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47he Daily Tar HeelTuesday, September
PffiCV 'Front Pase9 iie comedy
to explore imepFeggiMe mMtion
By CATIIY SCHULZE
DTH Staff Writer
There is an illusion held by reporters
that could be labeled "The Front Page."
It's the feeling that someday the reporters
will get their reward for years of poker
and no respect.
In the illusion, they scoop everybody,
show up the local politicians, getting their
byline on the front page.
The moral is, there has to be some rea
son to keep on working in a profession
The Front Page, a three-act comedy
presented by the Playmakers Repertory
Company in the Paul Green Theater
through Sept. 27, explores the phenome
non of the irrepressible ambitions of one
newspaperman Hildy Johnson of The
Herald Examiner who thinks he's just
quit 10 years of working for a newspaper.
Sizzling, sticky sweat
Violent passions rage
By NISSEN IUTTER
DTH Staff Writer
Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, has all the elements
of a Mickey Spillane novel a macho man, a deceitful woman
and plenty of racy dialogue.
William Hurt plays the oversexed and sweaty Ned Racine, a
small-time lawyer in Miranda Beach, Fla. where most people
have little energy do to anything but sweat and talk about the
heat. But Ned's passion rises with the temperature. Everything
he does is dictated by his libido.
Racine becomes obsessed with Matty Walker, a seductive
married woman. Matty, played by . Kathleen Turner, likes
money, men and revealing clothing. But she does not like her
The two take turns making lewd suggestions to one another.
Sitting in a bar, Matty confesses that her temperature runs higher
than normal. Ned asks, "Do you need a tune up?" She replies,
'Cellar Door9 accepting stories
for mid-November publication
Cellar Door, the student literary maga
zine, is now accepting short stories, poems,
photographs, drawings and other creative
work for publication in its next issue tenta
tively scheduled for mid-November. The fi
nal deadline is Friday. Manuscripts should
be deposited in the drop box in the i
Carolina Union near the Union Informa
Johnson plans to take a train from
Chicago to New York with his fiancee
and his future mother-in-law. He's head
ing to New York to make a fast buck in
Johnson, played by Ivar Brogger, seems
a cut above his. fellow reporters in the
pressroom. They lie on tables, play cards,
even dry their laundry in a roll-top desk
and occasionally wonder about the exe
cution of IJarl Williams, a condemned
man. But their idleness spruces up when
Johnson arrives with his suitcase and
straw hat his energy inspires the rest of.
Playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles
MacArthur, former journalists, took
Johnson's big scoop, an exclusive inter
view with prisoner Williams, as far as it
could go. They even satirize Williams
who keeps crying, "But I'm not a bolshe- .
viir I'm an anarchist "
All manuscripts should be typed on 8 Vi
by 11 inch paper and the author's name
should appear only on the cover sheet. If
the author wants the manuscript returned,
a stamped self-addressed envelope should
The scenes with Williams, played by
Richard Pait, work well even if we and
the newspaper reporters don't really
care about him as a condemned man. He
makes a sensational escape from the cat
walks of the theater, something that's
great for the audience to watch and for
the reporters in The Front Page to write
- Johnson's boss, Walter Burns, the
hard-nosed editor of The Herald Exa
miner, played by Edward Binns, gives
one of the best performances in the play.
Burns does not arrive on stage until late
in the action. At first he barks over the
intercom, bickering over paying for a
bribe and exchanging insults with the de
parting Hildy. But when he comes on
stage, he and Johnson are equals, con
spiring to expose corruption, make the
front page, and run the city together.
"Why, do you have the right tool?" And the affair begins.
Kasdan successfully uses simple images to illustrate the effect
of the heat on Ned. Several short scenes, without dialogue, show
Ned lying nude in his sweaty dripping room while nameless
women are dressing in the background. :
In addition, Kasdan's use of light reinforces the effect of the
heat. The sun's glare reduces people to hazy images.
The heat that arouses Ned's sexual passion drives him to com
mit a crime of passion.
Matty and Ned borrow an idea from Cora and Frank, the
characters in, The Postman Always Rings Twice. They decide to
kill Matty's husband.
Through visual images, Kasdan shows the audience that Ned"
is being deceived. On the day of the crime, a man in a clown suit
drives past him on the street. When Ned commits the murder the
fog is thick. He can barely see what is doing.
But the heat cools down and Ned comes out of the fog both
literally and figuratively. .
. "The purpose of the Voice of America is
to reflect American life, said Watson. "They
don't tell them that it is heaven on earth."
' Being a Russian in America, or a Russian
American is really not much of an issue for
Watson, having grown up in America speak
ing English without an accent.
Having lived through the period of the
Red Scare and in contact with1 prejudiced
American?, however, mere were times when
Public service announcements must be turned inlo the box outside DTH offices in the Carolina Union by
noon if they are to run the next day. Each item will be run at least twice.
The Christian Science Organization will meet at 2 p.m. in
205 Union. AO interested students, faculty and staff are wel
come to attend. '
The Carolina Squash Oub will hold an organizational meet
ing at 7 p.m. in the South Gallery Meeting Room, Union. Be
ginners and experienced players welcome, i
Carolina Gay Association will hold an organizational meet
ing for the Lambda newsletter at 7; 30 p.m. in Suite D of the
Union. .' ;"
Minorities in Mass Media will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. in the
Hinton James Rec. Room.
A CGC meeting of the Student Affairs Committee will be
held at 6:20 p.m. in 206 Union. Try to attend.
BSM Political Committee meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in
the BSM office. Suite A, Carolina. Union. " .r"
The L'NC-CH Ballroom Dance Club will meet at 7 p.m. in
07 Fetzer Gym. Newcomers of all dancing abilities welcomed
and encouraged to attend. Instruction will be provided.
. "Super Christian," a film sponsored by Campos Christian
Fellowship will be shown at 7, p.m. and 8 p.m. in Hamilton
100. Come and bring a friend.
The Pre-career Experience Program has information on
career-related summer jobs and internships. Register at an ori
entation meeting at 4 p.m. in 106 Gardner HalL
John Gnriey, a graduate of Rhenta Bible Training Center in '
Oklahoma, will be speaking at 8 p.m. at the "King's Kids"
meeting. The Word of God will be taught and everyone is wel
come. Come to Cedar Court Condominium 13 or call
967-7219 if you need a ride. "
UNC YD Executive Committee meeting will be held at 6:30
pjn. in the UnioiO . ,
CHEC (Contraceptive Health Education dink), will meet at
7 p.m. in the Health Education Section of the Student Health
Service and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Frank Porter
Graham Lounge of the Carolina Union, is geared to help UNC
students to be responsible partners in matters concerning sex
uality. CHEC provides an informative, informal discussion
and slide presentation of contraception. . -
The second meeting for students interested m applying for
Rhodes Scholarships will be held at 5:15 p.m. in 569 Hamilton
Hall. Prospective candidates should bring with them: Iranscript,
list of activities and personal statements 1 : ; t
New Jewish Agenda, a poSticaBy progressive, greatly diverse, .
alternative Jewish organization, will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Hillel
House. 210 West Cameron Avenue, behind Granville Towers.
The UNC RacquetbaU Club will meet to play at the Woollen
Gym courts. Beginners will play from 6-7 p.m. and Intermediate
players from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. , .
A social for prospective members of PM Ma Alpha Sinfonia
Mask Fraternity will be held at 8 p.m. in 201 Hill Hail. All inter- .
ested persons should contact a brother.
AED wiH meet at 7 p.m. in 103 BerrybJB HaO. The deans of
admission from UNC, ECU and Bowman Gray schools of med
icine will speak. There will be a rush meeting for all interested
pre-meds and pre-dents at 6 p.m. in 107 BerryhiO Hall. The Ex
ecutive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in NCMH cafeteria.
The Association for Women Students PoGtical and Legal Ed
ucation Committee is meeting at 7 p.m. in Suite D of the
Union. All interested persons are welcome! ,."
Alpha Cbj Sigma will hold a CALLED meeting in 222 Vena
bleHall. The UNC Youth Section D.S.O.C will meet at 7:45 p.m. in
the Frank Porter Graham Lounge, Carolina Union. Democratic
City Councilman Joe Herzenberg wiD be the featured speaker. "
Everyone is welcome. For more information call Dave Smith at
962-7618. . ..
' Black Student Movement (BSM) Membership Committee
will meet at 4 p.m. in the BSM office, Suite A, Union. All in
terested persons please attend. -
The Campus Governing Coancsl Badge Iteview Coinmittee
will meet at 7 p.m. in 206 Union.
her family had to explain things to people.
"I'd be talking to my children in Russian
while the plumber was working in my house,
she said. She rnimicked him in a low voice:
"God, I hope she isn't a communist"
"There's no way I could be communist,"
Watson said. "My father's entire family
was killed by the communists. We were vic
tims of communism.' 5 ;' ,7f:t I
"My brewer's name was Nikita," Wat
son said. "When we were in elementary;
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The UNC Water Ski Cub will hold an important meeting at
8 p.m. in 209 Gardner Hall. All members and students wishing
to join are encouraged to attend.
UNC Rugby Club will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. in 224
Union. All members should be there. Newcomers are welcome.
Any conflicts call 942-2075. r
. The Graduate Student Fellowship of the Baptist Student
Union will have a meal and a program at 5:45 p.m. at Battle
House. The program will feature Virginia Wsisz, a Chapel Hill
attorney, who will speak on "Integrating Your Profession And '
Your Faith." . '
The UNC-CH Collegiate 4-H Club will meet at 6 p.m. in 203
Manly Dorm. All members are encouraged to attend. '
"The End of the World" is the topic for the Fantasy and ,
Science Fiction Club meeting to be held at 7 p.m. in 204 Union.
We will also have elections and discuss plans for a mini-con.
Refreshments will be provided.
All sophomores who plan to apply to the Physical Therapy
program for 1982 and have not picked up their applications,
need to meet at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room B-108 Wing B
School of Medicine.
There will be an AngH Flijht Pledge meeting at 4 p.m. Wed
nesday in the Angel Office in Lenoir Hall South. All pledges
and others interested in joining should please attend.
. Campus Advanced Bible Study will meet at 8 p.m. Wednes
day in N-9 Kingswpod Apts. A practical look at a biblical topic
and how it relates to everyday life will be discussed each week.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
Dr. Hubert S. Liang, professor of Journalism at the Univer
sity of Nanking, will give a free public lecture on "U.S. -China
Relations" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in 104 Howell. The pro
gram is being sponsored by the office of International Pro
grams, the North Carolina China Council, and the School of
A reception for students and faculty wiH be held from 3-5
p.m. Wednesday in the Y-Court. The reception is sponsored by
the Academic Procedures Committee of the UNC Student
BSM Social Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in
BSM office, Suite A Union. : - ;
Ov8 Rights Activist and Baptist Preacher W.W. Ftolatorwill
discuss "The Threat to Religious Liberty by the Radical Right"
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in 207-209 Union. The program is
sponsored by Americans for Common Sense and the Baptist
The UNC Coalition for Social Justice will hold a short
- meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in 221 Greenlaw. . ;
Come to a Kaffeeklatsch! Speak German in a relaxed and
friendly atmosphere every Thursday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.
at the Newman Center. All levels of speakers welcome.
The Campus-Y Tutoring Program will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs
day in Old Pea body HalL Assignments will be given out so you
must attend ihis very important meeting. ;.
The UNC Guitar Association will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday
in 202 HiD Hall. AD interested guitarists are welcome.
ABS Orientation Committee meeting is 3:30 p.m. Thursday
in T-5 New Carroll.
There will he a worship service at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the
Baptist Student Union's Battle House.
' There will be a crop lunch of beans and cornbread at I p.m.
Thursday in Berryhill Plaza (103 Berry hill if raining.) Help
support hunger relief and development projects.
HS1CS win meet with the old and new counselors at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday in 226 Union. Dr. Joe Lowman will speak.
- This is a mandatory meeting for everyone. Refreshments win
The Navigators will be sponsoring a film, "The Image of the
Beast," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in 226 Union. The topic will
be end of time Bible prophecy. Admission is $2.
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school he was taunted with people calling
him Nikita Khrushev."
. Sukhanoya named lack of ideology and
faith in the future as the worst problem in
the Soviet Union today. This condition
"brings on apathy, alcholism, absenteeism
and a general lack of motivation," she said.
"I don't believe that Soviets believe in
Majxisni-Lenism today,", said Watson. "I
uuruc iet arc wonong ior a oeiier me.
Delta Sigma Theta will be collecting donations from 10 a.m.
to I p.m. Wednesday in the Union lobby for the United Negro
College Fund. Support them in their endeavor!
UNC Ice Hockey Club will have a short organizational meet
ing at 7 p.m. Wednesday in 222 Greenlaw Hall.
The Alchemist staff meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday
in 206 Union. All persons interested in working or writing Tor
UNCs sciencescience fiction magazine should attend. Call
Danny at 929-3037 if interested but unable to attend.
BSM Ebony ReadersOnyx Theater will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in Craige Rec. Room.
The Baptist Student Union Council will have a meeting at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Battle House.
Dr. Jearl Walker of Cleveland State University, writer of
"The Amateur Scientist" for Scientific American and author
of the book The Hying Circus of Physics with Answers, will
present a demonstration lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday in 21 1
Phillips Hall. This is one of the regular weekly series of Joint
UNCDuke Physics-Astronomy Coiloquiua. s
The UNC Reader's Theater presents "A Story of Love" by
Ray Bradbury at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in 203
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Al those interested in taking a Union special interest course
m f ice basing please sign up at the Union information desk
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday. First come, first served.
Intnununus: Deadline today for registering for lifetime lei
sure program archery clinic to be held 6-9 p.m. Monday in 304
Woollen Gym. Play begins today in team table tennis and
"Wimbledon" volleyball tournament. IM archer list available
Senior Life Saving Course offered if we can get at least seven
people interested. Call 968-0016 and ask for Beat Steiner as
soon as possible.
The Carolina Disc Gub will hold Ultimate Practices on
Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at noon.
All games are on Ehringhaus field. See you there.
Cellar Door graphics submissions can be turned in at the
Cellar Door office in the publications suite of the Union in the
afternoon through Friday. Otherwise call 942-4719 for other
Student Organization Applications for Recognition for the
1981-1982 Academic Year are available in 08 Steele Building.
Official recognition granted to groups for the 1980-1981 year
expired Sept. 15. 1
Join the Black Student Movement and become an active
member Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in
Suite A of the Union.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), Oct. 24,
127, if postmarked by today. Additional late fee $4, if pust-
' marked by Sept. 28. Next test Jan. 23. Applications in 101
Nash HaO. Information about MBA programs in 106 Nash
UNC Dental School application b Oct. 1. AADSAS applica
tion must be received in Iowa Gty, Iowa, on Oct. 1. AADSAS
applications in 312 Steele Building, 101 Nash Hall or 01 Brauer
OptCAT (Optometry College Admission Test), Oct. 24, $25.
Applications should be received in New York City on Sept. 26.
Last chance for admission to optometry colleges in 1982-1983.
Applications are available in 101 Nash Hall and 312 Steele
Optometry recruitment meeting b Oct. 6, 2 p.m.. North
Carolina Central University, Durham. Speakers from the four
contract schools for N.C. residents will talk as well as the N.C.
Optometric Society. Additional information is available in 101
Miss BSM applications are now available in the Black Stu
dent Movement offke. If you are a BSM member with at least
a 2.0 GPA and lots of charm, consider entering this year's excit
ing competition. Pick up an application today. The deadline is
The Alchemist is now accepting articles, science fiction and
poetry, and graphics. Manuscript guidelines are available at
The Alchemist office in Suite 108 Union. Deadline is Oct. 9.
Cellar Door, UNCs student literary magazine, invites all
graduates and undergraduate students to submit their short
stories, poems, photographs and drawings. Get details at the
Union desk. Deadline is Friday.