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THE TAR HEEL.
Tuesday, July 17, 1931
pi-nonce, one which will acquaint them with the yreat thoiu
ht'.-ature of our culture.
h will give them an under-
rli ctal stu?nt newspaper of the University of North Carolina at
Uiapei Hill where it is published by the Summer School every Tuesday and
and Thursday. Printing is done by Colonial Press. Inc.. Chapel Hill, N. C.
Editor Rnn Hrvvrccrc
.Mary Nell Boddie
Associate News Editor, ;
Circulation Manager vEil Cadieu
Assistant Sports Editor Ken Barton
fiA Bob Cunningham, Sara Thurston, Bill Grimes, Fred Thompson,
Proper Balance Is Needed
. When an institution attempts to do two . different kinds
of jobs, it carries with it and is functionally, obligated to
be apprized of at all times the problem of maintaining a
proper balance between the two, lest one be sacrificed for
the other. The institution must never lose sight of its over-all
The University here is charged, on one hand, with the
administering of graduate and professional training, and, on
the other hand, with m-ovidin? a rnlWf pH.mntirm nf u
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general nature for the undergraduates. This is all well and
-me anu every ining runs smootmy except when, because
of inattention and failure to perform the necessitated con
tinual re-evaluations, the natural tendency is given a free
reign and this natural tendency is always for emphasis to
shift in the direction of graduate training, and, consequently,
vawajr uwu uuueigiciuuaxe xraining.
Slight deviations from the norm arp nf mnreo a Vi
expected but those of a major character, such as we have
xiuw, are not ax an acceptable.
An, the General College, almost the entire educational task,
whatever that may be, has been relegated to junior staff
members and part-time instructors. There are, undoubtedly,
many capable people in this group but they have only a por
tion of their time to devote to teaching. Now, these are the
.v-jr t-uic wnu, in uiuer iu uo a capaoie ana creditible job
must devote all of their time to teaching. Yet, they are the
vxi.a vvxxu axe xviw ft e,
The higher faculty members are devoted almost exclusive
ly to tne specialized and graduate levels. And more and mere
there has been a tendennv nnrtinniariir v. .u
Chemistry Department and the School of Business Admin-
. v"uUawi upuu iue anemic general College.
Hence, the college begins to lose its recognition as we ever
v. w w ax u jFccicuiauon; general education" becomes
but a theory m Chapel Hill when, most every where else
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ine ancient academic tradition emphasized the "education
uj . wwuie man," mat is, teaching the student to think ra
tionallv and stimulatincf tViP
, , o iuiuiuuuii ux wiitn;ai values,
through an acquaintance with the great thinkers and creative
writers of his culture, and through a rigorous academic dis-
v " xan5uagea, xuamematics, logic and natural
In the recent past, free election from a great diversity of
specialized courses has been the vogue-and has resulted in
enuex a aisjomtea and poorly integrated educational exper
ience, or in excessive specialization.
At present there is a t.rpnrl tmxrarrl
called . "general education." The advocates of this type have
V j x ,f tu uie uiaer concept. They insist that all
rx, iC5aiuiC!,s meir ultimate protessional or voca
tional destinations, are in need of a common educational ex-
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u, f, ut complex society ot which we are a part and
enable them to make the sound social judgments which de
mocracy requires of its citizens, and which, finally, will give
them some insight into the natural sciences which are of such
importance in our modern world.
This latter, to us. sounds verv logical and mnct havo
what Dr. Frank Graham had in mind in 1934 wh
upon the inuaguration of the General College: '
The curriculum of these two years would be com
posed of courses in the humanities, natural sciences,
and the social sciences as a three-fold and life-wide
introduction of the student to himself, th his h
to his world, and to his special interest and aptitude
... All students are, first of all, human beings in need
of the development of a more complete and rich per
sonality. Second, all students are to follow a vocation
or a profession in need of this fundamental testing
of interests and this broader introduction to thought
and culture. Third, all students are to be citizens of
a democracy in need of a more adequate understand
ing of their responsibility for a truer mastery of our
A re-evaluation of the whole curriculum as a unit should
be made and as soon as possible. And it is our opinion, that
several oi tne encroaching departments should be told in
no uncertain terms that the first twn vpars arp fnr "crpnprnl
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eaucauon not specialization.
This, of course, will never happen. But it would be nice.
Amateurish, But Honest
Says Scribe Of Players
By Tom Kerr
Mix ,raw situation comedy
with a generous dash of politi
cal moralizing and toss well in
a bowl thoroughly rubbed with
uncomfortable flag waving and
you have unpalitable theater.
You may dress your dish with
a few creditable performances
and a good deal of healthy ama
teurish zeal, but you can't kill
the taste of a really poor script.
on his rti'.-rtl but v;; 1:1 this
play unfortunalf-iy mi: cut.
Mr. Rayborn, as the father,
Aaron Kirkland. . hold up the
show valiantly, as the rest of the
cast displayed its amateurish
exuberance and failed to show
any ensamble feeling. It is per
haps unfair to judge summer
school productions by the high
standards of the usual Play
maker shows, but the com
mendable theater which is our
winter-time fare spoils the taste
for such unprofessional, though
honest, productions as this one.
Vernell Williams as the ro
mantic lead did a thoroughly
adequate job. Miss Margaret
Ellis, who played opposite him,
unfortunately tended to shout
and act rather uncomfortable
on the stage.
Edgar Daniels, Vernell . Wil
liams, and William Trotman
acted their roles with confi
dence if not professional polish.
Miss Lyn Neill who played Meg,
the not-too-careful maid, had
more than her share of the
show's few good lines, and she
made the most of them. Hers
was the most rewarding per
formance among the newcom
For their effort the cast and
crew must be applauded. For
the choice of the play the de
partment deserves a swift kick. ,
The total effect was, in spite of
the cast's effort, terribly tedi
. The Playmakers tried it last
weejc with Pursuit of Happiness
much to the obvious chagrin of !
those involved on the stage. The
cast of eleven consisted mostly
of summer school students who
turned in honest if amateurish
performances. The Playmakers
winter troup was represented by
Claude Rayborn whose natural
comic ability brought forth a
few laughs in spite of the script,
to a Bright,
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