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CHAPEL HILL, N. C TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1951
Picnic Are Slated
Plans for a -senior weekend in
wliitli aU seniors may take part
have been announced by the
'ine special activities will be
held in conjunction with Spring
Germans which feature Ralph
Flanagan. The dates are May 10
12. To open the schedule an all
senior lute movie is to be pre
sented on Thursday, May 10. at
the Carolina Theater. Late per
mission has been granted to senior
coeds through the Interdormitory
Council and Dean Carmichael's
Friday, May 11, will be annual
Senior Barefoot Day. All seniors
will attend class shoeless.
To end the big weekend there
will be the senior class picnic at
Hogan's Lake starting at 10 a.m.
on Saturday. The food 'will in
clude barbeque, slaw, hush pup
pies, and soft drinks. For enter
tainment there will be horse
shoes, volley ball, badminton.
Softball, and swimming. Trans
portation will be provided to and
from the picnic.
In issuing the plans, Senior
Class President Ned Dowd said,
"We want 100 percent participa
tion in all senior activities this
jear. Every senior should go
barefoot on Barefoot Day. It's a
senior class tradition so let's all
Seven groups of Coeds will be
put to test Thursday afternoon
at 3 o'clock in Kenan Stadium to
sec who will be the winner of
the sixth annual Sigma Chi Der
by. The groups participating will
be the sororities, the Independent
Coed Association and the Stray
Special feature of the Derby
will be the choosing of Miss
Mmlcrn Venus of 1951. Judges
for the Modern Venus contest
will be Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Har
land, Dr. J. L. Godfrey, Bill Fri
day, and Ray Jefferies.
The contestants in the Derby
will be judged on a point basis
and the winners will be awarded
a loving cup. Pi Beta Phi sorority
won the cup last year.
The Derby will consist of seven
events. The first is a "Juggler's
Jest" which is a feat combining
manual dexterity and eggs.
The second features Dick Bunt
ing in a pie throwing contest call
ed "Hit the Geek."
"The Grand National" is a
series of relay races. There is al
so a pie-eating contest.
The "Secret Event" is to be
kept just that until Thursday.
The last event and the climax
of the Derby will be the choosing
of Miss Modern Venus.
The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
will be presented Saturday night
at the Sigma Chi Sweetheart Ball
held in the Carolina Inn.
All General College students
who expect to attend summer
school, either one or both terms,
should preregister for their
courses during the period begin
ning Wednesday. May 2. and
ending Wednesday. May 16.
Appointments with advisers
may be made by signing the
appointment sheets in the Gen
eral College office. 308 South
Building. Students who are not
planning to attend fall quarter
should preregister at the same
I I , v If - s -A f -r " If
NEW MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE GRAIL who were initiated in secret ceremonies
Sunday night .are top row. left to rightt Bill Burkholder, Ralph Crever, Gene Oberdorf er. Wil
liam Pregnall. Hamilton Horlon; middle row: Al House. Bill Headlee. Jim McLeod; and bottom
row: Ed Love. William Graham, John Denham. Larry Botto, and Dalion Ruff in.
Will Open Tonight
Tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 a Playmaker cast of
10, under the direction of William Sklarsky, will present Jim
Ginther's original murder mystery, "Tempest in a Teacup."
The play, admission free, is written in three acts, and
tells of the poisoning of Profes- ;
sor King, chairman of the Eng
lish depai;tment at an unidenti
fied college. There are nine
faculty members who had motive
and opportunity" to commit the
crime, and it is the local de
tective, Ed Jamieson, who finally
discovers the murderer.
Bill Sklarsky, who will direct,
is a graduate student from Brook
lyn, , N. Y, He was last seen as
an actor in the Durham Theater
Guild production of "Light Up
the Sky" last February.
Sklarsky has done considerable
work in radio, having worked as
a script writer and actor over
New York stations.
The leading role of Professor
King, whose slaying sets the plot
rolling, will be played by Larry
Peerce, New Rochelle, N. Y.
Peerce was seen in "Of Thee I
Sing," and is considered an out
standing comic actor. In this stu
dent production he will attempt
a serious and dramatic part.
Chuck Kellogg will play the de
tective, Ed Jamieson, who solves
the crime. Kellogg is a graduate
student with considerable exper
ience in the theater. He has per
formed with several stock com
panies in the northeast, as well
as operating a few of his own.
Hal Hackett, who made his
debut on the Playmaker stage
last month, will play Bob Olson.
He has been under contract with
several Hollywood film com
panies, as well ' as playing on
Broadway in the musicals "Bo
nanza Bound" and "Lend an Ear."
(See PLAYMAKEHS, page 3)
Dr. William S. Newman will
present one of two programs that
he has been giving on tour in
colleges and universities during
the past two weeks tonight at
8:30 in Hill Hall.
Dr. Newman, in his tour includ
ing schools in Pennsylvania, West
Virginia, and Ohio, will give a
program including music by
Mendelssohn, Haydn, Brahms,
This summer, Dr. Newman will
conduct the first annual clinic for
piano teachers. Offered jointly by
the Extension Division and the
Music Department of the Uni
versity, meetings will take place
July 2-5. ;
" A-, . .. '', ' V " mawm mil miiwu iij uminnit
The Philanthropic Literary So
ciety will debate tonight resolving
that "North Carolina College in
Durham be instituted as a part
of the Consolidated University."
Introduced by Mel Tiesass, the
bill is scheduled to come up for
discussion at 8:30 in the Phi Hall
of New East.
Speaker Ham Horton predicted
the debate would become "very
spirited" and he extended an in
vitation to everyone to attend the
Horton also pointed out that a
discussion of forthcoming Di-Phi
banquet would be held and that
all representatives should be
present to help in formulating
plans for the event.
Ugliest Man To Get
Y Will Become
Y Rites Held
The Order of the Grail an
nounced its 13 new members to
the campus yesterday when each
of the new initiates attached a
card bearing his name to a large
poster in the YMCA at 15 minute
intervals throughout the morn
ing. The Grail held its 34th initia
tion Sunday night in secret cere
monies near Chapel Hill. Men
brought into the order were
Larry F. Botto, junior, Bradenton,
Fla.; William R. Burkholder, jun
ior, Eagle Springs; Ralph L. Cra
ver, sophomore, Lexington; John
Denham, junior, Washington,
D. C; William E. Graham, Jr.
junior, Jackson Springs; Hamil
ton C. Horton, Jr., sophomore,
James Albert House, junior,
Hobgood; Edgar Love, III, jun
ior, Lincolnton; William O. Head
Ice, junior, Ashcville; James C.
McLeod, Jr., sophomore, Florence,
S. C; Eugene Oberdorfer, II,
Atlanta, Ga.; William S. Preg
nall, sophomore, Charleston, S. C,
and Daltori D. Ruffin, junior, Fort
Membership in the top rank
ing honorary service organization
(See GRAIL, page 3)
1 i ! I
The Communications Center
and Department of Radio have
completed arrangements with
Station WDNC-FM, Durham, en
abling Carolina radio majors to
get actual on-the-air experience
to supplement their classroom
training through daily program
ming direct from Swain Hall
Radio: students, under the di-
ection of Student Station Man
ager Tom Maness, began broad
pasting yesterday afternoon, pre
senting an hour and a half of
programming from 4:30 until 6
.o'clock. The programs are being
broadcast five days a week over
the Durham FM station. ,
j The arrangement is similar to
that of last .year, when WDNC
Manager Frank Jarman made ar
rangements for Carolina students
to use the Swain Hall facilities
to program through the Durham
outlet. The programs are broad
cast live from Chapel Hill and
sent over telephone wires to Dur
ham where they are sent out on
the WDNC-FM transmitter.
, By next year the University
hopes to have its own 250 watt
FM educational station for broad
casting in the Chapel Hill area.
The application for such a station
has recently been accepted by the
Federal Communications Com
mission in Washington. MUntil
we get our own station," Maness
said, "this arrangement with
WDNC will give all of us a
chance to gain actual radio ex
perience. Maness has appointed Walt
Whitaker, senior from Graham,
to the post of program director.
Jack Markham, Durham, will be
production director, and Alan
Compton, Garner, chief engineer.
Music director is Charlie George,
Raleigh, and music librarian is
Marty Armstrong, Henderson
ville. Betty Steele, Durham, has
been appointed continuity chief,
and Tom Tucker, Monroe, is chief
Di's Topic Tonight"
The Di Senate will discuss the
liberal education plan of Chancel
lor Hutchins of the University of
Chicago tonight at Di Hall in
New West Building at 8 o'clock.
Ken Penegar will introduce the
Who is the ugliest man on
It's hard to say, but Theta
Chi Fraternity will present 10
of the ugliest to the campus
Wednesday morning in the
YMCA lobby. And students
will get their chance to vote
for the man they think deserv--ing
of the title, whether his
looks be natural or cleverly
The winner will be announced
and presented to his Queen for
the night Arden Boisseau, May
Queen of 1951 along with a
list of prizes including an all-expense-paid-date
Boisseau at the University Club
Carnival Friday night. .
A sizzling T-bone steak and
cjiicken dinner, along with four
mor.e free meals, will top the
list of prizes donated by Chapel
Hill merchants. If he has a car,
the Ugly Man will win a free'
car wash. And to get in trim
for his date, a haircut has been
offered as another prize. ;
He will get a personally en
graved gold cup from Theta
Chi presented by the May
Queen at the Friday night cere
monies. The campus will get a
To Tap Monday
At Memorial Hall
The Order of the Golden
Fleece, highest men's honorary
organization on campus, will con
duct its 48th annual tapping cere
monies for . new members next
Monday night at 7:30 in Memorial
Following the tapping, the an
nual Valkyrie Sing will be held.
This event each year gives fra
ternity, sorority, and dormitory
groups a chance to compete for
loving cups given by the order of
the Valkyries, women's honorary
The number and names of the
men to be tapped will not be re
vealed until the ceremonies Mon
At a surprise tapping last year
Dr. Frank P. Graham was retap
ped in absentia into the organi
zation. The year before that,
Judge John J. Parker was retap
ped. Nine students were tapped
into the organization last year.
The doors to Memorial Hall will
be promptly closed at 7:30, the
Fleece said, to preserve the im
pressiveness and solemnity of the
service. All who wish to attend
the tapping must be in their
seats at that time.
The tapping of new members
into the men's honorary order
marks the Golden Fleece's only
public meeting each year. It has
been a practice since the group's
founding in 1903 to conduct meet
ings and activities in secrecy.
Since the names of the officers
are withheld from the public but
are released at the tapping, the
Jason, Hyparchos, Grammateus,
and the Christopher for the past
year will be recognized Monday.
Members of the Fleece are
chosen for their personal integ
rity, outstanding service in one
or more fields of student activity,
scholarship and leadership.
The order does not set a cer
tain number for membership each
year, but selects in proportion to
the number of men on campus
"deemed worthy of membership,"
a Fleece spokesmen said.
In past years, the Fleece has
inducted such outstanding men as
the late O. Max Gardner and
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, both former
North Carolina governors; Dr.
Graham; Greater University Pres
ident Gordon Gray; Chancellor
Robert B. House; author Thomas
Wolfe and band leader and tele
vision star Kay Kyscr.
'chance to .file past the Ugly
Man all for the benefit of the
Damon Runyan Cancer Fund.
The entry deadline has been
extended to Wednesday at 9
a.m. to handle last minute en
tries, according to contest chair
man Jim Nichols.
Photographs are now being
accepted at the Theta Chi house
on East Rosemary St., Nichols
said. To be a qualified entrant,
a person need only be a male
student at the University, he
said. Natural ugliness is not
necessary, Nichols said.
, He also explained that the use
of makeup and trick photography
is legitimate, but that none of it
may be professional.
From among the entries, the 10
ugliest men will be selected by a
committee formed from the fra
ternity and those will go on dis
play in the lobby of the Y for vot
ing by the entire student body.
The voting will take place to
morrow through Friday and poll
ing will be conducted by deposit
ing pennies in. containers under
the pictures. Each student man
contribute as many pennies as he
wishes and the man gaining the
(See UGLY, Page 3)
Five Students Here
Eligible For Grants
By Walt Dear
Five nominees, four of them Phi Beta Kappas, have been
chosen from 125 applications to represent Carolina for the
first Morehead ' Scholarships; Chancellor R. B. House an
The nominees are Calvin Theodore Leonard, Jr., Greens-
boro; Edward George Bilpuch,
By Charlie Brewer
The Student Entertainment
Committee will bring this year's
series to a close when it pre
sents "The Heiress" by the Bar
ter Theater group in Memorial
Hall Thursday night at 8 o'clock.
The usual plan of admission
will be followed. Students will
be admitted free upon presenta
tion of identification cards ' at
auditorium doors, which open at
7 p.m. Tickets for student wives,
townspeople, and faculty will go
on sale at 7:40 for $1 each to fill
any remaining seats.
The story of the Barter Theater
and its young founder and direc
tor Bob Porterfield is a typical
American "success story."
During the depression Porter
field knew hundreds of hungry
actors looking for work and no
ticed that many people wanted
to see the live theater in action
but had no money. In the high
lands of Virginia, his native land,
he knew there were plenty of
farmers that had surplus hams
and other food they couldn't sell.
He brought the actors and the
audiences together renewing the
ancient custom of bartering serv
ices rendered for commodities in
to modern actuality.
Leading a band of 22 hungry
actors, Porterfield chose Abing
don, Va., as the scene for his ex
periment on June 10, 1S3. For
the next 17 years they were to
prove that the American people
craved and demanded good the
ater and would flock to see it.
The group has produced more
than 200 different productions of
classics, new plays and famous
"Bring a gal, bring a blanket,"
will be the battle cry of all jun
iors Saturday when the class of
'52 gathers at Hogan's Lake for
the big Junior Jamboree.
All juniors are asked to make
plans Saturday for the gala fes
tivities which are scheduled to
start following the Blue-White
football game. Juniors and their
dates will be admitted free of
The big junior weekend will
start on Friday with the annual
Straw Hat Day. Straw hats will
go on sal in the Y Court today
for 50 cents.
The weekend windup on Sat
urday night will feature a pic
nic with food served by the Junior
Class, dancing to hillbilly music,
door prizes, and the blanket party
as the evening's finale.
Drawings for door prizes will
be held following the picnic with
about 15 prizes to be given away.
Numbered tickets for the door
prizes will be given with each
purchase of a straw hat.
Adah, Pa.; Richard Hampton
Jenrette, Raleigh; William Stan
ley Roth, Oteen, and Wyatt Hels
The nominations were forward
ed by House on recommendation
of the local Morehead scholarship
committee headed by Dean Wil
The UNC nominees will be com
peting with other selectees from
Carolina schools who also have
remittted five nominations to the
central committee headed by
Coach Bob Fetzer. Schools rang
ing from Guilford, which has a
500 enrollment, to UNC, which
presently enrolls 5,800, are sub
mitting up to five nominations
for the announced $1,500 scholar
ships given on a yearly basis
from a fund of $2,000,000.
The nominees were chosen on
high scholarly attainment, future
academic intentions, and dem
onstrated leadership. Wells stress
ed that all around ability was aiv
important requirement for the
nominations and that the require
ments roughly resemble those of
the Rhodes Scholarships.
"The committee regretted that
nominations had to be limited to
five selectees. There were a num
ber of applicants that would have
been selected had not the number
been narrowed to five," he said.
Wells pointed out that "modi
fications of selection procedure"
will be made next year.
Members of the committee are -Wells,
chairman; Guy B. Phillips,
Dean of the School of Business
Administration; Roy Armstrong,
Director of Admissions; Edward
F. Lanier, Central Records, and
Special Assistant to President
Gray, William Friday.
The committee received aid in
selecting nominees from the Uni
versity scholarship committee.
Each of the nominees has serv
ed in various student fields. Leon
ard, a first year law student,
served as Student Body Vic;
President. He is now president of
the Interdormitory Council.
Bilpuch was a standout of the
defensive football team last year
and is now doing graduate work
in physics. Helsabeck is at pres
ent working on his MA. degree
and will go into the field of edu
cation. Jenrette was editor of The
Daily Tar Heel lat year and
served on the Student Council
The Scholarships were set up
last quarter under the Morehead
foundation. This year the funds
will go to those beginning grad
uate or special work.
Eventually, the funds will be
extended to high school graduates.
The scholarships have been com
pared to the Rhodes Scholarships.
Dean of Students Fred Weaver
is on the Central Committee, the
group which makes the final
selections for the scholarships.
Officials expect that the an
nouncements of the final choices
will be made before June.
Only one person has signed
up with Ray Jefferies at the
Dean of Students office to be
rushed by fraternities for spring
rushing. The IFC has announced
that it will extend the "signing
up period" through today.
Tuesday through Thursday,
May 1-3. and Monday, May 7.
have been set as the official
rushing nights. Fraternities will
be host to prospective pledges
from 7 o'clock lo 9:30 p.m. on
these nights, Jti ...