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Chapel Hill, N. C. Tuesday, July 3, 1951
To Be Discussed
By Phi Tonight
A bill calling for the abolish
ment of professionalism in inter
collegiate athletics and the re
moval of emphasis upon the sport
will be discussed by the Phi As
sembly at 8:30 tonight in the
Phi chambers on the third floor
of New East building.
Apparently inspired by recent
articles in The Tar Heel and other
papers throughout the State deal
ing with athletic professionalism
at the University, the bill urges
that "the present system of pro
fessional athletes acting as repre
sentatives of the student body in
intercollegiate sports be caused
to cease forthwith."
"Whereas, intercollegiate ath
letics are operated on a frankly
hypocritical basis with regard to
professionalism," the bill states,
"and are a source of moral cor
ruption to the youth of today"
since these "activities are no
longer conducted in such a man
ner as to encourage sportsman
ship" and adversely affect the
' educational quality of institu
tions which endeavor to become
outstanding in atheltics.
"It is ,the sense of the Phi
Assembly that; (1) intercol
legiate athletics, as they exist
today, are a detriment to the
moral character, of college stu
dents, (2) that the primary pur
pose of these activities is for the
financial profit and edificaton of
a few individuals at' the expense
of the majority of students and
faculty, (3) intercollegiate ath
letics are not a proper activity of
a university, especially in their
present state of professionalism,
and (4) that the present system
of professional athletics acting
as representatives of the student
body in intercollegiate sports be
caused to cease forthwith."-
In its discussion the Phi will
attempt to clarify if possible, or
at least, crystalize the issues in
volved. All interested persons
are invited to attend the meeting
and participate in the debate.
Publisher Beck Finds Tar
Heels Don't Know Atlas
By Robert W. Madray
Know where Goa is?
The question was put by Thom
as H. Beck, for 33 years a top-light
executive of Collier's maga
zine, who resigned six months
ago to become managing director
of the Joseph Knapp Foundations
of New York and North Carolina.
His companion had to confess
Women wishing to reserve
rooms for the second term may
do so now and until July 6.
If no reservation has been made
by then, it will be assumed that
the student does not expect lo
remain for the second term.
Procedure for making reser
vations is: First deposit $6 with
the cashier in the basement of
South Building; then bring the
cashier's receipt lo the Dean cf
Women's office on the first floor
of South Building where the
reservation will be filed in the
second summer term file.
, 'sS,Hfy s? , s
Dr. George R. Coif man
Dr. George R. Coffman, Kenan
professor emeritus of English lit
erature here and member of the
faculty since 1930 has retired and
left' Chapel Hill yesterday for
Boston where he will make his
Dr. Coffman was he,ad of the
English Department at the Col
lege of Practical Arts and Let
ters, Boston University, when he
left there to head the department
at Carolina 21 years ago. In 1945
he resigned as department head
to devote more time to scholarly
Recipient of many high honors
during his career, Dr. Coffman
was in 1946 elected a fellow in
the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences, the second oldest
learned society in America and
one of the most distinguished.
The only other Fellow of the
Academy from the University at
that time was the late Dr. Wil
liam deB. MacNider, former dean
of the Medical School, who died
He has written numerous ar
ticles and is author of "A New
Theory Concerning the Origin of
the Miracle Play", and editor of;
"A Book of Modern Plays" and
"Five Significant English Plays."
The Mary Bayley Katt child
ren's library, on the top floor of
the Chapel Hill elementary
school, will open for the summer
that he didn't know and didn't
feel disposed to guess.
"Just as I thought," replied the
veteran publisher who visited
friends in Chapel Hill this week.
"But I'll give you another chance
and don't feel too badly if you
miss because there's no jackpot.
"Now where are Macoa, Angola,
Pondicherry and Timor?"
Again his companion had to
admit his ignorance.
"Well, don't worry too much
about missing them," Mr. Beck
said. "You are just like almost
all other Americans. Most of us
are ignoramuses when it comes
to a knowledge of geography."
Then he proceeded to give the
answers. "Goa is a Portuguese
territory in India. By the way
how do you spell Portuguese?
Macoa is an island at the mouth
of the Canton River in China.
Timor is an island northwest of
Australia, Pondicherry is a French
territory in India, Angola is a
(See BECK, page 4)
This "week's Summer Activi
ties program began last night
with a talk by Dr. Arnold Nash,
dean of the department of relig
ion, at the YMCA following the
Y cabinet meeting.
On the calendar for today are
two events, both of which are at
Graham Memorial. The first of
these is a faculty-student inform
al coffee in the Main Lounge at
5:00 this afternoon. Second is
the regular Tuesday evening card
night program which is also held
in the Main Lounge at 7:30.
Players are requested to be on
time so that tables can be formed
and playing started as early as
possible. Last Tuesday night,
twelve tables of bridge and ca
nasta were in operation. This
week the bridge tournament
tables will play duplicate bridge
with tournament boards.
The card night program is an
open house feature of Summer
Activities and everyone is invit
ed to attend. Non-tournament
players need not stay away, since
tables are set up for those who
do not wish to play in, the tourn
aments. Tomorrow evening the popular
Open Arboretum community sing
will be held again. A short ves
per service will be included and
refreshments will be provided.
On Thursday afternoon at 4: 15
the Service Projects v committee
will meet with interested persons
to go to the Negro community
center to assist with the young
peoples activities program.
Fridays highlight is the week
ly Y Court square dance which
will be held at 8 p.m. with both
live and recorded music.
An event of special note on
next week's program will be an
address by Dr. James Pike, head
of the Department of Religion at
Columbia University, in Gerrard
Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. .
Di to Discuss Puerto
A resolution calling for Puer
to Rican independence will be
the main bill to be heard at
tomorrow night's meeting of the
Di Senate at 8 o'clock in the Di
hall on the third floor of New
Last week's bill, which ad
vocated admission examinations
for all freshmen entering the
University in order to eliminate
those insufficiently prepared,
was defeated by an 11 to 6 vote.
Ex-president of the student
body, John Sanders, introduced
the bill. He pointed out that
such examinations would tend
to raise the levels of high school
education within the state. The
question was bitterly fought
with many visitors speaking
their mind on the subject. Those
opposed maintained that such
examinations would be discrim
inatory against those who came
from smaller high schools and
disagreed with the opinion that
a smaller number who were
well educated would be bettre
than a larger number less well
& A. f
Dr. Arnold S. Nash
Of New Book
"Protestant Thought in the
Twentieth Century," edited by
Dr. Arnold S. Nash, chairman of
he department of religion of the
University, has just been pub
lished by Macmillan Company.
The volume is the current "Re
ligious Book of the Month Club,"
Comprising 300 pages, the book
is made up of 12 essays, the first
one, "America at the End of the
Protestant Era," by Dr. Nash, and
the others by eminent theolo
gians who have collaborated with
"The book," says Dr. Nash in
the preface, "tries to explore
what has been happening among
Protestant religious thinkers in
America over the last fifty years
. . . Each of the authors of this
symposium was asked to take as
his starting point an interpreta
tion of Protestant thought in his
particular sphere of scholarshp
in North America when the cen
tury opened and then to proceed
to give an analysis of thought in
that sphere both in the light of
its own development and the im
pact of events upon it."
AH stuQc.it! wh i.nve not yet
picked up their year books, may
do so anytime between 2 and 4:30
from this afternoon on, in. the
Yackety Yack office on the second
floor of Graham Memorial, it was
announced yesterday by Sue
Freed To Make Movies
For US. In Greece
Edward E. Freed, director of
the Motion Picture Division of
the University's Communication
Center since 1947, left yesterday
for Greece where he will make
movies for the tJ. S. State De
partment. Established by the State De
partment as the Foreign Film
Production program, the project
is designed to aid a number of
foreign countries in agricultural
and general education fields.
Movies have already been 'made
in Iran and Turkey.
Freed will direct the picture
taking crew in Greece where he
will be stationed for six months,
with headquarters in Athens. He
has been granted leave from his
duties here for that period.
He will take three different
movies on the rebuilding of Greek
villages bombed durinng World
War II, the operation of farm
schools showing improved farm
ing methods being employed in
Greece, and on the subject of
the traditional friendship between
Queen Will Be
By Tommy Sumner
In the fall of the year it's the
.'ootball queen; in the spring it's
.he May queen, and this summer
t will be the Queen of the wa
July 13 will mark the third
elebration of this annual festi
val which in past years has pro
vided the pinnacle of summer ac-
tivities with both students and
acuity members joining in the
Selecton of the festival queen
will begin Friday. Here's how it
works. Any organization or in-
ividual who wants to sponsor a
oed she has to be in summer
chool for the queenship must
ubmit a photograph, preferably
the YWCA office before noon
Friday, July 6, together with the
entry fee of three dollars, which,
will help to pay for the melons.
In the past it has been customary
for fraternities, sororities and
dormitories to submit entries al- f
though individuals are not pro
hibited from doing so.
Preliminary voting will be held
from July 9 through July 12 at
a penny a vote. The five candi
dates receiving the largest num
ber of votes will enter the finals.
In the final voting each student
and faculty or staff member will
be allowed one vote.
Final balloting will take place
on July 13. In both cases the
polls will be in the Y lobby and
will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
oh the days designated.
The festival itself will be held
around the Davie Poplar at 7 p.m.
nr TTridav .Tiilv 13 nf if 5t rninfl
on Saturday, July 14. If it should
rain on Saturday also, the Fest
ival will move to the Tin Can.
Name of the person selected
Queen will not be revealed until
the Festival actually begins.
Last year approximately 1000
persons attended' the festivities '
and consumed between 300 and
400 melons. Although the wa
termelon eating contest between
faculty and student teams was
not held last year it is planned
to have it again this time.
America and Greece. ;
Freed received his A.B. degree
from the University of Illinois
and his M.A. from the University
of Michigan. He did graduate
work'n the Syracuse University
theater in the Pasadena Com
munity Playhouse, and at the
University of Iowa and the Uni
versity of Southern California.
Recital Is Tonight
A public recital by Robin
Scroggs, Kay Kyser scholarship
pianist from Raleigh, will be
given in Hill Hall tonight al
Works by J. S. Bach, Scriabin,
Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert
and Debussy will be performed.
Scroggs, a soloist with the
University symphony and spe
cial student of Dr. William
Newman, is giving the concert
in conjunction with the Clinic
for Piano Teachers being held
here this week under the spo"..
sorship of the Music Depart
men! and the Extension Division.