouos
to reduce high prices of local
Keilam also promised "greater
cooperation with student gov
ernment," and complete support
for academic freedom.
On editorial content of the
publication, Keilam promised a
weekly report of Legislature ac
tivities, fewer errors, "regular
crossword puzzles and comic
strips, weekly reports on Publi
cations Board activities, "more
publicity" for campus organiza
tions, general economization of
DTH operations, a news briefs
column for news other than cam
pus, and an exchange column.
Replacement of syndicated col
umnists with student - written
articles, space for all on the edi
torial page, and "no persecution
of minor campus officials, but an
editorial policy concerned with
pertinent major issues," were
Kellam's promise for the editor
ial page content.
Keilam also promised "consid
eration of any ideas for im
provements contributed by stu
dents," and "a place on the DTH
for every student who wishes to
a spokesman for 'the Debate
The team won six out of six de
bates in its northern tour this
fall, placed second in the South
em Invitational Tournament,
placed fourth in the Miami Invi
tational Tournament and reached
the semi-finals in the University
oi .Boston Tournament
The question to be debated in
the Georgetown Tournament is
"Resolved: That the United
States should nationalize the
basic non-agricultural indus
tries." This is the national inter
collegiate debate topic for this
Mitchell and Roth will uphold
the negative side of the question,
and Evans and McBride will be
the affirmative team.
This tournament, is rated as one
of the best in the United States,
according to thej Debate Council,
and only the best teams in . the
nation are invited to participate.
Other schools with teams in the
tournament are University of
California, College of the Pacific,
West Point, , Annapolis, Univer
sity of , Pennsylvania, Notre
Dame, Harvard and several oth
ers"! George Rodman will accom-l
pany the team as representative
of the Debate Council.
In New Work
New GU President
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
GREENSBORO, March 22
1 pledge my best efforts to
make the three institutions of
the consolidated University of
North Carolina pre-eminent
in their respective fields and
collectively one of the great
universities of the world,"
Gordon Gray said here to
night. In his first public appearance
since he was elected president,
the Secretary of the Army spoke
at a banquet honoring Dr. Robert
Ervin Coker of Chapel Hill. Dr.
Coker received the second an
nual O. Max Gardner award.
"I am convinced that the fu
ture of North Carolina can be no
better than the quality of educa
tion we provide for its citizens.
On the other hand I am equally
convinced that the future of
North Carolina is virtually un
DR. ROBERT E. COKER.
Kenan professor emeritus of
zoology, was presented the O.
Max Gardner award in Greens
boro last night.
Of the 21,797 grades recorded
in Central Records Office for fall
quarter, 9.46 per cent were A's,
according to a report released
yesterday by Chancellor Robert
This is an increase of .11 per
cent over the number of A's re
ceived by undergraduate students
in fall quarter, 1948.
A breakdown . of the ' grades
made by the 7,419 students who
were registered here last quar-
icr snows Mat 21.42 per cent
were B's, 31.95 per cent were C's,
13.68 per cent were D's, 4.78 per
cent were E's and 5.93 per cent
A grade of P, which is given to
graduate students in all the
courses that they pass and to
Naval ROTC students in naval
science classes was made in 12.37
per cent of the courses.
Courses which were dropped
"That leads mc to say, of
course, -that I have-the highest
hopes - for- the-' Woman's . College,
State College an'd Chapel Hill.
Perhaps I have the enthusiasm of
the uninitiated, but my appre
hensions about the long range
success of our three institutions
arc very slight indeed."
Gray, an alumnus of the Uni
versity and a Winston-Salem
publisher and radio station op
erator, succeeds Dr. Frank P
Graham as president. Dr, Graham
last year was named to the U. S.
oenate. bince then William D.
L-armichacl has been acting president.
"I hope we have seen 'only the
beginnings 'of the greater ser
vices the consolidated university
can render to the people of the
state," Gray added, fl also hope
that we can continue in even
fuller measure a justifiable feel
ing on the part of all the citizens
of North Carolina that the con
solidated university belongs to
A 13-man commission aimed at
setting up a training program for
orientation counselors is now in
operation, President Bill Mackic's
office said yesterday.
The commission, suggested by
Orientation Committee member
Charlie MacRae, is composed of
President Mackie, presidential
candidates Don VanNonnon
(UP), John Sanders (SP), and
Toby Selby (Ind) and nine oth
ers, selected by the candidates as
The commission is looking in to
the advisability of establishing a
training school for orientation
counselors that would operate!
during the spring quarfer, train-!
ing counselors for next fall's ori
entation program. "
According to MacRae, the
school would be manned by the
"most capable" men on-campus,
and would attempt to cover all
phases of orientation. .
"The program is planned as a
concentrated effort to synchro
nize the orientation program,
thus giving freshmen a dearer-
insight into the Carolina way of
life from their first arrival
here," MacRae asserted.
To Race's Welfare'
During Past Year
L By Don Maynaxd
GREENSBORO, March 22 Dr.
Robert Ervin Coker, Kenan pro
fessor emeritus of zoology of the,
University at Chapel Hill, to
night received the second annual
Oliver Max Gardner Award for
his "contribution to the welfare
of the human race during the
current scholastic year."
Dr. Coker, retired in 1947 as
head of the Zoology Department
and now Director of the Univer
sity's Institute for Fisheries Re
search and Development at
Morehead City, was given the
coveted prize for his work dur
ing the year 1949 "because of his
great contributions to the fishe
ries and fishing folks of North
Carolina and the world during
the last year.
"Forty years of distinguished
labors in the classroom, in the
laboratory and in the 'Great and
. . vv uv ut. nig iu a teacner re
wards that are far richer than
any award that might be be
stowed upon him. . .Certainly Dr.
Coker's half century of preemi
nent contributions to the welfara
of mankind deserves almost any
award in the nation," the accom
panying the award citation read.
The Eoard of Trustees voted
unanimously on the recommen
dation of the Trustee Commit
tee J. Spencer Love," Judge J.
Parker, Mrs. Laura Weil Cone
and Edwin Pate to present Dr.
Coker with the award established
by the will of the late Gov.
Oliver Max Gardner upon his
death in 1947. . '
Lighting Is Changed
Hill Hall Is Undergoing
Changes For Operas
Hill Hall is undergoing staging
and lighting repair work and
renovation in preparation for the
audited or canceled made up the Presentation of Gluck's "Orphe-
April 1 and 2. '
New main lines of 100-walt
bulbs are being installed which
rvi TT:il TI-II ,
uioc iim nau almost as
remaining .41 per cent of the us" and Pergolesi's "La Serva pa I gooa as Memorial Hall,
total number, of classes taken. ' drona" to be
Chi Omega Will Present
An outstanding North Carolina committee for the
woman will be recognized for
distinguished service rendered to
the state when the local chapter
of Chi Omega sorority presents
us first annual North Carolina
Distinguished Service Award for
Women at a banquet April 5 in
the Morehead Building.
Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, State Sup
erintendent of Public Instruction,
will make the presentation at the
Founder's Day Banquet The re
cipient of the award will make
the address of the evening.
This afternoon the , nominating
meet at the Chi Omega house. On
the committee are Mrs. J. Henry
Highsmith, past president of the
North Carolina Federation of
Women's Clubs; Miss Ruth Cur
rent, head of the State Welfare
Work; Dr. Alice Baldwin, form
er Dean of Women at Duke Uni
versity; Russell M. Grumman, di
rector of the Extension Division
here, and Chancellor R. B. House.
Armecia Eure, retiring presi
dent of the University chapter of
Chi Omega, will preside at the
Since the present fluorescent
lights are not suitable for dra
matic performances, spot lights
will be used both overhead and
mounted on rear windows. Four
portable footlight strips are being
rented from the Dramatic Arts
Back flats will be used to en
able movement behind stage and
wing flats will be. provided for
entrances and exits.
Due to limited facilities of Hill
Hall, full sets aren't beinc used
In design, the sets arc going to fit
in with the design of the audi
torium, the overall motive being
classical with balance and simpli
city as criteria.
No scene changes are being
planned in the usual sense; in
stead, they will be indicated by
changes in lighting. Five differ
ent scene changes are being plan
ned in the two operas.
Lynn Gault is in charge of de
signing and building the sets.
J. Spencer Love made the
presentation before hundreds of
invited faculty and administra
tive members of the University
at a banquet in Spencer Dining
Hall located on the campus of
the Woman's College here.
Love was chairman of the
commitirc which recommended
Dr. Coker for the award.
Army Secretary and Mrs.
Gordon Gray; Acting President of
the Greater University and Mrs.
W. D. Carmichael and Chancel
lors R. B. House of the Univer
sity at Chapel Hill, Col. J. W.
Ilarielson of State College and
W. C. Jackson of the Woman'
College were among the guests
Under Dr. Coker's leadership
foe the last five years, the Insti
tute of Marine Fisheries of North
Carolina has made exhaustive
surveys of fisheries of the state
and of basic principles governing
the operations of world fisheries.
A report of the work is to be
published next fall.
College presidents from near,
ly erery college in North Caro
line gathered in ih Founders'
Room of the Morehead Plane
tarium to pay their respects to
President-Elect and Mrs. Gord
on Gray yesterday afternoon.
Oyer 55 presidents and their
wires were present to honor
the Army Secretary at the
luncheon. Seyeral of the in
vited schools heads were forced
lo decline the invitation be
cause of illness or pressing busi
ness. Acting President of tha
Greater Unhrersiry W. D. Car
Also present were the chan
cellors from the three branches
of the Greater University: R. B.
House of the University here,
CoL J. W. Harrelson of Stale
and W. C. Jackson of the