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VOL. LVII NO. 166
Complete VP) Wire Service
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1955
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uuucu "y cououe as "tne most tabulous thing about the whole place." Coeds will be at festi
vities tonight, guests of Cobb, biggest dorm on the c ampus. Roland Giduz photo.
NAACP Off idol's Letter
Asks Gray For Assistance
By FRED POWLEDGE
An official of the National Assn.
for the Advancement of Colored
People has asked University Presi
dent Gordon Gray to "take a strong
forthright stand and reverse
the act and deed" of the Universi- j
tj s refusal to admit three Negro
students as undergraduates.
The official, C. O. Pearson of
Durham, is chairman of the Legal j
Redress Committee" of the North r
Carolina NAACP, and is legal rep- j
reseniative for the three students, !
all graduating seniors at a Durham !
high school. - j
Pearson s letter, three pages long, !
was mailed to Consolidated Univer-,
s.ty President Gray this week. A .
copy of the letter was made availa
ble to The Daily Tar Heel yester
day. The three students, according to
Pearson, are Ralph and Leroy
Frasier and John L. Brandon. Pear-
son has said he will take his case expected to be enacted into law.
to federal court if the University j The bill authorizes the Board of
and the Board of Trustees refuses Trustees of the University of North
to admit the Negroes. t Carolina, of East Carolina College,
Pearson quoted a letter he said 1 of Appalachian State Teachers Col
he received from Director of Ad- lege and of West Carolina College
missions Rov Armstrong in which ' to issue bonds for " the purpose
Armstrong was alleged to have told '
the three students "the trustees of
the University have not changed!
the policy of admission of Negro j
students to the University. Negroes ;
are eligible to make application to
come to the University for graduate
and professional study not offered
at a Negro college in North Caro
lina. Negroes are not eligible to
make application for admission to
the undrgraduate divisions of the
The letter from Armstrong, said
Attorney Pearson, "seems to be a
studied attempt to be discourteous
in referring to the applicants by
their first names. I am certain that
business correspondence emanating
from your institution does not us
ually foliow this form." Arm
strong's letter, said Pearson, ad
dressed the three Negroes as "Dear
l,eroy and Ralph (andJohn):"
Pearson said he felt Armstrong's
"poaition is not only contrary to
the law as revealed by the recent
cases decided in the Supreme Court
of the United States, but also it is
not in keeping with the type of j
leadership which a great University
.should provide for the guidance of
its state and community in the de
velopment of justice and human
The NAACP official said he felt
the University's position, as ex
pressed in Armstrong's letter, "is !
untenable either upon legal, moral
or spiritual grounds. Surely a great
Lnivtrsity such as yours will not
use its tremendous prestige and
influence to spearhead a
a-ainst citizens of North Carolina (
who are attempting merely to se
cure rights and opportunities
granted to them by the Constitution
of the United States."
Pearson said he believed "the
great majority of the students are
quite willing to accept qualified
Negroes as fellow studnets. It isjral functions and activities of each
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interesting to note in this respect policy 0f the Board of Trustees."
ithat the thinking of the student; Consolidated University Presi
body, the members which are di-i . ., , , . ,
,, fr . , . , , , , . 1 dent. Gray said yesterday he had
rectly affected, is far ahead of that
of the policymakers of the Univer- received the letter. Gray said he
sity, assuming that Mr. Armstrong's had not replied. Otherwise, he had
.statement does reflect the true.no comment.
Dorm Building Bil
Is Expected To Pass
"The bill authorizing the Boards
of Trustees of six slate schools to
issue bonds for the purpose of
building new dormitories was ap-
proved on its seCond reading in
the state Senate yesterday.
The bill, which was passed by
the House of Representatives on
May 18, is scheduled to have its
third, and final Senate reading
Monday night, at which time it is
WUNC, the University's
radio station, has announced staff
appointments for the coming year.
Seven students have been named
to ton iobs. according to Carl
Venters, outgoing assistant man
ager. The new appointments include,
Mis Anne Ryan Thomas, program
manager; Arnold Cuibreth, oper-
ations manager; Don Patterson,
Phil Goodman, chief radio cn-
gincer Tom Spain, news director;
David Stezer continuity d;rector,
and Miss Donna Aschcraft, music
The staffers will take over their
Positions next fall when the sta-
tion resumes broadcasting
Higher Education Board
To Coordinate Schools
The State Board of Higher Ed
ucation, which was legislated into
existence by the North Carolina
General Assembly Thursday,
is the result of a report maae
the iegisjalion recommended
earlier in the year by the Com
mission on Higher Education.
The board will "coordinate func
tions and financing of all state
supported institutions of higher
education," according to the act,
with powers to determine gene
show itself off tonight .with ded-
of acquiring or constructing" dor
mitories. The maximum worth oi
the bonds for dorms here may no;
exceed $2,000,000, according to the
The bill, if passed, will allow
the Board of Trustees to "increase
Lthe rentals for the facilities fur
nished by any existing dormitor
ies ... to provide, to the exten
necessary, additional funds to li
quidate in full any revenue bond'-!
issued under this Act." j
The bill also calls for an in- j
crease m tne appropriations of
three of the institutions so tha
"such increases in dormitory rent
als above present levels . . . which
were anticipated for the purposr
of decreasing appropriations made
for the next biennium may, ac
may be necessary, be applied or
the interest and principal of re
venue bonds" which would be is
sued under the bill. The increasr
for UNC under the bill would br
?. 1.000 for each year of the next
! According to Jack Hudson
chairman of the Interdormiton
Council, who apeared before the
Council on Student Affairs on Fri-
to discuss the new rlorms
there are two types of dormr
whch will probably be built if
the bill is passed. A men's dorm
in ttlfk area ot tne iwin aronna
j Memorial Hospital and women,
' . two dorms wh1Ch
.the Council deeded would pro-
bah1v be bllilt with the money.
midsftn said the Leeislature ha5
prrhihitor, the building of anv
quar(ers for married students with
thp money. According to Hudson,
lthe men's dorm in the hospital
area WOuld house medical, dental
pharmacy or public health stu-
institution, to determine types of
degrees to be awarded by each,
to inspect each institution bien
nially ... to prescribe -uniform
practices and policies to be fol
lowed by each institution" and "to
make over-all plan for develop
ment of a system of higher edu
cation." According to the act, the board
must prepare biennial reports for
the Governor, the General Assem
bly and the institutions.
Full Trustee Meet
Set For Monday
The full Board of Trustees will The Legislature did not approve
meet Monday evening to discuss the raise in fees. However, appro
the controversial tuition raise rec- priations to the University were
ommendation. figured on the basis of increased
There is also a strong possibility tuition. Ths makes the increase a
that the question of admitting Ne
gro students to UNC next fall will
be brought up at the meeting.
At its last meeting, the Execu-
tive Committee of the UNC -Board
of Trustees voted to recommend
to the full board that it raise the raise the $88,245 asked by the
tuition for non-residents. I state Legislature.
The Joint Appropriations Com- j ' Chancellor House, in a January
mittee of the General Assembly 1 Administration policy report, stat
decided on May 6 to increase the j ed any increase in student fees
tuition for out-of-staters bv $140 I would make the University "more
This would mean that residents of I restricted to the privilege class.
North Carolina would have to pay ! "If at Chapel Hill we ever cease
"$500 per year tuition. . to be University for all the peo-
Scholarship holders, it was de- ; pie," he said, "we will have for
fided, would be exempted from feited one of the fundamenta"
the increased tuition. 1 ideals of the University."
University -.Art Department's
Archie Daniels Dies At 72
Archie P. Daniels, 72, well- Daniels had been painting 40
'mown and loved campus person- years had never had an art lesson
lity, was found dead yesterday ' John Allcott, head of the Univer
ufternoon. j sity Art Dept., said "Archie Dan-
Daniels, for the past 16 years j 4S is one of the veIy few Peoplf
assistant to the curator 0f Pearson ii the Art Department who can
Hall Art Gallery.; went into re- i sJ hi paintings.1'--- - : " -tirement
last summer. At the fme "f Daniels, often termed a "primi
of his retirement Chancellor ti've painter," was born in Person
Robert B. House conferred upon '; Countv. one of seven children. He
him the degree of "Honorary
irntnn XT' t-v n i 4 n o rf cvc r T-T oil
Art Gallery in recognition of his
15 vcars of devoted service to
the Dept. of Art.
The Students Budget
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Following
government budget for 1955-56.)
$ 862.00 Student fees
50.00 Fiction contest donation
640 00 Subscriptions
125.00 Cash sales
$ 15.00 Supplies
57.00 Postage and box rent
30.00 Yackety Yack space
5000 Prize fiction contest
225.00 Manuscript fund
TOTAL STUDENT FEES $787.00
Time For That Last Minute Cramming
Danny Gryder, senior from Biltmore, above, is doing what most
UNC students will be engaged in during the next two weeks cram
ming. For Gryder it is the last time; for many others, there are more
sets of exams ahead to cram for.
- Monday the full board, com
posed of over 100 members, ( will
have to decide one way or anoth
ed. They must either approve of
the increase or try another way to
IS survived by one sister. Funeral
arrangements were not complete
' last niht. Cause of death was not
known last night.
is last installment in student
Y'tiw r''V SUB!L
GM DIRECTOR JIM WALLACE
. why not retain the present staff?
Reid, Fleishman Find
Ag rjeem en t Abo u t 1 L i ef
David Reid, student body attny.
general, and student Legislator
Joel Fleishman settled their case
outside of the Honor Council yes
terday. Both made statements yester
Jay concerning Fleishman's state-
nent in Legislature Thursday
night that Reid had previously I Rtid's statement said, "I believe
told him Jim Turner, first vice- j Joel when he says the matter re
jhairman of the Carolinas-Vir- j sidled from a misunderstanding.
Uinia Region of the NSA, was left
jff the student body president's
.1st of NSA convention delegation
suggestions because of his oppo
sition to Don Fowler during the
Reid said Thursday night suited from both 0f us misinter
iHeishman's statement was a "lie," j preting what was said," said
and that he planned to take him : Fleishman's statement.
After Meet, Letters
Following the tempestuous final SP Chairman Bob Harrington
Student Legislature meeting! commented in his letter:
Thursday night five campus poli- j
ticians rushed down to the Tar
ileel office and composed letters
to the editors.
Jim Holmes, recently rejected
appointee to the Carolina Forum, i
"The University Party, with the
exception of Larry Walker, shock-
ed me and hurt me more deeply
than any of them realize. I have
.vorked , with the Forum, even j
though not a member. I am sche- j
duled, as publicity director, to go i
vith the chairman this summer on ;
his speaker-procuring trips.
"I am sure that the individual
members of the University Party
would not have voted the wav they ;
did had they not been forced by j
Jim Exum, floorleader
of the '
DuPler, Creasy Named
Miss & Mr. Alumni
Miss Carol Du Pier, from Da-1 symbolize loyalties of the 'good
vidson, and Tom Creasy, of Gret
na, Va., both seniors, have been
named by a special student-faculty
committee as "Miss Alumna"
and "Mr. Alumnus" of the about-to-graduate
class of 1955.
Certificates are awarded annu
ally by the General Alumni Assn.
to the two members of the gradu
ating class who in the course of
their campus careers best repre
sented "those qualities
4&&i' -iff WU&
i before the Honor Council
Yesterday, however, -both par
ties made statements to the ef
fect that Fleishman's statement
had been made due to a misnn-
derstanding between the two, and
that the matter would be dropped
j outside of the Honor Council
1 1 aiso know how easy it is to ex-
aggerate statements when debate
"Dave and I have discussed our ,
conversation, and there is now no '
doubt that the disagreement re-;
"I am very upset and disturb
ed by the noxious and arbitrary
actions that were committed by
the University Party majority in
the Student Legislature last night.
We feel that the UP acted in
very bad faith and used very bad
judgment in their selfish actions
in that body."
Referring to what he calls a
"very serious partisan attack upon
the structure of the Forum,"
Carolina Forum Chairman Tom
"It is true that all the members
of the Forum are members of the I
SP. We did not realize this until !
Thursday night. It would have
made tin difference however . . .!
The Forum has always demanded
that partisan politics never enter
(See LETTERS, page 8)
alumna' and the 'good alumnus.' "
The two seniors will be honored
at the annual Alumni Luncheon
to be held on Monday, June 6 in
Lenoir Hall and to which all sen
iors and their parents are invited.
(V . f f ft."
Committee members making the 'Everett Kendrick, "Your Univer
selections are: Dean Ernest L. j sity;" Bill Oakley, "Your YMCA;"
Mackie, Roy Holsten, Miss Lila
Ponder, Betty Goodwin, Bill Cal
vert, Jackie McCarthy and Ray-
o mm or row
Just who will direct Gra
ham Memorial next fail will
depend on results of a Sunday
meeting of the student union's
Hoard of Directors.
Current GM Director Jim
Wallace, whose term ends in Sep
tember, told the group yesterday he
is "not a candidate for the per
manent directorship," although he
would accept the post on a tem
A personnel committee, appoint
ed to recommend a temporary di
rector, reported it could not make
a decision until it interviewed
"one other person." Bob Young,
chairman of the committee, said
four alternatives lay before the
board: Hire a new, temporary di
rector from outside the Univer
sity, retain Wallace and staff, pro
mote Asst. Director Jim Mclntyre
to temporary director or hire a
student or some other person pre
sently affiliated with the Univer
sity. Young said an extra meeting
would be required to decide on
the temporary director. After some
objections by Joel Fleishman and
Ed Yoder, the group agreed to
meet Sunday afternoon at 3 o'
clock. In making his bid for the post of
temporary director, Wallace de
clared: "Of all the persons considered
for the temporary directorship, I
am the only one who is not a can
didate for the permanent director,
ship . . . Therefore I think it would
be the best choice to retain the
present staff. This would ensure
continuity. I believe that Mr. Mc
lntyre and I could make more pro
gress than ever before.
"I don't think Mr. Mclntyre
should be temporary director. This
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' W"U1U "J ;vuu u'A uyeiu-
uug uii nan Mtui anu uiai a can
didate for permanent director
; would be on the inside ... I re
; signed effective this fall because
I felt that a new permanent direc
j tor would be here ... I predicate
my case on my past 22 months
A budget, totaling 846,290, for
the coming year was approved
the only change being an addition
al S10O "to replace ping pong
This morning's issue of The
Daily Tar Heel, all eight pages
of her, is the last for the spring
seme ter. The next issue will be
delivered on the first day of
classes next fall.
The staff hopes your exams
aren't too hard and that you
have a fine summer.
The staff of the 1955 Carolina
Handbook was announced ves-
terday by Editor-in-Chief Curtiis
Assisting Daughtry in adminis
trative posts will be Wally Satter
field, managing editor; Graham
Ramsey, business manager; Le
nore Ebeling, executive secretary;
Bill Kane, photography editor, and
Eddie Crutchfield, advertising
Section editors are Charles
Mack Johnson, "Student Govern
ment;" Wally Satterfield, "Hi
There;" Gene Maloney, "Studies;"
Ed Crutchfield, "Sports;" Faye
Abell, "Carolina Coeds;" Charles
Jack Lewis, "Home at Carolina;"
Ron Oldenburg, "Student Union;"
Clyde Alexander, "Chapel Hill;"
David Mund3', "Extras at Carolina."