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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, February 22, 1942, Page 1, Image 1

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Lb c c Editorials The Sunday Letter - Headlines Legislature Drafts Bin CVTC Commended at Chicago S&F in Final Rehearsals , i i Off Hand THE OLDEST COLLEGE DAILY IN THE SOUTH VOLUME L Bnsineu: 9837; Circulation : 8S CHAPEL HILL, N. C SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1942 EditorUl: 43M; Xews: Xixfet: C NUMBER 109 f rr - r Japs Suffer Reverses In Indies FBI Strikes Suddenly At Fifth Columnists In West Coast Areas BANDOENG, Java. (Sunday) - (UP) American and Dutch air and sea forces, it was revealed today, have hurled probably the most punishing - blow of the war at Japanese invasion forces circling in toward Java, sink ing or damaging at least 90 and possi bly many more war ships and trans ports. CALCUTTA, India, Feb. 21. (UP) The Rangoon radio reported tonight that Japanese bombers had attacked Bassein in the Irawaddy delta, 100 miles west of Rangoon, and appealed to the populace to turn Rangoon "into another Moscow." SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21. (UP) FBI and local officers, striking sud denly and without warning in a four- state area, seized hundreds of enemy aliens and contraband, guns, dynamite and ammunition today in the greatest Pacific coast drive against fifth col umn activities since the war began. MOSCOW, Feb. 21. (UP) Front dispatches tonight reported German defense lines cracking under terrific Russian pressure and it was believed that sensational Russian victory an nouncements would be made on the Red Army's 24th anniversary Mon day. VICHY, Feb. 21. (UP) Vice Pre mier Admiral Jean Francois Darlan reported today that the 26,500-ton Dunkerque has arrived under its own steam at the south France naval base of Toulon after 18 months of repair work at Oran, where it was badly dam aged in the British fleet attack of July, 1940. WASHINGTON, Feb." 21. (UP) The resistance of Filipino civilians to the Japanese in conquered areas of the Philippines is growing bolder and be See NEWS BRIEFS, page k Haymakers Select Kaufman-Hart Hit As Spring Comedy L- S&F's 'Bagdad Baddy' Show Goes Into Final Rehearsals Tickets on Sale For Three-Day Run Opening Wednesday Final arrangements have been com-. pleted for Sound and Fury's lavish musical spectacle, "Bagdad Daddy," to- be presented Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights in Memorial Hall at 8:30, club President Randy Mebane announced yesterday. The musical comedy, written by George Latshaw of Akron, Ohio, is a combination of a Hollywood preview and an Arabian Night's tale. The set ting is in Bagdad with an Oriental atmosphere into which a Hollywood movie company on location is taken. Student-Composed Score Original songs for the production V were composed by Bob Richards, direc- tS' tor of Sound and Fury, Tom Waldman, Jane Dickinson, Stuart Baesel, San- . ' Kanay flieDane ford Stein, and Tom A vera. Freddie Memorial every afternoon. Johnson and his campus orchestra will are reserved and telephone reserva- piay tne student-written musical tions may be made by calling F-3142 scores. -; from 2 until 5 o'clock in the afternoon. The stupendous production is being Taking the feminine lead in "Bagdad produced by George Grotz and directed Daddy" is Diddy Kelly, recently acting by Bob Richards. Choreography is in "Pirates of Penzance." She will under the direction of Shirley Brim- portray the character of Barbara. Tak berg, former member of the profession- ing the part of Smythe, the movie com al troupe, Dancer en Route. pany director, is George Latshaw, au- Opening night prices for "the most thor of the Sound and Fury produc collosal show ever'' are $1.00, $.75, and tion. $.50. Prices for the subsequent two A benefit performance of "Bagdad nights are $.75, $.65, and $.50. Tickets Daddy" will be presented by the cast are on sale at the YMCA daily during of 200 at Fort Bragg on March 1. In the morning chapel period and at the addition, a .four-city tour throughout Sound and Fury offices in Graham the state is now pending. if. - -M All seats If Juegisiauye Bill to Cut Committee Drafts Dance Expenses Pre-Induction Training CVTC Commended At. Chicago Conference (Special to the Daily Tar Heel, the following story was wired yesterday from Chicago by Assistant Dean of Students Roland Parker, who with Henry Wisebram, student head of the CVTC, is attending the Institute of Military Studies there.) CHICAGO, 111., February 21 The snow-clad walls of the University of Chicago's famed oriental institute echoed yesterday and today with conflicting and ardent pedagogical voices as the conference on pre-induction military training hit its full stride. Representatives including many presidents from 160 universities and col- eges, largely non-ROTC, shared the Student Opinion Tapped By CPU in Poll Tuesday Campus Issues, Post-War Problems Queried In First Balloting Since War Declaration By Paul Komisaruk Two months before Pearl Harbor, 1,800 students went to the polls in the Carolina Political union's fall quarter balloting. Results showed: Carolina's student body advocated all-out aid to Russia; voiced firm objections to par ticipating in an active shooting war with Germany; showed a willingness to war with Japan if the Nipponese attacked Dutch or British possessions in the Far East, or American possessions; reversed a decision made last May and advocated America's assumption of post-war peace problems; over whelmingly favored repeal of the Neu- trality Act. platform and forum with high officials of the Army and Navy departments. Henry Wisebram, sparkplug of the CVTC, was catapulted into the midst of a heated forum when he was asked publicly by Roland Parker to explain the Carolina Volunteer Corps. Wide commendation and condemnation met his plan. Wisebram is the only stu dent delegate here. The die hard business-as-usual wing as represented by Yale collided head-on with the militant "all out for the dura tion" wing, led by Chicago and North Carolina. Almost unanimous support greeted a motion to petition the War department to initiate speedily a pro gram of deferred enlistments for col lege men comparable to the V-7 ar rangement of the naval reserve. The Navy department's Barker and the War department's Venable set the stage this morning for education's Francis Brown this afternoon. Fiery Lieutenant General Ben Lear holds the spotlight at tonight's dinner forum in the swank Hotel Shoreland. Phi Committee Presents Plan Local Playwright Seeks Army Leave To Witness Play "George Washington Slept Here," a rip-roaring comedy, fresh off Broad way, by that inimitable team of prank sters, George Kaufman and Moss Hart, will be the first production of spring quarter, the fifth production of the Playmakers 1941-42 season. Tryouts for the play's 16 parts will be held on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock and on Thursday at 4 o'clock at the Playmakers Theatre. Professor Earl Wynn, director of fall quarter's hit, "The Male Animal," is also directing this comedy. Wynn states that copies of the play will be on reserve at the library beginning Tuesday. He further states that because of the two days of tryouts it will be pos sible for people interested to come in on Wednesday in order to acquaint themselves with the play and the char acters and then return on Thusrday and try out. v- Tuesday from 8:30 to 6:30, Carolina student opinion undergoes its first ma jor test since the war. Over 2,000 stu dents are expected to vote in Tues day's poll. Two voting booths will be kept open the entire day to handle the voting, one in front of the YMCA, and one in the Lenoir Dining hall, CPU officials announced. War Changes Questions The questions have changed for the most part. December 7 and the weeks following have cleared up all issues regarding war with the Axis, aid to Russia, repeal of the Neutrality Act. Campus issues, grown up as a result of defense spendings and the national emergency, now find a prominent place on the CPU's ballot. Questions that students must act on, together with issues troubling Capitol Hill will be answered Tuesday. Queries on the Union's ballot in clude: "Do you favor a drastic reduc- ?M Tmirtv Qi-ir lanno OYnPTlSPS? 1 ,1J H 111 V Ulllwl LJvIllvl VACAA4WXr See CPU POLL, page i Behind the Scenes , 1 S&F Technical Crew Wrestles With Huge Scenery, Curtains By Westy Fenhagen the morning until rehearsal at 4:30 Yo-ho, heave ho ! To the vocal re- in the afternoon, frain of the Volera Boat song, seven- At one time or another the entire Sound and Fury stage hands headed cast has worked on the technical end by energetic George Grotz, technical of the production. Some have spent producer, tugged mightily on ropes long hours painting the scenery while moving sets into place yesterday in Evelyn Waldman and her group of preparation for the grand opening costumers have already turned out over Wednesday night of Sound and Fury's forty custumes in their headquarters musical spectacle, "Bagdad Daddy." an old shower room m Emerson sta- Assemblying the largest set ever dium. used in a Sound and Fury production Among the collection of scenery now is no easy job according to Grotz and assembled backstage in Memorial hall his assistants. Pieces of scenery six- are several items which strike the. eye teen feet high must be moved around on first glance. Instead of the us the stage and heavy curtains are con- ual rectangular main curtain, "Bag stantly being raised and lowered. dad Daddy" calls for "rococo," a cur Midnight Oil tain curved around the edge. This, Late every night after the cast has assures the Sound and Fury heads, finished a long rehearsal, the stage "adds a very novel touch." managers take over the scene for at Also being used are several micro least three hours work. Yesterday phones into which the catchy songs they worked steadily from 8 o'clock in ' See SOUND & FURY, page U , Joseph Feldman, author of "Behold The Brethren!", drama about to be tJlUUCnt UniOn OpOnS0rSimakers is already. well-known on the Joe is now in the army. Stationed at Scott Field, Illinois, he is training to become a bomber radio operator. He reports that he can already send eighteen words a minute for Uuncle Sam, but that he is trying his leve! best to get a short leave of absence, so that he may come here and witness the world premiere of his play. Joe, who attend school here as an un dergraduate and returned last year as a Rockefeller Assistant connected with the Southern Film Service, was very active in the Playmakers organization during his years here. His one-act play, "Sermon On a Monday," a play of a democratic ideal, was performed December 10, 1940, and later that same season, March 22, 1941, his radio-play, In Time, In Space," was broadcast over the national hook-up. While here, he acted in many plays, making a particular success of his char acterization of the old lawn-mower in "Love's Old Sweet Song" by William Saroyan. Though the part is only small, he managed to give it such scope and depth that the audience burst into a spontaneous roar of approval when he left the stage after a short scene Negro Vocalists Today In Music Hall Recital Datie Mae Bridgeforth, negro so prano and.Isador Boyd Oglesby, negro tenor, will appear in a joint recital this afternoon at 5 o'clock in Hill music hall. The concert, open to the public, is one of the regular Sunday programs brought here under the aus pices of Graham Memo'rial. The program includes: "Help Me, Man of God" by Mendelssohn, "Sigh ing, Weeping, Sorrow, Need" by Bach, to be sung by Miss Bridgeforth ; "Have You Seen But a Whyte Lillie Grow" and "When Love is Kind" to be sung by Mr. Oglesby. Continuing her por tion of the program, the negro soprano will sing Hahn's "L'Heure Exquise" and Charpenier's "Depuis Le Jour," to be followed by Oglesby chanting of "On Wings of Song" by Mendelssohn, "With A. Water Lily" by Grieg, "Three Riders" by Sachs and "A Furtive Tear" by Donizetti. Duet Concludes Concert Wolf's "Iris," Burleigh's "Weepin' Mary" and "Tis Snowing" by Bem burg will be sung by Miss Bridgeforth; and "Where You There," arrange ment by Manney, "Oh! What A Beau tiful City" by Boatner, "His Name So Sweet" by Johnson, and "New Born Again," arrangement by Heilman will be sung by Oglesby. A duet, "Friend ship" by Marzials will conclude! the concert. f Both singers were pupils of Clyde Keutzer of the University music de partment during the past year. Miss Bridgeforth has also had voice train ing at the University of Chicago, and with Frank G. Harrison, Talladega College, Alabama. Oglesby has stud ied, with Dr. R. Nathaniel Dett, Mrs. Antoinette Casonova, formerly of the Chicago Opera and Mrs. Nell Hunter, director of NYA music division. Delta Students Meet There will be a meeting of Carolina students from Mississippi in the Grail room of Graham Memorial at 2:15 this afternoon. Rankin to Speak From Local Studio Ed Rankin, graduate of Carolina n 1940, will broadcast. at 2:30 over sta tions WBIG and WDNC, on life in the Navy. The broadcast will eminate from the campus studio in Phillips hall. , The former columnist on the Daily Tar Heel and past president of the PU board, Rankin has been given special permission by the Navy to come from Raleigh to Chapel Hill in order to make the broadcast. Several Carolina men in the armed services will be on the same program and a story about the British sailors who visited Chapel Hill in the fall will be heard. Campus politics will have their first radio expose at the same time and a feature on Randy Mebane, S&F presi dent, and the radio club will be pre sented. J Reorganization Of Group Proposed The new reorganization plan of the Phi Assembly will be introduced at the meeting tomorrow night at 7 o'clock in the Phi Hall of New East building. The plan, drawn up during the past week by a reorganization committee, will provide for an entirely new jtype of organization, yet retaining the same general external form of the old Assembly. Under the new plan, all rules that are maintained will be strictly enforced, and all useless tra ditions discarded. The reorganization committee, chairmaned by Speaker Pro-Tem Elton Edwards, and consisting of Speaker Horace Ives and assemblymen Doug Carlyle, Joe Lehman, and Eo Brogdon, held several lengthly meetings last week to draw up a new internal or ganization to replace the old form, which has brought campus disfavor on the Assembly. The committee prom ises that "from now on the Phi Assemb ly will serve its real purpose on the campus ; that of prompting intelligent discussion of questions of student in terest, and of encouraging the exer cise of public speaking. Yackety Yack Pictures Much comment has been raised on the device used by some students in the fall of getting their pictures and names in the Yackety-Yack through Phi membership. The Assembly will discuss a proposal to indicate in the Yackety-Yack those who are not bona fide members of the Assembly due to failure to live up to financial and at tendance requirements. "All members are warned to be at the meeting tomorrow night, for all members absent from this special meet ing without written excuses presented to an officer before the meeting will See PHI ASSEMBLY, page h Legislature To Hear Bill Wednesday Expense Ceiling . Fixed at $2,200 For Dance Sets By Harden Carruth Taking definite action on the cir culating question of dance expendi tures, the Ways and Means committee of the Student legislature L?s prepar ed a bill cutting expenditures, which will , be presented to the legislature Wednesday night. "During this time of national war effort the University administration and the student body should curb er penses as much as possible," said Tru man Hobbs, student body president who fostered the bill. "Civilian defu.se and other campus activities connected with the war needs greater funds than they are able to obtain at present. Saving in dance and other social ex penses could be applied to such pro jects," he added. Officials hinted that opinion thorughout the state "indicated dis approval of the continuance of heavy social expenditures at this time. The bill as it now stands (Ways and Means Committeemen indicated that the figures are subject to change) will reduce expenditures for any set of dances to $2,200 excluding possible $300 for concessions. Expenses for any single dance will be reduced to $1,100 excluding $150 for cancessions. Committeemen emphasized that these figures may be changed before appear feasible. It is also expected the bill is finally presented to the leg- -islature and that even greater cuts that this bill would be only the first in a series that would gradually re duce dance expenditures and apply the savings to defense programs and other war projects. Legislature heads last night said that little difficulty is expected in quick and easy passage of the proposal. Campus opinion has veered in the di rection of cutting social budgets and favoring student defense activities during the winter quarter. Emergency Committee Meets Tonight at 10 All 64 associates of the Emergency Committee, the new non-political or ganization formed to clean up politics and improve student government effi ciency, will assemble tonight at 10 o'clock in the small lounge of Graham Memorial. Final seven planks of the Commit tee's platform will be put up for ap proval at tonight's session. Curriculum Addition Pinto, Brazilian Educator, Teaches Portuguese Here By Joseph Leslie, III A new language has been introduced to the University curriculum as a re sult of the winter "Summer School" here for South Americans. The new course is Portuguese, and it is being taught by Dr. Antonio Pithon Pinto, who is State Superintendent of Education in his native Brazil, and whose first contact with the University was through the 1941 South Ameri can "Summer School." Portuguese has taken 'on new importance since the war, as Brazil is the largest country in South America as well as one of the United States' best riends. This is the first such course ever offered at Carolina, and Dr. Pinto has a large and enthusiastic class. Graduate Study Dr. Pinto, who is at the University under a fellowship from the Institute of International Education, is also do ing graduate study on tne unitea States system of education and school administration. Up until his first visit here last year, he had studied "the written but not the spoken English," but after one short year, Dr. Pinto uses the new tongue well though not fluently. "That first school gave us all a fine impression of the American way," he said today. "Our people took back with them a much better understand ing which is spreading daily from per son to person and group to group. And See PINTO, page 4 f X J ' 1 r Dr. Antonio Pithon Pinto

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