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Chapel Hill, N. C. Thursday, August 9, 1951
M. C. College
In a move calculated to reduce
the number of Negro applications
for admission to the University,
the Council of State this week
approved an allocation of $271,
200 to enable North Carolina Col
lege for Negroes in Durham to
provide training in Ph.D. work.
This will make North Carolina
the first state to offer doctorates
at a Negro college.
After two days of deliberation
the Council granted the Durham
Negro college's request, made
with the active support of UNC
officials and trustees, for emer
gency funds to expand its grad
uate facilities last Monday.
University President Gordon
Gray and Comptroller William
Carmichael, Jr., both appeared
before the Council to endorse N.
C. College's request.
Chief opposition to the appro
priation came from Council mem
bers who believed that recent
court decisions have shown that
even the best of separate Negro
college facilities will be held by
the Supreme Court to be unequal.
N. C. College will begin its
graduate school expansion pro
gram in the field of education
because that is the field in which
the majority of Negroes are seek
ing graduate training.
University trustees voted last
March to admit Negroes to its
graduate school when the de
sired courses are not offered in
State maintained Negro institu
tions. Later the trustees request
ed N. C. College to expand its
graduate program in the hope
that this would, reduce the num
ber of applications to the Uni
versity. Five Negroes have been admit
ted to the law school here and
the application of one Negro to
the new medical school has been
approved. Also approved recent
ly was the application of a Negro
woman who is seeking a Ph.D.
Another recorded concert in the
"Music Under the Stars" series,
sponsored by the Chapel Hill
branch of the AAUW will be
played this Saturday evening,
August 11, at 8, in the Forest
Theatre. The featured work will
be Mozart's Piano Concerto in
F (N 19). In addition the pro
gram will include compositions
by three French composers
G retry, Bizet, and Ibert.
The moon is scheduled to rise
two-thirds full about mid-con-(See
CONCERT, page 9)
Classes are scheduled for Sat
urday. August 11 and 25 in all
the departments. These classes
are necessary in order for the
session io end before Septem
Instructors are not allowed io
dismiss the class on either Sat
urday without permission of the
head of the department. It was
announced today by Dean Guy
6. Phillips. Also all students are
required to meet the classes
scheduled for the two Saturday.
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Eugene B. Crawford, Jr., (left) Assistant Administrator, Moore
County Hospital Southern Pines, and Joseph P. Greer, of the
hospital administration staff. North Carolina Baptist Hospital, of
Winston-Salem, who have accepted appointments as assistant ad
ministrators and instructors in hospital administration here. '
Named To Hospital Staff
Eugene B. Crawford, Jr., assistant administrator of Moore
County hospital at Southern Pines, and Joseph P. Greer, who
has been serving a residency in hospital administration at
North Carolina Baptist Hospital at Winston-Salem, have been
appointed assistant administrators and instructors in hospital
administration at the new teaching-hospital here.
Announcement of the two appointments was made today
2 Indo China
Men Are Here
Americans have a natural and
spontaneous friendliness that
makes a foreigner feel welcome
and very much at home.
At least that's the impression
of two young alien representa
tives of the United States Infor
mation Service of the Depart
ment of State, who are 'spending
a couple of weeks at UNC
They are Tu-Ngoo-Bich and
Dinh-Le-Ngoan, both of Saigon,
Indo-China. For the last two
months they have been traveling
all over this country with the
view to learning as much as pos
sible in so short a time about the
"American way of' Life."
They feel that by the time they
return several weeks hence to
resume their duties with the U.
S. Information Service in Indo
China they will have acquired a
much better understanding and
knowledge of the geography and
people of America.
Both say they are greatly
pleased with what they find, ex
cept some of the food which they
consider too greasy and too sweet.
They have also confirmed what
they had heard about American
women, namely, that they are
"very, very beautiful."
"In fact," one said laughing,
"my bachelor friend here would
find learning English extremely
pleasant if he could stay in Amer
ica and make the acquaintance of
some of these pretty girls."
Bich and Ngoan arrived in San
Francisco two months ago with
only textbook knowledge of Eng
lish. Today they are having little
or no difficulty in understanding
or being understood.
From San Francisco they went
to Denver, then to Washington
(by train so that they could see
as much of the country as pos
sible), New York, Buffalo (they
were greatly impressed by Niag
(See VISITORS, page II)
by President Gordon Gray, Chan
cellor Robert B. House and Dr.
R. R. Cadmus, administrator of
the hospital. The new staff mem
bers will assist in the organiza
tion and planning of the hospital
for occupancy around April.
Crawford, who has held the
position in Southern Pines since
January, 1949, served a two-year
internship in hospital administra
tion at North Carolina Baptist
hospital from January, 1948, until
December, 1949. He received his
B.S. degree in commerce from the
University here in 1947.
A, veteran of three years ser
vice in the U. S. Navy, Crawford
is married to the former Miss Vir
ginia Wilson of Elizabeth City.
(See HOSPITAL, page 11)
Henderson Says Shaw Is
Flop As Novelist, Critic
By Robert W. Madry
George Bernard Shaw, who
would have celebrated his 95th
birthday July 26 had he lived
about nine more months, will be
recorded in history as the great
est writer of the first half of
the 20th century and the greatest
dramatist of the English-speaking
world since Shakespeare.
But as a novelist, Shaw was
Such is the latest appraisal of
his authorized biographer, Dr.
Archibald Henderson, Kenan pro
fessor emeritus here, president of
the Shaw Society of America, and
recently elected vice-president of
the Shaw Society of Great Brit
ain. Dr. Henderson is now busy at
work on what he says will be his
last and most comprehensive
volume on the famous Irish wit.
He has authored four volumes
on Bernard Shaw since he be
came his official biographer back
Many New Angles
The volume he is now writing
will be a complete story of Shaw's
life from cradle to grave and
will contain many hitherto un
published facts anecdotes, and
illustrations that will shed new
Ten Little Indians"
Will Be Presented
By UNC Playmakers
Agatha Christie's mystery classic of suspense "Ten Little Indians"
will be staged by the Carolina Playmakers for three nights, opening
Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19, in the Playmakers
Theatre. In its ingenunity one of the most intricately clever mys
teries ever adapted for the stage, Miss Christie's play won immediate
fame on its appearance in London
Director Thomas Patterson, of
the Department of Dramatic Arts,
has announced a case of eleven
veteran actors. Mr. Patterson, who
came to Chapel Hill from Stan
ford University, has held a Stan
ford creative writing fellowship
and a Yale University grant for
playwriting while with the Yale
Mary Helen Crain of Durham
will play the leading feminine
role of Vera, secretary to Mr.
Owens." whom she has never
seen. Miss Crain is a student at
Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.,
where she is studying drama. She
has appeared as Cinderella in the
St. Genevieve of the Pines' pro
duction of the fairy tale, and with
the Stephens College players in
such plays as "Family Portrait,"
Theatre of the Soul" and "Clau
dia, bne is a memDer, or tne
Junior Collegiate Players.
James Pritchett, of Lenoir, who
appears opposite miss urain as
Lombard, fellow house guest
for a weekend on an island off
the Devon coast, is studying to
ward his master's degree in dra
matic art here. He first appeared
with the Playmakers in 1949 in
'Saint Judas," and since then has
acted and directed with the Little
heatres of Lenoir and Hickory,
in Ibsen's "unosts," "ueorge
Washington Slept Here," and
Judge Wargrave will be played
by James P. Pretlow of Wilming
ton, who has been associated with
the Thalian group there since 1934
and was drama editor ' of the
Washington Daily News, Washing
ton, D. C, in 1940-41.
(See INDIANS, page' 12)
light on the career of the famous
playwright, says the irrepressible
Henderson, who on June 17 cele
brated his own 74th birthday.
Shaw's Rank as Writer
Why does Biographer Hender
son consider Shaw the greatest
prose writer from 1900 to 1950?
"Shaw had the style of the ideal
feuilletonist, of the perfect journ
alist," Dr. Henderson answers.
"Shaw's style is lucid, disarm
ingly simple, direct, effective, and
deceptively convincing. The pre
faces to his plays, for example,
are masterpieces of exposition and
advocacy plausible, casuistic,
ingratiating, witty and delight
ful." Rated Next to Shakespeare
Why does his biographer rate
Shaw next to Shakespeare as
dramatist in the English-speaking
"It is indubitable," Henderson
answers, "that Shaw achieved in
his lifetime greater global tri
umph with his plays than has any
other playwright living or dead
not excepting Shakespeare, Mol
ier, Ibsen, and Strindberg.
"Shaw's best plays, which are
destined to survive, are 'Candida
'Man and Superman,' 'Androcles
(See SHAW, page i)
and in New York in 1944. ;
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Dr. A. R. Newsome $ 1
; Funeral services were held here
Tuesday for Dr. Albert Ray New
some, 57, head of the historv de
partment for 16 years before re
signing several months ago be
cause of declining health.
Dr. Newsome was found dead
in his back yard last Sunday, af
ter telling members of his family
tie was . going for a walk. A
physician said that his wriiSt
had been slashed, death was
ascribed to loss of blood, and n
inquest deemed unnecessary.
une or tne btates most dis
tinguished historians. Dr. New-
some resigned as head of the his
tory department here last winter
and was granted a leave of h-
sence because of his health. -
He returned to his teaohtntt
duties, however, at the begin
ning of the second summer school
session two weeks ago,
He served as secretary nf th
North Carolina Historical Com
mission and as editor of th
JNorth Carolina Historical Review
from 1926 until 1935. when he ba-
came head of the history depart
He was also secretary and latoi
president of the State Literary
aee iMuwzvME, page 6)
G. M. Show ?
Do you have some entertain- '
ment talent? Like to try your
hand, at showmanship?
A show is being planned tor
the Rendezvous Room on Au
gust 24. Auditions for the ehow ;
are scheduled this week. Those '
desiring to iryout for the show t
should contact Bob Levi all '
Graham Memorial office from '
1 io 6 o'clock or at 11 Petti- j
grew after that time.
The success of the show wd
depend on the number of peo
ple trying out for U. I urg
eTeryone who has talent of any
kind io iryout," Bob alj ye