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VOLUME LXVII, NO. 132
Complete UP) Wire Service
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1959
Offices in Graham Memorial
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Norman Smith, Charlie Gray
Seek Presidential Position
t'h.trlie Gray ami Norman Smith
meet Ul iy on the ballot to decide
who will ho the next President of
ti e Student Body.
In (ithir Big Four elections. Jim
i.oaout SI' is opposing David
t.rig 'IT for ice president; Anne
l..H'.i Sl'i is pitted against Sue
V. mx1 it'! for secretary; and Bob
I iiKh.un lr will fight it out with
l.rwin Fuller 'Sl'i for treasurer.
Gray i Die .standard bearer for
the FniUTMty Party and has been
.utic thi.s j ear as treasurer of the
student lody.
lie h.is hrrn ,i reprcsentatiu in
He Student Legislature from holli
I'urm Men's I and To am Men's II.
lit is the tT flwoi loader, and Ls on
tl.t W.iy.s and Means Committee.
lie i on the Chancellor's Cabinet.
PnMtlrnt'j Cabinet, Consolidated
I raursity Student Council and was
a representative of thus University
;t the National Student Association
Congress last .summer.
Smith is a junior from Franklin
.i .'I a member of both the Order
the Old Well ami the Order of
the Golden Fleece.
lie has been chairman of tire com
n Meo on Slate Affairs and chair
n an of the Dormitory Kent Com
mttee.
He has been a member of the
Siudent Legislature for the past
)ar. representing students in Dorm
Nlen's V. In this capacity he has
Mm! as chairman of the Ways
.'trid Mean Committee.
Crownovcr has been the SP floor-
I ;Hler. chairman of the Campus
Stores Committee and a dorm man
user. He is a Junior.
Grigg has been on the Budget
Committee, chairman of the Beat
Duke Parade and the Attorney Cen
tral's Staff. He is a .sophomore and
a PiKA.
Anne Lucas and Sue Wood are
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Davis Young Is Alone
In DTH Editor Contest
Davis Young is running unopposed ( Ills other newspaper qualifica
for the editorship of The Daily Tar tions include being a reporter, col
Hccl. umnist and feature editor for The
Since the announcement of his Daily Tar Heel. He was newspaper
candidacy on February 22. three oth- publicity director for the 1958 Caro
cr candidates have declared, but . hi.a Symposium.
alt have now dropped out, leaving 0lhcr candidalcs who havc becn in
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the race include Dave Jones, liar-
Patterson Predicts 3500
To Cos Ballots At Polls
TO THE END Norman Smith (left) and Charlie Cray shake hands
after a long campaign. Smith is the Student Party nominee for
president, while Gray is the standard bearer for the University Party.
Also running for campus-wide office are David Grigg (UP) and Jim
Crownovcr (SP) for vice-president, Sue Wood (UP) and Ann Lucas
(SP) for secretary, and Erwin Fuller (SP) and Bob Bingham (UP)
for treasurer.
Young alone on the ballot
A write-in campaign is being run
for Henry Snow, a pseudonym for
17 journalism and other interested
students.
They have expressed a desire to
assume the editorship as a cor
porate body.
Young is carrying three endorse
ments in this election. He has been
endorsed by the Student Party, Uni
vcrsity Party and the Bi-PartLsan
Selections Board.
He is currently the president of
the sophomore class and is a former
editor of the UNC Summer School
Weekly.
old O'Tucl and Ron Shumate.
Jones declared after Young, and
stayed in the race for several weeks.,
He withdrew in favor of O'Tuel and
, Shumate.
Candidates O'Tucl and Shumate
were running as co-editors. They
' had been endorsed by both the Stu
dent Party and the Bi-Partisan Se
lections Board.
They withdrew on April 2, citing
"differences in our views which
could not havc been forscen before
we entered the race," as the reason
for pulling out, leaving only Young.
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SENIOR CLASS CANDIDATES In today's spring elections, five
officers for the senior class will be elected. The candidates for class
president are (left to right) Wade Smith (UP) and George Grayson
(SP). The other candidates are: vice president, Dave Evans (SP) and
Dick Pattisall (UP); secretary Cynthia Grant (UP) and rvtartha Morgan
(SP); treasurer, John Crotty (SP) and Jim Crawford (UP), and
social chairman, Marion Hays (UP) and Bunky Jester (SP).
Other
Ballot
Items
i A constitutional amendment and
five olfiees are among the more
than ." items for today'.s spring elec
tion balloting.
The Constitutional amendment. iT
, passed by a simple majority of stu-
df-nts voting, would provide for a
! single annual election of members
of Legislature in the spring.
Students will ab-o be voting be
tween Bob Austin and Tom Over
man, , endorsed by the Bi-PartLsan
Selections Board, and Michael Smith,
independent candidate, for co-editors
or editor of the Yackcty Yack.
Forty-Seven Battle For Legislature
The two candidates for president
loth juniors. Miss Lucas is a member J 0i c Carolina Athletic Association
of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorori-; are Tom Cordle SP and Angus
i. vwuie .miss vtooa is in tne I't nff hum
Beta Phi sorority.
In the treasurer race. Bingham is
i member of the Kappa Alpha fra
ternity. Thi.s is his firi.t election. He
las betn act he with the Methodist
Church and in intramural sports.
Fuller is the president of the pro
fs.sional fraternities Interfratcrni
ly Council, former treasurer of the
Strident Party, secretary of the Audit
Board and a member of the Student
Legislature's Finance Committee.
Punning for head cheerleader are
Cl.arlie Graham! UP) and Dick
Bhyne SP. In the race for chair
man of Women's Residence Council
arc Kay Boortz and Carrington Wil
son. Candidates for president of the
Women's Athletic Association arc
Kathryn Bolton (SP) and Martha
Crj.stis, independent.
By EDWARD NEAL RINER
Forty-seven candidates are bid
fling today for HI scats open in the
Student legislature.
The following arc running in to
day's Legislature election for their
respective districts:
DORM MEN'S I (Cobb): year seat
Nine Judicial
Posts Sought
Nine scats will be filled on the
Men's Honor Council. Women's Hon
or Council and Student Council in to
day's elections.
Seven students are running for
three seats on the Men's Honor Coun
cil. They arc: George Campbell, en
dorsed by the Bi-Partisan Selections
Board; Bill Crutchfield, Bi-Partisan
Select. Bd.; Joe Friedberg, independ
ent candidate.
David Harper, Bi-PartLsan Select.
Bd.; Lloyd Horton, ind.; Jimmy
Smalley, Bi-Partisan Select. Bd., and
Jim Thompson, ind.
Candidates for three seats on the
Women's Honor Council are the fol
lowing 11 coeds, who have all becn
endorsed by the Bi-Partisan Selec
tions Board:
Tina Baensch, Jane Durham, Di
ana Harmon, Sophie Martin. Flor
ence McGowan, Elizabeth McRoric,
(See COUNCILS, Page 3)
Swag Brimslcy (SP) and David
Rubinstein (UP); six month seat
William Louis Craig Jr. (UP) and
I Taylor McMillan (SP).
DORM MEN'S II (Stacy. Graham,
Aycoek, Lewis and Fverett): year
seat Bill Norton (SP) and Allen
Simpson (UP).
DORM MEN'S III (Joyner, Alex
ander, Connor and Winston): 2 one
year seats Dan Brown (SP), Phil
S. Edwards (Ind.), Roy Goodman
(SP), Ronnie Mallican (UP) and
Vincent Mulieri (UP); 2 six-month
seats Gary Artz (SP), Pope Shu-
ford (UP) and Bob Smith (SP).
DORM MEN'S IV (Mangum, Man
ley, Grimes and Ruffin): 2 one-year
scats Bill Bates (UP), Edwin
Cox (SP), Bill Lamm (SP) and Ward
Purington (UP).
DORM MEN'S V (Old East, Old
Vest and Battle-Vance-Pettigrew
dormitories, Memorial Hall, and
all other University-owned building
not mentioned other-wise): yea
seat Charles Carroll (SP) and
Carl Ragsdalc (UP).
DORM MEN'S VI (Avery, Parker
and Teague): 2 one-year seats -
Allen Cornenburg Jr. (UP), Harden
Eurc (UP). Sherman Kennedy (SP)
and Bob Thompson (SP).
TOWN MEN'S I (all men stu
dents residing in an area bounded
by Columbia Street on the east
Cameron Avenue on the north anc
the corporate limites of Chapel Hill
on the west and south): year seat
Fred Lavcrv (UP): six month
seat - Richard Ovcrslreet (UP).
TOWN MEN'S II (all men stu
dents residing in the area bounded
by Cameron Avenue on the south.
Columbia Street on the west.
Franklin Street on the north and
he corporate limits of Chapel Hill
on the west.): 2 one-year seats
eyton Hawes (UP), Jack Lawing
(UP) and Roy II. Park Jr. (Ind.).
TOWN MEN'S III (all ment stu
dents residing in the area bounded
by Franklin Street on the south
and the corporate limits of Chapel
Hill on the east, north and west):
3 one-year seats Stan Black (SP),
Frank Eagles (UP), Frank Elkins
(SP), Gordon Street (UP), Al Wal
ters (UP) and Barry Zaslay (SP);
six-month seat Neal Boden (UP)
and Bob Ney (SP).
TOWN MEN'S IV (all men stu
dents residing in the area bounded
by Columbia Street on the west,
Franklin Street on the north and
the corporate limits of Chapel Hill
on the east and south, and all men
students residing outside the cor
porate limits of Chapel Hill): 6
one-year seats Jim Blue (SP),
Don Dotson (SP) John Lyon (UP),
Bill Mallory (SP), Bob Pierce (SP),
Billy Woodard (SP) and Bill Young
(UP); six-month seat Hugh Rags
dale (UP).
DORM WOMEN'S I (Mclver, Ken
an, Alderman and Spencer): year
seat Linda Biscr (SP) and Anne
Terry (UP).
DORM WOMEN'S II (Carr, Smili,
Whitehead and Nurses dormito
ries): year seat Nancy Baker
(UF) and Betty Jean Baxter (SP).
TOWN WOMEN'S I (all women
students residing in sorority hous
es and all women students not liv
ing in University-owned buildings):
2 one-year seats Maxine Green
field (UP) and Dixie Jackson (UP).
Concert Band
Will Appear
The UNC Concert Band will pre
sent the fourth concert of the Tues
day Evening Series today at 8 p.m.
in Hill Hall.
Sponsored by the Music Depart
ment, the 55-piece ensemble will pre
sent a program of music by Bach,
Rossini, Jenkins, Lacome, Herman,
Shostakovich and Fillmore.
Band Master Herbert Fred and as
sistant conductors, Calvin Hubert
and Earl Gates, will direct the con
cert. Director of bands and instructor of
theory in the Music Department,
Fred has recently returned from
Miami, Fla., where he was a guest
conductor at the American Band
masters Association, and the Music
Educators National Conference meet
ing in Roanoke, Va., where he was
a consultant on bands.
Dorms
Vote
Today
Men's dormitory presidents and
Interdormitory Council represen
tatives will be elected today in all
dorms, except Alexander, Connor
and Teague.
Earlier this year, Lionel Todd
was elected president and Foy Big
gers was named IDC representa
tives of Alexander.
Since Connor is a graduate dorm,
the election will be held in the
fall. The election in Teague will be
conducted later this semester.
The other dormitories and their
candidates for president and IDC
representative are as follows:
AVERY president, Riley Brown
and Keith Smith; IDC representa
tive, Clarence Horton and Jerry
Wood.
AYCOCK president, Guy Snow
and Peter A. Thompson; IDC rep
resentative. Roy David Alexander
and John Frye.
B-V-P president, Ted Quast
and Bill Clark; IDC representative,
John Randall.
C0B3 president, Thomas L.
Cordle, William T. Cabe and
George D. Page; IDC representa
tives .for each floor). David M.
Setzer and William F. Savers (for
first floor), James W. Kinney (sec
ond floor), John B. Shinn (third
floor) and Wade H. Hargrove Jr.,
(See DORMS, Page 3)
Fifty-five campus officers, one
Constitutional admendment and
men's dormitary officers will be
voted on today in the annual UNC
spring elections.
Hank Patterson, chairman of the
Elections Board, has predicted
that 3,500 students will turn out
for the election. The polls open as
early as 9 a.m. today and close
as late as 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. the
ballots wil be sorted and prepared
for counting, but the actual count
will not take place until Wednes
day at 3 p.m. in the main lounge
of Graham Memorial.
The voting will le held between
9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in all dormitories,
except Connor, Kenan and Teague,
and at all town polling stations,
expect Victory Village and Glen
Lennox will be open from 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
For the voting today, students
living in dormitories will vote in
their respective dorms. Residents
of Emerson Stadium will vote in
Ruffin Dorm. Memorial Hall resi
dents and students living in Uni
versity owned buildings other than
dorms will vote in Old East.
Town Men's I students living
in an area bounded by Columbia
Street on the east, Cameron Ave
nue on the north and the corporate
limites of Chapel Hill on the west
and south will vote at the Naval
Armory or at the Carolina Inn.
Town Men's II students living
in an area bounded by Cameron
Avenue on the south, Columbia
Street on the cast, Franklin Street
cn the north find the city limits on
the west will vole at the Scuttle
butt. Town Men's III students liv
ing withinn an area bounded by
Franklin Street on the south and
the city limits on the east, north
and west will vote at either Gra
Mcmorial or in front of the West
ern Union.
Town Men's IV students liv
ing within an area bounded by
Columbia Street on the west,
Franklin Street on the north and
the city limits on the east and
south will vote at Gerrard Hall, at
Victory Village in front of the
housing office or at the Glen Len
nox shopping center between
Dairyland and the Junior Ward
robe Shop. Also voting at these
stations will be men students liv
ing outside the city limits.
Town women will vote at Ger
rard Hall.
The Town Of Henderson: Two Emotions Flare Out In The Evening Dark
By RON SHUMATE
(The following it the firtt in
icries of article on the Harriet-Henderson
Mill strike. The
series was compiled by reporter
Ron Shumate and photographer
Peter Nets.)
Guitar, a puno and a violin play
d a Iivily suare dame number.
The daner floor was filled with
Inching, shouting people. Others
w rr Mitrd on benches lining
three walls of the room. Small
children ran merrily around the
room shooting each other with wa
ter pistols.
At first glance the scene iir
the dance hall seemed to be one
of a happy, carefree group of or
dinary people relaxing.
But this was only partially true.
For outside, only a few yards
from the noisy dance hall, four
men sat in a car watching. But
they weren't watching the dance,
They were watching for violence.
And at the same time state high
way patrolmen cruised the streets
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HOMES IN MILL AREA
. . . dirt roods, old houses
watching.
All over town the streets were
bare of people. Shades and blinds
were drawn. Townspeople rushed
to a window each time a car's hcad-
ights flicked across the house.
A cloud of tension hovered over
he town like a thundcrhead
threatening to drench the town
with rain.
I lie rains came.
This was Henderson a town
stricken for 21 long, painful weeks
)y a strike which had crippled its
largest industry and put nearly
1,200 people out of work.
The strike began on November
17, 1958. Employees of the Harriet-
Henderson Cotton Mill received
their last paycheck on November
19.
The strike grew out of a new
contract, proposed by the company,
which included a clause that would
prevent any arbitration on disput
es between labor and management.
The remainder of the proposed
contract was identical to the one
which has exised between company
and union for the past 14 years.
And so it has been for 142 days.
Business in Henderson has drop
ped off 10-15 epr cent. Hardware,
furniture and appliance stores have
been hit hardest by the strike.
Before the strike began, the mill
payroll was about $65,000 a week.
According to Al Howell, q the
Henderson Chamber of Commerce,
about $24,000 of the payroll is stay
ingi n the town each week.
The reason for this is that 250
300 supervisors arc still working.
Their salaries, larger than those of
the other mill workers, comprise
nearly half of the total payroll.
But the town merchants as a
whole are above last year's busi
ness "because Easter came
earlier this year," Howell said. A
Strike History
The cotton mill strike at the Harriet-Henderson mill in Henderson,
N. C, has waged hot and heavy for 21 weeks. Frequent negotiation
talks among Gov. Luther Hodges, mill president John D. Cooper Jr.,
and TWUA official Boyd Peyton have proved unsuccessful.
The following is a brief summary of the strike:
Nov. 17: The strike began.
Nov. 19: Mill workers drew their last paycheck.
Dec. and Jan.: Violence flared at intervals. Most of it was directed
at these workers returning to the mill.
Feb. 15: Gov. Hodges sent 44 State Highway Patrolmen to Hen
derson to aid in stopping violence.
Feb. 16: The mills reopened. Workers returning to the North
Henderson plant totalled, 34, while 27 returned to the Harriet mill in
South Henderson.
March 2: Gov. Hodges sent 100 patrolmen to Henderson.
March 9: Talks fail again. The first violence toward company
property occurs: a dynamite blast was aimed at a boiler in the mill;
acid was poured on 47 mill machines. This was after 17 weeks of
striking.
March 25: Boyd Peyton claimed he was hit with rocks thrown
through his car windshield.
March 26: N. C. Attorney General Malcolm Seewell charged that
the alleged attack on Payton on March 25 was a "hoax."
March 27: Payton offers to take a lie detector test to show Sea-
well's charges false.
April 2: Negotiations again break down. Gov.' Hodges withdraws
as mediator.
used car dealer said this is the
best year he has ever had.
However, the small stores in the
mill area "are hurting." Howell
asserted that these stores have
over-extended their credit to the
strikers, who don't have the money
to pay their bills.
Howell said he expects that such
small grocers may eventually go
out of business if the strike con
tinues.
As a whole the merchants of
Henderson seem sympathetic to
ward the strikers toward those
who really want to go hack to
work, but are afraid to do so be
cause of the threats and harrass-
mcnt which have already becn di
rected against those who have gone
back to work. But the merchants
are strongly against any and all
violence .
The business men have, as a
whole, stayed neutral toward the
strike. They have a fear of retali
ation "in a physical sense if they
say or do anything one way or
the other," Howell said.
Since the strike began the town
of more than 11,000 has received
national and even international
"fame."
One man asserted that the strike
in its early days was publicized so
widely because newspapers lacked
enough national news to fill up
their front pages.
"We've even heard that radio!
stations in Germany have broad
east the goings-on here," a mer
chant stated.
Another said he has had tele
phone calls from relatives in neigh
boring towns asking him if he
wanted them to send food, or if his
children needed to leave town.
"The whole situation has been
over-dramatized," Howell said. He
said that newspapers had given a
bigger play to the strike than it
actually deserved.
The strike is a thing which can
not and does not go un
noticed by townspeople. Hender
son's residents arc aware though
sometimes unconsciously of the
threat of violence that prevails in
the town.
Basically, the mill areas are a
complete entity in themselves. But
that does not prevent the other
residents of the town from being
aware of the strike or of the ef
fects of the. strike on the town's
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