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Vf'FfDA?,.AP.RIL 10, 1959
fHI DAILY TAR HEEL
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Oiuc .i.iin tin- jKiiiiiiiuiu li.i swiiii';. l't i -
!i.ijn it 1 1 .1 n swim.; 1 1 1 i time with iiunc u a
ri i t .tiu r ih. in rr hrlnu, hut it will
su iu .r;.iiii.
In the liii.il .in.tUsU the I'nmiMts l'.nlv
.mi .t '.'ic.it i(loi in tin- tl((ti(:i. L,i ,tl
t h ui.',!i the I 1 1 i i si i '.ui MilUinl (U lcus
i;i (Ik Stinlt niil rM.ihin tlu Student Party
l( U '.:.it it in in th.it ImI i t 1 1 1 t s umiv n.i
thiinii.il I 'ni ci si Patty i w s rather than
tmh lit Pa i tv iewv
1 1 I the j luxe spoken, .u is theii way
in thee .itl.iiis. I hev hae told i I their j u -cut
I inn. it Ul .n I inn (!i.ni;c. I hey h..e
viitl that tlicN want the i.mtpiis ahont .is it
i now, peihaN uitli the .ul.lit :on l i .i-.ir
iu ina.hine i iu. hut uiilniiit M "iilii i.it
In the h.k wash ol the l'iiieiMty lu:'s
:n.isliin iiti. .i elnet has 'Mine down
the dia n. ami in two oi time eea .nioilui
ill .ii ise to lake the la. e ol the ;' -s-it t:c
-tUiietl. ii'w! loinied dn. isty. In the
ine.iut ime. the telioi ol tlu- student (oniMiuir
il v i ! I he 1 1 1 i c -1 . To he miw ihite will he a
h w ant laids. . ad an oirasion.i! (leu loud
oin- wil he heaid in the liiuikx vilunr. !;u'
that will he all. One da will no! hi- like the
iiei. loi then- ; a Imili in tii-.iv on tlu
t.inipiiv It is ulU(ted in the ( liaiuiir; m r
sons and K uipet at in es. It is he. ml in the
inclodii int(i)l.iy ol voices, as it is sounded,
in the diunkeii. mju; lid. loud din that per
nuaies the local t.iuith and the loi .d sot i.d
so it-tics on Saturdiv I i i - 1 1 i s . lis he.uit and
luniot will not he ninth c h.iu ,,cl hy t!u od
lots t ast this I ticsd.iN .
Indeed, lilc will lo on unit li as usual, ; nd
:i 1 1 to o the oli(ies oi the student ;.;oin
inciit in Mwer aic likclv to he astly diller
cut lioiu the picvious time .itlniinisii.il ions,
the c I If I n tin- in tlu- lower quad 01
the ual in the soioiitx will not lie uat. And
it is a sad I k t ol lilc tli.it this cdhoi nuist
admit, no inittei Inm Hindi he tomideis stu
dent . lion vital to a mllcc i oin:niinii .
Mt.n MinK-ni in'ni.niw is not ol pi hue umi-
itui Id the MUiWlil. Wmilti it writ- so.
hut shut- is isn't, one nnisi live with it.
',, iinitti what this editoi's feelings to
wauls the l'nieisit P.ut is. one lli'm- is
tit. 11. I he campus will Milie the in t two
ot thice sens. And !or those on tin- oilic-i
side, the t.uupus will siitie the llnee eais
at Kl lli.it.
And so the
will iicci he
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"Prosects For A Summit Meeting
;Appear Brighter ..."
The Nov Republic
Kowi t r.tah-jr tests hist fall have doubled the amount of radio
active iklKis in tie:- earth's stratosphere, Dr. Willard Libby of the
Ahmic Kn.i-y Commission revealed last week, and scientific belief,
ha epoiU is that beeau.e they were polar shots most of the ,ltre
rat'iidous" am:)unt of radioactive material thus released will fall on
the m i t hem hemisphere in 1931). "Care and caution" should be
tiiV.en about increasin.f. caitamination. Dr. Libby warned, because of
unefrt..l!.;y" o-r the biological effects of radiation. But he did not
tell us how much ol' a hazard to human life this new fall-out would
be pi rliaps l.tciu e neither he nor anyone ehe is sure.
In a!l the .ua-.; of its stewardship the A EC has e.lablished no
ollieial machinery fcr k Uiri- or enforcing standards as to the total
ara ii nt e ra liali.-n 1he Iniman body can absorb with ut danger.
lnt;ad. it relics m the National Committee for Radiation Trotec
lien, an imU p r.df nt group of scientists in and outside the govern
ment, tii reci.mmen.l "maximum permissible concentrations" or MPS's
for the various a; mic end-products, an;l uses their Ml'C scale to
uei"h tl;.- "al'etN" level of radioactivity in milk, wheat and other
fund;. Ca ua! critics have pointed cut the "variability" of MPC levels,
t'lke MI ' lor workers in atomic plants has been lowered from 10U
rem; v tar to b(), to 13. and finally to five.) Hut now the total sys
tem is in question. On March 10 the respected chairman of the Public
ILalth Service Aavi.-ory Committee on Radiation, Dr. Russell Morgan
of .John.- IlopS-.ins. told an At ancle Energy Subcommittee that the MPC
l a. is of com; ii!.:! ', laJicacti'vdy is "based on something other than
scientific hut .... .V.when is there a concerted effort at provid
ii;;j .sound scienliiic data specifically aimed at the radiation problem.'
U is "unh.i tunaie," Dr. Morgan says, that from the days of the Man
hattan Project we have chosen "to place both the developmental and
sal t a-pects together in one organization." Perhaps the best way to
solve this conllict ot interests in the A EC is to transfer the policing
power to the Public Health Service, where, by the nature of the
problem, it belongs.
Editor . . ct'KTis ;.'s
Managing Editor .. CIIC K V IWM'i:
3usines Manager WALK IT. I'd, ANTON
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News- Editor ANNE I RYE
Sport Editor RUSTY HAMMOND
A-oci;ite Editor ANTHONY WO LIT-
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Asst. News Alitor . I'D KIN11R
Assistant Sports Editor ELLIOTT COOPER
Circulation Manager KOIJ WALKER
Sulisctiption Manager A Villi Y THOMAS
Chief I iiotot;rapheis Rll.L CltlNKIIOL'S
a v:-i-V 11.' ar I ,soPbvb ytm
Mrs. McThing: 'Ought To Have Stayed In Bed'
For the bene! it of thase who
uo-jld Lke to discount aulomalical
ly whatever loiloAS, the reiever
cbligingly eonlcsx's that he missed
must of the lir.-l scene of Wevines
v'ay nijht's opening, e-r "Mrs. Mc
'Ibing" at the Play makers 'I heat re.
Ee oei slept. Alter having seen the
play, he only wishes that he ha 1
sLiVed in bed.
L'nioi unia.ely, however, the call
(,! daty was k.ud r iti .n the alarm
('a,(k. a.u the reviewer joined the
boru- il dit(i 10 vio made up the
Iir:t r.ight ;oKli-Hee "evKK'ntly tlie
o;her a.Iait.s kne.v better, feeling
more like an intruder in the lhnvuy
Doody gallery tiian jiyihing eUe.
K is hard to see ho.v "Mrs. Me
'lli'i.g" ciiuld po.-:iij!y appeal to
any a..ult ii.tt Iligence. 11 sxein., tj
he a play written lor children by
( nil. h en 1kv old is Mary Chase,
; iiway ( :i!y ta ilenioiistrate the
t 1 i.io -i.ion that parent.s should
laise their tlilkhin the way the
thildren see it, despite the fact
that the children are vile little
monsters, emergent psychotics and
(lad kno.vs what else .
The play i'selt is such a (iismal
alfair that it bears little comment.
Any attempt to unravel the plot
would make it seen more, than it
is, and it is suMicient to note sim
ply that it has to be seen to be
b hovel, but isn't really worth the
trsai'.de. Mi s Chae discovered that
lunacy paid handsomely with Har
vey many years ago. What she
!:iled to understand, evidently, is
the uilTertiice between lunacy as a
device to expose the foibles of hu
man ":;ai:ity," and pure childish
I.v( n dill i'lke mr.ecTr.r-; cm be
t- - 1 e'fee'ivt'y to reve;i! the arti
ficial; y oi sf.phis'ica'ion. but un
c (' ;1 ( "a e.l chliJishness as it ap-
tlieir artistry must remain prob
lematical, and that their poise is
of that quality which only child
performers possess. The children
in this particular production have
all of the enumerated qualities.
The adult cast features, most
notably, broad comic perform
ances by Craven Mackie, Frank
McDonald and Webb Caye, as Dir
ty Joe, Stinker and Poison Eddie,
icspectively. Morris Ebans is also
excellent as Ellsworth, the cook,
repeating his success in "The
Would R" iler.tUman." In view of
those fini performances, it must
be either the dead weight of the
lest of the production or poor tim
ing which keeps the gangster
scenes from really coining off. Or
maybe it is those little kids again,
wa viering in and out and keeping
things generally off balance.
At any rate, very little of the
liveliness of the low-life scenes is
generally evident. For one thing,
much of the rest of the play is
smothered in the particularly
sticky sentimerunllty of mother-
love at flood tide. (Kazan again
provides a handy reference: faced
with the same problem in "Dark
At The Top Of The Stairs," he sim
ply adds a Freudian non sequiter
to relieve the situation.) Through
most of it the audience can only
squirm, particularly when the peo
ple on the stage seem pretty em
barrassed by the whole business.
As the mother, Myra Lauterer is
at her weakest in trying to con
vey the genuine love of the mother
for her son which is supposed to
redeem her character. Otherwise,
.she is competent enough, if some
what flat and unspontaneous.
Most of the other minor roles
are well played, particularly the
two maids, played by Barbara
Hicks and Lore Schuller; and the
Lewis sisters, played by Cathy
Orne, Sally Greene and Carolyn
Technically, the production
diowed the usual Playmaker qual
ity: if there was nothing parti
cularly inspired, there was also
nothing strikingly off-key.
It only remains to say that, de
spite a perfectly good production,
"Mrs. McThing" is hardly worth
I find myself called upon to an
swer the totally unfounded re
marks by a Bob Foxworth and a
John Ford which were published
in the April 9th edition of The
Daily Tar 'Heel. I know for a fact
that neither of these two boys have
made any effort in verifying their
charges. Such conduct reminds
one of a previous era.
These gentlemen charge the Stu
dent Party, which at the outset of
their campaign pledged a clean
campaign and which from begin
ning to end maintained a clean
campaign, with publishing a cer
tain "PIKA" letter. No one has
ever been so in error for I know
for a absolute fact that no official
of the Student. Party had any hand
or knowledge in any such conduct.
A COMMODITY OF DREAMS And Other stor
ies. By Howard Nemerov. 245 pp. New York: Si
mon & Schuster. $3.75
Continuing with reviews of recent short story
publications, we encounter the artistry of Howard
Nemerov in A Commodity of Dreams, recently pub
lished by Simon & Schuster.
As the title indicates, these siories have about
them a dream like quality which is almost removed
from reality but not quite. A lesser writer could
never pull these stories off, but Mr. Nemerov dem
onstrates that he is a shrewd teller of tales who is
able to move from one near-fantasy to another, al
most defiantly. In the opening story, "Yore," there
seems to be a dream within a dream, with allusion
to the impending disaster of atomic war, two very
different marriages and the obvious inability of the
characters to discern '"reality." I have read his story
three times and am convinced that one must not
fall into the trap of seeking out pure symbolism to
interpret story substance. Though some of these
yarns resemble. hallucinations, visual images and
somatic disturbances, and though the language of
dreams is symbol, they are not merely symbolic
recherches a I'interieur des reves. There is a com
pulsion which lurks just below the surface of con
sciousness and dreams themselves lie in this terri
tory, filled with thoughts and impulses which so
often are denied our conscious life.
U I have not strayed too far from "reality" my
self, I may be able to demonstrate this by using
examples from one particular story, "A Secret So
ciety." Judson Paley, the protagonist, is a well
known and respected citizen of his town who moves
in this dream-conscious world. His "view of the
world consisted of utter extremes of closeness and
remoteness . . ." While in a dentists chair, he felt
that "the novacain had the odd effect on him of re
moving pain without removing his anticipation of
- it . . ." (As in a dream.) After leaving the dentist,
he thinks of grabbing a policeman's gun and what
the sequence of following events would be "more
as images than as thoughts. There was an odd fas
cination in them, and in a few seconds he saw the
, T , . . whole affair taking place not once but several
doing here. Its embarrassing to ., . o , T . , , J
, , u times. (As in a dream.) Later, he had "a sad,
have it around: we have better j . , ...... ... , , ...
ucspeidie vision in wmcn mis aay oecame me ima"e
of all his days'" and yet "in all this he could find
nothing human, nothing of interest, nothing that
embodied any recognition of himself as a person."
He was unable to understand what it meant, what
it amounted to and realized only that "one's own
The Student Party placed its infernal machine continued to tick." A final desper-
publicity in all parts of the cam- ate act on his part, wherein he tries to commit sui-
pus. Copies of every piece of liter- cide but fails miserably, brings him to a semblance
ature were placed where all stu- 0f, again, "reality."
dents could see and read it. I
know of only one political party Naturally, all cf the stories are not parallels of
which placed items of literature the one mentioned above Mr Nemerov is obvious-
things to do.
appealing to specialized groups
ly interested in the similarity of dreams to history,
A New Opera
This is the second article dealing with the opera
"Whatever Passes By The Paths Of The. Sea," writ
ten by Tom Rice, a music graduate student, and Rus
icil Link, a drama graduate student. The opera will
be produced in the Playmakers' Theatre on the
nights of April in and 19 at 8 p.m.
Russell Link, after the music was mostly written,
set about organizing the production. Tom decided to
conduct the score himself and, as he commented,
It is "damn hard. No job for beginners. Back to the
drafting board for revision into straight 44 time."
Russ decided to stage the opera and commented.
"Interesting. There are many problems involved,
je-ns la in eh:! iron, and b in Miss such as heads being cut off and scenery changes.
Cha.e's play), is appealing on- Someone with a lescr concern for the play, in the
!y h tie- eye, c: iV parents of the S(M:se that it is a product of my own imagination,
1. o ". "r c rceinel. would approach the directing problems more ob-
Di.ini.itieally, the myjor .liflicul- ;,-,,..
. . 1 -i 1 1 . jc cuv t iy .
t;- won t!ii..l:.d;nets as a theme -
:.: i-'e from the fact that it is a An opera is the most complicaled and intricate
I. ore - i ; that i- invelve-. putting type of theatre entertainmf nt, dependent for its im
clal.hcn en the :-lae. This is nl- pact upon several different but equally important
rays- a ri.-dty tuv.::v. even f(.r so icings. There is dance, the orchestra, the singers,
e.a-e'ar.t a ;!,.-e:!or a, lllia Kazan, t!lt. actja2) and the stage design. The designing of
v m , in. u,,. to t-f pe w.di the anj l0Llumes pIOved to be especially imnort
prr.Mem in "The Da k At The Top . . , . . ... . f 4,
Of The Stairs." Only rarely is a!lt ' li:uS' fcet,aUSe cl the nginaI CC"Pt f
II. e e a chi!. pctor win can give work" 11 vv:,s a s,ory f Rreed and h,st' whu'h in
t!u- a.'M-e , ranee ,,f anything rno-e P'em,or amI elamour, had beccme degenerate and
h m an than i good puppet with sodf-destruciivo. Freed, f'-oni enm-rete circiMn-- aiv
the direeV r p! n, the strings. As by the use of the Greek legend as a vehicle for the
aa art, a'llng rerjuiies a! least plot, perhaps the opera i. more real lor its sur
."r.e nrj!uri'y and H-'f-a Aareness realistic atmosphere. In any case, every clement in
which children by definite n. lack, lho opera was directed towards making this pc in!
?r! !l Is ;m 11 kifn pla'wri"ht wh0 and slamming it home. The music was scored main-
run. is n play around tlvm as Miss
Ch i.' e does.
ly for high voices, and is intricate in texture. Tho
main problem that remained was a designer for
practical results in mind. Actually, we had pattern
ed our ideas after those of Aubrey Beardsley, who
designed the set for Wilde's play 'Salome.' "
The art nouveau movement started in Belgium
in the 1880's with the guidance of Henry van de
Velde. The exponents of this style produced in their
designs the forceful line, in striking contrast to the
rigid forms of conventional architecture of the time.
In England, the new style influenced WThistler,
Breadsley and Wilde. Critics were outraged and
veiled women blushed. But by the end of the cen
tury the movement had degenerated into fantasy.
It forgot about the logic cf structure and, without
any root to support it, died of its own dissipation.
It was art for art's sake, but the limitations of art
had been overlooked.
Exactly in what way this style will he employod
had best be explained by Mr. LaVine himself. "The
cpera libretto made me concious of the deadly but
delicate perfume the scene must release. No century
of time is indicated, the designer is given no period
in which to set the stage. The characters are those
of classical mythology, but they speak the mysteries
of an unknown, decadent race, rather than the stark
words of the white columnar classicists. The figures
on stage are not those of the usual King, Queen,
Piineess and Hero. The royal family is all too close
a each of us and what we know ourselves to be.
There is no real' nobility, except in the last mo
mi nts of the cpera, and the real tragedy of the piece
is that here, after all, was merely a group of pa
thetic, foolish people victims of vanity, desire and
greed. They are of tomorrow and today and yester
day. They owe nothing to the future, nothing to the
present, nothing to the past."
Miniatures an pictures of the sets and costumes
Nifiht I dttor
A reviewer who feels this wn.v k
1 vi ii-dv in :ifri,.,,pv fr r h l" sets and costumes. Russ asked "Robert LaVine,
rot in gor.J consc'i nee review the of Ncw York City. 10 work out a design plan and, will be on exhibit in the Wilson Library. The cast!
performances of the minor per- after many long discussions, they decided to use includes Ethel Casey as Cassiopeia, Rebecca Carnes
reus iii question, except to affirm lho "art ncuveau" style. As Ttuss said, "He became as Andromeda, James Gibbs as Cepheus, Marilyn
that they are in possession of all so interested in art nouveau that he decided to use Zschau as Medusa, and Hunter Tillman as Perseus,
their members and faculties, that the opera as a means for doing research with some The production is sponsored by Graham Memorial.
Vioro nnlv that nartimilar arrmn
,, , .. T . . . personal or collective, as seen in the title story, "A
could read it. I have reason to be- . J
lieve that the mentioned piece of Commodity of Dreams," and in comic-curio s tale,
literature may have been distri- "Tradition," about Adam Birch who dynamited 2,
buted for the sole purpose of mak- 102 crows to collect a twenty-five cent bounty on
ing the Student Party appear to be each carcass. Though the latter story concerns it
involving itself in dirty politics. self with tradition and the vagary of legend, there
I, personally, shall speak of this was one point in its reading where I couldn't help
matter no more for I believe that thinking of the aphorism ,"You can't beat City Hall."
such unorthodox vicious accusa
tions such as the Tar Heel letter This reviewer's preference was for the narrative,
of yesterday do nothing to increase t. c. , . . , . . . . .
A ' , J , , & . . , Visiting the Sick," an excerpt of which is printed
student regard and appreciation for , , , iL . , A , , ,
. , . . on the back of the jacket. I almost fell out of bed
our student government.
.... ... ... . when I turned from page 231 to 232 to find that
Likewise, I believe that such A. A . , x , ,
1 tu 4. t tt tne story had not ended. And as the story progressed
comments as that of one Umversi- HoSIcastru
ty Party official who said "We for another three Pages, I began to prepare myself
shall pin this thing on the Student for something altogether different from what Mr.
Party and make it stick," as well Nemerov gives us. It is a beautiful change of pace
as the distribution of special on the author's part, showing, in contrast to many
literature, and the publication of of the other yarns, that all the things we conjure
such letters as that by a Tom Rand up in our minds are not necessarily applicable to
who was given a paid advertise- our given worJd of everyday existence. Certain
ment by the Tar Heel business eyents whkh occui. of which w(? think h
manager for the purpose of vici- , , A , ...
1 , . . ed, do not always lead in the pat conclusions we m
cusly attacking the stand of can- H u"4 we b"
didate Norman Smith on deferred often exPect-i these stories as in life itself,
rush in the April 7th edition of the
Daily Tar Heel in which he fla- 11 is at this point that L too wil1 deviate from a
grantly misquoted and stated un- Pat conclusion to criticize Siegfried Mandel, who re
said comments by Mr. Smith are viewed Mr. Nemerov's book for The New York Times
all forms of unneeded belligerency Book Review section,
which only create unrest and dis
cord between student groups and Mr. Mandel failed to give more than a peripher
which are accountable for a large al, cursory interpretation of the stories which wa,
portion of the student apathy to- nartiallv unfair to thp atw iin rof. ( .........
- - -- -" " - -iV13 IU UIIC Mill V
dent government and stu- flc h9,lin(f . . . .
..h...1o "Humus, uuiiid anu a ioucn ot poetrv.
Vpt hilt icn't ic 1 ,nn:ni,i.. .
The elections are over and all of , ' ' " " ,c,,cnn """gaiion convey
us are required to accept the re- what meaninS anJ drama it has for him? And in
suits and to rally around the new another case, Mandel missed completely the con
student administration in seeking tent of the story called "The Ocean to Cynthia."
to further advance the here-to- He implies that "once the (seagoing Don Juan) has
fore successful attempts of student tasted the impulse (of committing suicide with his
government in solving student lever who originally suggested it), however,. it be-
Kuu.cu. una in irtaHiiiMg MU- glns to work Qn himso ,hat , . .
up in the ocean with the widow." It was not the im-
nillQp nt nil thot iul.1 u:
..... , 1 - "'u uu ..Jin, coniraruy. it was
stimulated my writing may have fK , . . . .. . , . J'
1 .u 1 r the fact that ne realized this widow was his own
been the product of a non-party w.uuw was mi own
student, I should like to request dauShter whom he had abandon with her mother
the students of this university to years ago at tne bt?2iJ'ng of his career as "a se-
renew their faith in our student ducer of women."
government and to consider the
when they are tempted to engage Mr- Ma"del also said in a letter to the Time
meaning of "responsible speech" (replying to a similar letter from Mr. Nemerov) that
in such political practices for "Mr. Nemerov's short story endings do not seem to
whatever motivation. grow plausibly out of the body of the story." He
The political parties need your toii jjtp a nsvrhr.inaict 0
f iaiKs nice a psjcnoiogist or a logician, seeking cause
participation. If your thirst has H ffot tu
been whetted by this campaign, f T " ' cas- and trying to infer that
join the party of your choice this A lh'n B Certain causes do nt always pro
spring and participate in the duCe Predlcta effects; if A then B, but not every
ground work that can result in tme actually, only if you make your own rules. As
more responsible politics next year. eacn of us eventually discovers in life, endings do
JOHN C. BROOKS, Chairman not seem to grow plausibly out of the body of our
Student Party own stories.
Because the "PIKA" letter which