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CHAPEL HILL, N. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY. 10, 1950
Phone. F3361 F337L,
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Wins Cokcr Honor
For Amidas Vora
Shantilal Amidas Vera, grad
uate student in mathematical sta
tistics from Bombay, India, last
night received the William Cham
hers Cokcr award for 1950, con
sisting of an emblazoned certifi
f.-ito and fcfifl
His contribution to statistical ladcrs' and struggle of .a
Sound & Fury Presentation Will' Run
For Three Showings In Memorial Hall
This evening at 8:15, "Black
jack Davie," the spring produc
tion of the Sound and Fury, opens
for, a three night stand in Mem
orial Hall. Tickets will bn on sale
at the door for 75 cent seach.
Music and script for the two
act play were written by Jim
j Hammerstein and Tread Coving
j ton. It tells the story of a wander
i ing band of North Carolina horse -
theory will enable investigators
to check more precisely observed
counts with theories.
Established two years ago in
honor of Dr. Coker, a university
professor emeritus of botany and
long an active leader of scientific
research in North Carolina, the
award is made annually by the
Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society
to a Ph.D candidate in a scien
tific department of the Univer
sity. It is made on the basis of
the contribution to science em
bodied in his thesis.
Vera will receive His Ph.D. de
gree at graduating ceremonies
The winner gave a short lecture
on the results and methods of
investigation, entitled "Bounds
on the Distribution of Chi-Squarc."
Vera was born in India 28
years ago, holding the degrees
of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Science, and Master of Science
from the University of Bombay.
Dr. J. W. Lasley, professor of
mathematics, was chairman of
the committee to select the winner.
former gypsy girl in deciding
whether to keep her settled farm
life or to join them.
Singing the role of "Black
jack Davie" is Forrest Covington,
well-known Carolinasinger. Th2
gypsy girl, Rachael, is played by I
man plays the part of Jeff Bry-
r.on, a gentlemen farme. Mark
Barker and Nancy Young supply
the ccmdy leads.
The play consists' of two acts
of three scenes each.
Music for thi nrrJuetion will
b? furnished bv phno. There wil"
also be a folk song selection vvih
Other members of the piay wi-h
music arc Brb Vinson, Jim Bark
er, Jerry Claik, C?cile Smith,
Walt Ernst, Louise Walker, Jim
Collins, Fred Scher, Pinkie Fis
chelis, Jack Koslow and Ruth
The new show is directed by
Betty Lokey, and Carl Vipper- Chuck Brombcrg.
Clothing Drive Opens
Today; APO Sponsors
from the American Association
of French Teachers went to two
Chapel Hill High School classes
this week, one n first place for
second year classwork, and ?
third place for first-year work.
Mrs. Elizabeth Maynard Stout is
the teacher of the pupils who
took more prizes than any other
in the state.
for programs to be included in
the spring festival edition of
"This Week in Chapel Hill" is
10 o'clock this morning at the
will he held this evening in the
Arboretum at 6:40. Dr. Claiborne
Jones will be the speaker.
will not meet at its" regular time
tonight. The coeds arc urged
instead to hear the Regen lecture
in the Morehcad Building.
will meet tonight in Roland
Parker lounge 3 of Graham
Memorial at 7:30. Temporary
officers and proposed projects
will be the business of the com
for Orange County voters will
(lose Saturday. Registrars yes
terday urged those who have not
dnc so to register immediately.
Only registered voters will be al
lowed to cast ballots in the May
Students who have not made
appointments for fall preregis
iralion should sign the bocks in
the lobby of South Building
placed Ihere for that purpose.
The books will remain out
until noxf Wednesday.
Advisers requested students al
ready having appointments to
come on time.
Remember that old pair of shoes you were going to
throw away? Now's your chance to put them to good use.
On the way out of class, drop them in the box at the
bottom of the steps. It was put there by Alpha Phi Omega
for donations in the annual campus-wide spring clothing
drive that is being held today and tomorrow.
Old garments of all kinds
clothes, shoes, hats, towels, bed
linen and blankets all are vit
ally needed for overseas relief.
And Alpha Phi Omega is out to
get all that Uniyersity students
can spare, according to Bob
Lingcrfeldt and Joe Arnold, co
chairmen of the urive, ..
They have asked that every
student on the campus contribute
something toward the campaign.
Arepresentative in each dormi
tory, fraternity, and sorority, will
be in charge of the box placed
there for donations.
Lingcrfeldt expressed - a very
definite need for clothes in Eu
rope and .Asia. "At no time has
clothing been needed more," he
said. "The public belief that im
proving conditions abroad have
decreased the necessity for con-j
tributions is entirely wrong. This
belief has led to a critical short
age in available clothing for the
many underprivileged classes
overseas that live under extreme
ly grim conditions."
The clothing will go to the
American Friends Service Com
mittee, a Quaker organization
that will distribute it among the
needy in Finland, Germany,
Italy, Israel, India, Japan, and
other distressed nations.
Working closely with the Unit
ed Nations, the AFSC has ar
ranged for over a million dollars
to be used in overseas relief
The first in a series of coed
student advisor programs will
be held this afternoon at 5
o'clock in Graham Memorial.
The meeting will feature
talks by Kash Davis, speaker
of the Coed Senate, Peggy
Wood, chairman of the Coed
Affairs Committee of the Stu
dent Legislature, and Student
Body President John Sanders.
The scries is part of the
Orientation Committee's pro
gram to train advisors and
counselors who will be in
charge of orientation for the
coming year. '
Coed advisors for next year
have been selected by the
Selection Committee and
dormitory advisor bosses have
been appointed by the Com
mittee. J. K. "Richardson
heads the advisor program.
Davis will speak today on
the Coed Senate. Wood wttl
talk on Coed Affairs and San-,
ders will talk on the coed role
in student government.
Low Dorm Bid
Are Low Bidders
I Low bids on a new men s dorm
I itory to be constructed in the
area east of the Monogram Club
were reecived yesterday, Collier
Cobb, Jr., chairman of the Trus
tees' Building Committee, an
T. W. Poe and Sons of Durham
submitted the low bid of $75Q,750
on the general contract.
The Durham Plumbing and
Heating. Comyany turned in the
lowest bids on the plumbing and
drainage and on the heating and
ventilation at $55,650 and $52,313,
The electrical contract low bid
was. $24,348, submitted by the
Thomerson Electrical Company,
Durham, and low bidder for tun
nels for the heating lines was
the J. A. Jones Company, Char
lotte, at $29,000.
. According to Assistant Univer
sity Controller and Business Man
ager C. E. Teague, $930,000 had
been appropriated for the build
ing, and $70,000 for equipment.
The building will have 211 bed
rooms. A special feature of the
plan is the addition of two social
rooms, for dormitory residents
a luxury not incorporated in
other dormitories on campus.
The H-shaped building will be
of the same general plan as
(See BID, page 4)
Le Petit Theatre Francais, spon
sored by the University French
CTub, will give its annual produc
tion, Victor Hugo's three-act
drama, "Lucrece Borgia," tomor
row and Friday in the Playmaker?
Theatre at 8 o'clock.
The rolev of the infamous Lu
crezia Borgia will be played by
Mrs. U. T. Holmes, Jr. Gubetta,
her accomplice in all the poison
ings and assassinations upon
which her fame rests, is Dr. U. T.
Ed Ilamer of Chapel Hill, will
portray Gennaro, the young man
of mystery, whose true identity is
revealed only at the end of the
play after he has unwittingly
caused the death of some five
Others in the cast include Mrs.
Marion Walter, Chapel Hill; Char
les Brockmann, High Point; Guy
Brombcrg, Hammerstein Offspring
Sons Of Theater Notables Keep
Up Family Tradition On Campus
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For October 8-0
Three Campuses Of Greater University
Will Be Scene Of Three-day Ceremony
Inauguration ceremonies for the first president to be
installed since the Consolidated University was created in
1931 will be beld on the three campuses of the threefold
University October 8, 9, and 10, when Gordon Gray, former
Secretary of the Army, will be formally inducted into office.
Plans for the exercises were
j made at a Raleigh meeting of
i the inaugural will "symbolize
Board of Trustees appointed sev-
RUINS OF ST. JOSEPH'S hospital (background are sur
rounded by chimneys of other buildings destroyed by the $2,000,
000 fire which devastated a third of Rimouski, Quebec. At least
2,000 persons were made homeless. The fire started in a lumber
yard and was driven into the town by high wind. It raged un
checked for 30 hours and destroyed 300 houses, a theater, two
hotels, the county court house and the hospital.
2f3Q0 Voters Register
Two Town Precincts
Some 2,300 voters had regis
tered in Chapel Hill's two elec
tion precincts by yesterday even
ing as the new county-wide re
gistration moved slowly to its
close at sundown Saturday.
Almost 1,000 persons had been
inked in on the new books in
the south precinct where Mrs.
Charlotte G. Adams had her reg
istrar's desk under the shady
To Be Topic
By Louise Walker
If the old belief that fathers
like to sec their sons follow in
their footsteps is true today, J.
Edward Brombcrg and Oscar
Hammerstein arc going to be
Their respective offspring.
Chuck, and Jim, occupy them
selves here on the Carolina cam
pus in maintaining their families'
theater tradition. ,
J. Edward Brombcrg, well
known Broadway character actor,
visited the campus recently andfBorn," and "Arch of Triumph."
found that his son Chuck had
been chosen as the new president
of Sound and Fur: Now this in
itself isn't too unusual, until you
consider the fact that Chuck is
. J. Edward, who appeared on
Broadway in "The Big Knife,"
"Toplitsky of Notre Dame," and
"All You Need Is One Good
Break," which he co-directed,
probably also found that chuck
probably also found that Chuck
was doing some directing, too.
Namely, the new S&F production.
"Blackjack Davie;" which starts
tonight in Memorial Hall.
Incidentally, Chuck also direct
ed the last Sound and Fury show,
"Fifty Grand." Getting back to
J. Edward for a moment he has
done character roles in several
movie s "Guilty Bystander,"
'Cloak and Dagger," "A Song Is
Chuck hasn't quite caught up
with Pop in acting experience
yet, his only thespian appearance
here so far being in "Bury Me
Not." But he has plans. After
getting his A.B. in the dramatic
Art Department here, he wants
to go into acting, directing, and
someday "do a show with my
father." . '
Composer and director of the
music for "Blackjack Davie," the
tennis and piano playin' Jim Ham
merstein, came to Carolina with
the intention of majoring in mu
sic. But theatre-in-the-blood can
be quite an overpowering di
serjc, and Jim switched to dra
matics. After all, in his case not
only his father but also his grand
father are almost trademarks of
the musical-comedy world.
In New York, Oscar Hammer
stein turns out the music for hits
such as "Oklahoma," "Carousel,"
"South Pacific," and the new
"Happy Times." Meanwhile, in
Chapel Hill, Jim collaborated
with Tread Covington on the mu
sic for "Fifty Grand," then alone
wrote the "Blackjack Davie"
score, with Covington taking care
of the script. .
As is evident, Jim's ambition
(See SONS, page 4)
Dr.Kelsey Regen will speak on
"Family Life in the Christian
Home" in the Morehead Building
Faculty Lounge tonight at 7 c
A continuation of the Y.W.C.A.
sponsored discussion sessions for
coed, the speech tonight will be
particularly for Pi Beta Phi, Al
pha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Del
ta and the Carolina Independent
Dr. Regen, who is now pastor
of the First Church, in Durham,
wil speak on the general topic of
fnc whole series, the Christian
Home. Earlier programs have in
cluded discussions on prepara
tion for engagement and mar-!
(See LECTURE, page 4)
Dr. Nash To Give
PJC Finals Talk
Maxton, May 9 Professor Ar
nold Nash, Chairman of the De
partment of Religion at the Uni
versity will preach the commence
ment sermon at Presbyterian
Junior College on Sunday morn
ing. May 28, in the college chapel.
Dr. Nash was born in England
in 1906 and was educated at the
University of Liverpool, Ripon
College, Oxford, and the London
School of Economics, University
of London. His graduate degrees
are in chemistry, philosophy, and
trees in front of the Cone House.
At Town Hall, Registrar Gran
Childress reported that more than
1,300 names were on the north
Childress said more than 1,900
eligible voters were on the books
for the school bond election last
fall. He said he had been taking
books to tne Negro Community
Center on Thursday evenings to
speed up registration, and would
do so for the final time tomor
In the south precinct some
1,600 persons were registered for
the school bond election, Mrs.
Childress estimated that po
tential Chapel Hill registration
was 4,500, with 2,500 in the north
precinct and 2,000 in the south
precinct. He said local officials
were hoping for that many on
the new books by Saturday.
The new registration is being
handled much more' efficiently
than formerly, Mrs. Adam's point
- (See VOTERS, page A)- .
University presses can make
a great contribution to the "tre
mendous upswing" of graduate
study and research now going on
in the South, Dr. Louis D. Wil
son, founder of the University
Press, said in an address last
night before the banquet session
of the American Association of
Dr. Wilson said the presses
could aid the advance of regional
progress by publishing the re
sults of such research and studies.
He attributed the upswing of
graduate research to "forces re
leased in World War II.
Dr. Wilson shared the program
with Pohn Harden of Greensboro,
i vice-president of Burlington
Mills, at the concluding session
of the Association. Saboie Lot
tinville, director of the Okla
homa University Press and presi
dent of the Association, presided.
Mr. Harden urged' the tublish-
ers to "take a leaf out of indus
try's notebook" and improve the
public relations end of their busi-
Speaking generally, he said
many people have the idea that
university presses may have
"come to the dreamy state of
the academic atmosphere and
talk too much and act too little.
Slovenness is the biggest stone
around your collective necks," he
Another idea of university
! presses that has grown up with
the years, he said, "is that only
dull books are published. "You
don't want to let this reputation
that you don't deserve cling to
"You publish all types of books,
but - the idea still persists that
any book published by a univer
sity press must be academic, and
eral months ago by Governor
I'Scott, and announced yesterday
by William B. Umstead of Dur
ham. Umstead, chairman of the com
mittee, expressed the hope that
the inauguray will "symbolize
the common ideals, aspirations,
and achievements of the three
institutions and impress upon the
citizens of North Carolina and
the educational world the sound
ness of the principle of consoli
dation." The program will open at the
Woman's ' College at Greensboro
on Sunday, October 8, with an
inaugural sermon in the Aycock
Auditorium. The afternoon pro
gram that day j will be devoted to
a consideration of the religious
and spiritual aspects of higher
education. - - . . . .
The exercises will move to
the Chapel Hill campus Monday,
October 9. Morning ?aid after
noon sessions that 3v viU be
devoted to discussions led by
outstanding educational leaders.
The themes will include the place
of education in a democracy, the
responsibility of the University
to its state, and the responsibility
of a State to its University.
Other events in Chapel Hill
on Monday will include luncheon
and supper for the delegates in
the MoreheaH Planetarium, to be
followed by a reecption there.
The final inaugural ceremony
will be held in the State College
Coliseum in Raleigh on Tuesday
morning, October 10, at 11
o'clock, to be followed by a buf
fet luncheon for the delegates.
The Coliseum is the only build
ing on either campus that would
be large enough to accomodate
the gathering in case of rain, it
was pointed out.
dull to the average
World, Nation, State
News In Brief
By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON An angry row aboui Kansas City vote fraud
charges wes set off in the Senate yesterday by President Tru
man's reference in a western speech to-ihe Teapot Dome scandal.
WINNEPEG The Canadian army mobilized all reserve units
in the Winnipeg area last night for fighting floods which are para
lyzing this great prairie city.
VYAtortiuiuw The tirst decisive senate vote of 1350 on
President Truman's civil rights program appears likely next
week, and the President's Southern opponents expressed confi
dence yesterday ihey would win.
RALEIGH, May 9 (A') Rep.
Carl T. Durham reported to Sec
retary of State Thad Eure today
that he has received no contri
butions and made no expendi
tures in his campaign for re
election to Congress.
uurnam is Demg opposed ny
Ernest R. Williamson, Durham,
labor editor, for the Democratic
nomination in the sixth Congres
Several other candidates who
reported their campaign expen
ditures today are unopposed in
LONDON Disclosure of a French plan to merge Europe's
heavy industries under one head coincided with secret Anglo
American talks here today on how to strenghen the West in the
Cold War against Russia. , ' '
RALEIGH The State Democratic Convention opens here at
noon, and most party leaders were expressing belief that the
session will be a harmonious one. Secretary of Stale Thad Eure
will deliver the keynote address.
Dr. Clayborne S, Jones will
speak at a campus-wide vesper
service - tomorrow evening at
6:40 in the Arboretum in a pro
gram sponsored by the YMCA.
This will be the first of two
vesper services to be held in
the arboretum before the close
of the spring quarter. A portable
organ will supply the music
for the hymn singing which will
be part of the service.
In case of bad weather, the
services will be switched to
Gerrard HalL v