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Plantation Day' Again '
Don'I Mind the Cold
Letters to the Editor
Clearing and colder, possible early
CHAPEL HILL, N. C; FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950
PHONE F-3361, F-3371
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BETTY MACCALLUM AND ANNA GRAHAM. , scenV. shop
crtw. members for "Angels Full Front' build two paper mache
models out of glue, water and papr. towels. The tiny angel figures
were painted and used in constructing a tombstone that will be
used in the Playmaker production opening next week.
'Angel Front' News
Unknown PI ay makers
Have Big Part In Work
By Mark Summer
Audiences arc courteous about
giving applause to the actors
and actresses in a successful
Sometimes the backstage tech
nicians arc allowed to take a
bow, but the group who start to
work earliest on a production
rarry. get any credit. They are
tne members of 'the shop crew.
In the Carolina Playmaker
production of Francis M. Casey's
"Angels Full Front," which opens
Tuesday evening" for 'a six-day
run, the cast and backstage crew
are the same people, but behind
their efforts lie a month and a
half of carpentry : and painting
by the "unknowns" in the scene
shop. ' ' . i
Staff designer Lynn Gault
started to work on the scenery
plans for the play before "Tread
the Green Grass," their last
production, had even opened.
and as soon as the scenery, from
that play was out of the 1 way,
Gault and his student assistants
started to build a two ! story
house with a front porch. and to
make the multitude of property
pieces called for by Casey's
Only the front and one side of
tlu house have to show, but the
trick is to build it so that, the
setting will fit the small Play
maker stage and each different
sized stage the group will en
counter on the tour.
.The show, crew solved the
problem by' building the house
in expandable "units. Three units
will be enough' for small stages
and four or five will expand tho
set to fit larger playing areas.
. Another early technical pro
ject was th tombstone with two
stone angels on top; The tomb
stone figures prominently in the
comedy, and Casey calls for the
stone to be set on rollers and
moved across the stage.
Gault turned sculptor and
modeled an angel out of clayc
, Condition Same
Dr. R. D. W. Connor. 71. emeri
tus Craig Chair professor of his
tory and jurisprudence, was still
in "poor" condition at Walt
Hospital last' night.
Dr. Connor, noted historian and
former U. S. Archivist, suffered. ,
a cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday.
He assigned Betty MacCallum
and Anna Graham to make
plaster cast "of the clay model
Technical assistant Hal Shadwel
built a wooden frame for . the
tombstone and covered it . with
To Pay $100
More In Fees
Tuition Is Up $75,
Room Rent, $25; Aid
To Students Hiked
DAVIDSON, Feb- David
son College, students will pay
$100 more a year in. fees under
provisions of a tuition hike an
nounced by the administration
The new rates, which go into
effect, in .September, also include
adding $15,000 to the college's
scholarship 'fund for needy stu
dents. v .
The increase includes $75 a
year more in tuition anu
more in dormitory room rent.
The new figure will include
$375 a year in tuition and $125
in room rents.
The trustees who authorized
the hikes put in the provision
for the $15,000 increase in stu
dent aid funds. The figure is ap
proximately 20 percent of the
The college spent approxi
mately $43,000 for student aid
last year, besides $11,000 for
The room rent increase is the
first at Davidson in 15 years.
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After the "angel" cast was
dry, the two girls used, paper
towels, diluted glue, and -. some
patience to build a paper mache
angel,, gradually fitting the sec
tions together until the figure
was completed. Now they , have
two , of the models ready to
placb on the base of the tomb
stone. With the aid of a little
paint and wood, cloth, paper and
glue "stone" , will look like a
heavy piece of granite.
Lead In Race
For Collier's I
A TRIO of the 20 coeds competing in the penny-voting contest
for a Collier's cover picture are shown above. They are. in usual
order. Louise Robbins. Carol Cubine and Carolyn Bishop. Carolyn
is presently running third in the race. The contest is being spon
sored by Alpha Phi Omega, Boy Scout service fraternity. Pictures
of the girls are on display in the Y lobby, along with voting
The Pine Room of Lenoir Hall
will open its doors at 3:30 to
night for the Second in a series
of informal dances sponsored by
the Carolina Independent Coed
The dances, which ar open to
all students, are being given to
give the students an opportunity
to become better acquainted,
Peggy Talent, Co-social Chair
man, said. She urged both men
and women to come without
dates to further this mixing. -
James Says '50 Grand'
Using Dazzling Talent
... "Enough talent in ;FLfty
Grand' to dazzle a 'South Paci-1
fie' audience," Ben James of!
Sound and Fury said . at re
hearsals of the winter show yes
terday. The curtain goes up in
Memorial Hall this Sunday night.
Jim Mills and Jane Milligan,
the "abnormal sidekicks," arc
at the top of the comedy bill
board, while Wilma Jones and
Bill Tiogcrs take care of the
major singing roles.
To add ' even more color to
Mark Barker's, "Y" Court set is
a line of. lovely ladies who-do
everything from the "tan-can"
to- a . Brooklyn samba.
On" tap for some clever tap
routines is- attractive Mary Jo
McLean, ' whose ' dancing talent
is familiar to Rcndzvous Room
visitors each weekend.
Other dancing specialties in
elude several" ballroom numbers
by, the Jim Barker and Bob
Vinson team remembered for
their appearance in "Merrily We
Love" last season.
"Fifty Grand" is based on the
past half-century at Carolina, the
same cast following the'shw
through each decade. Of course,
this calls for numerous costume
phanges, a department' being
capably .handled by Mrs. t Mark
filty uranci win be pre
sented in Memorial Hall three
nights starting this Sunday.
Tickets arc now available' for
50 cents, and proceeds from
the first night will go to the
Old East Entry
Grabs Top Spot
From Ellyn Pell
Nancy Frazer, Old East Dorm
itory entry, pulled to the fore in
the Collier's Cover Girl contest
drive yesterday, replacing Ellyn
Pell, who had been on top for
the first two days.
The nev leader in the 20
coed race for the national maga
zine frontispiece was second
yesterday and seventh the first
Ellyn, backed by Kappa Alpha
fraternity, dropped to second in
the Alpha Phi Omega-sponsored
Two other campus, beauties
climbed back into the top 10
list. Jackie Merritt, Town Girl
Association white hope, pulled
up eighth, Sue Black, Town
Mens Association entry, reached
Frazer, Pell, Carolyn Bishop,
Lillian Lawing, Dolores Boyer,
Louise Robbins, Betty Ann
Yowell, Jackie Merritt, Glenn
Hardin and Sue Black.
Town Girls will , vote this
morning in the Town Girls'
Room in the Y for May Day
Queen, Janet Ellington said yes
terday. ' Women living in dormitories
and sororities voted last night
in house meetings to elect the
Queen of the annual May Day
The women will choose their
10 top choices for the position,
from a roster of the women in
the senior elass, according to
the election procedure announc
ed by the May Day Committee.
Making Way For New Dorm
Nostalgia, Silent Curses
Mark Quonsets Passing
By Rolfe Neill
Perhaps it is with some bit
of nostalgia, yet possibly with
a silent bon voyage curse, that
male students see the Quonset
Huts torn down.
After serving for some three
years as temporary housing,
the "tin cans" are being taken
down to make way for, a new
dormitory. . .
The new dorm, for which
$1,000,000 has been appropriat
ed by the State Legislature,
' will have 230 rooms including
social rooms. The. appropriated
sum is for furnishings as well
as construction costs.
J. S. Bennett, Director of
Operations, yesterday said
plans are almost complete and
bids would be called for
"within the next two weeks."
The huts were erected at
the end of 1946 with students
moving in during December.
The 36 buildings, of which 30
were living quarters, accomo-'
dated 20 men each. Three of
the huts were used as shower
toilet facilities and three oth
ers as study huts. Heat was
provided by oil heaters.
Located behind the Mono
gram Club and toward the
Raleigh Road, the huts took
over space used for tennis
courts. Almost one-third of
the 44 courts were occupied.
Three of the huts are still
standing on the uper. level and
Lporic . have been: removed - yet
from the ' lower group. All
must be razed before dorm
James" E. Wads worth, Di
rector of the Housing Office,
said the removal of the huts
would create a serious short
age of housing spaces until
the new dorm is built.
inrougn dormitory space
we can .house 3,060," said
Wadsworth, "but the taking
over of Miller Hall next fall
by the Dentistry School,- will
leave us with still fewer
The housing head pointed
out that Nash Hall will con
tinue to be used until enough
dormitory space is available.
Within 2 Weeks;
Most In Favor
By Roy Parker, Jr.
A compromise block fee
raise measure emDodying
uotn tne raise and the propos
ed student referendum on the
question passed the Student
legislature 38-2 last night.
'i ne measure raises undergrad
uate fees from $5 to $5.50 a quar
ter, and graduate fees from $3.85
Dick Gordon, veteran finan
cial omce-holaer, takes over as
Secretary-Treasurer of the stu
dent body today.
Gordons appointment, approv
ed by the Legislature last night
was made necessary by the
resignation of Andy Cornish be
cause of "health" reasons. The
acting Treasurer serves until
the spring elections. Cornish
has been doubly endorsed for
the post in the spring election.
and no candidate has yet been
mentioned as a possible replace
Other appointments included
Mina Lamar and 'Bill Craft to
the Elections Board and Buddy
Vaden and Howard ' Stacy to
the Men's Honor Council. Arme-
cia Eure "and Bill Skinner were
sworn in as new legislators.
Di Tops Phi In Debate
On Legal Mercy Death
FARMV1LLE, Feb. 23 (Pj
Roland B. (Pete) Parker, 49, form
er Dean of Men at the University
of North Carolina, died of a heart
attack in his sleep in an El Paso,
Tex., hotel yesterday, his family
here learned today.
Parker, a native of Farmville,
was connected with the Educa
tional Division of the War De
partment, working out of Fort.
The body will be sent here
where funeral services will be
held.v Arrangements were incom
Parker, son of the fate R. A.
and Lola Bryan Parker of Farm
ville, was educated in the schools
here. He graduated from David-
to $5 a Quarter, unless reversed bvlson College in 1926, and later did
a majority vote of at least half the! graduate work at the University
student body in a referendum f Wisconsin and oa university
called, for within the next two of North Carolina.
weeks. I For a number of years, he
The bill is a compromise work- taught and was deaa of men at
cd out by Graham Jones, lead- uanington preparatory ocnoo4 m
ing proponent of the referendum Rome, ua. Alter leaving mere,
and onnonent of the fee raise, he became instructor in social
Chuck Hauser, Chairman of the sciences at the University of North
Publications Board, who has fav- Carolina in iu. iwo years laier
ored the raise; and Finance Com- he became Dean of Men. He held
mittee chairman Ben James. this Position until joining the
. . . American Red Cross during me
The measure was voted out of . . , . .
the Finance Committee by a unan- " Y '
imous 9-0 vote. It welds the pro- luc raL , iU
visions of the Leonard-Cornish- Surviving are: seven brothers,
James bill,, which asked for the Lerov of Rcfky ?"nt' W; D;
fee raise embodied in the passed (Billy of Richmond, Va Richard
law, and a bill asking for a refer- A- oi mgn roini, donn v..
endum on whether the fees should llv,uc- "ails "4
be raised, introduced by Jones. Carles of ureensooro ana Mar-
A'n amendment that would tin earner oi censon ana iWr
t ;K";-je;rte w sisters. Mrs. E. P. Rothrock and
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the referendum was defeated by
Mrs. Robert Wall, both of Leaks-
Thc Dialectic Senate won a
unanimous decision for legalized
mercy killing Wednesday night
in its annual debate with the
Philanthropic Assembly in Ger
All three of the judges of the
traditional Di-Phi Debate
agreed that the Di presented a
superior case for the affirmative
ide of the euthanasia question
and the audience voiced its ap'
proval of legalized mercy kill
ing by a vote of 25 to 7.
ivauonai attention nas re-
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ccntly been focused upon the wmcn must-Dc puousnra m uic
mercy killing question by, the UaUy lar "eel -along witn tne
trial of Carol Ann Paight, Con-
'14 Miles Awoy!'
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Story Of Shermans Raleigh March
To Be Broadcast Sunday Afternoon
By Waller Whitaker
The words were whispered
throughout the city. "Sherman's
Army 14 miles away!" And the
people asked themselves an omi-;
nous question: "Will they burn
Raleigh as they burned Atlanta?"
During the long, dark night of
April 11, 1868, Governor Vance
sat at his desk in the executive
mansion, composing hasty mes
sages by flickering candlelight.
In their homes the citizens wait
ed silently for the fall of their
At 10 o'clock the following
morning, five grim-faced men
boarded a special train at. the
Raleigh depot. Ahead of them!
lay a dramatic and dangerous
mission to prevent Sherman
from destroying the State Capitol.
This Sunday, a 30-minute
dramatization of this exciting
chapter of Tar Heel history will
be presented over 'many North
Carolina radio stations on the
"University Hour" radio pro
The "University Hour" is pro
duced by the Communication
Center of the University of
North Carolina, and is broadcast
each Sunday at 2 p. m. over the
Dixie' FM network. This week's
play is called "Double Victory
This story of the last days of
the war in North Carolina,
which listeners will hear Sunday
on the University Hour, is
another of the weekly dramati
zations based on lives of famous
North Carolinians who played
a role in the history of their
state and their university.
John Ehle of Asheville . wil
portray David Swain. Hurley
Parrish of Durham will be
heard as Graham; Earl Wynn of
Chapel Hill plays General Sher
man, and Walter Whitaker of
Graham, the role of Governor
vnu-v vnto Tt was introduced bv vlllc. XVirs. w. u. iuwu ui
Sheldon Plager; whtjsaidthe Leg- ford' and Faye Parkcr of Benson'
islature would 'bc"a ''bunch of
silly fools" if it shirked its Con
stitutional power to raise fees.
A report explaining the bill,
measure by tomorrow, was pre-
Isented by Finance Committee
S chairman Ben James along with
the bill. -
The report stressed that in
necticut college senior, for the
shooting of her cancer-ridden
father and the trial of Dr. Her
mann N. Sander, New Hampshire
physician, for the mercy killing order to maintain student govern-
of a hopeless cancer patient. ment activities at their present
Miss Paight , was recently levels," .with a budget based on
acquitted of a second -degree a student enrollment of 6,500.
murder charge by reason of fee raise was imperative. It also
temporary insanity but the trial
of Dr. Sander for first-degree
murder has not been completed.
Judging the Di-Phi debate
last night were Dean Henry
Brandis of the University law
school, French Processor R. W.
Linker, and William M. Greer,
research associate in the Insti
tute for Research in Social
Science and biographer of the
late ' O. Max Gardner, Sr.
Speaking for the affirmative
side of the resolution advocating
legalized mercy killing in North
Carolina were Charles B. Mac-
Rae, Jr., Toby Selby, Bob Clam
pitt, John Schnorrenberg, A. W.
Sapp and Charles O. Long.
The negative speakers were
Phi members Herman Seiber,
George Rodman, Frank SchelL
Hal Conozy and Graham Jones.
asserted that a careful study of
the budget showed "the primary
need for a fee increase lies in
supporting student government
agencies at present levels, some
thing that can not be done when
an organization must operate out
(See LEGISLATURE page 4)
YDC Has Troubles;
Square Dance Off
The Young Democratic Club
is having trouble trying to
For the second straight week,
the group is calling off a schedul
ed square dance. It was to be
tonight in the Tin Can, but be
cause of the Indoor Games, itll
wait another week.
LONDON, Feb. 23 (P)
Prime Minister Attlee's Labor
Party won the first three districts
to report tonight in industrial
Manchester, a crucial battle
ground of Britain's fateful Par
The Laborites went in with
substantially the same majorities
as 1945. In the last election Man
chester elected nine Laborites and
A group of educational digni
taries from Japan, under the
auspices of the Army Exchange
Program are expected to arrive
on campus Monday.
The educators are studying
educational situations in tkis
country, by visiting a number
of universities and colleges.
They will be here- under the
guidance of Mark Orr, formerly
Educational Advisor under Gen
eral MacArthur in Japan, and
now a graduate student in po
litical science here.
The group will contain both
men and women.