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Tar and Feathers
Curtains to Rise
Serving Civilian and Military Students at UNC
NUMBER SW 62
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CHAPEL HILL, N. O, TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 1945
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Petruchio (left) is doing his best to tame that shrewish wife of his, tfut
she doesn't seem to be taking it so well!
. These are the two principals, Katharina, portrayed by Kathleen Arnold,
LaGrange, Ga., and Petruchio, her madcap husband, played by Kai Jurgen
sen of the Carolina Playmaker staff, in the Playmakers' production of Shakes
peare's "The Taming of the Shrew," to be presented in the beautiful Forest
Theatre Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8, 9, 10, at 8:30 o'clock.
To Rise Friday
On Shakespeare Comedy
The Carolina Playmakers' production of Shakespeare's "The
Taming of the Shrew," which opens next Friday night at 8:30
for a three day run, promises to be the most colorful, elaborate
spectacle ever presented in the Forest Theatre, surpassing even
such well-remembered Playmaker successes as "Peer Gynt" in 42
and the beautiful "Winter's Tale" of last year.
Directed by Samuel Selden, execu-
tive of the Playmakers, in the orig
Battle, Gribben To Speak To Graduates;
inal bawdy Elizabethan style, "The
Shrew" becomes a costume treatment
of a modern marital problem. Just
what methods should an amorous
young groom adapt in domesticating a
strong-willed, self-determined bride?
Petruchia verges on . insanity, but
when Katharina once ... admits he's.
. right in calling the sun the moon, sh-j
" finds" that marriage has its- "'good
points. But it takes -five riotous acts
to accomplish the transformation.
Uses Shakespeare's Introduction
Professor Selden is using Shakes
peare's Induction to the play, thus
"The Taming of the Shrew" actually
- becomes at play-withinra-play. "The
Shrew" is a story of 14th century
Italy being presented by a troupe of
traveling players before a wealthy
English lord of Queen Elizabeth's
court, ao tne costumes and scenery
for the Induction are " Elizabethan,
while "The Shrew" is done entirely
in Italian Renaissance.
An ingenious setting by Foster
Fitz-Simons has transformed the
main stage of the Forest Theatre into
a beautiful formal English garden
Tall, clipped yew hedges are laid out
in formal patterns about a classic
treillage and colonade. By plugging
the back opening of the Forest Thea
tre a niche was formed in the garden
wall. Here an eight foot statue of a
Greek god is placed. In this garden
the strolling players present their
version of "The Shrew," setting up
the various interiors and exteriors,
all of which Mr. Fitz-Simons has de
signed in the style of the Italian
Fifty-two costumes have been de
signed and executed by Irene Smart,
Playmaker costumiere, and students
in Costume Class 67. Faced with the
wartime shortage of material, Miss
Smart resorted to upholstery mate
rial, unit costuming and reconversion
of old costumes. The Italian costumes
worn by the strolling players were
first designed in pure Renaissance
style and then fashioned in an over
dressed and garish colored manner to
give the needed play-within-a-play ef
fect. Kathleen Arnold as the shrew,
Katharina, has seven costume changes,
See SHREW, page U- '
Senior Invitations Are
Now On Sale In T'
Senior class invitations will be on
sale in the Y from nine to five
o'clock today and tomorrow, an
nounced President of the Student
Body Bill McKenzie. The Grail is
handling the sale of the invitations
and urges that all -students who
have previously placed their orders
get them during this ale period or
they may be sold to someone else.
In order- to save confusion the
Grail is asking that all seniors pay j
cash for their invitations at the ;
time they receive them.
CRIL To Bring
Here, June 10
Speaker Is Last
For This Semester
By Mildred Kresnik
The Council for Religion in Life
will bring to the campus its last
speaker this semester next Sunday
night when Dr. Francis McMahon ad
dresses the student body.
Dr. McMahon, professor of phil
osophy at the University of Chicago,
and one of. the leading young spokes
men of Catholic laymen in this coun
try has chosen for his subject "The
Catholic Church and the Emerging
World." His address is scheduled for
8 o'clock, June 10, in Hill Hall.
Also Guest Speaker
Preceding his night lecture, Dr. Mc
Mahon will be guest speaker on the
Carolina Roundtable presented over
the air from WRAL in Raleigh at 1
o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Catho
lic priest will discuss with a Protes
tant'minister "Churches Take a Stand
on Peace." On Monday Dr. McMahon
will be guest lecturer in several phil
Dr. McMahon is a; member of the
Executive Committee of Catholics for
Human Rights, and past president of
the American Philosophical associa
tion, and Catholic Association for In
Well Known Writer
Among his writings are "A Catho
lic Looks at the World," which will
appear this fall, and "Humanism of
Irving Babbitt" (1931). In addition to
his weekly column "Plain Speaking"
See CRIL, page 4.
Class Of 1945
Votes On Names
Senior Week came to 2i.' suc
cessful close with the Senior
banquet and dance on Friday
nig-ht and the Senior picnic on
Highlighting the. banquet was
the announcement of the Senior
superlatives who were nominated
by popular ballot Tuesday in the
Y and elected Friday in the Y. Plans
had been made to elect the superla
tives Thursday night in Gerrard Hall
at a class .meeting, but seniors voted
that night to postpone the election un
til the following day, because they
thought they would get a greater per
centage of votes.
Superlatives elected were: most
beautiful girl, Nancy Kennickel;
most handsome boy, Bill Ward; most
likely to succeed, Charlie Wickenberg;
girl most likely t5 succeed, Betty Lou
Cypert; best personality, Margaret
("Spiff") Eller; most popular girl,
Winkie White; most popular boy,
Bill McKenzie; biggest flirt (girl),
Peggy Teague; biggest flirt (boy), Al
Elger; most talented girl, Betty Lou
Cypert; most talented boy, Fred Cali
gan; girl who has done most for UNC,
Winkie White; boy who has done most
for UNC, Bill McKenzie; best pros
pective wife, Pat Hughes. i
- Best prospective : husband, Bob
Wadsworth; most fickle girl, Mary
Wright; most fickle boy and smooth
est boy, Dick, Willingham; smoothest
girl, Marky Parsons; best girl dancer,
Pat Hughes; best boy dancer, Fred
Caligan; wittiest, ' Allen Claywell;
most athletic girl, Mary Wright; most
athletic boy, Bill Ward; future ad
miral or general, Charlie, Ditmars;
Yc6urter, DotChase; "Hard to Get,'
Prince Nufer; biggest politician, A. B.
Smith; sweater girl, Kitty Kelly (she
beat John Anderson by one vote) ;
"Miss Frigidaire," Kathleen Arnold;
and "above it all," Emma Souther
land. Dr. Hugh T. Lefler of the History
See SUPERLATIVES, page 4.
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To Be Featured
In Recital Tonighi
The first of two song recitals this
season by Prof. Paul Young's stu
dents will be given tonight at 8:30
o'clock in Hill Music Hall.
The program includes groups of
songs sung in Italian, uerman,
French, and English. Rufus Norris,
baritone, will open the recital with
his rendition of several Italian num
bers. The other baritone, Rex Cos
ton, wilh then sing two numbers by
Brahms and Franz in German.
Virginia Mason, soprano, will sing
French songs followed by Ann Noble,
alto, who will also present a series of
French . numbers.
William Kirkpatrick, tenor, will
close the program singing five num
bers in English. Piano accompanists
for the singers will be Charles Stev
ens and Elizabeth Taylor. The final
song recitar will be given June 13.
Bance? Picnic End Senior We
Doug Hunt Reviews Progress
Of 'Frisco Parley In Report
Douglass Hunt, speaker of the student legislature, and Sgt. Maurice
Clifford, Negro student from Meharry Medical College, discussed every
thing from the Trusteeship Council plan through Pan American affairs to
the postwar aims of the so called "minor" United Nations of Iran and
Czechoslovakia in their , second and third reports from San Francisco
where they are representing the Conference of Southern Students.
A very brief summary of the two reports which were dated May 22 and
25, respectively, follows.
Press Conference Report
"At a 'press conference on May 18, Dr. Hubertus Van Mook, Acting
Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, gave a summary of the Neth
erlands government colonial policy in the Indies. He said that the Indies
are advancing toward "responsible government," toward "democracy," with
representative institutions, but hot toward self government or independ
ence. But we got the impression that regardless of the fact that the term
"colony," as applied o the Indies was constitutionally abolished by the
Netherlands in 1922, the Indies still are and will remain a colony for a
"On Monday, May 21, we heard a lot about 'self government' and 'inde
pendence' at an off the record conference for organizational representatives.
In this discussion someone asked why the Americans were using the ex
pression 'self-government' when what we actually meant was 'independence.'
A state department official explained that, to American minds at least,
the expressions were synonymous.
"One of the phrases you hear a lot around this conference is 'While we
agree with that in principle, none the less we must . . .' It will take a good
deal of prodding from people like you back home to make some of these birds
agree in fact and in action."
Hunt and Sgt. Clifford discussed the Trusteeship Council with Dr.
Rayford Logan, Prefessor of History at Howard University, correspondent
here in San Francisco for the Pittsburgh Courier and author of a forth-
See HUNT REVIEWS, page A.
Changes In Carolina Faculty
Released By Administration
Changes in the .faculty of the Uni
versity, including promotions, replace
ments, leaves and resignations, were
announced in Greensboro last week
at a meeting of the Board of Trustees
at the Woman's College of the Uni
The changes were approved by the
Board on recommendations of its Ex
ecutive Committee and President
Frank P. Graham and Chancellor Rob
ert B. House.
Two visiting lecturers,- one for the
winter, quarter, 1945, and one for the
Summer Session, 1945, will be addi
tions in the field of public health. They
are Dr. Mary Alice Eaton, who will
teach during the. winter quarter, and
Miss Jiithel L. Kyckman, who will teacn
during the Summer Session under the
sponsorship of the'Extension Division.
The following promotions were an
nounced: Dn John E. Larsh, Jr., from
assistant professor in the School of
Public Health to associate professor
and head of the Department of Para
sitology. Dr. Frederic E. Coenen, assistant
professor of German to associate.
Miss Kathryn Gudgel Cook, from
the vocational guidance staff to Voca
tional Counselor for Women and as
sistant professor of education. An
M.A. graduate of Teachers College,
Columbia University, Miss Cook has
had wide experience in counseling work
in public and private schools and
LeavesNof absence: Dr. Charles B.
Robson, professor of political science
.and head of that Department,, to work
with the Division of Economic War
fare from April 1, 1945, to October 1,
Dr. Ralph S. Boggs, professor of
See CHANGES, page U.
Leland Richard Stegemerten, son of
Mrs. Hazel Stegemerten, 718 Broad
way, East McKeesport, Pa., is one of
10 Naval ROTC students selected
from the 27 NROTC units in the
United States to receive appointments
to tiie Naval Academy at Annapolis.
One of the 20 trainees "from the
Carolina NROTC unit, Stegemerten
took mental examinations in March
and was adjudged one of the three
best qualified applicants to compete
with students from other units for
one of the 10 appointments. He has
just received notice to report to An
napolis around the middle of June to
take a final physical examination be
fore entering the Academy.
Before entering the Navy V-12 pro
gram in May, 1943, Stegemerten at
tended East McKeesport high school.
He received training at Penn State
from July, 1943, to March, 1944, when
he arrived at the University for fur
He is battalion officer , of the unit
and plays in the band.
WCB Makes Plans
For Coming Year
In Final Meeting
Thursday marked the final meeting
this year of the War Coordination
Board. Closing reports and general
winding up of the year's work com
pleted the program.
Next year plans are to have a
separate WCB room, probably in
Graham Memorial. Since the WCB
was set up with the entrance of the
United States in the war, next year
might be the last it will function.
Lib Henderson recently succeeded
Kitty Kelly as chairman of the
Major work of the board this year
was with the Victory bond drive in
January and February. Other proj
ects included the recent United Na
tions Fund Week, a child care pro
gram to help Chapel Hill Navy
wives, hostess service to the USO,
and dormitory sales of war stamps.
Bridge Or Fish Tales
All Same At Carolina
Bridge tales around here , equal
fish stories heard anywhere. But
we bet not even Stan Colbert can
equal this one. At the Pi Phi house
the other night Jack Skelly and
Johnnie Johnson were quietly play
ing a few hands of bridge with
Monnie King and Larry Herrea
when the latter was dealt a 12 dia
mond, 1 club hand. Herrea opened
with six. King raised it to seven
and then they proceeded to clean
Planned By Group
A series of forum discussions on
"America in the New World Picture"
will be conducted by the Americans
United for lorld Organization
through June and J uly, announced Mr.
Maurice Whittinghill, president. The
first of the series will be conducted by
Dr. Ervin Hexner of the Political Sci
ence department tonight in Gerrard
Hall at 8:30 o'clock.
Dr. Hexner's lecture and the open
discussion afterwards will deal with
the following questions: What, in the
long run, do we want from interna
tional trade? More exports or more
imports? What can we best sell and
do we want goods or services in re
turn? Does the tariff change as rap
idly as our needs change? What have
the Reciprocal Trade agreements ac
complished? Dr. Milam to Speak
The second in the series will be giv
en on June 14th with Dr. D. F. Milam
of the Public Health department lec
turing on "Some World-Wide Nutri
Among the questions that Dr. Milam
and the group will discuss are : Are we
seriously thinking of feeding the
world or of taking steps in that di
rection? .Will this mean lowering our
own standard of living? What is the
purpose of the Food and Agriculture
On July 5 the third in the series
will be presented with Dean of the
Law School Dr. R. H. Wettach lec-
See HEXNER, page U.
With Alumnus Kemp D. Bat
tle, Rocky Mount attorney and
University trustee, and Bishop
R. E. Gribben slated to deliver
the finals address and baccalaure
ate sermon, respectively, .plans
for the graduation of the class
of June, 1945, are fast being
Mr. Battle, grandson of Kemp Plum
mer Battle, for whom Battle Dormi
tory is named, has long been a Uni
versity trustee and successful member
of the law profession. He is a mem
ber of the law firm of Battle and Wins
low, and formerly a judge of the Rocky
Mount Recorder's Court and president
of the State Bar Association.
The commencement program will
run from June 23 through June 25,
beginning with senior class day the
twenty-third. Also scheduled on this
date is a senior-parents luncheon, at
which Chancellor Robert B. House
will be the main speaker.
On Sunday, June 24, Bishop Grib
ben will deliver the baccalaureate ser-
mon. Also mat evening ine unapei
Hill Choral Club will present a pro
A last farewell meeting of the se
nior class will be held on Monday
morning, tne twenty-hith. Also the
faculty will entertain at a reception
honoring degree candidates.
At one o'clock Monday, the annual
alumni luncheon will be held with Wil
liam B. Umstead of Durham, presid
ing. Following this event, the Play
makers will present two afternoon per
formances. The formation of the academic pro
cession and its march to Kenan Sta
dium, 6:30 o'clock Monday night, will
begin the concluding ceremonies. Mr.
Battle at this time will deliver the
The only part of the usual com
mencement program to go amiss so far
has been the scheduled class reunions.
Ten such reunions were cancelled in
accordance with the request of the Of
fice of Defense Transportation.
Those classes that were to hold re
unions this June included 1911, 1912,
1913, 1914, 1920, 1930, 1931, 1932, -1933,
and 1944. Only the Old Stu
dents Club and the 50-year Class of
1895 will hold a formal meeting at
commencement, and these groups are
limited in number. The members of
the Class of 1895 are slated to be in
ducted into the Old Students Club at a
supper meeting Sunday, the twenty-fourth.
Di Senate Unanimously
Votes To Organize Phi'
The Dialectic Senate unanimously
passed a proposal Wednesday night
to provide for a committee to work
with other campus groups in the re
organization of the Philanthropic Assembly.
The Di will convene next Wednes"-
day night in secret Executive Ses
sion to discuss the internal affairs of
the Senate and to elect a full slate
of officers for the next term.
Phyllis Ganey Cops Title
"Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi"
Highlighting one of the biggest fra- 1 sorority presented the winning coed
ternitv weekends on the Carolina cam
pus was the Sigma Chi Ball Saturr
day night with the awarding of the
Sweetheart Cup to Miss Phyllis Ganey,
Miss Gainey, Tri Delt, who was
chosen from twenty-four coeds repre
senting sororities, dormitories, CICA,
and Stray Greeks received the cup in
addition to a dozen white roses and a
locket from the fraternity. Her at
tendants, Jane Isenhour, Chi Omega
and Genny Freeman of Spencer Dorm,
runners-up in the contest were pre
sented with a dozen red roses. Follow
ing the dance which was open to the
entire campus, refreshments were
served at the Sigma Chi house.
The Sigma Chi derby in Kenan sta
dium Saturday afternoon featured the I
selection of the Modern Venus, won by ;
Lib Mace, Tri Delt, Alpha Delta Pi
team in the derby which nosed out Chi
Omega in the final event of the after
noon, the medley relay.
The final tally of scores for the vari
ous teams was: Alpha Delta Pi 45
points, Chi Omega 43 points, Tri Delt
19 points, Pi Phi 19 points and
Stray Greeks 6 points.
The winning of the medley relay by
three "yards gave the AD Pi's the
trophy which may be kept for one
year. Presentation of the trophy was
made by Bill McCarthy, president of
Sigma Chi" to Echo Patterson, captain
of the winning team.
Interesting features of the derby
included the football passing event
which was won by Mary Jane Lloyd,
Pi Phi who threw a football 29 yards.
Linda Nobles of Chi Omega and So
ciety Editor of the Tar Heel was win
ner of the pie-eating contest.