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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Volume XXVI. No. 15
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 1917
Price, Five Cents
DR. MIMS SHOWS VALUE
TAR HEELS DEFEAT DUR
HAM IN THEIR OWNCAMP
OF NATIONAL LITERATURE
GROWTH AND USES OF LITER.
ATURE OF MANY PEOPLES
.TRACED BY LECTURER
TEACHERS ARE TRUE PATRIOTS
"What do all the efforts on the
part of teachers of literature mean
in the life of a nation and in the
life of an individual?" asked Dr.
, Edwin Mims, of Vanderbilt Uni
versity, in a public lecture in Ger
rard Hall Monday night.
Dr. Mims, at one time a mem
ber of the English department
here, has been conducting a series
of seminar lectures on American
literature before students major
ing in English and candidates for
honors in that department, during
the past week. His lecture Mon
day night was the only one open
to the public. 1
Taking as his subject "Litera
ture in the Service of the Nation,"
Dr. Mims, in a forceful and mas
terful presentation traced the
growth and development of liter
aturefrom the Grecian Homer on
down to the modern men of let
ters, clearly showing how the his
tory, ideals, thoughts and expres
sions of a people are allprcserved
in the literature of a nation.
In introducing the speaker, Dr,
Greenlaw spoke of the English
Seminar Courses which were in
troduced for the first time last
year for the benefit of students
majoring in English, courses not
only instructive and interesting;
but "courses which develop the
spirit of American idealism." "Be
sides being one of the most notori
ous men in this great State, Dr.
Mims is now a member of the
faculty of the University,' because
of the fact that he is conducting
these courses," Dr. Greenlaw said.
At the very outset Dr. Mims em
phasized the importance of liter
ature in the healthy and normal
life of. a nation. "Many people
have wrongly felt that books have
little place in the world of serious
and thoughtful men such as we
have today," he said. "In the be
ginning of any great people there
comes sooner or later, a, great
writer who fixes their language."
The speaker pointed out Homer
and Dante as typical examples of
Referring to the work of the
French- Academy in conserving
and preserving the French lan
guage, Dr. Mims said that ho na
tion has taken more serious
thought about its medium of ex
pression. They have regarded
language from the standpoint of
The speaker next eulogized the
works of Shakespeare "Many
other writers may have contribute I
ed to the English language, but
somehow it became fixed as a
media of expression in Shakes
peare and the Bible," he declared.
Dr. Minis told how the holy
spot of Jerusalem has been made
fixed in the imaginations of all
people by great writers, poets, and
prophets, how the glory of great
Greece was pictured by the drama
tists and lyric poets of Athens, and
how the. beauty and glory of Paris
was interpreted in the literature
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LIEUT. THOMPSON LECTURES
ON "PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT"
The lecture of Lieut, (or Lef te
nant) George P. Thomson in Ger
rard Hall Friday evening on "The
Principles of Flight" will long be
remembered here, not only because
it was highly, interesting, but also
because it was unusually instruc
tive. No doubt some of the fu
ture avaitors in our student body
will thank Lieut. Thomson in their
hearts for something he may have
told them last Friday. After an
intoduction by Dr. Patterson, who
had visited in Lieut. Thomson's
home, the speaker began by de
scribing the structure of a typical
aeroplane, illustrating his points
with slides. A biplane with an
eleven cylinder rotary engine was
taken as a type. The body of the
machine is made of canvas stretch
ed on wood, and the planes are of
the same material. The weight of
the machine is in the body, Lieut.
Thomson said, where the engine,
pilot, gunner, and machine guns
ai'e situated. Steel wires help the
planes to support the weight of the
body. The machine which Lieut.
Thomson described was equipped
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Range Finder Makes
First Show on Campus
rhe Ranjre Finder deserves the
hearty support of the University.
It is a publication edited and
financed by the members of an
English class which is, taken as a
unit, only a representative Caro
lina class. Hut it is rather signi
ficant that a class should under
take' such an enterprize.
There is evident in the Range
Finder, a genuine expression of
the college man's viewpoint of
war and militarv training. It
rvurna fho oft PO'P mfln 3 lntfl 'nffi- .
to it, for literature after all is
but -a transcript of life; is but a
criticism of it. In the Range
Finder are both. i
Fifteen debaters are entering
the debate preliminaries in the
Troy High School for places on
the team in the state-wide debate.
J. M. Gwyun, John Terry, Cal
vert Toy, and W. R. Wunsch have
been initiated into Omega Delta.
tation of the1 life around him. j that the proposed law would de
TU ia r.alK, a lltcarv whistrJ the individual freedom of
a . y -.towd,
IU, N. C. BATTALLION, MILITARY INSTRUCTORS, BAND, DRUM CORPS, AND
SIGNAL CORPS STANDING AT ATTENTION
DEBATE A BIG SUCCESS
NEGATIVE SIDE GAINS VICTORY
AND 50 DOLLARS ON COM
EATON AND BAGGETT WINNERS
The Intra-College Debate held
in Gerrard Hall at eight o'clock
last Saturday evening marked the
inauguration of an entirely new
system in thed ebating life of the
University. The query for the de
bate was: ."Resolved, That Con
gress should pass a1, law requiring
Compulsory Arbitration of all
disputes arising between employ
ers and employees where the great
er part of the "business in which
they are engaged is inter-state
commerce:" W. M. York presid
ed over the debate and A. M.
Coates served as Secretary. The
committee of Judges consisted of
Dr. M. H. Stacy, Prof. II. II.
Williams, and Dr. C. L. Raper.
The College band , was out in good
"spirits" and contributed largely
toward making (he contest the
biggest debating, event of several
Forrest Miles, in opening the
! debate, clearly defined the terms
of the query and laid the founda-
tl0n for tIie Affirmative argu-
ment.. He contended that in view
j? i. i . i. t 1 1 p i
Ul J'c nuiuons ana me ian-
ure of present remedies to cope
adequately with these conditions,
Government, to perform its first
function, owes to Capital, Labor,
and Society, a more effective
J. V. Baggett speaking first
for the Negative, contended that
Compulsory Arbitration is not the
correct solution of the problem be
cause it is not perfectly sound in
theory. His leading' argument,
i i." n t: i,
R. B. Gwynn, second speaker
for the Affirmative, continued the
affirmative argument in showing
that Compulsroy Arbitration is the
remedy that should bo adopted be
cause it would bring about the de
sired results. He contended that
the- proposed law is sound in
theory because it is right in prin
ciple and just in. its application;
that it would work when applied.
J. C. Eaton, speaking last for
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IS STUDIED IN SEMINAR
The significance of American
Literature , in the thought and
ideals of our country was inter
preted by Dr. Edwin -Mims of
Vanderbilt University in five lectures-
ending Wednesday after
noon before the Seminar in Ameri
can Literature.', About thirty
juniors; and seniors, majoring in
the division .of languages and lit
eratures, were registered frir the
Dr. Mims at the start of his lec
tures warned his pupils not to be
contented with mere words.. The
idea, said he, that lies deeper than
the rhetorical phrase is the thing
that we must seize upon and hold
to. We must have imagination:
we must be able to visualiz? a
mountain or a brook or a great
thought and to make it live before
us in vivid colors.
-'In the opening lecture Dr. Minis
invited his hearers to accompany
him on a voyage of exploration.
We must have, said he, such a dis
tinct mental picture of the literary
map of our country that we may
know what every section stands
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Seniors Assemble in
Last Full Class Smoker
With an undertow of seriousness
sweeping strong in a deluge of
scintillating wit, the Senior class
met in extra, war session Monday
night for the last smoker of the
year. The gathering was primari
ly in honor of those of the class
who leave the first of the year to
enter the various branches of the
service and an atmosphere of war
pervaded the meeting. Co-eds
knitting industriously and nibbl
ing ice-cream cones between
strokes added a realistic war touch.
Dr. Edwin Mims of Vanderbilt
who is conducting an English
Seminar here was introduced by
President Y.ork as a man who still
had the Tar Heel .'spirit. Dr.
Minis said that he was glad to say
he did still have the Carolina spirit
and that the pleasant years here
always expressed themselves to
him in a line of Browning, "Gone
are they but I have them in my
heart." He urged the men to stay
in college until their government
sent for them and said that it may
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'Y" BOYS DIDN'T WIN: N. C. HIT
HER STRIDE IN SECOND
HALF, SCORE 44 TO 24
FIRST HALF ENDS IN A TIE
The Carolina basketball team
journeyed over to the metropolis
of Durham last Saturday night .
and came back with one more scalp fl
in their war bonnet, said scalp be
ing wrenched from the Durham
"Y's" by the tune of 44 to 24 af-
ter their resistance had been broken
down by superior' maiioeiiV'ering;'
The same team 'that'tok T)vdL
ham's measure ' iii so' "decisif e' ' a
manner the recpedirig 'Ttiesduy:
night again started the 'game 'tot
Carolina. But things ' !1-yere';'iiot'
going exactly rightai;'' least''' nb'tl
in the first Half. ' At the 'ferfd''f'
the first half of the game the 'sc'r'
stood 15 to 15." 'At titfS ftrribt'urU
Dr. Peacock "tdolf cha rg?; :'of ( tne
ship and ejected into the 'rrien 'a
compound comminly ' 'kriowrij 'as
Pepo-plcnti. ' Its' effect ' was." iii-,
stantaneous.' ';-r : v1, ' .
Starting back with' k 'tusIi ihe
second half ) Carolina ' -shewed' !lier
old form and "piled up ,")oin aftpr
point, with the result that she'puJ
ed down her second! victory from
the Durhamites. Carmichaelj sub
stituting for Perry, .played 'a! kVa r
game at forward, caging -the ball
five times during the half hoUvarf
in. Lynch played his usiial'steady
game. For Durham,sMafigiim'!pur
up the best game. The' garo -was
characterized' bv" niimerousbfoiilsi
on the part of lxth teams, and 'by
continued arguing from the Yl 'M.
C. A. i-y ...
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before the holidays. ; ! ;f -.i;'''
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Perry 1, Carmichacl 5,iipfert 2,'
Tennent 3, Cuthbertson 1,. Man1
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Chapel Hill Globe- Trotters
Professor Collier Cobb and
Messrs. .Teff Bynuni and J. 'E.
Montgomery leave on a geological
hike next Thursday which takes'
thern down as far as Santiago,
Cuba just a mere jaunt.' The
party is to visit the iron mines of
the Spanish-American Mining Co.
as the guest of De Bermere Whit
akcr, an alumnus of the Univer
sity ;-' J '
The trip will cover a period of
two weeks, including the time of
travel. Their route takes them via
Xew York on the way out, tut bj
way. of Jacksonville, Florida, on
the return juorney. ' "