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i % Artists who will appear here during the 1949-50 concert series are top, left, Lawrence Winters, noted baritone; top right, Sujata of the Sujata and Asoka Indian dance duo; bottom, the De Paur Infantry Chorus. Concert Series Released Famed Artists Will Be Featured In Concerts Thespians In Plans For Productions By SPUD Those bushels of laughs -whicli campus citizens have been so free with since September may come in handy by the first week in December. That’s when North Carolina College’s Thespians unwrap their first production of the sea son, either the solid, straight- faced “Glass Menagerie” or Oscar Wilde’s farce to end all farces, “You Can’t Take It With You.” No di'cision concerning the first dra’^iatie presentation has been vo t made, but college Thespif'ns will exert histrionic energii's for at least three pro ductions during the ’49-50 term. The initial presentation may also be given at Bennett College in Greensboro, and an “Oscar” award is planned .for outstand ing actors, who may be selected from freshmen displaying their talents at North Carolina Col lege for the first time. SPECIAL PAGEANT Current proposals include a special pageant to be presented outdoors during the Yule sea son ajid a summer production of Euripides’ famous Medea, suc cessfully revived on the Broad way stage in 1947 by the gifted actress, Judith Anderson. Orchestration for the campus Medea wiU be prepared by W'es- ley I. Howard, music instructor. Specific attention will be given to reproducing the Greek stage, and dramatists will employ elaborate costiuning and lighting effects. Officers of The Thespians, di rected by Miss Mary Bohanon, (Please turn to Page Two) An unusual artist attraction, Sujata and Asoka, interpretive Indian dancers, will open North Carolina College’s ’49-50 Concert; Series in B. N. Du^e Aaditorium, JvAvember 19, at 8 p. m. Other presentations will be the DePau.r Infantry Chorus, January 12; Margaret Webster’s Players, January 18; and bari tone Lawrence Winters, March 20. The Infantry Chorus, perhaps Steering Group For Men Named A steering committee of five students to assist the Dean of Men in planning activities for assemblies for campus men was formed on October 12. All volunteers, steering com mittee members are: Jlenry Woodard, South Boston, Va.; William D. Gardner, Ayden, S. C.; William Ford, Forest City, N. C.; William Scott, Durham; and Lee Johnson, Oxford, N. C. one of the best-known male choral groups in the country to day, was organized at Fort Dix, N. J. The Army arranged to have the Chorus sing before troops at posts throughout the world, and the unit promoted War Bond Sales for three years. iJeFAUR THROUGH RAJNi^b ueraur, wiio emistea m tne Army as a private ana rose to ,Lne_ ranJc ot captain, has Deen Heard m JNew iorls as choral conductor of the Virgil-Thom- son-Gertrude Stein opera ‘ ‘ J^'our saints in b Acts” and the lioark Bradford-J acques Wolf play ■■John Henry.” Later, he or ganized and lead the Chorus which was one of the features of Moss Hart’s AAF stage play “Winged Victory,” in 1944. A native of Summit, N. J., he first attracted attention as an asso ciate conductor of the Hall Johnson choir. The 372 Regiment’s Chorus first attracted major attention when it was sent to Hawaii and gave a performance for the Pacific High Command. Cap tain Maurice Evans, noted Shakespearean, actor, praised the Chorus highly and persuad ed the High Command that the Chorus would contribute to the morale of armed forces in the Pacific. From that point, De- Paur’s Infantry Chorus was well on its way to an amazing success. “Haring sung together so many times, the DePaur Chorus has the electric pre cision of attack, the instinctive blending of voices and the sure control of dynamics which can only be developed through multiplicity of per formance.” — F. C. Cop- picus, manager, Caruso, Lily Pons, et al. TRAVELING COMPANY Margaret Webster’s Players, who were the subject of an arti cle in the Reader’s Digest last spring, were organized in 1947 as a^ traveling company catering to college audiences. After an encouraging reception by cul tural centers in some 30-odd states, the company became a highly-organized dramatic unit which has since, been unable to supply engagements, for many urgent requests. Miss Webster, 'trho left a (Pleas* turn to Page Two) Plans Made For DC Trip By LOUISE JACKSON North Carolina College stu dents are going all out for the Capital Classic. No stone is left unturned as the average student seeks his way to get to Wash ington. “The Classic” is the by word, and “Washington” the Goal.” Everyone wants to see the Eagles slaughter West Vir ginia. To help stimulate interest, students and civic organizations are sponsoring programs with the object of transportation for students. KAPPA RAFFLE The Kappa Alpha Psi Frater nity is sponsoring a raffle end ing November ninth, the win ner of which will be given a free trip- to the Classic. The Student Council is char tering two buses for students. Notwithstanding the students who will go by pul)|fe bus, car, and train, these programs in itiated by these groups have re ceived much approval and co operation. By all evidence. North Carolina College and Dur ham will be well represented at the Classic on November 11. VOLUME 8—number 2 DURHAM, N. C., OCTOBER—/949 PRICE: 15c Dean Hancock To)Be Speaker At Founder’s Day Here Thurs. -U- ECHO Staff Positions Now Open Call at Office GLADYS McGILL News Editor Omegas Plan For Annual Observance Tau Psi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Frateinity will again take part in the National Achievement Project according to an announcsment by James B. James who has been named Chairman of the Project for the Durham Area. The project begins on Nov ember 6, 1949 and will continue through November 13, 1949. The theme of the Achievement Pro ject is ‘ ‘ Fair asid Effective Em ployment: The Economic Ob jective of a Kef.tless Minority.” NATIONAli CONTEST In comiectionl "with the pro ject^ a Natioi School -Essay Contest, *en to all High School Seniors i will be held. Adwards to be4:iv6n to the win ners of this eonljest will be $125.- 00 for the first prize; $75.00 for the second prize; and $50.00 for the third prize. The subject for the contest is, “An Experience in Job Making.” ffhe local chapter has sched uled several programs with high schools in this area among which are Mary Potter High School at Oxford; C. C. HawlerHigh School, Creedmore; Hillside School, Durham; Albion Aca demy, Franklinton; Luicoln High School, Chapel Hill; and Little River High School, Dur ham County. PLAN PROGRAMS Plans are also being made for severals_ programs at North Carolina College which will in clude two Chapel programs, a forum discussion, a smoker and several radio programs. Founder's Doy Rites At B. N. Duke, Beechwood; Initial Drive Of Memorial Foundation To End On Thursday Dean Gordon B. Hancock, professor of Economics and Sociology at Virginia Union University of Richmond, Virginia, and noted columnist for the Asso ciated Negro Press, will be the principal speaker at the second annual Found er’s Day ceremonies scheduled for 10:30 a. m. November 3, in the B. N. Duke Auditorium. Commemoration of the late founder and president. Dr. James Edward Shepard, will tie-in with the activities of the James E. Shepard Memorial Foundation, which, since last summer, has been engaged in the raising of funds to establish a memorial to Dr. Shepard. The college choir will render special music for the occasion: “Hallelujah” from Mount of Olives” by Beethoven; “A City Called Heaven,” arranged by Hill; and R. Nathaniel Dett’s “I’ll Never Turn Back No More.” Students Approve Hastie Appointment SPECIAL BROADCAST Professor J. T. Taylor, cam paign director of the Memorial Foundation, stated that the initial drive will be ended on Founder’s Day. The Foundation is planning, specifically, to erect a bronze statute of Dr. Shepard and to set up a scholarship and loan fund for students attend ing North Carolina College and North Carolina College grad uates attending graduate schools. The nationally famous South- ernaires will devote their full program Sunday, November 6, to Dr. Shepard and the Mem orial Foundation, Taylor stated. The program, regularly heard every Sunday, will be broadcast nationwide over the network of ABC. OTHER PARTICIFAKXa Dr. Helen G. Edmonds, chair man of the Founder’s Day acti vities, said that other parti cipants in the Nov. 3 activities are Rev. James A. Cannon, pas tor of the Twine Memorial Church; James T. Taylor, professor of Psychology, and long-time student and friend of the founder, President Alfonso Elder; Charles A. Ray, pro fessor of English and Public Re lations Director of the Founda tion ; Rev. J. Neal Hughley, pro fessor of Economics; and Rev. Miles Mark Fisher, pastor of the White Rock Baptist Church, of which Dr. Shepard was a mem ber. Rev. Fisher will officiate at the graveside ceremonies to be conducted at the Beechwood Cemetery at 12:15 p. m. Hancock received his educa tion at Benedict College and at Colgate and Harvard Universi- (Please turn to Page Two) Campus reaction to the ap pointment of Gov. William' H. Hastie to the United States Cir cuit Court of the third district was decisively favorable as shown in a poll taken of stu dents, here. The Virgin Island Governor was named by President Tru man as Circuit Court judge of the third United States district recently. Ten students, picked at ran dom, Avere interviewed in con nection with the appointment. Out of the ten polled, eight believed the appointment to be The Negro press and a lawyer group made an issue of political maneuvering out of the appoint ment. The third district, to which Hastie was named, is lo cated in Philadelphia. The press and the lawyers pointed out that the gain for the race in the ap pointment is negligible in view of the facts that the race loses a Governor; that the Negro has been asking for ten years for a District judgeship; that the move is purely political in na ture because Hastie was not ap pointed to a vacancy in Wash ington, D. C., his home; and that the appointment is design- (Please turn to Page Four) GOV. W. H. HASTIE . . . Another First . . . a definite advaiite lor the race and evidence of this country’s awareness of the value of the Negro, while two saw it aS a mere political maneuver. Of those indicting a favorable reaction to the appointment, some were willing to overlook the political implications in volved, if there are any, and ac cept the appointment as an in dication of the President’s high regard for the race. EXPECT MANEUVERS Those who saw the appoint- as a political move cited the fact that such manipulations are to be expected in the realms of politics. Famous Designer, Model Here For Fashionetta The Alpha Zeta Omega chap ter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will present a fashion etta here November 4 in the B. N. Duke auditorium. vS or or it V jp. ImalecI TBaf^an^ ^aieatldns point to a gala and exciting af fair to be featured by the pre sence of a member of New York’s Fashion Institute. Miss Elaine Cyrus Graham, the only Negro woman to be ad mitted officially to the famous dress-making salons of Paris, will conduct the fashion par ade. In addition Miss Graham will bring Miss Cunningham, a pro fessional fashion model from New York. Miss Cunningham will model exciting, brilliant, and daring (look fellas) gowns from the House of Patan of New York. In August of last year Miss Graham was in Paris as the Chambers' Syndicale de la Couture. Many students as well as townsfolk Avill participate in the Fashionetta. ^GG Goh. Nom GoMetd GoUeCf^ Echo Gets New Look, Staff The Campus ECHO has un dergone a change from a five column, 15 inch sheet of six pages to a seven column, 22 inch sheet of four pages. Type faces have been changed from San Serif to Bodoni and Metroblack on news pages and Stymie on the Editorial page. In announcing the change, editor Clathan Ross said that the increased size of the sheet and decrease in number of pages serve to add to the attractive ness of the paper, offer more possibilites for interesting make up and afford more space for fuller coverage at no appreciable rise in printing cost. Staff changes are still being made as Freshmen and new stu dents are expected to be added (Please turn to Page Two) By LOUISE JACKSON North Carolina College has been graced with the presence of three sets of tAvins. Now we don’t see double, we see triple, and how? To avoid any more confusion M'e’d like to present these young ladies by sets. First, there are Miss Myrtle and Bertha Boykins, who hail from Parkersburg, North Car olina. Both of these attractive young ladies are majoring in Biology and General Science. They graduated from Garland in Parkersburg, in 1945, and are now Juniors at North Caro lina College^ Twin-like, their hobbies parallel; the both like to read novels, play the piano, and to keep scrapbooks. They are members of the Y. W. C. A., choir, Band, NAACP and the AKLA. Sorority. HAVE JOINT HOBBIES Secondly, there are Misses Anneice and Annette Jackson from Pensacola, Florida. These twins are graduates of Booker T. Washingtontof Pensacola, and are now enro.'Ied as Freshmen at North Carotoa College. They have joint h&bbies of reading and playing ‘ eards._ They are tiajioring Sto" Sociology and minoring in li’isc^choloigy. 'WTien (Please turiii to Page Two) From 1^ to right, Ann«ic« «nd Ami«tte Jackson; and Bertha and Myrti* Boykins. Back row, left to right, Minnia and Mattie Stone.