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Chapel Hill, N. C. Friday, July 13, 1951
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N. C. College
Trustees of North Carolina Col
lege (for Negroes) in Durham
were asked to find out what time
and under what' conditions the
college will expand its graduate
course, at a trustee meeting this
Expansion of the NCC graduate
school, for many weeks a static
issue, would most probably cause
a decrease in the number of Ne
gro graduate applicants to the
A joint race problems commit
tee of trustees from both schools,
meeting in Raleigh Tuesday, de
cided to resubmit the NCC ex
pansion question to the school's
Board of Trustees.
It is not the first time that the
trustees have been asked to try
to answer that question. At least
twice previously they have con
sidered it giving different an
swers each time. First they said
that they needed over $2,000,000
before the school could begin to
offer any doctorate work. (No
doctorate training is now offered
by the school.) And present
deficiencies in the undergraduate
and limited courses of the school
should be corrected first, they
Then cn July 2 they indicated
that they could start the program
with as little as $86,400.
Following this week's" joint
meeting, Kemp D. Battle, UNC
trustee from Rocky Mount and
chairman of the committee, said
that the NCC trustees would
"again examine conditions under
which it would expand its grad
uate program." He said he didn't
know how long this would take,
and had set no deadline for a
report back to his committee.
John Park, tenor, will be pre
sented in a voice recital Sunday
evening at 8: 3 Oin Hill music hall
by the department of music.
Featured on the program will
be songs from two song cycles,
Schubert's "Die Winterreise" and
Other composers represented
will be Mozart, Haydn, Faure,
Griffes and Quilter.
Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Park of Greenville, South Caro
lina, is a student of Richard Cox
of the voice faculty. Before com
ing to Chapel Hill, he attended
Furman University where he ma
jored in piano under Wendell
Keeney and was a voice student
of Charlotte Reed Smith.
This past spring he did solo
work with the University Men's
Glee Club and also sang in the
Music Department presentation
of Kurt Weil's folk opera, "Down
in the Valley." He recently sang
the role of Bastien in Mozart's
opera "Bastien and Bastienna," at
the convention of the National
Association of Teachers of Sing
ing in Winston-Salem.
James Haar, graduate assistant
in the department of music, will
be Mr. Park's accompanist.,
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...druai r-ina cn Miiania. ieit, and Vernel H. Williams
of Durham who have the leading roles in the Carolina Play
makers' production of "The Pursuit of Happiness" which
opens at 8:30 o'clock in the Playmaker Theater Thursday ,
night July 12 and will run through Sunday night. Miss
Ellis will star as Prudence Kirkland, a Puritan girl whose
love for a Hessian deserter from the British army, played
by Williams, provides the crux of the Revolutionary war
First Nighters Enjoy
"Pursuit Of Happiness,'
"Pursuit of Happiness," the Carolina Playmakers' summer
season debut, delighted an opening , night audience last eve
ning in the Playmakers' Theatre. The play will continue its
nightly run through Sunday. .,.
A good selection of tickets are still available at the Play
makers' office in Swain Hall, at Ledbetter;Pickard's, and at
the box office after 7:30 p.m.
First performed on Broadway
in 1933, the comedy became an
immediate success as "the bund
ling play." More serious, however,
were the issues which authors
Larence and Amina Langner fo
cused about this Colonial custom
Written as a social satire, "to
show the problems any young
man or woman coming from Eu
rope to this country might en
counter," the play indirectly raises
the question of inconsistencies in
the Colonial character, for exam
ple, bundling and Puritan mo
rality. The comedy is shrewd and fast
paced, with a core of meaning
that Director John W. Parker nev
er lets drag into preaching. Di
rector for such past Playmaker
comedy successes as "Kiss the
Boys Goodbye" and the operetta
"Pirates of Penzance," Mr. Park
er shows himself adept at hand
ling the agile pace of the script
of "Pursuit of Happiness."
Di, Phi Pass
The Dialectic Senate approved
a bill to reconstitute the court
system on the campus, without
the appeal, by an overwhelming
vote Wednesday night as the hall
rocked with oratorical broadsides
from both camps.
The bill .introduced by Senator
Jim Lamm, Chairman of the Ways
and Means committee, was as
sailed on the grounds that it de
nied the "natural right" of appeal.
It was pointed out in the course
of the hot debate, that the so
called "natural right" had only
been conferred five years ago
when the Constitution was first
Principal support for the bill
came from those who felt that
the lobbying and the extensive
waiting period between trials will
(See DI, PHI, page 6)
Davie Poplar Activities
Include Eating Contest,
King, Queen Crowning
For the third consecutive year, Carolina students and
faculty members will gather beneath the gnarled, ancient
branches of the Davie Poplar today at 7 p.m. to partake of
ice cold Watermelons, participate in a varied program of
entertainment, games, and group singing, and honor the
Watermelon Queen and King as part of the annual Water
As the climax of the Summer Activities Program, the
1 Festival will feature several hun
dred watermelons, a contest be-
; Julian Mason, junior from Wil
liamston, will head the second
session student government as
Acting President, an appoint
ment he received from Student
Body President Henry Bowers.
Mason replaces Ken Barton
next Saturday, July 21, Barton
served in the same capacity dur
ing the first session. Gilbert
Marsh will serve as Acting Secretary-treasurer
for the second
session, continuing from the first
. Other positions on the Student
Government Board will be filled
by the following: Bob Ellington,
Ed Love, Bill Wolfe, Fred Coker,
Bob Evans, Joan Erskine, Jim
Lamb, and Dot Perry.
, Barton also released the names
of the members of both the Men's
and Women's Honor Councils.
Allan Milledge will serve as
chairman of the Men's Council
consisting of George Freeman,
Hobson Chinnis, Jim McLeod,
Walter Tice, Baxter Miller, and
R. B. Fitch.
The women's council is not yet
complete, but those who will
definitely serve are: Princess
Stellings, ' Mary Nell Boddie,
Jackie Leverett, Sandy Jamieson,
Dot Evans, and Edna Fussell.
Mason served as chairman of
the elections board last year and
has long been active in student
government. At the moment he
is chairman of the Student Party
and chairman of the Student Au
dit Board. He is also president
of the University Band.
tween a student and faculty
melon eating teams, assorted per
formances by local entertainers,
the crowning of the Festival King
and Queen, and a square dance in
the Y court.
At 7 o'clock the iced water
melons are scheduled to arrive
and the party will begin as soon
as they can be cut and served.
Then at approximately 7:30 a
short community sing, led by
Mike McDaniel and Bob Payne
will be. held. After this comes
the contest between the faculty
and student teams and the crown
ing of the Festival King and
. Immediately after tliis the fes
tivities will shift to the Y court
for the dance, scheduled to last
until the "participants decide to go
Crowning of the King and
Queen is expected to be one of
the most colorful features of the
Festival. Announcement of the
persons selected will not be made
until time for the ceremonies, and
Carrboro Mayor J. Sullivan Gib
son will perform the honors.
Final voting for the candidates
is being held today in the lobby
of the University YMCA. Ballot
boxes will be open until 4 p.m.
and each student and faculty
member is allowed one vote.
The Queen is being selected
from a group of coed candidates
and the King from the faculty.
This arrangement is calculated
to develop better student-faculty
relationships as is the watermelon
Faculty candidates for the King
are Dr. Arnold Nash, department
of religion; James Wadsworth,
housing director; Jack Riley,
School of Journalism; Dr. Wil
liam Newman, department of
music; Dr. R. E. Sturdevant, de
partment of Romance languages;
Lee Roy Wells Armstrong, de?n
of admissions; Arthur Briskin,
(See WATERMELON, Page 7)
Final Exam Schedule
First summer term examinations will be given on Wed
nesday and Thursday of next week, July 18 and 19.
All courses, whether of six or twelve weeks' length,
will have their examinations at this time. For the six
weeks' courses, examination grades will be the final ones,
while for the twelve weeks' courses, the grades will be
considered as only mid-term test grades.
Tha first column below lists the times at which the
classes meet, and the second gives the hours at which the
examinations for these courses will be given. Double-hour
course instructors may schedule examinations at any time
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the two days.
Wednesday, July 18
10:00 3- 5 pan.
11:00 8-10 a.m.
12:00 11-1 p.m.
Thursday, July 19
8:00 8-10 a.m.
9:00 11-1 p.m.
All others 3- 5 p.m.