CHAPEL KILL, II. C.
Cloudy and mild. High,
S3; Low, 61.
Guns and people are dis
cussed today by Roger Will
Coe and The Horse. See p. 2.
VOLUME LXII NUMBER 2
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER . 22, 1953"
FOUR PAGES TODAY
UNC To PI
To WC A
The University plays host to Woman's College and North Carolina
State College Saturday in a gala program celebrating Consolidated
Over 1,200 girls win arrive by bus from WC and go straight to the
Is New English
English male collegions have
adopted stegophilism as their fav
orite pastime in preference to
American interest in swallowing
live goldfish and panty raids.
From Greek roots "stege," mean
ing "roof" and "philes," or "crazy
about, stegophilism is" "the state
of being crazy about roofs.'
The roof lovers train themselves
for future Everest attempts by
scaling roofs of memorials, towers,
and other edifices though such
sport is strictly prohibited by Ox
ford University's officials.
Since getting caught is so ser
ious, the active students take to
the roofs at night. Favorite heights
are Martyr's Memorial, Oxford's
73-foot lesser peak; the 200-foot
Radcliffe Camera, the University's
Matterhorn, and the even higher
Tom Tower, Oxford's Eeverest.
Author Philip Whittemore says,
'"In a dozen English schools and
universities hardy, anonymous ath
letes are training for the eventual
conques tof Swiss or Himalayan
peaks by putting their muscles
against the pinnacles and drain
pipes of their college buildings.
The fact that the authorities frown
upon such sport, and expel anyone j presentatxves from the three
endulging in it, adds a delightful J schools. Last CUSC Day was held
piquancy not found in the Alps"1 Greensboro last Spring in WC's
themselves... - 'new student union building.
Frosh Pose Today, Wednesday
Freshman pictures will be
made for the Yackety-Yack,
Carolina yearbook, today and to
morrow downstairs in Graham
Lib Moore, yearbook editor,
pointed out that those arriving
for pictures shold be properly
outfitted in coats and ties.
Miss Moore pointed out the
importance of all first year stu-
SUAB Plans Student Open House Thursday,
Announces Committee Heads For This Year
The Student Union Activity
Board of Graham Memorial is
planning a year of student enter
tainment beginning with an open
house at 4:30 Thursday afternoon.
Nancy Home, president, urges
students to come out for SUAB
activities which will include
bridge tournaments, dance lessons,
student-faculty hours, round-table
discussions and forums.
SUAB is designed to set-up pro
grams for the students which will
promote friendship, education, and
entertainment for the entire
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game. State students 'will arrive on
I their own.
Consolidated University Day is
sponsored by the Consolidated
University Student Council made
up of members from the three
Bill Hagler of N. C. State is
president of CUSC.
A committee on arrangements
for CU Day is headed by Ed Mur
ray of UNC.
A varied program be'ginning
with the State-Carolina game is
planned for the visitors.
The girls from WC' will be
diviuSd up for seating. Some will
sit on the State side, some, will
sit on the Carolina side and others
will sit in the end zone.
After the game a reception will
be held at Graham Memorial from
5 to 6.30. At this time CUSC mem
bers will hand out name tags to
Boys will be' able to mix with
the girls and make dates at this
Movie tickets will be given out
for a local theater. At 6:30 the
Planetarium will offer a special
show, "Trip to the Moon."
The dance at Woolen Gym spon
sored by the Order of the Grail
tops the program off at 8:30.
WC is scheduled to leave at mid
The CUSC is made up of re-
dents showing up
persons who don't
come won't have
class pictures in
the book, she
deadlines will be
campus. Miss Home said they al
so sponsor community, sings, film
series, music hours, dancing and
entertainment in the Rendezvous
room in the basement of Graham
SUAB has 15 committees that
plan the college union activities.
The committee heads are: Nancy
Murray, dance; Jack Markam and
Myron Carklin, fiim; Connie
Moore and Jo Jackson, polls; Anne
Forsythe and Frank Cain, tourna
ments; Janice Jurczak, calendar;
Nancy Davis, reception; Jane
Parents of all undergradute stu
dents received letters last summer
asking them to discourage their
sons or daughters from keeping
automobiles on campus.
Parents were also asked to
induce students to spend their
weekends on campus.
The results of the letters cannot
be determined until studen auto
mobile registration is completed
Registration will be completed
within the next few days.
The letter was written by Dean
of Students Fred Weaver as a
result of recommendations made by
the Board of Trustees of the Uni
versity. In the letter Dean Weaver sug
gested that students should take
advantage of Chapel Hill's un
usual resources for the construc
tive use of week ends.
Dean Weaver said that the Uni
versity "does not prescribe how
students should employ their lei
sure time." He said that they are
counseled but are left free to
make their decisions.
The letter also stated that in
schedule entertainment and other
public events on Fridays and Sat
"We hope your son or daughter
will use his free time for such ac
tivities as visiting, independent
reading, and exploration of the
opportunities which surround him
in Chapel HilL"
Numerous parents who under
stood that Trustees were definitely
forbidding student cars wrote in
letters of approval to the admin
istrration. Actually, though, the
Trustees are only discouraging
students having cars, not forbid
ding it . -
Deadlines were extended
order to give all freshmen
opportunity, to have their pic
tures made. This is the last ex
tension. Miss Moore declared.
Posing is painless, Miss Moore
assured students. It only takes a
moment, then you have your pic
ture for years to come, she says.
Plans for a staff meeting will
be announced later.
Hollerman and David Reid, forum.
Barbara Mumaw and Scotty
Hester head the display committee;
Carolyn Hartford the publicity;
Mary Bryan, music; Kit Wallace,
student-faculty; Lewis Brumfield,
office; Ann Bill, special services;
Sue Ambler, Joel Fleishman,
Dusty Lamson and Jerry Cook,
Ernie Bumgarner is vice-president
of SUAB, and Harry Phillips
is chairman of the coordinating
committee, made up of various
NEW HAVEN, Conn, Sept 21
Girls at women's colleges drink
more than coeds, reported a Yale
Students at "dry" "colleges who
disobey the rules are more likely
to get , drunk than those at "wet
colleges" the report showed.
Seventy-four percent of the na
tion's college students drink al
coholic beverages, reported the
The report also showed that
about half of them had their first
taste of liquor before they were
11 years old.
The college student apparently
knows how to handle his liquor
and reports of big beer busts and
whisky binges on the nation's cam
puses .have been axaggerated the
A 5-year study of drinking habits
and attitudes was conducted by
the Yale center of alcohol studies
which surveyed 17,000 men and
i women in 27 colleges.
The surveyors found that most
of the men and women associated
drinking with "morally, question
able sexual behavior". Sixty nine
per cent of the men and 62 per
cent of the women said they be
lieved alcohol led to sexual arouse
ment, petting or intercourse.
The men said that the women
who drink ija-ve the most dates in
college, but they are not considered
as future wives.
Only 26 per cent of those inter
viewed were total abstainers and
this total includes twices as many
women as men.
The report showed that the
quantity of beer, wine or liquor
consumed by a student increased
with each college year.
Is YW Leader
Mrs. Alfred M. Denton, Jr., of
Chapel HTTI is new young adult
director of the Durham YWCA,
succeeding Mrs. Beth Okum, also
of Chapel HUL
After receiving A. B. and M. A.
degrees in sociology at UNC, Mrs.
Denton worked with the Warner
Robbins Air Force Base person
nel staff, Georeit State College,
for Women YWCA, and Augusta,
Georgia, American Red Cross.
She spent a summer with a
YWCA group in Europe.
Open auditions for "Mr. Ro
berts", the Carolina Playmakers'
first production of the season, will
be held at 4:00 and 7:30 p. m.
Friday at the Playmakers Theatre.
Scheduled for production Octo1
ber 21-25, Thomas Haggen and
Joshua Logan's "Mr. Roberts re
quires a cast of at least 19 men
and one woman. Thomas Patter
son of the Playmakers staff is to
direct this successful Broadway
comedy of life aboard a cargo
ship during the war.
Copies of the script are on re
serve at the University Library
for those interested in reading
them in advance. All students,
faculty members, and their wives
are invited to attend these audi
tions. The Playmakers will hold an
informal meeting at JT:00 p. m.
Thursday at the Theatre. Sam Sel
den, director of the theatre group,
will give his annual lecture, "Ad
ventures in Playmaking, illustrat
ed with slides of past productions.
CHATTING HAPPILY ARE (left to right) Kathie Foran, Barbara
Jones, Mrs. Joy Taylor and Leanna White, Mrs. Taylor directs new
Victory Village nursery for tots. Cornell Wright photo-.
Victory Village Nursery
Pleases Tots, Parents
By Jennie Lynn
Amidst brightly colored pic
tures, rocking horses and pink
dolls 35 big-eyed youngsters
from two to six began their
"orientation" last week at the
new Victory Village Day Care
Under the operation of Mrs.
Robert E. Taylor and five teach
ers, the nursery opened Wednes
day morning on "Mason Farm
Road in Victory Village.
The long, grey building sits in
a small valley near the foot of
a sloping hill of pine trees. On
the other side a plyaground is
being landscaped and provided
with swings by the fathers of the
Village children. -
The nursery is available to
UNC students as well as parents
of Victory Village. Its day be
gins at a quarter to eight, and
the children sing, good-bye to
their playmates around five.
A Varied Day
In their nine hours at their
play home away from home they
listen to "Peter Pan" and "Alice
In Wonderland," paint vivid ab
stractions, model in clay, paste
paper, build cities of blocks,
then relive Guilliver as they
trample over the miniature
houses. They enjoy refreshments
twice a day are told to rest for
an "hour and then may climb the
near-by "Mountain," the sloping
The center, designed by a UNC
student of civic planning. Jack
Wolle, is a project of all the
villagers who saw a great need
for the nursery. Chapel Hill
merchants, civic clubs, and other
persons contributed generously
to funds and supplies. Fathers
are building outdoor play equip
ment, bookcases, and other nurs
The indoor activity centers in
two rooms, 25 feet wide, one 75
feet long, the other 56 feet in
length. The larger room has a
full time record player, and its
walls are donned with blue, red,
and green bordered pictures.
Along one of the walls are
shelves of books, blocks, jump
ropes, rubber toys, furniture, tin
dishes and jars of tempra paints
Chairs Are Colored
Eighteen windows in the other
walls yield abundant sunshine
onto the pine floor. Scattered
about the room are low tables
and small chairs of all the shades
Student dentists, under the
close supervision of their pro
fessors, will again offer their
services at a reduced rate to stu
dents, other adults and children
starting Monday, September 21,
at 10:00 am, Dr. John C. Brau
er. Dean of the Dentistry School
announced last week.
The third and fourth year stu
dents who will perforn all types
of dental service will be graded
on all their work.
in the rainbow.
On the "hill side of the build
ing is the resting room the floor
of which is now overlaid with
while waiting for the sixty or
The kitchen is next door. Its
stove stays busy preparing hot
lunches, the ice box is filled with
cold milk, the cabinets hoard
graham crackers, bread, and
shelve plates and glasses. A
washroom, equipped with 'our
basins and accompanying stools
for the children to. stand .on..
opens onto the side porch.
Children Will Be . . .
Starting the day with songs
and filling it with musical games,
the children create a happy at
mosphere. They sing while they
draw and build sand castles . . .
and when they are asked to take
a nap. Four-year-old Norma
Lawrence dances on her bed at
rest hour, because "I don't like
to go to sleep."
Liz Lindsey, a five-year-old
brunette, spent last Thursday
afternoon in the sand pile. "I
had lots of fun this morning
making paper chains and paint
ing, altho' I really like to play
with modeling clay better than
anything else . . . and when I
grow up I ma going to be a
Running around the sand box
with a shovel under his arm, was
would-be cowboy, Billy Finnerty.
Billy's present occupation is
watching after his 3 year old
The women behind the pro
gram are as lively as the chil
dren. "This year is going to be
super!" exclaimed Mrs. Edgar
Haire, supervisory teacher. "We
are all very excited and know
that the center will be an asset
to us teach; rs as well as to the
Teaching Staff Varied"
Mrs. Charles Adams, the only
teacher who is a Tar Heel grad
uate, has taught primary grades
since her school days. Mrs. John
Mahoney, a graduate of the Lrni
versity of Detroit, has previous
ly done recreational work in the
playgrounds of Detroit. "
Mrs. Guy M. Phillips, an Ap
palachean alumna, will be in
charge of the four-year-olds at
the nursery. The unmarried staff
member, Miss Shirley Louise
Badger, graduated from Win
(See NURSERY, page 4)
Opening Campus Scenes
"And I'm takin' Political Science for a crip."
"Brother- Thafs no crip ifs tough!'
"I guess I'll sicitch to arccheology."
'Gardener Hall? Never heard of
"Hey, Joe, whatcha doin' in HOI Hall?'
WeU, I met this girl who's gonna take this music course, see . .
"So I had to get TWO tickets
"This is coffee?" (Overheard at
Chapel Hill record seller Milton
A. Abernethy said yesterday he
believes "a man's political beliefs,
like his religion, are his own busi
ness." He refused to comment further
on his controversial testimony at
secret hearings held by Sen. Wil
liam E. Jenner (R., Ind.) for the
Internal Security Subcommittee in
March. Transcript of the proceed
ings was first published yesterday.
Abernethy said his formal state
ment to the press stated his po
sition fully. "We have never done
anyhting disloyal in our lives," he
said. He insisted both he and his
wife Minna, who also had a prom
inent part in the hearings, were
innocent of any wrong doing."
Abernethy, or Ab as he has been
known to thousands of customers
through his years here, leaned on
a counter of his Franklin Street
store yesterday and calmly reiterat
ed his position. He was mild and
polite throughout the interview.
At the eye of the Abernethy
storm is Paul Crouch. Crouch ad
mitted former Communist ties
when he testified before Jenner's
committee. He identified Aber-
nethv. who was standing at the
rear of the committee room. Ab
ernethy later refused to say whe
ther he knew Crouch.
Crouch testified under oath that
both Abernethy and his wife furn
ished the rear of Abernethy's Book
Shop for the storing and secret
operation of a printing press which
turned out Communist literature.
That was in the 1930's, Crouch
said. (Ab sold the book shop in
1950 to the Paul Smith's and it is
now called the Intimate Bookshop.)
Witness Crouch claimed the Ab
ernethy's were ". . . Communists
who accepted the discipline and
carried out the orders of the Com
munist Party, although they did
not have Communist cards."
Throughout the March hearing,
according to the transcript, the
Chapel Hill couple refused to an
swer on the ground that their an
swers would constitute self-incrimination,
against which they
were protected by the Fifth
Both are now subject to cita
tion for contempt of Congress.
"We "were called before the Jen
ner Committee in executive session
and qustioned about areas of our
private lives and thoughts going
back many, many years.
"We have lived in Chapel Hill "
for more than 20 years, all our
adult lives, and our opinions and
widely known, as we ourselves are,
to everybody in town.
"The opinions and actions of
Mr. Jenner's committee and its at
tempts to intimidate people are
He concluded, "We feel that in
our own small way we have played
a part in resisting the climate of
hysteria which the investigating
committees are "attempting to fos
ter with their spreading of fantas
Frosh Swim Candidates
Meet Tomorrow Night
Candidates for freshman swim
ming are requested to repert to
room 304 in Woollen Gym at 8:00
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the Y, of course.)