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<Rk GCotoer o( Campos. •E&oaaftt anb actios ®f)e © ufedtoromcle Volume 56, Number 25 Duke University, Durham, N. C. Friday, November 18, 1960 Mays Views Racial Tension Noted Negro Educator Speaks Here Nov. 29 By MARGARET ANN HARRELL "I shall remember to my dying day the event in 1937 when the Principal of an untouchable school (in India) introduced me to his boys as an untouchable from the United States," wrote Dr. Benjamin Mays, Negro minister, lecturer, and President of Morehead College, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mays will be on campus Tuesday, November 29, for a public speech at 8:15 p.m. in Page Auditorium. As one personally concerned abput world wide racial tension through traveling in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Mays m has accepted the invitation of H the Student Union educational H affairs committee to enlighten ^ffl the University on the prob- H lems of Negroes in the modern world. "In the situation that we find ourselves today, especially in the South, it's a wonder- ||| ful opportunity to have someone of Dr. Mays' caliber and vantage point to speak to us on the racial question," emphasized Steve Braswell, chairman of the sponsoring organization. "We expect him to encompass problems around the globe, especially in the light of the newly-emerging African states." Born in Epworth, South Carolina in 1895, Mays attended S. C. State College as an undergraduate and was later awarded an Honorary D. D. and LID. there. He received his A. B. at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and an A. M. and Ph. D. at the University of Chicago. His most recent degree is an Honorary LID. from the University of Liberia this year. Besides having studied and experienced the Negro problem, Mays knows how to express his views on the matter well, as indicated by his articles in 60 national magazines and his Delta Sigma Rho award for effectiveness in public speaking in 1956. In these periodicals, Mays attacks race discrimination as a moral, spiritual, political, and educational drawback. He affirms that discrimination on grounds of color—grounds over which the Negro has no control—" is tantamount to saying to God, 'You made a mistake, God, when you didn't make all races white.'" FROM THE universal perspective, Mays believes that "the eyes of the world are upon us. ... I shall never forget that day in Lucknow, India, when nine reporters from all over India questioned me 90 minutes about how Negroes are treated in the United States." From the educational standpoint, this college president feels that one reason the great universities in America are mainly in the North is the lack of freedom in Southern colleges and universities where the "segregated system . . . cramps the soul and spirit as well as the mind." Dr. Mays is listed in Religious Leaders of America, Who's Who in Colored America, Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere and Who's Who in America. Since 1948, he has been a delegate and speaker to the World Council of Churches. Since 1958, he has been President of the United Negro College Fund and a member of the Advisory Council of the United States Committee for the United Nations. MAYS Reed: IFC Withholding Ruling On Greek Rushing Violations Traditional Bonfire Roars This Evening A giant bonfire will roar tonight on Freshman Field. Pep Board says the rally will get underway at 8 and the fire will be ignited at the start of the rally. There will be no traditional night-long guarding of the fire. Campus police chief J- N. Jackson says patrols have been stepped up and Durham city police called in to discourage further attempts by University of North Carolina students to leave their marks here. Campus police caught three UNC students red-handed early Wednesday morning as they daubed paint on the Union Building; officer D. H. Browning confiscated a bucket of paint and (Continued on page 5) Hart Names Predmore, Fein, Gergen Study Group Heads Investigations by Long-Range Planners Prompt President's New Appointments By ED RICHARDS Chronicle News Editor President Deryl Hart today announced the appointment of three committees to study the University's humanities program, the problems of foreign students here, and statistical operations. The appointments were made on recommendation of the Long-Range Planning Committee and stem directly from a year-and-a-half long investigation by the planners. The committees are: University Council on the Humanities, chaired by Dr. R. L. Predmore; Faculty-Administrative Committee on Foreign Students, headed by Dr. John Fein; * and the University Committee To Study Statistical Operations, headed by Dr. J. J. Gergen. Dr. Hart outlined the job of the humanities group around the "coordination of various departments in the humanities area" and the seeking of "outside resources to enrich the University's program in these areas." Other committee members include Drs. Arlin Turner, Robert S. Rogers, W. B. Peach, Stuart Henry and Dean Marianna Jenkins. The foreign students committee is charged with "establishing effective procedures for handling visas and legal and financial matters." It will also deal with "questions of admission, particularly to the graduate schools." The committee will also look into "a broader area of academic programs suitable for and useful to foreign students." Other committee members on the foreign students group include Drs. Francis Bowman, Ellen Huckabee, R. L. Tuthill, Dean A. K. Manchester and Student Aid Director Robert L. Thompson. The statistical operations group will formulate plans to meet the growing needs of statistical information. Committee members include Drs. F. K. Schumacher, C. Alan Boneau, Alan C. Kerckhoff and Charles E. Ferguson. The Long-Range Planning Committee, which recommended the appointments, was established two years ago to make a thorough survey of needs of the University during the next two years. Its only official, public reports to date have called for $76 million in expansion and improvement during the next ten years and a revamping of the undergraduate academic program. The Executive Board of the Inter-Fraternity Council has reached decisions o n cases against ten fraternities charged with violating rules prohibiting fraternity men from entering Kilgo Quadrangle, but is withholding its decision, according to Brad Reed, Board liaison man to the Chronicle. The decisions are not to be revealed until the Judicial Board has ruled on an appeal by Alpha Tau Omega of its penalty for a major IFC offense. ATO, one of eleven fraternities having members in the quad during a freshman party October 30, was charged with actively fraternizing with a freshman; ATO received a penalty last week limiting its pledge class from the Class of '64 to fifteen members. This penalty received Administrative approval, but has been appealed by ATO and now awaits Judicial Board action. Free Cuts Tomorrow First and second period classes will not meet tomorrow, an Administration spokesman a n - nounced today. Third and fourth period classes will meet at 8:10 and 9:20, respectively. The shift in class schedules in designed to allow students to attend the UNC game in Chapel Hill. The Administration annually dismisses two classes on the Saturdays of Homecoming and Carolina week end. Until a final adjustment of the ATO penalty has been made, the decisions on the other ten cases will not be revealed, since they might require some further consideration, according to Reed. The other ten fraternities charged with entering the quad are Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Chi. Hungarian Quartet On East Tomorrow The internationally famed Hungarian String Quartet will present a program featuring compositions by Beethoven, Von Webern, Stravinsky and Schubert, as the second event of the Chamber Arts Society's 1960-61 series, at 8:15 tomorrow night in the music room of East Duke Building. The quartet, which was formed in Budapest in 1935 and debuted in America in 1948, includes Zoltan Szekely, first violin; Michael Kuttner, second violin; Denes Koromzay, viola and Gabriel Magyar, cello. A limited number of member ship cards, for this and subsequent concerts, are available at a reduced rate. Single admission cards may be purchased at the door between 7:30 and 8 p.m. for $2.50 each. OPENING SEMINAR—Discussing "The posium are (left to right) moderator Karl Nature of the Predicament" of Post-Chris- Ray, Drs. Herzog, Walter Kauffman, Will tian Man at the first seminar of the Sym- Herberg and Thomas Cordle. No Leads on Attack Investigation of the beating and criminal assault of a 23- year-old graduate nurse on campus late Wednesday night continued through yesterday, but "progress is a little slow," according to Detective Haithcock of the Durham Police Department. The nurse, whose name is being withheld, was attacked by three youths while riding a bicycle from the Hospital to Hanes House. When she was dragged into a nearby woods her screams caused two of the men to flee, but the third remained for about an hour and criminally assaulted her two times.
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 56, no. 25 (Friday, November 18, 1960)|
|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.|