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VOLUME LXVIM, NO. 155
Complete OB Wire Service
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1960
Offices in Graham Memorial
FOUR PAGES THIS ISSUF
Playmakers Director Judges
27 Drama Groups
Win Awards In
Even drama groups won "(listing- playwriting, given for a religious
nislicd" ratings n:id 20 others re
iiul citations fur "excellence" i:i
their performances at the annual
Carolina Dramaite As.sn. festival
here dating tin weekend.
1 hese and other awards were I
pn-M-ntcd yt the conclusion of the
lour-d.i.v cmnptition by Harry Dav
is, director of Ihe Carolina Play
in.ikert. INC was host to the
triil. uliiih iiKluiliil presenta
tion i.f II j.l.iys.
M..v. .)k.v lima NL:g!i or the West- !
in Ciu.lma College laculty at Cul-1
i'-Ahee wa.- eleiUd Cl). presiile.it i
li.r I'M! k.. D.ir.aU I). Deagm ol
tiil.onl CoII.;e was n. lined ice!
pn Msli-nt. .n:.i .K.Iiii W. Parker o.
Cb.ipel II.!! v.is re clicted exeeu-'
lie Hdil.ny and tiva.Mii er.
Naiiud In ihe execinive coiniuil I
tee wen' ( h.irk.s IL.ton. Campbell i gs'ii; Smith Mecklenburg Thespi
t i-llege, lluus Creek; ;i:.it Gran-j Carolyn Mills Smith; and My
gr. C.i in.'i r II gh School, Char- lark Advanced Players, Laura
lo.'.e. Jam -s I. Hamilton. Ashe- i S. Mclnnes.
v 1 1 S f i.iiuli y Da School; Charle.s
L M.iiier and Harry Davis of I'NC.
Wnineis ot lik-.hcst aA'at'ds, the j
"tiistii.ui.shtl" certificate, includ j Clu.i, directed by Hubert S, Moore;
1 tour lollege drama groups: the Durham Junior Players, Jeff
Can.pbell College Opera Workshop , Chandler ; Greensboro Sr. High
lor "Li, tie Harlequinade." directed j Play-masters, Mczelle Causey; Page
by Charks Horton; Mars Hill Col-j High Playmakers, Greensboro, De
lege Dramateers lor "The Upper ' eie Proctor; Reynolds High Volun
Ground." Elizabeth Webster Wat-jteers. Winston-Salem, Paul Synder;
son; Western Carolina College Lab j Marion High Dramatics Club,
Theatre. "All Details Arranged," , I'homas M. Vance;
Gene laminae; and Wingate Col-1 Valdese High Drama Club, Fred
lege's Delta Psi Omega. "The Re-; B. Cranford; Goldsboro's Gold
tognition" from "Anastasia," by masquers, Samuel Johnson; New
Clara Aie Dyer. Hanover High Thespians, Doug
Two junior high school winners W. Swing; and Needham Brough
of top rating were Asheville Conn- j ton High's Little Theatre, Ra-
try Day School Dramatic Club,
for "IKu't Tell a Soul." James
Hamilton, director; and Summit
Schi.n Pendulum Players of Winston-Salem,
for "The Thirteen
Clocks." directed by Marya Bed
nerk. The GoImaquers of Goldsboro Sr.
High School, directed by Clifton W. Watson; WCC's Little Theatre at
Brit'on. also were top rated for Cullowhee. Don Hunter; and Guil
"Deil takes a Whittler." j ford College Revelers Club, Donald
The Pearl Setzer Dial Award in Dcagon.
Nurses Dorm WinsTop
Honors In Chi Derby
Dee Smith, (abovt), a Chi
Omega from High Point, was
crowned Swettheart of Sigma
Chi Saturday during Swettheart
Weekend at the Admiralty Ho
tel, Virginia Beach, Va.
Nancy Awbrey Selected
Outstanding Senior Coed
Nc-ncy AAbrey was named Out
standing Senior Woman recently.
Miss Awbrey received the Irene F.
Lee Award, presented annually to a
senior coed who displays outstand
ing scholarship and leadership.
In addition to an outstanding jun
ior year. Miss Awbrey served this
year as president of the Panhellenic
Council and headed the Campus
She has been tapped to the Valky
ries, the Order of the Old Well and
lias been elected to Phi Beta Kap-la.
production, went to Elizabeth W.
Watson of Mars Hill College for
'Where'er the Sun." Lucy Rhodes,
also of Mars Hill, won the Betty
j Smith Award in playwriting for
"The Upper Ground." Second place
in thus original script competition
1 went to "Small Weapons," by An
i ne W. Nelson of Atlantic Christian
j College. Wilson.
! Wilmington's New Hatiover High
I School Thespians won the Phil
! pott Award In Theatre Arts for
srrapbook work by Carol Fryer
and Ann West, and set design by
Hilly Parker and June Swart.
"Excellent" ratings went to four
pl.ij.s by ChailoUe .school groups:
i.asi .U c kK n urg High's Footlight
iis Cub and Masque and Wig, both
iIi s d.iecied by Patricia G. Fer-
Oiher productitins recognized
lor "excellence" Mere by the Dur-
ham High Playmakers Dramatics
leigh. Marion B. Fernando.
Among college productions rated
"excellent" were those by Camp
bell College Payrs, Danie A. Ldn--ney;
Wingate College Masque and
Wig, Clara Dyer: Wilmington Col
lege Theatre, Kay Swink; Mars
Hill College Dramateers, Elizabeth
By WAYNE KING
Wellchisled anatomy combined
with brains tind brawn brought
LNC's nurses dorm in the lead in
the Sigma Chi Derby in Kenan
The nurses tallied a total of 11
points in the six events to brin
home the trophy for best in tht
running at the gala afternoon fea
turing saucy skits and frisky fi:
The nurses pulled into the
lead in the final event of the
afternoon by outdistancing the
Kappa Kappa Gammas who fin
ished the contest with a close
second place score of 10 points.
Highlighting the afternoon's con
tests were the skits and the fina."
event of the day, "The Miss Mod
cm Venus" contest.
The Alpha Gams stole the show
in the skits department with a
red-gartered can-can kick that
brought cheers from the specta
tors as the high-stepping beautie;
removed the garters and flunc
them to the crowds.
The nurses also brought roars
from the large crowd with their
pantomime done to the lyrics
of popular song hits.
The vocalist who sang the lyric
lor me pantomimes receive
cheers long and loud from the ap
preciative males as she did a fast
change of pace and costume by
shifting from a sweet young thing
in a demure cotton outfit to a sul
try siren in a flashing sheath.
The nurses took the final event
"The Miss Modern Venus" title,
by entering Carolyn Mitchell
whose Grecian form stunned au
dience and judges alike into
awarding her first place.
Alpha Delta Pi's entry, Polly
Langford shared runner-up hon
ors with Martha Hodson of the
Pi Beta Pi's in the event.
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BLAZER SALE Pete Thompson and Muff Greason model
samples of the bla?ers that will be on sale in "Y" Court Lounge
Friday, from :C0 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Photo by Charlie Blumenthal
Society Of Janus Sets
Blazer Sale On Friday
The Society of Janus blazer sale and longs.
will be held one day only on Fri- j
day. Fittings will be made from
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in "V" Court
Blazers will be available in as
sorted colors and materials, in
cluding plain navy flannel, char
coal, Carolina blue, white wocJ
tweed, white flannel and white
The blazers feature the TJNC
crest inlaid en the pocket, an extra
plain pocket for after college, piped
or plain edge optional, 100 per cent
virgin wool pre-shrunk fabric, ray
on twill lining, and "proportioned
to fit" sizes in shorts, mediums
By WAYNE KING
If destiny had not seen fit to
guide Betty Smith to Chapel Hill,
one of the world's great books
would not have been written.
"If I hadn't come to Chapel
Hill," the Cinderella authoress
said, "I wouldn't have written
She referred, of course, to her
novel, "A Tree Grows In Brook-
yn," which has sold over six mil
ion copies and has become one of
he world's 10 all time best sellers.
"Coming to Chapel Hill helped
ring things into focus. It gave
ne a point of view that I had never
had before," she added.
"The emphasis here is on 'writ
ng about what ycu know. That
vas a lot of the motivation for be
As she explained this, Miss
Smith brought out a well-worn
copy of Tom Wolfe's "Of Time
and the River."
Her comments made it evident
hat Fate had tightly woven the
threads of this magical lady's life
vith the histiry of Chapel Hill.
Turning to the fly-leaf of Wolfe's
novel to reveal notes written in a
jmall, now almost illegible hand,
she said, "I bought this book when
I was still in Brooklyn I had to
read something that night A
,tore window was filled with cop
ies of this book. I went in, bought
one and took it home.
"All through the bok, Wolfe's
words suggested story material-
plots, titles, characters they rac
ed through my mind. I was afraid
I'd forget them, so I wrote them
She indicated the notes and
with nostalgic reflection said, "I
thought then that it would be
funny to come South to write
about Brooklyn since Wolfe went
to Brooklyn to write about the
South. I never really thought I
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Fraternities and Sororities may
have their Greek letters added to
the UNC crest at a nominal extra
charge. Embroidered sorority .em:
blems are also available. The So
ciety urges that all students pur
chase these blazers now so that
they will have them at the begin
ning of the football season.
Prices are expected to run
around $34 for men's blazers and
approximately $25 for women's.
A $5 deposit is required, but full
payment plus 75 cents postage will
save higher CO D. mailing charges.
The profits from this sale will go
into- a scholarship fund.
"Chapel Hill Brought Things In Focus"
Played Role In Novel's
But fate ordained that she
She married a law student at
Michigan University and one rainy
afternoon a sudden torrent forced
her into the doorway of a class
building on the Michigan campus.
As luck would have it, she had
picked a playwriting class in which
to seek refuge.
It happened that a student play
was under discussion, and since
Miss Smith was an outsider, she
was asked to criticize the play.
She did, and so perceptive was
her criticism that she was asked
Subsequent visits to the class
led to the writing of several one
act plays. Good plays do not go
unnoticed, and it was not long un
til Yale drama school asked Miss
Smith to come there.
While there, destiny flicked an
other thread between her and
Chapel Hill. Frederick Koch, then
director of the Carolina Playmak
ers, needed six playwrights to
write under Paul Green, in con
nection with the old Federal The
ater. "I didn't have a chance so
I sent Paul Green a telegram
telling him I didn't, but that I
would work hard if he'd ask for
"I came here, and since then
I've only tried to leave once. That
was after the work with Paul was
Carolina Theater "Alexander the
Great." with Frederic March. Fea
tures at 1:00, 3.25, 5:50, and 8:27.
Varsity Theater: "Our Man in
Havana" with Alec Guinness. Fea
tures at 1:13, 3:13, 5:13, 7:13 and
Mill ystao5 irDi
1st Press Secretary
Post Goes To Riner
Student Body President David and I am sure lie will do an excel-
Grigg announced Tuesday the crea- lent job in this capacity."
tion of a new student government Riner is a journalism major and
pest, and at the same time named a member of the Press Club, Sigma
the first person to have the job. Delta Chi professional journalistic
"This new position is student fraternity and Sigma Phi Epsilon
government press secretary, and social fraternity. He is former co-
I have decided to appoint Kd news editor of The Daily Tar Heel.
Kiner to till it in the coining
year," C.rigg said.
He explained that one of the big
problems student government has
had in the past years is the "lack
ol knowledge and understanding
among the student body as to what ;
we are duing."
"The new position ... will be a
'big help in our communications
with the student body," Grigg said.
As press secretary, Riner's main
job will be to see that the work of
the various student government or-1
ganizations is publicized and to act
as a liaison between student gov-
ernment and The Daily Tar Heel.
R:ner's nosition stafp Affairs
Committee public relations di
rector and student government
press secretary will overlap in
j s)n)e instances
Speaking for Riner, Grigg said, j
"He is a person with a broad back
Lr0Und in journalism and reporting.
Slated Here Wednesday
The Mangum Medal will be given
to the winner of a speaking contest
Wednesday, 7 p.m., in the Di Phi
Seniors will deliver 10-minute
speeches, which will be judged by
members of the faculty.
The meeting is open to the public.
done. I almost made it to Raleigh
to catch a plane to Broklyn when
I told the driver to let me off. 1
"I called Paul and told him 1
wanted to stay and asked him to
Paul Green helped her to get
a Rockefeller playwriting grant.
"So I wrote plays again."
But plays could not offer to this
writer the scope that she needeft
for the development of a plot that
A patio party, pool party, combo
supper party, free flicks and va
riety shows will all mark Senior
Week, May 10-12.
Wednesday, May 11, is Senior
Day. Events for the day will start
out with a free brunch at Lenoir
1Ia11- The senior class will elect
Mr- and Miss Alumni and the
permanent class officers. Also,
plans for special senior parties
will be made along with an
nouncements concerning gradua
tion. A pool party will be held at
Kessing Pool and special events
for everyone will be featured.
Fetzer-Field-will -be the site of a
combo-supper party which is also
free to seniors. This will be fol
lowed by a variety presentation
beside the pool.
The whole day will be climaxed
by free flicks and late permission
for the senior coeds.
Combo music will add to the
fun of the .party at Hogan's Lake
For further information and
comments contact Wade Smith or
was to capture the pulse and
throb of a city and explore the
heights and depths of human ex
perience. So she turned to the
novel as a medium.
The book that resulted from
this first attempt was "A Tree
Grows In Brooklyn."
It propelled its writer to dizzy
ing heights of fantastic success.
Almost before the authoress knew
it her book became a world clas
(See DESTINY PLAYER, page 3)
(photo by Inman)
Thursday s Topic
The Weil I .enures on American C.iiiemiiip will he viv
en here on today and Thursday hy Dr. Iiam.ihy ('.. Keeiiey,
president of Brown University.
Dr. Keeney, a )h graduate ol the I'niveisitv l Nor.h
Carolina, will lecture in the annual seiies, whith hegan 15
Both lectures will be open to the
public and be given at 8 p.m. in I
Hill Hall. Today's talk will concern
"A Literal Interpretation of the
Tomorrow night Dr. Keeney will
speak on "Educatk.11 as a Basis
for Moral Judgment."
Dr. Bernard Boyd of the UNC Re
ligion Department is handling pro
gram arrangements, as chairman of
the University's Committee on Es
Dr. Keeney last spoke at Chapel
Hill in 1956 when he delivered the
June Commencement address and
received an honorary degree.
While a UNC undergraduate, he
was president of Phi Beta Kappa,
a member of the track team and
Sigma Chi fraternity and active in
other campus affairs. He completed,
his A. B. degree here in 1936, and
went on , to Harvard University,
where he received Jiis.. AL A, in. 1937
and the Ph. D. in 1939.
Dr. Keeney has taught history
at Harvard and at Brown, joining
the faculty in Providence, R. I., in
1946. He has been dean of the
graduate school there and dean
of the college, and in 1955 be
came Brown's 12th president.
Holder cf a dozen honorary de
grees, he is a Fellow of the Amer
ican Academy of Arts and Sciences,
a member of the American Histori
cal Assn., and on the executive
committee of the Medieval Academy
He has held a Guggenheim Post-1
Service Felliwship and a Carnegie
Corporation grant, and has worked
with the Central Intelligence Agen-1
cy, in addition to his World War II
Army service' where he fought in
the Rhinelands, the Battle of the
Bulge and Central Europe. He was
awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze
Star and the Purple Heart. i
Originated during the 1914-15
school year, the lecture series was
endowed later by the families of
Sol and Henry Weil of Goldsboro.
The first lectures were given by
the late President William Howard
Weil Lecturers of recent years
have been Prof. Dennis W. Brogan
of Cambridge University, George
Catlin of McGill University in Can
ada, and Dean Benjamin Fine of
Spring Art Festival
Prizes Awarded Here
Prizes were awarded in four
categories in the Spring Art Fes
tival last week. Winners were se
lected for painting, drawing,
sculpture and photography.
William Minchen placed first in
the painting division with an ex
hibit entitled "The Pyramid Build
ers." Retta Bennett was second
with "Bowl of Oranges," and
"From Chestnut Street to Lenn x
Avenue" by Robert Shannon
First prize in the drawing
category was won by Robert Poe
with "Desk and Chair."
"Prima," an entry by William
Minchen, took first in the sculp
turing category. Retta Bennett
placed second in that field and
Tim Murrey took third with his
"Skyscraper No. 1."
Bill Sottle placed first with his
entry in the photography class.
David Winley took both second
and third prizes in that division.
Awarded To 4
Four scholarships valued at $300
each were aw aided to journalism
majors Tuesday night during the
Press Cluo awards banquet.
Ld Kiiier, Louis Graves Scholar
ship; Larry K. Smith, Gerald W.
Johnson Schdarship; John T.
Stephens, O. J. Coffin Scholar
ship; and Kenneth M. Wheeler,
Quincy Sharpe Mills Scholarship.
Two awards were also presented
oy Sigma Ddta Chi, honorary jour
nalistic fraternity. Wayne Thomp
son received the Outstanding Male
Senior Award. This year, Thompson
was Big Four sports writer for the
Charlotte Ooserver. Jim Laughrun
received the SDX Senior Scholar
Cecil Prince, associate editor of
the Charlotte News spoke after the
dinner on the responsibilities of
,iew.- paper personnel.
Punce received the Sigma Del
ta Chi National Award for edi
totial writing in 1959.
Neil Murphy, Press Club presi
dent, announced next year's offi
ce! s. They are Ed Riner, president,
George Bryant, vice-president; and
Suzan Lewis, secretary-treasurer.
Set For Women
Women counselors will be quiz
zed in their "Counselor Manuals"
in a meeting Wednesday, Mary
Slewart Baker, counselor trainer,
The text, to be given in Gardner
105 at 8:30 p.m., will cover only
the material in the manuel. Counsel
ors will not be held responsible for
informa.ion that they have gathered
in the training sessions, she said.
Norton Tenille, sop'homore clas
sics major, will .speak to the coun
selors about academic attitudes at
Carolina. Besides the test, this Ls
the only item on the agenda.
Those unable to take the quiz at
the assigned time are requested to
contact Miss Baker at 8-9104. No ex
cuses will be accepted except for
conflicting academic appointments,
such as specii'ic tests that are be
in? given th3t night.
Dormitory hostesses wil also take
!he quiz at this time.
BOOKLETS STILL AVAILABLE
One hundred booklets containing
the complete proceedings of the 19G0
Symposium, are still available.
Each booklet costs $1.50 and can
be obtained at the second flocr of
the YMCA Building from 2-5 p.m.,
or by writing Box 538 and enclos
ing an extra ten cents for postage.
Students in the infirmary Tues-
jday were Sandra Wood, Martha
j Pierce, Mary Parks, Rebecca Hol
I land, James Miller, Arthur Miller,
j Robert Morrison, Robert Burgess,
Manford Page, John Barefoot,
Ernest Hylton, Joseph Warner,
Charles Vaughn, and Cecil Far-