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CHAPEL HILL, N. C. FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1950
Phone, F3361 F3371
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For Next Year
Robert Evans Is
Of Carolina Forum
By Charles Joyncr
Bob Evans, rising junior from
Durham, was elected chairman of
the Carolina Forum in a meeting
held lte Wednesday afternoon,
it v.'a.s announced yesterday.
Othrr newly elected officers
for the coming year are Allan
T!, vice chdirmnn; Charlie
Scales, publicity chairman; Ham
llorton. secretary; and Walter
Alien, treasurer. '
Evans, n member of Tau Epsi
Ion Phi fraternity, is vice chair
man of the Student Tarty, a mem
ber of the student legislature,
and was recently elected to the
A two year veteran or the var
sity debate team, hr won . the
Nationnl Oratorical Champion
ship list year. Evan3 iso holds
a sfat on the Honor Coincil Se
Vice Chairman Allan Tate, a
rising junior from Gaffney, S. C,
h a recent initiate of tlx- Order
of the Grail. He is a member of
the Student Legislature, tn-2 Uni
versity Party, and Chi Phi soc
Charlie Scales, newly ejected
Forum publicity chairman, also
holds the position of chairman of
the Carolina Political Union.
The Carolina Forum is a group
organized to bring noted speak
(Scc DERATE, page 4)
! I South America
k- tho subject of the third in
a :;orie. of Kodachromc movies
to bo presented in the Medical
School auditorium tonight at 8
o'clock. Presented by Dr. II. G.
Baity, tonight's show will be on
"Land of the Incas; Peru and
will be tried out by the Uni
vr: r'ity band in the near future.
Those desiring to try out .should
se Director Earl Slocum in room
TC. of Hilt Hall. Those with high
school or other drum majoring1
experience arc urged to apply.
who arc not playing now, and
who still have their uniforms
should turn them in as soon as
possible at the band room in
for Orange County voters ends
tomorrow. All voters who have
not yet registered arc urged to do
m since unregistered voters can-
nut cast ballots in either the
May 27 primary or the November
counselors arc still needed by
the Orientation Committee. Any
student desiring to be a coun
selor should leave his name at the
Student Government office in
Graham Memorial. The next
meeting to consider applications
is Monday, night.
A fir parly yesterday morn
In the home of Odessa Har
jr?M, Negro, was quickly
biouqht under control by the
lire department aided by volun
ter with much of the house
Police patrolmen W. E. Clark
nd David B. Roberts discovered
h lire shortly before 2 a. m.
en Basntght Lane and notified
firemrn by telephone.
Th house is owned by C. C.
Mendenhall Is Named Head
Of PB; Staffs Get
The Publications Board yes
terday elected C. B. Mendenhall
as its chairman for the coming
year. Other elections were
Frank Allston as secretary and
Zanc Robbing as treasurer.
Among the orders of business
on the agenda yesterday was
the approval of stafl appoint
ments for the Daily Ta,r Heel
Tar Heel appointments which
were approved were Roy Par
ker, Managing Editor; Zane
Robbins, Sports Editor; Ed Wil
liams, Business . Manager, and
Oli ver Watkins, Business Of
John Moore was aprovod as
Managing Editor of Tarnation
and John Langston was chosen
a? Business Manager. ' In com
petitive bidding, Shasta Bryant
was selected over John Langs-
Will Be Held
The Southern- Region Stu
dent YMCA-YWCA-SCA Con
ference will be held this year
from June 8, until June 13,
at Berea, Kentucky, and the
group attending from UNC
will be open to any ;udent
wishing to go, the YMCA said
The conference will get
underway on Thursday, June
8, in the evening with a key
note address. From there on
the conference will be divided
into three sessions daily.
Topics to be discussed in the
morning meeting include:
"God's Design and Man's dis
order," "Freedom and Res
ponsibility," "Church Service,"
"The Kingdom that is God's,"
and "The Motivation for Soc
The evening will be devoted
to free discussions. The two
main topics will be "Christi
anity and Communism," and
"Economic Well-Being in the
Dually worship services will
be held with both meditation
and group worship. Another
feature will be the workshop.
There will be six of these, and
they will give leaders of local
groups a chance to plan and
exchange each other's ideas.
World, Nation, State
News In Brief
By ihe Associated Press
WASHINGTON In , rapid-fire order yesterday .the Senate
killed two of President Truman's government reorganization plans.
One would have reshuffled authority in the National Labor
Relations. The 'other called for reorganization of the Treasury
Department. , '
WASHINGTON A proposal to confront Russia with revolu
tionary new atomic defenses in Western Europe is being consider
ed by U. S. military officials.
The core of the idea is to place atomic weapons within easy
reach of this country's European allies, subject to some sort of
U. S. or All'ed control, before Russia gets a substantial stockpile
of aiom bombs. '
WlNNIPEG-Thousands of the 200,000 women and children
of ih's flood-stricken prarie city left for safer ground yesterday
as the raging Red River continued Jo spread over an eighth of
ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN President Truman took on two
weinhty adversaries yesierday-ihe Senate's filibustering Critics
of his c'vH rights proposals and former President Herbert Hoover.
Th- touring President turned from a dedication of Grand
Coulee Dam to voice an appeal to Congress to pass a pending Fair
Employment Practices Commission bill. -
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RALEIGH It's an old Tar Heel custom for political candidates
to use the state Democratic convention as a scene for rallies. Yes
terday was no exception as supporters of Senator Frank Graham
and Willis Smith risd for attention. . '
Truck Use Rules
Are Puti In Force
By Control Body
ton as circulation manager of
the Daily Tar Heel and Tarna
tion. The Eoard also approved p
list of proposals concerning the
use of the truck. The proposals
included such rulings as power
to delegate usage of the truck
b2 limited to heads of depart
ments .tho truck not be used
for personal trips, a permanent
record of trips made and the
use of only one key.
All other keys to the truck
must be turned into the Pub
lications Board , immediately.
Violations of these directive?
Phi Disapproves Act
To Lower Voting Age
The Philanthropic Assembly refused to pass a resolution
favoring the lowering of the voting age to eighteen in North
Carolin at its meting Tuesday night, the Phi announced
Another motion asking the Democratic Convention to
consider the question also failed to carry the Assembly.
Robert Pace, a strong support-?
of lower voting age, cited
North Carolina leaders in Raleigh
who favor permitting eighteen
year-olds to vote in this state.
He declared that the change in
the age requirement would bring
about 8 earlier" political maturity.
Pace, who was ruled ineligible
to run for the Lower House of
the state legislature by the Dur
ham Board of Elections earlier
this week because he was too
young, repeated his plea to the
Democratic Convention meeting
in Raleigh this week to consider
Jeweldean Jones, an out-of-
state student from Georgia, also
defended Pace's arguments. She
stated that she was very pleased
with the low age requirement
which is now in effect in Georgia.
Violently opposed to a new law
to lower the voting age were
Douglas Carter and Elwood Clin
ard. Herman Sicber, another op
ponent of the resolution, called
Robert Pace, Clyde Hoey, and
others who ran for office before
they were twentyvone "Excep
tions to the rule who did not
represent' the average North
Carolinian at such an age.
are to be handled by the Pub
lication Board with possible ac
tion by the Student- Council or
criminal court procedure for
misuse of state-owned' property.
A report of the committee to
evaluate Carolina publications
appointed by Student Govern
ment President John Sanders
was read to the Board. The re
port was tabled for later con-
sideration by the Board after
Committee Chairman Dick Gor
don was thanked for the re
port's preparation and presenta
tion. ' - j '
Contracts ior the printing and
engraving of the 1931 Yackety
Yack were approved. The Las
siter Press of Charlotte received
the printing contract while the
engraving job will be handled
by " the Charlotte Engraving
CHICAGO, May 11 (ff)
The nation's biggest rail strike
in four years clamped a quick,
squeeze on the nation's employ
merit and industry today.
swiftly on the railroads and m
the coad mines and many indus
trial concerns reported they would
KNOXVIILE, Tenn.. May 11
(P) An employee of ihe
strikebound Southern Railway
was shot in ihe arm and picket
ing firemen reported Ihey were
stoned in separate incidents at
a switching yard near here to
day. be' hit in a matter of days.
There was violence but no
The dispute was deadlocked o
completely that the National
(railway) Mediation Board was
simply standing by available for
consultation if either side wants
The Pennsylvania Railroad said
it would lay off 80,000 of its 125,
000 employees by tomorrow morn
ing. The New York Central tsaid
25,000 of its workers already are
idle and that 15,000 more non-
operating employees will be laid
off by tomorrow or Monday.
The Santa Fe ordered its shops
closed, affecting several thousand
workers. The exact figures were
The Southern Railway System
said most of its 38,000 employes
would be idle by tomorrow night.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Enginemen called a
strike against, these lines yester
day to support its demands for
an extra fireman on certain diesel
locomotives. About 18,000 firemen
The strike has knocked out 12
per cent of western Pennsylvan
ia's coal output so far. Fourteen
big mines and several small mines
with an estimated combined
daily output of 35,000 tons shut
down becausd there were no emp
ty cars to carry away the mined
coal. The number of idle Penn
sylvania miners may rise to 55,
000 next week.
At Rep.' Durham,
Ernest Roosevelt Williamson,
of Durham, brought his campaign
for the 6th District seat in the
U. S. Congress into the home of
his opponent last night, when he
appeared before the Young Demo
cratic Club, meeting "in Gerrard
Williamson, who is campaign
ing against the incumbent, Con
gressman Carl Durham of Chapel
Hill, ennumerated a ten-plank
platform that closely followed the
1948 platform of the Democratic
At the same time, he declareJ
that his opponent is "a master of
double-talk" who "hides behind
a confusion of words somebody
else's words." '
"If every voter in the Sixth
District had a clear picture of my
opponent's voting record, I don't
believe he would have been in
Congress half as long as he has
been," Williamson said.
Congressman Durham's failure
to give the voters of the 6th Dis
trict a platform was criticized by
Williamson. He stated that Dur
ham had voted with Republican
leader, Joe Martin, in the 80th
and 81st Congresses.
Adding that he could not un
derstand a North Carolina Con
gressman, who voted for "the
oil interests of Oklahoma and
against the pepple of the 6th Dis
trict of North Carolina" William
son denounced the effort of North
Carolina .. Congressmen to "enact
legislation that would have re
moved the natural gas companies
from the jurisdiction of the Fed
eral Power Commission. (Presi
dent Harry Truman recently ve
toed a bill containing such legis
lation.) Army Center
To Be Probed
WASHINGTON, May 11 (JP)
Investigation no. 6 into the vast
Army finance center at St. Louis
was ordered in Congress today
on the heels of . charges of lax
procedures and "Communist in
filtration." Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the
House Armed Services Commit
tee called for a public inquiry
and set up a seven-man subcom
mittee, He acted immediately after a
House Civil Service subcommittee
had related a" story of loyalty
files tampering, inadequate re
cords, erroneous , payments and
failure of the army to get to the
bottom of things at the big divi
sion which has handled $19,000,
000,000. 1 j
'. . .But I'll Never Forget'
Ohio Pledge Gets Life
Of Fraternity Brother
COLUMBUS, O., May 11 (JP)
ames D. Heer, whose drink
ing spree at a college fraternity
party led to the slaying of a fel
low student, was Sentenced to
life imprisonment tonight.
. A jury 'convicted the former
Ohio State University freshman
of second degree murder.
Jack T. McKeown, 21 -year-old
managing editor of the Univer
sity's student newspaper, was shot
to death last Nov. 12 after a home
coming party given by Delta Tau
McKeown was trying to disarm
Heer after he emerged from the
fraternity's house waving a .45
caliber automatic pistol. Heer, al
so 21, was a fraternity pledge;
Solons Put Town Men, Girls
On UC, Name Lamm To NSA
By Roy Parpker, Jr.
Managing Editor '
The Student Legislature let the
Town- Men and Town Women
have a representative on the Uni
versity Club, approved a chair
man of the Orientation Commit-
tee, and started what looked likojened absence rules and greatly-
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ALTHOUGH HIS ARRIVAL is a rainy one in Lincoln, Neb.,
President Truman doesn't seem to mind in the least as he .leaves
his train accompanied by secret service men. The President ad
dressed more than 10,000 people at Lincoln, declaring the struggle
for peace in the cold war is on a par with victory in the late war.
At State Conclave
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
RALEIGH," - May 11 North
Carolina Democrats were unit
ed in platform, speaker state-
' ments, and declared purpose
today as they met for the. 1950
State Convention, but, rival
candidates for the U. S. Sen
ate 'nomination J provided
enough color to make the con
clave interesting. ,
The Democratic delegates,
2,500 strong, adopted a ( plat
form reaffirming, ' in effect,
their faith in the National
Democratic Party. The docu
ment, however, was devoid of
all mention of controversial
items, like FEPC, the Brannan
farm plan4 and socialized med
icine. ' - - -"
Campaign workers for Sen
iMcKeown was a member.
Common pleas Judge John . R.
King sentenced Heer hardly a;,
hour after the jury returned its
In a 15-minute lecture he urged
the University's more than 22,000
I students take a lesson from Heer's
lease and. abide by the regulations.
The regulations forbid liquor
on the campus and in fraternity
and sorority houses.
Witnesses' had testified that
several students drank cocktails
at a uena lau L'eita aance in a
private hall on homecoming
Heer, an ex-marine from Euclid,-O.,
wepjl as he stood before
the court for sentencing.
So did Miss Joyce Craft on. 22.
a long-drawn-out consideration
of a new set of by-laws last night.
At 10:30 the session was still
considering the 18-page by-law
: document, , a .rewrite of present
solon regulations, but with tight-
ator Frank Graham, Raleigh
Attorney Willis Smith and for
mer , Senator Bob Reynolds
made 'the conclave a colorful
All three put on the dog.
Both Smith and Graham open
ed spacious first-floor ballroom
"snack bars" in the Sir Walter
Hotel headquarters for most
of the delegates and deluged
the visitors with buttons, plac
ards, and free food.
During the convention meet
ing in Memorial Auditorium,
Smith workers let loose scores
of ballons with placards at
tached, and paraded with more,
while Graham cohorts held a
pep rally in the middle of the
(See DEMOCRATS, page 4)
of Cleveland, O., who .was Heer's
date at the dance. Althougn
a defense witness, she told the
jury that Heer became intoxicated
and made improper advances.
. .The. court addressed his re
marks both to Heer and' to ' the
great student body." ,,7
"There is a challenge to each
and every one," he said. "Rules
and regulations are for the bene
fit, health and protection of the
student body." !
The ex-student, given an oppor- i
tunity to speak before sentence j
was pronounced, said: . j
"I have only to say that in time I
perhaps this thing will be for-1
gotten by most pecple, but for i
me it will never be forgotten."
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increased wording of other sec
The TMA and TGA, who useti
to have under the old student
Constitution, representation om
both the University Club and the
Dance Committee, got half of
their power back at last night's
session. Three bills had been in
troduced two to put a town man
and wqman on the University
I Club, one to put representatives
ion the Dance Committee. One of
the University Club bills passed,
the other vas defeated,- since it
Under the , new Constitution,
the Legislature has the power t
fix the personnel of the Danea
Committee and University Club.
The bill on Dance Committee
j representation was to be farther
(Scrutinized by the Ways and
Jim Lamm, .yetaran; Student .
1 Party Legislator and student gov
ernmental worker, was approved
las Chairman of the National Stu
dents Association -" Committee,
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j ma v.i-jiiiiiiii.c:s:- stun OUiUcij;vl,
I Ben Jones, .Paul Roth, , Herman
jSieber, Dub Graham and Fred
i Thompson. .
i Don VanNoppen and Ross Lane
i were approved as members of th?
j Student Audit Board'. John Ken
nedy, Jim Mclntyre, Allen Tate
and Rusty Simpkin were approved
as members of the Budget Com
The by-law consideration mov
ed slowly as legislators seemed
to chafe under the bit of the
tightened sections on absence and
unseating requirements, but the
new Legislative law'was expected
to be approved with little change.
It .was largely prepared by form
er' parliamentarian Dave Sharpe.
A bill setting up a summer
school personnel committee
charged with finding out what
students will, be available for
summer school studtnt govcrn-
(See SOLONS, page 4)
ASHEVILLE, May 1 1 VP)
The North Carolina Board of
Elections announced today that
it probably would announce in
about 15 days whether it would
remove Sam E. Davis from the
Swain County Board of Elections.
The State Board at a hearing"
yesterday; in Bryson City, seaf
cf Swain County government and '
Davis' home town, heard affi
davits read accusing the county
board merhber of public drunken
ness. Davis presented affidavits
from 49 persons denying the
T. F. Crisp of Bryson City sign
ed a petition asking Davis' re-;
moval. Burgin Pennell and Ken-,
neth Lee, Asheville lawyers who
conducted the investigation for
the state board, presented eight
affidavits, three from present or
former policemen, asserting Da
tvis had been arrested several
I times on charges of public drunk
: enness. An affidavit by Kate .
Golden said she sold her vote
ito Davis in the 1948 election. .
I After a three and one-half
i hour meeting here today, the
state board said it probably would .
reach a decision by the time of.
its . next, meeting in Raleigh in
about 15 davs.
Voting Age " "
Students yesterday were re
minded ; of the age eligibility
ruling regarding' voting" in he
May 27 Democratic primary
and the Nov. 7 general election.
Prof. C. B. Robson, head of
the Department of Political
Science, .pointed out students
not old enough to rote in the
primary but who will be old
enough by Nov. 7 should reg
Tomorrow is the last day of