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Public Mfvc announcements must be turned in et the to outside the DTH offices m the Carolina Uni,,
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lh I M Bailrmim Ihmr I lub w ill uiixt al p.m. in V)2
V iH'lltll I Hill.
CMC will ntwt ai p m. in ihc Slinkm Health Sen ice
t l-llUI OH lVlid flool
"Kiiiii Dil(tur" is jii infniiii.il luikh session to ii)vn
i Ii.iiiiuK tl v'oinniuiik'jiitHi hcivvecn M.kK siuUcnis and pro-.
Iimh. Ir. Durrcl Hawkins, sovuvktjiv proiosstw. is Ihe
!tK-M. Hunt! a link!) an J evwuc lo nomi 217 ol I lie Union,
hg 191 Srsiwr Clas prrxate "On iht W alrrf runl."
Niarrnij! Marlon liranUo. Vivien I ciiih. Karl Maiden uinl Iva
Marie Sain I. al H p.m. in 1'arroil Mall. JmisMon is$l. ro
eeeds po U the IV)i Scholarship I uisl. Your support is ap
preeiaicJ. I hr I NC Irani Clufc will incci at 2 p.m. on Joyncr'
The JX'OS meeting has been canceled. I vers one should go
to the rnert; Symposium instead.
RED TARTAN LINING
Zipper in front and yoke
back; in navy and oyster.
Also in suede leather for
men and women.
Sp-Mrtimt KrtatMHis: A Post alanine's 7);t discussion
ol ihe Ibron tf Rrlalivif) . Icmniitj: I'lofesMW llendrik
Nan Dam. dcpaiinieni ol phvsics. I'leseniod h the Dialectic
and I'liiUiiihropic Sociciics al X p.m. m UI New West.
AppUValitms fur area rimnlisalor pwsilions for ttrkitfa
liua 'XI arc due in OK Sleek' timldine hv p lit. pplicalions
call si i II K- obtained in t)X Sleek KuikltuM ii the I ;iikii desk. :
Ike Cum pus (iusrrninjt t uicil is mkviiiii: at d p.m. in
lluncs UP. I'Wasc note ehanee of lime.
lnirr- srsit hoslum IdlowsJiip uivties um to talk at
ihc All Qtutd Print Mcvtina al 12: V). roiHti 217 al i he Union.
Cotnc heal an tnformatnc disrasdMia ua roalrarrptisr al
the mps ( Mstiaa Krlkmship htHisc al p.m. i'cryoitc
ts invited to a meal, preceding the discussion al 5:.K). I tir
nuwc information, call M2-IW52. -
l ite Prr-Prufessional llralih Scrsiic n ill meet at 7 p.m. in
107 Ucrrs lull Hall. I hc topics vull he physical therapy and
AlrlSW nK-uiKts: Kemctiibcr the Ikmrd of Advisers .
tueciin; al 5 p.m.. fiHtn 20h of the Carolina Union.
tckankar iU present a free tntrodiKtory panel entitled
"Ixkankarl A Way Bey und Kriocarniiiiua." t ome al K
p.m. in 20A Union.
Brier, bill important, meeting of the UNC Cycling Club
mill be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the upstairs lobby of ihc
Campus Y. The nn bedgrt will be discussed and dues col
lected. Bring your checkbooks!
Murretoa Actio Committee meeting al V:30 p.m.
Wednesday in ihc Social liwagr. Come all.
People ' Coahlioa for Social Justice 'formerly Rally for
Justice) will meet at 8:30 p.m. W ednesday in room 202 of the
. Carolina Union. '
Alt newly elected tampon Governing Coancil representa
tives: There is an orientation meeting al 6:30. p.m. Thursday
in Gardner 09. Please attend to receive important informa
tion. The History of Manned Space FUgM Him series presents
' two N ASA films on the Gemini Program. All are welcome at
6:45 p.m. Thursday in 247 Phillip Hall.
Jesse Jackson wilt speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Feb. 24. hi
Tbe UNC Pre-Iaw Club will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in
207 of the Union. The speaker, UNCs dean of admissions
for the Law School, will be Linn Gerber. Please-at tend.
Dr. ksiah M. Weazen to speak on "Minority Rights oa
the University Campus al 7:30 in 100 Hamilton on Wednev
Ibr 1 VC KiicqHFlball Cliih mill have com is available
UcdiictJat nielli Iron! " 'J in Woollen (ivhi. Ml mieicslcd
ixt miiis aie eiK'tniiaeed l aileihi.
I be t.lnliul Issues t mnmittee ol ihe i aniiiis will nnvi
Wcdiicstt.it .it ' p. in hi loom 2(16 o iIk- liuikin.L'
Ml ,i!'civatics jic united to torn Y uting Ainericaws (ur
trrrtlHM WevliH-sdas al K:tl p.m. ut 2(U ol tlic I iiioii.
time will be a rlkkre Society mceliiij! al '.til p.m. oh
sennit! IUhh ot the ticenlav Hall I online Wcdnesttiv.
M eericrjphy majors - "(icog"oii down to the mcctme
ilu Wednesday al . V( Saunder- 201 Vnv important.
Mlenliiin Blaek Semurs... let's get toveilier and talk,
t h.L-.ini jH.in.il nKxiuic fm class proiecl. All ate welcome lo
tome sliaic simr ideas h just listen al 7 p.m. in 232
t Meeiilavi. '
Minorities in Mass Media will hold an important meeting '
in ilie lotinec ol Kth lltmr James dorm. Please plan lo attend
jihI biiiij! a Iriend at 7 p.m. W'cdiicsd.iv .
1 Ivi'c will Iv .in Vlpha CM Sigma in.viing Wcdncsilay al
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IIKMS OF INI MUM
Nominal km forms lor membership hi the Order of the Old
WeH. an hoiuirury organization recigniing outstanding ton
nibiitHiHs to the setlkmcnl of the educatkmal ciivirtNimeiit '
at UNC. are mm available al the Union desk. Please
nominate a deserving peer by March h.
Bum Scbeinm. a Soviet emigre and profevsor of math at
the I niversilv of Arkansas, will speak on his experience of
Soviet Jewry today ul I p.m. in Ihe I rank Porter Graham
K.n"' n the Union.
stimmtr HeaJth Seience Karichmtnl Programx for Matoriiy
. Sludeals. I iad out more in Pre-Dent Prc-Med Advising Of-
fice. 311 Smith Building or University Counseling Center in
lllfi Vi-.h Hall. Deadlines mkni
lake a break and come lo a SHF.RKY HOUR. Richard
Rosen will speak about the 'implications of ihe Nai Trial in
SX'J" in "Palesliian Issue" followed by a film. "The Rus
sian 'onnerlion.' al ihc M-f it Smvi.iI I ounce a' " - "
., The Carolina Union will present an evening of entertain
ment wilb Mel Blanc Thursday. Feb. 26 al 8 p.m. in
Memorial Hall. Blanc is the world-renowned cartoon voice
of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Admission is SI for UNC
All ladies interested are invited to eta Phi Bela Sorority
Spring Rush al 7 tonight in the Ehringhaus Green Room.
Women Health Counseling Service offers free counsel
ing and support services, information and referrals on.
women's health and pregnancy-related Issues by volunteer
peer counselors. WHCS gives pregnancy screening for SI and
confidentiality is respected. We're locatedin the Women's
Center at 406 W. Rosemary in Chapel Hill. Call V6K-4646
and ask for counselor's schedule, then make an appointment
or drop by. Or call "Helpline" al J29-O47o lor Ihc 24-hour
backup service which will relay your message to WHCS.
WHCS is a community service funded by Orange County,
United I tmd and the Town of Chanel Hill.
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By TOM MOORE
Melvin and Howard the most likeable American film
since The Black Stallion is a loving meditation on the
Director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Bo Goldman
have fashioned this bittersweet comedy from the life of Melvin
Dummar, one of the benefactors named in the controversial
'Mormon will' of Howard Hughes. Dummar was to receive
one-sixteenth of Hughes' fortune which amounts to about
Dummar was named as a recipient because he said in late
1967 or early 1968 he rescued Hughes from the Nevada
desert. The sheer incredibility of Dummar's claim led to the
Morn-on will being thrown out ,of court, despite much evi
dence in its favor.
Melvin and Howard, taking Dummar at his word, begins
with the mythical encounter. Howard Hughes, a grungy,
boney, old geezer ably impersonated by Jason Robards,
. tools wildly about the desert on a motorcycle. He crashes
and is rescued by the sheepish do-gooder Melvin Dummar.
The incredibility of the encounter is exploited in the se
quence. The grouchy and paranoid Hughes, faced with the
choice of walking, is forced to sing along with the jubilant
Dummar, who thinks Hughes is just some down-and-out
wino. First, they sing Dummar's own composition "Santa's
Souped-Up Sleigh" and then Hughes is forced to solo on
"Bye-Bye Blackbird." And you can tell that Hughes, in
spite of himself, is having a good 'time.
Melvin end Howard then shifts to the. everyday life of
Melvin Dummar! between the time of his rendevous with
Hughes and the discovery of the Mormon will. We follow
this loser who never quits dreaming through his stints as a
magnesium plant worker, a; milkman and a gas station
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We follow the ttizzy ups and downs of his marital life
from his first wife Lynda (Mary Steenburgen), a mousey
faced woman who leaves Melvin to become a stripper and
then remarries him later, to his second wife Bonnie (Pamela
Reed), who marries Melvin because she knows they're both
It really doesn't matter whether the core of Melvin Dum
mar's story is true or not because of the way the . film is
handled. Demme and Goldman have forged Dummar into
a sort of "American Everyman" whom they use to explore
the Horatio Alger dreams that so many Americans hold
dear and the impossibility of such dreams ever really coming
Though they are dealing with lower middle-class Ameri
cans, Demme and Goldman present their characters in an
intelligent manner that is never belittling or mean-spirited.
This is a rare approach in redneck films where people are
usually either blowing away others or yelling "Yee-Haaaa!"
or smashing up cars.
This different approach explains why Melvin and Howard
has so far proved to be poison at the box office. It's a classy
redneck film so folks who respond to the antics of Burt
Reynolds and Clint Eastwood don't know how to react.
And the supposed-erudite, who should respond to the
fact that the film has received rave reviews and was the se
lection of the National Society of Film Critics as the best
film of 1980, have treated Melvin and Howard as they did
Jonathan Demme's equally brilliant redneck comedy Citi
zen 's Band. They've avoided it like the plague.
While this may be because of the lousy advertising cam
paign I suspect it's because the film is so embracing of
lower middle-class Americans and all their foibles.
Jonathan Demme has frequently been compared to the
great Hollywood maverick of the 1940s, Preston Sturges.
But all they really have in common is a fascination with
small-town America. If Demme's films had the kick and
cynical comic madness of Sturges' I think they'd be bigger
hits. But Demme doesn't make films for the box office; he
makes them from his heart. And he's too knowing, too wise
to ridicule the subjects that fascinate him. ' V
But it's still a shame that more people aren't going to see
Melvin and Howard. If you miss this one, it's your fault.
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