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VOLUME LX
CHAPEL HILL, N. C. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1952
NUMBER 105
McCarthys Foe l o Appear
Here Tonight For Address
by Wanda Philpoit
Senator Joe McCarthy" is still
fretting oyer his "Hart" trouble.
And it was a bitter pill to
'swallow when the stormy Sena
tor's threats of legal action failed
to prevent Duke's Prof. Horriell
N. Hart from publishing, his book
"An Impartial Factual Analy
sis" (of McCarthyism) .
Dr. Hart will "tell all" tonight
at 8 o'clock in Ger,rard hall when
he speaks on "McCarthyism vs
Democracy.'
The booki now available to the
public for 50 cents, is an expose
of "Jittery Joe's" running feud
with the State - Department and
provides carefully balanced," in
formative material on McCar
thy's methods of attack and his
variations of response to factual
rebuttal.
McCarthy's threats .against
Hart began after, he was sent a
copy of the preliminary draft of
the present report last fall with
a request for criticism and
counter-evidence.
His- response was in the form
of a letter to President Hollis j
Edens of Duke University which
was dated October 19. 1951.
In this letter the Senator stat-,a
ed that the reoort contained ;
much of the "vicious, false and
liblous attacks which have been
Tropicana' Dance Group
Will Appear Here Tonight
Doors of Memorial hall will
open at 7 o'clock, tonight for ;
'Tropicana' under the auspices
of the Student Entertainment
Committee. The curtain rises at
3 o'clock for the two-hour pro
gram of interpretative dancing.
Students will be admitted free
upon presentation of ID cards,
as the SEC programs are made
possible by appropriations from
the block fee. At 7:40 one dollar
tickets will go on sale to student
wives, faculty and townspeople
for any seats remaining unfilled.
''Tropicana" is a company of ten
dancers and drummers. The group
is now on its third national tour,
and depicts the influence of
African cultures on the Americas.
The program includes calypsa,
Afro-Cuban and religious dances.
It is credited with having "tre
mendous emotional impact." ,
Talley Beatty, founder and lead
ing member of "Tropicana," has
studied all forms of dancing and
had an extensive apprenticeship
under Katherine Dunham. New
Orleans born, Beatty made it -his
ambition to have a dance company
. of. his own, which was finally
realized in 'Tropicana.
One portion of the program s
entitled "Southern Landscape",
and portrays the effect of the
Civil -War and Reconstruction on
the Negro. "Mourners Bench"
from this section ha3 been called
by dance critics ' "the cameo of
perfection." ; ' '
i ! I ; During the group's European
tour, critics declared, "We have
hardly seen anything like the
eeatacy developed on the stage
and passed on to the audience.
We sat captivated, enthralled by
ite rhythmic vitality. Tha dancers
leveled at me, by the Daily
Worker and other Communistic
media."
'This is to notify you person
ally of Mr. Hart's project,, in case
you are not aware of it at this
time . . . I shall hold the uni
versity legally accountable, for
the publication of this docu
ment," McCarthy threatened:
-The written threat did not
have the desired effect on Dr.
Hart, but it did result in the
omission from the book of the
Senator's direct intimidation ef
forts against Duke.
"Systematic endeavors have
been made to obtain Senator
McCarthy's side of the story in
all cases," said the Duke profess
or in his final revision. Both
sides of 50 McCarthy charges
against the State Department
were presented.
In order to obtain an accurate
account of "McCarthy's private
war, Dr. Hart sent preliminary
drafts of his study to a number
of informed persons representing
both, sides of the issue and asked
for their comments and correc-
tions.
The Hart analysis was released
month ago, but as yet the
"worried Wisconsinian" has not
followed up his threats of legal
action.
j were as if possessed and intro
duced us to experiences in a
strange world, a world in which
man expresses himself freely and
almost recklessly. The program
was a strong and mighty artistic
revelation." ,
This is the third SEC presenta
tion of the year. The next feature
of the series will be Dr. Polgar,
hypnotist; on April 15.
Answers
John Clark, Consolidated Uni-j
versity trustee and a member of
the executive committee, has
charged the Associated Press
with spreading "propaganda
against segregation all over the
country," but the press agency
replied yesterday it was per
forming its duty in reporting the
activities of those for and against
segregation.
The charge came in Clark's
comments on a story circulated
by the wire service association to
State newspapers reporting
strong student reaction here, to a
letter written by the Greensboro
industrialist asking for the names
and addresses of students who
supported an anti-segregation
resolution passed by the Dialectic
Senate. . : '
Clark labeled the story a
"complete fabrication," and add
ed that it was a deliberate at
tempt to "muddy the waters and
confuse the people of the state."
Paul Hanseli, bureau chief for
the' state Associated Press, com
mented in Charlotte, "The Asso
ciated Press has no views for or
against segregation
It -does
Powder Bowl
Pi Phis Down
Deltas, 19-0
by Ed Slaxnes r
There were shades of Charlie
Justice in Kenan Stadium yes
terday as Liz (Choo Choo) Cur-
rie scored three touchdowns to
lead her Pi Beta Phi sorority to
a 19-0 win over Tri-Delt in the
spill-a-minute, laugh-a-second,
first annual Powder Bowl game.
Currie countered on .runs of
19, 28, and 90 yards during the
first half for all the scoring. The
most beautiful play of the after
noon came in the second period
when Choo Choo took off around
her own left end and went 90-
yards for the score.
The girls proved "that the
weaker sex can play football, and
after watching Currie run, you
might see some new faces (and
figures) in Blue and White next
year.
Number one offensive weapon
for the Tri-Delts was All-American
candidate Ann Van Kirk.
She turned the second half into
a circus with, her brilliant passes
Favorite targets for Van Kirk's
passes were Ann (Little Mo)
McClamrock and Sally (Low
Bridge) Trowbridge.
The biggest laugh of the after
noon came midway in the second
period when the Tri-Delt's Mari
lyn (Crazy Legs) McKinnon was
embarrassed by the near-loss of
her pants on an end run. Coach
Joe (Sly Wolf) Dudeck came to
his star halfback's aid and all
was cleared up, except for a very
red face on Marilyn. 1 .
Tri-Delt lineman, Sue (Wrong
Way) Bergman brought the
crowd to its feet in the final
quarter when she picked up a
blocked Pi Phi punt on the Pi
Phi's 20-yard line,, only to run
toward her own goal. She was
tagged down on, the 27-yard line
before she could do too much
damage. .
Clar IcsCharge Of Bias
have a duty to report to the pub-
lie the activities of both those
who favor and those who oppose
segregation ..."
The Associated Press article
was based upon an editorial by
Dick Murphy in last Thursday's
Daily Tar Heel.
Murphy charged Clark with
using the "best methods of the
Gestapo to intimidate students."
He commented, "In the last year
this man has written letters
about students to the mayors of
their home towns and to other
prominent officials throughout
the state in an effort to intimi
date them." . ; ''
Murphy referred to letters
written by Clark concerning
John Sanders of Four Oaks, then
president of the student body,
and Ed McLeod of Maxton, then
president of the student YMCA.
They both opposed segregated
audiences for speeches by ' the
noted Japanese Christian leader,
Kagewa, who was .scheduled to
speak here last Februray.
Clark said he wrote the letters
'solely for information, "I wanted
oraon mm i asics
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Faculty
"We are not talking about poli
tical affiliation when we talk
about the Communist party, Pres
ident Gordon Gray asserted in his
address at the 25th anniversary
banquet of Zeta Beta Tau Sat
urday night.
"I consider membership in the
political party (Communist),
membership in an international
conspiracy .which if it had the
power, would set about to destroy
this great free university tomor
row."
Asked by a -faculty group re
cently what his comment was on
the Communist party question in
the University (Chapel Hill per
sonnel sheet for employment,
Gray, asserted, "I took issue with
the question in the first instance
because I am deeply convinced
in my own mind that to refer
to membership in the Communist
party as simply membership in
another political party, today, is
nonsense.! .
The question asks whether the
prospective faculty member is or
had been a member of the party
or affiliates. ,
Gray reiterated comments made
by Chancellor Robert B. House
concerning the question. "It is
not an oath and it is not asked
of people already employed by
the university."
"I think I can , assure you that
the members of the administra
tion without exception would
vigorously oppose an . effort to
impose such an oath. This matter
was before the Board of Trustees
before my arrival and under the
leadership of Controller Car
michael and Chancellor House and
the other chancellors, a vigorous
presentation on their part, the
Trustees voted unanimously not
to require a loyalty oath . of
members of the faculty," the pres
ident stated V
.to find out if those boys had been
influenced by anyone on the Uni
versity faculty."
"There are 226 teachers from
northern states at Chapel Hill,
Clark added. "Many of them are
rendering excellent service, but
-m m
our citizens are interested in
knowing more about subversive
elements at work sending out
propaganda." -
Election Today
A special campus referendum
will be held today io consider
constitutional amendments re
ducing the size, of the Student
Legislature to 35 member and
revising the judicial system io
eliminate the appeal io the Stu
dent Council, except in cases of
constitutionality.
Balloting will be in Graham
Memorial, the, .YMCA lobby,
and Alexander, Aycock, Man
gum and Alderman dorms.
Approval of iwo-ihirds of the
number voting is necessary io
pass the amenclfnsnls. ' -
tudent,
- B A
"I think that the position of the
administration would continue to
be one of complete opposition to
loyalty oaths imposed upon mem
bers of the faculty," he added.
", The question appears only on
Chapel Hill application blanks
and not on applications used at
State College or Woman's Col
lege. Commenting on this, Gray
said, "This suggests one of about
three things: either the elimina-.
tion of the questionnaire, here,
the extension of it to the other
two campuses, or some other
method of dealing with the
problem."
"Because of recent events
and press reports, the matter
of irusiee-siudenl-administra-tion
relationships will be dis
cussed. President Gordon .
Gray," announced yesterday.
The full Board of Trustees
meets Friday, February 23, in
Raleigh.
. Other possible items on the
agenda include a hearing from
State College students on the
question of student canteen
store profits.
STUDENTS
Daily Tar Heel questions on
student opinion control" were
the basis of parts of a talk given
by President Gordon Gray at the
25th anniversary banquet of
Alpha Pi of Zeta Beta Tau held
Saturday night at the Carolina
Inn.
Outlining the administration's
policy concerning student's rights
to criticize, the Consolidated Uni
versity chief explained that the
University was constantly on
guard to "protect and defend and
reassert" the historic right of
students to think for themselves,
to express their honest opinions
... r to ob j ect and to complain."
But accompanying this right is
the responsibility attached, he
added.
. "If a student speaks out,
through a student publication or
otherwise, in criticism of the ad
ministration or trustees, one lim
iting factor should be that the
criticism be based on a know
ledge and a correct understand
ing of the facts and not based on
gossip or nearsay. And the other
limitation as a part of student
responsibility is that what he
says be always circumscribed by
good taste and good manners.
Students have the right to
speak out as evidenced by The
Daily Tar Heel, and they have
the right to be mistaken, a3 do
citizens in the state, he pointed
out.
In answer to the question,
"Should the administration at
tempt to protect an individual
student against activities of those
outside the University which
might be libelous to the student,"
Gray pointed out, "society, in
general has means of protecting
the individual from damage and
harm, whether it be libel or other
kind of difficulties.
"Some of those things done by
outsiders are entirely beyond the
control and purview of the ad
ministration. Whereas we can't
always protect the student from
outside activities, we neverthe
less cannot always protect the
student from the consequences of
(See STUDENT, Page 4)
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