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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, January 18, 1955, Page 1, Image 1

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- ,. t It .110. titjf iry Serials Dept. Chapel HiUf n. 55 id- of 5. rte nd WEATHER Rain today withva high of 45. SHHH Is all this secrecy really needed ' The editor asks the question on P 2. VOL. LVII NO. 87 Complete P) Wire Service CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1955 Offices In Graham Memorial FOUR PAGES TODAY V t b- pp Hi sychology Department's Dr. agby Dies In Memorial Hospital Prominent Faculty Man Succumbs After Illness Dr. English Bagby of he UNC Psychology Department died in Memorial Hospital late Friday night after an extended illness. v Dr. Bagby died at 8:40 p.m. Fri day of heart disease. : Graveside ceremonies were held Sunday- at 3 p.m., Charles Hub bard officiating. Dr. Bagby was interred at the Chapel Hill Cerae . tery. Survivors include his wife, the former Mrs. Helen Julia Marsh of Boston, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Anne Bagby Deeb, and a son, John Bagby, 13. Dr. Bagby had been a member of the Carolina faculty since 1925 "coming here fronu the Yale fac ulty. ,"He was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1891, the son of the late Char les Todd Bagby, prominent Balti more lawyer, and Anne English 3agby. He received his A.B. and M.A. degrees at Princeton Uni versity in 1913 and 1914, and his PhD. in 1918 from Johns Hop kins. In 1917 he was assistant psy chologist with the U. S. Bureau of Mines. COMPOSED VMI SONG Following his1 "graduation he was employed as adjunct professor at Virginia Military Institute, where he wrote the music for "Our Alma Mater," played at important VMI functions. -As first lieutenant in the Sanitary Corps during World War I . he served as "guinea pig" for an expeiment to obtain infoma tion on the effects of decreasing amounts of oxygen on the indi vidual. From 1920 to 1925, Dr. Bagby taught at Yale as assistant pro fessor of psychology, and at sum mer seF- i ns of Columbia Uni versity from 1925-35. In 1922 and 1923 he was a professor at sum mer sessions of John Hopnins. ACTIVE MAN, He was an active member of the American Psychological Assn., Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Eli sha Mitchell Scientific Society and the U. S. Committee on the Hard of Hearing. At UNC, he served on the Administrative Board of the Medical School from 1940-48. He had always taken an active part, in community activities and had served as president of the Rotary Club and of the Chapel Hill Country Club. He was also featured in several pvoductions of the Carolina Playmakers. His published works include The Psychology of Personality, published by Henry Holt in 1929, which sold thousands of copies and was used as a textbook in leading colleges and universities in the country. Other books were Emotional Reactions and Human Efficiency, published in 1931, and Elemen tary Psychology for Students of Commerce, used as a text in a course . for commerce students which he taught. In addition to a report on the effects of high altitudes made to the Surgeon General of the Army as his doctorate thesis, Dr. Bagby had published numerous articles in scientific journals. He had often said that he came to the University to teach "be cause it was so generally recog- N. C. State's Designers Prefer Old North State RALEIGH, Jan. 17 JJD Only 37 of the 112 students who have graduated from the School of De sign at North Carolina State Col- lege since the school was establ ished July 1, 1948, have left the stale to take jobs elsewhere. This was reported by Henry L. Kamphoefner, dean of the school. He said a number of the students from other states have remained in North Carolina .for employment following their grad uation. The total of 112 graduates since 1948, the dean said, includes 65 North Carolinians and 47 non-residents. "The progressive attitude in North Carolina architectural of fices," Fmphoefner said, "has been highly responsible in attract ing our graduates." f V ' y i-. .. ;. ( 1 ' J. A 4 DR. ENGLISH BAGBY . . . psychologist dies nized that under Dr. J. F. Dashiel, the Psychology Department at UNC was superior to any in the East." RATED STUDENTS HIGHLY He. also rated student here high ly. Although a very small percen tage of them is .trained in prep schools, he compared them favor .1 Yarborough, Creasy & Gwynn Get Moreheads Tom Creasy, John Gwynn and Charles Yarborough were an nounced as three University nom inees for the Morehead Scholar ships for 1955-56 yesterday by Chancellor R. B. House. Creasy is a member of the Or Counties Set In Discussion At Institute County finance, property taxa - tion and the financing of public schools and welfare programs will be under discussion by county commissioners from all over Nor th Carolina at a school to be con ducted by the Institute of Govern ment here today and tomorrow. Designed primarily for newly elected county commissioners, the school is part of the Institute's training program for county and municipal officials. On the agenda are such sub jects as the taxing power of cou nties, revenue from non-tax sou rces including state and federal grants and budget making and ad ministration.. The duties of cou nty commissioners in connection with listing, assessing, collecting and foreclosure of ad valorem taxes will also come under dis cussion. Particular emphasis will be placed on the valuation and revaluation of property. Henry Lewis and Alex McMah on, assistant directors at the In stitute, will direct the instruct ional program. 1 00 Courses Offered Via Mail This Spring This spring there will be more than 100 correspondence courses available to studends who cannot attend the spring semester, but who wish to continue their educa tion while not in residence. The University offers correspon dence courses in 20 departments for which credit is granted toward bachelor's degrees. J Complete information can b secured from the Bureau of Cor respondence Instruction in Aber nelhy Hall. English R., which will' remove a composition condition, and Plane Geometry are courses offered. among the Late Permission The Dean of Women's office yesterday announced that late permission until midnight will be granted to women students wishing to attend the London Festival Ballet in Raleigh tomor row. Those planning to attend the ballet must sign out in their residence and return immedi ately following the performance. ably with the upper 20 percent at any college where he had taught. During the Depression, he per sonally paid for medicine prescrib ed for slf-help students attending the University who were unable to pay, and in addition under wrote the expense of hospital care for all underprivileged white and Negro children of Chapel Hill. In popularity polls conducted in re cent years to determine faculty favorites, he was always rated high. Among his friends he was al-j ways famous for a quick sense of humor and for a rich personality. His clarity and high dramatic character. Once this semester, in his psychology of personality class, he told his students he didn't "see how you- can get by in these trou bled times." The student of today, said Dr. Bagby had a "terrible time" keeping a sane mind with numerous "fears" all around him. Dr. Bagby congratulated the stu dent of today for "surviving." COLORFUL LECTURES Dr. Bagby's lectures were sprin kled with colorful examples. Some were "A Certain Young Woman's Response to Criticism," "The Bul gy Vase," "A Girl Postponing der of the Grail, Order of the Golden Fleece, Amphoterothen and is president of the student body for 1954-55. He is a senior from Gretna, Va., and plans to enter the School of Law next year. Gwynn, a senior from Chapel Hill, plans to enter the School of Graduate Studies in the depart ment of mathematics. He is , l member of Scabbard and Blade, Phi Eta Sigma and has partici pated in intra-mural athletics. Yarborough is president of the senior class, chairman of the Uni- 1 vers"y Party- IIe is a senior from Louisburg and is planning to enter the School of Law. Senator Ervin To Speak At Press Meeting A speech by U. S. Senator Sam- uel J. Ervin Jr., panel talks on such pertinent topics as highway safety and desegregation, and presentation of more than 50 awards for top newspaper work will be among the highlights of the annual meeting of the North Carolina Press Association at Car olina and Duke this Thursday through Saturday. Final details for the sessions, which will be held here except the Awards Dinner at Duke have been worked out by Association officers and UNC and Duke offi cials. Senator Ervin . will be the main speaker at the opening session Thursday night with Holt Mc Pherson, High Point, president of the N. C. Press Association, pre siding. In connection with the Press In stitute, the North Carolina Asso ciated Press Club will hold its annual meeting, a luncheon ses sion Thursday at the Carolina Inn. Thomas P. Whitney, Russian af fairs expert for AP and former Moscow correspondent,' will speak at the luncheon. By Methodists: $1,000 Grants Slated Five $1,000 scholarship awards for graduate students in state, col leges who are preparing for teach ing careers have been announced j by the Methodist Board of Educa tion. Named the "Bishop James C. Baker Awards," the annual scho larships will be granted Metho- dist students who plan to teach or do administrative work in the church's colleges or seminaries. Candidates are restricted to ffi-aHnato cfuHant o ?ncti. tutions because recipients will be English Marriage," "Cabbage and Sleepi ness," "Tall Thin Girls" and "Big Ears." Dr. Bagby told his classes that he didn't "mess" with the Hon or System, and accepted their ex cuses for missing classes and quiz zes just as if South Building had written a formal excuse. A fav-, orite statement of his was "bon us," an added checkmark in his grade book for superior perform ance in class. ' Dr. Bagby had planned to ex empt some students this semester from parts of his final exam. He told classes that he had taught Gordon Gray (now president of the Consolidated University) and any one had given Gray all A's. he jokingly said, could bypass a Uni versity rule about no exemptions on exams. He was amateur billiard cham pion of Maryland and was active in sports during his undergrad uate days at Princeton, where he played football, basketball, tennis and golf. Until eight years ago, when poor health forced him to lead a more- I. inactive life, he spent many hours hunting and fishing, often in the company of his students. , 3 More Papers There "will be three editions ' of The Daily Tar Heel this week this morning's, Wednesday's and Thursday's. After Thursday, the newspaper will shut down for a little pre exam study. The first issue of the new sem ester will be " delivered on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 3- Agenda For Improving W.C Is Offered An agenda for improving Nor th Carolina's government is offer ed by Duke University political scientist Robert S. Rankin in the current issue ot ine larneei, Gocial Studies Bulletin published by the N. C. Council for the Social Studies. Dr. Rankin, chairman of the Duke political science department, writes that North Carolina "has had a progressive spirit that has made it a pioneer of the New South. Recently, however, this position has Jbeen jeopardized by the willingness of many to rest , upon laurels and by the rapid (advances of other southern states." ' " Pointing out that improvements and changes in government are al ways in order, he lists some five specific needs in the political life of North Carolina. The current issue of The Tar heel Social Studies Bulletin in centered around the theme "Teaching State And Local Gover nment in North Carolina." Educational TV Hailed By Emerson Executive "No single educational device has come into the' hands of educa tors since the beginning of time that will do more to enliven the educational processes and quicken the interests of students in learn ing than television," Benjamin Abrams, president of Emerson itaaio ana rnunograpn corpora- j industry s interest in tne em tion, said Saturday. i ployment of physically handicap- Abrams was in Raleigh to pre- ped and the effectiveness of voca sent a check of $10,000 to WUNC- tional rehabilitation are evidenced TV, the new television station of UNC. ; required to serve as program leaders at their campus Wesley Foundation, the church's student center Th awards are named for Bish- op Baker, retired Methodist lead- er of the Los Angeles Episcopal area, in recognition of his having organized the first Wesley Foun- dation center in 1913 at the Uni- , yersity of Illinois. ' April 1? is the deadline for ap- ' plications, which are available at ' Wesley Foundation centers. Reports Available RALEIGH, Jan. 17 Con ies of Gov. Hodges' budget mes sage" to the Legislature and di gests of spending and tax propo sals recommended by the Advis ory Budget Commission are available for groups interested in studying the state's financial situation. The Governor has invited groups or organizations to write for the material. Copies of the report made by the special ad visory committee which studied school segregation also are available. The Governor's office said distribution of the material is t aimed at promoting study and discussion of the financial and segregation problems by civic organizations and other interest ed groups. ! Scales To Go Before Courts On April 77 GREENSBORO, Jan. 17 Hi Junius Irving Scales, charged with knowingly being a member of the Communist party, an or ganization advocating the violent "overthrow of the government, will go on .trial here April 11 in U. S, Middle District Court. ,i The trial date was set last week during a 30-minute court appear ance by Scales and his newly-employed counsel, Reuben Terris. ' Scales, now free under $35,000 bond, and his attorney were pres ent when the federal court con vened at 9:30 a.m. for a rule day session. Judge Johnson J. Hayes of Wilkesboro presided. Terris, a resident of Brooklyn with law offices in New York City, first asked for a 60-day extension oX the deadline for entering mot ions, which was originally set for yt sterday. A discussion -of available court dates followed, and these were agreed to by the attorneys: Feb. IS, the deadine for Scales to file motions; March 2, for the govern ment to answer the motions; and March. 8, for argument on the mo- , tions in the courtroom Terris was permitted to make the oral motion for extension af- ter he informed Judge Hayes that he had filed a petition in New York to be admitted for practice before federal court in his home district. After court appearance, both Terris and Scales talked with a reporter for some 15 minutes. Ter ris answered most of the quest ions, with Scales seeming content to let the attorney speak for him. Terris termed the case as "a trial of ideas, rather "than a trial of acts by an individual." He pre dicted that the grand jury indict ment will either be dismissed on motion or that Scales, a Greens boro native, will be acquitted. Asked his view on the indict ment, Terris said it charged no overt acts, that it will be up to the government to prove each item in the bill, and that "every historical document of this nation flies into the teeth of this type of indictment." Handicapped Getting Aid, Says Warren by the fact that the need for public-assistance funds have decreased considerably, Col. Charles H. War ren, director. Vocational Rehabili tation, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, said- here last week. ' Col. Warren was one of the prin cipal speakers at closing sessions -v. ,u iTl e trial IIeaIth held here- Sponsors of I ne coeTence were the Universi- 'ty bcnooi ot weaicme, tne uccu- Phonal Health Committee of the State Medical Society and Liberty Mutual insurance company. Speakers at Friday's sessions i ; i-b i of our workers is to be maintained . flnd advanced. industrial health must become a continuing, day-to- day part of the personal, commun- J ity and national health program." Hill J Hall-Mozart Version Of Marriage Of Figaro Slated For Last Showing Tonight By WILLIAM EATON Mozart's The Marriage of Fig aro, to be presented for the last time tonight at 8:30 in Hill Hall, has been many months in pre paration. Musical director Dr. Wilton Mason has been working constant ly since he conceived the idea last spring. Though 'Figaro' is one of Dr. Mason's favorite operas, he has never been associated with its production before. The possibility of producing this opera was con tingent upon the availability of finding suitable singers, musicians and -technicians for the produc tion. All last summer, he was reading various translations and locating ' the necessary orchestra parts. Stage director Charles Jeffers, costumer Suzanne Kramer and set designer Walter Creech have been working on their individual tasks since given the assignment last October. Mason declared, "The 'jjackground and development of uny major theatrical work is basic it its artistic success.- Each as pect of t production must be close ly allied to achieve inherent unity lor the entire production." FORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES The Mozart production was rea lized only under the most fortu nate circumstances. The desired people for the cast and orchestra were available this year. The physical ' production could not have been accomplished without the advice and cooperation of the Carolina Playmakers' staff. A full length production of an opera has never been attempted before by the music department due to the lack of personnel and facili ties to present a major work. . Dr. Mason and Jeffers spent many hours in historical back ground of the style, customs, man ners and previous productions of the opera.. Only after arranging Ifor the various production as pects, was the go-ahead signal given for auditions. These try outs brought forth fresh talent which is utilized in the cast of 10 singers and five dancers. After casting, six weeks of in tensive musical- rehearsals were spent with the principals. Group rehearsals were first held to co ordinate the ensembles. Work was then done individually to achieve a characterization for each of the singers. The stage director at tended all the music rehearsals, working closely with the musical director so that there was cohe sion in their interpretation of the production as a whole. v Jeffers spent three weeks block ing the singers' movement on pa per, spending the past six weeks in concentrated staging of the action. All movements and stage business had to be cued to the music, as there is no flexibility in this medium, and action must be synchronized to Mozart's score. MUSIC IS EXACTING y It was not possible for Jeffers to complete his staging of the action until the singers knew the manuscript completely. -The most activity on the stage is called 1 for when the action is excited. At; these times, the music is most ex-; acting, making it necessary for the j Final Exam Schedule The schedule for final exams is as follows: All 2 p.m. Classes on TThS and Econ 31, 32, 81 Friday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m. All Noon-Classes on TThS and fNav Sci 101, 201, 301, 401 Friday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m. All 1 p.m. Classes on MWF and BA 72, 180, Phar 10 Saturday, Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. All 9 a.m. Classes on MWF Saturday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m. All 9 a.m. Classes on TThS Monday, Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m. All 8 a.m. Classes on MWF Monday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m All 10 a.m. Classes in MWF Tuesday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. All French, German and Spanish courses numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Latin 1, and BA 150, Phar 15 Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. All 11 a.m. Classes on TThS Wednesday, Jan. 26, 8:30 p.m. All 10 a.m." Classes on TThS Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. All 11 a.m. Classes on MWF Thursday, Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m. All 3 p.m. Classes, Chem 11, BA 71, Econ 170 and all classes not otherwise provided for in this schedule Thursday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. All 8 a.m. Classes on TThS Friday, Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. All 2 p.m. Classes on MWF Friday, Jan. 28. 2 p.m. "All Noon Oases on MWF - - Saturday, Jan. 29, 8:30 a. m. In ca?e of any conflict, the regularly scheduled exam will take precedence over the common exam. (Common exams are indicated by asterisk.) I .,yr 4 w ' ( JOEL CARTER . opened, last night, singers to do less physical action and concentrate on the music. Caroline Sites, accompanist for the opera, has also attended each rehearsal along with the cast. She and the entire cast devoted tre mendous work and . effort by giv- Iing up all their weekends since the casting was announced in order to rehearse. I The orchestra was carefully chosen to achieve a balance of all the various instruments. Their first rehearsal began just after Christmas, with Dr. Mason "cover ing the score" with them. The problem arose of integrating them vvith the singers. This was diffi cult for most members of the 28 piece orchestra as they are not used to accompanying singers, but playing in symphony groups. It .vas necessary that they play softer than usual in order that the singers dominate the music. Walter Creech, who was select 2d as scene designer last Octo ber, recalled the baroque and roc oco flavor of the operas given at Salzburg Festivals in Austria. His stage design was projected from this knowledge. He feels there is a v definite Viennese flavor of the music and libretto. For the com Interracial School Body Gets Name, Lists Aims The Inter-Racial Fellowship lor the Schools has been formally adopted as the name lor the hurt li sponsored local organization that has been meetinc; during' recent months to consider how Chapel Hill might meet the Supreme Court s decision banning public school segregation. About r,o persons attended " Friday -evening's meeting ot the group at the First Baptist Church, at which a set of ob jectives was adopted. The nex. - meeting of the group, open to all j interested persons of both races : ; and sponsored by the Chapel Hill H ' ' ' i ! ! IN FIGARO' last show ionight ic opera, he l?as attempted ai exaggerated baroque type of arch i'ectur. Since Hill Hall has nc front curtain, Creech's major pro , blem was designing one basic set ' for four locales in the opera. J COSTUMING Suzanne Kramer, custumer for the production, also began her historical background when as signed the position last Oct. She j found the necessary ' information j on the modes of the day, and ; attempted to transform them into costumes for the stage. She has ire-created manv costumes to the i I correct historical style of an 18th century court. Costumes for the I nobility, peasants and court dan cers all had to be unified into a ' basic style and still stay with the I accepted historical period of the prouueuon. The months of concentrated prepaitition by the singers, dir ectors and technicians were cul minated in the opening perfor mance last night and will be re peated this evening. Reserved seats for The Mar ' riage of Figaro are still available I in the Hill Hall box office for j SI or may be obtained there j before the pei-f ormance. Ministerial Association, will be held Feb. 18. Election of i chairman of the organization will be held at this time and several ad ditional committee reports heard Mrs. Virginia Nicholson is secre tary of the Fellowship and Waltei Spearman presided over Friday' meeting, in the absence of a chair man. Lambert Davis gave a review of the newly-published book Schools In Transition and announced that free copies would soon be distrib uted representatives of the Fel lowship in each church. A report on laws governing race relations in Chapel Hill was presented by W. Robert Mann, head of a com mittee appointed for this study. Here is the seven-point program of objectives adopted at the meet ing, in addition to four suggested action projects: (1) That at all times we will at tempt to approach our problems (See l.MLtiliAVlAL, page -1 AY

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