The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, June 15, 1951, Page 1, Image 1
Classroom Orientation Plans Set Orientation Chairman Ken IK i Volume XIX 700 Artists Will Appear In Festival With a record number of more than 700 participants, the fourth annual Carolina Folk Festival will move into its second evening of performances in Kenan Stadium tonight at 8 p.m., with a program of square and clog dances, old time ballads, folk songs, and string U-Usic. Festival Director Bascom La mar Lunsford, the "Minstrel of the Appalachians," has announced that a number of additional sing ers and dancers have arrived here and will take part in the pro gram. Among them are ballad singer Forrest Covington from Ocracoke who graduated from the Univer sity in 1950; the Pilot Mountain banjoist and singer, George Pe gram, who has captivated audi ences in the past with his "Good Ole Mountain Dew"; and "Little Johnny" Strickland and his sis ter of Halifax, who will sing bal lads and play a variety of string instruments. Final session of the Festival will be held tomorrow night in Kenan Stadium. In the event of lain the performances will move ;o Memorial Hall. Phiilips Goes To Meeting Dean Guy B. Phillips of the University School of Education and Director of the University Summer Session is attending the closing sessions of the Southern States Work Conference now be ine held in Daytona Beach, Fla He left Chapel Hill by plane on Wednesday night and will return this afternoon. Dean Phillips is the Chairman of the special North Carolina State Committee of the Work Conference recently set up to study the work of school boards in the South. A bulletin will be issued one year from now which will include principles and best practices. The North Carolina School Board Association which was or ganized in 1937 by Mr. Phillips is to be one of the participating units of the study. He has been the Executive Secretary of the State Association. The Southern States Work Con ference is a southwide organiza tion of public school personnel, State Department of Public In struction and lay leaders who have been working on southern problems in education for a num ber of years. Inauguration The inauguration of the Sum mer President of the Dialectic Senate, John Schnorrenberg, will take place Tuesday, June 18, in the Di Hall, third floor, New West. At the conclusion of the ceremonies the Senate will move into debate on the question of the ouster of Dean Acheson. Visitors are invited to participate in the debate which will be governed by rules similar to those of the U. S. Senate. All interested per sons arc cordially invited to at tend the inauguration ceremonies and the debate. The Senate will meet regularly at 8 o'clock on Wednesday nights. Chapel Hill, N. Boys 2 Students 3 Instructors Get Awards . Two University of North Caro lina students and three instruc tors have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for foreign study during the coming year, it has been announced. It was also announced at the same time that three former stu dents, Redding Sugg, who grad uated in 1943; Arthur Fullerton of the class of '48, and Carlyle Markham, graduate of 1950, also have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships. The students, who received their degrees last week, are Olin do Dragone, Pittsfield, Mass., whose major is comparative lit 3rature; and John Ager, Jr., who took his M.A. degree in chemis try. Dragone will study in Perug ia and Naples, Italy, and Ager in Holland. The instructors, all in the De partment of Romance Languages, are Edward B. Hamer, who took his A.B. at Wofford College in 1947; William H. Baskin, graduate of UNC in 1949; and John Patty, who received his A.B. here in 1945 and his M.A. in 1947. Hamer will study in Dijon, France; Bas kin, in Paris and Poitiers, and Patty at the University of Tou louse. Approximately 700 grants for study abroad are being. made for the academic year 1951-52 under the Fulbright Act, which pro vides that funds from the sale abroad of U. S. surplus war prop arty be made available to quali fied scholars. Parking All parking areas on the Uni versity campus are reserved for Jaculty, full-time staff members and physically handicapped stu lents. Those eligible for parking permits may secure them at the Dean of Students office, 206 South Building, the University Traffic Committee announced yesterday. We Just Thought That' Metasequoia Likes Climate By Allan Inglesby Did you know that the Coker Arboretum contains several trees that were thought to be extinct until 1946? Botanists had found many fossils over all the country of what were believed to be ancestors of the giant California Sequoia trees. In 1946 some Chi nese botanists discovered these same "fossils" on a living tree in Central China. It was of course no fossil at all, just a lost tree. For further study, seeds were sent to this country and several were planted in the Coker Arbo retum. It has proven itself to be well adapted to our climate, as the Metasequoia tree at the East ern end of the greenhouse is now taller than the greenhouse. The Metasequoia is rapidly becoming known in this country and is now no longer considered extremely rare. All in five years, too. Now that summer is upon us, most of us are drinking one of the favorite hot weather drinks, iced tea. When you feel the need for a nice, fresh glass of tea, run down to the Arboretum. You C, June 15, 1951 State Begins Research Plan Is Announced By R. B. House A major research project on the social and political institutions of Latin America was announced this week by Chancellor R. B. House of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Financed by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, Dr. John Gillin, research professor of an thropology in the Institute for Research in Social Science, is be ginning an inquiry which seeks to analyze the culture and social organization of certain Latin American countries in relation to their' compatibility with democra tic ideals. Dr. Gillin will leave for Latin America the middle of this month where he will remain for approxi mately eight months conducting field research. The countries to be initially included in the study will be Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala. It is hoped that Dean W. W. Pierson, political scientist and an authority on Latin Ameri ca, can join Dr. Gillin in field research later in the year. "We at the University are in terested in the problems of ex porting democracy to foreign countries," Chancellor House said. "This involves problems of com munication, education and inter national relations. Our present ap proach to the problem is through tested social science research techniques. We are convinced that the findings of this study will prove helpful to the United States Department of State and to other groups concerned with Interna tional relations." Dr. Gillin has mad 3 seven pre vious research trips to Latin America and is author of several anthropological studies including "The Culture of Security in San Carlos," which has just been pub- lished by the Tulane University Press. probably won't be able to get the glass of tea from there, but you will be able to see a Thea sinensis shrub. That's the shrub that tea is made from. The Thea sinensis is a compact evergreen which is closely related to the familiar Ca mellia and in winter it is covered with a small, white flower that closely resembles a Camellia bloom. Another point of interest in the Arboretum is the Walter Pino in the Northern section. This is the Pine tree which Dr. Coker considered to be the most beauti ful of all Pines. After you see it, you will probably agree with him. Besides these special points of interest, the Arboretum contains over 400 different species of trees and shrubs. Most of these are native to this region, but there are also many strangers. The Arboretum is not only beautiful, but of special interest in these hot months, it is a won derful place to go to cool off. Also the fragrance of the Pines, (See ARBORETUM, page 2) Number 2 Sunday Week-Long Gathering To Have 300 The American Legion's Tar Heel Boys State will open at the University of North Carolina Sunday, June 17, and continue through the following Saturday, it was announced here today by Albert Coates, Director of the In stitute of Government. Srjonsored by the North Caro lina Department of the American Legion and conducted by the In stitute, the Boys' State will be directed by Basil Sherrill, Assis tant Director of the Institute. Some 300 high school boys from throughout the State will attend the sessions that get underway with registration at the Institute building at 5 p.m. Sunday. Director Coates will preside over the opening session in Ger rard Hall Sunday night at 7 when J. Gordon Bush, Lenoir, Chair man of the Boys' State Commis sion: Col. Wilev M. Pickens, Ra leigh, Executive Vice-Command er of the State Legion, and Louis Parker, Elizabethtown, Comman der, will greet the boys. Monday morning the boys will begin a jam-packed schedule of instruction in local, state and federal government procedures, with a number of speakers trom various state departments appear ing on the program. They will also have time for athletics and other recreation and entertain ment. Calisthenics will begin at 6:15 each morning on Emerson Field, and following breakfast at 7:15 in Lenoir Hall, the morning sche dule will be devoted to speakers and movies. Movies, counselors' meetings with the boys and athletics and swimming comprise the afternoon programs, and by Tuesday night, (See BOYS STATE, page 2) Playmakers Preparing Productions The summer production sched ule of The Carolina Playmakers was announced today by John W. Parker, Business Manager of this organization. The first show will be Lawrence Langner's American comedy of Revolutionary War days, "Pursuit of Happiness." When produced in New York in 1933 it rapidly be came known as the "bundling" play (bundling being the custom of courting in bed without un dressing). Tryouts for the cast of eleven will be held in the Play makers Theatre on Tuesday, June 19, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The production dates are July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Parker will be the di rector. ' The second major production will be Agatha Christie's mystery play, "Ten Little Indians." It is scheduled to play August 17, 18, and 19. Thomas Patterson will direct. August 23 will see the produc tion of three new student-written and directed one-act plays. As is their custom the Play makers invite everyone interested in participating in theatre activi ty students, faculty and towns people lo attend the tryouts. Scripts for "Pursuit of Happiness" are now available in the Reserve Room in the library. Barton released plans today for a classroom course in Orientation to be set up this summer for in coming freshmen as a follow up to the regular Orientaiton pro gram that finished yesterday. The course will begin next week and last for about two weeks with the purpose of pre senting to freshmen a clearer pic ture of the philosophy and mean ing of Carolina Life. The course will be a one hour course and will be taught by regular mem bers of the University faculty. The course is in its experi mental stage and the Orientation Committee hones that it will be successful enough to be used again in the fall in place of Freshman Assembly. Freshmen Assemblies have long been a great subject for debate and the Orientation Committee has set up this new approach to the problem of giving the fresh men more to orientation than just the short introduction they re ceive during Orientation Week. Activities for the week just concluded called for a Chancellors Reception, a meeting of student eovernment. a meeting conduct ed by the Honor Council, a YMCA picnic, an open house at the More- head Planetarium, plus all the usual registering procedure and introduction to the physical plant in n Via rial Will UCi-C III VUClJl.A XAAAA. Counselors who served, to car ry out the program were: Julian Mason. Robert Lingerfeldt, James Cowan, John Lievsay, William McLendon, Allan Milledge, Ed ward Ferrell, James Lindley, Nick Miller. Mike Carver. Frank Dris- coll, David Darr, Fletcher Green and James Neely. The members of the Committee who served under Barton were: Baxter Miller and Bill Walker. Barton announced that all freshmen who have not signed a card for the Committee with their free hours must do so immediate ly in order that the registration for the course can be completed. Fall Orientation is the next problem according to Chairman Barton who expects that another 700 will be added to the class of 1954. "Having Orientation in two shifts this year has made the task more complicated than usual, but on the other hand has made more people aware of the fast that it is a year round proposition." Barton also expressed his ap preciation to all the people who had anything to do with the pro gram for their cooperation and assistance. 250 CCCs More than 250 Chamber of Com merce representatives from 11 southeastern states will gather on the campus Sunday for the eighth annual Institute for Commercial Organization Executives. The 7-day educational meeting, sponsored by the U. S. Chamber oi Commerce, is being held at the University for the sixth successive year. Delegates will attend a con centrated program of lectures, fo rums, and classes. Those who have attended the Institute for two previous years and satisfac torily pass a written examination will be given a certificate upon completion of the course. The Tar Heel Due to printing difficulties The Tar Heel will be published on Tuesdays and Fridays instead of Tuesdays and Thursdays as was originally planned. In most cases the paper on Tuesday will have four pages and the Thurs day edition eight. A larger staff is needed and all who are interested are re quested to report to The Tar Heel office on the second floor cf Graham Memorial between 2 and 3 o'clock this afternoon.