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VOLUME LIII SW
CHAPEL HILL, N.. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6,-1945
NUMBER SW 95
Vance- For Stedeet
Sherwood Band Booked For Weekend Duke-Carolina Game
Emack Nominated By UP
For Vice-President Slot
In Two Dances, Concert
Sherwood Is First Name Leader To Appear
At Carolina Dance Since Spring Of 1942
Bobby Sherwood and his orchestra has been booked by the Grail
for three appearances on the week-end of the Duke football game,
November 23, bringing a name band to Carolina for the first time
since the spring of 1942.
, The orchestra will present a concert
in Memorial Hall Friday afternoon
and will follow by playing for an in
formal dance Friady evening at Wool
len gymnasium. Highlighting the gala
week-end, the Sherwood combo will
play for a formal dance at Woollen
gym Saturday night from 8:30 to 12.
Book tickets for all three appear
ances may be obtained from any mem
ber of the Grail or from the YMCA
office on Tuesdays through Saturdays
from 10 to 12 o'clock. Tickets will
sell at $6, stag or couple. Proceeds
will go to the Grail Scholarship Fund
which finances students otherwise un
abe to attend college.
The appearances of Sherwood will
mark the first time a name band has
play at a Carolina dance since Char
lie Spivak brought his orchestra to
Chapel Hill to play for the Mid
Winters of 1942JThe Student Legisla
ture limited dance expenditures in
the spring of 1942 and only revoked
this ruling last spring, enabling name
bands to again play for Carolina
Sherwood's band rose to "name"
heights with the release of "The Elk's
Parade," a recording that became a
swing hit early last year. Since that
time, Sherwood has played leading
engagements including the Lincoln
Hotel, and the Paramount Theatre in
New York City, and Glen Island Ca
sino in New Rochelle, N. Y. Numer
ous radio appearances include a guest
performance on the Million Dollar
Band program and several broadcasts
for the Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands.
Sherwood's most recent engagement
was terminated October 24 after a
one-month stand at the Aragon ball
room. As an instrumentalist, Sherwood
plays with equal skill on the guitar
and trumpet. He will bring with him,
also, two featured vocalists and sev
eral featured sidemen for his Carolina
Brings Band Here . . .
Who's Who Picks
23 Carolina Men
Twenty-three Carolina students
will be listed in the 1945-46 edition
of "Who's 'Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges."
The book, which contains data on out
standing students- in schools all over
$he country, will be published next
Six men listed in the 1944-45 edi
tion automatically appear in this
I year's book. Of the 17- students nomi
nated this year, seven are men and
ten are coeds.
Selections of campus leaders to be
honored were made by a faculty com
mittee, 'which solicited recommenda
tions from a number of students
Only those who were at least juniors
by September 1 could be considered.
The 17 members of "Who's Who
appearing for the first time this year
are as follows: Frances Bleight, vice-
president of the Woman's Government
Association; Walt Brinkley, president
of the Interfraternity Council and
chairman of the Elections Committee
of the Student Legislature; Berlette
See WHO'S WHO, page 4.
Proclamation: Sadie Hawkins
Day Scheduled For November 9
Carolina goes Dogpatch in a big
way this Friday night when Marryin'
Sam takes a jugfull of Kickapoo Joy
Juice and hitches up all Daisy Maes
at Graham Memorial Cabin, accord
ingv to a late announcement last night
by officials of the CICA and Veterans
Plans call for the big "Sadie Haw
kins" race, highlight of the day, to
be held at 11:30 Friday morning with
all available queens chasing the
stags to the library and safety.
Chancellor House is being approached
by campus leaders for permission to
shed the tweeds and plaids and go
hillbilly to classes with pipes, chaw,
In a rush to go pre-war in a big
way, Dogpatch leaders voted to have
the Gingham Gallop at 8:30 Friday
night, three hours after the sun sets
behind Tobacco Peak, with coeds call
ing for their Abners and paying all
expenses for the night. Intra-dorm and
fraternity members as well as so
rorities are being approached today
m an ettort to complete tne mass
signup for dates before the fish bowl
drawing Thursday: "
Prizes will be awarded Friday
night to the most original couples at
the ball, announced Graham Memorial
Director Martha Rice. Admittance
will be by costume only and there
will be no "expectoratin' on the fur
niture. . Kickapoo Juice and fried
possum sandwiches will be on hand to
provide a chompin' good time.
Publication Board members have
given special permisson to the com
mittee to publish a special Dogpatch
Journal to be delivered to the cam
pus by dogsled early Thursday morn
ing. Full description of the day's
events will be thoroughly covered in
the Journal with additional inf orma
tfon being given to the campus by
loud speaker, handbills, and posters.
Friday night there will be a Barn
Dance at Graham Memorial as a cli
max to the day's events.
Professor Samuel Selden, a mem
ber of the staff of the University De
partment of Dramatic Art since 1927,
has been elected to succeed the late
Dr. Frederick H. Koch as head of the
Department of Dramatic Art and Di
rector of the Carolina Playmakers, it
has been announced by President
Frank P. Graham and Chancellor
Robert B. House.
Professor Selden has been acting
head and Director of the Playmakers
since Dr. Koch's death in the summer
Born in Canton, China, the son of
medical missionaries, he was educat
ed in this country and received his
A.B. degree from Yale University.
His graduate work in dramatics was
done at Columbia University and the
New York School of Fine and Applied
In 1922 following his graduation,
Professor Selden began his stage
career in New York where he was an
actor and. stage manager for a num
ber of shows, and later traveled with
tent repertorial groups. He was also
stage manager for the Proviricetown
Playhouse in Massachusetts, Green
wich Village Theatre and the Intimate
Since coming to the University here
he has directed or supervised the di
rection of over 300 plays presented by
the Carolina Playmakers. From 1937
to 1941 he was director of the Roa
noke Island production of Paul
Green's "The Lost Colony" which will
be resumed next summer.
In 1938 he was awarded a Guggen
heim fellowship for a year's foreign
study of the drama, and he and Mrs.
Selden spent the year 1938-39 in Rus
sia, Italy, Austria, Poland, Germany,
France and England. His book, "The
Stage in Action," is based on his ob- j
servations of foreign theatres.
Other books which Professor Sel
den has published include "Staging,
Scenery and Lighting," written with
Hunton D. Sellman; "A Player's
Handbook," and "Modern Theatre
Practices," written in collaboration
with Hubert Heffner and Mr. Sellman.
Professor Selden has two other books
now in the publishers' hands. '
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University Professor States U. S. Has Nothing To Fear
From Betancourt, New Liberal Government Of Venezuela
The United States has nothing to
fear from President Romula Betan
court and his new Venezuelan govern
ment according to Dr. Frederico Gil,
assistant professor of Latin American
studies in the University Department
of Political Science, who spent several
weeks as the house -guest of the new
Latin American leader last August.
"There is no reason to fear any
thing drastic in the new regime," he
declared. ' "Betancourt and his Par
tido Democratic Nacional are one
more example of a definite shift in
Latin American politics towards dem
ocracy of the North American type.
They want, mainly, democratic elec
tions in Venezuela. It was the main
purpose of the recent revolution and
is the main purposeof the new gov
ernment." President Betancourt declared, in
announcing his new cabinet, that "we
want to be good neighbors, not only
on Pan-American Day, with flowery
words and phrases, but tin deeds as
Main plans in Betancourt's platform
in addition to democratic elections
which up to now have been non-existent
in Venezuela, are education, eco
nomic independence and scientific leg
islation as far as oil concession are
concerned, Dr. Gil said.
"Betancourt's attitude toward the
big American oil companies in Vene-
Dr. Federico Gil, assistant professor of Latin American history in
the University Department of Political Science is shown above (left)
chatting with President Romula Betancourt of Venezuela at a cocktail
party last August when Dr. Gil was the house guest of the new Vene
zuelan government head.
zuela is anything but communistic,"
he declared. "But he does want to im
prove the conditions of the native oil
workers and he will attempt to do
this. As far as Betancourt's taking
any drastic action to individual oil
property there is nothing to fear. He
has no intention of modifying the ex
isting oil regulation."
Dr. Gil described Betancourt as a
man known all over Latin America
for his honesty and integrity. "He
has tremendous political ability, was
a natural leader as a student in the
University of Venezuela and has a
reputation for being a liberal through
out the entire continent. He is
highly cultured, has written a num
ber of books, particularly on political
subjects, being an authority on Vene
zuelan economic problems and is a
former newspaper man."
Betancourt is a very popular speak
er, Dr. Gil said, and is the type who
appeals to the masses, being very
democratic in his thought and actions.
Dr. Gil described an automobile trip
with Betancourt in August when, at
a stop for gas, the attendant . at the
filling station greeted him with, "How
are you, Romulo?" "Everywhere
people in all stations of life call him
by his first name even the newsboy,"
Dr. Gil said. .
He also described attending sever
See PROFESSOR, page 4.
Nominees To Run For Positions Vacated
By Resignations Of McKenzie And Ford
Charlie Vaftce and Ed Emack will run on the University Party
ticket for the recently vacated posts of president and vice-president
of the student body, respectively, Chairman Al Pannill an
nounced yesterday. The coming elections, set for November 15,
fare heralded as one of the most im
portant mid-term elections in Caro
lina's history, since the two top posi
tions on campus are to be filled.
The vacancies were created when
President Bill McKenzie resigned last
week and Vice-President Dick Ford
left school at the end of last term.
Winners in the balloting this month
will hold office until the regular cam
pus elections in the spring.
Six seats in the Legislature, four
on the Honor Council and one on the
Debate Council are also to be filled.
The University Party has so far nom
inated only Vance and Emack but will
complete the rest of its ticket in time
for publication in the next issue of
the Tar Heel, according to Chairman
Neither of the other two political
parties on campus has made its nom
inations as yet. The recently formed
United Carolina Party has formulated
its policies for the coming campaign
and will announce its nominations af
ter an open convention to be held be
fore the next issue of the Tar Heel.
The Student Party has adopted a
policy of waiting until all other nom
inations have been filled before it acts.
Present plans call for the Student
Party to enter a full slate of candi
dates for the election, Chairman Roy
Charlie Vance, the UP candidate
for presidency of the student body,
has just returned to the campus af
ter being discharged from the army.
He was Speaker of the Legislature in
1944, chairman of the Graham Me
morial Board of Directors, treasurer
of the Interfraternity Council, man
ager of the Tar Heel football team in
1943, and scribe of the Order of the
Grail, campus honorary society, be
fore entering the service in 1944.
The UP candidate for vice-presi
dent, Ed Emack, has held a number of
campus positions and has long been
a mainstay in Carolina student activi
ties. Coming to Carolina in 1942, af
ter amassing a unique high school rec
ord of being president of the Student
Council for four consecutive year3,
Emack was elected vice-president of
the Freshman Friendship Council. In
his sophomore ' year he was a repre
sentative from that class to the Leg
islature. He is a former delegata of
the Grail and is a member of the
Golden Fleece. Emack is a member of
St. Anthony Hall.
Couch Accepts New
Post In Chicago
Thomas J. Wilson, III, has been ap
pointed director of the University of
North Carolina Press succeeding Wil
liam T. Couch. He will assume di
rectorship in January when he is re
leased from the Navy.
The son of Thomas J. Wilson, Jr.,
who served for forty-six years on the
faculty of the University until his
death last week, Mr. Wilson is a na
tive of Chapel Hill. He graduated
from the University in 1921, became
a student assistant in French, and
took his master's degree in 1924.
After winning a Rhodes scholar
ship to Oxford University and taking
his Ph.D. there, he came back to the
University of North Carolina and
served as an assistant professor of
French and secretary of the depart
ment of romance languages until 1930,
when he joined Henry Holt and Co.,
publishers, first as foreign language
editor and then as manager of the
In 1940, he accepted a position with
Reynal and Hitchcock, and served as
director of the college book depart
ment until 1942 when he entered the
Navy. He served in the Pacific, be
came a lieutenant-commander, and
then returned to the United States in
the summer of 1944. He has since
been stationed in Washington.
Mr. Couch recently left the post here
to become director of the University
of Chicago Press.'
Gift To Library
Through the generosity of Kay
Kyser, class of '27, and his mother,
Emily Royster ' Howell Kyser of
Rocky Mount, the private library of
Edward Vernon Howell, former Dean
of the School of Pharmacy, has been
presented to the University Library.
The "Old Professor" of orchestra,
radio and movie fame, has frequently
demonstrated his loyalty and gener
osity to the University. Not long ago
he endowed the Kay Kyser scholar
ships. His more recent notable gift,
making possible the acquisition and
preservation of the Howell Collection,
is further evidence of his interest in
24 Below Club9
Slated To Reopen
On November 10
The Twenty:Four Below Club will
reopen Saturday, November 10, Bill
Poteat, Assistant Secretary of the
YMCA, announced today. This club,
which is sponsored jointly by the
YWCA and YMCA, will be located in
the basement of Graham Memorial,
formerly Graham Memorial Grill.
The Club will be in the form of a
night club. There will be soft music,
candle lights, and a coke-sandwich
bar. The music will be both recorded
and by orchestras; floor shows will
also be offered on various occasions.
The cover charge, formerly twenty
five cents, will be reduced because of
the grills lower rent. The club will
be open from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
This year's club will be somewhat
of an experiment. During the war
the need for recreation on the cam
pus became very acute, and this or
ganization grew out of a desire to al
leviate this situation. But this year,
as Carolina is returning to peacetime,
the situation will be quite different.