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CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1955
Offices In Graham Memorial
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By CLARKE JONES
jianis Pinks was favored by 13 out of 25 faculty members questioned concerning
I would prefer as a successor to Ciordon Cray, in the "event that Grayjs resignation
Jidatal University president is accepted. , . ; ; , r
!i u to ( lose associates of Purks, however, lie is iiot.-a candklate, for ,the position. He
oiild serve only until : ; , ' -
jint could be found,
culty members had no
In the matter and eight
opinion as to who they
i since they : had not
Irough about it. Five
I be reached for com-
hhose questioned were
ct the following depart
Force ROTC, Art,
figlish, Chemistry, the
! Division, Dramatic Art,
td Regional Planning,
C assies, Geology and Ge
I School of Dentistry,
I Mathematics. Statistics,
fence. School of Phar-
losophy- :.: I
J Education ana Ain-
i'iticaL Science, Psychol-
. . . .
)ion, Sociology and An- i - j
I and Zoology
aboi has been elected
manager.! "of"! the rUNQ
s duties will include the
nt of band trips and
Gray Appears To Be
Resigned To Increase
By FRED POWLEDGE
Comparison of President Gordon Gray's report to the trustees,
issued yesterday, with his report last year shows the .president may
have become resigned to the expected 'risef in!, enrdjjinent. j i! j j (j i j ;
: Lst year, President Gray;' pointed toward the 1 "major crisis . in ;
the educational life of; North Carolina" ; which the. . University was
approaching. The crisis!,1 he: jvr6te in his, ' report; ; included '. two ;fac-
tdrs:. : T ; : ; . H ! ; ' ; i : 5 UHH1 : :": ; : ' 1 ! H : h 1 : ' i i ! ! : ; : i 1 : 1 :
; (1) State revenues have ; been decreasing.; Despite the fact? that '
North Carolina is "making a; ;grcat fducatipnalj effort," wrote Presi-,
dent Gray, educational progress was suffering.; i ; ; H : i ; ' H
(2) "Increasing enrollments, and other! equally prssing impera
tives, require that the public schools, and the University not only
proceed at current levels of expenditures during the next biennium,
but also seek certain specified increases."
RAISE STANDARDS . '
In the same report, Gray wrote:
"From our own viewpoint, and from the viewpoint of the state's
educational system as a whole, I am now inclined to think thaCwe
should raise our scholastic admissions requirements gradually and
reasonably, so that we may in the same way raise our standards of
This year, however, Gray appeared to accept the future's higher
enrollments. In the report released today, Gray points out the need
of "a long range program of 'personnel encouragement, promotion
and recruitment. . ; Miil !
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President Gray, in a report to the trustees released yesterday, called for greater adap
tation of tlie University to the expected Vise in enrollment.
He reported Ifls "continued concern over the question of the influence of intercollegiate
' . : . : i . . . athletics in the University."
The: University is faced
meet enrollments! St ." -H!
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jlirtprovements, he j cites
AMERICAN POET e. e. cummlngs"
English Club and GM sponsor talk here ,
ibtaton, sODhomorp from
'sonville, has been nam
i:rmai of Graham Me-A-ctiVities
Tiirnttee. Before coming
Staton was president of
'"dersonvilh High School
body. He is a member
3 .Alpha social fraternity
5.tatpn works in the in-
n office of Graham Me
and is a. member of the
e Student Party. '
To Deliver Talk Here
American poet E.!E. Cummings,
who created many laughs and
much argument when he started
spelling his name in low-case let
ters, will talk here Nov. 9, it
was announced yesterday.
riimmines will speak under
sponsorship of the UNC English
Club and Graham Memorial Stu
dent Union. His talk is scheduled
for 8 ,p.m. in Hill Hall, and will
be open to Hhe public free of
'Last year h'is monumental
Poems 1923-1954 appeared, climax
ing a long and distinguished ca
reer. Cummings' first volume of
poetry, Tulips and Chimneys, was
published in 1923 when the poet
was 29 years old. It was followed
by Is 5 in 1926, the .Collected
Poems in 1938, 50 Poems in 1940,
IXI in 1944 and XAIPE in 1950.
In addition to poetry, Cummings
is well known for his novel, The
Enormous RoonY, which was based
on his experiences in a concentra
tion camp during World War I.
In 1931 he published his diary ac
count of a pilgrimage to Russia
in the book Eimi.'- i
The series of lectures delivered
- ; Again., under the title of jtTermanent
the "prospect of greatly increased enrollments."
v "We must move, therefore,! to a maxiUm effeetivness1 iin the
use of Xur present . plant." He, suggests aternoon classes and in-
r-&trictionon a 12-month basis as possible answere to the enrollment1;
- question. -
He appears to face the enrollment rise in housing. '"If we are
to increase, our enrollment,' i he writes, "there must be additional "
housing' facilitiesj"-Jle cites !busing plans now v underway here, '
at State College, in; Raleigh and Woman's College in Greensboro.
- Thus Gray seems to face tne enrollment problem and offer an
swer rather, than, attempt to remove the "problem ; by -decreasing
enrollment. . - ., .
at Harvard University, and en
titled six nonlectures, was 'pub
lished in 1953. Cummings has al
so written two dramas, him, pro
duced by the Provincetown Play
house, and Santa Claus. Cummings
is an artist as well as a poet and
has had a one-man showing in
New York and a selection of his
oils -and watercolors exhibited in
Chicago this ylear.
Cummings' reading here will in
clude both prose and poetry. He
plans to read one of the early
"noheassays" during the first part
of the program and selections
from the recent collected poems
during the last part.
In connection with the an
nouncement of," Cummings' ap
pearance, Roy Moose, chairman of
the English Club, said "The Eng
lish Club is interested in starting
at UNO a literary series of truly
outstanding authors and critics.
"We believe . that in 'the past
there has been a significant lack
of such a series, which is incon
sistent with the University's rep
utation as a cultural center. Mr.
Cummings is the first author of
the series to appear,"
Purks Says University
Not Turning TV Loose
"Neither the Board of Trustee's i programs exclusively. However,
jior the . administration has given
any .consideration to any change
a Student Has NSA
Researching Col leges
Should von lito c ,i
,.Cd(-n month visiting
nLT the country-di-
f .earch on problems that
! I T-111 300 colIe
;..n er jf Slx students on the
; J-ouncil on Education?
;: it sounds like a full-
' "Cu,' lust frt K v r ri
VU; his classes.
ent m t ...
,1a acmor is
" 'Ot rnnro
national uwlcr' 1S une
... 'nai vice-Drpsidonc f
5 n. "'aaillWUOn OI
I f 'trnH leaders from
300 schools all over the nation. At
its annual congress, the opinions
of 6.000 students are represented.
Turner, a former regional vice
chairman of NSA, was elected to
his present job at this summer s
congress at the University of Min
nesota, in Minneapolis. He is the
third Carolina student to hold a
national office in the organization.
The other two were national pres
As a vice president,
head of one of NSA's four com
missionsStudent Affairs. His
commission dispenses information
and does research on such topics
as economic . Yvendie, aiuueufc
health, student service programs,
the student press, orientation pro
grams, public relations, intercolle
giate athletics and counselling
-This year, a good deal of the
research of the Student Affairs
Commission is being carried on in
North Carolina. Manning Muntz
ing, a UNC studvit,' is heading up
a study on student unions. An
other Carolina student will soon
be given the task of gathering in
formation on mental health pro
grams for students.
And a group at Woman's Col
(Sec NSA; page 4)
in the status or organization of
.WUNC-TV, the University's tele
vision station," Acting President
J. Harris Purks said yesterday in
an answer to .rumors that some
jiew .-development is in prospect.
Under .existing Federal Com
munications Commission regula
tions the University could not sell
the station nor could it enter into
ny time-sharing cooperative ar
rangement with any commercial
station," he added.
He made the statement when
.asked his reaction to the report by
The Raleigh News and Observer
that commercial operators are try
ing to lure WUNC-TV away from
, In the newspaper's morning col
umn, "Under the Dome," it was
reported that an insurance com
pany, a Durham radio station, and
the Sir falter ; Television Co. of
Raleigh,,, operator! of WNAO-TV,
Jiave all made propositions to the
.University. ' ! iZV'r.iv
"If a deal Canvbe' 'swung," the
.column remarked, ."the commer
cial operators would " get WUNC
TV's valuable vhf (very high fre
quency) : channel in return for
assurance that 'they would relieve
the University of the station's
expenses and allot a portion of
the broadcast time to programs
originated by, the University."
. The station began operations in
January, 1954, at which time plans
twere laid to broadcast educational
He told the trustees he feels his
resignation as president, which
they rejected last summer "should
be constantly reviewed in the
months ahead." $
Gray said little about the ad
mission of three Negro students
as undergraduates to the Univer
sity here this fall, and nothing
about the automobile situation. A
great deal of his 18-pagc report
was devoted to the special fresh
man program now underway here.
As for the expected increase in
V i enrollment, Gray called for:
(1) "A long range program of
personnel encouragement, promo-
A more detailed analysis cf
,the President's Report will fol
low in later issues.
tion and recruitment. The Univer
sity is faced with a period of fac
ulty expansion to meet enroll
ments, and, unevenly, of replac
ing a relatively large number of
faculty people approaching retire
(2) A "maximum effectiveness in
the use of our present plant," in
the light of the "prospect cf
greatly increased enrollments."
Gray listed two "departures from
present practice: . . . The ques
tion of scheduling more classes in
the afternoon, so as to use class
room space to better advantage,"
and "the question of giving regu
lar instruction on a 12-month
Gray cited building needs at all
three branches of the Consolidat
ed University, along with the
"problem of dormitory facilities,
for both unmarried and married
"If we are to increase our en
rollments, there must be addition-
o.; j 4ua rnn. , ipancmitioH in Anting Prpsidpnt :i al housing facilities, he said.
cni;Hatnri TTnivnrcitv Administra- Purks and the three chancellors Planning tor dormitory construe
Law Wives' Anhual Fashion Show Thursday
' Mrs. Hamlin Wade, left, and Mrs. William Smith, right, are two
of the law wives who will appear in the annual fashion show given
by the Law Wives at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Hillel ; Foundation. .
Admission ta' th affair will be 50 cents, and tickets may be ob
tained from any. law wife or at the door. Refreshments will be
served, and the show will be open to the public. The models will
be outfitted by a local department store. (Press Photo Service.)
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Meeting Tomorrow For
Discussion Of Autos
tion and 'local officers will meet for consideration.
fK 4- . . H, tomorrow to discuss the problem
rnp stafinn iniilr? Ho tumor? nvpr I .
wwava .vA .w v.WA
to commercial broadcasters, ac
cording to the column.
. According to . Purks, various
commercial stations have express
ed an interest in working out
time-sharing arrangement whereby
the station would be part-time
educational and ' part-time com
mercial. FCC regulations, however
do not permit such arrangements,
he said. - ,
. Duff Browne, WUNC-TV man
ager, could not be reached for a
,of student vehicles. ,
The All-University Council on
Student Affairs, ; a Consolidated
University group, will meet Thurs
,day at 2:15 p.m. in the Morehead
building. Deans Weaver of UNC, J
Stewart of State College and Tay
Jor of Women's College will be
present 'at the meeting, according
to a South Building spokesman.
, The spokesman said the council
js pifrely an advisory group, with
,no legislative powers. Any recom
mendations that come out of the Civeekly dinner ,of the legal fra-
Thursday meeting, he said, will be ; ternity.
Court Concorncd With
Cure, Not Punishment
Judge William I. Gatling, judge
of the Domestic Relations Court in
Mecklenburg County recently told
Delta Theta Pi members that his
court is concerned not with pun
ishment but with the cure.
Judge Gatling spoke at the bi-
A Graham Memorial Activities
Board picnic will be held today
at 6 p.m. in the Rendezvous
Room of GM.
Members of . all k GMAB com
mittees have been invited.
New Fraternity Men Get Pledge Pins
Gene; Carson, president of Theta Chi social fraternity, above'. left, is shown' pinning a pledge pin
on Gene Hyde a new pledge. Fraternity pledges received their pins yesterday when the fraternities
held their pledge ceremonies! (Henley Photo.)
tion is now underway at the three
branches, he said.
On athletics, Gray' said he re
ferred "not to athletics as such
or even to great interest in ath
letics, but rather to the fact that
ihe demands of athletics often be
come pervasive throughout the in
stitution and have an adverse ef
fect on other and more central
parts of our program.
"Athletics, particularly 'big
time' athletics," he said, "have a
way of becoming an issue in other
areas of our 'work. On occasion,
the pressures supporting athletic
activities in seeking to determine
athletic operations create a threat
-to the morale and effectiveness of
administrative and faculty action.
Gray said he referred in this
connection to "the action of the
recent General Assembly. At the
same time when it was cutting
revenues and raising student fees,
even cutting appropriations for
the libraries, it was in effect sub
sidizing athletics by not requiring
out-of-state scholarship students
to pay the general increased rates.
"This was over the stated oppo
sition of the president, and wa3
not in the best interest of the
Gray said "there has been some
controversy with respect to wheth
er the Trustees acted wisely in
declining to accept my offered
resignation and in lieu thereof
granted me an indefinite leave of
absence. The trustees can well un
derstand why I should wish not to
be drawn publicly into this con
troversy. "My policy," he said, "has al
ways been to accept the judgment
of the Board of Trustees in any
matter after full exploration. I do
feel, however, that this situation
should be constantly reviewed in
jthe months ahead."