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Seventy Years Of Editorial Freedom
Offices in Graham Memorial
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1962
Complete UPI Wire Service
Randall Challenges Board
Selection Of Yearbook Editor
Former SL Parliamentarian-' Says
Correct Procedure Not Followed
By BILL IIOBBS
Former Student Legislature par
liamentarian John Randall yester
day formally challenged the ap
pointment of Louis Legum as edi
tor of next year's "Yackety Yaek"
yearbook on the grounds that the
Publications Board "did not follow
correct procedure" in appointing
Legum Thursday afternoon.
Randall's challenge will be heard
by the Constitutional Council next
The challenge is based on Ran
dall's contention that "The pro
visions of Article 2. section 2 of the
law governing the Publications
Board were not followed." He
said specifically that the Board did
not give enough publicity to the
fact that it was selecting an edi
tor for the Yack.
Randall charges that this "lack
of publicity" may have kept some
students from applying for the job
because they did not know it was
open. The law states - that the
Board must "publicly announce"
vacancies. on the Yack and other
The second point of his challenge,
also rising from the law concern
ing the Publications Board, is that
the Board "followed improper vot
ing procedures" in the actual sel
ection of the new editor.
The law establishing the proce
dure of the Pub Board, Student
Legislature bill No. B. W. 31-31,
says th3t "The Selections Board
(which appoints the Yack editor)
shall be composed- of - all - voting
members of the Publications Board
excluding the editors and business
managers." Randall .claims this
Students in the Infirmary yester
day included the following: Eliza
beth Metts, George LaMonte, Cy
rus Thompson, Lloyd Coley, Wil
liam Davis, Leon Harris, William
Harrison, Joe Routh, Elizabeth
Baity, Katherine Frix, Rufus Knott,
, . . . : .- : -
See!! I told you
as gross as the Yack! !
provision was violated.
Members of the Publications
Board present at the selections
meeting said Thursday that the
Board had suspended its By-Laws
for the voting on Legum's appoint
ment. Randall charged that the
by-laws, since they were establish
ed by the student legislature, could
not be suspended or changed except
by the legislature.
"I have nothing against Legum,
and do not mean this to be any
reflection on him," Randall said.
"To the best of my knowledge, he
is qualified, anc will be appointed
again when the Board follows the
proper procedure if the Constitu
tional Council rules in my favor."
Randall explained that his inter
est in the case stemmed from the
fact that he had been the author
of the legislation which changed
the position of Yack editor from a
campus-wide elective post to one
appointed by the Publications
Board. That legislation, passed
this year, is now in effect, and
Legum's appointment is the first
of its kind.
The Pub Board has for many
years appointed the editors of the
Carolina Quarterly and the Caro
Randall, who was a representa
tive from Dorm Men's II (lower
Quad) at the time he introduced
the bill concerning Publications
Board selection of the Yack editor,
has figured in challenging Student
Government actions before.
Last fall he discovered the error
in the General Elections Law which
eventually led to the Constitutional
Council's invalidating the entire
elections law and forcing the fall
class officer election to be postpon
ed a week.
Legum and members of the Pub
lications Board were not available
for comment on Randall's chal
lenge. w' 'X" K '
the DTH could get just
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A BIRD'S EYE VIEW of the sidewalk art show currently be-
ing held by the University Art League. The show contains over
200 paintings, sketches and sculptures by . area . residents, Duke :
TO CUT DOWN A TREE AROUND HERE:
By CimiS BELL
"It just about takes an Act of
Congress to take a tree down
Joe Hedgepath looked over at his
two companions working on a brok
en down saw, took a drag on his
cigarette, and talked about the
problems of cutting down trees on
Joe and his co-workers. Jim
Simpson and Howard Haule, have
been working for the last two days
cutting down the big ash tree in
back of the Old Well. All three
are employed by the Armstrong
Tree Service of Chapel Hill.
"They're taking down more trees
than ever before," Joe said. "I
guess they're getting scared of
"Our boss, Mr. Armstrong, comes
over and examines the trees on
the campus. He then tells the Uni
versity which ones should be cut
down. The University then de
Legislature To Consider SG Appointments
Dwirht Wheeles. defeated can
didate for Student Bodv President.
was one of nine students appointed
to head student Government com
mittees by newly elected president
Inman Allen. Wheeles was nam
ed chairman of the State Affairs
His appointment, like that of the
eight other proposed committee
heads, must be approved by the
student legislature. The appoint
ments were submitted to the legis
lature Thursday night in a message
Scott Summers, chairman of the
legislature's Ways and Means Com
mittee, said his committee would
investigate the proposed appoint
ments this week. The legislature
is expected to act on the appoint
ments next Thursday.
No 'Rubber Stamp
Rummers said. "In the past, ap
proval of appointments has been
too much of a rubber stamp ai
fair. We hope this year to set a
precedent of more careful scrut
iny of presidential appointments.
The Ways and Means committee
hopes to take an active part in in
vestigating these appointments."
Summers' statement was similar
Takes An Act Of
Twice As Tall
"I'd guess this ash tree we've
been working on was twice as tall
as that building over there (Old
West). I could look clear over the
building when I was at the top of
Howard Haule, the foreman, kept
working silently on the chain saw
while personable Joe Hedgepath
"I've been working on trees for
the last five years. Howard here
has been on them quite a bit long
er than that, while Jim has only
been with us several months.
"When I started I got dizzy,"
"Dizzy?," I asked Jim Simpson.
"Man, I was scared," exclaimed
Joe, "but once you get used to it
you're all right."
Shrubs and closeness gave the
three men more trouble than the
actual cutting down of the tree.
to those voiced by several legisla
tors Thursday night when the leg
islature considered the appointment
of Walter Dellinger to the Men's
Council. The Ways and Means
Folk Music Program
At Memorial Tonite
Domestic and imported folk mu
sic will be heard tonight as the
14th annual Carolina Folk Festival
opens in Memorial Hall at 8 p.m.
The festival is sponsored by the
UNC Folklore Council.
Chancellor Emeritus Robert B.
House will present words and mu
sic following a welcome dance by
the Glenn School Dancers of Dur
h a m . Arthur Palmer Hudson,
chairman of the folklore council,
will extend a welcome.
The festival features folk music,
dances and ballads from the South,
the mountains, the West, and other
countries. Admission for students
is 50 cents.
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and UNC students. Most of the art
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It took a truck six trips to haul
all the limbs away and Joe predict
ed that another two or three truck
loads would be required to haul
away the sawed-up trunk.
Asked if he had any funny ex
periences in the tree business, Joe
said, "There was a lady down in
Camden, S. C, who wanted us to
prune her tree only she didn't
Debators Tie For First Place
UNC's affirmative debate team
tied for first place with two other
teams in a cross examination de
bate tournament at the University
of Georgia last week end.
Haywood Claton and Mack Arm
strong, the Carolina team, defeated
W. Ga., Maryland, Georgia and
They met defeat from Florida
State University and Louisville-
committee had considered Delling
er's appointment and reported on
it favorably to the legislature. The
body passed that appointment with
few dissenting votes.
"The Chicken Farmers" will be
a special feature. The group was
formed here by Cherrill P. Heaton,
graduate in English, . and is de
scribed as "a flexible group of
fiddlers, banjo masters, guitarists,
autoharpists, gut bucket strum
mers and mandolin players." This
will be the third public appearance
of the group.
Most of the time, according to
Heaton, the players gather at the
home of Woody Wolfe for their mu
sical sessions. "We don't need any
practicing," he said. "That's the
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want the limbs to hit the ground."
The Armstrong Tree Service
works on the campus three months
out of the year. All their men are
insured against accidents.
The saw was almost fixed as
Joe pointed down in the direction
of Graham Memorial and said,
"See that oak tree down there?
That's coming down next.
"The Davie Poplar? That one
will never come down."
The topic for the last tournament
of the season was "Resolved that
labor organizations should be un
der the jurisdiction of anti-trust
Any student interested in work
ing for next year's debate team
may see advisor David Springen
at his office in Caldwell basement.
Other appointments submitted by
Allen were: Bob Spearman, chair
man of the Communications Com
mittee; Trawick Stubbs, Attorney
General; Bob Clawson, chairman
of the Campus Affairs Committee;
Harry DcLung, UNC Co-Ordinator
for the National Student Associa
Tony Miller, chairman of the
Honor System Commission; Chuck
Oberdorfer, Associate Director to
the Merchants' Association; Archie
Davis, Assistant to the Attorney
General for the Men's Council; and
Robin Farr, Assistant to the At
torney General for the Women's
Allen has not yet announced his
appointments for the Academic Af
fairs Committee, the Elections
Board, the Library Committee, the
International Students Board, the
Student Audit Board, the Consoli
dated University Student Council,
and the Carolina Forum.
(The Daily Tar Heel will pub
lish biographical sketches of the
proposed committee heads and
other appointees, along with a
description of their posts, next
By GARRY BLANCIIARD
The Faculty Council yesterday
delegated authority to suspend the
"80 per cent" rule, together with
the right to reimpose it, to the
Faculty Committee on Fraternities
The action was tantamount to
suspending the rul as of the end
of this semester in favor of Intra
Fraternity Council regulation 0f
fraternity academic standards.
As Dr. Clifton H. Kreps, Jr.,
chairman of the Committee on fra
ternities and sororities, put it, "the
probability is overwhelming that
we'll vote to suspend the rule on
"The specific purpose of our
meeting is to discuss and act on
the question. We would never have
gone to the Faculty Council if we
hadn't proposed to act on it once
we had the opportunity."
But should the rule not be sus
pended Tuesday, Kreps said, "it
probably won't be done at all."
IFC President Jim Dillashaw,
meanwhile, pledged his group will
do its utmost "to justify the con
fidence which the faculty has
placed in us," but said, "we feel
it would be better if we could have
the matter placed entirely in our
hands in sort of a trial period, rath
er than having it hanging over our
The Faculty Council, meeting as
usual in executive session, took
nearly an hour to pass the meas
ure. "It was very thoroughly discuss
ed," said council secretary Dr. A.
C. Howell. "Many people spoke
to request information."
Although the motion passed by
a clear majority, he said, "there
was a scattering of no.'s."
Assessing the action, Dr. Kreps
"What it amounts to is this: The
Faculty Council has told us, 'you ;
can suspend the 80 per cent rule.
If it doesn't work out, you can put
k back into effect.'
"Now, our feeling is that we're
GEORGE SOKOL, UNC Soph, tennis star,
following his defeat to Miami yesterday after
noon. See story page 4.
Photo by Jim Wallace
perfectly willing to give the IFC
the opportunity to demonstrate they
can enforce the regulations they've
set up. They've committed them
selves to impose standards of acad
emic performance on fraternity
members that in my judgment are
more strenuous than the 80 per
"In a sense, what we've got here
is a trial marriage. We'll be work
ing with the IFC very closely to
see that they carry out their regu
"Basically, we're hoping that the
Carolina student government tra
dition will be effective in this area,
as it's been in others. It's much
better for students to regulate
themselves than have the faculty
The "80 per cent" rule provides
that a fraternity lose its rushing
privileges should 80 per cent of its
members not make a C average
two semesters in succession.
The IFC regulations designed to
replace the rule, basically require
that individual fraternity members
must be deactivated unless they
maintain a C average ever a two
The Faculty Council motion pass
ed yesterday read: "By action of
the Faculty Council at its May 4th
meeting, authority was granted to
the Committee on Fraternities and
Sororities to suspend the univer
sity's present fraternity - sorority
scholarship regulation the so-called
80 per cent rule as of the end
of this spring, 1962, together with
the right to reimpose it should
such action subsequently seem
Elmer Oettineer. associate direc
tor of the Institute of Government
here, has been elected Secretary
of the nationwide Society of Cine-
The election of Mr. Oettingcr
was made durincr an April meet
ing of the Cinematologists in New
York City. The Society, founded
five years ago, is an organization
of motion picture critics, scholars,
and historians. Its purpose is to
promote better film scholarship in
the United States.