CB&PEL HILL, K-C.
Methodists have a good Sri'
editorial, page 2.
Colder with expected rain. High
VOL. LVII, NO. 102
Complete (P) Wire Sn,nc
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, 'TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1957
Offices in Graham Memorial
FOUR PAGES THIS ISSUI
eath Of UNC Student
A lXC student hanaed himself late Saturday afternoon
in the hower room of his rooming house at 2 n Macau ley St.
in Chapel Hill. 1
Funeral services were held Monday at $ p.m. for Richard
Wily Fowler, a ?i-year old junior from Durham; at the How
eitonllryan Memorial Church in Durham.
Conducting the service were the Rev. Vergil F.. Queen,
pastor of the Duke Memorial Methodi.st Church and, Dr.
II. F. Spence, professor emeritus of Duke University Divinity
School. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, annex B.
He was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Marian B. Fowler of 1021
Monmouth Ave., Durham.
Fowler's body was found hang
ing at the end of a belt tied
around a shower curtain rod. His
roommate, medical, student Ken
Weaver, discovered the body at
G;53 p.m. Saturday.
Orange Ccunty Asst. Coroner
George Cannady, who ruled the
death a suicide .said he thought
Fowler h3d taken his life between
5 and 6 p.m. No one else was at
home at the time.
Cannady said no note was
found and no reason could be
found for the suicide. He said
Fowler had given no indication
he planned to commit the act.
He also said he understood
Fowler .- "was doing all right in
At the time the student com
mitted suicide a recording of
"Come Sweet Death" by the Phil
adelphia Symphony Orchestra
was playing on a record player.
fowler, who had expressed a
desire to , become a creative ar-j
tist, had been reading a book en-.'
titled La Nature Morte de L'An-
Yique A' Nos J6urs." an ' art book
bv Charles Sterling.
He recently remarked to his
roommate that if this referring
to the book was wdiat it' took he
couldn't make it.
Weaver said these facts, how
ever, were not anything "you
(See DEATH, page 3)
Set This Week
Interviews for students inter
ested in. working on the Orienta
tion Committee next fall will be
held Thursday and Friday. 2 to
4 p.m., in the Woodhouse Con- taking, which is one of the most j Les Petites Musicales programs
ference Room at GM according important activities of Student are open to the public, with no ad
to Jerry Oppenheimer, chairman Government," said Oppenheimer. mission charged.
Y Leadership Program
ession For ,Wlen,
The second session of the current
Y Leadership and Orientation Pro
grams was held for men and wo
men last night in the Library As
sembly Room. I
It was the second session for wo
men and posbly the only one for
The purpose of these programs
is to acquaint non seniors with the
V, its history and purpose, its pro
gram, and the purposes behind the
program, according to Jackie Al
dridge. Larkin Kirkman and Jackie Al--dridge,
co-chairmen of the YWCA
Leadership and Orientation Pro
gram, directed the session last
night dealing with the purpose of
the Y and its program.
The principal topics of discuss
ion were whether the cabinet and
executive officers have met the Y's
spurposes; whether the programs
have been wasted time and energy;
has the Y program failed; has the
Y lived up to its purpose or -has
it reached the stage of being just
a place for a cup of coffee and a
newspaper; have the Y's purposes
been effective in carrying over to
the remainder of the campus.
Nola Hatten , was in charge of
the first Y Leadership Program.
She explained the history and back
ground of the Y.
The third and last program will
be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Li
Suicide By Coroner
The. University Party has can
celled its scheduled meeting for
tonight due to the State-Carolina
Party Chairman Mike Weinman
yesterday outlined the Party's new
nominations procedures as follows:
1) All petitions for membership
I and all member- must be on Party
rolls by Feb. 26th.
2) All dues must be paid by Feb.
26th. No organization may have
voting representatives unless their
dues have been paid by this date.
3) To be eligible to vote each
member must have a membership
card. These cards will be issued by
party secretary Harriet Bobbitt at
the UP meeting room at 6:30 Tues
day, Feb. 26th.
4) No one will be admitted to
the nominating sessioni without
presentation- of - his membership
5) For all offices except student
body and class presidents the can
didate with the most votes will re
ceive the nomination.
The following nomiation dates
were announced by the UP: March
5, Town Men, Town Women, Dorm
Women, sophomore class officers;
March 12, Dorm Men, irenior class
officers, and student body officers.
of the Orientation Committee.
People who have already ap
plied will be notified of what
time to come for an interview.
Mere applicants are needed, j The singer accompainies himself at
however,- especially women. "I j the piano and makes brief informal
would like to take this opportuni- comments stressing the contribu
ty to encourage all interested peo- j tion folk music ha, made to art
pie to join with me in this under- music.
brary Assembly Room. Martha
Richardson, president of the
YWCA, will introduce the present
cabinet and explain their jobs.
The purpose of the Student
Christian Association movement is
.ian ideals in the
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LARKIN KIRKMAN AND JACKIE ALDRIDGE
. . . Y leadership heads
In Aims Of
By NEIL BASS
'Maintain your organization, de
fine your principles and above all
capture the office," spoke assistant
director of admissions Charles Ber
nard last night.
Bernard was one of three speak
ers addressing a special "Visitors'
Night" Student Party meeting. He
spoke on the "Future of Student
Speakers on the "Past and. Pre
sent in Student Government" were
Former party Chairman Tom Lam
beth and student body Vice Presi
dent Sonny Evans, respectively.
Ballad singer Earle Spicer will
be the featured attraction in Les
Petites Musicales program to be
held Feb. 24 in Graham Memorial's
main lounge at 8 p.m.
Having appeared in 1000 engage
ments at over 400 colleges and uni
versities, Spicer now specialize? in
the singing of ballads which he
originally began as a hobby. His
program is considered ideal for
the gcneralcollejje audience and,
although musfcal, la equally inter
esting to English Depts. where
ballads, Shakespeare and creative
writing are taught. 1
The New York baritone has stu
died in London and Paris and has
been guest soloist with many of
the leading Symphony Orchestras.
For three years Earle Spicer was
the featured soloist with Donald
Voorheej and his orchestra on
Included on his program are ar
rangements of traditional English
ballads, selections from Shakes
peare and Gilbert and Sullivan, and
American ballads and folk songs.
Student Body, according to Miss
The current leadership programs
are being conducted for people in
terested in the Y and interested in
helping in carrying out the pur-
pose and program of the Y.
Speaking on student govern
ment's past, Lambeth touched; on
what he called the three significant
party actions since World War U.
Lambeth's listings were:
(DA reform movement in 1JM6
47 which took the party ouj of the
hand.? of "special interests" and
diverted its actions to benefit the
(2) Appropriation of a portion of
a $19,000 Publications Board sur
plus to render social improvements
to the campus in 1953.
(3) Assumption of a "positive
stand" in lastyear's argument over
'dual editorship," of The Daily Tar
Heel waich culminated in a recall
movement against Co-editors Louis
Kraar and Ed Yoder.
on -student government at present, 1
listed what he termed this year's,'
signal achievements. These were:
(1) Regaining the respect of "all
concerned" after the reign of an;
administration which Evans inti
mated was lax.
(2) Institution of "civil service
type plan" for appointment of stu-
dent government personnel.
(3) Appointment of a chancellor
selection committee to make sug
gestion. to Consolidated University
"President William Friday upon tht-
request of -the Albright Committee.
(4) Institution of an "unlimited
cuts" class attendance policy
juniors and seniors.
The" party will reconvene next
Monday night. At this session Leg
islature candidates for the group
will be named. Don Jacobs was
named last night to fill a legisla
tive vacancy in Dorm Men s III.
Chapel Hill weather is expected
to return to its traditional normal
The weather outlook is rain early
in the day, and increasing cold,
Raleigh-Durham Airport said yes-Raleighg-Durham
Airport said yes
terday. A cooler air mass moving in
from the Northwest brought tem
peratures down to the upper 30'a
Monday night, with an expected
high today in the low 50's. The
midday temperature for Monday
The Wednesday forecast is part
ly cloudy and cooler with rain
Pat Cook, a student, technician
at the University of North Caro
lina Memorial Hospital, has prize
winning photographs featured in
the fifth isue of "American Illus
trated," a magazine publication of
the U. S. Information Agency.
The photos ihow the delicate in
ternal geometry ,of various kinds
of shells belonging to several sea
creatures,, namely:. Chambered
Cautilus, Sea Horse,. Cowrie, Sand
Dollar, Land Snai.1, and Top Shell.
Mr. Cook 'worked six weeks in
obtaining the photographs.
"America Illustrated" is a Rus
sian Language magazine which is
printed by the U. S. I. A, for dis
tribution inside the Soviet Union.
Each month, 50,000 copies are sold
at news stands located in 80 Soviet
roposals Predicted By Hoinni;
5 , V .
. . . spoke before Di supper meeting
;' ' ;
MIDSHIPMEN AND PETTY OFFICERS;
92 Student Officers
Announced For NROTC
raDt A. M. Patterson, command- Top assignment in the Drill and
1 . . . . a
forjing officer of tne Naval kuiu at;
irrcr has announced 92 student of-;
ficeri for the current spring semes
ter. The new midshipman and petty
officers include a total of 57 men,
or 62 per cent, from North Caro
lina. The new officers and their new
ranks are listed below by their
hometowns, with students from this
state being listed first.
Professor Hasn't Quit In Protest
Over Acldand Art Museum Architecture
Chancellor Robert B. House saId
yesterday that Professor John All
cott has not "resigned in protest"
his position as chairman of the
UNC Art Department because of
the architecture of the new Ack
land Art Museum in Chapel Hill.
Hour's statement was in reply
to an article appearing in yester
. . ..
4 i "e
AND LIBRARIAN HORN
! ' . - a A. . I
tommana seciion goes io faciei
Cant. Gordon B. Hall. Evanston, 111.
He will be assisted by Cadet Cmdr. j
DnnalH R KentoDD. Ea.vt Oranee.
N. J.; Lt, Cmdr. Luther If. Hodges
T.. Dnl.mh. Tf TSr..,;,4 T AVro,-rl
New Bern; Lt. Carter G. Mackie,
Point Pleasant, N. J.; Lt. James
E. Martin, Charlotte; and Lt. Frcd
ric C. Byrum, Edenton.
Battalion Cammander is Capt.
(See 92 STUDENTS, page3)
day's Raleigh News and Observer,
in which Dr. Joseph L. Cain, head
of the Art Department at Rhode
Island, said Dr. Allcott had told
him he was resigning from his po
sition in protest of the Williams-burg-style
architecture which has
been adopted for the new museum.
Allcott affirmed Chancellor
up to its windows in brick and
MTU a If
By GRAHAM SNYDER And H. Joojf Polak
The University's resiiiin head librarian stated last niht
that the rec'omnicndations he made to the faculty for changes
in the present library system "will probably be implement
ed, sooner, or later, by the new librarian.'
In reempasiin;4 his original six proposals for augment -in
the facilities of the library, Dr. Andrew Horn said that
he felt "all temporary set backs will be rectified." He added
that he was "sure that the new librarian will ,o loiward
with the recommendations."
Sjeakinc; with Chancellor Robert House before the Dia
lectic Senate at Lenoir Hall. I)r. Horn listed the insufficient
facilities of the library system "which will be doubled by
"the 90 increase of elisible col-
. jc k iQ7n - I Appealing for a change in the
lege students by 1970. . , . . 4. . . . ..
j issues which the two debating so-
To counteract the decreasing I cieties engage in. House called
capacity in dormitories and the
seating limit in the library, Dr.
Horn again listed thr3e possible
solutions to the problem: 1) dou
ble its physical size by the addi
tion of an undergradute library
with a 100,000 volumes open to
undergraduates. 2) devise of new
ways of instruction: sc;lf-educa-tion
through suggested reading,
closed circuit television, etc. 3)
introduce Selective admission:
either by stiffer entrance require
ments or -by making the college
open only to third and fourth
He added: '-As a librarian, 1
think that the library is the cen
ter of the educational process.
I think that more teaching
be done in the library than
in the classroom in the future."
Chancellor House. appearing
with Dr. Horn, urged a renewal
and change in the original pur
pose of the two debating societies
House's statement, and pointed out
other inaccuracies regarding a con
sulatioh held between himself and
Cain in Chapel Hill last Saturday,
t and reported in a newspaper in-
i terview with Cain.
! "Apparently he misunderstood
! some of the things I said," Allcott
u 0 u
for "a new fellowship which will
produce a mutual emulation and
discipline, and an incalcuable in
fluence on education."
Following the speeches. Di
President Stan Shaw announced
that a petition will be circulated
around to the student body, urg
ing the North Carolina General
Assembly to readdress itself to
the obligations of the University
The petition will specifically
"implore the legislators to realize
its obliitiu.i in providing the
minimum necessities for a pro
gressive and forward looking li
brary program which is the basis
for any University."
Dr. Horn endorsed the Di's pe
tition saving. "I think that the
petition is a good thing; it will be
a strong move if it is .signed by
most of the student body."
Speaking of the connection be
tween the two debating societies
and the Library', Dr. Horn said
that there has always been "a
warm tradition of interest shown
in the library by the students
and the two societies."
Allcott pointed out that Dr. Cain
was probably referring to the re
signation of the chairman of an
other art department at Wheat on
College in Massachusetts in HKVd.
Reference to that resignation was
made by Cain in the conversation
between Cain and Allcott. Allcott
al pointed out that Cain, who i.-.
visiting art schools all over the
country, misquoted him in refer
ence to certain " plans sent to the
j "I never made any plans for the
! building," Allcott said. "Mr. Cain
is very much interested in new art
buildings, and I showed him a
study I had made of them."
"Cain asked if the University
had seen this. I said I sent it t
the Chancellor and he transmitted
it to the Buildings and Ground-.
The News and Observer article
also quoted Prof. Allcott as saying
he had seen President Friday about
the plans and that Friday said
"nothing could be done." Chancel
lor House made four points:
1) The plans for the new mu
seum have been arrived at by con
ferences with many people, and
finally approved by the trustees
of the Ackland bequest.
2) Prof. Allcott has not resigned
as department chairman.
3) At AUcott's own request, he
will devote his entire attention to
teaching and art research as .soon
as the University can expand its
art departmet. The University Is
seeking a new chairman.
4) It is not at all unusual that a
department chairman will a.-k to
be relieved of his duties in order
to devote more attention to teach
ing and research as Allcott ha
f t r