Newspaper Page Text
Vol. 29, No. 33
Emory Resigns, Gobbel Follows Him as School BoarcTs Head Samuel T. Emory has resigned as chairman of the Chapel Hill school board but will remain a member. J. T. Gobbel has suc ceeded him as chairman. Mr. Gobbel has been chairman of the board’s building committee for several years, during the period of the greatest school expansion that Chapel Hill has ever known. The other members are Carl Smith, Dr. Ed Hedgpeth, Grey Culbreth, and Mrs. 0. David Gar vin. Mr. Culbreth and Mrs. Gar vin were elected this summer to succeed Edgar W. Knight and Mrs. R. H. Wettach, who de clined to be considered for re: election. The new composition of com mittees is as follows: teachers committee, Emory (ch), Hedg peth, Mrs. Garvin . . . buildings and grounds, Culbreth (ch), Smith, Emory . . . public rela tions, Mrs. Garvin (ch), Hedg peth, Smith . . . white schools, Hedgpeth (ch), Mrs. Garvin . . . colored schools, Smith (ch), Emory. At its meeting last week the board adopted this resolution: that pupils be admitted to the Chapel Hill elementary school (1) if they live inside the Chapel Hill administrative unit, or (2) if the Chapel Hill school is des ignated by the State Board of Education as the school for them to attend, or (3) if they are pres ently enrolled in the Chapel Hill elementary school. The latest word on the progesa of the consirudiioi) of the high school building is that, the li brary and some of the classrooms will be ready for use at the open ing of school September 10. The auditorium wing, which contains the band room, will not be fin ished till later in the fall. The cost of the building will be $375,000. The lowest bid was so far in excess of the appropria tion that the gymnasium had to be postponed. Engineers Sneak to Chapel Hill Kiwanis W. (J. Robbins, district sales repre sentative of the International Business Machine Corporation, anil Thomas Hartiford, manager of customs engin eering for the same company, talked to the Chapel Hill Kiwanis Club Tues day evening about the new clock and signal system being installed at the University. They said that the system, controlled by a master dock equipped with electronic self-regulating devices, may be used by stores and residences within an 8-mile radius of Chapel Hill. Visitors at the meeting included W. H. Barnhardt, the engineer who is supervising the installation of a new turbo generator at the University’* power plant; Tommy Coleman and Johnny Garrison, members of the Ki wanis-sponsored Key Club in the Burlington high school, and Dr. John Kiggshee, a member of the Chapel Hill Kiwanis Club who is now station ed at Jacksonville, Fla., as a lieuten ant in the Medical Corps of the U. S. Navy. In lieu of next week's regular Tues day evening meeting, the Kiwania Club will join with other civ^ groups and the Merchant’s Association in an out door supper Wednesday evening on the high school grounds. Ensign Northend at Norfolk Ensign Charles A. Northend, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan P. Northend of 509 Pritchard avenue, has reported to the fleet training center at Norfolk, Va., for a courae in combat informa tion center operation. The course teaches procedures and operation of the electronic equipment used in a ship’s "nerve center," the combat in formation centar. The Chapel Hill Weekly Louis Graves Editor The Record of the Hot Days The records of the U. S. Weather Bureau station in Chap el Hill confirm the general im pression that this summer has been an exceptionally hot one. To be literal, not the whole summer but the latter part of it. June this year was not very different from June last year. The big difference between 1950 heat and 1951 heat has been in July and August. A sheet of figures given to me by Max D. Saunders, the custo dian of the Weather Bureau Sta tion and the keeper of the tem perature and rainfall records, shows that on 22 of the 31 days in July the mercury went up into the 90’s. The intensely hot spell set in on the 10th. The highest point of the month, 98, was reached on the 13th. The tem perature reached 90 on four days, 91 on two days, 92 on five days, 93 on one day, 94 on four days, 95 on four days, and 96 on one day. In the first 15 days of Aug ust there were 10 days on which the temperature was 90 or higher. Here is a summing-up of the days, from June 1 to August 15, last year and this jh?ar, when the temperature was 90 or higher: In June last year 10 days, in June this year 14 days. ... In Merchants to Hold Games and Chicken Supper On the Schoolgrounds; Everybody Is Invited The Merchants Association’s annual outing and chicken supper will be held Wednesday afternoon and evening, August 22, on the schoolgrounds. Everybody is invited. Activities will begin at 4 o’clock with a softball game on the athletic field between a team made up of merchants and em ployees fro:n tl viorth side of Frank lin street and a similar team from the south side of the street. Charlie Phillips will be captain of the south team and Jack McDude of the north. Horseshoe pitching contests will be gin at 4:30 under the supervision of Buster Ogbum. Prizes will be given to the winners, and there will also he prizes for the members of the vic torious softball team. The outdoor chicken supper will be gn at 0.30, with Postmaster Bill Hogan as chef ami general manager. It will Hubbell Designs Setting for Play William K. Hubbell of Chapel Hill has designed the setting for the Caro lina Playmakers’ production of ‘Ten Little Indians,” which will begin a three-day run this evening in the Playmakers theatre. The setting is a luxurious seaside summer home on an island off the Devon coast. Mr. Hubbell is director of the graphic arts section of the University’s In stitute for Research in Social Science. He has designed pamphlets and hook jackets and has made designs for other graphic arts projects. Wruy Thompson has designed costumes and makeup for the play, ami I,awrence Peerce and Philip Bernunke have planned the lighting. Betty Smith in “l/ost Colony” Betty Smith will make another guest appearance in Paul Green's ’The Lost Colony” next Tuesday evening, August 21, in the Waterside theatre at Manteo- Her summer home is at nearby Nags Head, and she has ap peared in the play several times in the role of Agona, an Indian squaw who falls in love with Old Tom Harris, the tragi-comic role played by Warren Lee Terry. Miaa Croekford on Active Duty Ensign Helen A. Croekford, WAVES, ÜBN, has reported for duty in the Naval Communications Division in Washington. She was graduated from the University in June. Miss Crock ford’s former service was nt the Naval Security Station in Washington Boys Return from Camp Bobby Winsor and Bill Jefferson have come home from Camp Sky mont, which is betwenn Lursy and Front Royal in the Blue Ridge moun tains of Virginia. CHAPEL HILL, N. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1951 July last year 5 days, in July this year 22 days. ... In first 15 days of August last year 4 days, in the first 15 days of August this year 10 days. It may have occurred to some people to wonder why, with such a long period of very hot weath er, there has not been more dry ing-up of grass and foliage. The reason is that plenty of rain has been mixed in with the heat. There was a rainfall of 5.06 in ches in July and of 1.27 inches in the first 15 days of August. So the trees and the grass have kept beautifully green. Odum's New Book about Sociology “American Sociology; the Story of Sociology in the United States to 1950,” by Howard W. Odum, head of the University’s sociology department, was published this week by I,ongmans, Green and Company. The book is concerned with sociol ogy’s contribution to higher educa tion and scholarship in the United States and with its relation to Amer ican history, American literature, and American economics and politics. The book discusses, also, the promise and prospects, the hazards and limitations, of sociology, and advances the idea that sociology may be the most valu able of the social sciences in a new era when all the sciences are urging a more realistic science of how men may live and work together in peace. be followed by entertainment directed by Roy Armstrong as master of cere monies. The program will end with the awarding of a door prize to the holder of the ticket whose number is drawn from a hat. Tickets to the supper, at $1.50 each, are on sale to the public at Jack Lip man’s, the Village Pharmacy, the Electric Construction Company, and the Merchants Association office. E. C. Smith is in charge of ticket sales. Members of the Lions Club, Al trusa Club, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and the Jaycees will attend the affair in lieu of their regular dinner meeting. Summer Session Choir to Give Concert Thursday A concert of chorale music will be given by the Summer Session Choir ut 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23, in Hill Hall. Admission will be free. The program will feature J. S. Bach's Cantata No. 78, based on the old German chorale, “Jesui, der du meine Seele,” and will include a group of modern compositions by Hindmith, Samuel Barber, and Vaughan Wil liams; a group of English and Ameri can folksongs arranged by Charles Bryan, Gustav Holst, and Katherine K. Davis, and “Inflaminatus” from Rossini’s “Stabat Mater.” The soloists will be Anne Lynch, soprano; John Bridges, tenor, and Edgar vom I,ehn, bass-baritone. Miss Lynch, now a resident of Chapel Hill, was graduated in music from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. She has been studying music at the University here for the Mrs. Brockman’s Recipe Published A prize-winning recipe submitted by Mrs. E. W. Brockman, Jr., of 227-A Jackson circle is in the Round Table of Endorsed Recipes section of the September issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. The magazine uses only ten of the several hundred recipes submitted each month. Mrs. Brockman’s recipe is for Spanish chicken. It is printed over her name a.nd address and is accompanied by a color photograph of a platter of Span ish chicken ready to serve. Author-Illustrgtor Gueat of Honor Mrs. Dorothea Snow, author and il lustrator, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was guest of honor at a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Koch last Saturday. Mrs. Snow’s book, “John Paul Jones,” was recently published by Bobbs Merrill. John W. Parker in Hoapital John W. Parker, who haa bee 4 in Duke hoapital for a check-up since last Saturday, ia expected to come home tomorrow. Chapel Hill Chaff On one of the terrific hot days last week Mrs. Carl Durham thought it would be nice not to spend as much time as usual over the kitchen stove. So she cut down on the cooking. To com pensate for this respite she put in the better part of an hour mak ing ice cream for the family—a special preparation which she ex pected to be a special treat. “And do you think they were pleased ?” she remarked to a neighbor next day. “Not at all. You never saw such indifference. What they wanted was things that took cooking—black-eyed peas, snap beans, and corn-on-the-cob.” * * * When I started uptown early Wednesday morning I saw Chan cellor House seated on the edge of his porch. He was leaning over an object on his lap, I couldn’t see what, and was in tent on something he was doing with his hands. I stopped to in vestigate and found out (1) that the object on his lap was his 17- year-old dog Toots and (2) that he was absorbed in the task of getting a tick off her back. He arose as I approached and held up to my view a pair of tweezers with the tick held tight between the prongs. “I put a drop of iodine on the tick,” the Chancel lor said. “That stunned it and made it loosen its grip. When I pulled it off there wus enough iodine loft on Toots’s skin to cauterize the wound.” * * * Gordon Jones, five-year-old son of I)r. Kemp Jones, has be come pleasantly acquainted with air-conditioning through visits to his father’s office on East Franklin street. He was taken to the circus that was in Oarrboro recently. When he entered the tent he sniffed the air and re marked in a disapproving tone: “No alb-conditioning.” last two years and is a soloist at the Methodist church. Mr. Bridges has received the A.B. and M.A. degrees from the University’s drama depart ment. He served a year as pastor’s assistant and choir director at the Presbyterian church in Fairbanks, Alasku, and is now doing similar work in Burlington. While a student here he sang leading roles in “Chimes of Nor mandy” and “Orpheus.” Mr. vom Lehn was for several years a graduate assistant in the Univer sity’s music department. Since then he had been with the music depart ment of Pomona College in Hare mont, California, and has returned to North Carolina to teach music in the new high school in Burlington. He and Mr. Bridges will sing the bass and tenor arias in the Bach cantata, and Miss Lynch will sing the soprano solo in “Flammatus.” Peacocks Cuing to Denver Mr. and Mrs. William Peacock and their daughter will leave soon for Denver, Col., where they will visit Mrs. Peacock’s brother. They had spent most of the summer in the mountains at Tuxedo, where Mr. Peacock was a counselor at Camp Arrowhead. Homecoming Day at Damascus All-day homecoming services will lie held Hunday at the Damascus Congre gational Christian church out beyond the University lake. The program will include a picnic dinner. All friends of the church are invited to come and bring lunch. * Concert Tomorrow Evening The free recorded concert that waa scheduled for last Saturday will be given at 8 o’clock tomorrow (Satur day) evening ih the Forest Theatre. Mra. McCauley Leaves Hospital Mrs. Andrew McCauley, who under went an operation several days ago, came home yesterday from Watte hospital. Joe Jones Assistant Editor Short Road to Airport Will Be Completely Paved in Six Weeks; Newly Constructed Link Already Open for Traffic, to Be Closed Briefly While Pavement Is Laid Bissells Hurt in Wreck Joseph Bissell, linotyper in the Orange Printshop, was seriously injured; Mrs. Bissell received minor injuries; and their daugh ter, Mrs. Neal Suddard, was dan gerously injured in an accident near Sylacauga, Alabama, at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. Mr. Suddard, the fourth member of the party, escaped injury. Mrs. Suddard, who had a vertebra in her neck broken, was taken to a hospital in Birmingham, 40 miles away. The Bissells are in the Syla cauga hospital but will be moved to the one in Birmingham at this week end. Mr. Bissell had his arm crushed, had one side badly lacerated, and be cause of loss of blood had to have a blood transfusion. He is expected to be in the hospital several weeks. When the accident occurred Mr. Bis sell was driving. A truck containing soldiers, running on the wrong side of the road, struck his car head-on. A moment later his car was struck by another ear coming from behind. He was pinned in the wreck for an hour before he could he freed. The Bissell party was returning from a trip to Florida. The Suddards were to drop off at their home in Mar tin, Tennessee. Fine New Building of HSA Shown to Guests The Hospital Saving Association’s “open house” last Saturday revealed to the guests a building whose interior is a model of “functionalism”—i.e., con veniences and comfort--and whose ex terior possesses the grace and dignity of time-honored Colonial architecture. A happy combination, indeed. Chapel Hill people and visitors from out-of-town responded in large num ber to the USA’s invitatipn to come uml see its new quarters on West Franklin street. Escorted through by members of the staff, they admired the design of the layout, the beautiful colors of the walls and ceilings, the asphalt tile floors, the furniture, and an amazing urray of machinery for bookkeeping, record-keeping, address ing, mailing, and other operations that robotry has taken over from hu man beings. Important improvements in the building ure air conditioning (and what joyful ejaculations that drew from people coming in from the street!), sound-proof ceilings, and duy time overhead lighting. Kyans Have Guests from Italy Mr. and Mrs. Umberto Basco of Home, Italy, were here several days this week as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Carson Ryan. Mr. Bosco, a faculty member of the University of Rome, held a visiting professorship this year at Columbia University, and Mrs. Bosco has been lecturing at Teachers College of Columbia Univer sity. They were entertained Tuesday at an informal dinner at the Ryan home to meet University staff mem bers and their wives, including Chan cellor Robert B. House, Mr. and Mrs. •Sturgis l.eavitt, and Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Ullman. Piano Recital Tuesday Evening A short recital of piano music will be given by Barclay Brown of Wil mington at 8:80 Tuesday evening in Hill hall. Everybody is invited. The program will include Beethoven’s own favorite sonata, the F major; Robert Schumann’s Papillons, two Debussy preludes, and a set of Bulgarian dances by Bsrtok. Mr. Brown is a Junior and s music major in the University. He is s composer as well ns a pianist and has had several of his compositions played in concerts in various parts of the state. Electric Power on N. C. Firms S. H. Hobbs, in his speech at the recent Resource-Use Education Con ference: "Fifteen year* ago only 8 per cent of the farms in North Caro lina had electricity; now 8S per cent have it” $2 a Year in Advance in Orange County $3 a Year Out of County. 5c a Copy W. E. Hawkins, State Highway Commission construction engi neer, sends, in response to a re quest from the editor, exact in formation about the paving of the Wake county section of the short-cut road between Chapel Hill and the Raleigh-Durham air port. This is the road that makes the distance from here to the air port slightly under 17 miles, about 514 miles shorter than the distance byway of Durham. To take the short cut: When you get to Nelson on the way to Raleigh turn left, toward Dur ham, on highway 70-A, and then, after you have gone only about 50 yards, turn right. At this right turn there is a direction sign bearing the word Airport. The Durham county section of the short cut, 1.9 miles, was paved several months ago. It is the Wake county section, 2.2 miles, on which construction has been in progress this summer. “This section,” writes Mr. Hawkins, “has been graded, drainage pipe installed, and the soil-type base course constructed by State forces. A contract for the hard-surfacing has just been awarded, and the surface will be down in a month or six weeks. Automobiles can pass over the new construction now, but when the surface treatment is ready to be placed by the contractor it will be closed to traffic for a few days.” During these few day* a detour will take care of Chapel Hill-air port traffic. With this detour the distance between here and the airport is still much shorter than the distance when you go by Durham. The growing number of Chapel Hillians who travel by air have been looking forward eagerly to the completion of the paving of the short cut. This eagerness is reflected in the many inquiries that the editor of the Weekly has received about the progress of the work. Mystery Play Will Have Three- Day Run “Ten Little Indiana,” Agatha Chris tie’a famous myatery play, will be given by the Carolina Haymakers at 8:30 p.m. today (Friday), tomorrow, and Sunday in the Playmakera theatre. Ticketa are available at Swain hall and Ledbetter-Pickard’a. Thomas Patterson of the Univer sity's drama department is the director, and Miss Mary Helen Crain of Dur ham and James Pritchett of Lenoir, drama atudents, play the leading roles. Manly Wade Wellman, Chapel Hill author and former professional actor, plays a supporting role. Miss Christie’s play, described as a classic of suspense, la said to be one of the moat intricately clever myster ies ever adapted for the stage. It won immediate success on ita appear ance in London and New York in 1944. Turner Opens Law Office Here J. Harvey Turner, who was grad uated from the University’s law school last spring, opanad a law office here thia week in the Strowd building over Sutton’e drugstore. He will specialise In tax law. He received an accounting degree in 1947 from the University's school of buainea administration and his law degree thia year. He is from Lenoir county. Free Playe Nest Thursday Three one-act plays written, acted, and directed by students in the Uni versity’s drama department, will be gven by the Carolina Playmakera at 7:80 p.m. Thursday, August tS, in the Playraakers theatre. Admission is free.