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FOUR PAGES THIS ISSU2
r022 CompleJe OP) Wire Semce ; CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1955
1 - HVf'vify " Cooley To Speak r
MKS IW1K 7 - 'North Carolina Rep. : Harold j
s" SSjTS& 1 a feri2 P Agricultural Committee, , will
r- jL fv rA V r''W "a- TTwV '. speak at 7:30 p.m.'. Thursday in
TvccGT 5 f 'Dfl SST rMIMW ' Sponsored by the UNC Young '
NfPM Democrats Club, Cooley . is the : . ,
fe - ' Hrst of a planned .fall.program M!
rK4lS VILi n ft k'Xkik tlmWJ - fyT ; of six speakers. He will' be fol- -SKm
:IOTWWW lArl - lowed in early November by Na- ' ' .
W AWtP Vl4 - tional Democratic Chairman
.Ti Mfev" fe W '''I ' Paul Butler, according to YDC ,'V ' -
M(fMk& Jf WMSfatt spokesman Charlie DeVn. '
ifilg -3 'The talk will be open to all " . ,
I rb$l& M SSr -U3'l t jiWk 'MIAWXvl interested persons.-
j TrlcT wintRcu Kwunu uluuaviu POPLAR (YOUNG THEN) AND FOUND ED A UNIVERSITY
. . . the beginning of the oldest state university. ...
is and offices of the University will be closed from
to noon today as students and faculty join visiting
li celebration of Carolina's 162nd birthday,
j urogram will feature, pagentry and. pantomine as
Vf the Carolina Play-
zier the direction of
seller, reenact the lay
cDrnerstone of Old East
Id thus recall the f ound
;t)ber 12, 1793, of the
e'est state university,
jcr Robert B. House will
i; ,embly in a traditional
Tribute. Special music
jnlied by the University
- the direction of Her
f ed, and a University
;eted by Joel Carter,
ring ceremonies will be
j at Davie .Poplar,
j' Sullivan will serve as
I Playmakers reenact in
I the cornerstone lay-
ing. The part of General Davie
will be taken by Carl William. Al
Gordon and Jim Poteat also take
part in the reenactment.
Others appearing on the pro
gram include Acting President
Purks, student body President Don
Fowler, John Harden, of Greens
boro, president of the General
Alumni Assn. and Dr. Samuel T.
Habel, pastor of Chapel Hill
Baptist Church. . V
In case of rain no attempt will
be made t6 hold the exercises in
doors, but classes will be suspend
ed as above, according to an an
nouncement from the Chancellor's
office. -. " , . '.; ; '.,
notist Dr. Polgar .
. , UNIVERSITY DIDN'T JUST GROW ,
she came after viany preliminary meetings
g little man worked his
?h the crowd entering
Hall Monday night al
ticed. Dr. Franz Polgar
& for his 10th Caro
mance. talist's show was divid
iree parts, including a
ion of what can be
cabining memory and
hidden objects by
People's faith in the Doctor's
ability to heal by hypnosis was
demonstrated after the curtains
closed. A crowd of 'students and
townsfolk desiring help thronged
around him before he had a chance
to leave the stage. Polgar was
asked to stop people's smoking,
nail chewing, even to improve
their study habits by hypnosis.
(See POLGAR, Page 4)
:iina student, George Agee, reported Monday night that he
eeri saw three green radiant objects fly over Memorial
ported that he and his friends had been participating in
i Po!gars "Fun With the Mind" show and Poglar had in
m step outside for some fresh air. He said the saucers
t! fr about 10 seconds and that his companions all saw
questioned Tuesday afternoon Agee said that the story
'We bit farfetched now' He added that his friends have
athe was under Polgar's hypnotic influence at the time.
Md student then said, "I actually don't know what I was
,na summed his report up by saying that after thinking
felt kind of silly. - .
epaJiy and hypnotism.
Ur2e group of volun-
selected 14 who suc
ks mental lullaby. The
'estive Power was so
a member of the audi
ted into dreamland,
'y Sniped over ima
y and made speeches
0r motion from the
WITH N. C. AUTHORS:
English Club Slates
The English Club will present
a five-star "symposium on pres-sent-day
writing" Friday night.
The symposium will include dis:
cussion by writers Doris Betts,
Frances Gray Patton, Jessie Reh
der, Phillips Russell and Richard
Walser. It will be held at 7:30 p.m.
in the Library Assembly Room and
refreshments will be served. It
will bean open meeting.
Mrs. Betts is winner of a Put
nam Prize for her first book, The
Gentle Insurrection. A Chapel
Hillian, she is also author of short
stories, articles and reviews for
Mademoiselle, Campus Writing and
Mrs. Patton is author of The
Finner Things of Life; Good Morn
ing, Miss Dove, and A Piece of
Luck. She is contributer to the
New Yorker, Harper's, McCall's
dan Collier's magazines.
Miss Rehder, who teaches crea
tive writing in the University's
English Dept., is a publisher's
f FR,DAY: Sopho-
mres, law itu
Bsment CM 1
ters no buttons.
3(nl"n trough Friday
'VOLPONE A FRENCH SHOW;
2nd Film Presentation
By PAT McBANE
"Volpone," the second presenta
tion of the Graham Memorial Acti
vities Board Fall Film Series, will
be shown tomorrow night t 8
o'clock, in Carroll Hall.
The film is- a French production
of Ben Jonson's famous play, and
has been acclaimed by critics as
a top-notch, uhmorous examina
tion of human foibles.
"Volpone," stars two of France's
most noted actors, Harry Bauer
and Louis Jouvet. As the wily ser
vant Mosca, Jouvet matches w;ts
with Bauer, who plays the Levan
tine ship-owner, Volpone.
The intrigues of Mosca ultimate
ly hrin about the ruin of Vol
pone, wh0 pretends he has a fatpl ation.
I ' -
illness so as to watch the actions
of his rascal "friends."
New Yorker magazine acclaim
ed the movie as "hilarious," one
which does 'complete justice to
Ben Jonson's play.' Life called it
"one of France's best."
The movie is a recent produc
tion and runs 97 minutes. It is di
rected by Maurice Tourneur, with
modern dramatization by Jules
Itomains and Stefan Zweig.
Including "Volpone," seven films
still remain on the fall series. No
tickets are sgld to individual per
formances, but season tickets at
$2 each may be purchased at Led-better-Pickard,
the GM informa
tion desk, the YMCA and at Car
roll Hall on the night of present-
reader and representative, critic
and author of Poems, Ways to Ma
turity, Modern Fiction, The Na
ture of Fiction and Best College
Verse. She's contributer to Harp
er's Forum and other magazines.
Russell, for years a creative
writing professor at the Universi
ty, is presently editor of the Chap
el Hil News Leader, a semi-weekly
newspaper. He has authored
several biographies, among them
volumes on Benjamin Franklin,
John Paul Jdnes, William the Con
querer, Thomas Jefferson and Em
erson, Winner of the Mayflower Cup,
Russell has written a novel, Fumb
ler, a travel book, Red Tiger, and
hisory books The Glittering Cen
tury and Europe in Transition.
"Walser, a teacher of English at
N. C. State College, is editor of
North Carolina Poetry,. North Car
olina in the Short Story, The
Enigma of Thomas Wolfe and Ing
lis Fletcher of Bahdon Plantation.
He is also a frequent contributer
to the Sunday book page of The
News and Observer in Raleigh.
By RUTH RUSH
"The students in r general have
nothing very criminal, except a
vile and detestable , practice of
cursing and swearing which are
carried on here to. the greatest
This was the only complaint of
two UNC student in 1820, said J.J
L. Morrison, from the School of
Journalism, at the Faculty Club
luncheon yesterday at the Carolina
Inn. . ' .
Speaking on "Sidelights of Chap
el Hill," Morrison went on to say
that the same two students report
ed the favorite book oh campus
at that time was Paine 's "Age
The student body was very small
at that time and completely ruled
by the Trustees. However, short
ly before the Civil War when
President Van Buren visited the
campus the University was at its
height with a student body second
only to Yale, Morrison told the
"But when Sherman marched
through Chapel llill in 1865, the
classes took holidays and the
cavalry took prizes the Univer
sity president's daughter, .who
married Union officer Smith B.
Atkins," laughed the speaker.
"She married the boy righi heiC
in Chapel Hill. But not without a!
lot of student complaint," added
Still recounting famous people
in Chapel ilill history, Morrison
said one of Josephus Daniels' first
fights was in defense of' the Uni
versity. The Raleigh News and
Observer editor took the part of
UNC in the fight of state colleges
versus donominational colleges.
In more recent history, the
speaker stated that the Univer
sity played an important part in
Thomas Wolfe's novel, Look Home
(See OLD DAYS, Page 4)
Student ID cards will b re
quired for entrance to the UNC
Maryland game Saturday, ac
cording to' an announcement
made yesterday by the Athletic
The Student Party filled three
Legislature seats and made several
committee appointments at its
meeting Monday night.
Jay Zimmerman and John Cur
tis were named to fill seats in
town men's I and dorm men's TV
respectively., Another Legislature
seat, made vacant by Bill Baum's
resignation in dorm men's V, will
be" filled at next Monday night's
Committee appointments made
at the meeting, fourth of the year
for the ' SP, were Bob Olson and
Larkin Kirkman to the Finance
Committee, and Charles Katzen
stein to the Membership Com
mittee. In one other election Andy
Burnham' was picked for an Ad
visory Board post '
An announcement at the ses
sion's end indicated that Don
Fowler, student body president,
will speak at next week's meeting.
AS SEASONS CHANGE:
Cold s Thriving
Common colds are thriving as the seasons change in Chapel Hill.
The Infirmary reported more than 20 students recuperating in
its wards. Rainy weather, extremes in temperature and maybe too-much-weekend
have been blamed for the sickness. ' .
A local drug store recorded unusually large sales of prescrip
tions for virus infections and cold remedies. A prescription depart
ment said the increase in sales began about two weeks ago.
'The changing of the seasons always bring on an exceptionally
large number of colds and infections about this time of year," said
a local physician,
RUSHING BEGINS WITH INVITATIONS
. . . as rushees receive first invitations
RUSH WEEK STARTS TODAY:
I FC Reminds Members
Of No Dirty Rushing'
The Interfraternity Council held
a brief meeting in Gerrard Hall
Monday night to discuss plans for
the coming rush week.
Vice-president Ed Hudgins, who
presided over the "meeting, re
minded members present that ab
solutely no dirty rushing would
be tolerated. He also pointed out
that everyone should give a hand
in ' addressing and delivering bids
A motion was proposed to the
effect that a pledge should be
dropped from a fraternity at the
end of a year if he had not main
tained a .75 average, or the equiva
lent of four Cs and one D. The
motion was defeated by a close
A vote was also taken on
whether a representative of the
Interfraternity Council should be
sent to the national convention in
St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 4-5. Due
to the expense and " length of the
trip, the vote was unanimously
against sending a representative.
Fraternity bids may be pick
ed -up this morning between 8
o'clock and noon, according to
By JACKIE GOODMAN
Where will your vacation
trips take you this year home,
Florida or New York?
Your pre-travel plans can be
made with a great deal of ease
if you' take advantage of Chapel
Hill's travel agency. The Contin
ental Travel Agency, owned by ,
Jim Wallace andt managed by
Fred Coker, can supply you with
plane, and train tickets, plus an
assortment of package tours and
The agency is located in the
Carl Smith Building on North
Columbia St. All of its services
are free of charge except for a
few special instances, according
"We are looking forward to a
lot of special services for stu
dents," said Wallace recently.
He mentioned such things as
group transportation to football
games, group trips to Florida
and Vermont as possibilities.
Among . the package trips the
Travel Agency can provide is
(See TRAVEL, Page 4)
The schedule for Tush" week is
as follows: rushing will be held
today and tomorrow from 7-10
p.m., on Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m.,
and on Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m.
Shake-up Day will be held on
Friday Oct. 21, from 7-9:30 p.m.
A strict silence period will be ob
served from 9:30 p.m. Oct. 21
until noon on Oct. 24. Pledge Day
will begin at noon on Oct. 24.
Rushees have been reminded to
carefully observe the following
rules: (1) A new student must visit
each fraternity house from which
he has received an . invitation on
the first or second night of rush
ing; (2) A rushee must observe the
regulated hours of rushing. Out
side of the rushing hours, fra
ternity men are not allowed to
engage in any conversation with
rushees other than an exchange
of salutations and (3) a rushee
must not shake-up until the given
date. . '
Discussions on fraternities were
held in all campus dormitories last
night. The discussions were led by
TONIGHT AT 8:30:
To Be Laid
Any fraternity that violates
the "dirty rushing" rule will be
subject to a severe penalty, ac
cording to rules laid down by
the Interfraternity Council.
The IFC and the IFC Court
are particularly concerned with
the "proportions" that illegal
membership solicitation has
reached for-the past several
years according to Court Chair
man Jack Stevens. Thus they
will dispatch members to patrol
dormitories "and other places
where dirty rushing, is likely to
occur" and will report all vio
lators, said Stevens. '
The penalty set up for the
prosecution of violators includes
a $50 fine and 12 months sus
pension of rushing privileges.
Ait force Men
To Name Coeds
Senior Air Force ROTC cadets
will nominate prospective mem
bers for the Sponsor's Squadron
this week, according to an AFRO
A tea for all candidates is plan
ned for Thursday in Graham Mem
orial. Any coed who shows an interest
in assisting the cadet social pro
gram I is eligible for the competi
tion, said the spokesman.
The Sponsor's Squadron, under
the direction of Capt. Joseph Ger
rity and Honorary Cadet Col. Cal
lie Mitchell, plans to participate in
a wing staff party, a ninty-niners
flight, an observation tour of Pope
Field, all inspection reviews, the
Military Ball and officer receptions
this year, he said.
Fiavmaicers vjpen orn
Season With Ondine'
Carolina Playmakers will open
their 38th season tonight with a
presentation of the recent Broad
way success, "Ondine."
The Playmakers' presentation
wil mark the first time "Ondine"
has been produced since the New
York run. Audrey Hepburn and
Mel Ferrer starred in the original
The original Virgil Thompson
score and sound-tract from the
Broadway production will be used.
"Music is highly integrated with
the action as it aids in relating
some of the characters to their
supernatural world," according to
a Playmakers spokesman. The
music also serves to "effectively
achieve the atmosphere of the sea-
people," said the spokesman.
James M. Riley, technical di
rector of the Playmakers, has
designed the sets for the play in
three different colors, which con
tribute "to the aura of fantasy. The
stage will be made flexible by the
use of a small revolving platform
at each side. Lighting will also
play a vital part in the general
"Ondine" will begin at 8:30 in
the Playmakers Theatre and will
be presented through Sunday. Tic
kets for the performances may
be secured for $1.50 at 214 Aber
nethy Hall and at Ledbetter-Pick-ard.
All tickets are for reserved
seats. A" few season tickets are
Set To Appear
The first issue of the YMCA Di
gest for this year will appear oa
Nov. 1, according to John Riebel,
associate director of the YMCA.
In a meeting of the Digest staff
this week, Editory Dan Vann gave
out assisgnments to reporters for
the forthcoming publication. "I
am glad to see so much interest
in the digest among new students",
Vann said because of the Di
gest's early publication deadline,
the staff is experiencing a short
age of reporters. He urged that
all persons Interested in writing
for the Digest see him as soon as
The Digest is the official organ
Of the campus YMCA and carries
information regarding the YMCA's
activities and programs. It is a free
publication and is mailed to stu
dents' parents. ,