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Curfew Set After
N. C. State Fire
By ERNIE McCRARY
DTH Managing Editor
RALEIGH Cliancellor John T. Caldwell has de
clared a 6 p.m. curfew, effective immediately, on all
academic buildings at N. C. State after Monday night's
costly campus fire. .
Guards will be posted at all classroom, laboratory and
administrative buildings to keep unauthorized people
out. The curfew, which went into effect Tuesday night,
Will last indefinitely. Off-duty Raleigh policemen, cam
pus security officers and students will serve as guards.
Interviewed early Tuesday morning at the scene of
the fire, Caldwell said, "I assume without question that
this fire was not accidental."
The campus has been hit with numerous fires since December,
all acknowledged as the work of an arsonist. Previous damage
has been relatively minor, thanks to prompt discovery of the
blazes. Two former students were recently arrested and charged
by the State Bureau of Investigation with setting two of the
early fires. The SBI is also investigating this latest blaze.
Caldwell estimated it would cost over $500,000 to replace Pul
len Hall, the music building. It was completely destroyed, with
only the walls left standing. All band instruments and the music
library stored there were lost, but no estimate has been made
of their value.
Peele Hall, next door to Pullen, was badly damaged by smoke
and water. The roof burned, apparently ignited by the intense
heat of the Pullen blaze. Caldwell sad a six-inch-thick concrete
slab under the Peele roof kept the fire from spreadmg through
the bu;Iding. Repairs will probably cost $300,000. he said.
"Peele Hall is an important building," Caldwell said. "It
houses the division of student affairs, admissions, registration,
counseling and graduate school offices.
"It underwent extensive and expensive renovation just two
years ago. Fortunately, all permanent records were in a fire
proof vault in the basement. Our records loss may not be serious,
but we'll hve to wait for a fuller appraisal.
"There has been a lot of damage, but we don't know what
kind. We got ?11 the admission applications for this year out of
the building. Many records and some equipment were removed
to other buildings."
Caldwell praised the N. C. State students for the "ord'ly way
they assembled to watch the blae" pnd for their "energy and
alertness in helping remove things from the building."
The Pullen Hall fire was discovered about 10:30 p.m. by Di
rector of Student Affairs Banks Talley who was in his office in
A campus security officer, apparently the second to see the
blaze, said, "I was checking a building near Pullen. When I
went in there was no fire when I came out I saw it."
Asst. Fire Chief J. M. Burnette told the DTH that two Raleigh
firemen were injured.
Capt. F. T. Tipkin broke his leg when he jumped a fence
bordering Hillsboro Street and fireman C. A. Loyd's foot was in
jured when it got caught in a moving aerial ladder.
Burnette said trucks from all Raleigh fire stations were at the
scene, and some county firemen had volunteered their services.
Pullen Hall Burns
It was late almost 1:30 and the three-hour-old flames were
dying down.. At one time they had reached 100 feet into the air,
a firey snowfall of sparks covering the eastern end of the N. C.
The coeds, packed and ready to evacuate their once-threatened
dormitory, had moved back in and their Watauga Hall was dark.
The four walls of Pullen Hall, roofless and paneless, surround
ed a crackling mass of orange-yellow embers while a pillar at the
front of the building burned with a little flame at its top. It look
ed like a giant birthday candle.
Scores of firemen were going quietly about their business while
the number of spectators dwindled to a handful. Hundreds of
yards of fire hose covered the ground, tripping unwatchful walk-.
ers. The streets were filled with water and made feet uncomfor
table n the 24-degree weather. Everyone soggy cinders
While the burning guts of Pullen were hosed from several sides,
a fireman at the top of a long ladder aimed a loud stream at the
roof of the building next door, Peele Hall.
A man with unmistakable silver hair hurried past. Chancellor
John T. Caldwell stopped to talk, then offered an invitation to go
inside Holladay Hall, the administration building. It was prob
ably his first 2:30 a.m. interview.
"I was coming out of Frank Thompson Gymnasium where Mrs.
Caldwell and I had just seen two Edward Albee plays. A woman
ran up to men and said, 'Dr. Caldwell, the campus is on fire!
The flames were clearly visible. I got into my car and drove as
far as I could. Sparks were pouring down and for a while we fear
ed that Holladay would catch afire too, but it has a tin and slate
roof and the firemen kept it wet down."
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WITH THE AID of a glaring spotlight firemen
pour water on Pullen Hall Monday night in an
effort to keep the blaze from spreading. Pul
len was gutted
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Founded Feb. 23. 1893
The Tar Heels blew a 16-point
lead in the second half, then with
Billy Cunningham and Bobby Lew
is sitting on the bench with ex
cessive fouls, got a reprieve in
the second overtime to edge by
Virginia's last place Cavaliers,
After Jerry Sanders put the
Cavaliers ahead 93-93 with 1:56
left in. the second overtime, Ray
Hassell hit the first foul shot of
a one-and-one to tie - the game.
Two free throws by Bob Bennett
put the Tar Heels ahead by two,
then with 16 seconds left, Johnny
Yokley stole the ball and was
fouled while making his layup.
Yokley missed the free throw, but
Bennett grabbed the rebound and
stuffed it in to give the Heels
a 105-99 lead.
Cunningham fouled out with 1:08
left in the first overtime and
Lewis went to the bench at the
beginning of the second extra
Continuing his late streak, Cun
ningham scored 38 points and had
17 rebounds, all in the first half
there just weren't in rebounds in
the second period as the Cavaliers
hit a torrid 67.6 per cent after
The loss was hte Cavaliers tenth
conference defeat against one win.
' By " winning their sixth straight,
the Tar Heels stayed in the mid
dle of the battle for second place
in the conference. They are now
tied with State with a 9-4 mark.
Maryland, and an 85-82 winner ov
er Duke, has an 8-4 conference
Virginia scored first in the
game, but the Heels reeled off
nine straight points and with the
amazing Kangaroo Kid hitting con
sistently UNC took a 48-37 lead
into the dressing room at half
time. The Heels jumped to a 57-41
lead with 16:25 left, but then, the
Cavaliers began their stretch of
phenomenal shooting. At one
stretch, sophomore Jim Connelly,
who had 30 for the game, scored
12 straight points.
With 6:31 remaining, the Heels
still had a 78-70 lead, but they
didn't score for five minutes and
24 seconds and the Cavaliers took
an 81-78 lead. A Ray Respess field
goal gave the Heels an 82-81 lead,
but Connelly hit a free throw with
sevent seconds left to send the
game into overtime.
UNC (105) Cunningham 38,
Lewis 15, Respess 12, Gauntlett 11,
Yokley 9, Morrison 9, Bennett 7,
Mirken 3, R. Hassell 1.
UVA (101) Sanders 33, Con
nelly 30, Davis 17, Meyer 10,
Wafle 5, Wilcox 2, Stant 2, Metz
ger 2, Barnes.
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remained. Fire also
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By FRED SEELY
A prominent physics associat
ion has informed UNC officials
that it will not consider Chapel
Hill for its national convention
until the Speaker Ban is replealed.
The Executive Board of the
American Association of Physics
Teachers (AAPT), in a letter to
Dr. W. E. Haisley of the Depart
ment of Physics, said "Chapel
Hill would be an excellent loca
tion for some future meeting.
"However, it was the unanimous
consensus of the board that formal
consideration of an invitation from
the University could not be taken
up as long as the Visiting Speak
er's law is in effect," the letter
It was signed by H. R. Crane
of the University of Michigan,
president of the AAPT.
Dr. Haisley had sent "letter of
inquiry" to the board July 17.
The Board, composed of the asso
ciation's officers, replied July 23,
requesting information on the law,
which bars speaking on state-owned
property by communists, peo
ple who have advocated over
throw of the government and
those . who have taken the Fifth
Amendment in regard to Security
It was passed by the General
Assembly in 1963 in the closing
hours of the session.
"It is most regretable that we
were barred from having a con
vention here," said Haisley. "It
would stir interest in the teach
ing of physics, not only here but
in the rest of the state as well."
The announcement of the AAPT
decision was made yesterday aft
ernoon by Haisley and Dr. Everett
D. Palmatier, chairman of the
Department of Physics.
The convention of the AAPT
would normally attract "about
people," Haisley said.
"The association was founded w
1930," he added. "It is a branch
of the American Institute of Phy
sics, and meets every summer at
institutions such as Wisconsin,
Oberlin and Dartmouth.
"This summer's convention will
be held at the University of Ten
nessee, the first time it has been
awarded to a school in the south
east," he continued. .
The freshman class will meet
tonight at 7:30 in Gerrard. Pjas
for the spring program will be
announced. The meeting was
called, by class, president .Bill
CHAPEL HILL, N. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1965
Speaker Ban Cited
As Me e ting Sit e
VWe were hoping to get it at
UNC in 1967 or 1968."
Haisley said the local Depart
ment of Physics had the approval
of UNC President William C. Fri
day and Chancellor Paul F. Sharp
to submit an invitation for the
The Executive Board of the
AAPT is composed of Chase, Mel
ba Phillips, president-elect of the
organization from the University
of Chicago; Ralph P. Winch, sec
retary, Williams College; Joseph
R. Dillinger, treasurer, Univer
RALEIGH UP) After a lengthy
debate, the Senate yesterday
passed on second reading and
held for. third reading Wednes
day a bill to make Charlotte Col
lege the fourth campus of the
University of North Carolina.
Before voting to pass the bill,
the Senate defeated 27 to 21 a
Craige Hall Pushes
To The Heart Fund
Amid the mass of posters,
circulars, and radio spot an
nouncements urging local citi
zens to suDDort the current
Heart Fund campaign, a special
effort has evolved from the
Mavericks of Craige Dormitory.
According to A. D. Frazier,
Craige president, a delegation of
Mavericks will push an "un
identified object" from here
through Durham and on to the
Duke campus this weekend, col
lecting contributions for the
Heart Fund Drive along the
Saturdav afternoon, another
group of Craige residents will
match forces man-for-woman
with 30 Duke coeds to form
mixed-pair road blocks for col
lection of additional funds for
The same afternoon, several
Mavericks will solicit contribu
tions at the UNC-Duke basket
ball game here.
In addition, the Craige cam
paigners are asking each fra
ternity, sorority and residence
hair on campus to make a con
tribution of at least $5 to the
Photo by Jock Lauterer
sity of Wisconsin; and J. W.
Buchta, executive secretary,
Still in the air is a planned
convention of the American Phy
sical Association, which was plan
ned for UNC eJid Duke next year.
The . convention would attact some
1,500 prominent physicists.
Duke has offered to host the
conclave alone if the society does
not wish to hold sessions at UNC,
and advance material distributed
on the meet has listed only the
Durham university as the site.
motion to send the bill back to
The Senate action came after
the House Committee on High
er Education unanimously ap
proved . an identical measure.
The committee also adopted
an amendment to the bill al
lowing the university to absorb
Charlotte . College as soon as
the bill is enacted, instead of
waiting until July 1 as stated in
the original bill.
Dr. Arnold K. King, UNC
vice president in charge of in
stitutional studies, said the pres
ent facilities at Charlotte Col
lege "gives us a 10-year start"
toward a good university branch
in the area. .
Rep. Thomas Bunn of "Wake
asked if the state's money could
be better spent by pouring it
into existing branches of UNC.
Mecklenburg Rer. James B.
Voglcr presented- figures show
ing the annual per-student cost
at Charlotte College was $623.
compared to $817 at Woman'r
College in Greensboro, $1,046
at Chapel Hill and $1,077 at
King said that the graduate
and professional enrollment at
UNC is expected to increase 30fi
per cent from 10r600 to. 43,1 00
in the 1964-75 period. He said
undergraduate enrollment is ex
pected to increp.se 93.6 per cent.
In other legislative action the
House Roads Committee unani
mously endorsed Gov. Dan
Moore's proposal to reorganize
the State Highway Commission.
The bill sailed through the
committee after a brief discus
sion and adoption of a minor
amendment Tby Rep.. Hugh S.
Johnson of Duplin.
The bill now will go. to the
full House, perhaps Wednesday.,
Also Get Party Bids
By HUGH STEVENS
Don Carson, No. 2 man in Bob Spearman's administra
tion, will vie to become -No. 1 on March 23. The Kocky
Mount junior, curently Vice President of the StuJont
Body, was nominated unanimously for the presidency
Monday night by the University Party.
The party's vice-presidential nomination went to
Britt Gordon, a junior from Grand Rapids, Mich. Gordon
served on the Men's Council for a year and currently
holds a UP seat in Student Legislature. His nomination,
like Carson's, was by acclamation.
Camilla Walters, a Greensboro junior, won the UP's
secretarial nomination, while.
Tnm Whifp. a Mnrehead Scholar
from Durham, received the nod
The party also endorsed
Ernie McCrary for editor of
the DTH and picked candidates
for NSA, senior class officers,
and Student Legislature.
Nominated as NSA delegates
were Teddy O'Toole, Mike
Chanin, George Ingram and
Senior class nominees include
John Harmon of Statesvilie,
president; Armistead Maupin of
Raleich. vice-president; Carol
Payne of Tupelo, Miss., secre
tary; Kathy Cannon of Charles
ton, S. C, treasurer; and Bev
erly Bailey of Wilmington, soc
Joe Churchill, a varsity foot
' bailer from Roanoke, Va., was
nominated over incumbent Rick
Kramer for president of Caro
I Una Athletic Association.
Carson: 'We'll Continue'
In his acceptance remarks,
Carson pledged himself to carry
out the programs initiated un
der Spearman s leadership
during the past year, emphasiz
ing residence hall improve
ments, changes in the student
judiciary and the updating of
He also had strong words for
the Student Party, which he
said "is certainly well known
in its opposition role, because
for nearly a year they have
been opposed to just about
"We will leave the philosophy
of self-fascination to others,"
he said, "while we continue to
address ourselves to the great
problems which face this Uni
Turning to the Speaker Ban
Law and student opposition to
it, Carson said "we are confi
dent of reaching a solution to
this problem, and we will do it
without the help of James Gard
ner of the Free Speech Move
ment." He admitted that "we do face
a problem with fraternity re
strictive clauses," but said
"this is an internal matter on
which the individual fraterni
ties must be allowed to act."
"Our fraternities," he said,
"do not strongly oppose the re
peal of restrictive clauses, but
they will never buy the wares
of those who make of themsel
ves merchants of extremism and
Accepting the vice-presidential
nomination, Gordon said "I
am honored to be on the same
ticket with Don Carson," and
called for total UP support "so
tint we can win a great victory
on March 23."
The top battle of the night
was waged between Miss Wal
ters and Sherrie O'Donnell over
the secretarial nomination. Miss
O'Donnell, seeking endorsement
from both the SP and UP, was
defeated in a close vote despite
support from several top party
Bo Edwards, who nominated
Miss O'Donnell, called -for an
end to "bloc voting" and "vote
swapping" vh;ch he c?!! "the
most vulnerable aspects of this
party's operation." '
Much of M'ss Welter's sup
port enme from pre-piedged
fraternity and sorority delega
tions, and a prty split was
threatened by the bolt of one
Mike Chamn, whose ZBT!
delegation cast its votes for
Miss O'Donnell. later offered
his support to Miss Walters as
the party nominee. When she
declined his offer, Chanin an
nounced that he would support
Mfss O'Donnell even though she
will be on the Student Party
Volume 72, Number 97
Get SP Noil
Sherrie O'Donnell and llm'.h
Iilackwell were nominated Mon
day night by the Student Party
as the second half of the "liig
Four" candidates. Miss O'Don
nell was nominated far secretary
of the student body and Hugh
Blackwell for treasurer.
They will join presidential
candidate Paul Dickson and
vice-presidential candidate Don
Candidates named for Na
tional Student Association repre
sentatives are JefT Davis, Made
line Gray, Bob Powell and
Karen "Rawling. Robert Newlin
will run for president of Caro
lina Athletic Association.
Bob Payton was endorsed for
president of the senior class.
Endorsements for women's
districts of Student Legislature
are: Nancy Barrett and Barbara
McKenzie, District I; Elaine
Carlson and Janice Newton,
District II; Sharon Rose and
Donna Hartman. District III;
Cheri Kessler and Anne Belcher.
District IV; and Carol Perry and
Mariam Dorsey, District V,
along with Jean Jones for a spe
cial seat in that district.
Candidates for men's dis
tricts are: Jerry Wagner, Zeke
Sossomon and Jack Tate. Dis
trict I; Steve Hockfield, Jim
Brame, Lany Snuff and Miles
Eastwood, District II; Jay Bril
liant and Jim Bischoft, District
III; Nick Greenwood, District
IV; Joe Chandler, District V;
Steve Jolly and Baxter Linney,
District VI; Mel Wright, Miles
Davis and Dwight Allen, Dis
trict VII with Bob Wilson en
dorsed for a special seat in that
district; Sandy Hobgood, Bill
Quick and Frank Longest, Dis
trict VIII; Gary Sandling. Jim
Little and Dehaver Cleaver,
District IX; and Bill Long,
Byron McCoy, Richard Thayer
and Tony Ivins, District X.
- The SP will meet Sunday
night to complete its endorse
ments. SHERRIE O'COXXELL
HUGH IiLCKVELL . . .
Get SP nod for secretaty
and treasurer posts.