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Principals Confab t
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Chapel Hill, N. C. Thursday, July 13, 1950
Watermelon Festival Here Tomorrow
Large Crowd Will Gather
For Feast, Entertainment
By Walt M. Dear II .
- Thp hpiyht of the first summer session's social activities
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THE WATERMELON FESTIVAL, which was held on campus for the first time last year, is
shown above in. full swing. Students sitting are getting ready for a little entertainment in the
way of a harmonica concert by Chancellor Bob House. The festival was a big success last year,
attracting well over 1.000 students and townspeople who consumed some 400 of the juicy red melons.
This year's festival is scheduled for tomorow night at 7 o'clock under the Davie Poplar. All are in
vited for the free feast and there'll be plenty of entertainment, including a square dance in the Y
Court. In the background can be seen the watermelon-laden table and a number of folks who
haven't had their fill. But from the look on her face we'd say the young lass sitting in the first row
was the victim of just a wee bit too much melon.
"Born Yesterday" To Open
In Local Theatre Tonight
"Born Yesterday," the annual
Carolina Playmaker summer pro
duction, opens a four-day stand
in the Playmaker Theatre here
tonight at 8:30-. The play will
also , be given at the same time
tomorrow night, Saturday and
' The two lead characters are
portrayed by Ed Grady and Robin
Stockdale. Grady, who played
Father Rafferty in "Angels Full
Front" last season," takes the part
of a jujrjk dealer, Harry Brock,
who comes to Washington to do
business in the black market. -'"
Miss Stockdale plays the part
of Billie Dawn, Brock's gum
chewing New Jersey girl friend
who manages to upset all his
plans despite his efforts to edu
cate her. ; ,
The play is described as slight
ly risque and well worth seeing.
Tickets went on sale last week
but there are still plenty on hand
and may be obtained at the ticket
office in the theatre.
The play was written by Gar-
All students who have not pre
registered and who wish to at
tend, the second session of sum
mer school may do so by seeing
their deans on Friday. July 21.
All pre-registered students may
pick up their class tickets on
'the same day in the lobby of
Memorial Hall between 9
o'clock in the morning and 9 at
night, or on Saturday morning.
July 22. between 6:30 and 8:30.
There will be a five dollar fine
for picking up tickets after that
The last day of classes is next
Tuesday, July 18 and the first
day of second session classes 4s
Saturday, July 22. .
son Kanin and is directed by Wil
Ed Fitzpatrick, on the Play
maker staff for the summer, is
directing the staging of the pro
duction He teaches at the Wo
men's College in Greensboro dur
ing the school year.
The play was produced in New
York by Max Gordon in 1946 and
became an immediate hit, run
ning for more than three years
on Broadway. In the two lead
roles, now famous Paul Douglas
and Judy Holliday first became
well known in the show world.
Columbia Studios in Hollywood
is now making a film version of
the play which is scheduled to
open sometime this fall.
The third annual summer Con
ference of North Carolina school
principals in elementary and se
condary schools will be held at
the University-Augustr 3-5, it was
announced by Dean Guy B. Phil
lips of the School of "Education,
Director of the Summer Session.
The Conference begins Thurs
day night, August 3,, with a din
ner meeting. Dr. B. G. Childs Of
Duke University will be the prin
cipal speaker. v " . . ' . '
Orville W. Wake, President of
Lynchburg "College, ' Lynchburg,
Va.i has accepted Pean Phillips'
invitation to deliver the keynote
address Friday morning, August
4, at 10 o'clock. D?. Wake has
taught at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute ' in the Department of
Education and later assumed the
same position as teacher and dean
at Lynchburg College.
The Summer Social Committee
will continue offering summer
session students the fullest pos
sible program of entertainment
and pleasure during the second
For the remainder of this quar
ter, the Rendezvous Room will be
open for all students who wish
to enjoy a break from exams and
According to Jim Rathburn,
Student Union head, the Graham
Memorial i weekly program will
continue with square - dancing,
concerts, Canasta and Bridge
tournaments, tea dances, "Our
Best To You" and all the other
In addition to these . activities
there will be floor shows in the
Rendezvous Room next session
with outstanding campus enter
tainers being starred.
Students who have suggestions
for recreation or activities that
would be enjoyed by summer
school Tar Heels should see Rath
burn, Dan Bell, Tommie Olive,
or Rosalie Brown, members of
the summer school social com
mittee' and , Graham Memorial
entertainment committee. .
Plans for outdoor hikes or pic
nics were in progress, but due
to a lack of . interest, the plans
were dropped. However, if in
terest is shown in the next ses
sion, there will be some outdoor
, One of the most popular events
on the Graham Memorial pro
gram so far has been the Sunday
afternoon concerts. Last week
Bobby Morris, freshman student
here, played requests for two
will Pet underwav tomorrow
summer Carolinians gather for the second annual Water
melon Festival held, under Davie Poplar.
To 4 Here
Two University instructors and
one graduate student have just
been notified of their appoint
ments to Fulbnght scholarships
for the coming year, it was an
nounced here last week.
Several weeks ago Almonte C.
Howell, Jr., an assistant in the
Music Department, also received
a Fulbright scholarship td study
music at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Those announced today were
Dr. Nathaniel Macon, instructor
in the Mathematics Department,
who will study at. the University
of Amsterdam; John Leroy
Young, instructor of French, who
will go to the University of Lille,
France; and Francis Michael
Casey, graduate student in dra
matic art, who will study at the
Old Vic Theatre School in.Lon
don. Six hundred of these scholar
ships have been awarded to
teachers and students for 1950-51
under the terms of the Fulbright
Act, according1 to the State De
partment. Opportunities will be
available for a comparable num
ber of foreign nationals to come
to this country.
United States scholarship hold
ers will study in Belgium, Lux
embourg, Burma, France, Greece,
Itlay, The Netherlands, New Zea
land, Norway, The Phillippines,
United Kingdom and Colonies,
Australia, Egypt, India, Iran and
Turkey. , ... ,
The Fulbright Act authorized
the" State Department to use cer
tain foreign currencies and credits
acquired through the sale of sur
plus property abroad for pro
grams of educational exchange
with other nations.' t
Grants to Americans usually
include transportation, tuition,
living allowance, and '; small
amount for necessary books and
equipment. Grants to foreign
nationals include round trip
Meet 2nd Session
: Dancing classes in social and
ball room dancing will be held
for men and women students dur
ing the second -session of summer
school, it was. announced this
week by the Women's Physical
Education Department. '
Square'dancing classes will also
be held. Miss Ruth Price of the
department will teach both of
the informal courses.
All students interested in social
dancing are asked to meet in the
women's gym at 4 o'clock on the
first Monday afternoon of the
second session. Square dance
enthusiasts will gather at ' the
same time on Tuesday.
night, Friday, at 7 o'clock, as
" Watermelons and more water
melons will be on the menu for
hungry students and faculty,
members. Last year more than
400 watermelons were consumed
by- over 1200 watermelon fans.
This year, according to Tommie
Olive, chairman of the festival,
even a larger crowd is expected.'
Dean of Admissions Roy Arm-
strong will be master of cere
monies for the entertainment
program which will include some
of Dean Armstrong's musical in-
novations. The entertainment
will follow .an hour of water- -melon
eating, participated in by)
everyone, and a watermelon-eat-
ing contest will highlight the fes
A student team led by Andy,
Cornish and a faculty team,
whose captain has not beeo
picked yet, will clash for the title
of best watermelon eaters on
campus. The contest is similar tqi
a relay race and each team has
6 members. In last years festival,
Chancellor R. B. House captained
his team to victory over a student
relay captained by Chuck Hauser.
House will be unable to attetul
the festival this year because of
a previous engagement.
The crowning of Watermelon
King and Queen by Mayor Edwin
S. Lanier will be another feature
of the evening. Voting for tha
queen has been conducted in the.
Y and all polls will close tonight.
Candidates for the King havtt
already been selected from among
A gala square dance will folloWi
the entertainment program and a
faculty-student square dance wilj
start off the promenading.
The purpose of the festival is
to promote and further student
faculty relations. r
Visits University 1
Dr. K. A. Hirsch, mathematics
ian in the University of Durham,
England, who is. in this country;
to attend the International Con
gress of Mathematicians In Bos
ton next month, is visiting the
University this week. - '
Dr. Hirsch addressed members
of the University's' Mathematical
Department on the "Arithemati
cal Relations of the Finite
Groups" in Phillips Hall during
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'- Brad Arrington. Unirersiiy
student from Greenville, S. C it
winner of the fourth Columbia
Broadcasting System award foot
the " best collegiate television
script in a contest recently spon
sored by CBS. it was announced
here this week. '"
Arrington is the second Uni
versity student this-year to win'
one of these awards. Jack Rob
inson, Sayville, N. Y was win
ner this spring. " : '
A full length play. "Tha Lady
Will Jump." ly Arrington. wu
one of two Carolina Plftymalcer
productions presented . on the
Commencement bill of plays last