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CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, MAY 9. 1957
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President Taking Oath Of Office
President W. C. Friday is shown above taking the oath of office from Chief Justice of the North
Carolina Supreme Court, J. Wallace Winborne. Behind Friday is William Marvin Whyburn, vice-president
of Graduate Studies and Research of the Consolidated University and to the right of the rostrum
is Governor Luther H. Hodges, who presided over the inaugural services in Raleigh yesterday.
A King-Sears photo Woody Sears
Colorful Pageanfry :Urdol8ecl
During Inaugural Ceremonies
By NANCY HILL ulty marcned on to the Conseum
floor to music performed by the
RALEIGH A colorful pageant combined bands of Carolina, State
unfolded before television cam-Collegef and Woman. college. The
eras and a crowd of 8,000 in State combined bands had minutes ear
College's Reynolds Colium yes-lier performed the prelude to the
terday morning when William C.ceremonies
Friday was inaugurated as presi
dent of The Consolidated Univer- The bands and combined glee
sity of North Carolina. clubs of the three schools were
situated behind the speaker's
Ceremonies began officially at Sand
10:40 with an academic proces
sion including 1,700 representa
tives from 350 universities and
colleges from the state and na
tion, 100 professional organiza
tions and learned societies, and
the combined faculties of the
The academic procession, which
took approximately a half an hour
to fill seats set up "in the middle
of the Coliseum floor facing the
speakers platform, presented a
The visiting dignitaries and fac-
Former President Gordon Gray
Gray, now director of the U. S. office of Defense Mobilization,
recalled Friday's service under him here. He described the new
president as a man of "deep moral conviction, unimpeachable in
tegrity . . . nd capacity for growth."
. A King-Sears photo Woody -Sears
Following the academic pro
cession the platform dignitaries
were led to the podium by Dr. J.
Corden Lyons, faculty marshall.
They included in addition to
President Friday, Gov. Luther
Hodges; Frank Porter Graham,
United Nations mediator and
former Consolidated University
president; Gordon Gray, director
of U. S. Defense Mobilization,
and a former Consolidated Uni
versity president; William Mar-
vin Whyburn, C. U. vice-president
of graduate studies and re-
search; J. Wallace Winborne,
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chief justice of the Supreme
Court of North Carolina; Rob
ert B. House, retiring chancellor
of the University at Chapel Hill;
Carey H. Bostian, State College
chancellor; Gordon Blackwell,
chancellor of Woman's College;
William Aycock, incoming Caro
lina chancellor and William W.
Pierson, acting chancellor of
, Norman Cordon former Metro
politan Opera star now a Chapel
Hill resident led the assemblage
in the "Star Spangled Banner" fol
lowing the procession.
Governor Hodges then introduc
ed Dr. Frank Graham, who re
marked on the job facing a presi
dent of the Consolidated Univer
sity, and Gordon Gray, who spoke
briefly on Friday's background
and the University.
Gov. Hodges presented the
chancellors of the branches of
the Consolidated University, and
the combined glee clubs of the'
three institutions sang the Bach
chorale, "Now Let Every Tongue
The presentation of Friday fol
lowed. He was introduced by Why
burn, and the oath of office was
administered by State Supreme
Court Justice Winborne.
Friday was inducted into office
by Gov. Hodges, who charged him
"with the full realization" of his
Friday was given a standing ova
tion of approximately two minute
following his induction.
Ceremonies were concluded
following an , inaugural address
lasting approximately half an
Following the benediction by the
Rev. William Wallace Finlator,
pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist
Church in Raleigh, the ceremonies
President and Mrs. Friday re
ceived congratulations from visit
ing dignitaries and friends of the
University at thefoot of the podi
um after the ceremony, which last
ed two hours.
bstsSf ates Friday
By BOB HIGH ' '
RALEIGH "I have found the consolidation, fathered by Governor
Gardner, interpreted and formulated by President Graham and further
developed by President Gray, was not for false economies," said Wil
liam Clyde Friday yesterday when he was inaugurated as president of
The Consolidated University of North Carolina at William Neal
Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.
Elimination Of Duplication
Friday, who wai. inducted into office by Governor Luther H.
Hodges, explained the idea of no untrue economy by agreeing that
with the exception of a strong, co-ordinate Woman's College of liberal
arts, the consolidation was for the elimination of costly duplication .
ol curricula on the upper, college professional and graduate levels.
"Consolidation was for the development, on a broad foundation,
of a three-fold professional and graduate research center seeking
the most intensive specialization. It was for a unified administra
tion, one Board of Trustees, one president and one budget," stated
Others taking part in the inauguraton of the third president of
the Consolidated University before 8,000 persons were former presi
dent (1931-1950) Dr. Frank Porter Graham, United Nations mediator,
Dr. Gordon Gray, second president of the three -vhool system (1950
1955), and J. Wallace Winborne, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of North Carolina, who administrated the oath of office to Friday.
Meaning Of The Oath
Friday .-poke before the great throng of educators and represent
atives of learned societies, education and professional organizations
and foundations as to the meaning' of the oath which he took and
placed the ideals of the three-school system in the open and what
the Consolidated University needs to maintain its high position among
the great institutions of learning in the world.
"It is good that we pause for a day in our busy world and come
together in the common cause of education," began Friday. "It is
good that we gather for the celebration of an event in the life of
a great University, paying full respect to its distinguished past
and voicing our high hopes for its even more significant future,"
the president continued.
In referring to the forebearers of the position bf president of
the Consolidated University, Friday said, "Dr. Graham and Dr. Gray,
we thank you for your insistence on excellence, for your efforts jo
build strong faculties, and for"your efforts in the greatest building
program in the University's history."
Taking the oath of office step-by-step, the new president swears
"to cherish and encourage sound scholarship in the search for the
truth." Friday commented that the obligation incurred is clear: a
constant quest for the truth to increase the sum total of man's know
ledge for the benefit of each succeeding generation.
Consecrate All Powers
"Second, the president is required to take a solemn vow to con
secrate all powers of the Consolidated University to the intellectual,
moral and physical training of youth for the' most loyal and enlight
ened citizenship." Another primary mission of the University: to teach
and train our youth in our undergraduate, graduate and professional
schools, to develop leaders for North Carolina leaders who will
carry knowledge, understanding and a sense of public responsibility
into every field of endeavor," stated Friday.
Getting into the main part of his inaugural address, the man
honored by all state officials and every thinking person in the
United States yesterday, said that if he was to fulfill the oath to
"train youth for the most loyal and enlightened citizenship," then
the people must develop and strenghten the great training-ground
of self-government by the students. In continuing his praise and
for the campus governments, Friday said:..
"I wish to pay tribute to this and the other student generations
for their concern for good campus government, good scholarship and
their constant devotion to these institutions."
Freedom In Teaching
The president stated, on the subject of faculty, "we should secure
to every member of the faculty that freedom in teaching and research
which is an esjsntial condition of the proper and effective discharge
of his duties as a member of the faculty."
In the conclusion of his address, Friday stated, "In pledging my
best as I assume these responsibilities-, I repeat the humble petition
in the last four words of the oath I have sworn So help me God."
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President And Mrs. W. C. Friday
Shown above are Mr. and Mrs. Friday just before the delegates
from some 350 colleges and universities and numerous friends
formed an endless line of well-wishers. Mrs. Friday is the former Ida
Howtll of Lumberton. A King Sears photo Bill King
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William Clyde Friday is shown above just arte r being sworn into the office as the third president
of the Consolidated University of North Carolina. He is making the principal address of the ceremon
ies aYid pointed out that raises in salary are need id to keep, the same members and gain new mem
bers of the faculty of the three-branch system.' A King-Sears photo Bill King
O f Leadership By Graham
By WALT SCHRUNTEK
RALEIGH Dr. Frank Graham,
a former President of the Univer
sity of North Carolina was on
hand to lend his prestige sup
port yesterday to formal cere
monies inaugurating William
Clyde Friday to the leadership of
the Consolidated University of
Pointing to Friday's proven "ca
pacities and achievements on the
job in difficult days . . . and (his)
. . . concentration on student self
government, academic freedom,
research, publications, extension
services, adequate and modern li
braries," Dr. Graham welcomed
Pres. Friday to the rolls of UNC
, He lio-ted it as encompassing
"The University at Chapel Hill,
oldest in service of all the state
universities and now in robust
equal partnership, the ever youth
fully creative center of the peo
ple's life; the State College in Ra
leigh, one of the most dynamic !
and rapidly advancing land grant'
colleges in the nation; and the
Woman's College in Greensboro, a
recognized high standard ' coordi
nate college of liberal arts, nobly
useful and fairest daughter of the
Old. North State."
"In meeting the responsibili
ties of leadership as President,
his life as a student leader, act
ing dean of students, assistant to
the president, secretary 'of the
University and Acting President
have revealed that William Fri
day has always been his own
man," Dr. Graham said.
"In this troublous world with its
many crucial problems, local, na
tional and international, President
Friday brings to all issues wisdom
and understanding and the spirit
of Him who would have all us frail
mortals .become more truly the
children of one God and brothers
of all people," he continued.
The current United Nations Me
diator went on to stress the im
portance of enlisting in a "fresh
crusade of the people for the pub
lic schools and higher education,
liberal learning and spiritual faith,
as the foundation of our democ
racy and the source of our free
dom and hopes."
Dr. Graham concluded with a
President Making His Address
hone that "in the atomic age in
which fatefully fork the road of
human destiny . . . may the" in
auguration of William Clyde Fri
day mean the dedication of the
threefold University ... to the
moral imperative of universal
brotherhood as the way of hu
man freedom, survival and prog
ress on earth."
Included in the inauguration
program honoring- President Fri
day was another one-time presi-
dent of the University in the per-
son of Gordon Gray, who followed
Di Graham to the speaker's plat -
Said Dr. Graham in his opening
statements of welcome to ex-presi-
dent Gray: "back home again,
Gordon, to one of the many wel
come scenes of your distinguished
public service, loyal son, construc
tive president and the ninth
alumnus to sit in or with the Cab-
inet Councils of Presidents of the
Dr. Graham went down a long
U.N. Mediator Frank Graham
' Graham, the first president of the Consolidated University, laud
ed the new president and said, "Friday has always ben his ?n
man, beholden to no man, authority or power, except lawful author
ity and his own conscience under God."
A King-Sears photo Woody Sear
i list of figures, prominent in the
annals of University history
whom he would muster to the
new President's side men who,
"in hard times and venturesome
hopes, have buitded here to
gether one of the greatly free
and integrand universities of
the people in our country."
"It seems only yesteryear when
O. Max Gardner Jr., William Ay-
cock, you and your peers on the
three campuses were standing
with courage and good humor l(r
the honorable ami true in the
scholastic, civic, athletic and spiri-
, tual life cf the College," Dr. Gra-
ham reflected during hi., introdur-
"The promise of your student
leadership at Woman's College,
State College and Chapel Hill is
new being fulfilled n your re
sistance to any pressures of priv
ilege, prejudice and powsr, and
your forthright stand for the in-
tegrity and freedom of the
threefold community of schol-
ars," Dr. Graham said.