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FAMILIAR? Insufficient funds has been cited
as one of the major reasons for a heavy increase of stu
dent bad checks within the past year in Chapel Hill.
Bank officials report about 90 bad checks, totaling well-
over $1,000, are cashed each day by careless students
Photo by Wallace
, By LLOYD LITTLE
About 90 bad checks totaling
well-over $1,000 are passed on the
average day in Chapel Hill most
of them by University students.
Justice of the Peace Paul Rob
ertson: "I've been here for 30
years and within the last year,
I have probably issued more war
rants for worthless checks than I
issued in any two year period."
A bank official: "It's been a ter
rific increase. We've had more
trouble in the last two years than
Why has there been consistently
a large number of worthless
checks written by students? What
happens - when a student writes a
bad check? What legal action can
FROM THE BANKERS:
Mrs. Ann Wright head book
keeper for the Central Carolina
Bank and Trust Co., estimated that
the bank carries 1,500 to 2,000 stu
dent accounts with a total turn-
Officials Agree Last
2 Years 'Worst Period9
over of about 4,000 checks per day.
Of these, approximately 40 are
worthless. They usually range from
$2 to $10 apiece for the students.
Central Vice President O. Gor
don Perry blamed overdrawn ac
counts as the major, cause of bad
checks. "Some students even know
it when they write the check. I
don't know why. I guess they anti
cipate money coming in and go
ahead and write the check." : '
"Yes, I would say there has
been an increase and perhaps it
has been because of the rise in
the number of accounts. Bad checks
are a terrific headache to us."
"I feel the major cause of stu
dent bad checks is the lack -of
reconciling bank statements. We
have so many people who close
their accounts and forget they have
outstanding checks against it."
William R. Cherry, comptroller
of the Bank of Chapel Hill, esti-
mated ' the bank carried around
2,500 student accounts. The bank
cashes a total of $7,000 to $12,000
in checks on an average day.
About fiftyt bad checks, totaling
$600 to $1,000, pass through - that
bank ' each day. '
"You would be surprised at the
number of students who do it. de
liberately," Cherry said. "The
majority ,,of the bad checks result
from overdrawn accounts. The big
gest rush is just prior to vacations
and during the spring.
"Usually, we send two notices
to the student. If no action is tak
en, Mr. (Sam) Harrison (head of
the bad check department) sends
a letter to the student and depend
ing upon the nature of the check
may send a carbon copy to the
Dean of Student Affairs."
"If all this fails, we turn the
student's name over to the Dean.
Only on very rare occasions have
we turned a bad check over to
the Justice of the Peace."
"There has been ' a terrific in
crease in the past several years.
Of course the student body has
grown and perhaps more students
are banking than ever before. It's a
puzzle to me. I don't understand
why they don'tt answer the
notices we send out."
What happens when a student
cashes a bad check?
In cases where the overdraft is
less than a dollar, the bank may
deposit the needed amount to the
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Succeeds Mr. Sam
Hickenlooper Favored For Vacant
Republican Policy Chairmanship
WASHINGTON (UPI) House
Democrats today chose Rep. John
W. iMcCormack as speaker and
Rep. Carl Albert as floor leader,
marking the party's first leader
ship change in 21 years.
McCormack, 70-year-old Boston
Catholic, succeeds the late Sam
Rayburn, whom he served as lead
er for all those 21 years. His ap
pointment will be made official by
a House vote Wednesday.
Albert, a 53-year-old Oklahoman,
moves up from . the assistant lead
ership spot to replace McCormack
His selection is not subject to
isotn actions were taken at a
closed party caucus, and were
The Senate's only leadership con
test will be settled Wednesday,
when Sen. Bourke B. Hickenloop
er, R-Iowa, appears to have a good
chance of winning the GOP Policy
Committee chairmanship left vac
ant by the death of Sen. Styles
Bridges, N. II.
Following the House Democratic
caucus, McCormack and Albert
made speeches pledging support of
President Kennedy's legislative
program and appealing for unity
among party members, who often
find themselves split along liberal
conservative lines. They received
enthusiastic applause from as
'McCormack said that following
Sam Rayburn as speaker is a job
to tax any man. He appealed for
support and unified backing of
Democrats, and promised that
"members who support the party
policies can go to the polls next
fall with assurance of victory."
Albert said the fact is that De
mocrats are united "in a common
zeal to protect and safeguard the
interests of the American people."
McCormack assumes a "post that
has come to be regarded as sec
ond in power only . to the presi
dency. The speaker is the domi
nant figure in Congress, and stands
next to the vice president in the
line of presidential succession.
Like the vice president, . Mc
Cormack will draw $45,000 a year
in salary and expenses-twice as
much as senators and other House
UP Gives $50
To Two Classes
The University Party voted Mon
day night to give $50 to both the
Freshman and Sophomore classes
to be used as the classes wished.
Freshman President Bob Spear
man said his class planned to use
the money to finance parties with
the Nurses Dorm and a party with
Woman s College in the spring.
The party voted to draw up a
new plan of convention procedures
to be used at the spring conven
tion, including the manner of vot-
Platform plans for the spring
elections were also discussed and
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Seach Continues For Air Force Plane
NEW YORK An everwidening sea and air search began Tuesday
for an Air Force tanker plane with nine men aboard long overdue
on a flight to the Azores Islands.
The six engine-four piston engines and two jets KB50 had enough
fuel to stay aloft until midnight -Monday night when it took off fiom
Langley Air Force Base, Va., -Monday for Lajes, in the Azores.
Premier Boun Oum 'Cannot Be Coerced9
VIENTIANE. Loos A cabinet minister Tuesday said, in an ob
vious reference to the suspension of U. S. aid, that the Laotian gov
ernment of Premier Prince Boun Oum cannot be coerced into nego
tiating a coalition regime with the rival Communist-backed prices of
Group To Study Pentagon 'Muzzling9
WASHINGTON Do'ense Secretary Robert S. McNamara Tues
day appointed a committee of prominent Americans to study the
Pentagon's troops education program and propose improvements.
lie acted in advance of a Senate investigation of alleged "Muz
zling" of military men, the Defense Department's programs for edu
cating troops and the participation of military men in seminars on
cold war problems.
Student Mobs Rampage Through Algiers
ALGIERS Student mobs rampaged through the streets of Al
giers and Oran Monday during a two-hour general strike. A security
force of 20,000 soldiers prevented major violence.
The strike was ordered by the underground secret army organiza
tion OAS in support of Algiers' doctors who staged a walkout to pro
test police incursions into hospitals. The OAS has pledged to keep .
Algeria FrencB.": . , .
For 2nd Semester
Officers of the freshman class
met Monday to discuss several
prospects for the coming semester.
President Bob Spearman an
nounced that the class treasury
has been allotted $50 by . the Uni
Prospects of having a dance with
freshman girls from Woman's Col
lege were discussed and other
dances may be arranged with UNC
Class treasurer Harrison Merrill
suggested that a benefit basket
ball game between "Rosenbluth's
Raiders" and the Tar Heel var
sity team be held to increase the
freshman class funds. Other mon
ey-making suggestions included
were a cake sale handled by the
coeds and, a. car-wasb.- ...... ......
Study Dorm .
Discussion included a teaching
award, a petition for a study dorm
and a list of study rooms avail
able during exams.
John Dunne, national and state
affairs chairman, stated that a
poll is being taken in freshman
dorms on national and state af
fairs in order "to awaken interest
on such subjects." He also men
tioned freshman class participa
tion in plans for the spring Sym
posium. Spearman expressed plans for an
open class meeting to be held in
the middle of February.
Students in the infirmary yester
day included Ann Lobdell, Louise
Yates, Barbara Brownfield, Mar
tha Ann Myers, Dale Robinson,
Richard Brodeur, George Wynne,
WTilliam Stubbs, William Lathan,
Carl Lundeen, Henry Morgan,
James Fain, Joseph Langdon, John
Gentry, Robert Ashby, John Weav
er, Stephen Dennis, William Tay
lor, Irvin Blanchard, Robert Deal,
and Fred Thompson. The Infirm
ary hours are 9-11:30 A.M. and
Three Carolina debaters were
among the nine students cited for
excellence in the debate at the
annual Atlantic Coast Conference
tournament at Duke last weekend.
Bill Imes. Haywood Clayton and
Max Armstrong were the winners
from North Carolina, reccivin
more certmcates oi excellence
than any other school.
Twenty-four debaters represent
ed Duke, Wake Forest, University
of North Carolina, Maryland, Vir-
c'nia. University of South Caro
lina, and Washington and Lee.
Tn team competition. Imes and
Clayton tied for second in the neg
ative division and the affirmative
team, composed of Armstrong and
Jeffrey Lawrence, tied for third.
A tournament was also held for
i t - il.
novices, m wnicn inarics itcain
erly and Kcllis Parker on the af
firmative and George Carson and
Roy Kirk on the negative placed
third in their respective divisions.
Coach Donald Springen announ
ced that Carolina will serve as
host for the annual tournament to
be held next January
'Renegade Written By Graduate,
Is Playmakers9 3rd Play Of Season
"Renegade," a new war play
by UNC graduate Carl . Hinrichs,
opens at the Playmakeres Theatre
tonight at 8:30 for a five-night run.
The Civil War drama is The' Caro
lina Playmakers third major pro
duction of the current season.
With an all-male cast of 15 and
a live rabbit who appears in three
scenes of the drama, Renegade
tells the story of an idealistic
young Confederate lieutenant who
is destroyed by the pressures of
war. He sees both sides of tne
battle as wrong, but is thrown in
to a situation in which he must
act or die. Larry Randolph of
Ft. Smith, Ark., plays the lieu
tenant, William Dry.
A singing, guitar-playing balla-
dier who also participates in the
action of the war drama serves
as a "narrator-in-song" for the
play. He is played by Sandy Mof
fett of Taylorsville.
John Crockett of Baltimore, Md.f
and Bill File of Anderson, S. C,
appear as the Confederate officers,
Major McClinton and Captain Ne
ville. Gordon Clark of Asheboro
and Wes Van Tassel of Kent, Minn.,
are the two drunken Yankee sol
diers who hold the lieutenant captive.
Also in the cast are Paul Gold
and Allen Josephs, Charlotte;
Frank Beaver, Statesville; Larry
G. Steele, Kennett Square, Pa.;
Larry McMullen, Yanceyville; Ge
orge Gray III and Mel Starr, Gas-
tonia; Woody Eney, Alexandria,
Va.; Norman Pendergraft, Dur
ham; and Al Miller, Chapel Hill.
Playwright Hinrichs began writ
ing "Renegade" while a graduate
student in drama at UNC in 1960.
The play is directed by Thomas
M. Patterson, Hinrichs' former
playwriting instructor here. Hin
richs will be present for the open
ing night performance.
The setting for "Renegade" was
designed, by Tommy Rezzuto; cos
tumes by Irene Smart Rains and
lights by Johnny Meadows. Stage
manager is Rhoda Blanton and as
sistant stage manager is Bobbi
Tickets for "Renegade" are
available at the Playmakers Busi
ness Office, 214 Abernethy Hall
(next to the Scuttlebutt), and at
Ledbetter-Pickard, both in Chapel
Hill. They will go on sale at the
Theatre Box Office each evening
at 7. All seats are reserved at
BEATEN BY PIGEON
LONDON (UPI) Postal em
ployees, on a slowdown strike for
higher wages, took one hour and
40 minutes Tuesday to deliver a
telegram to Sutton, Surrey, about
14 miles away. A carrier pigeon
made the flight li 50 minutes.
KASSEL, Germany (UPI) A
nationwide search was under way
today for burglary suspect Her
man . Boese, who escaped from
custody Sunday by ramming a
policeman's false teeth down his
Three Americans -A broad
Tryouts are now being conducted
for the UNC Concert Band. There
are openings in all sections ex
cept percussion. Interested per
sons should contact Dr. Herbert
W. Fred, director, 02 Hill Hall,
before Thursday afternoon.
The Cosmopolitan Club will meet
Sunday for bowling. Cars will
leave Y-Court at 3:45 p.m. There
will be a charge of 50 cents per
person. Marguerite Boue-Raad can
supply additional information.
Foster Fitz-Simmons's dance
class is open for auditors for the
spring term, he said yesterday.
The class will meet from 2-3:30
p.m. T, Th and F in Memorial
LONDON (UPI) The Daily Ex
press said Tuesday that the title
song of Lionel Bart's musical,
Oliver!" has been rearranged to
twist tempo and renamed "Oliver
MOSCOW (UPI) The Soviet
Union Tuesday promised to release
the Sabena Caravelle jet and the
27 persons aboard when the plane
was forced down by Mig jet-fighters.
At least three and possibly five
of the 19 passengers were Amer
icans. All the passengers and the
eight crew members were report
ed safe and well at Grozny, about
275 miles north of the Russian
Turkish border. They were ex
pected to be released Wednesday.
It was first reported that the
plane had been forced to land in
Yerevan, the capital of Soviet Ar
menia, after straying across the
frontier on a flight from Iran to
Turkey Monday. But officials here
said today the airliner was escort
ed by Soviet . Mig jet fighters to
Grozny and landed there.
Sabena officials in Tehran, Iran,
said the pilot reported a faulty
radio compass 19 minutes -after
takeoff and it was thought that
strong winds might have blown
the plane across the border into
the Soviet Union.
IN CELESTIAL IDENTIFICATION
Planetarium Training 7 Astronauts
By JOHN KOURI
America's seven astronauts have
been instructed and trained in
celestial identification four times
since Feb., 1960, by Morehead
A. J. Jenzano, director of the
Planetarium, said technicians John
C. Brittain and James W. Gates
built a simulated capsule for use
in the training program. The cap
sule, which reproduced the exact
viewing area as in a real capsule,
was placed in the Planetarium
Each astronaut took turns in
making an orbit in the chamber
guiding the capsule by manual
controls built into the simulated
capsule. Orbiting in the chamber
will help the astronaut in recog
nizing celestial bodies and in guid
ing his capsule by the stars if the
Jenzano said "In orbit a good
scientific observer must be able
to check his instruments against
a reference in order to know where
he is. Should the instruments fail,
the astronaut's only way to de
termine his location is by recog
nizing celestial objects."
By tho study of the stars the
astronaut can ttell if Ms instru
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SPACBBORNE A. F. Jenzano, director of
the Morehead Planetarium, demonstrates the
4ise of the planetarium's astronaut-testing device.
The fceven American astronauts have used UNC's
planetarium as an instruction base four times
. since Feb., I960.
Photo by Jim Wallace
The airlines office in Tehran
identified three of the passengers
as Americans Charles and Maria
Weimer of New York and a Fred
Holden, whose address was not
immediately available. It said
Weimer is an employe in Tehran
of the Morrison Knudsen Engineer
ing Company of Boise, Idaho,
while Holden was in transit from
the Far East to Istanbul.
A passenger list released by Sa
bena in Brussels included a "Mrs.
Haddad and one baby" from the
Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister
Vasily Kuznetsov received Belgian
Ambassador Hypolite Cools Tues
day and told him that the plane
and its passengers and crew mem
bers would be released. But, at
the same time, he lodged an oral
protest against what he said was
the violation of Soviet airspace.
Cools assured Kuznetsov that
any violation was completely un
intentional, the Belgian Embassy
Kuznetsov said the Soviet Union
considered the matter closed
and would release the plane, prob
Nicholas Kazarinoff, professor of
Mathematics at the University of.
Michigan who recently spent a
semester as an exchange profes
sor at Moscow State University,
will sneak to the Computation Cen
ter Seminar at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
His subject will be "Mathematics
at Moscow State University, the
Stoklov Institute, and the Com
puting Center of the Academy of
While in Moscow, he attended
Professor Pontriagin's seminar and
worked closely with Dr. A. P. Eo
shov in editing in English language
ranslation of several Soviet works
on automatic programming ine-
At 8 in 265 Phillips Hall, he will
speak informally on "An American
Professor and his family in the
Prof. Kazarinoff, who was ac
companied in Moscow by his wife
and three children, will speak
about problems of housing, schools
and general relations with the Rus
sian people. The public is invited
to attend the 8 p.m. speech.