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U H C LIBHAET
CmPEL HILL, Q
VOLUME LX CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
The first research grant by the
American Heart Association to an
investigator working at the Medi
cal School was announced here
jointly yesterday by William
Muirhead, of Durham, president
of trie North Carolina Heart As
sociation, and Dr. W. Reece Ber
ryhill, dean of the Medical School.
Recipient of the grant is Dr.
C. Bruce Taylor, associate pro
fessor in the department of pa
thology. Dr. Taylor will investigate the
value of the Macacus rhesus mon
key: as an experiment animal for
studying . atherosclerosis (harden
ing of the arteries).
Value of the Monkey
-At the present the most com
monly used animals for studies of
this type are rabbits, rats, chic
kens and dogs. The chicken is
Dr. C Bruce Taylor, recipient
of the first grant to the Uni
versity of North Carolina Med
ical School by the American
Heart Association, :
; Japan And World To
c For Monday Meet
A supper-forum with, the topic
"Japan and the ; World Today,"
sponsored bythe YMCA World
Tx elatedness Commission, will take
place in Lenoir hall tomorrow
evening from 5:30 until 7:00.
Participating in the panel dis
cussion will be Mason Koizumi,
John Takamura, Yuzo Iseki, and
Col. Mark Orr, An exhibit of
Japanese art; literature, and: pic
tures will, be featured on: the
T .3 Student Party will elect
a n:v party vice-chairman and .
hear nominations for the legis
laiive seats in Town Men's Dis
trict III at its meeting Monday
night at 8 o'clock in Graham
Memorial's , Roland Parker
lcunge. Chairman Dard Kerley
has announced.' r
At the same time, Kerley said,
any candidates who may have
v, hdrawn will be replaced.
Immediately following the
r : ular meeting there will be
a conference of all SP nominees,
tc plan their campaigns. 1 :"' :-'
All interested students are in
vited to aiiand and participate
SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1952 . .NUMBER 128
chosen principally because its diet
resembles that of humans both
meat and vegetables. Rabbits and
rats are , generally vegetarians,
while the dog is mainly a meat
By the use of monkeys, whose
body functions more closely re
semble those of humans, several j
present difficulties in this re
search may be overcome. Their
lifespan is longer, distribution of
damage to the blood vessels close
ly resembles that observed in
man, and their greater size makes
examination of blood vessels eas
ier. ..... .
Began Work in Chicago
Dr. Ta'ylor's interest in the rhe
sus monkey from this viewpoint
stems from his experimental work
on cholesterol metabolism at
Presbyterian hospital in Chicago.
(Food from animal sources con
tains a ,waxy substance called
cholesterol which, along with high
fat in the diet, is thought to be
responsible for atherosclerosis.
Food from vegetable sources does
not contain cholesterol.)
In Chicago, Dr. Taylor fed , a
diet rich in cholesterol and fat to
a limited number of monkeys,
and was able to prpduce' marked
In the" new project, he expects
to feed a similar diet to a larger
group of monkeys. Their blood
serum will be checked frequently,
and other examinations will be
made during "the experiment to
detect symptoms of the disease.
It is expected that the project
will last for about three years.
Dr. Taylor does not anticipate
that this will be an easy task.
One difficulty, he explained, is
that the rhesus monkey's natural
preference for such cholesterol
free 'foods as bananas, apples and
, The purpose of the forum is
to add to the cultural under
standing of Japan and that coun
j An added attraction of the
evening meal will be the op
portunity to eat with chop
sticks. Students attending are in
structed to go through the cafe
teria line, then carry their trays
up to the : second floor, front
dining room by 5:30 p.m. Every
one is invited to attend.
Bi-Parf iscn Board J;
''.');. - r " 1 r ;
The B'i - Partisan Selection
Board will conduct interviews, for
prospective candidates for vacan
cies on the Men's and Women's
Councils in the Spring elections
tomorrow at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.,
and Tuesday at 7 p.m. j
Seats to be filled on the Men's !
Council are. three seniors; one ;
junior? one sophomore; one grad-
uate, and one pharmacy. All seats
are to be failed on the womens
Council" with tha exception, of
two junior 3eats. -- r - ' -: - ;r
oranges is hard to" overcome.
. Possibly more sensible than hu
mans in this respect, they just
don't like eggs, butter, cream and
fats, which are, among the richest
sources of cholesterol.'
However, in his previous ex-
periment, he did succeed in keep
ins monkeys on a diet of bread
soaked in cholesterol and cream,
allowing them fresh fruit as a
reward for good behavior. The
multiplication of this task, by car
rying out the study oh a " colony
of monkeys, in the interest of in
creased scientific knowledge, does
not dismay him.
Dr. Taylor's Background
Dr. Taylor was born in South
Dakota, and received his medical
deeree from the University of:
Minnesota. After teaching there
for "three years, he spent four
years in the Medical Corps of the
Army Air Forces. After the, war,-;
he went to Chicago where he was
an assistant professor of pathology
at the University of Illinois Col
lege of Medicine.
Before coming to Chapel Hill
last fall, he was director of ex
perimental surgery at Presbyter
ian hospital in Chicago. His wife,
Dr. Betty Hall Taylor, shares his
interest in the fields of medicine
and medical research. '
Norman Cordon has been nam
ed chairman of a committee to
organize a . Nurses' Aid group . at
the request of the new Teaching
Hospital due to open this sum
mer, it was announced yesterday1
by Dr. R. B. Vance, local Red
Cross chapter chairman.
The Hospital made the request
to the Red Cross for both the or
ganization of - Nurses' Aid and
Gray Ladies' groups. It is the
first time a Nurses' Aid has been
heeded in Chapel Hill since this
marks the first time a hospital
will ever have operated herer
. Dr. Vance also announced local
chapter chairmen in three other
fields: Mrs. E. McG. Hedgpeth,
Junior Red Cross; Raymond
Gould, Home Service, and Mrs.
Bruce Strowd, Public Informa
The 1 University Party will
"meet tomorrow. night at, 7:00 in.
TJJerrard hall and Tuesday night
at 8:03 in Roland Parker lounge,
number two to finish nomina
tions for the spring! elections.
? Positions yet to be filled ar
senior class officers, ' publica
tions board seats, C. A. A. of
ficers, head cheerleader, and
. .-- - .
- - All representatives are asked
to be present and any students
interested in " bettering the sta-''.
tus of student government ar
urgsd ii attsnd. " - .
Government Institute Chief
Did Most For Man s Welfare
' '''-Frither-in-Idw .Of Every NC Public
Official Declares J. Spencer Love
Albert Coaies, who, years ago founded and nursed along
on his professor's salary the now nationally known Institute
of Government, last night was awarded the annual O; Max
Gardner Award at ceremonies here.
The award is given each spring to the Consolidated Faculty
member who-in the judgment of the Trustees has made "the
greatest contribution to the welfare of 'the human race" dur
ing the current scholastic year-
Cited by Governor Scott
At the mammoth Lenoir hall
banquet, Coates' achievements
were cited by Gov. W. Kerr Scott
and J. Spencer Love, chairman of J
the Trustees committee which
recommended Coates for the
Others on last nights program
included President Gordon Gray,
Chancellor Robert B. House,
Chancellor John W Harrelson,
State - College, and Chancellor E.
K Graham, Woman's College.
The University professor of law
was praised as "father of the In
stitute of Government, father-in-law
of every public official in
North Carolina . 1 . teacher of
techniques of democratic govern
ment . . crusader for efficient
public officials as safe-guards of
Wife is Praised
Mrs. Glady Coates, his wife,
praised "for her joart in Coates'
success. Love said, "Life for Al
bert Coajtes really began in 1928
when he married Gladys Hall of
Portsmouth, Va. . . All that hap
pened to him prior to that date
is mere prologue ..."
In accepting the Gardner award
Coates paid tribute to the men
sible the continuation of his work,
"I accept it on the common law
theory that man and wife are one
and the man is the one. I am sure
this was the understanding of the
givers of this good and perfect
gift; and in that understanding I
share the credit with the distaff
side and commit the cash in toto
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W,, ' ..-,:.'
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i- -f ,
to her keeping."
Citation and Check
The award consists of an en
graved citation and a check for
the annual income from a $25,
,000 trust fund set up by Gov.
Coates who received the Di Phi
Award last year is a native of
Johnson county.. After finishing
high school he worked for the
Bank of Smithfield which later
helped send him to college by
He enrolled in the University
in 1914 and while here won num
erous oratorical contests as well
as being active in other campus
activities. He was tapped into the
Golden Fleece. He received a BA
degree in, 1918 and after serving
in World War I. returned to UNC
to work with alumni in raising
funds for building Graham Me
morial. , -
Coates entered Harvard law
school in 1920, receiving his de
gree in 1923. While there he was
the roommate of the late Thomas
Soon afterwards he accepted a
teaching position here and began
his- long struggle which resulted
in the Institute of Government -training
school for public officials.
Several national magazines, in
cluding Collier's, The Saturday
Evening Post, and Reader's Di
gest, have written complimentary
articles of Coates and his work.
Other excepts from Love's
(See ALBERT COATES, Page 6)