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Monday, October 12, 1931The Daily Tar Heei5
Books deal well with facets of Soviet Union
By Bil l, PKSCTIEI.
Di ii surr wriu-r
This hadn't been a good semester so far for your .cam
pus book reviewer. There were few new books, and the
dozen left from last semester were as appealing as a stale
It produced in me an aversion to writing book reviews
what Dorothy Parker called "the rams." This is usual
ly caused by eating a bad celery stalk or string bean, but
having had neither for the last few months, I can only
assume that in my case "the rams" is a hereditary
disease. Only recently can I read anything with the inten
tion of writing about it. Staying away from Troll's for
longer than 25 hours may also have helped.
But "rams" or not, it was a cruel task to write any
thing about the collection of books on the shelf near the
arts editor's desk. They consisted of novels by new writers
(whose dust jackets breathlessly told that Sara Glemitz
is the bright new star on the writing scene with the
publication by Random Mouse of her first novel "I'll
Cry Forever"), books on obscure subjects such as bead
making or Tibetian butterfly collecting or novels by the
siblings of wealthy trash writers.
(Sidney Sheldon's daughter just wrote a novel which
"convincingly and sensitively explores the world of teen
age love and obsession ... The lives of Effie and David
Angel touch only fleetingly. But when they do the frus
trated passion which is unleashed destroys them both."
Honest, that's what the press release said.)
It has been a long winter of discontent
But when fortune comes, it comes in spades and
shovels. Two books published this year examined several
aspects of life in the Soviet Union. Andrea Lee's Russian
Journal is a collection of short episodes taken from the
diary she wrote while she spent nearly a year behind the
There are brief portraits of men and women working
with, against or being apathetic to the Communist
system. There is the rigid party member with a repressed
obsession for things Western. There are the small bands
of hippies drawn straight out of Haight-Asbury of the
1960s, some of whom spent time in Soviet insane
asylums for their non-conformity.
"They laughed at me in open disbelief when I said that
(Jerry) Rubin had married a rich woman and was living
with her in a luxurious apartment in New York," Lee
writes . 'What about the revolution?' asked Petya. ... It
was a near-sad feeling, as if 1 were the bearer' of tidings
to an isolated group of believers that their leaders had
lost the faith."
Despite the repressive life of shortages' and ennui,
there are flashes of the human spirit. It appears in the
sexually segragated public baths or while people walk
with a friend on the public streets, away from "them"
onri thir listening devices.
Lee paints a portrait of the Russian state, dull and
lifeless, but also stimulating, like when she walks
.through Moscow, a city without "the constant sensory
distractions I was accustomed to in American. ... It's a
remarkable feeling to have my mind clearing up week by
week, like a lens that was filmed and dim, until, just as
the year goes dark with winter, I've started to see the
subtle points of light in this grey city." Lee's Russian
Journal is a collection of these points of light, and is
The Soviet space program is clouded in as much secrecy
as a UNC football practice. Red Star in Orbit sum
marizes the past, present and future of the program.
James E. Oberg, like Lee, speaks Russian and had access
to unofficial sources of information.
Like the Americans, the Russians used their space pro
gram primarily for propaganda and military purposes.
They drove themselves literally to death to make the next
first, whether it be first man or woman in space or first
spacewalk. After the goal was reached, they moved on to
the next first, disregarding any benefits future flights
would have achieved.
Oberg goes into significant but little-know incidents
such as the 1960 accident at Tyuratam, where a rocket
exploded, killing 40 rocket engineers.
It is a thin book for such a topic; Oberg is limited by
the thin trickle of information that comes out of that
country. But it is a book packed with information and
Ferguson to play
Maynard Ferguson, the jazz trumpeter
who won fame as part of Stan Kenton's
band in the early 1950s, will appear in con
cert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel Hill
High School cultural arts building.
Ferguson, known for his high range,
will also conduct a music clinic with junior
and senior high bands and UNC jazz
players. Ferguson, like his mentor Kenton,
devotes much of his time to conducting
music clinics 'of the sort scheduled for
Chapel Hill High.
The trumpeter organized his first big
band in the late 1950' s and before he dis
banded the group in the 1960s it featured
such players as Bill Chase, Joe Zawinul,
Chick Corea, Bill Holman and Chuck
Mangione. Ferguson traveled with a sextet
for a while, then in 1966 traveled to India
to study Indian religion and music theory.
In the early 1970s, Ferguson started
another big band in England, which he
soon brought to the United States and
reorganized. In the last decade, he has
released several acclaimed albums
M.F. Hom,Maynard Ferguson and Live At
Jimmy's among the best and he has
some crossover success with his versions of
"MacArthur Park" and "Gonna Fly
Now" (the theme from Rocky).
Tickets for the concert are $7 and are
available at the Shrunken Head Boutique,
B&B Music and Chapel Hill High School.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
CarrboFo begins cleanup week
Carrboro residents may dispose of
trash, including items like large appliances,
when the town sponsors a special clean-up
week through Friday.
All items the town's maintenance crews
can handle and load will be picked up free,
if residents call in a request to the town's
public works department by Wednesday.
Calls at 942-8541, extension 245, will be
taken from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All trash must be placed on the curb for
Public service announcements must be turned into 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 SCA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapd of the Cross.
This week's topic is "Jewelry in the Middle Ages." All are
The UNC Circle K Club will have a pot-luck Dinner. Meet
at 6:13 p.m. in the Union lobby or Morrison lobby. For more
information call Sam at 933-4650.
The Campos Governing Council will meet at 7 p.m. in T-F
Carroll. Newly elected council members will be sworn in, and
the Chapel Thrill budget will be considered. The meeting is
open to the public.
The Society of Professional Journalism, Sigma Drita CM.
will hold a resume workshop at 3:30 p.m. in 203 Howell Hall.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
The UNC-CH Dungeons and Dragons Chib invites all stu
dents and faculty who are interested in D&D and have never
played before to the first D&D "Dungeon for Beginners." The
Dungeon will be run at 7 p.m. in 205 Union.
The UNC Ski Club will meet at 9 p.m. in 217 Union. Plans
for the Christmas-break trip to Vermont will be discussed.
Everyone is invited.
The Women's Rugby Club practices from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays at Ehringhaus Field. New members
are welcome, and no experience is necessary. For more infor- -maiion
Modeb) needed: Applications are due today in the BSM of
fice for male and female models for the BSM Fashion Show to
be held Oct. 30. Previous experience not necessary. ' i
UNC Outing Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Student Union.
Members participating in the Cape Fear canoe camp .will have a
mandatory meeting afterward.
Interested in helping with the Oxfam Fast? Come to the
Hunger Actio Committee meeting at 4 p.m. in 204 Campus
Y. Everyone is welcome.
Tennis Chib meeting at 3:30 p.m. at Cobb courts. Come
ready to play. Bring S5 semester dues. Postponed until 3:30
p.m. Tuesday if rain.
There will be an organizational meeting for all students,,
faculty or staff interested in forming a New Women's Club soc-
cer team at 7:30 p.m. in Suite A of the Union. All ability levels
are welcome to participate in intercollegiate program.
The Media Board will meet at 5 p.m. in 400 New East. The
meeting is open to the public.
The Union Social Committee meets at 6 p.m. in 206 Union.
Bring your favorite poems and original work to an open
poetry reading sponsored by Di and Phi at 8 p.m. Tuesday in
400 New East.
AXE will hold a called meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in 222
The North Carolina Student lgislalure will have an impor
tant meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in 226 Union. Final plans for
the legislative reception will be made. Anyone interested in
politics. is invited. Members, be there.
The Academic Procedures Committee of Student Govern
ment will conduct a brief staff meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the Frank Porter Graham Lounge of the Union. Please be
The, Christian Science Organization at UNC will hold its
weekly meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in 205 Union. All are
What do Dr. Martha Ned Hardy and the Orange County
Women's Association have in common? They will both speak
to the Association for Women Students at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
in 207 Union. Everyone is invited.
The executive committee of A ED will meet at 5:30 Tuesday
at the NCMH cafeteria.
The Association or Business Students will present NCNB
Corp. for a seminar, "Careers in Banking," at 7:30 p.m. Tues
day in G-9 New Carroll. Refreshments will be served.
. The Anglican Student Fellowship's Holy Communion is at
10 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Cross. Participants in
the New York Pilgrimage will tell their tales, and fellowship
time will continue afterward. All are welcome.
The Undergraduate History Association will meet at 8 p.m.
Wednesday in 569 Hamilton Hall. Professor William S. Powell
will give a slide presentation on the history of The University of
North Carolina. Everyone is welcome.
HSICS will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in 202 Union. We will
discuss STDs and organizational information. Mandatory meet
ing for all new trainees!
Isabella W. Cannon, former mayor of Raleigh, will speak to
the UNC Young Democrats at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Union.
She will speak on: "Can the Democratic Party Survive the
'80s: A Challenge to the YDs."
Hear arms control and foreign policy experts discuss "Weigh
ing the AWACS: A Diplomatic Dilemma," at 4 p.m. Wednesday
in Hamilton Hall. Question and answer period to follow. Mod
erator: Professor James Leutze, chairman. Peace. War and '
Defense. Program sponsored by Peace, War and Defense, Stu
dent Government and Americans for Common Sense.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Intramurak: First volleyball officials clinic is 7-9 p.m. today
in 304 Woollen Gym. Play begins in tag football playoffs and
UNC students wul walk 20 miles to raise money lo fight
multiple sclerosis at 9 a.m. Oct.' 25 from Olde Campus.
Students from Olde Campus housing area and elsewhere will
be seeking pledges for miles walked. Please help us Tight MS.
Dr. Jan Tauc of Brown University will speak on "Picose
cond Electronic Relaxations -in Amorphous Semiconductors"
at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 in 265 Phillips Hall. Coffee and tea will 6e
served at 3:30 p.m. in 277 Phillips Hall. .
Offender Aid and Restoration, a non-profit organization
serving inmates in the Durham County Jail, will conduct a vol
unteer training session at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 28, at the
First Presbyterian Church in Durham. For more information
call 933-3526. .
Inlramurats: The 1M secretary has several officials' payroll
checks that have not been picked up. Come by the office
anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and see the I M secretary.
PACK (Professional and Adinmislratrve Career Kxanvnaliun),
the examination for many federal jobs, will be given between
Oct. 28 and Dec. 12 in many N.C. cities. Applications must be
turned in before Tuesday to the University Placement Service,
21 1 Hanes Hall. If more than 25 people turn in applications to
the Placement Service, the examination will be given on the
UNC-CH campus. Otherwise it will be scheduled for selected
cities in N.C. Applications in 21 1 Hanes Hall or 101 Nash Hall.
The Carolina Union (ia fiery Committee is sponsoring
"Ashes and Diamonds," an exhibition of Polish tilm placards.
The exhibit will run until Oct. 22 in the Union Gallery.
Student Health Service is offering a four-week "For Men
Only: Holistic Weight Management" workshop emphasizing
positive lifestyle behavior in a supportive group setting. Enroll
ment is limited to UNC male students less than 25 pounds
overweight. This group will meet from. 10:30 a.m. to noon to
day through Nov. 2 in the Student .Health Service, Health
Education Suite. To pre-register call 966-2281 (Ext. 275) lo ar
range for a pre-screening interview.
Snow Skiing Course (PHYA 10) Learn lo downhill ski
and earn physical education credit at the same time. Course
taught in Boone over Christmas break. For more information,
contact Marybell Avery in 1 10 Woollen Gym or call 962-2124.
The Order of the Bed Tower, UNC's student alumni service
and honorary organization, invites all freshmen to apply for
membership at the Union desk or the Alumni House through
today. Applications may be picked up at the Carolina Union.
Journalism majors Looking for experience? Staff posi-"
lions lor the Southern Pan of Heaven? are available. Come by
the SCAU office in Suite B or call 962-8313.
Need enthusiastic, creative RTVMP or journalism majors to
compile, direct and edit programs for cable TV. Come by SCAU
office in Suite B or call 962-83 13.
GOT A GRIPE?
CALL CHUCK JAMES
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The Marines Are Coming!
THE PLATOON LEADERS CLASS PROGRAM (PLC) OFFERS A COMMISSION AS A 2ND LIEU
TENANT IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS AFTER GRADUATION PROM COLLEGE FRESHMAN
THROUGH GRADUATES, INCLUDING LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE FEATURES OF THE PLC PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO THOSE
WHO CAN QUALIFY:
1. No on campus commitments (Drills, Classes or Meetings)
2. Aviation, Ground and Law options available
3. $100.00 a month, during school months after completion of your first session of training
4. Salary that is competitive with civilian occupations
5. NO commitment incurred until you accept your commission
YOUR MARINE OFFICER SELECTION TEAM IS CAPTAIN JACK MOORE AND SERGEANT
LEN SMITH. WE WILL BE ON YOUR CAMPUS ON 13, 14 & 15 OCT. AT 9:00 am TO 4:00 pm IN
THE STUDENT CENTER.
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