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Yesterday's presidential activi
ties featured a challenge -thrown
out by UP nominee Ham Horton
and immediately picked up by
SP candidate Ken Barton as the
two decided to slug it out verba
bly in the spring elections.
Horton invited Barton and his
running mates to a series of de
bates in every dormitory, fra
ternity and sorority house, and
club meeting on campus. Barton
promptly accepted "with delight.
The UP standard bearer then
against Ken Penegar (SP). j
The first wide-open political
discusion was held- this week in
Aycock dormitory. Only Barton
and Horton took part, however.
Horton said the idea to . use all
six major candidates stemmed
from the dorm response which
was "so gratifying that we think
students want to hear the issues
of the campaign."
Graham dormitory will be host
to the touring six next Wednes
day night. .
promised "every student who has ' . " -rT-i 7 1
u i statement to The Daily Tar Heel
the stomach to stand us" the op
portunity to have campus political
issues brought to them.
His "us" included, in addition
to the two presidential nominees,
the other candidates for the top
student government posts at stake
in the April 9 election. The vice
presidency (Legislature speaker)
pits Julian Mason (SP) against
Jim Mclqd (UP). The third pos
ition, secretary-treasurer, will
have Eddie Gros (UP) running
yesterday afternoon. He hit "lack
of student government participa
tionbrought on by "The Clique"
(a group of five or six old SP
members charged by Horton with
running the campus); the not too
chummy relations with South
building and the University ad
ministration, and taking platform
planks from the top."
Instead of "handing down the
platform," Horton asserted, the
"UP wants student suggestions ' ities . . .
and will pick from these."
Barton also released a state
ment calling for continued im
provement in student govern
ment, with increased student par
ticipation. "Student government (here)
has made steady improvement
over the past few years and has
come to be recognized as one of
the outstanding college student
governments The Student Party
with its positive platform has
been largely responsible for this
. . . despite a negative UP Legis
lature it has been possible under
SP presidents to accomplish a
great f deal of this program
through the executive branch,"
Barton asserted.
"It is necessary to improve stu
dent government even more," he
said. "I believe this can be done
by increasing student participa
tion. I shall continue to present
means whereby we can increase
this participation and thereby in
crease student government activ-
SP Slate -Now
Greek Week For Pledges
Is "Underway Tomorrow
The third annual Greek Week, Carolina fraternities' work-
f or - hazing answer to critics", begins tomorrow and runs
through Thursday.
Chairman Arthur Spaugh of Beta Theta Pi, in explaining
this year's program, yesterday said Greek Week "will try to
attain the reputed benefits of Hell Week without its physical
abuse and scholastic interference."
The program begins tomorrow morning with pledge class-
attending church together.
Greek Week swings into its first
full day Monday, with an after
noon work detail, an exchange
supper at 6 p.m., and a pledge
stunt night in Memorial hall at
8 p.m.
Tuesday a field day will be held
at 3:45 p.m. That night the pledg-
Press Club ; Asks
Closer Unity
The UNC Press Club yesterday
released a resolution, calling for
cooperation between The Daily
Tar TTffl and the School of
Pointing out that the newspaper
could profit "by the advice of
professional journalists and
readers as to news handling and
selection, makeup, and writing,"
the resolution asked that rela
tions be "strengthened" with the
School of Journalism.
Their resolution suggested an
advisory board composed of
journalism faculty and students
to "seek out channels of coopera
tion . . . and daily criticize the
paper as to typography and writ
ing. Also it should select the best
story appearing in the paper
everyday." . . ' ,
Such comment was favored as
being posted in a public place.
However, file resolution em
phasized that "the editorial and
business policies of the news
paper should not be subject to
this plan .1,1' " ; ' 3 V ;
The paper lias ng iie-in pfticiaiJ
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"Barton for President" posters,
dotted the campus " yesterday,
following a Student Party meet
ing Thursday night in which the
SP slate. for the oncoming spring
elections was completed, except
for Legislators from Men's. Town
District three.
They will be nominated -at the
party's regular .meeting -Monday
night.-X--;;'. rvV:--:
Having already established re
presentatives for the student
body, the SP chose their, runners
for the class races. - v
Ed Bizzel took first place in
the senior class ranks with Tom
I Castelloe seconding as yice-pres-lideht..
Paula Jones was chosen
secretary. Gil Marsh was tapped
; for the treasury position and
! Bitty Schaeff er will be the SP
candidate for social chairman.
By R. Bruce Melton
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
Hillsboro Hobart M. Lee, 34-year-old
Burlington bulldozer
operator, was found not guilty
here yesterday of the murder of
Miss Rachael Crook last August
29. ' '..
Pandemonium broke loose in
the historic 106-year-old Orange
County Courthouse when the
jury announced they had found
the defendant not guilty as charg
ed. '
Lee's wife, mother and son em
braced him with joy when the
foreman, J. H. Ball 'answered the
question by Clerk Sam Gattis of
what the verdict was.
Spectators rose from their seats
cheering wildly, as Judge R. Hunt
Parker stood up and attempted to
restore order in the small over
flowing courtroom.
. "Public sentiment shows that
there jwas no doubt" about the
verdict, Bonner D. Sawyer, chief
defense lawyer for Lee, said after
the trial. Lee's wife who had
shown" little emotion during the
trial -embraced Sawyer after she
had embraced her husband and
thanked him for freeing her hus
band. -
The jury returned the verdict
after one hour and 25 minutes in
the jury room. Judge Parker
charged the jury beginning at 2
o'clock and finishing at 4:20.
Lee had been charged with
slaying Miss Crook, 71-year-old
spinster whose badly beaten body
was found on an abandoned road
about four miles south of here on
August 30 by Highway Patrol
man Robert R. Thomas.
The state had built its case
largely on circumstantial evidence
in trying to link Lee with the slay
ing. Also included in the evidence
was the testimony of Sheriff Sam
T. Latta as to his questioning of
Lee in the Durham County jail.
Judge Parker charged the jury
that they could return any of five
verdicts according to the evidence
and testimony as they remember
ed it.
The judge listed them as: guiity
of first -degree murder; guilty of
first degree murder with a recom
mendation for life, imprisonment;
guilty of second degree murder
guilty of manslaughter; or not
guilty. .
Quoting at length from five vol
umes he had placed on the win
dow sill behind him, Parker ex
plained the five verdicts accord
ing to the law and what the tes
timony and evidence must show.
After recounting the evidence
and contentions of the state and
defense, he asked for further con
tentions from either side. , The
Roanoke Rapids" judge then ex
plained the use of the law as to
the testimony and evidence as
was presented in the case. ' '
Final arguments both for the
defense and "the state were finish
ed before the, noon recess. Solici
tor William H. Murdock began
his argument after the court open
ed and talked for an hour and a
Sawyer, stocky prominent Hills
boro attorney, delivered his ad
dress to the jury in a well articu
lated, manner and referred occas
sionally to several pages of brief
typewritten notes.
. The chief defense attorney
pleaded with jury not to take the
life of Lee on the circumstantial
evidence as presented by the state
during the day- and half of testi
mony. . -v ; '
"I would be ashamed," Sawyer
said, "to ask 12 men and women
to take this man's life from mem-.
See LEE, page 7)
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Student Party Sophomore class
es will meet in vjeriaiu utu ai . .
o'clock for a talk by Roy Holsten, the Thursday meeting. Bob Bar
Assistant Dean of Students! .They low will be the nominee for pres-
also will view the technicolor Udent; Henry Isaacson, vice-pres-
movie of campus life, "In the ident; Slade Crumpton, secretary ;
Mom nf Freedom." Gordon U orester, treasurer and
Wednesday afternoon will be a Ltevid Young, social chairman.
wnrk detail or study hall and an- aiiy Bet s Cunningham was
nr- vrViane suDner at 6 p.m. chosen to represent the SP in the
Student Council.
Legislators for ; the ; two men's
districts also "we're nominated. In
Dorm Men's II Bill Acker, Wade
Matthews, Max Ballinger, Jim
At 9 o'clock that night, the pledg
es-will be the "guests of the Caro
lina Theater for "Model and the
Marriage Broker," starring Jean
ne" Crain. ...
After an afternoon work de
tail, Greek Week will end Thurs- Finch Jim Rollins, and Bob Jack-
day night with a Lenoir hall barw who was chosen for a six
Efh month term of .office, filled the
the Business Foundation of North sheet for that area.
Crolma. Trophies lor neia i aay , ; possible : SP Town Mens I
andstunt night wiU be awaraea wui-be:Wilbur;Boicef
: . . L.-.'ii L-ilIwr' Mrrinn iTiuie. :-t .Trtm : Johnston.
r Sc? GREEKS mat 6v " I Jack Phillip3, and George Strong
Of twenty three cases tried by
the Women's Honor Council last
quarter only -three involved of-
fenses of the Honor Code, with
the remainder being for violation
of the numerous coed laws, such
as returning to the dorm late or
failing to sign out.
This was apparent "yesterday in
he quarterly report of council
chairman Joyce Evans.
Of the three honor code cases
two were dismissed for lack of
evidence and the other was ex
In other offenses, - three girls
were put on- social probation for
failing to sign out of the dorm
when , leaving for the holidays.
Another girl-returned a day later
than she had signed, out for and
was also placed on social proba
tion. She had failed to advise her
house manager that she would be
delayed. ; , . ; , .
Two ! girls were found not
guilty of violation in returning
a t day", late, after advising ' their
house manager
Another-: girl, . returning from
her , vacation, : received a , week's
social "probation after she arrived
in Chapel Hill at 4 ' and spent
the night at the Carolina Inn. -
A nursing school coed was
campused for one night for going
to an unauthorized eating place,
outside! 'thV-ity-j limits. i -
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. maeiimie. social prooauon , was
ncii n ears'
"or Quarter
Chapel Hill and had remained
out past closing hours. The pro
bation was removed on March 7,
Due to conditions beyond her
control another coed spent an un-'
authorized night awav from
Chapel Hill. She was found not
guilty of violation.
Five days of social probation
were given to another coed: for
her sixth House Council offense.
men s council
Secretary Frank Daniels yes
terday, announced decisions in
five cases involving eight stu
dents tried Thursday night by
the Men's Honor Council.
One boy was removed from
probation and another reinstat
ed and placed on indefinite pro
bation. Four were suspended
for violations of the . Honor
Code while two more were
cleared of Honor Code; charges.
Two of the : boys suspended
-turned themselves in for cheat
ing on a: quiz. .The other two
were turned in by four class
mates for giving as well as re
ceiving aid ona quiz. . -:
One of the two .exonerated
was freed on the ' grounds - s
given, id :a;gijJjYflip ;spent an un-) did not know hU pipsr. XTttb
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