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VOL. LVII NO. 90
Complete P) Wire Service
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1955
Offices In Graham Memorial
FOUR PAGES TODAY
Indents Return : I
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Only 3 Cuts
Per Semester
Says Faculty
University of North Carolina
students returned to their books
yesterday, faced by a new faculty
rule three unexcused absences
per class per semester.
The new rule, passed by the
General Council of the Faculty
at its Nov. 19 meeting, put under
University law the matter of cuts,
formerly left up to individual in
structors. ' Now, the undergraduate not on
honor rolls is faced with the three
major provisions of the law:
(1) After four unexcused ab
sences, he will be dropped from
his course with a grade of "F."
(2) An absence during a two
day period before or after Uni
versity holidays will be counted
as two absences leaving the
student with one more out before
being dropped and failed.
(3) If the students cuts a lab
oratory or class on a day for
scheduled quiz or examination, he,
will fail the work missed
EXCUSE SOURCES
The faculty law narrows down
sources of excuses. Only two, the
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University physician (the Infirm-
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is registered, may write excuses.
Students got their first official
notice of the rule when they reg
istered Tuesday and yesterday, in
a printed sheet of paper titled
"Notice To All Undergraduates."
The notice explained terms of
the rule, and warned that ". . .
from now on the student must
assume greater responsibility j
than before toward his own class'
attendance, for under the new
rule it is unlikely that anyone
save the student and his instruc-
e
tor will be aware of possible dif-jlor Jr- Chailotte:
. , . , Jimmy Tesh, Winston-Salem;
ficulties before the student has;Kt VenaHe winston-Salem:
reached the automatic probation j
stage." , i
5,900 For Segregation . . .
Hodges
The Orange County petition for ,
continued segregated schools, in-
stigated by Dr. W. C. George of
the University medical faculty,
was sent to Governor Hodges last
week with over 5,900 names at
tached. Dr. George said Jan. 26 that
he had not yet received any ac
knowledgement of receipt of the
document from Raleigh, and that
so far as he was concerned his end
of the project was complete. In
a lengthy summary statement en
closed with the petitions sent to
the governor, Dr. George noted
that the petition was intended for
Orange County Circulation only,
but on request had been sent to
other countiqs. The signatures
from this county alone numbered
about 3,800, according to Dr.
George "several hundred more
than the maximum number of
votes cast in the last election . . ."
He cited a number of instances
in which all who were solicited
for signatures readily signed up,
and noted finally that "There was
virtually no circulation of the pe
tition in Chapel Hill where our
erperiences undoubtedly would
have been different. "Strong pro
paganda pressures exerted over
many years" contributed to the
Chapel Hill situation, he said.
The petition itself, a brief docu
ment asking the Governor and
General Assembly to do all legal
ly within their power to 'forestall
the Supreme Court's race integra
tion decision in schools, was made
public about Nov. 15.
THE PETITION
"Our petition supporting a pol
icy of continued separation of
Created
Here's Spring Schedule
Here is the schedule for the spring semester, which started
yesterday:
WEDNESDAY, April 6
MONDAY, April 11
MONDAY, May 23 .!..
TUESDAY, May 24 through Wednesday, June 1 ....final examinations
MONDAY, June 6 Commencement
George Sent Out To Pasture;
Home's Near University Lake
George, the famous and highly-controversial
campus collie
of late, has been literally sent
out to pasture.
Mrs. A. M. Jordan, treasurer
of the Humane Society, said
last week that the Crane fam
ily on the Critz George farm
out near the University Lake
had taken the dog after nobody
in town wauld claim responsi
bility for him. She had hoped
that some local citizen would
pay his license and vaccination
fee and agree to let George
continue to be the campus pet-at-large.
However, with no such claim
National Business Frat
Chaper Here Names 19
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Nineteen pledges were recentlv
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initiated into the Alpha Tau chac-
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;jroiessionai iraiernuy in Dusiness
administration.- - - - -
The members are: Joseph Bolen.
Mt. Airy; Franklin Brooks, Green
ville; James Furches, Clemmons;
Herbert Hoffman, Saar; Richard
Jones, Rockingham;
Robert Joyce, Mayodan; William
Lcftin Jr., Mt. Olive; William Ma
son Jr., Dunn; Vance Moore Jr..
Tarboro; Sanford Morton Jr..
jatthews
David McClure, Bangor, Maine;
Billy Oakley, Mebane; Thomas Os -
borne Jr., Greensboro; James
Sherrill, Charlotte; Linwood Tay-
Andy Vero, Norfolk, Va., and '
Sammie Weaver, Portsmouth, Va.
Gets Georges Petition
white and Negro children in
schools had its origin in a desire
to strengthen the hands of our
legal representatives who would j
protect us from racial deteriora
tion. '
"It was based on the belief that
bringing the two races together in
intimate social and semi-social re
lations would further their fusion
into a mixed race and that such j
fusion would greatly 'harm and
perhaps destroy American civili
zation. These beliefs are supported
by scientific and historical evi
dence. ,
"Alsi, the petition was looked
vipon as a test of the assertion
.hat our people are willing to ac
cept a program of racial integra
tion. Our experience gives little
support for that assertion. ,
FOR ORANGE ONLY
"Our program was planned for
Orange County only, which is one
of the areas upon which indoctri
nation pressures for race integra
tion have been focused. We have
sent petitions into other areas on
ly when they have been requested.
Some of the petitions sent to other
Vorth Carolina counties have been
returned to us with signatures.
These were sent to the Governor
along with those from Orange
County.
In spite of the fact that our
oersonal and professional duties
did not permit us to make an in
tensive campaign for signatures,
we nevertheless submitted more
than 5,000 names. Those from this
county number about 3,800, sev
eral hundred more than the maxi
mum number of votes cast in the
last election for any candidate or
ut
. Spring recess begins, 6 p.m.
Spring recess ends, 6 p.m.
Last day of classes
ants being forthcoming, the po-
lice refused to allow him to be ,
turned loose in town again as
a- ouulUmcu iuC
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Cranes, who have several chil
dren, to take him to the coun
try. George had been kept in
the dog pound at the Vine Ani
mal Hospital since allegedly
biting several students here
four weeks ago.
Music Series
To Be Resumed
Next Tuesday
Bonnie Jean Wold, Greensboro
soprano, will open the Tuesday
Evening Series for the second se
mester with a concert Feb. 8 in
Hill Hall.
Sponsored by the UNC Music
Department as a service to campus
and community life, the series is
broadcast over WUNC. Other sche
duled performers in the series in
clude Arthur Howes, organ reci
tal; UNC Concert Band, Earl Slo
eum, conductor; David Bar-Illan,
piano recital; UNC Glee Clubs,
loel Carter, conductor, and UNC
Symphony Orchestra, Earl Slocum,
conductor.
Mrs. Wold, a native of North
Dakota, is assistant professor at
Woman's College and soprano so
loist at Grace Methodist Church in
Grensboro. She will be accom
panied in her concert by Inga
Borgstrom Morgan of the Woman's !
College faculty. j
measure.
"More significant than the total
number of signatures is our ex-
perience in getting them. For m-
stance as I have driven around the
county and shown the petition to
people and have asked them if
they ' were enough interested to
take a copy and get signatures,
only one person has said" no.
Shortly after the petition was
started two of us made a circuit
through a part of the county. We
showed the petition to 79 people.
76 signed. The other three were
from out of the State.
'ALL WHO SAW IT SIGNED"
"Mr. G. T. Cole of the southern
part of the county circulated a pe
tition in his neighborhood and re
turned 35 signatures. Kye said:
"The petition was signed by ev-
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150 Women;
175 Others
Hit Campus
Some 150 new women students;
and more than 175 returning stu
dents tchiefly those who inter
rupted their college studies for
military service are enrolled
for the spring semester, accord
ing to Director of Admissions
Roy Armstrong. .
"A great housing shortage con
tinues," Director Armstrong said
earleir this week. "The dormi-
tories crowdpd with thr mpn
in a room and many veterans
have been turned "away because
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of the shortage of housing for
themselves and their families."
ORIENTATION
Orientation for new women stu
dents and first-year men students
took place Monday, and registra
tion for the spring term was held
Tuesday. .
Women's orientation was chiefly
concerned with sessions in which
coeds got acquainted with dormi
tory regulations and campus rules.
Entering freshmen spent Monday
taking
various placement tests for show Boat, a perenially pop
rance examinations. ular show with audiences all ov-
and entrance examinations
A student government meeting er the unt' and which
for new students was held Tues- never has been done on a um
day, and later this week they willtvfrsity campus. The play has been
! attend sessions on the organiza-
tion and function of the Honor
Council -and visit divisions of the,
University Library.
University YWCA Holds
Doubleheader Bake Sale
The University YWCA held a
doubleheader bake sale yesterday
to help raise its part of the Na
tional Centennial goal. -
Cakes, cookies, brownies andli
candy went on sale at Fowler's
Food Store, West Franklin St.,
and at the Electric Construction
Co., on East Franklin St.
eryone 1 snowea .it io- e cA-imaxer snows nau ueeii seui iu
pressed the belief that 99 per cent ew York, permission for the pro
of the people of the county out-' duction in Chapel Hill was grant -side
of Chapel Hill would sign if ej.
they had an opportunity. I
"Mr. James Rippy circulated a(
petition in the central part of the
county and returned 60 names. He(
reported that 'Everyone signed itj
who saw the petition.
"Mr. W. D. White of Chatham
County asked for. a petition. He'
returned it in a few days with 236
names and reported that 'So far.ents from a number of churches
as he could recall no one failed to m ttie community is being org-
sign who had the chance.
Mr. L. E. Phelps of the western
part of' the
e county said, 'I a.d
not miss a man that I showed the
petition to, white or colored."
"Several oher similar experi
ences from this and other coun
ties were reported, although most
people simpiy reiurnea me mSwcu
Petitions with Comment.
NOT CIRCULATED IN
CHAPEL HILL
"There was virtually no circula
tion of the petition in Chapel Hill
where our experiences undoubt
edly would have been different.
WTe were aware that strong prop
aganda pressures exerted over
many years had led a considerable
number of people . of the campus
support a program of racial fhte-mefl tnem- .
gron. Apparently they have Among the various programs
come to thin of the race problem! they plan to have during he pro
in concepts of slogans rather than j Posed study, according to Hall
in concepts of people, situations ; are a study of the history of
and consequences. The people of,rsces and tht!r Qualities, the his
this county and State generally, tory lhe NeSro ln the United
however, seem not to have been States and of segregation lavvsr
misled by the campaign of slo-land, if it can be arranged, a
gans . J panet discussion presentation by
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Solons Get Surprised
RALEIGH, Feb. 2. CP) The Joint Appropriations Committee
got a pleasant surprise from Dr. Robert Lee Humber last week.
The man who has been a mainspring in the state's buying a
million dollars worth of art and building a museum to house it
did not ask the committee for more money. Instead he told how
the money already appropriated has been spent.
Dr. Humber said that with the one million dollars the state
has acquired some 200 paintings which now have a value estimated
at 3V2 million dollars.
He reported the Kress Foundation will present the state with
an additional million dollars' worth of art objects and the state has
received gifts in the past year worth $600,000 for its art museum,
including $45,000 since Jan. 1. Most of the gifts were works of art
but they included $50,000 in cash, Humber said.
All in all, Humber concluded, North Carolina will have "the
greatest art museum south of the Potomac" when the gallery is
opened. He said he hopes it can be opened before the Legislature
adjourns.
Playmakers' Auditions
For Show Boat Today
Auditions will be held todav
cnosen Dy ine arouna riajma-
ers as their musiCal snow ot me
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Performances are slated for
March 4, 5 and 6 in Memorial
Auditorium.
Choosing the musical produc
tion of the year is always one of
the more formidable tasks of the
Playmakers , - staff.. ., Consideration
j was given to other shows, but the
Oscar Hammersiein-jerome ivern
classic was the leading contender.
A call to New York by John
W. Parker, Playmaker business
manager, revealed that Show Boat
carefully guarded property and
is only released to groups which
Oscar Hammerstein and his col
leagues feel could give it a wor
thy production.
FAMILIAR WITH PLAYMAKERS
A secretary in the office of the
lawyer who handles the musical
was from Danville, Va., and was
familiar with the work of the
Playmakers. This led to interest
on the part of those handling the
I rights to the show and after in
j formation about previous Play-
Interracial Teen Group Sets
Study Of Schools Integration
.n interdenominational and in-
terracial group of high school stu-
anized to make a study of the
schoois integration issue here this
' onth
month.
Sanctioned by the Chapel Hill
Ministerial Association, trie group
is to have the first of its five
Sunday afternoon meetings on
Feb. 6. Leaders of the program,
, which wag initiated by the Com
. ri,rh imnth ormin mot
J Hi Willi I 'WAXVA V- 1 J VSMV. VTMr,
in a
planning session recently
with several ministers.
One of their number, Richard
Hall of the Community Church,
said they felt "By getting togeth
er with youths from all churches
we felt we could better under
stand the problems that will face
us in the school integration sit-
! uation and will be better able to
oia on
n
Director of the Playmakers'
version will be Kai Jurgenson and
musical director will be Wilton
Mason, UNC Music Department,
who directed music for Kiss Me,
Kate, last season's big- musical,
and the music department's re
cent production of The Marriage
of - Figaro. - - -
Choreography will be done by
Harry Coble, Florence, S. C,
graduate student in dramatic art,
and choreographer last season of
Horn in the West at Boone.
Auditions for the show, which
requires singing, acting, and dan
ing talent, will be held in Me
morial Hall today. The cast will
include over 40 people with apr
proximately five leading women's
oles, four leading men, a dancing
chorus of eight, and a general
,-horus of 24. There are also many
ninor parts, some of which will
be cast from the chorus.
Show Boat has had several
3roadway revivals and recently
was made into a movie starring
Kathryn Grayson, Howard KelJ
Ava Gardner and Marge and Go
kver Champion. The story briefly
concerns life and romance among
the people on an old-fashioned
river boat and is interspersed
with such songs as "Make Be-
lieve," "You Are Love," "Can'
Help Lovin' That Man," "Bill,"
"OF Man River" and "Life Upon
The Wicked Stage."
students from an integrated school'
in Washington, D. C, who would
tell of their experiences in the
elimination of segregation in their
schools.
'Billions Of
Combines
By ETAUN SHURDELO j and the creative abilities and fa
- "Billions of Years Ago," a cilities of Life Magazine for the
startling and dramatic combina- j scientific portion,
tion of the Scriptures and scien-j It closely ties with the scrip-
tific knowledge in an effort to ;
explain the birth of the universe, ;
opened at the Morehead Plane- i
tarium last week. j
Produced in natural, rich color j
and featuring three dimensional
; effects . with full stage settings, j
"Billions of Years Ago" offers
and dramatizes the illustration
that the Planetarium visitor is
witness to the creation to the uni
verse. The Book of Genesis is closely
followed for the scriptural por- j
tion of the program. Planetarium !
officials have drawn upon the J
knowledge of" leading scientists
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Ex-President
Is Considering
Several Dates
Former President M.trry S.
Truman has said Jie would
like to be able to deliver the
annual Wei! Lectures here
this spring, according to Dr.
Alex Heard, chairman of the
Committee on Established
Lectures.
Truman was invited last
spring by Gordon Gray, president
on behalf of the Committee which
selects the Weil and McNair
speakers.
Gray, a former Secretary of the
Army in the Truman administra
tion, gave the former President
a cnoice ot dates on which to i
speak and until Truman picks a j
definite date his committment ;
will not be definite. j
The annual Weil Lectures are'
delivered on three successive j
nights. If Truman accepts, he will j
probably speak in Memorial Hall j
in May. The lectures are on the
general theme of "American Ci- j
tizenship." If Truman speaks, he j
may choose any more limited to- ;
pic within that range. Last year's
40th anniversary speaker, a for- j
mer president of Ecuador, spoke
on "Democracy in Latin America.",
The first lecture on the "Amer
ican Citizenship" theme was given
in 1914 by former President Wil-j
liam Howad Taft. The families ol
Henry Weil and Sol Weil endowed
the lecture series a few years la
ter. Other prominent speakers forj
the lectures have been William
Bennett Munro, Edward A. Ross,;
William Allen White, Charles A.
Beard, Harold J. Laski, Felix
Frankfurter and Henry Wallac
In more recent years, such pro -
minent persons as T. V. Smith,
Richard B. Tawney, Robert M.
Maclver, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edwin
G. Nourse, Robert A. Taft, Zech
ariah Chafee, Jr., and Galo Plaza
have spoken.
The Committee on Established
Lecturer is composed of seven
faculty members headed by Dr.j
Alex Heard of the Political Science
Department.
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Glade Valley's Clothirap
Drive Will End Saturday
j The clothing drive for the Glade
; Valley School which is sponsored
(jointly by the Independent Wo
j men's Council and the Panhellinic
i Council will continue through Sat-
urday.
! Any women interested in visit-
! ing Glade Valley School at the
completion of the drive should
contact Miss Marilvn Zas'er in
Smith Dormitory or Miss Joan
Leonard at the Alpha Gamma Del-
ta house.
Years Ago' Show
Scriptures And
tural reports, just as science and j
the Bible are coming closer and
closer together yearly in their
concepts about the firth of the
earth. Portions of Life's series,
"The World We Live In," are
used in the production, especially
selections from "The Earth Is
Born" and "Canopy of Air."
The magic of the Zeiss projec-:will
tor -is used to explain some of j
the theories about ""formation of j
stars and galaxies out of chaos,
the expanding universe according
to leading scientists and the
changes in positions of stars over
billions cji years.
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HARRY TRUMAN
on American citizenship
Michigan's
Williams
To Speak
Michigan Governor G. Mennen
Williams will be heard in a pub
lie address in Memorial Hall ai
,'
' o'clock Tuesday night.
I Hiss address will be sponsor-; 1
!b" the local Young Democrats
Club.
Bob Windsor of Chapel Iliil.
resident of the YDC, who an
nounced program plans, said th'U
Governor Williams' appearance
here will be the first in a series
of addresses by prominent Demo
crats to be presented bv the YP-C
during the spring semester. At;
( fner who has accepted invitation
includes Senator Dick Ncuberger
of Oregon, he said.
Prior to the Governor's address
the YDC will honor the speaker
r.t a private dinner. A reception
will be held in Graham Memorial
'immediately following the oro
grrrn. Before his election as Governor
of Michigan on the Democratic
ticket in 1943. he served as deputy
director for the Michigan office,
of Price Administration, Demo
cratic member of the Michigan
Liquor Control Commission and a
member of the law firm of Grii-
fiths, Williams and Griffiths. lie
was re-elected in 1950, 1952 and
1954.
Science
One startling portion is a sim
ulation of the receding moon as
it may have broken from the
earth and moved out into space.
Music and three dimensional
effects will complement the Gene
sis story. The entire Planetarium
chamber will be bathed in nat
ural color twice, for an under
water panorama of sea creatures,
and for depicting prehistoric mon
stors and now-extinct animals.
The closing "Santification" scene
further emphasize the rela
tion of spiritual to scientific
knowledge.
"Billions of Years Ago" will be
presented nightly at 8.30 o'clock
with matinees Saturdays at 11
a.m., 3 and 4 p.m. and Sundays
at 2, 3 and 4 p m.
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