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by Sue Anne Presxley
Clarence Rutherford is a witch.
Rutherford (not his real name) is also a UNC graduate
student and teaching assistnat. He is convinced that he got his
job as a teaching assistant because of his -powers."
1 am sure of it," Rutherford said adamantly in an
anonymous DTH interview. "It was extremely unlikely that I
would get the position. So my friends and I got together and
concentrated on me and the job for three hours. The next day I
was informed that the job was mine."
Rutherford is not the only witch in the area. A young
woman who introduces herself as the "high priestess" of North
Carolina frequently and mysteriously appears at Chapel Hill
parties, swishing around in a long black gown and informing
people of her status. After making rounds among the
bewildered guests, she leaves.
"I got an eerie feeling when she was there," one such guest
confided. "There's something really spooky about that girl.
She made my skin crawl." (Not all guests are so impressed by
the priestess. One quipped: "She is a fake. I swear I saw her in
Blimpie's the other day wearing jeans and acting halfway
Some people insist that a coven meets regularly on Rogers
Road and scatters dead chickens around the site. Others claim
to have observed in Forest Theatre last year a circle of 13
young women dressed in black and chanting monotone
rituals. The leader of the women, on discovering the intruders,
ordered them away.
Despite these rumors of black capes and dead chicken
fetishes, the Chapel Hill sorcerers hardly fit the traditional
witch image. Clarence Rutherford, for example, is lanky, pale
and very ordinary looking. "I only use my broom for sweeping
the kitchen floor," Rutherford said. "I realize that I should
look weird. I tried letting my hair frizz once . . . Itdidn'tlook
good at all."
Rutherford's wit becomes disgust when he speaks of what
he calls "the layman's misconceptions."
"My beliefs are very personal, very important to me," he
said. "I keep quiet about these things. People automatically
label you a freak. But what you call witchcraft is a religion to
What, then, does Rutherford's religion entail?
"There are no vendettas, no hexes," he insists. "My powers
and the powers of my friends are forms of ESP and mental
telepathy. We do good things. We get jobs for each other with
our powers. We help sick friends get well. We have a good time
Rutherford does not indulge in undue devilment. He
saunters down Franklin Street like anyone else. He wears
jeans and prefers his meat cooked. "I have never," he
emphatically stressed, "turned anyone into a frog."
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- "Happy New Year" ("La Bonne Annee")
The director of "A Man and a Woman," Claude
LcLouch, created this stylish and entertaining
crime caperlove story about a jewelry-store
robbery and a romance with a fiercely
Independent antique-store proprietress next,
door, both conducted by the witty and
accomplished actor Lino Ventura. (Friday at 7
and 9:30 p.m., Saturday at 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m.,
Greenlaw Auditorium, $1.50, the Alternative
- "42nd Street" This BusSy Berkeley
musical is not as evenly structured as "Gold
Diggers if 1933" practically all the musical
numbers come end-on-end in the last reel
but the plot is classic. Ginger Rogers is
Anytime Annie, a gold digger par excellence.
(Friday at 6:30 and 9 p.m., the Great Hail,
Union free flick).
Things to Come" This 1936 British
science-fiction film is notable for a
screenplay by H.G. Wells, who espoused his
technocratic view of the future with the help
of a set designer who fancied an automated
society still steeped in Art Deco. (Saturday at
6:30 and 9 p jn., Carroll Hall, Union free flick.)
The Last American Hero" One of the
movie that got away. Jeff Bridges plays a
racing-car driver, and his movie is about more
than racing. It's only two years old. (Sunday at
6:30 and 9 p.m., the Great Hall, Union free
"Child Under a Leaf" Dyan Cannon's
provocative performance won great reviews
for this Canadian film at Cannes and Atlanta
(and some would say it's about time; she has
played the shallow tramp too many times for
patience.) (Plaza I, at 2:30, 4:45, 7:05 and 9:20
THE NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
prod UC society still steeped in Art Deco. (Saturday at
t:au ana p.m., arron nan, union tree hick.
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Shakespeare's dark comedy of revenge, redemption and mercy. The Merchant .
of Venice, will be performed by; the National Shakespeare Company on'
JANUARY 20 at 8:00 P.M. in Memorial Hall. Admission is $2.00, and tickets ,
are available at the Union desk and at the door, at show time. Still a highly '
controversial play. The Merchant of Venice sets comic themes of the parable of
the caskets and the anecdote of the rings against the darker story of the pound
of flesh, and the troubling, tragic figure of Shylock. The production is staged by
the National Shakespeare Company, a nationally respected touring troupe
based in New York. "
A Carolina Union Presentation
w . 1 U . 11 II
Treebie and the Bean" (Plaza 2, at 3,
5:10, 70 and 9:30 p.m., $2.25.)
"Challenge to Be Free" A nature
documentary. (Plaza 3, at 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.,
"Such Good Friends" Now for some
really bad Dyan Cannon, this Otto Preminger
opus about a woman who finds her dying
husband's little black book. Remember
"Hurry, Sundown"? (Varsity, at 1:40, 3:30,
5:20, 7:10 and 9 p.m., $2.25.)
The Klansman" How appropriate for
David Duke's appearance at UNC. The
reviews have been awful. (Carolina, at 2:45,
4:50, 6:55 and 9 p.m., $2.25.)
The Heartbreak Kid" A hilarious
comedy about a young schmuck's pursuit of
the elusive WASP princess, Cybill Shepherd.
(Friday and Saturday at the Varsity at 11:15
The Magical Mystery Tour" and "Jiml
Plays Berkeley" For music, not cinema,
fans (Carolina, at 11:30 p.m. Friday and
The Godfather Part II" (Yorktowne.)
The Towering Inferno" (Center I.)
"Gone With the Wind" (Northgate.)
"White Lightnin' " Starring Burt
Late shows "Journey Through the Past
(Center 1), "Daisy Miller (Yorktowne), "Hit
Man," and "Abby" (Riverview).
"Midnight Cowboy" Jo n Schlesinger's
Oscar-winner of 1S69. Tonight at 7 and 9:30,
Biological Sciences Auditorium, Freewater
"Harold and Maude" (Saturday and
Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m., Page Auditorium, $1.)
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perform at 9 p.m. today. "Leather Britches"
will perform at i) p.m. Saturday. No cover
Town Hall "Eddie Kirkland and his Blues
Boogie Review" will perform at 9 p.m. today
and Saturday. $1 cover charge.
Cat's Cradle "Begonia" will perform at 9
p.m. today and Saturday. Cover charge.
Eleven well-known newsmen will
participate in open discussions regarding
The Cost of Fairness: Responsibility In the
American Press" from 9 a.m.-noon today in
105 New Divinity Building, at 4:30 p.m. today
in the Gross Chemical Laboratory Auditorium
and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday In the Board
Room of Allen Building, Duke's west campus.
The participating newsmen are Shana
Alexander, Michael J. Arlen, Russell Baker,
Saul Friedman, William Greider, John
Leonard, Allen Often, Daniel Schorr, Av
Westin, John Seigenthaler and Hodding
Dr. Milton Friedman will speak at 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24 in Page Auditorium on the
Duke University campus. Admission is free.
Generations of Brubeck" at 8 p.m. today in
Memorial Hall. Dave Brubeck will perform
with his sons Darius, Chris and Danny.
Tickets, $3 and $4, are on sale at the Union
The North Carolina Symphony will perform
with Dave Brubeck at 3 and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday in Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium.
For tickets, $5, call 933-5454.
There will be a piano recital by Kymric
Mahnke featuring the works of Bach, Chopin,
Schumann, Beethoven and Stravinsky at 8
p.m. Sunday in Hill Hall.
Frankie Vaili and the Four Seasons will
perform at 8 p.m. today in Goodman Gym on
the Catawba College campus in Salisbury.
Call Catawba Union for information.
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The Carolina Readers Theatre presents
"Corn Squeezins and Wry" at 8 p.m. today in
Gerrard Hall. Admission is free.
The National Shakespeare Company will
perform "The Merchant of Venice" at 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20 in Memorial Hall. Tickets,
$2.50, are on sale at the Union desk. There will
be two other performances at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19 in Stewart Theatre on the
N.C. State campus in Raleigh. Call 737-3104
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The UNC Opejrai Theatre, presents Rossini's
"The Barber of Seville" at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan.
31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 in Hill Hall. Tickets,
$3, are on sale at Hill Hall.
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