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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, July 17, 1951, Page 2, Image 2

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Pa&e Tito J THE TAR HEEL. Tuesday, July 17, 1931 1 ffT) pi-nonce, one which will acquaint them with the yreat thoiu ht'.-ature of our culture. ht 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 Business Manager. Managing Editor Sports Editor. Society Editor. ..Ouveb Watkijts -David Buckneb ..Buddy Northaet .Mary Nell Boddie ..Tommy Sumneh JVIarie Cosiello Associate News Editor, ; .Advertising Manager. Circulation Manager vEil Cadieu Assistant Sports Editor Ken Barton fiA Bob Cunningham, Sara Thurston, Bill Grimes, Fred Thompson, Kit Crittenden, 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 purpose. 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 ' X " O " wjv WMWtWMVAW-. VJ A 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 - .4. xv-ocixi, ,xciiu me uura oi xnree steps. mi , . ' . " 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 sciences. 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- ct",-j;w c 4.1... i . 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 manifold civilization. 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 -1 x. . ,. . . ' & eaucauon not specialization. This, of course, will never happen. But it would be nice. Acting... 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 ers. . 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 ous. , . 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, Iff law t Looking Forward to a Bright, Well-Groomed Vacation! Before you go home, treat your summer sheers to a thorough but gentle cleaning by our Sanjtonc process. Guaranteed! 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