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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, July 13, 1951, Page 1, Image 1

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Chapel Hill, N. C. Friday, July 13, 1951 Number 10 VnlumP XIX ls - - t f mi vifirm-nrirnfT rr... y F- u N. C. College Reconsidering Graduate Plans 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 week. 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 University here. 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 said. 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. Voice Recital Set Sunday 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 Schumann's "Dichterliebe." 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., t s v ft 7J r 'A. i i 4, w i , , wmwmm W x-.i .... Wv,:.;.;..-.;v .., . ..'.,.,.-,W.':v;,.,...-.v.-i.:..;,. . . '5s 1 ...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 drama. 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 of bundling. 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 Campus Bills 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 ratified. 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 melon Festival. As the climax of the Summer Activities Program, the 1 Festival will feature several hun dred watermelons, a contest be- Ken Barton Is Replaced By Mason ; 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 session. . 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 Queen. . Immediately after tliis the fes tivities will shift to the Y court for the dance, scheduled to last until the "participants decide to go home. 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 eating contest. 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 Class Exam 10:00 3- 5 pan. 11:00 8-10 a.m. 12:00 11-1 p.m. Thursday, July 19 Class Exam 8:00 8-10 a.m. 9:00 11-1 p.m. All others 3- 5 p.m. not otherwise provided for

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