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JEljt <XoU)tr at Campus* TOjousfjt anb action Chronicle Volume 61, Number 31 Duke University, Durham, N. C. Friday, February 11, 1966 The Duke Chjronicle: Junes Powell THE FLAGS of more than thirty member countries of the United Nations are being flown in front of the chapel during the UN Model Assembly this week. The Chapel Hill American Legion lodged a protest with the sponsors because the United States flag was not displayed higher than all others. Address By Wilkinson Set Aptheker Invited To Speak By STEVE JOHNSTON Three currently controversial speakers may appear on the University campus during the next few weeks. Herbert Aptheker of the Center for Marxist Studies in New York has been invited jointly by the Men's Student Government Association and the Liberal Action Committee to speak on campus March 8. Aptheker is the leading American theoretician of Marxist ideology, and has recently returned from a trip to North Viet Nam made with Yale professor Staughton Lynd. The University's official extension of the invitation is pending; Pres- Last Sessions Tomorrow UN Model Assembly Closes By CATHY EDWARDS Some 320 delegates to the Eighth Middle South Model United Nations Assembly, representatives of 40 colleges and universities, have been meeting for the last two days in Page Auditorium. The final sessions will end tomorrow afternoon. Plenary Sessions The Plenary sessions, held following preliminary meetings of MIMI REUBEN '67 will head the Women's College Freshman Advisory Council for the coming year. The announcement was made by outgoing chairman Caryn McTighe '66. Miss Reuben, from Sumter, South Carolina, has served during the past year as vice- president of the University Young Women's Christian Association. She is chairman of of the Interfaith and Fellowship Council and a member of the Religious Council. the Political, Economic, and Social Committees, considered resolutions concerning a United Nations peacekeeping force in South Vietnam, the seating of the Peoples Republic of China, intervention in Southern Rhodesia, establishment of a World University of the United Nations and establishment of international population control commission. Dr. Margaret Ball, Dean of the Woman's College, gave the opening address Wednesday night on "The United Nations: Anticipation and Reality." Dean Ball, a member of the International Secretariat at the San Francisco conference which established the United Nations, spoke of the progress made by the UN since its inception in 1945. Pederson Speaks Last night Richard F. Pederson, Counselor of the U.S. Mission to the UN, spoke on the three main issues confronting the United Nations. The first issue is that of the 100 million dollar debt which the UN owes to various governments. Pederson views the debt in political terms because the UN sustained it in pursuing its peacekeeping missions. These missions, he stated, are consistent with the purpose of the UN—to maintain world peace. He stressed the various numerous successes the UN has had in peacekeeping efforts and gave a detailed explanation of the agression of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and the United States efforts to utilize the UN in solving the problem. Suzie Cunningham Heads Intergovernment Council The Inter-Government Council was formally organized Monday evening with the selection of Suzie Cunningham as chairman. Barbara Bell was voted secretary. The council immediately defined what duties it would carry out this year and limited these to areas not under the auspices of student government. A committee headed by Bill Hight was set up to arrange a student exchange program with various unversities. IGC initiated a program of support for the University's building expansion headed by Kent Zaiser. The object is to stimulate student interest in the fund-raising campaign and possibly to publish information on the building plans. "Once we get these plans on the road to success," stated Miss Cunningham," we will begin discussion of the grading system.'' Other members of the Council are: from MSGA, Bill Hight '66, Kent Zaiser '67, Joe Schwab '67, Jeff Brick '66, Tom Newby '66, and Brian Bovard '66; from WSGA, Kathie Murray '67, Jan Poppendick '67, and Beth Slocum '66; for the Nurses, Liz Kennedy 66, Margaret Valin '67, Susan Kunz '66 and Frann Mount '66. American Legion Lodges Protest Henry E. Royall, U.S. Army Colonel Ret., chairman of the Americanism Committee of American Legion Post No. 6, Chapel Hill, Wednesday accused the University student co-ordinating committee for the Eighth Middle South Model United Nations of violating the law. Royall informed Allan Par- rent, adviser to the group and assistant director of the Student Union, that the flag displays in front of the chapel and on the stage of Page Auditorium featured the United States flag in an equal position with the flags of other nations. This method of display, he said violated federal law S.694. In a written statement presented to Parrent and to Tim Anna '66, student chairman of the meeting, Royall said, "This student activity is not an official meeting or proceeding of the United Nations; therefore, the law applies." The statute in question, passed by the 83rd Congress in 1953, states, "No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any territory or possession thereof." The only exceptiton is at the United Nations. Tim Anna Replies Anna, Secretary-General of the Model Assembly and chairman of its co-ordinating committee, stated that the flags would remain as they were. "Our object," he said, "is to make this model assembly as much like the United Nations as possible. No flags are displayed above any others there, so none will be displayed over any other here. Unless pressure is brought to bear, the display of the flags will remain the same." Parrent, corroborating Anna's statement, stated that the University UN committee regarded the Model Assembly as an event of the United Nations. Royall issued a similar warning at last year's Model Assembly, held at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Organizing officials there altered the display of the flags. ident Knight is at present in New York, but will return to the campus late this afternoon, at which time he will make an announcement. By previous arrangement the MSGA will sponsor an address by Arnold Johnson, Publicity Chairman of the Communist Party, presently scheduled for March 21. This schedule is under revision, and it is possible that Johnson will appear here March 8 in a seminar program. At Wednesday's meeting MSGA President Bill Hight emphasized that the final arrangements should pursue the best educational advantages of having these men on campus. In a completely independent move Wednesday night, the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of the Law School instructed their Professional Af fairs Committee to engage Frank Wilkinson, national chairman of the Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee for a lecture March 1. Wilkinson's acceptance of the invitation was confirmed last night. Both Aptheker and Wilkinson were included in the decision made last Monday by the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina in which they instructed the "president and chancellors to deny the use of university facilities for speaking purposes to Herbert Aptheker and Frank Wilkinson." These instructions are tentative, but they will be submitted to the entire Board of Trustees at their next meeting on February 28. International Folk Song Artists Set Hootenanny In Page Tonite Armed with nothing more lethal than guitars, folksingers Steve Addiss and Bill Crofut hope to return to Asia where their recent singing tours have gained the personal praise of President Johnson. The group is presently on a concert tour of the United States and will appear at Page Auditorium tonight at 8:15. Their repertoire consists of a mixture of spirituals, folk songs, blues, and western tunes. Under the auspices of the State Department, Bill Crofut was scheduled to tour Southeast Asia in 1961 when he invited Steve Addiss, a former prep school classmate, to share his tour and his $700 monthly grant. Although the U. S. Information Agency officials were somewhat baffled at having two folk sing- AIH Dance The Association of Independent Houses will hold its annual "Red Garter Dance" at the American Legion Hut in Chapel Hill from 8-12 p.m. tonight. The Magnificants will provide the music, and additional entertainment will be provided by Chuck and Bob, a local singing duo. Tickets are $2 per couple and buses will be provided, if necessary, for an additional dollar. All freshmen, independents, and their guests are invited. ers for the price of one, the twosome visited Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Somali- land, and the Sudan, and their success prompted the State Department to schedule a second tour, this time with grants for both of them. With two guitars, two banjos, and sometimes a local instrument they had mastered, the singers often teamed up with local musicians as the villagers joined in their sing-alongs. Among their most intriguing numbers was "I Had a Rooster" done with barnyard sound effects which delighted the local listeners. Addiss and Crofut have performed in every setting from palaces to rice paddies, often with tracer bullets and flares exploding in the background. They played at a birthday party for Emperor Haile Selassie and their other audiences have included the King of Malaysia and the Prince and Princess of Thailand. Steve also recalls their initiation into the Gissi tribe of Kenya as honorary members: "The chief and his favorite wife were on hand and they slaughtered a cow for the occasion." Addiss and Crofut have learned songs in 27 languages and have mastered such exotic instruments as the Indonesian angklungand and the Chinese ch-eng. With the belief that music is an effective means of communication, both intend to return to Asia following their American tour. ADDISS AND CROFUT, American folksingers with an international repertoire, will appear in Page Auditorium this evening at 8:15 p.m.
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 61, no. 31 (Friday, February 11, 1966)|
|Series||The Duke Chronicle|
|Subject-Topic||College student newspapers and periodicals--North Carolina--Durham (N.C.)|
|Creator||Chronicle (Durham, N.C.)|
|Source||The Duke Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University|
|Rights||The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Texts and images from this collection may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from Duke University.|
|Digital Collection||The Duke Chronicle|
|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|