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Tonight's free flick is "The
Victors." This Carl Foremna
directed epic stars, among
others, George Hamilton and
Elke Sommer. The moral is
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DT1I cartoonist today makes
an attempt to bridge the gap
recently created between him
self and some of his readers.
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The South's Largest College Newspaper
Vol. 74, No. 34
Founded February 23, 1893.
Past Klan Chaplain Tells
Of Threat Against His Life
mer Ku Klux Klan chaplain
told Congressmen yesterday
he got a thinly disguised
threat against his life after he
quit the Klan and appeared
on a national television pro
gram. Earlier another Klansman,
Joseph G. DuBois, of Golds
boro, resigned from the Klan
while he sat in the witness
chair before the House Com
mittee on Un-American Activi
ties. He said he places God
and country above Klan vows.
The two dramatic scenes
brought the committee's Klan
hearings to life after three
days of listening to monoton
ous refusals to answer ques
tions by top Klan leaders, in
cluding Imperial Wizard Rob
ert M. Shelton.
The chaplain, the Rev. Roy
Woodle, a onetime bricklayer
from Lexington, N. C, gave
his testimony in staccato fas
hion, using the colorful rural
turns of speech with which he
used to exhort Klan rallies in
North Carolina.
The most dramatic moment
came when he was asked if
he was threatened with bodily
harm after he quit the Klan
five weeks ago.
"I don't know if it is bodily
harm," Woodle said. "But he
said he had the authority to
do away with me." Nervous
laughter swept the room, in
which chairman Edwin E. Wil
lis, D-La., joined.
Then the minister was ask
ed who did the threatening. He
CCUN Plans
Big Weekend
A talent show and a display
of items from foreign coun
tries will highlight tomorrow's
UN Day celebration.
The program, sponsored by
the Carolina Council on the
United Nations, honors the 10th
anniversary of the founding of
the UN and kicks off United
Nations Week, which runs
through Thursday.
The program will last from
3 to 5 p.m. Tables with the
displays will be set up on the
GM porch. The talent show,
presenting talent from both the
United States and foreign
countries, will be held inside
It will begin about 3:30 and
last about an hour.
Susan Cantor, chairman of
the CCUN subcommittee on
UN Day, points out that the
program will also present an
opportunity for discussion be
tween Americans and foreign
students. "We hope foreign
students will wear their native
costumes," she said.
Refreshments will be served.
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said it was Boyd Hamby and
turning to the audience added,
"He's the fella sitting back
there with the mustache."
"No Comment"
Hamby, a tall, dark man
with a black mustache, told
a reporter "I have no com
ment." He was then called
to the stand and declined to
answer all questions about
whether he knew Woodle, had
telephoned him or had any
thing to do with the burning
of a cross on the clergyman's
lawn the night after the
preacher appeared on a CBS
television program about the
Hamby was identified by
committee investigators as the
"Grand Nighthawk" of the
North Carolina realm of the
Klan. They said it was his
job to handle cross-burnings
and "other things" for the
Willis, speaking to Hamby,
said the minister "made that
statement with you in the
room . . . now is the time for
you to deny that statement."
If Hamby di ddeny it, Wil
lis went on, there would be a
clear contradiction and "I
wouldn't hesitate to send the
record to the Department of
Justice for appropriate action
for perjury."
But Hamby refused, citing
Constitutional guarantees
against possible self-incrimination.
Woodle, 41, told of speaking
at Klan rallies as a Grand
Kludd, or chaplain, for 10
But lately, he said, certain
Klansmen began circulating
stories that he was an agent
of the Federal government and
that the government had Daid
for his house and car.
"They said I was planted
in the outfit to tear it up. and
I never spoke to a government
Wilkins Found Innocent
In Civil Rights Murder
A young Ku Klux Klansman
was acquitted yesterday of
the slaying of a white civil
rights worker. The jury re
ported after deliberating one
hour and 45 minutes.
v The Klansman, Collie Le
roy Wilkins, Jr., 21-year-old
Fairfield, Ala., auto mechan
ic, left the courtroom without
commenting on the verdict.
He smiled broadly and puffed
rapidly on a cigarette.
Outside the courtroom he
climbed into a late-model au
tomobile and drove away aft
er half a dozen of his friends,
most of them husky men,
Patricia Rnmley has
a secret
man until I came before this
committee today," the witness
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'Bad' Signatures
Found On Petition
Eighteen names attached to
; the recall petition are "ques
! tionable," according to Alvin
i Tyndall, chairman of the elec-
tions board.
He added, however, that he
! has checked only through the
C's, so that many more names
Honor Council
Gives Acquittal
A student accused of lying
to a campus policeman was
found not guilty by the Men's
Honor Council Thursday night.
The student had taken a tele
phone from his old dormitory
room to his apartment, where
he had the telephone company
install it. He had previously
paid all service charges to the
company and said he hoped
that by moving it himself, he
would be able to speed up the
A campus officer questioned
the student about his action
and specifically asked about
the ownership of the telephone
unit itself.
The boy claimed it was his,
referring to his present pos
session and not to ownership.
The officer understood him to
mean ownership. The council
felt the charge arose from a
misunderstanding between the
two concerning terms, and that
the boy had no intent to lie.
leaned across the hood
blocked the windshield
the side windows to keep pho
tographers from getting Wil
kins' picture.
His parents also were in the
car. His father, wiry, grey
haired Collie Wilkins, Sr.,
held a hat in front of face to
keep from being photo
graphed. The courtroom crowd ap
plauded noisly when the jury's
verdict, acquitting the young
crew-cut Klansman of the
first degree murder charge in
the killing of Mrs. Viola Liuz
zo, 39, of Detroit last March
25, was read by the circuit
clerk, Mrs. Kelly Coleman.
Atty. Gen. Richmond Flow
ers, who prosecuted Wilkins,
said two other Klan members,
also indicted for the Liuzzo
slaying, will be tried despite
the acquittal of the first de
The Klansmen still awaiting
trial are Eugene Thomas, 42,
a Bessemer, Ala., steel com
pany employe, and William
Orville Eaton, 41, a retired
steel worker also of Besse
Thomas and Eaton were
both in the courtroom. Eaton
erinned with obvious relief
and slapped the defense attor
ney's young son on the back
as they walked out of the
Flowers told newsmen "We
prosecuted the best we could.
The case was defended ably.
We have no alternative but to
abide by the decision of the
Wilkins wore a black suit,
dark tie and white shirt. At
times his joy at the acquittal
hroke the smile on his face
into a wide grin.
His attorney, former Bir
mingham Mayor Arthur J
Hanes, told newsmen he was
"very grateful to you for your
coverage of the trial.
The attorney told the news
men that he had said from the
outset that "I would have no
part in having any organiza
tion or group or ideology on
trial, that I insisted that Wil
kins be tried as an individual
on the merits of the case
"We had a fair judge and
a good jury. I think that from
the evidence, not only was the
verdict justifiable but the evi
dence demanded this verdict
in any courtroom in this coun
try, in New York or Boston
or Philadelphia or Kansas
may be questioned.
Tyndall said yesterday only
two names so far have been
found to be fake, but at least
18 of them will have to be dou
ble checked. However, he add
ed that this does not mean
these names will be disquali
fied. He is using the official en
rollment list to check the pe
tition. As of 4 p.m. yesterday
his staff had checked through
the C's, he said.
Tyndall refused to predict
when the petition would be pre
sented to Paul Dickson, student
body president, but said Dick
son will decide whether the
petition is "in order."
There is a question of inter
pretation whether any more
names would be accepted for
the recall petition. The student
constitution does not say when
no more names can be accept
ed. Tyndall said he is in possses
sion of the "entire" petition.
He indicated that no more
names would be accepted, but
added that a constitutional
committee might have to rule
if more names are submitted.
The petition demands a re
call election for the office of
president of the student body
president. Tyndall said 1,896
names are on the petition and
1,863 are needed.
It Took Strong
Hands To Hold
Back Mavericks
It took Dean of Men William
Long and Campus Security
Chief Arthur Beaumont to
"hold back" Maverick House
residents from storming Mor
rison residence college to re
trieve their Victory Gong, ac
cording to Craige Residence
Hall President Ed McManan.
M c M a h a n said yesterday
there was "almost a total war
between the two houses" be
cause of the gong incident.
He made the following state
ment to the DTH:
"I would like it know that
Maverick House was not em
barrassed as was alleged by
the residents of Morrison in
yesterday's DTH. We knew the
gong was stolen only as an act
of immaturity and envy.
"Upon the request of Dean
Long and Chief Beaumont, we
sought no direct retaliatory
action. We tried to discuss ma
turely the situation with
Morrison's administration but
found little cooperation from
all echelons.
Campus Affairs
Committees Set
The Campus Affairs Com
mittee has been divided into
four sub-committees to handle
its work for the rest of the
The four committee mem
bers who have been appointed
to sub - committee chairman
ships are George Teague, Steve
Hildenbrand, John Neely and
Edward Hockfield.
Members of sub - committee
A are: Garnett Smith, Z a c k
Winston, Elaine Pur die, Susan
Warren, Johnny Turner, Nita
Wilkinson, Tony Gore, Ginney
Waden, Joe Ely and David
Sub - committee B includes:
Jane Dodson, Charlie Hinton,
Charlie Mercer, Pete Hele
bash, Brian Ray, Bill Davis,
Sam Seldon, Bill Bullock, Carl
Johnson and Tom Cannon.
Sub - committee C includes:
Ray Snipes Sol Klioze, Rob
ert Little, Mike League, Rob
ert Read, Steve Hodc Francis
Kelly, Marion Redd and John
Sub - committee D includes:
Kenneth Day, Sarah Mendel
son, Bob Enten. Lloyd Simon
Chip Brethren, Amanda Dav-
ey, Sarah Nash, Mike Zimmer
man, George Tennflle and Suz-
ie Warren.
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DANNY TALBOTT will direct the Tar Heel offense
against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem today. The junior
quarterback has been an effective passer, runner, and
place kicker for UNC this season. See page four for
details on the game.
The student legislators
pas radio bill Thursday night
Dwight Allen (SP)
EUen Allen (UP)
Hugh Blackwell (SP)
Jim Brame (SP)
KathyCauble (UP)
Clark Crampton (UP)
Miriam Dorsey (SP)
Gail Feik (SP)
Sandy Hobgood (SP)
Those in favor of the
Roger Davis (IND)
Henry Skinner (IND)
John Strickland (UP)
Bill Scott (UP)
Janice Newton (SP)
Teddy O'Toole (UP)
Bert O'Neil (SP)
Bill Pnrdy (UP)
The members absent at
Anne Belcher (SP)
Carole Southerland (UP)
The six members absent
Cliff Baggert (UP)
Hugh Hallsill (SP)
Sharon Rose (SP)
A Long
DTH Staff Writer
past two weeks had been long
and trying on Frank Joseph
Rinaldi. But the four minutes
that elapsed between 10:41
Thursday night when the jury
came back into the court room
and 10:45 when the foreman
stood and, looking straight into
Rinaldi's eyes, said, "We find
the defendant not guilty," will
be the longest time of his life.
For the past 14 months Ri
naldi had lived behind bars,
wearing the brand of "wife
killer." Now he is free from
his living hell and able to walk
the streets as any other man.
The jury left the court room
at 2:05 p.m. for the next 8
hours and 36 minutes they re
viewed the evidence.
Four Choices
In his charge Judge Foun
tain told them they had four
choices to make: first degree
murder, death; first degree
murder, mercy, which would
mean life imprisonment; sec
ond degree murder; or acquit
tal. In his final argument before
the jury Thursday morning So
licitor Thomas Cooper asked
the jury to find Rinaldi guilty
of first degree murder with a
sentence of mercy or second
degree murder. Following the
acquittal Cooper said "I am
who voted
were: - - ,
against the cam-
Don Johnson (SP)
Steve Jolly (SP)
Bryan McCoy (SP)
Don McPhaul (UP)
Jom Robinson (UP)
Dave Rowe (UP)
Alexa Smith (SP)
Leon Soloman (UP)
Charlie Morgan (SP)
Jim Little (SP)
Bill Long (SP)
Frank Longest (SP)
Steve Hockfield (SP)
George Ingram (UP)
Tony Ibins (SP)
Susan Barber; (UP)
Elaine Carbson (SP)
the time of the vote were:
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Louisa Wilson (UP)
from the session were:
Joe Chandler (SP)
Don Wilson (SP)
De Halen Cleaver (AP)
Four Minutes For
disappointed in the jury ver
dict, but I never quarrel with
a verdict.
Chapel Hill Police Chief Wil
liam Blake said yesterday
he did not know whether the
case would be reopened or not.
During the long wait for the
jury to return with its verdict
Rinaldi talked with friends and
occasionally smiled. But there
were moments when he would
sit silently with a blank look
on his face.
Rinaldi's Reaction
After the verdict the filled
courtroom turned into chaos.
Rinaldi turned to his father
saying, "It's over Pa. It's
over." His brother Paul em
braced the defendant and then
slumped in a chair crying.
Rinaldi, tears in his eyes,
embraced each of his attor
neys Gordon Battle, Barry
Winston and Victory Bryant
and then he turned to many
of his supporters who had been
in the courtroom since the be
ginning. He then pushed his way to a
telephone where he called his
mother and said two words,
"Not Guilty!"
Going Home
Rinaldi said he is going to go
home to W7aterbury, Conn., but
plans to return to Chapel HilL
"I am grateful to the people of
Orange County for recognizing
DTH Political Writer
Campus radio suffered a
serious setback Thursday
night when Student Legislature
voted 19-16 against a bill pro
posing establishment of a cam
pus radio board of directors.
The defeat was the first vote
taken on a campus radio pro
posal by SL, and it defied the
results of a campus-wide ref
erendum held on the issue Oc
tober 5.
Students voted 3,301 to 1.099
in favor of the radio's estab
lishment in the referendum.
The key organizational bill,
one of two pieces of legisla
tion designed to set up a non
commercial carrier current
radio system on campus, was
defeated by a bi - partisan vote
of the body.
Campus radio's final chance
for passage will come when
the radio system's $35,000 ap
propriation bill clears the fi
nance committee and is sent
to the floor of the legislature.
Hope for reconsideration and
passage of the organizational
bill was generated by pro-radio
forces who are relying on
support from a majority of the
15 legislators absent from
Thursday's session.
Campus carrier current ra
dio is a means of transmitting
a low power AM radio signal
through existing power lines of
a building, thus allowing the
occupants to hear program
ming on their AM radios from
within a five mile radius of
more than 50 feet from the
Music and news of campus
interest would be broadcast
within a five mile radium of
Chapel Hill by a five - watt
FM educational station oper
ated by students.
Transformers in each Uni
versity residence hall would
convert the FM signal to AM
and send it through the power
Radio's Critics
Critics of campus radio at
tacked its expense and the
lack of AM programming for
off -campus. .areas such as so
rority and fraternity houses.
"A thousand" referendums
couldn't change my vote on
this issue," Ways and Means
Committee Chairman Sandy
Hobgood (SP) told the body be
fore voting against the bill.
"We may well spend $35,000
the first year to establish and
operate campus radio," Hog
good said. "Thereafter we
would spend $11,000 for more
each year to operate it.
"I say we could put $35,000
into the Fine Arts Festival and
make people all over the coun
try know where Carolina is,"
he said.
Hobgood said the value of in
stantaneous news flashes to the
the truth when they hear it,"
Rinaldi said.
His brother tried to say the
press was biased in reporting
the trial but Rinaldi stopped
Frank Rinaldi was convict
ed last Nov. 18 for the murder
of his wife Lucille in their
Chapel Hill apartment Christ
mas Eve day 1963. He was
serving a sentence of life im
prisonment until the North
Carolina Supreme Court order
ed a new trial this summer af
ter finding that certain evi
dence introduced by the state
in the first trial was incompe
tent and that Judge Raymond
Mallard erred in admitting it.
His second trial began Mon
day, Oct. 11, before a special
session of the Orange County
Criminal Court presided over
by Judge George M. Fountain.
The first three days of the
trial were spent selecting the
jury. Because of the great
amount of publicity many pros
pective jurors had formed
opinions and said they felt they
could not render a fair decis
ion. Special Venire
A special venire had to be
called to select the jury of
eight men and four women.
Two alternates were also se
lected because the trial was
eoins to last for a lonser than
usual period. Four members of
the jury were Negroes, two
student body was cot as great
as radio supporters claim, and
told the legislature the campus
was not 'hurting" for music.
"The referendum is not bind
ing on Student Legislature,"
he said. "We do iot have to fol
low the desires of 3,301 stu
dents at UNC."
Hobgood said any but "the
most reactionary forces"
would approve the October 5
referendum as it was worded.
"If we approve this legisla
tion," he said, "I think it can
be truthfully said that, 'Never
was so much spent by so few
for so little. "
University Party Floor Lead
er George Ingram criticized
Hobgood's reasoning and ask
ed, "Why don't we abolish the
Yack and the Daily Tar Heel
and put the money into a big
speaker program?
"That would help make Car
olina well known nationally,
too," he said.
"We should be less concern
ed with what kind of image
we have in the nation than we
are with what sort of student
this University produces," In
gram said.
Kathy Cauble (UP) opposed
the bill and told the body cam
pus radio was a failure at
East Carolina College, which
she attended before coming to
"I do not feel personally
mandated by my constituents
or by the student body to vote
for this legislation," she said.
"Eight thousand students
were so apathetic that they did
not even go to the polls," Miss
Cauble said in reference to the
"I don't feel the approval of
one fourth of the student body
permits an expenditure of this
She called upon SL to spend
the money for "more pressing
"Less than 5,000 people'vote?
in the spring election for pres
ident of the student body," In
gram told her. "Do you think
that vote should have been dis
regarded?" "I don't think I should an
swer that question at this
time," Miss Cauble answered.
The roll call vote on the b.ll
came after numerous correc
tions had been made on its
eight pages of provisions and
the body had concluded all ar
gumentation on its wording.
Dickson Speaks Oat
In a statement issued yester
day, Student Body President
Paul Dickson announced he
was "greatly disturbed" by the
defeat of the radio bill.
"While I feel that those who
voted against the proposal did
so with the best motives in
mind," Dickson said, "I be-
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men and two women.
And then it began. The state
opened its case on Thursday
morning. The prosecution built
around the fact that Rinaldi, a
former UNC graduate instruc
tor, had a $20,000 double in
demnity policy on his wife.
A Negro waiter, Alfred Fou
shee, testified that 36-year-old
Rinaldi had tried to hire him
at least "a dozen times" to kill
his wife.
A Chapel Hill police officer
told the court that Rinaldi said
to him on the night of his ar
rest, "How can you stand to
sit next to me after what Tve
done?" This evidence was not
introduced at the first trial
Defense Evidence
Early this week the defense
presented its evidence. They
showed that the time of death
occurred between 10 a.m. and
noon and then a string of wit
nesses went to the stand and
told of seeing Rinaldi and John
Sipp, a Chape! HiH insurance
agent, in Durham and at East
gate Shopping Center between
9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the
day of the murder.
Also introduced was a letter
written by Mrs. Rinaldi on the
morning of the murder. She
told of how happy she and her
husband were and said, This
Christmas is all we hoped it
would be."

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