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House - Roof
Foundation )lrlort are cum-nt that a special House sub
ommitte has divUUd a;;in.st recommending that
ti-st he fawn wtcian teachers as part of a rating
strm.
Well, that's good news. Such tests would have
tn worse than a waste of time, in that they'd
!t be of value in rating the experienced teachers,
hu' actually mi,:ht low ate some of the very best
ot the teachers iuhv in the ranks.
The committee is reported to be on the much
surer ami sou.;dei ground of recommending that
such su!)jcct natter tests Ik- used to judge how
muih Thcv te.irhers may have learned in college.
Thus juch tist; would test not only the prospective
tuiluT, but a'..o the institution.
Many educators feel that such testing should
be done well before the would be teacher has finish
ed college. Some suggest that the testing take place
alter a student has had two and a half years of
ci .lejje T hat would give on idea as to the student's
prop'tts before the student does any practice teach
Ji g
If the tets wire to be given Iff ore any practice
tcaihihr: i dune, there would be little doubt that
the State Department of I'uolic Instruction could
see t it lhat prhate teacher training institutions
partmpate if they ;ire not now giving such tests.
Kcr. the practice teaching is done under Depart
mtnt regulations, and the tests could be made a pre
reju;sjte fur stub practne teaching.
Th.j development on the testing problem, com
ing on the heels of the Senate resolution advocat
ing a raie fur teachers, Indicates that the legi-.lv
tirs are making headway in the movement to pro
u!e fiiily adequate pay laies for teachers. The
Str.ate pay raise resulutun wai signfd by L'5 m?n,
exactly halt the Senate. And word is that a similar
ujchiti ,n i- winning many sigiurs in the House.
(J nee the Ui-Litus mahe up their minds to
provide adequately tor all education, the big job
cf th.s esioii wib be done.
The hi,; thing which t lie legislators must rem
ember in nuking provision for education is that
all education nuM be provided for. It would be
enseleH to provide for good foundation education
in the public m hools, without providing for equally
g.-l hi her t duration in our colleges.
A hoii'e without a foundation won't stand. But,
a house without a roof can't be lived in, either,
regardless of how gjod its foundation, may be.
RUigh Timts
Oh Hellas'
I mm all irjMitu t lit Sound ami Fury pro
dm lion ( "Oh Hcll.is" is living up to its
lulltiu. Wt lir.u muIi .'".IjtTtivi's as colorful,
himioKMis ami sew lu-inc; attached to the
show. As a ni.ttUi of f.ut. wv even went last
ni'lit and had a niav,nf ii ent time. And, Tony
Wolll liked it hMi.
So. ii n "ft the message, we'te just try
ing to tell oii that this is a must for your
evening's entet tainment, as tonight is the
last ni-ht of its three day run.
We sttonly surest that you go the hell
to "Oh I In Lis." we mean go the heck to "Oh
Hellas.-
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FRED KATZIN
ANN FRYE
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Failures
Of The World
The following Is a letter from
b formerly well-known writer to
Malcolm Cowley and which the
latter included in his essay, THE
LITERARY SITUATION. It stands
as an interesting document of a
writer in frustration and discour
aged to the point of exhaustion.
"I sing the failures of the
world, those who wanted-to-be but
never -became. The Hemingways
and Faulkners do not need my
.song because the glory of the
world is theirs. Neither do the
Kalkaa and Stervdhals need it any
longer; the songs of others rose
over their graves. I sing of the
forever obscure, the iaiiures in
perpetum, through the eventual
doom. 1 sing of girls with thick
ankles who wanted to be ballet
dancers, of potentially great sing
ers who had a permanent frog in
their throat. 1 do not sing of
evaders like Casanova who all
alter dd escape from the Leads,
but of the countless others who
never got away, of those who
found a pin in the corner of their
ceil, and who, after thirty years
of digging wiih the pin, broke out
into the open to ee a guard wait
ing lor them.
"1 am tiying to think of the
nost obscure pe.son who ever
lived, let's say a Chinese child
who ttood in the hot alternoon of
July 9, 1546, ano watched a l.zard
ciawling over the very same spot
v. here tour centuries later a Chi
nei.e tidier ws killed with a bul
let from a lille made in Biide
poit USA. I imagine this child at
that moment ot his, and daring
this moment of mine I sing of
him. I think of all the jobs never
gotten, letters never received,
bocks never published, pa.ntings
never sold, telephone rings never
heard, hepes never fulfilled,
dreams never realized; I have a
song for all of them, while I
breathe the air that doesn't sur
round them and see the earth that
doesn't cover them. I think of
muscles unflexed, conception un
conceived, high resolves unre
solved; i not only think of them.
I feel them, 1 experience them,
and being past the moou of lrus
tration 1 sublimate them into a
song. But even that is a failure,
a flop; It deserves the bird, a
tomato in the lace. 1 have no
voice. I don't sing very well."
yfeV you. see, she SLidn't thitJc she Was speZ
ZWe?S 3 very opoa. cLipionuj uruy c j
Music
Review
BOB WALKER
AVERY THOMAS
urear. so naAzrallv lie said that te
otaid resist to ck
psyefhnz. c report
The University Chorus, conduct
ed by Wilton Mason, gave its
Spring concert in Hill Hall, Tues
day evening. The program re
flected the good taste of Dr. Ma-
View & Preview
Anthony Wolff
SOUND AND FURY: "OH, HELLAS!'
I'hotugraphers BILL BRINKHOUS
PETER NESS
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For those who take the long view, and look on
Sound and Fury as a continuing feature of Caro
lina life, this is a time for loud hosannas. After two,
son. The opening pieces Vexilla lean years, when the Sound and Fury productions
regis and 0 sacrum convivium of seemed impossibly chiidisn exersisea in nouse parry
Pergolesi, sung a capella by the humor, we are being treated to a full-fledged play.
Chorus, were interpreted with feel- IIeld over through tonight.)
ing. However, one could have Authors Lew J. Hardee and Carl Bridgers owe
asked for a more full bass section an obvious debt to Aristophanes, and their apology
to give body and depth to the per- t0 him in small print on the posters around campus
formance. Good dynamic contrast 0nly fair. They have borrowed the plot of Yysistrata,
was evident in the Thomson Al- taking choice scenes from the popular translations
leluia, particularly in the parallel with only slight alteration if any. It is certainly
harmonies of the women's parts, not harsh criticism to note that the book of "Oh,
Of the entire program, this was Hellas!" is best when it sticks closest to its source,
the most enthusiastically rendered The Myrrhina-Kinesias bedroom-type farce and the
selection. choral chastity oath stand out as examples.
The Faure Requiem was the fo- When Messrs. Hardee and Bridgers strike off
cal point of the concert. Here on their own they often lose their way, and the
particular mention can be made of comedy becomes rather labored and sometimes
the soloists, the conductor, and of simple-minded. With the ancient Greek as their
the accompanist, all of whom had guide, it is hard to understand why the authors al-
an enthusiasm greater than that lowed the play to stray as much as they did
ol the chorus itself. Rebecca Car- Lysistrata is time-tested stuff, and since the loca
h warmth. Joel Carter adaptors were willing to let Aristopnanes prevail
to the extent that tney am teven to me exieni i
blindly adopting a line about "flaying a skinned
dog" without heeding the fact that the reference
is to a lost play by a minor B.C. playwright), they
might well have followed his example in construc
tion and comedy technique.
Carolina
Looking Back By Senior
P. W. Carlton
Georgia Letter
tSight Editor
NANCY COMBES
When at last a graduating senior emerges tri
umphant from the flurry of finals and grades, pen
cils and blue books and attempts to take stock of
his situation, . he suddenly finds himself in the
rather ignominious positoin of out-going ex-student.
He is a "has been,", so to speak, no longer connect
ed with, the,; university.- This is upsetting. The sen
ior feels" a twr Kilty atvbeing'oh cairipm-at all.
His feelings are mixed. There is, to be sure, a
glow of triumph at having achieved the baccalau
reate degree, but the feeling of relief at being
"through" is not so evident as is a rending, sighing
loneliness at being separated from the place he has
grown to love. The shock of having his roots cut
away at one fell June swoop is, to say the least, dis-
From "The Technique," Georgia concerting.
Institute of Technology: He wonders where he'll be next June, what he'll
To the Editor: be doing, why? These thoughts, conducive to sui-
1 am one of those professors cide, prompt the graduate to leave his little covert
who requires seniors taking my under Joyner eaves, with its wonderful view of
courses to attend class. the tennis courts, and to set forth upon a walk
Much of what students ought to through campus. Of course, it is a time for in-
get from a course is derived from trospection and retrospection.
the impact of classroom experi- The senior recalls wonderful evenings spent
ence. In my courses on govern- lounging along these brick walks in lower quad,
ment and constitutional law, for He hears again the sounds of singing as boisterous
example, we deal with numerous lower classmen sound off in a rousing version of
controversial issues, and what goes "Ray Jeffrey's body lies mouldrin' in the grave",
on in the classroom should be and more quietly, "In the evening by the moonlight,
something more than a mere re- The sounds reflect from the brick faces of the
citation of facts. It should be a dorms and float gently across the arboretum,
presentation, exchange and dis- A smile lights our friend's face as he remem-
cussion of ideas. bers evenings beneath the trees, on the benches, or
The cold facts are In the book, in the paths, his physiological set altered by the
If the teacher Is just going to be presence of female companionship. The night
a fact giver, then there is little sounds, crickets, leaves whispering, the little water
point in having him around. Teach- course tinkling, the crunch of sand beneath feet,
ers should begin where the book Occasionally a face is visible in the glow of a
leaves off. and they should occupy ciSrette lighter. Little wisps of conversation and
a realm especially reserved for luiet lau8hter filter through the branches. Nature
the spoken word. listens and learns on spring nights in the arbore-
Unfortunately, neither I nor my tum'
colleagues always succeed in mak- The stately pile of the botany building looms
ing the class room as profitable ahead. The senior peers almost fondly at the second
and dynamic a place as it ought floor ixatin8 uPn a certain window from which
to be. But if we succeed students he nas mrsely watched many spring afternoons
may get a great deal that simply slip by' ' He ima8ines his binocular microscope
cannot be measured in any exam- crouching there on its pedestal, beckoning slyly for
inaiion. the student to explore the little world below. No
No one denies for a moment that :
some non-attending students can
pass examinations with flying col
ors. But most examinations are
dull tools for measuring what stu
dents get out of the classroom
part of the course, particularly so
cial science courses. Nobody knows
this better than the students them
selves, and teachers are also acute
ly aware of it.
A non-attending student may
pass examinations with grade of
"A," yet not have received that
which he might have gotten had
he been present In class. Examin
ations have their severe limita
tion. It a teacher is trying to offer
students something during class
periods which is beyond the reach
of an examination, then I firmly
hold that he is justified in making
the attendance record a part of
the grading process.
Robert S. Lorch
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Social Sciences
more of that, not now, ruminates the lone figure
below and passes on.
The ghosts appear with startling regularity now.
A geology professor-materializes and lectures nasal
ly upon-a topic discontinued, in 1957., The senior
blinks the -apparition away, and hears the voice!
of his highly 'inebriated classmates as they salute
the Carr. women while e reroute, from' Tempo.
i HeJJo ;'th$'r.e Cartfpmebtl cut'- girts, all that!
i boo' and ' we can't get in." '
Of course the inevitable compus cop appears
and quiet resumes. The doomed , man passes in Y
court, peering at the blank faces of Gerrard and
Old West across the . street. Rank upon rank of
ethereal visitors clamber for attention, lounging
on bences, gibbering in groups, slouching agaiilsl
door frames, reclining upon the fossilized marine
animales which comprise the rear steps of South
building. The classes of '56, '57, '58 are all there,
leering and chuckling, carrying on their usual in
tercourse with ever present girls who assume the
coed slouch and hang out their listerine grins, empty
but agreeably polite. The senior wonders where
they all are now, what they're doing, how they feel.
Dejected, he plods off toward Silent Sam.
Dear old Sam, the object of student wrath and
indignity for better than 100 years, stands stolidly
upon his tarnished pedestal, scrupulously refusing
to meet the eyes of passers by, unruffled by his
new coats of blue or green or red paint and by the
lingerie displays which frequently dorn his rifle
barrel. No sound has he made in the history of the
school, much to the chagrin of some few saintly
coeds who wished to prove a point. Sam offers no
fatherly advice, so our doomed man salutes gravely,
then ambles lamely on; but soon he will no longer
wear "the nighted look of death".
For Carolina, with its many buildings and peo
ple and happenings, is not a physical entity. Rather
it is an idea, a concept of the individual, meaning
something different to everyone that graduates here.
Carolina has existed and will always exist in the
minds of thousands of individuals, carried by its
sons to the four corners of this strife-torn earth.
No one ever really has to leave Carolina, nor can
it leave us, for thoughts are. as eternal as the one
supreme mind which fashioned our transient bodies
and unconquerable souls. In a world of changing
values, it is indeed with gratitude that we, th;
class of 1959, can look to our memories of UNC
as a constant, a beacon from which to set our course
for better things.
nes sang wit
performed the bass-baritone solos
wiih full and rich tone; and, as
always, it is a pleasure to hear
him perform. Glenn Watkins took
the role of accompanist in the
work, blending completely wiih
chorus and soloists, never distinct- As it is, however, the play is burdened with
ly overemphasizing the part which several rather static and unnecessary scenes. Un
was assigned to the organ. Wiit. n fortunately, two of them come at the very begin
Mason conducted the group with ning, and everything that fellows, including a good
euergy, good taste, and thorough- deal of joyous humor, suffers from the lame open
ly reliable and thoughiful musici- ing.
anship. Oi no pait was he unaware Thg ghow pickg up scmewhere around the middle
as he cue-i-in the orgmst, the q the first act when it finaliy ccmes up with Aris-
solcists, and the chorus. tophanes prologue. From then on things are gen-
The conceit gave evidence of erally better, rising to hilarious heights in the
hard work on the part of all of Aristophanic scenes, and slowing down a bit in the
the performers. And, as a whole, original sections.
it had extremely moving mo- -A student production of a major effort such
ments particularly in the Alleluia as oh, Hellas!" must necessarily spread the talent
of Thomson, and in the Kyrie, the pretty thin and hope to make up for the lack with
Libera me, and the in Paradisum enthusiasm. For the most part, they succeed, with
the aid of several, performances which add to th?
general enthusiasm some talent and poise.
First, Sue Corden as Lampito, queen of Spartan
women, built like an Amazon and able and willing
to subdue all men in sight (en masse!) She comes
across with enough gusto to bring Aristophanes'
humor to life.
of the Faure Requiem.
Gayle A. Henrolte
Spectrum?
Letter to the editor of
our very own Tar Heel:
There seems to be, among
"world affairs" at Carolina, some
thing of a rumble between two
Jane Newsome's Lysistrata is most fetching, al
though it could be stronger. She has poise and voice
enough, however, to compensate for the slightness
of her characterization.
The running love-game between Calomka Nancy
campus booklets. This is ho cause Aubrey) and Demetrious (Bill Monell) is consistent
for alarm, as human beings have ly amusing. Miss Aubrey's characterization is ex-
a tendency to quibble, but what cellent and appealing, and Mr. Monell brings to the
is the matter of consequence? Pos- show its only good male voice and a great deal of
sibly the question is out of order, poise.
since quibbling may be an end in , t . , . 4. . 4. t .
l lie ucm single scene in me snuw me teasing
seduction of Kinesias by Myrrhina features Jane
Durham, and Wally Graham in some excellent foolery.
itelf. Name-calling can be fun it
sometimes leads to war and other
tnriiling things but it can also
become rather a bore, especially
ii we run out of new and dvnam-
i Otherwise, enthusiasm has to suffice, and in
ic names. I think it is wise to many places it does. There are times, however,
avoid boredom. Boredom could as in the first scenes, where the scarcity of talent
lead to apathy, and everybody and the lack of material combine to produce some
knows that's bad. embarrasing moments,
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I don't see an overwhelming Joel Fleischman's direction is particularly no
amount of virtue in goading the table in the Peking the crowd scenes. The songs
Quarterly and the Spectrum to self- are blocked less successfully, perhaps because the
justification.' The material they crude amplification in Memorial Hall creates im
print should be able to do that, possible difficulties. Many of the comic devices
Since they apparently don't wish Lampito's setting-up exercises and Kinesias' flying
to affiliate or be identified with rush for tne mattress, for example are most in
one another, let them exist as two een;ous
individual magazines. Let the peo
ple come, and buy one of each, To add still more wonders to the list it is only
and say "how nice," or something necessary to mention Lew Hardee's music (conduct
like that. On the other hand, if ed with aplomb by Gene Strassler). Several of the
we want to take sides-competi- melodies would suilce in any ieague. The lyrics,
tive resourcefulness is next to L . ., f4 . 4. .
ny can rsnugers, are uiien nut up iu men accompaniment.
godliness let the people sit down
and write beautiful things to sub
mit to the magazine of their
choice.
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A nice parody of the caryatides on the porch
of the Erechtheum in John Sneden's major set oc
casions the first well-deserved laugh of the even
ing. Throughout, his flexible designs set the light
some of the quips I have seen , . . ... . ... . ,,
5 M . key of the show without sacrificing all the monu
mental symmetry of Greek architecture. Clara
Mack's costumes are fetching on the fetching girls
Nancy Gammon who wore them, with one major exception: the girl
have a hard enough time being sexy in the dance
numbers, and the conservatism of the brief outfits
only make it more ludicrous. The men's costumes
are good, though somewhat monotonous.
Gracious, it's almost slanderous,
(and even lieard) about the two
editors and their fellow-workers.
ffil!JARE! BEWARE!
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Unfortunately, Tony Millili's choreography is ob
scured by the dismal attempts at ballet. Perhaps
such ambitious stuff should be omitted from future
productions, at least until there are people able to
carry it off. There's nothing worse than inept bal
let. Whatever the faults of this production, one fac
tor suffices to extenuate them all: "Oh, Hellas!"
raises Sound and Fury to the level of genuine adult
theatre, and sets up a standard which can be im
proved upon in future years. Everyone connected
with this production deserves credit 'or the initial
breakthrough. Future students whv involve them
selves in the excitement of Sound and Fury pro
ductions will have this to look back on as the be
ginning of a tradition and a beginning for real
progress. "Oh, Hellas!" ... oh, hope! (Such bathos
from a supposedly cynical critic is due to the novel
ty of this sort of ingenuity and worthwhile en
thusiasm on this campus).
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