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"Uncle Mot" See editorial,
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With The New
RALEIGH W) Dan Killian
Moore will become North Caro
lina's first governor from the
West in more than a half century
Friday in ceremonies climaxing
two days of activities, in Raleigh.
The busy festivities began last
niit with the inaugural ball in
Reynolds Coliseum at North Caro
lina State and will end Friday
night with a reception at the gov
ernor's mansion! - ' '
A record turnout of 5,000 to
6,000 was expected to attend the
ball, held for the first time in
recent years before the inaugu
ration. Moore, a former Superior Court
judge from Canton, will become
the state's 66th governor in Me
morial Auditorium. Gov. Locke
Craige of Asheville, who served
from 113 to 117, was the last
governor to come from Western
'North Carolina. - -
He was a -native of Eastern
North Carolina. Moore was born
Federal grants totaling al
most $205,000 have been ap
proved for the general support
of research and research train
ing in medicine, dentistry and
public health here .
The U. S. Public Health
Service has awarded $126,853
to the School of Medicine, $26,
394 to the School of Dentistry
and $51,484 to the School of
Such funds are made on ,s
continuing basis by USPHS to
eligible universities engaged in
health-related research and re
They are used at the discre
tion of the deans of the schools
for such expenses as salaries,
stipends, travel, operating ex
penses and the research func
tions of libraries.
UNC Awarded 12
The University has been award
ed 12 new National Space , and
lowships valued at up to $4,400
. Dr. Hugh Holman, dean of the
Graduate School, said the three
year fellowships are provided by
NASA for graduate students in
The 12 new fellowships, to be
awarded for the school year begin
ning September, 1965, will bring
to 32 the total number of NASA
fellows on campus. The University
was awarded 10 of the fellowships
in 1963 and 10 in 1964.
Recipients are recommended by
a committee composed of pro
fessors in the space-related
The Graduate Schoo,
makes the awards.
Campus Service Satur
A memorial service for John Motley Morehead will be
held by the Morehead scholars at 2 p.m. Saturday in the main
chamber of Morehead Planetarium. ; : "
This service will be simultaneous with the funeral rites
for Morehead in Jlye, N. Y. ' ' '
. All . Morehead scholars and interested members of the
University community may attend.
DAN K. MOORE
The inaugural day activities
will start at 11:05 a.m. with mili
tary honors for outgoing Gov.
Terry and Mrs. Sanford at the
The UNC and N. C. State glee
clubs and the UNC-G chorus .will
participate in the ceremonies.
From 11:10 to 11:50 a.m. a
military escort will take Gov.
elect Moore and Mrs. Moore, Lt.
Gov.-elect Robert W. Scott and
Mrs. Scott, Gov. and Mrs. San
ford, members of the Council
' of State and their wives and jus
tices of the Supreme Court and
their wives from the mansion to
Gov.-elect Moore will ride in
car No. 5 in the 12-car procession
from the mansion to the. audi
torium. Members of the State
Supreme Court will precede him.
At noon, Moore, a 56-year-old
silver-haired Democrat, ; will take
the oath of office administered
by Chief Justice E. B. Denny. As
sociate justices of the court will
swear in Scott and members of
the Council of State.
After the inaugural ceremony,
the traditional 19-gun salute and
military honors will be rendered
Gov., and Mrs. Moore in front of
Moore will head the automobile
procession to the reviewing stand
on Fayetteville Street where he
will watch the inaugural parade
with Mrs. Moore, Lt. Gov. and
Mrs. Scott, the official inaugural
party and distinguished guests.
Police expect "the largest crowd
ever" to view the parade which
will include some 10,000 persons.
One hundred units, including 31
cars, 30 bands military units and
Army tanks will have a part in
The UNC Navy and Air Force
ROTC bands will march in the
Grand marshal will be Maj.
Gen. Ivan Hardesty, commending
general of the state's 30th Infan
try Division of the National
The parade will include the
Canton High School band and
Asheville-Canton National Guard
unit. - - .
Gov. Moore and former Gov.
Sanford will go to . the Capitol
after the parade for the tradi
tional ceremony of turning, the
great seal of the state over to
the new governor by the retiring
A reception at the executive
mansion will begin at 8 p.m. and
end ; at 11 p.m. Officials expect
more than 5,000 persons to pass
through the receiving line.
Visitors from throughout the
state streamed into, Raleigh
Thursday for the inauguration.
Moore planned to meet an eight
car train from Western North
Carolina early Thursday evening
before going to the ball at 7:45
Raleigh Mayor James Reid ar
ranged to present Mrs. Moore
with a key to the city at a lunch
eon. ' All hotels and motels within
'50 miles of Raleigh were booked
solid for the inauguration. One
hostelry said it was booked full
since the Nov. 3 general election.
Mourn 'Uncle Mot9
others yesterday with
sions of sorrow at John Motley
Vlorehead's death and praise of
'resident William C. Friday
aid, "John Motley Morehead
vas a noble son of the Univer
sity. An , industrial leader,
ainister of government and
Jniversity benefactor and trus
ee he served his state and na
ion and his University . with
listinction. Through the More
head Foundation he has pro
ided the resources to enable
mndreds of worthy students to
ttend the University. He lived
i useful, productive and worlh
vhile life and the University is
leeply saddened by the loss of
uch a devoted and helpful
Chancellor Paul Sharp echoed
"The entire University com-
nunity is saddened , by the loss
of our great friend, distin
guished son and generous
lonor. This University and this
tate are stronger and better
places to live and work because
Ed. Note John Motley Morehead
was interviewed in March, 1963
when he was here to meet his
new scholars for that year. In
the interview, probably the last
with Morehead, he chats about
his days at UNC with former DTH
reporter Mickey Blackwell.
By MICKEY BLACKWELL
With an alertness that belied his
92 years, John Motley Morehead
turned to the 'Stocks and Bonds"
page of his newspaper and scan
ned the tall columns of figures.
, . R . . . S . . . T I think
maybe I ought to go back and read
my primer again . . . and learn
bow the alphabet goes. I can t see
Union Carbide any place here
His secretary walked over.
Here, I'm on your payroll, let
me do your reading for you."
He surrendered the paper with
out a struggle.
He waited until she had looked
for a minute, then confided in a
low voice, "It's on the next
Union Carbide was up one and
an eigntn ana me man wno
serves as consulting engineer
ing for the company smiled.
It was 8 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing as John Motley Morehead was
sitting in the lounge of the Caro
lina Inn glancing through the
Daily Tar Heel and two other
state newspapers. He had about
30 minutes to spare before going
to the Planetarium to interview
the last finalists in this year's
. "Let's go in this smaller room,
so we won't bother anybody," he
said. After adjourning to the
smaller room he said, "You had
better sit on my left. That's my
good ear, you know."
Just as we were sitting down,
Hugh Chatham, a member of the
foundation trustees, came up and
spoke to Morehead . and More
head asked Chatham, "Have you
seen John (John Lindsay More
head) this morning?" Chatham
replied that John L. was having
breakfast and would pick him up
close to 9 ajn.
Morehead pulled his pocketwatch
jjout and said, "It's a quarter past
.eigni now, so I'll be leaving in
about half an hour." Also attach
ed to the wrtch chain was a small
of John Motley Morehead's de
votion and dedication to cur
welfare." - - " "
Several Morehead Scholars
recalled yesterday the philan
thropist's vitality and gener
osity. "Im shocked and very sad,"
said Bob Spearman, student
body president. "What im
pressed me most about him was
his tremendous wit even in his
old age and the fact that he
was so closely in contact with
" 'Uncle Mot' was more than
a beneficiary to his many ne
phews," said Larry Ehrhart,
president of last year's sopho
more class. "He was an inspira
tion to all of us. Although we
are all very grieved over his
death, we have been very for
tunate to have had such an in
telligent, witty and generous
person for almost a century.".
"I was momentarily stunned
when I heard the news," said
George Wain wright." "Then my
thoughts concentrated on the
great loss to the University, to
everyone that knew him and
to me personally."
key with the Greek letters Phi
"Heavens, it's been 70 years
since I was a student here," More
head said when asked to compare
UNC now and UNC when he was
here. "We had 21 students in our
graduating class and today's
classes are something like 2100.
. There are only two of us left, my
self and Sheppard Bryan of Atlan
ta. I've proposed several times
that we meet and have a great
reunion of the class of '91. But
Sheppard has been in the hospi
tal for several years so we have
n't been able to get together."
Morehead is most widely known
as a designing electro-chemical
engineer, but he is also a diplo
mat, having served for four years
as Envoy-Extraordinary and Minister-Plenipotentiary
under President Hoover. How
ever, Morehead doesn't . recom
mend the diplomatic srvice.
I remember that Washington,
D. C. would send coded telegrams
to me when I was in Stockholm,"
he said. "One day I got one and
it was horribly complicated. I fin
ally figured it out, but I didn't
have time to code my answer so
I just, sent it Dack in plain Eng
lish. And you know, they wouldn't
pay for it either, so I had to
"They paid me $14,000 but it
cost me $100,000 of my own. It was
about to break me. About the only
thing you get is a social standing.
It's kind of like society in Wash
ington. If you don't belong to the
senate or if you're not a judge or
something, then it's hard to break
into that society. When I was in
Stockholm, there were 27 coun
tries there and each embassy
ambassador and others would go
out each night and drink the na
tive drinks . . . There's an aw
ful lot of entertaining, just like
"They have to pick a man to
serve as a diplomat who not only
has the money but is willing to
spend it. I wouldn't advise it un
less a man is independently
wealthy and has a year or two
One good thing about More
head's stay in Sweden, he was
awarded the gold medal, Kungl
the only foreigner ever so honor
ed. Morehead shifted slightly and
adjusted his gray vest which
JOHN MOTLEY MOREHEAD
matched his suit. When asked
about the man who appointed him
to his post in Sweden, Morehead
replied, "I don't see Mr. Hoover
any more. He's quite ill and not
seeing anyone. His doctors don't
want him to be bothered too
"I used to see him quite often.
He's come to my house in Rye
quite often, but he's sick now."
. Morehead has a good deal of
praise for the former President.
"Mr. Hoover has done a lot for
Stanford University. He built them
a fine library and has helped a
lot of people through school."
Morehead spotted one of his
friends and hollered rather loud
ly, "Hey!" The friend didn't hear
so Morehead whistled at him
. . ... the kind of whistle that oc
curs right after you've eaten sal
Morehead . then turned ' his
thoughts to education or as he
put it, "mandatory education."
"Education is becoming an es
sential thing. A girl can't get a
job clerking at a dry goods store
if she doesn't at least have a
high" school' education.
"You look in these trade papers
" and journals and if you have a
your own ticket.
you can write
'The apprentice system of learn
while you earn doesn't work any
more. The companies just can't
afford it. That day has just gone
in this country. The companies
today can still train their men
but they can't educate them." :
The discussion then turned to
Morehead's favorite and possibly
most famous endeavor, the More
"We thought once about includ
ing girls in our program, but we
received" such a ruckus from the
girls schools around that we had
to give that program up. Right
now, there are no plans to in
clude girls in the scholarship pro
gram." 4 &
The only restriction on a More
bead scholar is that he cannot get
married. "We think they make
better students if they devote
then- full time to their work. A
lot of these boys are getting
married too young anyway,"
Morehead admits that his com
mittee has made a few mistakes
in selecting some of the scholars.
"If some of the boys make mis
takes, we take our hats off and
say we're wrong. But so far we've
been very fortunate with our
Around this time, several passers-by
noticed ' Mr. Morehead's
presence, and several of them
dropped : by "just to say hello."
One lady from New Zealand said
she couldn't help .but overhear
about "some of your wonderful
experiences in Sweden, and I just
wanted to give my regards."
"Thank -you so much for speak
ing to me," Morehead replied.
Morehead pulled the pocket
watch ' out again. "Quarter till
nine," he said. "It's about time
for us to leave." ...
So "Uncle Mot," the man who
has crossed the ocean 68 times
and has given the University of
North Carolina :- over $17 million
walked slowly to the door of the
Carolina Inn and , made his way
to . the Morehead Planetarium to
"meet his new nephews."
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AiAhM Miiw ltiE &t:L.L. lOWtK me More
head Planetarium is the most obvious gift to
the University from John Motley Morehead.
Death Came Early
. Thursday Morning
RYE, N. Y. (AP) John Motley Morehead, whose
gifts to UNC, his alma mater, exceeded $17 million,
died at his home here Thursday morning. lie was 94.
The multi-millionaire's long career included serv
ice as an engineer, industrialist, diplomat and public
Moiciiead suffered a fractured hip last Nov. 20 when he fell
on the pavement as he was leaving his office in the Union Car
bide Building in New York City. After brief hospitalization, he
leiuiiicu .o nij home, wnere pneumonia developed.
- A native of cspray, Morehead was a founder and a major
slockholuer of the Union Carbide Corp. lie moved to live in
19i9, servang as mayor from 1925 to 1930 in this wealthy West
chester County suburb. Even in his 9us, he commuted to his
New York office.
He married twice, but had no children. Each of his wives
died. He lived alone here, except for household staff personnel.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the 1'res
byteiieiii church in Rye.
Morehead was appointed U.S. envoy and minister plenipo
tentiary to Sweden in 19J0 by President Hoover and served for
In 1945 he established the John Motley Morehead Founda
tion that led to the construction of the Morehead Building and
Planetarium at UNC, from which he graduated with a bachelor
of science degree in 1891. '
A distinctive figure in the starched white collar he always
wore, Morehead was a grandson of two-time 19th century gov-'
ernor of North Carolina, John Motley Morehead.
His Morehead scholarship program here was established as a
graduate program in 1945 and converted to an undergraduate
program in 1951. , s
In September of 1961 he announced the gift of $7 million in
stock to the foundation, bringing to $13 million the total he
had contributed to the scholarship program.
He patterned it after the 'Rhodes Scholarships, aiming to ob
tain for the University what he liked to call "tall timber
He last visited Chapel Hill in September to greet the new
Morehead scholars. At that time he estimatd that his many
gifts to the University averaged out at about $1,000 a day.
Once he told a graduating class, "Money doesn't bring hap
piness, but it helps to quiet the nerves."
Forty-nine Morehead scholars are in the present freshman
class at the University, with a total of 163 in all classes. About
450 scholarships have been awarded by the foundation since
the program began. They have been divided about equally be
tween North Carolina and the rest of the country.
Their award is not based on financial need of the recipient.
Instead, they are determined by academic ability, physical
vigor and strength of character.
Morehead hoped to attract to the University students who
would make contributions to the school and to the state.
They are worth about $5,200 over four years and-$7,000 for
students from other states due to the difference in tuition costs.
Morehead's other gifts included the Morehead-Patterson Bell
Tower, Morehead Stadium and chimes to Tri-City High School
in Rockingham County and $200,000 to the Morehead Hospital
in Rockingham County.
He received honorary degrees from UNC, Wake Forest Col
lege and Upsala College.
His family traces its ancestry back to Agnes Morehead,
mother of James Watt, inventor of the steam engine.
One of Union Carbide's predecessor companies was started
by his father, Major James Turner Morehead at Spray in 1891.
It was there that Morehead went to work after graduation from
It was while helping his father operate one of the. world's
first electric furnaces, the first practical process for the eco
nomic manufacture of calcium carbide and acetylene was dis
covered. Thereafter he worked particularly on the production of ace
(Conticued on Page 3)
irfc tiUiiumg was presented to the University
in 1349, four years after the John Motley More
head Foundation was established.