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Australian playwright Elliott skilled novelist
When the rich Mazzinis in Sydney,
Australia, celebrated the opening of the
Harbor Bridge in 1932 they invited a
mixed-bag of guests to their mansion to
watch the fireworks and to admire the
spun-sugar miniature of the bridge on
their dining table. And in 1973, the
concluding chapter of Water Under the
Bridge (Simon and Schuster. 367 pp.
J9.95) by Sumner Locke Elliott brings us
up to date on what has happened to these
people during the intervening 50 years,
how much water has indeed gone under
their bridge of life.
Between his all too rare books, one
tends to forget just how remarkably
skillful a novelist is this Sumner Locke
Elliott, an Australian playwright
transplanted to New York in 1948.
Careful, He Might Hear You is a
memorable account of what the adult
world looks like to a child. Edens Lost is a
novel about an extraordinary family that
sticks fast in your mind. The Man Who
Got Away and Going are equally
At the Mazzini party in 1932 we meet
the Mazzinis: Lewis, the father, who had
made a fortune in threshing machinery
and Mrs. Mazzini (both of them so soon
with a leather
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to be murdered by a midnight marauder);
Carrie Mazzini, a beautiful and selfish
young woman looking for some man to
"transform her life"; her sister, Honor,
who would send her lover away to his
death and spend the rest of her life
regretting it; and brother Ben, who never
managed to connect with life or people
before a car crash killed him.
But the persons who came to the party
By WALTER SPEARMAN
Water Under the Bridge
by Sumner Locke Elliott
were even more riveting and they
would never quite escape the influence of
the Mazzinis, no matter how much water
went under their bridges.
Neil Atkins was invited to the party
because Mrs. Mazzini mistakenly
thought he was a friend of her son Ben.
An aspiring young actor, Neil was an
orphan raised by an outrageously bawdy
and remarkably well-drawn retired
actress (Shasta is one of the best
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characters in the novel). Maggie McCihee
was an Australian farm girl growing
sophisticated through her job as a society
reporter. Archie Ewers was there because
his mother was the Mazzini
washerwoman and he was as
obnoxious in his own fawning,
opportunistic way as Charles Dickens'
famous Uriah Heep. And the pitifully
ambitious Flagg sisters would go to any
party they were invited to.
Neil Atkins' obsessive infatuation for
the unresponsive Carrie Mazini kept
him from appreciating what Maggie
McCihee had to oiler.
Some 40 years later they are all back in
Sydney: Neil was a successful London
actor, but never at the top, Maggie an
overweight, frustrated writer, Carrie with
her third husband, pet dogs and a taste
for alcohol, Archie an unmitigated mess.
The years have passed, the water has run
under the bridge, the characters we have
come to know so well are disillusioned.
And Sumner Locke Elliott has written a
novel with completely believable persons,
has probed their inner selves with
compassion, and has encouraged them to
reveal themselves convincingly.
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the Committee on the Recruitment of Black
Faculty (an ad hoc faculty committee).
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PHONE 968-1968 for appointments
By Puerto Rican nationalists
Statue of Liberty taken over
NEW YORK (UPI) Puerto Rican
nationalists took over the Statue of Liberty
Tuesday, ousting hundreds of tourists and a
movie crew and demanding the release of
terrorists serving life prison terms for the
1954 attack on Congress.
The 30 unarmed demonstrators said they
represented the Supporters of the Puerto
Rican Independence Movement and the
New York Committee to Free the Five, a
reference to four Puerto Ricans who shot up
the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954
and wounded five congressmen, and a fifth
who took part in an assassination attempt
against President Harry Truman at Blair
House in 1950.
They were sentenced to life prison terms,
but President Carter recently commuted the
sentence of one of the gunmen.
U.S. attorneys obtained an injunction
ordering the demonstrators to leave the
island as FBI agents and national Parks
Service officials negotiated with the
Nigeria urges embargo
UNITED NATIONS (UPI) - Nigeria
urged the U .N . Security Council Tuesday to
impose a mandatory oil and arms embargo
on South Africa and ban investments in the
white-ruled country in retaliation for its
crackdown on dissidents.
In Washington, President Carter said he
had reached a decision on whether to back
sanctions against Pretoria but did not say
what the decision was.
Carter said he was trying to coordinate the
U.S. decision with America's European
allies and "also among friends we have
among African leaders.
"There are various kinds of sanctions
against sale of weapons, various degrees of
economics sanctions," Carter said. "But
what we want is a resolution of the South
Africans' threat against peace in Namibia
and of course the rights of the South African
peoples themselves protected.
"So we'll try to modify our position to
bring about all three of those things.'Tarter
recruitment of minority faculty members in
the schools of dentistry, nursing and
pharmacy. The schools of medicine and
public health already have a minority-group
member to aid in recruitment.
The publication of a revised manual on
recruiting black faculty members by the vice
chancellor for administration and the
Committee on the Recruitment of Black
Emphasizing the need to "muster a special
focus of attention" on the recruitment of
black and women faculty, Taylor asked that
the Committee on the Recruitment of Black
Faculty and the Committee on the Status of
Women serve as the Affirmative Action
Advisory Committee. The advisory
committee previously was composed of a
broad group of faculty members. University
employees and students.
Nigerian foreign Minister Joseph N.
Ciarba, speaking in a Council debate on
South Africa's arrest of 62 black and white
leaders and the shutdown of two black
newspapers, appealed to the W est to join in
taking "prompt and effective measures to
arrest the present deterioration of the
"Our delegation will not be satisfied w ith a
mere condemnation of the arrests, acts of
brutality, repression and terrorism," Ciarba
said. "This has been done several times
without any satisfactory effect on the regime
ABU DHABI tl'Pl) A gunman
Tuesday shot and killed a United Arab
Emirates official in an airport assassination
attempt on Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel
Halim Khaddam. The assassin tried to
hijack a plane to escape but later surrendered
himself and seven hostages.
Emirates officials said the captured
gunman had two accomplices who escaped.
I he Iraqi News Agency reported authorities
had picked up another live persons for
the noise-meter vote.
The board also heard criticisms of the
noise at some student parties by UNC
Professor Frederick Bchrcnds and
Alderman R. D. Smith.
Behrends said he has heard music
from student parties that was so loud he
could distinguish every word of the
"(This year), it has gotten
considerably worse," Behrends said, 'it
is one thing to hear the music from a car
(as police do) but it is another thing if
you hear it while trying to sleep in a
bedroom," he said.
After running The Shack for 1 5 years.
Creel retired and his son-in-law Harold
Marvel took over. He later leased the
watering hole to Bill Sparrow a few
years later. The Shack had several other
operators before Wheaties Richardson
took it over six years ago.
Famous faces have stooped to enter
the doors of The Shack. Norman
Giordan, a singer u ith the Metropolitan
Opera, was found often at The Shack
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Khaddam, who returned to Damascus,
suggested Iraq was behind the assassination
attempt. He cited "initial evidence" that the
gunman had arrived in Abu Dhabi from
Before Khaddam left aboard an empty
plane to return to Syria, Emirates officials
handed him a slip of paper believed to
contain the gunman's name.
U.S. prisoners coming home
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Some 225
Americans held in Mexican prisons, many
on drug charges, and a smaller number in
Canadian jails could be transferred to U.S.
prisons in time for Christmas under a bill
passed Tuesday by the House and sent to
I he measure, w hich has cleared the Senate
and is expected to get swift approval from
the President, would implement prisoner
exchange treaties made with the two
S. African repression
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UPI)
Police have arrested 1 3 more blacks, 12 of
them for holding a charity show to raise
money for a legal defense fund for black
school children, police said Tuesday.
The detentions bring to 62 the number of
blacks held by police since a crackdown last
week on black and white dissidents and on
black power organizations.
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Behrends said he knew of one
instance where police received at least
four complaints, but did not act until l
"1 know of others who would not
complain," Behrends said, "because,
one, they felt it would do no good or,
two, they felt it would be a waste of
Behrends said police usually were
cooperative in noise complaints, but
often were unable to quiet some parties.
Smith said that students have said
they wanted to be good neighbors, but
felt that noise from some parties was
Continued from page 1.
when he retired and settled in Chapel
Mill. Richardson says former UNC
basketball star Billy Cunningham also
clowned a few brews there.
"A lot of times parents will come in
when they bring their kids to college,"
Richardson says. "They say The Shack
used to be their favorite hang-out when
they were in school."
The Shack even made it to the movies
in 1968. A few scenes from Three In the
Attic, directed by Richard Wilson and
starring Yvette Mimieux, were shot at
the bar. Several UNC students got parts
in the movie as extras.
Richardson dusts the bar with a
greasy cloth. It is 3:30 on a Thursday
afternoon and he has a big night coming
"Thirty-two years this bar has been
going," he says proudly. "Oldest one in
But although The Shack looks as if a
good strong wind could finish it,
Richardson said the chances for any
physical improvements are slim.
"What?.''.' Why that would be crazy,"
Richardson exclaims. "It wouldn't be
the same place then."
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