Vol. 2, No. 9
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1960
i Coed Staffs
' Announce New,
Nine new appointments to the
Women's Honor Council and the
Women's Attorney General staff
were approved by the Student
Government Board at last
Bunny Micolino, Sistie Boat
wright, Dana Borden, Mimi Le
Elond and Kelsey McGee were
appointed to Women's Honor
Appointed to the Women's At
torney General staff were Mere
dith Cromartie and Beverly Des
mond. Carolyn Durham and
Carol Mason were named as
New appointments to the men's
council will be made at today's
President Bob Bingham read a
letter from the Rector of the
University of Chile, appealing
for aid directly from Carolina
students to the students at the
Chilean university, which suf
fered extensively from the re
Bingham said a committee
will be formed to sponsor a drive
to raise money to aid the Chilean
Still On Order
Any member of the class of 1961
end any previous class may still
order his official Balfour class
ring through the Grail Ring Chair
man Pat Morgan. He may be in
room 408 Connor Dormitory or by
"The Captain from Koepenlck"
Is this week's free flick and
will be shown in Carroll Hall,
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
! The film Is in color and Is di
rected by Kautner who directed
"The Devil's General" and "The
Last Bridge." The short subject
will be "Constitution and the
flight to Vote."
Carl Zuckinayer's classic
' comedy about the biggest hoax
' In history has been turned into
a lavish new screen version.
This is the true story of poor
, cobbler Wilhelm Voigt who,
. desperate to obtain a passport
denied to him, donned a second
hand captain's uniform in a rail
road station washroom, com
manded a squad of soldiers of
the Kaiser's Imperial Army and
ordered them to arrest the
Mayor of Koepenlck and take
him to Berlin.
Having proved to an amused
Germany that the authority of
a uniform counted for more
than a man, Voigt voluntarily
surrendered and was granted his
passport by the Kaiser.
i The film is in German dia
logue with English subtitles. It
won awards for the best feature
film, best actor and best director.
DEAR JEAN After long hours of poring over reams of copy
for this week's issue of The News, we've decided that your attrac
tive smile is indeed a welcome sight for copy-sore eyes. For those
of you who haven't seen her before, she's Jean Desmond of Burl
ington. She'U be a sophomore sociology major at W. C. next fall.
(Photo by Pete Ness)
Playmakers To Present
Students' One-Act Plays
The production of three new
one-act plays, along with the
schedule for the coming season,
was announced by the Carolina
Playmakers this week. ;
The one-act plays were written
in Prof. John W. Parker's play
writing class during the first
The plays will be presented in
the Playmaker . Theatre at 7:30
p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug.
8 and 9. There will be no admis
At intermission, Prof. Parker
will introduce the young play-'
wrights and the audience will be
invited to discuss the new plays
both from the point of playwrit
ing and production.
The Broadway musical "South
Pacific" will highlight the. fall
semester program. The Rodgers
and Hammerstein production will
open the fall season for the
Playmakers on Oct. 28, and will
run for three days.
Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk
Wood" will be presented follow
ing the Thanksgiving recess.
Some one-act plays will also be
presented during the fall se
mester. The spring semester program
includes Duerrenmatt's 'The
Visit," along with some more
one-act plays, and "Day of
Glory," and "Great Diamond
The first play to be presented
Monday night is "Footnotes on
Salome," a comedy of college
life by Cristeen Myers of Brook
neal, Va. Edward Robbins of
Greensboro will direct. : -
"The Thorn Tree," the second
play, is a domesticdrama of
Piedmont North Carolina by
Alary Kiser of Winston-Salem.
It will be directed by Arthur
Hopper of Birmingham, Ala.
"A Farce-Comedy," the third
play, depicts Negro voting prac
tices in northeastern Carolina. It
was written by Gilbert Daley of
Raleigh and will be directed by
Daniel Liney of Buies Creek,
Settings for the plays are being
designed by Tommy Rezzuto,
technical director of the Caro
lina Playmakers. Sets are being
executed by the Junior Play
makers who are in residence
here for the second summer
For the past 43 years the
Carolina Playmakers have re.
ceived international renown for
their encouragement of new
playwrights. Almost 1,000 new
scripts have been staged in the
Playmakers Theatre on similar
Such writers as Paul Green,
(See Playmakers, Page 3)
Italian Students See
Campus As Guests
Eleven Italian students arrived here Tuesday night for
a week's visit on campus.
Ranging in age from 17 to 24 years old, the students
will attend classes and will be the guests of Carolina stu
dents in several social events. They will be on campus until
August 10. '
While on campus the 11 students are guests of Sum
mer Session Student Government and the YM-YWCA. Co
ordinator for the group will be
newly - appointed YMCA staffer jan student will be accompanied
Tom Davis. by a Carolina student, and they
A watermelon cutting was held wm g0 to tne Rat in pairs
Wednesday night, in honor of Sunday they will attend West
the visiting students. . minster Fellowship at 5:30 for
The visiting students attended an SUpper, and will see a video taps
orientation session Wednesday 0f Edward R. Murrow's "Who
morning, went on a tour of the Speaks for the at &:30
campus that afternoon, followed The Italian students visit is a
by a swim at Kessmg Pool. part of the "Experiment in Inter
Friday afternoon the Cosmo- national Living," an educational
politan Club will hold a picnic for travel organization, dedicated to
the visitors at the Community the goal of "fostering mutual
Church. The picnic will be en- understanding and respect among
livened by various forms of enter- peoples of different nations."
tainment, including square danc- They will arrive by bus at
ing. - Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Tuesday, -
The students will go to the Rath- August 2, coming from Quebec,
skeller Saturday night. Each Ital-
Forty-three talented high
school boys and girls represent
ing 13 eastern states from Mas
sachusetts to Florida are now in
residence on the UXC campus
where they are studying various
phases of playmaking.
The Junior Playmakers pro
gram is under the direction of
the Department of Dramatic Art
and the University Extension
Division. Professor John W.
Parker of the department of dra
matic art heads the program for
the 14th year.
A staff of eight instructors
and counselors supervise this
highly concentrated course and
laboratory in theater and arts.
The Junior Playmakers are
either high school juniors or sen
iors or high school graduates of
the current year. Their average
age is 16. All of these students
were carefully selected and were
awarded scholarships by the
Carolina Playmakers to attend
this five-week summer session.
Already they have over 40
plays or scenes from plays in
rehearsal. Their only public per
formance is cheduled for Satur
day evening, August 27. The
public is invited.
The Junior Playmakers are
housed in Old East Dormitory,
the oldest building on the cam
pus of the first state university
in America, which is located
near the Playmakers Theater,
scene and costume shops.
On Professor Parker's staff
are: Mrs. Louise Lamont, teach
er of acting; Professor Russell
B. Graves and Tommy Rezzuto,
teaching history of the theater
and stagecraft; Professor Vic
tor Michalak of Duke Univer
sity, teaching speech; Mrs.
Elenor Carter. Mrs. Helen B.
House and Mrs. Louise Dixon
who are serving on the counsel
ing and administrative staff.
Montreal and Washington, D. C.
The five coeds will live at Spen
cer Dormitory. The men will liv
in dormitories and fraternity
The students come from several
different universities in Italy, and
their academic majors are even
Nearly all of the students can
speak at least two other languages
usually French and English and
one speaks German also.
One of them, 21-year-old Maria'
Masnata, is studying at a school
for interpreters, and speaks excel
lent French, along with English
and her native language.
The "leader" of the group 13
Elena Bo, 24, of Genoa. She is a
language major and plans to
spend her free week in New York.
This is her third trip under the
Sandro Canevello, a 23-year-old
Genoan, is an economics student,
and wants to spend his free weelc
visiting "New York's supermar
kets, storehouses and Stock Es
Another Genoan, Giovanni Del.
lepiane, 22, is a political scienca
Gloria Fava, 22, from Ferrara,
went to work for her father as a
secretary after attending commer
cial secondary school.
The youngest member of tha
group, 17-year-old Antonio Lenner,
attends a "third class Scientific
High School." He is from Milan.
Antonio's brother, Franceses,
21, is study biology.
Alberta Leva, 22, is from Lorn
bardy, the capital of the province
of Lombardy. Alberto is studying
economy and commerce and has
also been to a textile school.
Francesco Pelizza, 23, is a busi
ness student from Genoa and also
plans to visit New York during
his free week.
The only geological science st
dent in the group is Luisa Preve,
19, of Genoa. She speaks German,
French and English in addition ta
Marco De Bianchi plans to visit
Florida during his free week. Ha
is a 20-year-old economics and
commerce student at the Univer
sity of Bologna.